Did You Know About the Hidden Stuffed Animals at Trader Joe’s?
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Ever feel like you’re being watched at Trader Joe’s? 👀
Unless you’ve been bringing a very observant child with you to Trader Joe’s, you may have never noticed that your grocery shopping is taking place under the watchful eye of a hidden stuffed animal! While we can’t confirm that every TJ’s participates in this fun game of hide-and-seek, many locations do hide a stuffed animal somewhere in the store. If a child happens to find it during their shopping trip, they’ll receive a small prize!
We went looking at our local Trader Joe’s, and we found the cute bear shown above. Her name is Buttercup, and she was wearing a floral shirt and a TJ’s nametag. Our TJ’s gives out a lollipop to any child who finds Buttercup during their shopping trip!
While it’s unclear exactly when this fun tradition began, we hear that it’s been going on in some locations for years. Kids love it, and parents are grateful for something to keep their little shopping cart passengers occupied!
If your child locates the hidden animal at Trader Joe’s, just let a Crew Member know so they can claim their prize. The stuffed animals vary from store to store, but we’ve heard of kids finding penguins, monkeys, squirrels, lobsters, whales… just about any animal you can imagine!
Does your TJ’s hide a stuffed animal? Keep your eyes peeled and let us know what kind of animal you find!