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HOT Food Lion yogurt deal!

Posted January 13, 2012

There is a fantastic deal at Food Lion right now making their My Essentials brand 6 oz. yogurt singles super cheap!

The yogurt is part of the Store Brand Super Sale, which works like this:

Buy 4 store brand items, Save $1 off next order (in the form of a coupon for $1 off your next order. You do not save $1 on that transaction)
Buy 6 store brand items, Save $1.50 off next order
Buy 8 store brand items, Save $2.00 off next order
Buy 10 store brand items, Save $2.50 off next order
Buy 20 store brand items, Save $5.00 off next order
Buy 40 store brand items, Save $10.00 off next order

Basically, you save .25 off each item after reward. It does not come off at the register during that transaction, but you get a coupon with the reward that you can use on the next transaction.

Here's how the yogurt deal works:

The yogurt sells for .22 each every day.

I bought 8 containers of yogurt for .22 each plus tax. I paid $1.76 plus 4 cents tax for a total of $1.80.

I then bought 8 more and 1 packet of Kool-Aid (.25 each). I bought the Kool-Aid so I had more than $2 total and could use the $2 register coupon from the previous transaction with no beeping.

The total after coupon came to 1 cent!

I then did the transaction again buying another 8 yogurts and a Kool-Aid packet and using the $2 register coupon that I received from the transaction before and the total was again 1 cent! So, for $1.80 I bought 24 yogurts making them 7 cents each and 2 Kool-Aid lemonade packets (that I will make with Truvia for the kids to enjoy with their yogurt after school today)!

We each usually eat a yogurt container per day so the 24 containers will last us about a week - for only $1.82!  They make great smoothies with skim milk, 1/2 a frozen banana (optional), a little crushed ice and the container of yogurt. Delicious for a snack or breakfast.

I also lile that there are a bunch of different flavors including peach, raspberry, blueberry, honey, vanilla, strawberry, mixed berry, strawberry cheesecake, cherry vanilla, lemon, key lime and many more.

AND I have another $2 register coupon from the last transaction to roll into buying more yogurt next week when we run out of this stash. The Store Brand Super Sale goes through February 7th so we will be eating nearly free yogurt for weeks!

***Important***  Before you have the cashier ring up the yogurts, make sure the coupon machine is working. Ask him or her if the coupon printer has been printing out coupons today. If not, you may want to go to a different register.  If your coupon does not print out, go to customer service and they should give you a gift card for the amount of the register coupon.


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  • thrift Jan 14, 2012

    Thanks for letting us know all the yogurt contains aspartame. My oldest son breaks out in a rash when whenever he eats food containing it. You saved me a trip to FL.

  • boomer3145 Jan 14, 2012

    Found a recipe on Quaker Oats site for Low Fat Chewy Fruit & Oatmeal Bars. It uses vanilla or plain yogurt.

  • HappyGirl08 Jan 14, 2012

    I went after work yesterday so here is how I did. Got there and someone had left a 1.00 off your next order on the self check out catalina stand so, I took it. The cashier was getting ready to toss it out anyway so he gave it to me.
    Transaction 1: 8 yogurts and the 1.00 coupon I paid .78
    Transaction 2: 8 yogurts and an apple, minus the 2.00 coupon from tran 1, I paid .42.
    Transaction 3: head of lettuce and bananas minus the 2.25 coupon from transaction 2 (and I'm not sure how i got that but ok) I paid .06!!

    woo hoo!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 13, 2012

    Great job on your savings, indianangel! Getting the kids involved with couponing is a wonderful idea.

    skisx, the promotion lasts until February 7th and the regular price of the yogurt is 22 cents each every day.

  • indianangel2025 Jan 13, 2012

    going to getting my yogurt tommorrow. Thanks Faye!!! I took Faye's class in Smithfield before Christmas and I have to tell you I have saved alot more since the class. I was already a couponer but the class opened my eyes to alot that I was doing wrong. I can know say that I have cut my grocery bill in half and then some. We are a family of 7 and its helped alot to be able to save on groceries and other items. The kids are even learning to coupon w/me. One of my teenage daughters was excited to get her shampoo and conditioner free last week.

  • Eagleland Jan 13, 2012

    Creationstayion: same here. No aspartame, but thanks Faye for sharing so others can take advantage. Its a great deal. Wish they had regular ones without artificial sweeteners.

  • skisx3 Jan 13, 2012

    How long does this deal last?

  • t0tAlChA0s Jan 13, 2012

    Wow, makes me wish someone in my house liked yogurt! Enjoy! =)

  • creationstation3 Jan 13, 2012

    Thanks,Faye.That was a quick response!!! I thought that was the case, but I wanted to make sure. It's such a good deal, but I'll have to pass on this one.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 13, 2012

    It contains aspartame. The only kind I have seen in FL is the nonfat with artificial sweetener.