Piggly Wiggly and South Carolina State Parks Partner on Annual Passport

Piggly Wiggly and the South Carolina Park Service are teaming up this Christmas season to give their customers a great deal on an annual State Park Passport.

Piggly Wiggly customers can get a 20 percent discount on an annual pass at Piggly Wiggly stores in the Lowcountry and the Midlands. The pass is good for everyone in your family or in your vehicle.

“We really are excited to have Piggly Wiggly as a partner in this promotion,” Duane Parrish, Director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT), said in a news release.

“And let me stress that this really is a great deal for Piggly Wiggly customers. If you are a family of four visiting Charles Towne Landing just three times during the year, the passport pays for itself!”

Piggly Wiggly will sell three different park passports. Customers will get a voucher at the store and can redeem it for a park passport at any state park.

The voucher can be redeemed any time in 2013. That’s important because it means current park passport holders can redeem their voucher whenever their current passport expires.

“Piggly Wiggly has been “Local Since Forever” and the beautiful natural resources showcased and preserved in South Carolina’s State Parks have truly been around forever.  The Pig family saw this partnership as a great opportunity to give our customers a significant admission discount to South Carolina State Parks,” said David Schools, President and CEO of Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company.

Hunting Island is South Carolina’s single most popular state park, attracting more than a million visitors a year, as well as a vast array of land and marine wildlife. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

“Providing additional value to our customers builds loyalty to Piggly Wiggly, and if our partnership with SCPRT brings more South Carolinians into our state’s wonderful parks, it will be an exciting result.”

A great Christmas present could be the Park Passport Plus. The 20 percent discount means the cost drops from $99 to just under $80. Not only is it good at all 47 state parks, customers get a copy of the state park coffee table book, Beautiful Places, and many other free benefits at state parks.

Lowcountry residents will probably want to buy the Statewide Passport good at all 47 state parks. The 20 percent discount means the price is only $60.

Midlands’ residents will most likely be interested in the Inland Park Passport good at 42 parks (excluding 5 coastal parks). The 20 percent discount means the price is only $40.

“If you live anywhere along the coast, the Piggly Wiggly discount really is a great deal for you” says South Carolina State Park Director Phil Gaines.

“Our regular visitors come by places like Myrtle Beach State Park and Huntington Beach State Park 20 to 30 times a year. The savings really add up quickly when you think about each visit costs $5 a person.”

Details

South Carolina State Parks

Stunning forested mountains and towering waterfalls, blackwater rivers and scenic inland lakes, white sand beaches and ancient island shores, treasured American historic sites and priceless cultural treasures.

With more than 80,000 acres of protected lands from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the sand dunes of the Atlantic, South Carolina State Parks protect some of the most inviting natural, cultural and recreational destinations in the US.

At scenic State Parks, you’ll find the best boating, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking in South Carolina. One of the original 13 Colonies, South Carolina’s significant contributions to American history are brought to life in historic parks throughout the state.

A popular family, sporting, and group vacation destination, South Carolina State Parks feature cabins and villas, campgrounds, picnic areas, meeting rooms, and even equestrian stables.

Phone: (803) 734-1700 or (866) 224-9339 (toll free)

Website: southcarolinaparks.com

Park Passport Rules & Benefits: southcarolinaparks.com/park-passport

Piggly Wiggly

Take it from Mr. Pig: When it comes to value and freshness, you can’t beat Piggly Wiggly.

Piggly Wiggly, America’s first true self-service grocery store, was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916 by Clarence Saunders.

Today, with over 600 stores in 17 states, Piggly Wiggly brings home the bacon for millions of American families.

Website: pigglywiggly.com

Worth Pondering…

Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,

—Gus Kahn, 1922

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