Saturday, March 30, 2013

Food Lion Score!


While reviewing the Food Lion sale advertisement for this week, I came across a good deal on pineapple and tomatoes. 

Food Lion has 20 ounce cans of Dole pineapple on sale at 10 for $10.00. 

They also have 28 ounce cans of tomatoes priced at 3 for $3.00. 
They are also running a promotion called “The Big Deal”. The promotion states when you buy 10 items of certain product you get $5.00 off of your grocery order. 

The Dole pineapple was included in this promotion. 

Ten cans of pineapple for $10 and they take $5.00 off at the register? I’m thinking to myself, “That’s 50¢ a can!”

I went to Food Lion and bought 10 cans and checked out. 

Sure enough they honored the promotion, and the coupon machine spit out two coupons. One for 75¢ off my next grocery order and one for $1.00 off 5 cans of Dole Pineapple. 

So, I decided to do it again, thinking to myself “they won’t honor it a second time”, but they did; only I forgot to use my coupons. Darn! The coupon machine spit out another 75¢ off my next grocery order coupon. 

So, I decided to try it again. This time I bought 10 cans and used all three coupons and came out of there only paying $2.50 for 10 cans! That is like paying 25¢ per can! 

I could have kept going back, but I didn’t. In the end I bought 30 cans of pineapple and paid $12.25 or 42¢ per can. What a great deal!

Oh, and the tomatoes? 

They had one coupon in the coupon kiosk you could get when you scan your Food Lion MVP card at the entrance to the store. It is good for $1.00 off 3 cans of tomatoes. Then there is a coupon blinkie machine next to the tomatoes with coupons for $1.00 off when you buy 2, so I bought 12 cans, and ended up paying $7.00 or 58¢ per can for a 28 ounce can. 

Another great deal!

It was so exciting to keep getting in on the pineapple deal. My daughter was with me and she was grinning from ear to ear when we came out of there with the last 10 cans of pineapple for $2.50 or $2.90 with tax. 

They also were running a sale on their store brand, My Essentials, pasta in the one pound boxes for 88¢, and the one pound canisters of salt priced at 3 for $1.00. I also picked up some Hungarian paprika while I was there.  

It's kind of rare these days to come out of the grocery store with such a good deal, but it happened to us today and I was excited. 

If you have a Food Lion near you, I would try and get in on this deal. 

How about you? Have you come across any good deals lately

© Belinda Richardson and Frugal Workshop, 2011-2013.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without”


  1. Wow, great finds! I'll check and see what I can find when we go to town next week.

    1. Thanks, Shara. I was pretty tickled over this deal. :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks, Carol. Too bad they seem farther and fewer between these days.


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