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Food Lion deals 5/23 - 5/29

Posted May 23, 2012



Food Lion is offering some good deals on corn on the cob (.20 each - best price this wee), green peppers and cucumbers (both .69 each), chicken breast, hot dogs, and more! There may be some stuffed peppers on our menu next week! These deals are valid 5/23 – 5/29.

Food Lion Coupon Basics

Food Lion does not double coupons

They have no limits on number of coupons they will take, unless specified in the ad

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. Click HERE for more information.

Unilever Promotion: Save $5 instantly when you spend $15 on participating Unilever products OR Save $10 instantly when you spend $30 on participating products. The many participating products are listed in the ad in very small print or you can enlarge them if you use the online ad at There were Unilever coupons in the 5/20 RP this week.


Yellow or white corn, 10 for $2 (.20 each – best price this week)

Cabbage, .45/lb

Cucumbers, .69 each – good price

Green peppers, .69 each – good price

Russet potatoes, .77/lb

Sweet onions, .87/lb

Celery, .99

Cluster tomatoes on the vine, $1.49/lb

Whole mushrooms 8 oz., $1.59

Strawberries, 1 lb, $1.77 (.99 at Aldi)


Whole smoked pork picnics, $1.49/lb

Holly Farms boneless chicken breasts, $1.99/lb

Whole pork spare ribs $1.99/lb

Ground chuck, value pack, $2.49/lb

Food Lion shrimp, 16 oz., BOGO, limit 2

Ball Park meat or beef franks, 16 oz., BOGO - .75/2 coupon from 5/6 RP

Gwaltney pork sausage, 16 oz., $1.99

Dairy & Frozen

Dannon Greek yogurt, $1 - $1/5 coupon from 5/20 SS = .80 each

Sabra Hummus, 10 oz., $3.49 - $1 printable from  HERE = $2.49

Popsicles, $3.00 - $1 Yosicles coupon from 5/20 RP = $2

Breyers ice cream BOGO - .75/1 printable coupon from Breyers Facebook page (Harris Teeter has a much better deal for $1 after sale and coupon)


Castleberry hot dog chili, 2 for $1

My Essentials canned vegetables, 14.5 – 15.25 oz., .67 each

Chef Boyardee or Snack Pack pudding, 10 for $10 - $2/10 coupon from in-store coupon kiosk – 10 for $8 (.80 each)

My Essentials soda, 2 ltr., .83

Lipton tea and honey, 1.3 – 1.6 oz, $2 - $1 coupon from 5/6 RP = $1.00

Hunt’s pasta sauce, 26 oz, $1.00 ($1 is my buy price for pasta sauce)

Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, BOGO - $1/3 coupon from 5/20 SS

Heinz ketchup, 32 or 36 oz., $1.67 - .50/1 coupon = $1.17 ($1 at Harris Teeter this week)

Ball Park hot dog and hamburger buns, $1.79 - .55/1 coupon from 5/6 RP, expires 5/26 (there were also some tear pads in stores for .55/1 recently) = $1.24

Lipton family size tea bags, 24 count, (decaf not included) $2 - .40/1 coupon from 5/20 RP = $1.60

My Essentials apple juice, 64 oz, $1.87

A1 Steak Sauce, 10 oz., $3 - $1 coupon from 5/6 SS = $2.00

Kellogg’s Nutrigrain bars $2.50 - $1/2 coupon from 4/15 RP = $2 each (my buy price is $1.25 or less for a box or 5 - 8 granola bars) – same deal at Lowes and Harris Teeter

Hellman’s mayo, 30 oz., BOGO - $1 coupon from 5/20 RP

Ken’s salad dressing, 16 oz., BOGO - $1/2 coupon from 5/6 SS

My Essentials soda, 12 pack cans, 4 for $10

Non Food

Sparkle paper towels, 6-8 rolls, $4.99 - .50 coupon from 5/6 RP = $4.49

Angel Soft bath tissue, 9 mega, 12 double or 24 regular rolls, $4.99 - .45 coupon from 3/25 RP or .25 coupon from 5/30 RP

Cutter insect repellant, BOGO - $1 coupon from 5/20 RP

Huggies Little Swimmers, 10 – 12 count, $6.99 - $1.50/1 coupon from 5/20 SS = $5.49




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  • 1LloydChristmas May 24, 2012

    Going through my orders on Amazon, I realized I didn't mention that I also bought this paper trimmer:
    It was 68.26 shipped when I bought it, it's currently 77.43.

    It makes cutting printable coupons SO much easier. I originally bought a cheaper plastic one for about half the price, but it was a piece of junk. It couldn't even cut 1 page without ripping the paper. So I returned it and ordered this one instead.

    I guess if you add that into the cost of using printable coupons, it would be a fraction of a penny per page also.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 24, 2012


    That's a great idea, but not really practical for me. I don't get that much junk mail and I think I might jam up the printer trying to load a bunch of paper that's been previously folded.

    Ordering ink online can sometimes be tricky, especially if it's for a ink jet printer. Not all ink is the same, so you want to find a seller that has a good reputation. Ebay is fine but Amazon's review system is better.

    My HP branded toner cartridges cost $60+, so getting a rebuilt one that my printer recognizes as "genuine" and is on par with quality for only $13 is a pretty good deal.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 24, 2012


    I have a HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Printer. I bought it new from seller "Better Choice Online" on I actually paid 96.99 for it. It currently lists for 109.99 at the moment. Prices are always fluctuating at amazon, so you could add it to your cart and just keeping checking back. Or maybe shop around and use a website store that has a good % rebate from ebates or

    The toner cartridges I buy are here: I bought (2) 2-packs from seller "greattoners" for 26.00/2-pack shipped. That seller is currently selling a 2-pack for 22.99 shipped. Other sellers are even a little cheaper, but I would read through the reviews before ordering from them. Same goes with the printer. Good luck if you're thinking about getting one.

  • labs May 24, 2012

    You can get your printing costs down a bit more if you check your real junk mail for blank pages to print on. I have accidentally printd a coupon on the printed side and they were accepted because they scanned but it doesn't look too good.
    I have purchased ink cartridge refills on ebay and saved about $30 dollars each cartridge.

  • skisx3 May 24, 2012

    What type of laser printer do you have?

  • skkdouble May 24, 2012

    kculbertson4 We are all one BIG Coupon Team working together!

    Happy Shopping.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 23, 2012

    The Hellman's mayo is 2.25 - $1 coupon.

    It, along with the Lipton deals, are included in the $5/$15 Unilever deal.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 23, 2012

    There were Chef Boyardee $1/4 and Snack Pack pudding $1/3 coupons on recently. Now gone?

    You should be able to stack them with the $2/10 store coupon.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 23, 2012


    You have to make that judgement call. Ink jet printers can be a huge ripoff. The markup on ink is outrageous.

    I decided that if I was going to be printing coupons I HAD to buy a laser printer. Some months ago I bought a HP laser printer. I bought HP mostly because each new printer cartridge comes with a new drum. Most other laser printers the drum has to be replaced separately. I buy the toner from an seller that sells re-manufactured cartridges. The toner cost around $13 each and I can print about 1500 pages on it. So that's less than a penny per page. The paper cost me about half a penny per page. And the printer cost me $90. So if it lasts 12 months or 18000 prints (1500 per month), $90 means it cost half a penny per print. But it should last a lot longer.

    So in the end I'm only paying maybe 2 cents total per printed page.

  • 1LloydChristmas May 23, 2012

    Hefty Foam Plates & Bowls 16-55ct or Hefty Easy Grip Cups 30ct are on sale for $1.50

    $1/2 coupon in 5/13 SS