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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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Food Lion Weekly Ad 12/30

on 12.30.2009 at 12:13am

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Here are the “low price” deals at Food Lion starting Wednesday 12/30.  It is a longer ad than normal and I am tempted to recommend that you shop twice this ad.  Once to use all the expiring coupons and then again after you have Sunday’s coupons for the Special K deal.

If you see any other deals please share!shoppinglist1

1. Check with your local store about B1G1 items. Ask “Are you required to buy 2, or will they each ring up at half price?”
2. Most Food Lion stores do not double coupons.
3. If you do a B1G1 deal, use 2 coupons if they will let you.
4.  There are regional variations in all ads, so check your ad for any small price changes.

Special K Promo

  • Buy 5 Get $5 off instantly at checkout
  • One reward per transaction, Running 12/30-1/12
  • Kellogg’s Special K Cereals 12-14 oz. $2.50
    Free Special K Granola Cereal wyb any Special K Cereal printable
    -$1/2 Special K Cereals RP 1/3/10 or printable
    -$1.50 off Store brand coffee wyb (3) Cereals printable
    -.50 off Fruit wyb any Special K Cereal
  • Kellogg’s Special K Meal Bars 6 ct $5.49
    -$1/2 Special K Meal Bars RP 1/3/10
  • Kellogg’s Special K20 Protein Water Mix 7 ct $3.29
    -$1/2 Special K Protein product RP 1/3/10
  • Kellogg’s Special K Bars 4.86 oz. $2.50 ea
    -$1/2 Secial K Bars RP 1/3/10
  • Kellogg’s Special K Protein Shake 4 ct $5.49
    -$1 off Special K Protein Shakes printable
    -$1/2 Special K Protein product RP 1/3/10
  • Kellogg’s Special K Crackers 8 oz. $2.99
    -$1/2 Special K Crackers SS 1/3/10
  • **Deal Idea (if granola cereal is participating)**
    (2) Special K Cereals $2.50 ea
    (2) Special K Granola Cereal $2.50 ea
    $2 worth of fruit
    (1) Special K Protein Shakes 4 ct. $5.49
    -$5 instant savings
    (2) Free Special K Granola Cereal wyb any Special K Cereal printable
    (1) -$1/2 Special K Cereals RP 1/3/10 or printable
    (4) -.50 off Fruit wyb any Special K Cereal printable
    (1) -$1 off Special K Protein Shakes printable
    Total Due: $3.49


  • Cantaloupes $1.99 ea
  • Mangos 99¢ ea
  • Navel Oranges 8 lb. bag $3.99
  • Red Delicious or Gala Apples $2.99
  • Red or White Onions, Jumbo 99¢ lb.
  • Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag $2.88


  • Boston Butt Pork Roast 97¢ lb.
  • Butcher’s Brand New York Strip Steaks Value Pack $4.98 lb.
  • Food Lion Chicken Snack Wings 2.5 lb. Bag B1G1 at $9.99
  • Hebrew National Beef Franks 11-12 oz. B1G1 at $5.29
  • Hillshire Farm Cocktail Smokies 14-16 oz. B1G1 at $3.99
    -.55/1 Hillshire Smokies printable
    -$1/2 Hillshire Farm Cocktail Links RP 11/15, 12/06
    -$2/3 Hillshire Sausage wyb 2 Keebler Crackers “Share Holiday Traditions” Booklet
  • Holly Farms Boneless Chicken Breast 50% OFF
  • Lobster Tails 3 oz. $3.99
  • Snow Crab Clusters $3.99 lb.
  • Deli Sliced Cooked Ham B1G1 at $4.49 lb


  • 7Up or Diet Rite 2 Liter 99¢
  • 7Up or Diet Rite 12 Pack, 12 oz. Cans $2.75
    -$1 off 7Up 12 pack printable (store coupon)
  • Fuze 18.5 oz. $1 ea
  • Minute Maid Coolers 10 Pack, 6.75 oz. $2 ea
  • Nature’s Place Spring Water 16.9 oz. Bottles B1G1
  • Powerade Zero 32 oz. $1 ea
  • Smart Water 1 Liter $1 ea
  • Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 8-10 ct $1 ea
    -$1 off (1) box Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix printable
    -.50/2 Swiss Miss SS 11/15 (exp 12/31)
  • V-8 or V-Fusion Juices 46 oz. $2.50
    -.75/1 V-Fusion Juices SS 1/3/10
    -.50/2 V8 Juices SS 1/3/10
    -$1 off V-Fusion printable
  • Vitamin Water 1 Liter $1 ea

Fridge or Frozen

  • Tropicana Orange Juice 59-64 oz. $2.99
  • Egg Beaters 15-16 oz. $2 ea
    -$1 off Egg Beaters printable or printable
  • Kraft Shredded, Cubed or Chunk Cheese 5-8 oz. $2 ea
    -$1/2 Kraft Cheese SS 11/15 (exp 12/31) or printable
  • Parkay Spread 16 oz. quarters 99¢
    -$1/2 Parkay products December All You Magazine
    -$1/2 Parkay products SS 11/15 (exp 12/31)
    (makes it 49¢ ea)
  • Birds Eye Voila 21-23 oz. B1G1 at $4.99
    -$1/2 Viola! Meals Fresh Flavorful, Frozen” booklet
    -$1/2 off Viola! Meal printable (makes it $1.99)
    -$5 Mail in Rebate wyb (2) Viola! Meals and Up DVD
  • Breyers Ice Cream 48 oz. B1G1 at $5.29
    -.75/1 Breyers Ice Cream RP 10/18 (exp 12/31)
  • Cool Whip Aerosol 7 oz. $2 ea
  • Freschetta Pizza 12 Inch $3.99
    -$1 off Freschetta Pizza, coupon on selected packages
    -$1 off Freschetta Brick Oven Pizza, printable (IE) or printable (FF)
  • Healthy Choice Dinners or Steamers 10.5 – 12 oz. 40% OFF
    -$1/2 Healthy Choice Meals SS 10/18
    -$1 off Healthy Choice printable
  • Lean Cuisine Dinners or Entrees 5.25-12 oz. $1.99
    Buy (6) Lean Cuisine get Silhouette Skinny Cow Ice Cream Novelties FREE
    -$1/3 Lean Cuisine printable (manuf. w/ Target logo)
    -$1/4 Lean Cuisine “Fresh Flavorful, Frozen” booklet (exp 12/31)
    -$1/3 Lean Cuisine RP 9/13 (exp 12/31)
    -$2/3 Lean Cuisine September All You Magazine
  • Hot or Lean Pockets 6.5-9 oz. $2 ea
    Buy (5) and get Deer Park 6 pk, FREE
    -$1/3 Hot Pockets printable (manu w/Target logo)
    -.50/3 Lean or Hot Pockets SS 10/25
  • Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza 9.73-10.42 oz. $1 ea
    -$1 off Tony’s Pizza SS 12/13
    -$1/2 Tony’s Pizza SS 12/13
    -.50/1 Tony’s Pizza SS 10/4 (exp 12/31)
  • Tyson Any’tizers 10-11 oz. B1G1 at $3.79
    -$1.50 off Tyson Any’tizers Chicken Breast Chunks SS 10/11 (regional)


  • General Mills Cereals B1G1 (price not listed)
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, or Cheerios
    -.55/1 Cinnamon Toast Crunch printable
    -$1 off Cheerios printable(sent via email)
    -$1/2 General Mills Cereals printable (limit reached)
  • Quaker Oats $2.99
    -$1 off Quaker Instant Oatmeal printable (store coupon)
  • Healthy Choice Microweavable Bowls 14 oz. $2 ea
    -.75/2 Healthy Choice Bowls SS 10/18
  • Vlasic Pickle Spears 24 oz. B1G1 at $2.99
    -.50/1 Vlasic printable (limit reached)
  • Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas 13.25 oz. $1.33
    -$1/2 Healthy Harvest printable or here
    $1 saved for college wyb (2) Healthy Harvest Upromise eCoupon
  • Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn 2-4 pk B1G1 at $2.69
    -$1/2 Orville Pop Corn SS 11/15 (exp 12/31)
    -.40/1 Orville Pop Corn SS 11/15 (exp 12/31)
    -$1/2 Orville Redenbacher printable (play game)
  • Quaker Fiber and Omega 3 Bars 6.10 oz. $2.50
    -$1/2 Quaker Bars printable
  • Tostitos 9.0-15.63 oz. B1G1 at $3.99

Personal or Home

  • Sundown Vitamins  B1G1 starting at $4.99
    -$1 off Sundown Vitamins RP 1/3/10 or printable
    -$3/2 Sundown Vitamins printable
  • Tide Laundry Detergent, Gain or 75-100 oz. $8.99
    -$1/2 off Tide Detergent, Any Size PG 11/29
    -.35/1 off Tide Detergent, Any Size PG 11/29
    -$1 off Tide Detergent PG 12/27
    (makes it $7.99)
  • Bounty Paper Towels 8 Giant Rolls $8.99
    -.25/1 off Bounty Towels or Napkins PG 11/29, 12/27
    $2 saved for college wyb Bounty Paper Towels 6 ct + Upromise eCoupon (exp 12/31)
    (makes it $6.74 after college savings)
  • Charmin 6 Mega or 12 Roll $6.99
    -.25/1 Charmin Bathroom Tissue PG 11/29
    $1 saved wyb Charmin Mega Roll any size pack Upromise eCoupon (exp 12/31)
    (makes it $5.74 after college savings)
  • Kleenex Tissues 60-200 ct $1.66
    -.75/1 Kleenex Products printable (Manuf. Coupon)
    -.50/3 Kleenex Single Boxes SS 11/01, 12/06

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    • Jenni

      Jenny – why buy $2 worth of fruit, when you could get just 50 cents worth? (on the Special K deal) Just curious as to the reason there.

      • Jenny

        because you can use 4 of those coupons since you are buying 4 boxes of cereal.

        • Jenni

          *gets it, smacks head* See, this is why I am so grateful for your blog! I would have never thought of that!

    • chels

      How is getting the protein shakes the best deal?

      • Jenny

        It’s not necessarily I was just giving you an idea. You can grab a $2.50 product and not use a coupon and have it all cost 50 cents.

        or something like that I’m tired now.

    • Marty

      there is also a q for $1.50 of store brand coffee when you buy any 3 Kellogg cereal.

    • Gayle

      I can never find the Eggbeaters coupons. Is there a certain zip code I can use?

    • Becky

      Ran to a Food Lion (On Johnston Rd in Charlotte, NC) at lunch and found some coupon nazis! They said if the internet coupon doesn’t scan they can’t accept it. I had two of the same kind from healthy choice and one scanned and the other didn’t.

      • Roxanne

        I went to the Food Lion on Ladson Road in Ladson S.C. tonight and they said they will no longer accept any internet coupons. The coupons that I attemted to use were from the Food Lion Website.

      • Samantha White

        Snotty coupon cop at my Food Lion said they no longer accept ANY Internet printed coupons period. Looked me straight in the eye and claimed there was too much fraud going on. What an insult!

        I called corporate and asked for a copy of their “Official Coupon Policy” and they dodged my request by saying they would have someone call me back.

        I’ll be happy to shop at Kroger where they treat customers with respect and happily accept coupons.

      • Claudia

        Food Lion will not accept printed coupons, period. That is what I was told when I presented several coupons and only 2 did not scan. I also went from there to Kroger.

    • Tara

      Hi! Went to FL in Lexington, SC this morning. Found coupon stuck on the Tostitos dips for free dip when you buy 2 bags of Tostitos. They had the Tostitos BOGOF. Also, bought two of the

      Kraft Shredded, Cubed or Chunk Cheese 5-8 oz. $2 ea
      -$1/2 Kraft Cheese SS 11/15 (exp 12/31)

      Then when I checked out, the little machine spit out a coupon that read get $5.00 off your next order when you buy 5 more Kraft products!

    • Amy Cole

      How did you get the Kelloggs q’s to print multiple times? It would only print once for me.

      • Mel

        I just tried printing out the Kellogg’s coupons and it would only print once also. In the past I was able to print at least 2 it just didn’t give me a way to refresh. wondering what’s up with that?

        • Lisa

          I just went back to the original link and printed it again, since there was noway to refresh. HTH!

    • Just a heads up on the Kelloggs Special K BOGO coupon- USUALLY at Food Lion, when a bogo coupon is scanned, th register automatically enters the RETAIL price, not the sale price. So if these are regularly $3.99, then $3.99 will automatically come off. I haven’t verified this particular coupon, but this is how it has worked with every bogo coupon I’ve ever used at Food Lion. If anyone tries it, maybe they can let us know?

      • Kim

        yep – I went to FL today and ended with .57 overage when i bought 6 boxes of cereal..

        • Beckett

          Went to FL tonight. Got 5 Special K’s, used 2 bogo coups, used 1 man for 1 off special K blueberry, used one .50 off fruit (only could get one to print), and used 5/4 kellogs target coupon. It did take off $3.34 (x 2) for the bogos. The last bogo and target one the cashier couldn’t do it, Manager on duty had to push it through, she stated that was the problem it was target and I pointed out it was an manufacturer’s coupon. Ended up paying $1 for all, but then got the 5 off, so was free and 4 applied to my other groceries.
          Thanks Jenny! Going tonight I saved 66.52 and only spent 15.17!

          • We just had a Food Lion open in Lawrenceville, GA. Having a time with the store and coupons. They don’t double any q’s and won’t take any competitors. I had a target manufactures coupon last week and the manager refused to accept it. I don’t think they will be here long if they don’t lighten up on the coupon policy. How did the other food lions work. I was so excited to see the store open but now they have an empty parking lot because or the policies.

            • Lana

              I don’t think any FL double coupons or take competitors coupons. I don’t buy alot there but they have great meat sales and their meat is the best we have at any local store. The FLIPS often make great buys there too. Our stores are very friendly and take any coupon I use without question.

    • Jenny, this bogo coupon states you can use your free box as granola OR original Special K- so you should be able to get that if not the granola!

    • My DH found Fuze tearpads for bogo Fuze that would be great for this sale, especially if the coupon works as they ahve in the past, taking off the regular retail price for the Fuze and not the sale price.

    • Crystal

      We tried to do the Special K deal tonight and the manager would not let us use the fruit coupon on top of the bogo coupon. We didn’t push it because our pantry is full of cereal at the moment, but it still made me a little upset. I hate not being able to get such a great deal!

      • Mrs

        My local Food Lion (Ft. Oglethorpe, GA) will not allow 2 coupons for 2 items if the coupon says Buy One Get One Free. They say that the Buy One Get One Free is like $ off 2. So you are not the only one who could not do the deal.

    • I have not been able to find the .50 off fruit or the $1 off Kellogg Protein Shake. Anyone else have this issue finding these Kellogg coupons?

      • Rebecca

        I wasn’t able to find the fruit or shake qs either. :(

      • Kim

        Yeah, I can’t find them either…

        • Kim

          I just found them! They are not on the link given, but they are at coupons.com!

    • Cathy

      FREE FOOD LION HOT COCOA in addition to the Free Swiss Miss this week. The Food Lion brand hot chocolate is still on sale this week (to compete with Swiss Miss) for .99 a box. Remember to use the flip for $2 off 2 boxes and get it for free along with your free box of Swiss Miss.
      I live in the central part of NC and at one store FL cocoa is .99 and just 3 miles up the road it is .89 this week.

      • Lana

        The only FL hot cocoa coupon I see is $1/2 not $2/2.

        • Mel

          It prints out $2 off of 2 boxes

    • Cathy

      Also, the $2 off any Huggies product coupon is going around again. I used it at my Food Lion on Huggies wipes tonight ($2.06 a package) and it scanned just fine. The wipes do qualify as a Huggies product and the fact that it scanned with no problem made that clear too. Some sites are saying it only applies to diapers. Hope that helps.

      • Jenni

        Do you know where we could get this new coup? I am almost out of wipes and REALLY need some!

    • Tanya

      YEAHHH! Got:
      6 boxes of Special K
      6 Lean Cuisines
      1 skinny cow IC sandwiches
      2 pkgs of decaf
      2 kiwis
      1 box of swiss miss hot chocolate

      for $8 and change!!! Saved $50 pre MVP

      • Sabrina

        What coupons did you use for the lean cuisines?

    • Tanya

      Also Skinny Cow IC rang up as:

      Therefore $3.99,

      but, I was refunded $4.99 at the end of the bill for the special offer with 6 Lean Cuisines. $1 MM

    • Mel

      I have not been able to find the Special K granola cereal, went to 2 FL. Even went to WM to price match and they had a tv thing advertising for it but could not find it anywhere. It seems like it is new, is it just not out yet, maybe coming out after new years? And on the boxes of S.K, there are more coupons on the back!
      Bought 3 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of cereal bars, 3 boxes of cocoa and 2lbs of bananas for $4.57!!! Still a good deal without the bogo for the granola! If anyone has found it please let us know, I’m in the Lex.,SC area.

    • Judy

      I was able to get a 2 liter and a 12pk of 7-UP for only 25c!!! I used my coupon for a free 7-UP 2liter that I recieved in the mail a few weeks ago. There was a coupon on the bottle for $1.50 off a 12 pk of various sodas when you buy a 2 liter. I used that coupon in addition to the FL $1/1 7-UP 12 pk. The 12 pk are one sale for $2.75 this week, so cha-ching!!! =)

    • Donna

      there’s a coupon for $1 off Tostitos in the Jan All you mag

      • My mag said $1 off with purchase of salsa or dip.

    • John

      The vlassic coupons are still printing on smartsource (use zip 90210)

    • Amanda

      A Kroger home mailer also had Vlassic Pickle $1/2 coupons. The epxiration date is 1/24/10. I will be stocking up on pickles for $1 a jar. Not free, but I love pickles, so I am happy about this!

    • Leslie

      I do not have a convenient Food Lion anywhere near me; they are in a neighboring town but where I live, we have Bloom (owned by Food Lion). Would you consider adding Bloom to your website?

    • Dana

      anybody else unable to print any of the special k coupons??? or am i just the lucky one?

      • Sabrina

        I can’t get the Kelloggs to print either…so sad!

        • I had a message “all out of prints”. So sad sounds like a great deal.

    • Is the Target coupon still available for the Kelloggs cereal? I cannot find it on their site. Thanks

    • Tammy

      I did the Special K deal today:
      (2) Special K Cereals $2.50 ea
      (2) Special K Granola Cereal $2.50 ea (I just got the Special K original cereal)
      $2 worth of fruit – 2 tangerines and 2 kiwis (I went over by .36)
      (1) Special K Protein Shakes 4 ct. $5.49

      -$5 instant savings
      (2) Free Special K Granola Cereal wyb any Special K Cereal
      (1) -$1/2 Special K Cereals
      (4) -.50 off Fruit wyb any Special K Cereal
      (1) -$1 off Special K Protein Shakes

      Total: $18 and some change before coupons
      Total after coupons and $5 instant savings: .26

      Not sure but I think my cashier pushed toooo many buttons…but…WOOHOO!!!

    • Anne

      I was wondering about the special K coupons also, couldn’t find them, the all the FL coupons are expired…

    • Cathy

      I paid 1.64 (82 cents each) for 2 large boxes of Cheerios today. They are reg. 3.64 but are on sale BOGO this week. You can print $1 off coupons from the http://www.eatbetteramerica.com website (if you sign up.)
      3.64 for the two boxes together – used (2) $1 off coupons = 1.64 total.

      • Lana

        I am really glad for this great deal on Cheerios as it is the only cereal DH eats and we are out!

    • big problem ,cereal site keeps saying no coupons available, promotion has ended

      • Jenni

        I can’t find any of the cereal site coups either. Bummer. I shouldn’t have waited to print.

    • cindy

      made a quick run for milk, and i got my special k cereal.i found some air wick spray on close out for 58 cent a can. i had 55 cent coupons and also there is bogo coupons, the fragrance is vanilla…also there is another fragrance that is on close out for $1.18 a can

    • Lori

      Can someone post the actual rebate form for the Voila and Up deal? I can’t view it with the attachment Jenny provided. Thanks

    • tiffany

      I got a great deal tonight at FL in Rock Hill, SC. They had glade fragrance collection on clearance rack for 2.98. I had the $3.00 off wyb 2 q and got $3.00 off my next purchase after I paid. So both free!

    • Jenni

      Has anyone mentioned that on some boxes of Special K (just the regular flavor, from what I saw) have a deal where if you send in 5 cardboard tokens cut from the back of the box (NO receipt necessary!) with the form from the inside of the box, you get a $10 voucher for a pair of jeans? I was going to skip this weeks deal until I saw that! That would make 6 boxes (with three $1/2 coups used) FREE after the $5 saved at the register, and this voucher, PLUS $3 leftover that you could actually count as saving on the jeans. SWEET!

      PLUS, there is NO LIMIT per household on the $10 voucher for a new pair of jeans deal!

    • Samantha White

      My Food Lion no longer accepts internet printed coupons.

      Has anyone else been told that Food Lion no longer accepts printed coupons?

      Has this become the “officical coupon policy” at Food Lion?

      • Cindi

        I am in SW Virginia, and mine still takes them, man I sure hope it doesnt become their official coupon policy!

    • Cindi

      Oh, and the vlasic 50 cents off coupon, I just printed 2 at coolsavings!

    • Pru

      The FoodLion in my city (St Augustine, FL) had Finish Dishwasher Gel Packs on sale for 3.99 (reg 5.16), but I didnt see it advertised in their flyer anywhere. I was able to use the $2.50 coupons from this past Sundays coupons. I stocked up with $16 worth of dish washer packs for 5.19—thats 68% off!!!