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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Bi-Lo Weekly Ad 2/10-2/16

on 2.9.2010 at 8:00pm
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These deals start Wednesday 2/10 at Bi-Lo. It’s a pretty good ad with lots of B1G1 deals. They also have over 1000 items that are on the 8 week “Price Lock” so make sure you skim the list each week for new additions. Not everything is a great price but some items are.

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Coupon Policy:
1. Most Bi-Lo store double coupons that are .60¢ or less
2. You can “stack” a store coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon
3. You do not have to buy 2 of the B1G1 items to get the sale price
4. If you do buy two B1G1 items use 2 coupons if you have them
5. Some stores take competitor coupons, please check with your store before shopping to see if a coupon will be accepted.

B1G1 Meat

  • Fast Fixin’ Chickin Nuggets, Patties, Fries, Strips or Popcorn, 23-26.6 oz, at $6.99 ($3.49)
    -$1 off Fast Fixin or Fast Fixin On The Go Janurary or March 2010 All You Mag or printable
    -$1.25 off Fast Fixin, any Classics bag Feb 2010 All You Mag (makes it $2.24)
    -.75/1 Fast Fixin bag 20 oz or larger Oct 2009 All You Mag
    -.30/1 Fast Fixin printable
  • Southern Home Tilapia Fillets, 16 oz, at $7.99 ($3.99)
  • Eckrich Franks Original or Beef, 16 oz, at $4.29 ($2.14)
  • The Philly Steak, 12.25 oz, at $3.99 ($1.99)
  • Southern Home Jumbo Shrimp, 26-30 ct, Price Not Listed
  • Oscar Mayer Bologna, 16 oz, at $4.29 ($2.14)
    -$1 off Oscar Mayer Bologna printable
  • Sea Pak Seafood Mania, at $7.99 ($3.99)
    -$1 off Sea Pak product SS 02/07
  • Tuna Steaks or Mahi Mahi, 8 oz, at $6.99 ($3.49)
  • Mama Lucia Meatballs, 25.6 oz, at $6.99 ($3.49)
  • Southern Home Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, at $4.49 ($2.24)

B1G1 Grocery

  • Fresh Express Premium Garden Salad, 10-12 oz, at $2.99 ($1.49)
  • Lean Cuisine Dinners, 5-12.5 oz, at $3.99 ($1.99)
    -$1/4 Lean Cuisine printable (IE) or printable (FF) (makes it $1.74)
    -$5 off wyb 5 Lean Cuisine, 1 Skinny Cow snack, and 1 Nestle water multi-pack January  First Mag
  • Mayfield Select Ice Cream, 48 oz, at $5.59 ($2.79)
  • President Brie, 8 or 6 oz, at $7.49 ($3.74)
  • Nabisco Cakesters or Oreo Fun Stix, 5-13.25 oz, at $3.29 ($1.64)
    -$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers “Nabisco Back to School” home mailer
    (makes it $1.14)
  • Aunt Jemima Pancakes or Waffles, 5.25-14.8, at $3.16 ($1.58)
    -$1/2 Aunt Jemima mix or syrup RP 01/03 (makes it $1.08)
  • Mt. Olive Fresh Kosher Dill Pickles, 46 oz, at $2.98 ($1.49)
    -.55/1 Mt Olive Pickles in store dispenser (makes it 39¢)
    -$1/2 Mt Olive Pickles in store dispenser
  • Mystic Pizza, 13.5-18 oz, at $4.99 ($2.49)
    -$1 off Mystic Pizza SS 01/10 (regional) (makes it $1.49)
  • Land O Lakes Spread with Canola Oil or Olive Oil, 7-8 oz, at $2.19 ($1.09)
    -.55/1 Land O Lakes Butter coupons on select products (makes it FREE)
  • Ritz Cracker Packs, 11 oz, at $2.50 ($1.25)
    -$2/2 Nabsico Crackers printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers Dec 2009 Kraft Food And Family Mag
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers SS 1/24 (makes it 25¢)
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers “Game Day Greats” booklet

    -$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers “Nabisco Back to School” home mailer
  • Blue Ribbon Extra Long Grain White Rice, 2 lb, at $2.15 ($1.07)
  • Southern Home Old Fashioned or Quick Oats, 18 oz, at $1.79 (89¢)
  • Krusteaz Muffin Mix, 16.5-17.5 oz, at $2.75 ($1.37)
    -$1/2 Krusteaz muffin mix or crumb cake mix SS 12/06
    -.50/1 Krusteaz muffin mix or crumb cake mix SS 12/06 (makes it 37¢)
  • Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, or Corn Pops Cereal, at $4.84 ($2.42)
    -$1/3 Kellogg’s cereal RP 2/07 (makes it $2.08)
  • Betty Crocker Cake Mix, 18-18.4, at $1.75 (87¢)
  • Progresso Traditional Soup, 18.5-19 oz, at $2.55 ($1.27)
    -.25/1 Progresso Light soup SS 02/07
    -$1/4 Progresso soups SS 02/07, SS 01/03
    -$1/3 Progresso soups printable or printable
    -.50/2 Progresso Soups, Any SS 1/17, 1/3 (makes it $0.77)
    -$1.10/3 Progresso soups printable or printable
  • Del Monte Vegetables, 11-15.5 oz, at $1.20 (60¢)
    -$1/5 Del Monte canned vegetables or fruits RP 2/07
    -$1/4 Del Monte Vegetables or tomatoes, printable (makes it 35¢)
  • Keebler Chips Deluxe Cookies, 12.5-18 oz at $3.99 ($1.99)
  • Zesta Saltines, 15-16 oz, at $3.99 ($1.99)
    Free Soup or Chili wyb (2) Zesta saltines, in-store tearpad
  • Fresh Baked Large Buttery Croissants, 4 ct, at $3.99 ($1.99)
  • Muellers Thin or Regular Spaghetti or Elbow Macaroni, 8 oz, 79¢ (39¢)
    -.55/2 Mueller’s – your favorite pasta “plan on pasta” home mailer (makes both FREE)
  • 4C Homestyle Parmesan Cheese, 6 oz, at $3.99 ($1.99)
  • Nabisco Snack Crackers, 5.5-10 oz, at $3.59 ($1.79)
    -$2/2 Nabsico Crackers printable (IE) or printable (FF)
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers Dec 2009 Kraft Food And Family Mag
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers SS 1/24 (makes it 79
    ¢)
    -$1 off Nabisco Crackers “Game Day Greats” booklet
    -$1/2 Nabisco cookies or crackers  “Nabisco Back to School” home mailer
    -$1 off Ritz Crackerfuls SS 1/10 or printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish at $2.17 ($1.08)
    -$1 off Pepperidge Farm Gold Fish printable
  • New England Coffee, 8-12 oz, at $5.98 ($2.99)
    -$1 off New England coffee printable (makes it $1.99)
  • RedRose Family Size Tea Bags, 22 ct, at $2.39 ($1.19)
  • 4C Powdered Drink or Tea Mix, 20-24 ct, at $4.99 ($2.49)
  • Wylers or Hawaiian Punch Canisters, 12 qt, at $3.39 ($1.69)

B1G1 Other Items

  • TopCare Disposable Twin Blade Plus Razors, 5 ct, at $3.09 ($1.54)
  • Blistex Natural Cooling Comfort, 1 ct, at $2.19 ($1.09)
    -.35/1 Blistex lip care product SS 1/17 (makes it 39¢)
  • Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations, 1.5 lb, at $3.99 ($1.99)
    -$2 off Purina Chef Michael’s Canine Creations dry dinners RP 2/07 (makes it FREE)
  • Cat’s Pride Premium Scoopable Cat Litter, 10 lb, at $4.39 ($2.19)
    -$1 off Cat’s Pride cat litter any variety SS 10/04 (makes it $1.19)
  • Whisker Lickin’s Cat Treats, 2.1-3 oz, at $1.37 (68¢)
    -$1/2 Whisker Lickin’s cat treats SS 11/15, RP 2/07 (makes it 18¢)

Other Deals

Produce

  • Red Seedless Grapes, $1.49 lb
  • Asparagus, $2.49 lb
  • Yellow Onions, 3 lb, $2.50

Meat

  • Boneless Beef Ribeye Steak, 8 oz, $2.99
  • Lobster Tails, 4.5 oz, $4.99
  • Assorted Pork Loin Chops, $1.79 lb
  • Butterball Turkey Breast, $3.99 lb
  • Tennessee Pride Roll Breakfast Sausage, 16 oz, $1.99 each
    -$1 off Tennessee Pride product RP 1/24 (regional)
  • Johnsonville Sausage Links or Patties, 12 oz, $2.79
    -.55/1 Johnsonville breakfast sausage links, rolls or patties SS 1/17 (makes it $1.79)
  • Johnsonville Smoked Bratwurst, or Ground Italian Sausage, 13.5-16 oz, $2.79
    -.55/1 Johnsonville Bratwurst SS 1/17
    -.55/1 Johnsonville italian sausage any SS 1/17 (makes it $1.69)

Grocery

  • Little Debbie Snack Cakes, 9.25-16.2 oz, 99¢
  • Cheetos or Fritos, 7.75-9.25 oz, $2.00
  • Nestle Valentine’s Candy Card Kits, 5.17-12 oz, $2.79
    -$1 off Nestle or Wonka gift exchange kits printable (if included)
  • Wesson Vegetable, Canola, Corn or Blended Cooking Oil, $2.50
    -$1 off Wesson Canola Oil 48 oz or larger “Conagra Rediscover your Balance” booklet
  • Betty Crocker Ready to Serve Frosting, 12-16 oz, $1.50
    -.50/1 Betty Crocker frosting tub SS 2/07 or printable or printable or printable
    (makes it $0.50)
  • Palermo Thin Crust, Rustico or Hearth Italian Pizza, 13.2-32.25 oz, $4.50
    -$1 off Palermo’s Pizza printable
  • Breyers Single Serve Yogurt, 6 oz, 50¢
    -$1/10 Breyers yogurt cups any 6 oz SS 1/03 (makes it 40¢)
  • Quaker Quakes Rice Cake Mini’s, 3.03-3.52, $1.00
    -.75/1 Quaker Rice Snacks RP 1/10 (makes it 25¢)
    -.75/1 Quaker True Delights Kroger Home Mailer
  • Kikkoman Soy Sauce, 10 oz, 92¢
  • Powerade, 8 pk 20 oz, $4.50

Home

  • Charmin Bath Tissue, 18 big rolls, $9.99
    -.25/1 Charmin PG 2/07
  • Bounty Paper Towels, 8 giant rolls, $9.99
    -.25/1 Bounty paper towel or napkin PG 2/07
  • Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers, 6-14 oz, $2.99
    Free Styler wyb Herbal Essences Hair Care product PG 2/07

Price Lock – On Sale For 8 Weeks

8 Week Meat

  • Russer Cooked Ham, $1.99 lb
  • Land O’ Frost Deli Shaved Sandwich Meat, 7.5-10 oz, $2.50
    -$1/2 Land O’Frost Deli Shaved Meat RP 1/24
    -.45/1 Land O’Frost Meat any coupon found on product
    (makes it $1.40)
  • Tennessee Pride Sausage Patties, $6.99
    -$1 off Tennessee Pride fully cooked product printable (sign in)
    (makes it $5.99)
  • Smithfield Bacon, 16 oz, $2.99
    -.55/1 Smithfield bacon SS 01/31 or printable (makes it $1.89)
  • Shady Brook Farms Turkey Tenderloin, 30 oz, $4.99 ea.
  • Southern Home Sliced Bacon, 16 oz, $2.50
  • Southern Home Meat Franks or Bologna, 12 oz, $1.25
  • Southern Home Crab Cakes, 4/3 oz, $3.99
  • Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage, 14-16 oz, $2.50
  • Southern Home Fresh Whole Fryers, 99¢ lb

8 Week Grocery

  • Old Hearth Bagels, 5 ct, $1.50
  • Barilla Pasta Sauce, 24-26 oz, $2.00
  • Truvia Artificial Sweetener, 40 ct, $2.99
    -$1 off Truvia Sweetener RP 1/03 or printable
    -$1 off Truvia Sweetener Dec 2009 All You Mag
    (makes it $1.99)
  • Marie Callender’s Croutons, 5 oz, $1.25
  • Post Selects Cereal, 13-16 oz, $2.00
    -$2 off Post Natural Advantage Cereals printable
  • Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks, 8.75-11.5 oz, at $3.00
    -.55/1 Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks SS 1/03 (makes it $1.90)
    -$1 off Frito-Lay Baked! Snacks SS 1/03
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jam, 32 oz, $2.50
    -$1 off Smuckers wyb Jif peanut butter RP 1/03
    (makes it $1.50)
  • Allens Boiled Peanuts, 13.5 oz, $1.00
  • Merita Old Fashioned Bread, 20 oz, $1.99
  • Emerald Dry Roasted Peanuts, 16 oz, $2.50
    -$1 off Emerald nuts product 5 oz or larger SS 1/31 (makes it $1.50)
  • T. Marzetti Fruit and Vegetable Dip, 12-16 oz, $3.00
    -$1 off Marzetti Veggie Dip SS 11/22 (makes it $2.00)
    -.50/1 Marzetti Veggie Dip SS 01/31
  • Broccoli, $1.79 each
  • V8 Splash, 64 oz, $2.00
    -$1/2 V8 Splash SS 1/03
    -$1 off V8 Vegetable, Splash or V-Fusion Juice,
    printable (makes it $1.00)
  • Ocean Spray 100% Grapefruit Juice or Cocktails, 64 oz, $2.50
    -$1 off Ocean Spray Juice printable(register first)
  • Lactaid Milk, 64 oz, $3.28
  • Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink, 64 oz, $2.50
  • 7Up, Diet-Rite or RC, 2 liter, 99¢
  • Tisdale, 750 ml, $3.34

8 Week Cold

  • Edy’s Ice Cream, 48 oz, $2.98
    -$1 off Edy’s Ice Cream SS 1/31
    -$2/2 Edy’s Slow Churned “School Days Made Simple” booklet
  • Boca Vegetarian Frozen Foods, 8-10 oz, $3.29
    -$1/2 Boca meatless product SS 1/03
    (makes it $2.79)
    -$1/2 Boca meatless product Feb 2010 All You Mag
  • Mayfield Ice Cream, 1 pint, $1.50
  • Rawl Collard Greens, 1 lb, $1.99
  • Hot Pockets, 6.5-9 oz, $2.00
    -.50/1 Hot Pockets Sideshots RP 1/31 (if included)
  • Allens Vegetables, 14-16 oz, $1.67

8 Week Home

  • Southern Home Instant Briquets, 13.5 lb, $6.99Duracell Batteries, AA or AAA 10 pk, C or D 4 pk or 9 volt 2 pk, $5.99
    -$1 off Duracell Copper Top batteries 6-pack or larger PG 1/17
    (makes it $4.99)
  • Bounty Basic Paper Towels, 6 larger rolls, $4.99
    -.25/1 Bounty PG 2/7 (makes it $4.49)
  • Marcal Small Steps 100% Recycled Paper Towels, 8 rolls, $4.99
    -$1 off Marcal any SS 1/31
    (makes it $3.99)
  • Suave Shampoo or Conditioner, 15 oz, 88¢
  • Charmin Bath Tissue, 9 large rolls, $4.99
    -.25/1 Charmin PG 2/7 (makes it $4.49)
  • TopCare Loratadine, 30 ct, $4.00
  • Whiskas Canned Cat Food, 3.5 oz, $1.00
  • Mighty Dog Can Dog Food, 5.5 oz, 55¢
    -Buy 1, Get 1 Mighty Dog can dog food RP 1/10
    (makes it 27¢)
  • Kibbles ‘n Bits Dog Food, 35 lb bag, $19.99
  • Whiskas Temptations Cat Treats, 2.1-3 oz, $1.50
    -$1/2 Temptations Treats RP 2/14

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    • foxfunds

      Blistex BOGO price 1.09, .35/1 Q – wouldn't that be .39 each – well, if your Bi-Lo doubles – that is…

      Thanks Jenny – looks good!

      • Donna

        She just put the price for 1.

    • Kristy

      Thanks for the preview.. Looks like a slow week for me!

    • Marlene

      Got an early RP 02/14 in a mail insert today. There's a Barilla $1.50/2 Q.
      Not greatest price but makes it $1.25 ea

      • ash4usc09

        How did you get the RP early? Would love to know! Thanks.

        • Marlene/CLT

          oh sorry – i was wrong it's a Q for Bertolli sauce $1.50/2 not Barilla
          we get a weekly flyer in the mailbox on tuesdays or wednesdays with some of the grocery flyers in it, from the local Gaston Gazette – most weeks (not all) they include a condensed version of the Red Plum (has less Qs than the big city sunday paper).
          The Sundays Gaston Gazette only carries Smart Source insert and not the Red Plum (but i get the bigger Charlotte Observer paper anyways).

          • AmandaFrugalRocks

            Hi Marlene. I am from Gastonia and also get the RP in the mail on Tuesday's. I live in an apartment complex with a recycling box by our mail slot. Most people trash their inserts so I usually end up with 40 or 50 inserts on Tuesdays. I usually pick up The Charlotte Observer too on Sundays. Nice to find a local on here!

            • cindywolf

              Hi Marlene and Amanda I am from the kings mountain area !! Maybe we will see each other around Gastonia area!

    • I don't usually do BiLo but maybe I'll give it a try this week. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

    • Amber

      The $.55/2 Mueller's coupon bar code starts w/ a 5, so it should double. That would make 2 boxes free w/ possible overage of $.31. I know BiLo doesn't usually allow overage, but one can dream…

      • Lana

        Yesterday all of my coupons fully doubled-if only it was like that every week!

    • Anonymous

      Fast Fixin chicken $1.00 off. When you click on this link go down to fast fixin and click. It will print 5 coupons at one time on two sheets of paper total. $1 off Fast Fixins

      • Jenn

        I can never get these coupons to print for me:(

      • lisashepherd

        These Q's have a Del Rio, TX address, so be prepared for resistance from Bi-Lo. They say that Del Rio coupons are fraudulent. I'm going to call Fast Fixn' to see what the deal is.

    • jodylynn

      Just want to let all bilo shoppers to CHECK YOUR RECEIPT, make sure your coupons are doubling. I went last nite to find out that some manufactures put limits on double coupons. ex. I had 8 .50q and only 4 doubled to .45 cents. Manager said that they never know who puts limits on there products. I personally think its a computer error. Just an FYI for couponers.

      • Rita

        I think it's computer error. Yesterday I purchased 10 Dole fruit jars at bogo, so 1.40 each, used the .55 coupons and they took off .55 and the doubled amount was only .39. Had done this deal earlier and no problem with it doubling. Cashier fixed it for me when I pointed it out. I like to go to the self checkout so I can catch mistakes as they happen.

      • I also think it's a computer error, and it looks like it depends on the store you are.
        I got the Bounty Basics on Monday.
        Here, in Greenville, SC, they were BOGO @ $1.19, making each @ $0.59; $0.09 after coupon.
        I was at the self check-out, I like it because I can see what's going on, and my $0.25 coupon didn't double. I took it to the cashier, and she said it was because they were on sale, and it would go over the item price, which was not true. Then, the supervisor came and said it was because the final price would be too low, in other words, the item would be too cheap if the coupon doubled, so the manufacturer wouldn't allow the coupon to double. Then she said it wasn't doing it because the coupon said “1 per purchase”, so I had to do 1 transaction for each item. I stayed calm, which was not easy, and I explained to her it meant 1 coupon per item, and then I told her that I used coupons everyday, and I knew the way they were supposed to work, and that if it was going to be too much trouble for them to do the coupons right, then I would leave the items, take my coupons, and use them at another store. After that, they doubled my coupons without problem.
        The thing is that a friend had already bought the Bounty towels at another Bi-Lo, and didn't have any problem with the coupon.
        I believe, that for some reason, the same coupon would work in a different way at different Bi-Lo stores, I think it depends on the store, so the best thing is to find a store where they know how to deal with coupons and go only there.
        When using coupons, I prefer Publix, no problems there at all.

        • creames

          My Bi-Lo in Concord will not let you enter the coupons at the self check. The attendant must do it. She wouldn't let me use my pretzel coupon last week on the meal deal because it was already free.

          • Here, in Greenville, you can scan your coupons at self check-out, but then you have to give them to the cashier. It just makes it easier to use self check-out than the regular register because you have the time to double-check if everything is going fine.
            Even if they make you go through the regular register, your coupons should double because it's Bi-Lo doubling them, not the manufacturer.
            If you have a problem with a coupon, ask for the manager, and if he/she does not fix it for you, then ask the manager for his/her name, and ask for the corporate phone number.
            Once, I had $0.50 coupons for 7up. They were manufacturer coupons, I got them at Bloom's Price Snipper Station. 7up was on sale @ $0.99, at Bi-Lo, so I took my coupons, went to customer service, showed them the coupons, and asked them if I could use them, and if they would be doubled. They said yes. When I got to the register, the coupons didn't double, so I asked the cashier to call the manager. The manager refused to double them, said the manufacturer never meant for the product to be free and that he wasn't going to double them. So, I called corporate, they talked to the manager, and said that they wouldn't double the coupons because I had gotten the at Bloom's Price Snipper Station, but I told them they were manufacturer coupons, customer service had said they were OK, and Bi-Lo had the coupon policy written at the front of the store, and my coupons met all the written requirements for a coupon to be doubled. They said I was right, and told me to go back to the store, ask for the manager, and that he would double the coupons, even though they had already expired by then.
            Sometimes it is frustrating, with so many cashiers and managers not knowing how to use coupons, but, most of the times, if you are following the rules, corporate will fix it for you.

          • Megan

            Had the same problem with the pretzel coupon. The cashier also used my 7.00 discount at the end of taking off vendor coupons. had to purchas 4 more items to use my 7.00

          • crc

            Excuse me if I sound rude but whoever at that Bi-Lo made up that policy (be it the attendant or a manager) is not the brightest because had they let you use that coupon, like my store always does, instead of giving you that item at a total loss, they would have received some reimbursement from the manufacturer. Use that argument next time…maybe they will listen, who knows?!

        • I also want to point out that there are some problems from store to store. The official corporate policy is on the front of the Bi-Lo page. It states that they will take up to 10 coupons per item and double them. The computer is supposed to be programmed at every store to double coupons up to but not exceedding the cost. If you buy at $0.65 item with a $0.50 coupon it should give you the double of $0.15 off in addition to the coupon. However many items will still double completely giving you the actual overage. This is a bonus but is not guaranteed. I recently purchase a lot of items and I watch every single coupon get scanned. I limit my purchase to 10 of any one item in a single transaction and all 10 items doubled this is for everything that was available last week as I was stocking up. I had not problems. I actually got the overage on every coupon with the exception of the Pete's Hot sauce which only doubled for an additional $0.19 to cover the actual price.

          So be careful and understand you are only guaranteed doubling up to the price. Some manufacturer's do limit their coupons but if it's not written on the coupon it won't limit in the register unless the store limited them. Just carry a copy of the coupon policy to cover any issues you may have. Hope this helps someone.

          • If you ever have more than 10 of the same coupon to be doubled, you only need to have the cashier call the manager, and they will do it without problem, it is like when you have more coupons than items at Publix, and a supervisor override is needed.

        • frugalmama001

          It seems as thoughI ALWAYS have a problem with my coupons at Bi-lo! I try to stay calm when the system beeps as though I am being dishonest with my coupons. I do prefer Publix over Bi-lo because I never have had a problem with them doubling my coupons (up to .50). I know exactly what you mean! And it shouldn't matter if the price is too low. Thats the purpose we use coupons, to SAVE money! lol

          • You are right. What bothers me is that when for some reason a coupon doesn't work like it should, they start making excuses. Wouldn't it be nicer if they would just say, I don't know what's going on, let me find out what we should do?
            And more customer friendly, too.

        • joyce

          You do have to know each store. I purchased chore boy this past week since they were BOGOF and I had .55 coupons. One of the Bi-lo stores in my area scanned and doubled, one store had to override so that it would double and another only allowed .55. I didn't have any problems with the coupons on the Bounty.

        • jodylynn

          I usually go to the bilo in Travelers Rest SC, but they were out of that product so on my way home from work i decided to go to the bilo in Greer SC. Not anymore i will stick to the bilo that i normally go to. they are much easier to deal with. thanks for your input.

          • I try to avoid the Bi-Lo at Greer, too. Last night, I wanted to get the Chef Michael's dog food, they were out of it. I had to wait about 15 minutes for them to issue a rain check, because they had to go check twice, to see if they had more. On top of that, I had to show them that I had coupons to buy it, or they wouldn't give me the rain check.
            I try to go to the one at Taylors. The manager there is great, he ALWAYS resolves any issue that may come up, his aim is for you to be happy with the store.

            • sblassingame

              My Bi-Lo on Pelham Rd has let me get rain checks on items that were in the store. I found this out by trying to get BOGO on Lawry's & they only had one on the shelf. Once my rain check was written the manager showed up with some he had found on another aisle. I then tried to give the rain check back & they told me to keep it. I asked if I could get rain checks on items in the future if they were in the store & the manager said yes. I've since gotten them on ice cream & olive oil that were in the store but I didn't need to purchase them at that time. They also let me choose how many I want to put on the rain check. I always have them put 10 on them. I don't want to over do it! ;)

            • You are lucky, you found a good store. Good for you.

          • Carol

            I also will only shop at the Bi-Lo in Travelers Rest, SC. They are wonderful there and always very helpful. The manager will always ask me how I did on my transaction or let me know about a deal that hasn't been published.

        • TNT4Always

          Hi I too live in Greenville and have had this same prolem. I dont mind if I dont get teh overage,like last week they had wetones B!G1 so it made them 1.12 each and my mq was for 1.50 off and it adjusted.38 .So I am wondering which Bi-Lo in this area is the best? I like the fuel perks too, and they are more of them closer to me than publx. Thanks and God Bless!

          • I always try to go to the store located in Wade Hampton Boulevard, in Taylors, across from Aldi. Customer Service it's kind of OK, it depends on who is there working at the time. The managers, though, are great. I have dealt with 3 of them, I'm not sure which one is the store manager, all of them have been more than great, and helpful.
            From time to time, when I am near, I go to the one on Woodruff Road, next to Publix. I have had good experiences there, too. My chore boy coupons doubled without problem there, giving me the overage. Employees are friendly too.
            I avoid the one in Greer, Wade Hampton Blvd, next to Home Depot, as much as possible. No matter what, something always goes wrong there.
            I hope this may help you.
            If you know of another good store in the area, please, let me know.
            Thanks.

      • hrichards

        mine did that a couple weeks ago at bilo. i think they have a limit on how many of one product you can use.

      • wbailey113

        Bi-Lo from what I have seen on the rcpts only doubles a coupon up to the amount of the item, not allowing for overages from coupons

    • Peggy Humphrey

      I’m totally new at the coupon game, but pepperidge farms goldfish are bogo. Orig $2.17 so that takes it down to $1.08. If you print off -0.75(2x only) from pepperigefarms.com that takes them down to $0.33each. I’m really proud of myself for figuring that one out.

      Also I printed off -5.00 coupon for clorox toiletwand at shopathome.com. Bilo at Tanner Ford Blvd had a -$3.00 coupon on the box and they honored them both together. The item went from $10.76 to $2.76.

      • Marlene

        in some areas Bi-Lo doubles to 99cents which makes the goldfish free. i used my Qs at HT last week.

      • lisashepherd

        The pepperige farms campaing is over. There are no prints left. :(

    • brownhaven

      The Post Cereal coupon.. If you sign up for the $2 coupon and recieve the email for the coupon when you click on the site to print it says coupon no longer available. There is a 800 number on the Post site. I called and they said they would send a coupon throught the mail. Maybe to late for the special above but you can still get the coupon.

    • Tiffany

      Food Lion in Rock Hill, SC printed a catalina for Kelloggs cereal starting today. $1 off 3 boxes, $3 off 4, or $4 off 5. They are 10oz or larger boxes. Bilo usually has the same deals. Would help with the cereal. Goes until March 10.

    • inthesonshine

      You should always check your receipt. Last night I found 3 errors that totaled nearly $5!!! Last week I had a $2 error, the week before, $1. It is very frustrating to me, as I do not like to have to go back because I do not live in town. Sometimes if I wait, the signs have been changed and I have no way to prove what it was marked when I decided to purchase the item.

      • paigewilliams2003

        I also had errors on my receipt last week. I took it to customer service and was given back $6.27. The computer did not have a LOT of the things on sale that it should have. They were super great and just gave me the money back on my word that the prices I stated were sales prices.

        • wbailey113

          Bi-Lo is supposed to refund the full amount. They have the same policy as Publix on items that scan a different amout then what is posted. They tried to give me the difference on an error and I told them NO you don't, I get the item for free!

      • Allyson

        That is why I often use the self check out——-I can double check the prices as they scan much easier than going thru the line where they sometimes start scanning items before I get to the area to watch them. Publix is much better with their screens for the consumer (and numbers large enough). I do have to hand my coupons to the self check out cashier, but after she scans them, I ck the screen and double ck receipt later. When it's special coupon deals at HT, I even stand next to the self ck out cashier to be sure all double as she scans them.

    • pacefamily6

      I'm only find a .75 q on the Pepperidge Farm website for goldfish. Is there another link that can get me to the $1?

    • Guest

      I also think it's a computer error, and it looks like it depends on the store you are.
      I got the Bounty Basics on Monday.
      Here, in Greenville, SC, they were BOGO @ $1.19, making each @ $0.59; $0.09 after coupon.
      I was at the self check-out, I like it because I can see what's going on, and my $0.25 coupon didn't double. I took it to the cashier, and she said it was because they were on sale, and it would go over the item price, which was not true. Then, the supervisor came and said it was because the final price would be too low, in other words, the item would be too cheap if the coupon doubled, so the manufacturer wouldn't allow the coupon to double. Then she said it wasn't doing it because the coupon said “1 per purchase”, so I had to do 1 transaction for each item. I stayed calm, which was not easy, and I explained to her it meant 1 coupon per item, and then I told her that I used coupons everyday, and I knew the way they were supposed to work, and that if it was going to be too much trouble for them to do the coupons right, then I would leave the items, take my coupons, and use them at another store. After that, they doubled my coupons without problem.
      The thing is that a friend had already bought the Bounty towels at another Bi-Lo, and didn't have any problem with the coupon.
      I believe, that for some reason, the same coupon would work in a different way at different Bi-Lo stores, I think it depends on the store, so the best thing is to find a store where they know how to deal with coupons and go only there.
      When using coupons, I prefer Publix, no problems there at all.

    • froggiejen

      also did not realize this before, but our Bi-Lo gives us a credit of 5 cents per reusable bag that we bring in. i have accumulated several from various stores and had them with me. 8 bags at 5 cents each was another 40 cents off my total at the end. every little bit counts, right?

    • stephaniestowe

      Does it make a difference if you have the cashier scan your bi-lo card before they start to ring or after they rang items?

      • In most cases it doesn't make a difference when they scan your card. I have never had a problem with this at a Bi-Lo. However I do encourage you to ALWAYS have associates scan your card first at Food Lion if you don't you can not always get sale prices when you use coupons I have had this problem before and was informed by a manager that to prevent the problem make sure the associate scanned the card first. But as stated that was only at Food Lion.

      • There was a post here last week about having the cashier scan your card after scanning all the items, but before coupons, when you were doing the meal deal. I am not sure about that, because I haven't done it, but it said something like that when doing it this way, the register would mark the items you are getting free with the meal deal at full price first, and then take the price off after scanning the card, letting you use coupons for the meal deal items. Again, I am not sure about this, you may want to check the Bi-Lo weekly ad comments for last week.

        • bradleyr

          They will always want to scan it first. But Alicia is right about the meal deals if you have coupons for free items you must use the coupons before the card makes them free. So you would want to give them the card last. Most cashiers will look at you funny, but Jenny said to tell them you get really excited when all those deals come off at the end. I've told cashiers this at my store and they either laugh or roll their eyes, but they let me do it at the end. I'm the one who's laughing when I leave the store spending so much less so I'm able to deal with the slight humiliation:)LOL

          • There are always cashiers who like to humiliate you because you use coupons. I am used to that. I just ignore them and try to finish as soon as possible when this is the case.

          • Crazy Coupon Blogging Mom

            I don't understand why people want to use coupons for items they are going to get for free? “…if you have coupons for free items you must use the coupons before the card makes them free…” Isn't that fraud?

            • bradleyr

              Because the overage takes off other items. Jenny explained that during the training session I attended.

    • Anonymous

      I just had a horrible experience today at bi-lo in north charlotte, nc area. i was checking out and as the cashier scruntinized each coupon she was scanning some and making a pile with others. Then she handed me back every coupon from coupons.com and redplum.com and said they are fraudulant. i said that there was no way they were , i just printed some and a few were even from manufacturer sites. She said if they say “verifi” on the side then bi-lo is to no longer accept them, this came down in the last few days from corporate because manufacturer’s were not reimbursing for them and they have lost a lot of money. I spoke with the manager said the same thing. I asked why it wasn’t changed on their website and why if this just happened it wouldn’t be posted on the door, that waiting until someone is checking out and then tell them is very very poor customer service and that had I either read a sign when i came in or on the website I would not have wasted my ink printing them or my time looking for those items in the store. they did take the smartsourse printables with no problem. i wanted to give everyone a heads up so you don’t have the same horrible experience i had. I would love to know if people are able to use them without any problem and where you are at. Not sure if i should contact cooporate or not, but i can not understand why a company would print from their site through redplum or coupons.com and then say they are not legite?

      • lisashepherd

        My Bi-lo will not take any printable coupons with a “Del Rio, TX” address. They say that those are the ones that are fraudulent.

      • CouponAva

        That's very discouraging. Verifi is the company the validates the coupons as legit isn't it? I'm thinking that needs a little more research.

      • jennifr1966

        That is just plain scary! Why does this seem to be *only* happening at Bi-Lo? I can't believe I continue going there. Thank goodness HT is having a super deal soon. I'm going there, curious if they're going to pull the same stunts.
        I went to a different location and the manager said that U-Serve kicks out most coupons. She then took every single coupon I had and manually put them in, which meant no doubling. It was a waste of my money, as Food Lion was cheaper that way!

      • RebeccaFer

        I had the same experience with a store in Charlotte, possibly the same one you were at. It's on Prosperity Church Rd. I spoke at length with both the supervisor and manager on duty. The supervisor was told by two other managers she had worked with to inform all cashiers not to take Veri-fi coupons. She unfortunately didn't explain to her cashiers a less abrasive way to say it then, “your coupons are fraud coupons.” I was obviously flustered and a bit perturbed to say the least. I kindly spoke to the supervisor who eventually brought out the manager on duty to confirm. Everyone was extremely kind and as helpful as could be but did not have a concrete answer. The manager on duty then said she would try to straighten it out with the other managers. I am still hearing the same story coming from that store a couple of days later. I am going to go there tomorrow and I'll bring this up once more to which ever manager is on duty.

        The funny thing is that I went to the Bi-Lo in Huntersville (Gilead Rd) later that day and they took the same qs the other Bi-Lo turned away. Go figure! I wouldn't write off the store but you are right (and I said the same thing) they need to post such a coupon policy since it greatly affects us couponers. The majority of ips have Veri-fi's symbol on them and this will stop us from using them there. I go out of my way to work within the rules and laws of each store and I do not like being told my coupons are fraudulant since I know they are not.

      • Laura

        I had the same problem at the Prosperity Church Road Bilo. They couldn't give me a good answer either. It was a saturday morning and the manager wasn't on duty only the assistant manager and she couldn't give me an answer. Luckily it was only 3 coupons and I put all 6 items back because I wasn't going to pay full price.

    • Anonymous

      I just had a horrible experience today at bi-lo in north charlotte, nc area. i was checking out and as the cashier scruntinized each coupon she was scanning some and making a pile with others. Then she handed me back every coupon from coupons.com and redplum.com and said they are fraudulant. i said that there was no way they were , i just printed some and a few were even from manufacturer sites. She said if they say “verifi” on the side then bi-lo is to no longer accept them, this came down in the last few days from corporate because manufacturer’s were not reimbursing for them and they have lost a lot of money. I spoke with the manager said the same thing. I asked why it wasn’t changed on their website and why if this just happened it wouldn’t be posted on the door, that waiting until someone is checking out and then tell them is very very poor customer service and that had I either read a sign when i came in or on the website I would not have wasted my ink printing them or my time looking for those items in the store. they did take the smartsourse printables with no problem. i wanted to give everyone a heads up so you don’t have the same horrible experience i had. I would love to know if people are able to use them without any problem and where you are at. Not sure if i should contact cooporate or not, but i can not understand why a company would print from their site through redplum or coupons.com and then say they are not legite?

    • Anonymous

      I just had a horrible experience today at bi-lo in north charlotte, nc area. i was checking out and as the cashier scruntinized each coupon she was scanning some and making a pile with others. Then she handed me back every coupon from coupons.com and redplum.com and said they are fraudulant. i said that there was no way they were , i just printed some and a few were even from manufacturer sites. She said if they say “verifi” on the side then bi-lo is to no longer accept them, this came down in the last few days from corporate because manufacturer’s were not reimbursing for them and they have lost a lot of money. I spoke with the manager said the same thing. I asked why it wasn’t changed on their website and why if this just happened it wouldn’t be posted on the door, that waiting until someone is checking out and then tell them is very very poor customer service and that had I either read a sign when i came in or on the website I would not have wasted my ink printing them or my time looking for those items in the store. they did take the smartsourse printables with no problem. i wanted to give everyone a heads up so you don’t have the same horrible experience i had. I would love to know if people are able to use them without any problem and where you are at. Not sure if i should contact cooporate or not, but i can not understand why a company would print from their site through redplum or coupons.com and then say they are not legite?

    • When following the link, the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish coupon I got was for $0.75 off.
      Does anyone know where to get the $1.00 off?
      If so, please, let me know.
      Thanks.

      • mmbelkpsyc

        Actually if you are going to a grocery store that doubles coupons the 0.75 off is better. Makes it $1.50 off! I got 7 free packs of goldfish!

        • Where did you go, and what coupons are they doubling?

          • Marlene

            Most Bi-Lo stores in SC double to 60cents (i think) and most in the Charlotte surrounding area double to 99cents (ie. 75cent coupon doubles to $1.50) – I have gone into 1 Bi-Lo in Gastonia that does not double coupons at all — egad! that's the whole point of shopping at this store.
            Anyways check your store – ask at the customer service desk if you're not sure and if your store doesn't double try checking other Bi-Lo stores in your area.

          • Anonymous

            I went to bi-lo in South Carolina and mine doubles up to 99 cents but actually they doubled these all the way. I got the coupons from pepperidgefarms.com i could only print 2 on each computer, but just so happens that every member of my family has a computer and my lovely extended family printed me some coupons too.

            • Virginia

              When a store says that they double any coupon up to $0.99 it means that any coupon w/ a face value of $0.99 or less will double – meaning if you actually HAD a $0.99 coupon, it would double to a value of $1.98.

            • The ones in Greenville, double only up to $0.60.
              I'm glad you could do it, though.

    • Becky

      There’s a Catalina deal at Bi-Lo (and Ingles) on Kellogg’s Cereal. Between 2/10 and 3/10 purchase (3) and get $l.00 or purchase (4) and get $3.00 or purchase (5) and get $4.00 off your next purchase. The Bi-Lo in Powdersville had Fruit Loops for $1.99 for the 17 oz box and Frosted Flakes for $2.32 for the 23 oz size. I bought (3) Fruit Loops ($1.99 X 3=$5.97) and (2) Frosted Flakes ($2.32 X 2= $4.64). Total was $10.61 for 5 large boxes of cereal. I had three of the $1.50 off coupons from coupons.com (have to use more than one computer to get them) so my OOP was $6.11 and I got a coupon for $4.00 on my next shopping trip. Pretty cheap cereal!

    • Becky

      There’s a Catalina deal at Bi-Lo (and Ingles) on Kellogg’s Cereal. Between 2/10 and 3/10 purchase (3) and get $l.00 or purchase (4) and get $3.00 or purchase (5) and get $4.00 off your next purchase. The Bi-Lo in Powdersville had Fruit Loops for $1.99 for the 17 oz box and Frosted Flakes for $2.32 for the 23 oz size. I bought (3) Fruit Loops ($1.99 X 3=$5.97) and (2) Frosted Flakes ($2.32 X 2= $4.64). Total was $10.61 for 5 large boxes of cereal. I had three of the $1.50 off coupons from coupons.com (have to use more than one computer to get them) so my OOP was $6.11 and I got a coupon for $4.00 on my next shopping trip. Pretty cheap cereal!

    • Angel

      all of my Mt Olive pickle coupons start with a 9 and will not double….be sure to check yours!

    • mmbelkpsyc

      If you buy the BOGO froot loops, frosted flakes, apple jacks, or corn pops there are $5 worth of coupons inside each box. The coupons are for pretty good stuff too.

      • lrose57

        There are Venus razors marked down to $4.69 I believe… the Fusion $4 off coupon and the free OlayBodywash with the purchase of the Venus razors both work with 1 razor purchase… So, for .69 I get a razor and a blade or 2 refill and a 5.99 bottle of body wash… Did this 3 times at 2 stores so it does work…

        • lrose57

          Sorry, one more deal… in the card dept. there are coupons off on the cards… $3 off of 4 cards… there are lots of .99 cent cards, so you are getting 4 cards for $1… not a bad deal, expires on the 14th !

    • Amber

      Anyone know a zip code for the smithfield bacon coupon? Thanks!

      • christen

        29730 and 29732 should both work….I got those in my coupon inserts and printed some extras offline

    • Allyson

      Not sure if already mentioned but if you go to savealot.com and click on printable coupons, and go to about pg7, there is a coupon for $2 off 2 Orville Reddenbacker popcorns. They are BIG1 this week at Bilo so about .25 cents a peice in Charleston, SC. It is a Manf coupon. I didn’t see any mention of Save a Lot on the coupon.

    • bweseman

      If you are buying the Land O'Lakes Butter, they have one with Olive Oil for only .99. So with the .55 coupon (doubled), they are paying you .11 to buy it. I lover overages.

    • knittershannon

      I tried to use the coupon to get the free Olay body wash with the Razor (I forget the name of the razor with the promotion) but there was also a $2 off it coupon. She told me that I could only use 1 coupon.

      I found the same razors at Wal-Mart for only 6.98 (About 3-4 dollars less then Bi-Lo)plus.. I was able to use the $2 off and get the free Olay body wash (they had a bigger size at the same price). So for 4.98 you get a body wash & a very nice razor.

      • lrose57

        I had no problem using both coupons… you are buying 2 items and neither of them beeped … the razors were marked down to 4.69.

    • happytocoupon

      Lexington, SC BILO rocks! Lots of GREAT deals!! I can not believe all the money I saved. No problems w/coupons. They all were done correctly (doubling).

    • Brittney

      The kelloggs frosted flakes were not on sale :(

    • bradleyr

      My bilo here in Cleveland, TN rocks! Last week I saved so much money that the cashier actually high fived me! Never had that happen before couponing. They are incredibly friendly and customer service oriented. Which helps me to wave at the walmart as I pass by.

      • Mary jane

        Where do you get your coupons? I am just starting to try to save on groceries. I need help. Please…

        • bradleyr

          I use coupons.com, redplum, and smartsource online to get lots of coupons. They change these at the first of the month. I also buy All You at walmart. I go out to Walgreens each Sunday morning and purchase 4 papers there. I use Walgreens because if you purchase anything the papers are only 1.00 there so you save .50 cents a paper. I also went and signed up at the websites of products that I use. A lot of these sites give you coupons just for signing up. I hope that helps let me know if you need more info.

        • RebeccaFer

          Check out Jenny's tutorials in her links at the top. She has one that tells you where and how to get coupons.

      • chrisandemily

        Which BiLo is it that you go to? Also, how much did you save? I need some tips because I am so new to this. Thanks a bunch!

        • bradleyr

          Treasury Ln. I have been doing this for just about 4 weeks and my actual retail cost (for 4 weeks) was $824.82 but I spent $539.78 for total savings of $285.04. We have so many groceries at my house right now it is unreal! Let me know more what you need tips on I'd love to be able to help!

          • chrisandemily

            WHOA! You are like a couponing queen or king! GREAT JOB!

            • bradleyr

              So what can I help with? Do you need to know where to get coupons or what questions could I answer?

            • chrisandemily

              Wow! Thanks as we are totally new to this. We are doing OK using CVS so far we have gotten the hang of it.
              I think I read on this site, not sure (have brain coupon overload) that you could use 10 coupons at BiLo at once. Did I read that wrong? I am just trying to figure out how all of it works. Also, our printer is broken. Is it imperative that we use both printable and cutout coupons? Or could we do just as well using printed mfr coupons? Thanks for all of your help! HAve a great day!

            • bradleyr

              I think you can use as many coupons as you want but they will only double 10 coupons. I find that I do better by using both types of coupons. The ones in the paper just aren't on the items i use most. I'm sure you can do well with just the paper coupons too but I just find there are sooooooooooooo many more coupons online. My wife said the printer ink company is going to love me! LOL Any other questions?

            • chrisandemily

              Oh ok! Great! That helps. So we are looking at the BiLo sales paper and it says like 10/$10 10 things for 10 dollars. Can you use coupons for these? And do they double them? Does that mean they are a $1.00 a piece even if you just buy one? Thanks so much! Have a great day!

      • Donna

        Which Bilo did you go to? The one on Keith St.or Treasury Ln?

        • bradleyr

          I go to the one on Treasury Ln. I have a friend that went this weekend with not so postitive results. But I have had issues at the Keith St. one. I really think it is which cashier you use, that is what I told my friend this weekend. I shop at the Treasury Ln. one all the time so I know which one is more friendly and helpful.

      • clevelander

        I live in Cleveland, Tn as well, which news papers do you get & how many do you get at a time? What are your binder category titles? I am doing ok with the couponing, but organizing the binder would help me save more $$$. That is the part that is overwhelming !!!
        I went to Publix in Ooltewah this past Friday and saved more than I spent. My husband was thrilled & so was I. I really love that store.

        • bradleyr

          I get one copy of the Chattanooga paper delivered at my house. That gives me the opportunity to see what coupons are in there. Then I head to Walgreens and normally buy 4 papers there along with a low priced item. When you buy the one item your papers are only $1.00. So a total of 5 papers because if I want to buy 5 of something I have to have 5 coupons to match with them. I don't use a binder I use the expandable folders that Jenny talked about using. If you need more info about that let me know. I arrange my smaller binder by the aisle of the store. I would love it if we could get a Publix up here in Cleveland. I think I would rather shop there and have some friends who like to go there. Just let me know if you would like to know about anything else.

    • Christina

      So, I just got back from Bi-Lo. Did anyone know that you can use Walgreens RR at some Bi-Lo's? I noticed on the RR that it says mfg coupon. So, I asked when I got the register if they take them. She said she wasn't sure, but she knew they took competitor coupons. It worked! Has anyone else done this?

      • RebeccaFer

        HT will take Wag's RR in Charlotte, mostly. I have yet to find a Bi-Lo that will take them though. Does this particular Bi-Lo have a Wags that shares a parking lot?

        • Christina

          This is in Dayton, TN. They are pretty good about coupons. I talk to the store manager on a regular basis. She knows me by name now! She was the one that told me they take them. No, Wags is not in the same parking lot!

    • mandi29657

      I visited the Bi-Lo in the Wal-Mart shopping center in Easley, SC. They have the Sea Pak Seafood Mania clam strips for $3.99 ($1.99 each). Using 2 of the $1.00 off coupons, I got two for $1.99 ($0.99 each). Great deal for me!

    • jennifr1966

      I've gotten incredibly frustrated with Bi-Lo. I no longer even consider the doubled-coupon value, as it seems they decide when to / not to double them.
      The one piece of advice I'll give is do NOT use the U-Serve with coupons. Most likely they will not double. That came from the manager herself.
      I had the same experience as the one who said that she was given some lecture about the coupon not doubling because it would make the price too low. The good thing is, they can't decide not to accept the face value of the coupon! So it might not be as cheap as you wanted, but you'll still get a deal, esp. coupled with the sale.
      What bugs me is the fact that I compare prices between Bi-Lo and Food Lion, because they're across the street from each other. Sometimes the price is lower at Bi-Lo only after doubling, and if they don't honor it, I just lost money. It makes me want to stop going there just because it seems like they're being dishonorable.

    • beth

      Just so ya'll know… if you use a blinkie coupon in bilo they are not supposed to double them.. My cousin is lead bookkeeper and I was asking her about that since it didnt happen and she said that they dont double blinkies because the items used for it are always on sale?? she said it didnt make any sense to her but that was the policy. figured I'd put that out there.

      • RebeccaFer

        Yeah, that doesn't make any sense since most items purchased with a coupon by couponers are almost always on sale too. It's pretty much Jenny's #1 Rule, let the sale be your biggest savings and use a coupon as additional savings. I'm not running down your cousin at all but it sounds like she may have gotten someone's crazy made-up explanation from higher up. I always feel like when management can't explain something, they just make it up and see if anyone calls them crazy. I'm calling 'em c-r-a-z-y, lol. I'm totally not meaning any offense though Beth, I hope you know that. It's just interesting all the variations on rules you hear after you've been doing this for a while.

      • The only blinkie coupons that don't double at Bi-Lo are the ones you get at Bi-Lo, and that's because they start with the #9. Most of the times, Publix has the same blinkies, and so does Ingles.
        The ones at Publix are the best, because they DON”T say do not double, and they start with a #5. When you use them at Bi-Lo they double, no problem with that.
        The ones you get at Ingles say DO NOT DOUBLE in the front, but they start with a #5, so they double, too. The only issue you may have with them is the cashier not wanting to scan them because they say do not double.
        My rule is, always use Publix blinkies, they work every single time. I have many, many times used them at Bi-Lo.
        Bi-Lo blinkies, use them only for face value, if you don't have another option.

        • Quick Scan Cashier

          Blinkie coupons are marked “not to be doubled or tripled.” Cashiers are supposed to follow manufacturers' stipulations on coupons as far as doubling, expiration dates, limits, etc. Read the coupons. Most clearly state, “Other use constitutes fraud.”

          Cashiers are just trying to do their job. Give 'em a break!

          • Not all blinkie coupons say “not to be doubled or tripled”. The blinkies you find at Publix don't say anything.
            The “do not double or triple” is a message from the manufacturer to the store, letting the store know that if they double or triple the coupon, they still will be reimbursed for face value only.
            The store is the one who is offering you, the customer, a deal by doubling or tripling the coupons, and they do that as a way to compete with other stores. They want you to shop with them, so they offer to double or triple your coupons.
            When the manufacturer does not want a coupon to be doubled or tripled, he makes sure the coupon bar code starts with a #9, that way, it will not double or triple when it is scanned.
            The blinkies found at Publix and at Ingles start with a #5, as per the manufacturer. That means they can be doubled or tripled anywhere, as long as the store you use it at is doubling or tripling coupons.
            The blinkies found at Bi-Lo start with a #9, as per the manufacturer. The only way they can be doubled or tripled is by manual override, and you need a supervisor or manager for that. And again, there are stores where, if the coupon meets all their requirements, they will still double or triple it because they honor the deal they have with you, the customer. In other words, they keep their word.
            The cashiers work is to scan all your coupons, as long as you have the right item for that coupon, and as long as the coupon has not expired, or is a copy.
            That means that when the cashier refuses to scan my coupon because the coupon says “Do not double or triple”, the cashier is not doing his or her work. If the manufacturer set limitations to that coupon, so it wouldn't be doubled, then when the cashier scans the coupon, the coupon will not double or triple.
            It is not right for cashiers to manually suppress coupons that have doubled or tripled. That is not doing their jobs.
            I can tell you that I read my coupons very carefully, and follow what they say. And I am always respectful and kind with the cashiers. That does not mean that I have to like it when I encounter a cashier who does not know how to do his/her job, or who enjoys humiliating me just because I am using coupons.
            I can tell you that most of the cashiers I have found at Publix knew how to do their jobs, and to those few who didn't, I just asked nicely to please call a manager, who then proceeded to explain to the cashier what had to be done.
            Bi-Lo has bad customer service. Only a few of its employees care about how customers are treated. Not only that, many of the cashiers, and supervisors, do not know how coupons work, or what exactly they have to do with them.
            When you are following all the rules, it is not the cashier's job to go over the store policy, and do what they want, no matter what. That's not right.
            All I meant with my earlier comment was to explain why some blinkies are not doubling at Bi-Lo, they are the ones you find at Bi-Lo; but you can use any coupon you want, so you can use the same blinkie, except that you got it at Publix, and it will double, no problem; after all is a manufacturer coupon, not a store coupon.

    • Mary Jane

      Thank you so much! This was a big help.

    • tori729

      Ugg. There is no Fast Fixin's coupon in Feb All You and since I already signed up on their site I can't get them from there.
      Plus, the V8 coupon is JUST for Fusion not any other kind. It was on here last week and I printed them before I realized it. (and got my hopes up) Jenny, please take those off!

    • There’s a $0.50/1 land of lakes spreadable butter with olive oil product @ coupons.com. I used zip code 90210.After doubling, that coupon will leave the Land of Lakes butter with olive oil @ $0.09 at Bi-Lo.Tuesday is the last day.

    • Christina

      Hey, I just finished off a bag of Goldfish that I bought earlier this week and there are .55 cent coupons on there!!!! I opened up the other bag and found another one. Going this afternoon to get FREE Goldfish….Make sure to check yours!

    • Jen

      Oreo cakesters are BOGO this week at Bi-Lo. The regular price is 3.29. There is a $1/1 coupon here: http://www.nabiscoworld.com/oreo/cakesters/prod

      So around 65 cents after coupon. Yum!

    • dmr1071

      Well I am off to Bi-Lo to try this for the first time, wish me luck. I have a family of 5, 3 of which are teenagers so I can use all the money saving advise I can get.

    • Amanda

      my zip is not giving me the $1/ wonka candy, can somebody give me a zip that will?

    • I'm going to frame these and hang them when my husband's at work and see how long it takes him to notice when he gets home!