The only grocery store options I have near me are Food Lion, Piggly Wiggly and Walmart. My favorite is Food Lion, so I tend to just concentrate my efforts there. If I can figure out what is a good deal and really stock up when the prices are their lowest, I can do just about as well at one place as I can at the other. I realize that Walmart price matches, so that might be an option I would want to pursue at some point. Piggly Wiggly has the best meat prices, so I'm thinking of doing a meat stock up shopping trip there occasionally.
There is a great stock up deal at Food Lion this week that I want to share with you.
Buy 5 select My Essentials or Food Lion items get $5.00 off instantly. There is a limit of 5 items per shopping trip. Since I am near a Food Lion about 6 days a week, I intend to do this deal several times. All of these items would be excellent items to donate to a food pantry or to stock up our own pantries with.
These are the items that you can choose from and the final price AFTER the $1.00 is subtracted from each item.
My Essentials Peanut Butter - $1.00
Food Lion Snack Mix - $1.00
Food Lion Tortilla Chips - $1.00
My Essentials Salsa - $1.00
My Essentials Snack Crackers - $1.00
The 2 pound large boxes of My Essentials Spaghetti - $1.00
My Essentials Grape Jelly - 77 cents
My Essentials Strawberry Preserves - $1.00
My Essentials Tasteeos or Shredded Wheat Cereal - $1.00
My Essentials Raisin Bran or Crispy Rice Cereal - 97 cents
Food Lion Instant Oatmeal - $1.00
My Essentials Pancake Syrup - $1.00
One of the Food Lion Internet Coupons for the week is 75 cents off any cereal. Combine that with one of the cereals included in the above deal and you get a box of cereal for 25 cents or 23 cents. CLICK HERE to print the coupons.
Some of the other coupons that would be good to use are : 75 cents off any juice, 40 cents off My Essentials Tuna, 55 cents off turkey bacon, and 50 cents off 48 count My Essentials Tea Bags.
I always scan my MVP card at the machine when going in the store. Lately I've gotten several coupons good on the store brand of pantry staples, such as butter, pasta, sugar, ketchup, eggs and bread. I always go ahead and use these which helps me stock up on staples at a great price, even if its only one item at a time!
One other item I plan to stock up on this week are the 24 ounce bags of Pictsweet vegetables on sale for $2.50. These are the larger bags. If you have ever grown, picked, shelled and froze butterbeans (lima beans to the non-southerner), like we did when I was growing up, you would know that $2.50 for a big bag of them is pretty good. I would gladly pay $2.50 per large bag, in exchange for not having to pick butterbeans on a hot July day and then have to shell and freeze them! I like the lima beans because you can pour out the amount needed and keep the rest in the freezer until needed. They are good in vegetable soup, cooked with smoked sausage, or alone as a side vegetable. I am assuming this sale applies to other vegetables, but I'm not sure which ones are included.
The 12 pack of Cottonelle double rolls are $6.99 and a $1.00 off coupon is supposed to print at the machine at the front of the store. I don't know how many sheets are on these rolls, but if you are loyal to Cottonelle, this might be a good deal for you.
*** NOTE ... I am in no way compensated by or affiliated with Food Lion. I only did this post to share good deals with the few people who read my blog who might benefit from it What I think is a good deal, might not be a good deal to you.