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Lowes Foods deals 3/23

Posted March 23, 2011

There are some great deals this week at Lowes Foods including 25 cent PictSweet frozen veggies, 28 cent Cheez-it crackers, $1 Krunchers potato chips, $1.24 Sabra Hummus and BOGO cantaloupe!

Lowes Coupon Policy Basics:

Doubles coupons .99 or less everyday

Doubles up to 20 coupons per day

Doubles up to 4 identical coupons (must have required product to go with each coupon)

BOGO sales ring up at half price. If you just buy one, it still rings up at half price and you can still use a coupon on it! I love that policy!

Reminder: You can now add digital coupons to your Lowes Foods Reward card by going to Lowesfoods.com.

Fresh rewards e-offer: Lowes Foods water, 24 pack 16.9 oz bottles $1.88, limit 1

Produce

Red navel oranges 2 for $1

Jumbo sweet onions .99/lb

Jumbo cantaloupe BOGO for $1.74

Dole pineapple BOGO for $2.50

Meat

Chicken leg quarters, 10 lb bag for $5.50 = .55/lb

Whole pork picnic $1.19/lb

Chicken thighs or drumsticks value pack $1.19/lbz

Boneless eye of round $2.99/lb

Gwaltney hot dogs 12 oz, meat $1.00

Carolina Pride smoked sausage 1 lb BOGO for $1.89

Fisher Boy fish sticks, fish tenders, shrimp poppers, crunchy nuggets BOGO for $3.00 - .75/1 printable coupon = $1.50

Dairy & Frozen

Sabra hummus BOGO for $2.24 - $1 printable coupon = $1.24 (a very good price for this very good humus)

PictSweet Deluxe sides, 6 – 7 oz. $1.00 - .75/2 coupon from 2/13 = .25 each!

Hungry Man dinners BOGO for $2.00

Breyers ice cream, 48 oz Buy 2 Get 3 Free! Total price for 5 = $11.98 ($2.39 each)

Red Baron pizza BOGO for $3.00

Tombstone pizza $3.33

There is a promotion where you buy 4 Pillsbury cookies, crescent rolls 8 count or cinnamon rolls 8 count and get 1 dozen Lowes Foods Best large white eggs for free. There are Pillsbury coupons from 2/13 and 3/13 inserts.

Grocery

Cheez-It crackers 11.5 – 14 oz BOGO for $1.69 to $1.78 (for baby swiss crackers)- .75/1 printable coupon for the baby swiss variety = .28!

Frank’s buffalo wing sauce $2.00 - .75 coupon for Frank's Red Hot Sweet Chili Wings or Thick Sauce from 1/23 = .50

Hunt’s tomatoes 14.5 oz $1 - $1/3 coupon from All You Magazine, January

Krunchers potato chips $2.50 - .75/1 coupon from 2/27 = $1.00

Ragu pasta sauce $1.69 – coupon for free pasta when you buy 2 Ragu sauces from 2/13 insert

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes 17 oz BOGO for $2 - $1/3 coupon from 3/6 = $1.67 each

Ocean spray juice BOGO for $1.95

Lowes Foods soft drinks 12 pack 12 oz cans $2.50

Non-Food

Charmin bath tissue 9 large rolls $4.49 - .25 coupon from 2/27 = $3.99

Wisk laundry detergent $4.99 - $2 coupon from 3/6 = $2.99
 

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  • Trickat Mar 24, 2011

    "There's no point in getting 50 lbs of carrots if they'll rot before you eat them. Don't go without protein so you can get 4 cases of canned veg. Don't sacrifice your sofa and make life miserable by covering it with food stuffs."

    rcc...This is a problem I have recently recovered from - I was buying the things I needed, super cheap, sticking to the budget, but minus things like meat and parmesan cheese to go with all the noodles and sauce! When I would announce our spaghetti dinners, my poor tween got to the point where she would ask me if she would get to have burger in the sauce tonight, not cool. 6 packages of Kraft singles does not a sandwich make...

  • Oxymoron02 Mar 24, 2011

    mkdillon, if you're starting out, and if you have the time, you should do 2 separate shopping trips. The first should be a well planned stock up trip. Collect your coupons that you've matched with a great sale, head in to HT or Lowes (where the regular price IS higher), put the blinders on, grab the good deals only and GET OUT. Then, get what ever else you need to get through the week at a store with a generally better price.

    A stockpile is built over time by buying only the best deals.

    My rules for stockpiling are:

    Buy as much as you can afford, as much as you can use before it goes bad, as much as you have room to store and as much as you can without otherwise sacrificing your diet and lifestyle.

    There's no point in getting 50 lbs of carrots if they'll rot before you eat them. Don't go without protein so you can get 4 cases of canned veg. Don't sacrifice your sofa and make life miserable by covering it with food stuffs.

    Make sense?

  • momboozer Mar 24, 2011

    Nancy - I really liked the way you explained that. In the beginning I many times had to go back and find a coupon I wished I had clipped because decided I wanted it at the freebie price. I might not buy some things on a regular basis but for free or almost there are many things I would try.

  • Nancy Mar 23, 2011

    oops -

    The key is collecting a good supply of coupons, well organized and ready to match up to your shopping list based on the sale items.

    One other thing to remember - every coupon you look at you have to ask yourself "If this item was free or near free, would I buy it?" And if you answer yes, CLIP and SAVE that coupon! It costs you nothing and if a sale comes up on that item and your coupon is used, you will find your savings soar!

    While Lowes and HT are higher priced, you will find they run great sales on everything you need regularly - but the key is to buy as much when the sale is good (stockpile) and then you can sit back, keep collecting coupons and wait for the next sale and coupon match up to buy cheap again to keep your supply chain healthy.

    The key is never having to run to the store because you're out of something :) Only buy on sale with coupons :)

  • Nancy Mar 23, 2011

    mkdillon - the key to effectively using coupons is to study the store ad, match up coupons with sale items.

    In other words, buy only what is on sale that matches up with your coupons (other than basic items such as milk, fresh veggies). The key is to build a stockpile of commonly used items by taking advantage of sales & coupons with those sale items. Eventually you find you can "bridge" between sales and not have to run out weekly to buy things such as toilet paper, frozen food items, cleaners etc. That way, you never pay regular price for anything.

    It takes a couple of months of shopping like that to build a stockpile of all your basic needs (including common items like condiments, pasta, etc) but you buy what is on sale. You will find that over the course of 8 weeks, everything you normally buy comes up on a good sale and most times you have coupons to match.
    The key is collecting a good supply of coupons, well organized and ready to match up to your shopping list and those

  • mkdillon Mar 23, 2011

    I'm having trouble getting the most out of the coupons I clip. When I go to the store I can only use 2 or 3 coupons and just can't seem get into the groove. Can someone give me some ez tips. I know that Lowe's and HT doubles but their prices are higher to begin with. Also I seem to save more buying generic then I would even with a coupon. HELP.

  • Nancy Mar 23, 2011

    jz - that was the problem for me, the coupon, doubled, would have exceeded the price of the item (not on sale) by 25 cents. So she refused to double it :(

  • Trickat Mar 23, 2011

    Nancy...same for me with the overage, but they're go through when it's free or heavily discounted.

    THE worst place for not accepting coupons because the amount exceeds the cost (doubling aside) is Walgreen's. I've even spoken with the manager in Holly Springs - he suggested a cashier could adjust the price down, but the cashier's are all telling me that would be impossible. Another reason I looove Rite Aid.

  • Dr D Mar 23, 2011

    I should clarify that my experience with the Lowe's Food coupon doubling policy had nothing to do with the cashiers; my cashier was friendly and did nothing incorrectly, and another cashier helpfully pointed me to the policy when I returned to ask, after the transaction, about why the coupon did not double. It was the policy itself that surprised me.

  • Nancy Mar 23, 2011

    jz- I've had it happen to me where a coupon would NOT be doubled because it exceed the price of the item, and it was at Lowes in Holly Springs - to say I was not happy is an understatement!

    Maybe it was the one cashier who seems to analyze things too much? Anyway, I plan to ask at the CS desk next time I go in, because I'll simply tell them then that since Harris Teeter take the coupon and only credits up to the value of the item and I can get it free, I'll use my coupons there.

    Sad.

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