Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Food Lion Deals!
Every once in a while, Food Lion has some bargains. Their "Big Deal" promotion is going on now through Oct. 25. Here's what I scored today:
4 14oz. boxes Cheerios
2 boxes Kelloggs Fiber Plus Cereal
4 Pillsbury Biscuit Sandwich
8 Yoplait Greek Yogurt
2 Pillsbury Orange Rolls
Not on their Big Deal Sale:
4 Steamfresh Vegetables
2 All Detergent
I also bought meat(discounted) and snacks for school lunches(without coupons!).
Total items: 36
Coupons Tendered: $46.86
Click here to find all of the coupon match-ups I used. There is a forum for Food Lion on WeUseCoupons.com
A few notes about shopping at Food Lion:
-Make a list of the Big Deal items you are planning to buy or grab a Big Deal Flier by the register/customer service-it has all of the Big Deal items listed for you.
-Make sure you get the right sized item(for example, there are 3 sizes of Cheerios boxes, make sure you get the one that is tagged for the Big Deal)
-The weekly ad is somewhat confusing. I really had to pay attention to what was a Big Deal item versus what was just on sale.
-Make sure you have the correct increment of items. You have to buy either 10, 20, or 30 items to get either $5, $10 or $15 back. One way to help keep track is to place ten items at a time in your reusable bags as you shop. It's easier to count ten items at a time than thirty.
Sound confusing? It's designed that way. You have to pay attention in order to get the best deals. Since I don't usually shop at Food Lion, I had to go up and down each aisle to find everything. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to shop.