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Food Lion Deals: Tomatoes, Ragu, ham and more!

Posted December 12, 2012


Food Lion deals this week include tomatoes, ham, cabbage, Ragu pasta sauce, Stove top and more! 


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 1 coupon per product. No e-coupons will double. Click HERE for more information.

Joy it Forward opportunity: Support the Hunger has a Cure Food Box campaign at Food Lion stores by purchasing a $4.99 food box or making a donation at the register. Donations go to Feeding America and local food banks.

Gift card promo: Buy $50 or more in participating gift cards and save $5 instantly (with min. $5 grocery purchase)
Participating cards shown in the ad include Aeropostale, iTunes, Olive Garden, Toys R Us, Regal theaters and more!

Weekly e-mailed coupons: Food Lion printable coupons for this week include:

$1 Off any one (1) DOLE® Salad Blend or All Natural Salad Kit

75¢ Off any one (1) Food Lion Brand Egg Nog (32-64 oz)

$.55 Off one (1) Food Lion Wheat Crackers

$.55 Off one (1) Food Lion or Taste Of Inspirations Block Cheese

$2 Off a $10 purchase in the meat department

$1 Off a $5 purchase of any my essentials items

$1 Off a $5 purchase of any Food Lion Brand paper products (plates, cups, wrap, tissue, etc.)

Click HERE to print the coupons.

$5 off coupon in the ad for a Food Lion Deli Platter $30 or more, expires 1/1/13


Green cabbage, .48/lb

Mangoes, .89 each

Hass avocados, .99 each

Iceberg lettuce, .99 each

Red Vine cluster tomatoes, .99/lb – good price

Yellow or zucchini squash, $1.38/lb

Anjou pears, $1.39/lb

White potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.50


Chicken thighs or drumsticks, value pack, .99/lb

Smithfield Shank portion ham, limit 2, .99/lb - $2 coupon from 12/9 SS or 10/7 SS or $2 off $8 coupon from 11/11 SS

My essentials spiral sliced ham, limit 2, $1.19/lb – good price

Smithfield spiral ham, limit 2, $1.69/lb - $2 coupon from 12/9 SS or 10/7 SS or $2 off $8 coupon from 11/11 SS

Boneless chuck roast, $2.99/lb

Food Lion shrimp, BOGO

Jimmy Dean roll sausage, 16 oz., $2.50 - .55/1 coupon from 12/2 RP

Food Lion Canadian Maple or Black Forest Ham from the deli or Deli Turkey or Chicken breast, $4.99/lb

Dairy & Frozen

Pillsbury pie crust refrigerated, 2-pack, $2.50 - .50/2 from 11/18 SS and .75/2 e-coupon (better deal at Harris Teeter)

Eggos, $2.59 - $1 coupon for special varieties from HERE = $1.59

Mrs. Smith’s pies, 37 oz, BOGO, limit 2 free - $1 coupon from 11/18 SS


Stove Top Stuffing, .99 - $1/2 coupon from 12/9 SS = .49 each

Idahoan Instant potatoes, 4 – 4.1 oz., 5 for $5 - .55/3 printable coupon on

My essentials mac and cheese box, .67

Knorr pasta or rice sides, $1 - .50/2 coupon from = .75 each

Coke products including Sprite, BOGO - $1/4 coupon from 12/9 SS

Green Giant canned veggies, BOGO

My essentials cranberry sauce, 14 oz., .99

Ragu pasta sauce, 16 – 26 oz., 3 for $5 - $2/3 coupon from the in-store coupon kiosk = 3 for $3 (a good buy)

Food Lion canned fruit, various $1.00

Keebler Ready Pie Crust
Sale: $1.69
Coupon: .50 coupon from HERE , .75/3 coupon from 11/11 RP, .50/2 coupon from Smart Shopper coupon link in box above
Total after .50/1 coupon = $1.19 (better deal at Harris Teeter)

Nabisco crackers, select premium, $2 - $1/2 coupon from 11/11 SS = $1.50 each

Kraft mayo or Miracle Whip, 30 oz., $3 - $1/2 coupon from 12/9 SS = $2.50 each

Campbell’s gravy, BOGO

Mt. Olive pickles, various 24 oz., BOGO - .50/1 from 11/18 SS

Utz white tortilla chips, BOGO



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  • sdoss1 Dec 14, 2012

    My free item this week was my essentials orange juice 64 oz

  • DianeNC Dec 13, 2012

    Faye - since my local Food Lion is just minutes away from where I live, I always just pop in there if only to get my print out of coupons for the week from their kiosk. (Hate that they don't do double-coupons, so do most of my actual shopping up the road at HT.) Most that shop there don't realize that the sheet of coupons that print out are both FL and manufacturer coupons - I end up using the manufacturer coupons I get there over at HT, LOL.

    You're right though, Faye, I have been hitting their kiosk more often since this free item promotion started, so that could be why it's only spitting out a quarter of a sheet with just two coupons on them. Just never had that happen before, so it caught me off guard.

  • Blue Devil Woman Dec 13, 2012

    Has anyone heard about Food Lion having chicken breast buy one get one free. A friend of mine said she saw and ad for it on TV.

  • Blue Devil Woman Dec 13, 2012

    Food lion has crescent rolls or cinnamon rolls 3 for $6.00 and when you buy this you get a free dozen large eggs. I have coupons to save 50 cents on 2 crescent rolls or save 50 cents on 2 cinnamon rolls. Using one of the coupons will make each item about 1.37 each. Would this be a good deal?

  • straitlover1965 Dec 13, 2012

    I got a free doz eggs on Sunday. Of course, I had just bought a 2-pk of 18 ct eggs at Costco, so I'm set for eggs for awhile, LOL!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 13, 2012

    Clinton - you are the big winner so far! I'd love to get the free eggs!

    DianeNC - how often are you going to FL each week? If you are scanning your card 3 or 4 times a week, that may be the issue. I may go once a week for a couple items but it's usually more like every 2 weeks. Each time I go, there is a full page of coupons.

  • luvstoQ Dec 13, 2012

    Just received a Q yest. for a free box of DH cake mix. Didn't specify size or price so I picked up our favorite - *Decadent chocolate cake* - yummy! ;-)

  • clinton28328 Dec 13, 2012

    I think the first week was shredded cheese, last week a dozen eggs. I found a free bag of lays potato chip Q in the parking lot and went back in & used it. Food Lion doesn't seem to be card specific with their Qs so be on the lookout around the store and parking lot.

  • carelesswhisper Dec 13, 2012

    I got free My Essentials shredded cheese.

  • theCouponDiva Dec 13, 2012

    I have yet to receive a free product myself. I wonder how they determine which customers get the free products?