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Food Lion deals 3/7 - Double Coupon Event!

Posted March 6, 2012


The big news this week is that Food Lion is doubling coupons for the first time EVER in the Triangle area! This promotion will last 2 weeks. Read below for the coupon policies. For a list of participating stores, click the first link in the box to the left. Thanks again to Steph for the ad preview on Monday! Please post any other deals you find!


Coupon policy during Food Lion Double Coupon Event:

*Food Lion will double coupons with a face value of .99 or less. This means that 75-cent coupons will double to $1.50 and 50-cent coupons will double to $1.00.
*Coupons will double up to the cost of the item. They will not give overage.
*You can double up to 20 coupons per day.
*The maximum number of identical coupons you can double appears to be 20, according to the media representative with whom I spoke. This means that if you have 10 of the same coupon, you can buy 10 of the required product indicated on the coupon and all 10 coupons should double (as long as the coupons are .99 or less face value).
*The coupons from the in-store coupon kiosk will not double.
* BOGO items ring up at half price so if you only buy 1, it rings at half price. You can use a coupon on each BOGO sale item.

E-Coupons: You can now load manufacturer’s coupons to your Food Lion MVP card and when they scan your card at the register and you buy the qualifying items, the discount will come off automatically. I spoke with corporate and they confirmed that these are manufacturer’s coupons and not to be combined with hard copy manufacturer’s from the newspaper and other sources. She said their policy is only coupon per product. No e-coupons will double. Go to for more information.

Easter Seals Promotion 2/15 – 3/13: Donate $1 at checkout and get $9.50 in coupons. The ad does not specify what type of coupons so if you head to the store, please let us know if they are store or manufacturer coupons and what they are for. I’ll try to get by there today to check them out (and pick up some .99/lb grapes!).

3 Day sale – starts Friday at 8 AM

Bounty Basic or Regular paper towels 6 roll $4.99 limit 4 - .25 coupon from 3/4 PG = $4.49

Charmin Bath tissue 6 mega, 12 big or 16 basic $5.99 limit 4 - .25 coupon from 3/4 PG insert = $5.49
If you received the P&G Sampler box in the mail this week (I received mine on Monday) there is a coupon book with coupons in it including $1 off Charmin making the bath tissue $4.99.

Dawn dishwashing liquid 19-24 oz 2/$5 - .50 coupon from P&G booklet in Sampler boxes = $1.50

Mr. Clean magic eraser bath scrubber or Febreze Air 2/$5 - .50/1 Mr Clean and Febreeze coupons from 3/4 PG insert = $1.50

Cascade Action Pacs 20 ct. or swiffer small refills (12-16 oz) $3.99 – Cascade Action pacs coupon from P&G Sampler coupon book = $2.99

Sales Good All Week


Limes 5 for $1

Green peppers 2 for $1.00

Green grapes .99/lb – a good price!

Zucchini or yellow squash $1.29/lb

Dole or Fresh Express salad blends BOGO - .50 Dole coupon when you Like them on Facebook HERE

Grape tomatoes BOGO

Strawberries, 1 lb , $2.00

Yellow Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99


My Essentials spiral sliced ham, .99/lb – good price!

Holly Farms drumsticks and thighs value pack .99/lb

Holly Farms bone-in chicken breast 50% off

London Broil 50% off

Swai fillets $2.99/lb

Great Fish flounder or whiting fillets, 2 lb bag, $4.99

Food Lion shrimp, 16 oz, frozen BOGO

Land o frost deli shaved lunch meats 2/$5 - .55/1 coupon from 2/19 RP (if this is the 1 lb package)

Food Lion fresh Virginia or Honey Ham from the Deli, $3.99/lb – a decent price if you buy deli meat

Dairy & Frozen

Food Lion cottage cheese , 16 oz, BOGO

Land O Lakes spreadable butter B1G1

Yoplait Yogurt 10/$6 - .40/6 coupon from 2/5 GM = .47 each

Pillsbury Grands Biscuits 3/$5 - .30/2 coupon from 2/5 and 1/8 GM = 1.36 each

My Essentials pepperoni pizza, 6.5 oz, .69 each

Bird’s Eye Voila BOGO - $1.85/1 printable coupon on HERE recently

Palermo’s Pizza BOGO - $1/2 Palermos coupon HERE

Ore Ida Potatoes 2/$5 - $1 coupon from Penguin coupon display found in many Lowes Foods and HT stores right now = $1.50

De Wafelbakkers Pancakes 2/$5 - $1 coupon when you Like them on Facebook HERE


Vlasic Relish $0.99 - .75/1 coupon from 1/29 SS = FREE

Welch's Grape Jelly or Jam 2/$4 - .55/1 coupon from 2/12 RP = .90 each

French's Yellow Mustard 14 oz 5/$5 - .30/1 coupon from 1/22 SS = .40

My Essentials soda, 2 ltr, .83

7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, 2 ltrs., .99

Quaker Cap'n Crunch Cereal B1G1 - $1/3 coupon from 2/26 Pepsico insert

Fritos Corn Chips or Cheetos 2/$5 - $1.50/3 coupon from 2/26 Pepsico insert = $2 each

Bulls-eye BBQ Sauce 18oz B1G1

Vlasic Pickle Sspears 24 oz B1G1 - .75 coupon from 1/29 SS

Emerald Cashews, Mixed nuts, Almonds B1G1 - $1.50/2 coupon from 1/29 RP

Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes 10/$10 - .50/2 coupon from 2/5 GM insert = .50 each

Kelloggs Pop tarts 2/$4.50 - $1/3 coupon from ¾ RP or $1/2 coupon from store shelves (if the Pop-Tarts mini crisps are also on sale, use the .50 coupon from ¾ RP and total will be $1.25)

Atkins Shake & Bars B1G1 - $1 coupon from 1/1 SS

Campbell's Soup at Hand 2/$3 - .50/2 from 1/8 SS = $1 each

Doritos 2/$6 - .75/2 coupon from 2/26 Pepsico insert = $2.25 each

Keebler Chips Deluxe 2/$5 - .55/2 coupon from 2/19 RP = $1.95 each

Lays potato chips 2/$6 - .75/2 Lay’s Kelltle Chips, if included

Non Food

Snuggle Fabric Softener 32 oz $2.99 – .50/1 coupon from 3/4 RP = $1.99

Old Spice body wash $3.79 - .50/1 coupon from 3/4 PG = $2.79 (too much to pay for body wash)

Crave Cat treats 4/$5 – BOGO coupon from 2/5 RP = .63 each


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  • aewagner87 Mar 12, 2012

    when exactly does the super doubles end?

  • paintbananas Mar 11, 2012

    I'm pretty sure my $1 coupons were doubling Friday night and today. From what I can tell on my receipt, it looks like one $1 coupon doubled - but for 99 cents, not just $1? That's the only thing I can think of, because I have one coupon that says "Doubled Coupon $.99" and I didn't use a 99 cent coupon.

    My favorite deal today was Texas Toast croutons on close-out at my FL for $1 - .40 coupon doubled = .20!

  • michellewimmer Mar 10, 2012

    I have to share! I went to FL in Zebulon today. My total before MVP and q was $147. My totaled paid was $46!! I have NEVER had that good of a trip at FL! I got 3 packages of staeks, lots of yogert, cereal, soup, mustard, icecream, pads, body wash, cheese, drinks, relish, toothpaste, and frozen biscuits

  • jkc0426 Mar 9, 2012

    Last week I donated $1 to the Easter Seals Disability Services and received the following coupons.
    $1/1 Oreo Cookies
    $1/2 Kraft Dressing
    $1/1 Maxwell House
    $1/1 belVita Breakfast Biscuit.
    These were all Manufacturer Coupons.
    I received 4 "retailer" coupons. $2/2 Pantene, Herbal Essence, Aussie or Head and Shoulders Shampoo, Conditioner or Styling Aids, .50/1 Cascade $2/2 Crest Toothpaste $1/1 Pamper Baby Wipes. The manufacturer coupons double, the store coupons do not. These all expire 3/31

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 9, 2012

    Regarding the Vlassic coupons, not every paper gets the same coupons. I think mine came in the SS insert that was in our Saturday Wall Street Journal. Looks like it was not in the N&O. It was in other areas of the country though and can be ordered from clipping services. Sorry for any confusion. I didn't realize mine didn't come from the N & O since it was already clipped and in my binder. I should have checked the Coupon Database. :-)

  • tiffh Mar 9, 2012

    I had a good food lion trip the other day. I was at the one in knightdale and all my coupons doubled that were .99 or under. I even got a few free 2 liters from the coupons that print out when you check out.

  • je0205su Mar 8, 2012

    I could not find that one either, looked several times.

  • savinlady Mar 8, 2012

    aeferrell- although I can not help- I also have had the same problem. I have looked through the insert indicated to have the vlasic coupon and can't find it (I mean looked through numerous times front to back and back to front)...I thought I was going crazy.

  • bjflynn05 Mar 8, 2012

    My Food Lion in Clarksville, VA had a system error with the registers but it was a good one manufacturer coupons above .99 were doubling I had a $1.50 and a $2 coupon double and the Assistant Customer Service Manager told me she had a $5 coupon double but it may be fixed soon

  • Nancy Mar 8, 2012

    Well, I am pleased! Did a FL run today (the one on Holly Springs Rd near Ten Ten that was supposed to have opened as a Bloom but changed before they opened...)

    Had a raincheck for the HF boneless/skinless chicken breasts from last week for $1.79 lb and bought 4 packages of that, three Land O Lakes spreadable butter, two Coffee Mate Bliss creamer, two Kraft Fresh Takes, 1 French's mustard, 1 two liter Dr. Pepper and a 6 pack bottles of Diet coke and it came to $24, was just shy of $40 before coupons.

    When I scanned my card, I got a $4/$40 or more purchase and even though I was not quite at $40, they took it :)