Thursday, June 18, 2009

Unbelievable Produce Deals at Food Lion

People tell me all the time, "I don't clip coupons because they are for things I don't need". Well this week and next week, I will show you how to get some great deals on produce. Food Lion has a coupon out for $2 off of $5 of produce. Here is the thing about Food Lion that you might not know, when they have a coupon like that, the $5 amount is the pre-sale price. So if something is on sale for 1/2 price, you could get $2.50 worth of produce, subtract the $2 coupon and walk out of the store with $5 worth of produce for .50. Now with that being said, print several of these coupons and plan to go to the store several times during this promotion. Don't forget to ring up twice at one time to take advantage of this coupon. FYI, some cashiers will not accept this coupon in back to back transactions because it says one print, but I ususally just tell them that my Mom gave me her coupon because she couldn't use it. Also, it is good to learn what cashiers are willing to work with you and which ones are good to avoid. Some people don't like their job and are just not nice to begin with.

Produce: So here is the coupon and here are some scenarios:

--Peaches (some ads say nectarines, so they both may be on sale) regular price is $1.99 on sale for .99, buy 2.6lbs. Your total will be $2.58 - $2 coupon = .58 for 2.6lbs of peaches. I am going to look up how to freeze these and buy a lot.

--Cantelopes, regular price is $2.99, on sale for 2/$2 buy 2 for $3 - $2 coupon = $1 for 2

--Portibella Mushrooms, regular price $2.89, buy 2 for $3.98 - $2 coupon = $1.98

--Gala Apples, regular price $1.99, buy 2.6 lbs for 3.88 - $2 coupon = $1.88

--Lemons, regular price .79/each, buy 7 for $3.50 - $2 coupon = $1.50

Food Lion Private Brand Sale: This is the last week for the Food Lion private brand promotion. That is the promotion where you get $$$ of your next order catalinas equal to .25/1 Food Lion item, when you buy 4 or more Food Lion brand products. Here are some good picks for this week:

--Part of the coupon above was for Food Lion ice cream. This should work on Food Lion Sherbert too. Sherbert is around $1.69 (check and see what other frozen FL goodies there are).

--Don't forget about last week's pasta coupon which was for $1 off Food Lion pasta, some of which is on sale for .89, so you would make .11

-- Other good picks for this: Food Lion tomato sauce in the small cans, Food Lion biscuits, Food Lion gum (if you can find any), Food Lion canned beans. . .

-- The first coupon in this post, also had coupons for Food Lion bacon and Food Lion cheese. I am not sure how much the bacon was, but the Cheese is on sale for $1.99/each - $1 on 2 Food Lion coupon = $1.50 each

Other bargains:

--Smart Option pizzas (these are individual pizzas) are a Food Lion brand, but will not produce a catalina because they don't say "Food Lion", are on sale for $.79. Buy 3 at $2.37 - $1 coupon from last weeks coupons = $1.37 for 3. Voilla -- lunch for the kids!

--You can also use that coupon on the Food Lion brand pizza (like Digiorno). Buy 3 @3.50/each = $10.50 - $1 coupon = $9.50, earn .75 towards the Food Lion brand promotion.

FYI on Food Lion Triples:

There was a rumor floating around about Food Lion tripling coupons. It is happening this weekend, but only in a test area. The test area is in Southern central and western Virginia. Too far for me, but so glad they are testing this out. Anyway, I am hopeful that if all goes well, they will consider having this type of event at all the Food Lions in the future. Triples events are how I get a lot of items for free.

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