press release

September 18, 2012

Jamie Miller
Giant Food of Landover, MD
(301) 341-8776
[email protected]

Giant Food Customers Now Able to Redeem Coins for No-Fee Retail Gift Cards at Coinstar Kiosks

Landover, Md. (September 18, 2012) – Customers utilizing Coinstar kiosks at all neighborhood Giant Food locations now have the option of placing the full value of their coins, without fees, onto a Giant Food gift card. In addition, customers have the option to select a gift card from a variety of national retailers and e-retailers. The gift cards are immediately activated and can be used the same day.

“Every day at Giant, we strive to offer our customers the highest levels of quality, value, and service, and offering convenience is an important factor in that equation. Coinstar kiosks are a popular destination in our neighborhood stores, and we’re very excited about the new option for customers to convert change into fee-free gift cards,” said Anthony Hucker, president, Giant Food of Landover, Md.

“We’ve based our business on finding solutions to the ongoing economic challenges facing both retailers and consumers and believe that the retailer gift card option stands out as a game-changer in the industry,” said Mike Skinner, president of Coinstar’s Coin business. “The latest among our broad range of no fee offerings, the retailer card product guarantees greater consumer flexibility. We are pleased that Giant is among the first grocery retailers to offer this fee-free option for customers redeeming their coins.”

For information regarding no fee coin counting and kiosk locations, visit

About Coinstar

Coinstar, a Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) brand, is the leader in the self-service coin-counting services and owns and operates the only multi-national, fully automated network of self-service coin-counting kiosks. The company has more than 20,000 coin-counting locations in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the United Kingdom, and since its inception, Coinstar has processed more than $30 billion in change. Coinstar makes it simple to convert coins to cash or store credit or consumers can receive no-fee coin-counting when choosing a gift card or eCertificate. For more information on Coinstar coin-counting visit and for information on Coinstar, Inc., visit

About Giant Food of Landover, Md.

Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 171 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 22,000 associates. Included within the 171 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. For more information on Giant, visit