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Free ticket to N.C. State Fair on Thursday with canned food donation!

Posted October 22, 2014

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Get a great deal on admission to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, 10/23 with a canned food donation! The Food Lion canned veggies are on sale this week and when you donate 5 cans on 10/23, you get in for free!

October 23: Food Lion Hunger Relief Day

The annual Hunger Relief Day is Thursday, October 23. Bring five cans of Food Lion brand food to the N.C. State Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23, and you will receive one free admission ticket.

SALE: Select Food Lion canned veggies are on sale for .68 per can. Buy 5 for $3.40 plus tax. Donate the 5 cans at the State Fair entrance on 10/23 and you get in for for just the cost of the canned food!  Regular admission for ages 13 - 64 is $9.00 per person, so this is a great deal!

The donated food will go to the The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. They will distribute the cans to those in need in a 34 county area surrounding Raleigh.This is a fantastic way to get a super discount on fair admission AND help your neighbors in need!

For more information on the Food Lion Hunger Relief Day, head to their website.


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Oct 22, 2014

    Pseudonym - That is very true. You notice that I will NOT be working the WRAL tent on Thursday. :-)

  • Pseudonym Oct 22, 2014

    Just remember, everybody likes something for free. Everybody. E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y. So be prepared for extreme crowds and long lines.