Meijer just celebrated their third annual "Very Merry Meijer" event by surprising an unsuspecting customer in each of their 230 stores by paying for their entire shopping cart filled with gifts and groceries at checkout.

Some Christmas traditions are more fun than others, but it would be safe to say we'd all like to experience "Very Merry Meijer."

Meijer randomly selected the 230 customers and paid for their items on Dec. 10. They also gave a $100 Meijer gift card to the cashier helping the customer.

The customer also received a $100 Meijer gift card to pay it forward to a charitable organization, or a family or individual in need.

"We are very appreciative of our customers and team members, and wanted to find a special way to wish them a very Merry Christmas," Executive Chairman Hank Meijer said.

Shopping carts ranged in value from $400 to more than $1,000.