Picture of Shari meeting Marcel Reece

What It’s Like to Meet Oakland Raider Marcel Reece

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There’s a lot going on this time of year between all the holidays, family gatherings and of course, game day. So it’s always important to get things prepared a bit with some pre-season shopping. I headed over to Nob Hill Foods in Alameda on Monday to do just that, and meet Oakland Raiders Fullback Marcel Reece (number 45) who was there with Proctor & Gamble (P&G) to greet shoppers and sign items. Keep reading for a full look at the event, and to enter my P&G Prize Pack Giveaway!

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Marcel Reece teamed up with P&G to share ways people can get ready for game day by chatting with fans and signing footballs and pictures. Nob Hill Foods shoppers who spent $25 or more that day got a free mini NFL football! Several P&G staff passed out samples of Tide, Crest, Pantene and Gain then offered shoppers the chance to spin a wheel to win more fun items. I picked up a few samples I’ve been wanting to try and took S over to meet Marcel and get our official NFL mini football signed. She fell asleep just before we got to the store (it was a 45 minute or so drive) so she was a little grumpy and shy but Marcel was so sweet to her. This was S’ first time meeting a football player so even though she started out with a bad attitude it was so great that Marcel was positive and able to show her how neat it is to meet a football player.

Marcel Reece with mom and her son

I honestly am such a bad football fan because I didn’t know much about Marcel before meeting him. But, I left knowing he must be an amazing dad (like better than a lot of dads I’ve seen and certainly better than 85% of the adults that try to talk to my daughter thinking they know how to talk to children). There were actually a lot of kids in line to see Marcel Reece and one little girl was so excited to meet him that she started to cry. He gave her a big hug and let her sit next to him for a while as he signed more autographs from fans in line. I wish I had gotten a photo of it because it was such a sweet moment! Marcel was incredibly patient with all the kids . . . and us bloggers who kept coming up asking for more photos haha (see below for our group pic).

group photo of bloggers and marcel

Through it all, Marcel just kept smiling. He was definitely the right football player for P&G to host at the store that day. I can’t imagine anyone nicer to come out and represent his team for all of the Nob Hill Shoppers to see. Most people would start to smile less like 15 minutes in, but Marcel Reece seemed genuinely happy to see everyone who came out to meet him, and was more than happy to sign whatever people brought in.

Marcel smiles while signing


Seeing the giant stack of Charmin and Bounty at the event reminded me that I need to restock those two very important items in my home, but I’m also glad that I snagged a few samples for other items I haven’t tried yet!

If you didn’t get a chance to join me at the Marcel Reece meet and greet on Monday you can still be part of the fun — P&G is sponsoring a Game Day Prize Pack! This pack is filled with everything you need to get your home ready for the big day. From Olay body wash and Crest toothpaste to keep you on point in the hygiene department when guests arrive, to Febreeze to freshen up the home, Cascade  Action Packs to clean up all the dirty dishes, Tide Pods for pesky game day stains, and a $50 gift card to Raley’s/Nob Hill/Bel Air for any last-minute treats you amy need. Exact item types from the pack are not pictured, but I tried to get fairly close. Check out the pic then enter below for your chance to win! Collage showing all of the items you can win in the prize pack

P&G Game Day Prize Pack

Entry Rules: Winner must be a U.S. resident age 18 years or older to win. No spam accounts, all entries will be verified. Prize can not be substituted or sold. Winner will be drawn on Dec. 27, 2015 and notified via email on Dec. 28, 2015. Winner will have 24 hours to respond to email before a new winner is chosen. Savvy Every Day is not held accountable for lost or stolen prizes.

Prize Pack Includes:

· $50 Raley’s/Nob Hill Foods gift card
· Tide PODS
· Olay Body Wash
· Cascade Action Pacs
· Febreze Air Effects
· Crest Toothpaste

All photos of me in this post were taken for me by Dawn Harris. All other photos were taken by me.

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  1. I met him at another fundraiser event in Oakland, genuine good guy

  2. Trisha McKee says:

    We celebrate with snacks and usually movies since my daughter and I do not always watch the games (unless we have friends over).

  3. Game day means board games and fun. Football is not for us.
    Thanks for the contest.

  4. Amy Deeter says:

    We have snacks and wear our game shirts for game days ! It’s so much fun !

  5. Stephanie Larison says:

    My husband is wayyyy into football so he makes a huge deal every Sunday, lol. I’m always cooking up game day snacks. His fave are those little weenies in bbq sauce. We have chicken wings pretty often, too.

    1. Thanks for entering, Stephanie! You’ll be able to get even more weenie dogs and wings if you win lol.

  6. joe gersch says:

    My family eats and watches the game

  7. Donna Moore says:

    Love your blog! Your contest are fun to enter!