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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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Here are the top deals at Food Lion starting 8/12. It is a pretty good week I think. We still have the Guiding starts coupon so enjoy really cheap grapes and boneless chicken breasts.

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.

Ball Park Beef Franks B1G1 at $3.94
-$1/2 Ball Park Franks RP 7/26

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Lunch meats $3 ea
-$1/2 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh August Sunset Magazine
-.50/1 Deli Fresh Meats
Bi-Lo home mailer (came in Red Plum mailer 8/11)

Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.99 lb
Top Round London Broil $2.59 lb
Country Style Pork Ribs $1.49 lb
-$1 off any Guiding Stars product printable

Smithfield Smoked Bacon B1G1 at $4.99
Snow Crab Clusters $3.99 lb
Farm Raised Tilapia Fillets $2.99 lb
Steak-Umm Burgers B1G1 at $8.49
Food Lion Corned Beef or Pastrami B1G1 at $5.99 lb

Seedless Red Grapes .99¢ lb
Strawberries 2 lb tub $2.97
Hass Avocadoes .99¢ ea
-$1 off any Guiding Stars product printable

Dry Goods::
Nabisco Chips Ahoy B1G1 at $3.89
-.75/2 Nabisco Cookies or Crackers SS 7/26

General Mills Cheerios or Cinnamon Toast Crunch B1G1 at $3.14
-$1/3 General Mills Cereals, SS 8/09
-$1/2 Cheerios printable
-$1/2 General Mills Cereals, SS 7/19 or printable
-.55/1 Cheerios printable

Kellogg’s Cereals $1.99 ea
Froot Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Flakes
-$2 off (2) Dannon Danimals wyb(2) Kellogg’s Cereals “Kellogg’s Fuel For School” booklet
-$2 off Milk wyb (2) Kellogg’s Cereals, tearpad
-$1/2 Kellogg’s Cereals RP 8/02
-$1 off Kellogg’s Cereals coupon inside select boxes

Pepsi Products 2 liters .99¢ ea

Juicy Juice 8 pk $1.50 ea
-.75/1 Nestle Juicy Juice RP 8/09
-.50/2 Nestle Juicy Juice RP 8/09
-$1 off Nestle Juicy Juice RP 8/09

Mott’s Apple Sauce 6 pk $1.66
-.50/1 Mott’s Plus Apple Sauce printable
-$1 off any Guiding Stars product printable

Ocean Spray Juices 64 oz $2.50 ea
-.55/1 Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice Or Juice Drink RP 5/31
-$1 off Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice Or Juice Drink RP 5/31

Campbell’s Chicken or Tomato Soup or Spaghetti O’s .50¢ ea

Campbell’s Select Harvest Soup $1.25 ea
-.50/2 Campbell’s Select Harvest SS 8/16

Prego Pasta Sauce $1.66 ea
-$1.50 off wyb (1) Prego Pasta Sauce and (1) Pepperidge Farm Garlic Bread printable

Lay’s Chips $2.50 ea
-$1/2 off Lay’s July All You Mag

Dole Fruit Bowls $2 ea
-.55/1 Dole Fruit Bowls in Gel or Fruit Parfait SS 8/09
-.75/1 Dole Fruit Bowls in Gel or Fruit Parfait SS 8/09
-$1/2 Dole Fruit Bowls, Gels Or Parfaits June and August All You Mag

Hamburger Helpers $1 ea
-.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals SS 8/09
-.75/3 Hamburger Helper printable or printable

Kraft Cheese Singles Buy More Save More Deal
Buy 1 at $1.99
Buy 2 at $1.50 ea
Buy 3 at $1.33 ea
Buy 4 at $1.25 ea
5 or more at $1.99 ea
-$1/2 Kraft (Shreds, Chunks, Slices or Snacking) RP 8/09
-.50/1 Kraft Singles Bi-Lo home mailer (came in Red Plum mailer 8/11)

Hot or Lean Pockets $1.66 ea
-$1/2 Lean Pockets Brand, Hot Pockets Brand SS 5/17 (exp 8/16)
-.50/1 Lean Pockets Brand, Hot Pockets Brand SS 5/17 (exp 8/16)

Aunt Jemima Pancakes B1G1 at $2.79
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima Frozen Pancakes SS 8/16

Breyers Ice Cream $2 ea
-$1 off Breyer’s Product RP 7/12 or “Raise your Hand for Savings” booklet
-$1/2 Breyer’s Ice Cream printable

Personal Care::
L O’real Vive Pro Hair Care B1G1 at $4.69
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style or StudioLine styling product SS 8/09
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive Pro shampoo or conditioner SS 8/09
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive Pro Glossy Style Product printable (FF) or printable (IE)
-$1 off L’Oreal Vive Pro Hydra Gloss printable (FF) or printable (IE)

Ponds Towelettes B1G1 at $5.49
-$1.50 off Ponds Towelettes printable or here

Kotex Pads or Liners 14-64 ct $3 ea
-$2 off Kotex Feminine Care Product SS 7/26
-$1/2 Kotex Pantiliners SS 7/19
-$1 off Kotex Pads SS 7/19
-$1 off Kotex Product printable (IE) or printable (FF)

Huggies Diapers $8.99 ea
-$1.50 off Huggies Diapers SS 7/19, 8/16
-$2 off Huggies diapers June All You Mag
-$1.50 off Huggies product printable (Food Lion)

Paper Goods::
Scott Paper Towels 6-8 rolls $4.99 ea
-$1 off Scott Naturals Paper Towels, 6 or more SS 8/09 or printable
-$1 off Scott Long Lasting Roll Or Mega Roll Paper Towels, 4 or more SS 7/12

Scott or Cottonelle Bath Tissue 12 rolls $6.99 ea
-$1 off Scott Naturals Bath Tissue SS 8/09 or printable
-$1 off Scott Extra Soft Bath Tissue SS 7/12

All Detergent B1G1 at $5.47 ea
-$1/2 All Or Surf Laundry Detergent RP 8/02
-$1 off All Liquid Laundry Detergent RP 8/02 or printable

Ziploc Sandwich Bags B1G1 at $3.67 ea
-$1/2 Ziploc Brand Bags SS 7/26, 8/09
Ziploc Brand Bags SS 7/26
-$1.50/2 Ziploc Products printable

Posted in the Grocery Gathering at BeCentsAble.

    • Debra

      What is the guiding stars all about?

      Thank you,

    • Debra

      Hello again, I just left a question before and now I have a comment. I was reading through Food Lion ad listed and it said you could print out coupons for cereal and other items, most Food Lion stores I have been to do not accept printed coupons. I just wanted people to be aware and check with there Food Lion store.

    • Sadie

      Below is the coupon policy for Food-Lion (as of Dec. of last year)

      Thank you for your recent email. We sincerely appreciate you contacting us.

      Our company will gladly accept manufacturer and store coupons, provided they scan in our register system. We will however, decline the use of single-sided coupons offering a free product, a coupon that has a higher dollar amount than the value of the product, a competitors’ coupon, or if the coupon appears to be computer generated, copied, or reproduced. Unfortunately, we will only accept one coupon per item. I hope you find this information beneficial and do apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to speak to the store manager with any concerns you have.

      We will accept internet printed coupons in our stores, however, we reserve the right to decline acceptance if the coupons are deemed to be fraudulent. We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to maintain the integrity of coupon acceptance. With your assistance and support, we can insure that coupons remain favorably received in our stores.

      Double off coupons are not used simply because we do not have the extra profit built in to honor them. We feel our customers are better served with lower prices rather than higher prices and double coupons. We much prefer that our customers purchase products of their choice at a fair price.

    • matt

      Debra – I drive 30 miles to FL because they do take printed coupons..
      Last week Tide 100oz 9.99 FL printed coupon -$2.00 + manuf coupon -$2.00 = $5.99 good deal I bought 6

    • Pamela

      I live in VA and they have always taken all of my printables – both Food Lion as well aa manufact. Qs.

    • Susan

      can i use multiple guided coupons for the purchase of 6 avacados? It doesn’t say on the coupon what the $1off is for.

    • Kay

      I need this weeks (8/12) coupons in PDF! Anyone know where to find them?

      • Jenny

        Just added them to the main list if you click the link above the header.

    • Sandra

      How do you get the Prego coupon?

    • Leigh Ann Mills

      I can’t seem to get the prgo coupon either…
      I would also like to know what guiding stars is?

    • Amanda S

      The “Build a better burger” q’s that I found in Publix a wk or two ago had .55 off 2 Hoss avacados. Combine that with the guiding stars q and you’ve got a good deal for avacados, I think!

    • Catherine

      Is there a limit to the number of guiding start coupons you can use per transaction? Thanks!

    • kelli

      I use printed coupons, FL and manufactures, all the time at my Food Lion. I’ve gone in with a pile of 15-20 printed coupons before and had no problem with them accepting them. I live in Blacksburg, VA.

      Susan (#6)- I’m almost positive that the Guiding Star coupon will work on avocados, but you’ll have to buy them 2 at a time. The coupon is for $1 off a purchase of at least $1 and you can only use 1 per transaction.

      Catherine (#11) – You can only use 1 per transaction. I’ve had a manager push through more than one at a time, but that’s only happened a few times.

    • Linda120

      In the Nabisco coupon booklet “Save up to $55 Throughout the School Year” which I found at FL, there’s a $1/2 Q for Nabisco Cookies or Crackers–FL has Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers priced at $1 per box.
      Woohoo–2 boxes for $1 and they’re yummy!!

    • Carly

      Does Food Lion let you stack store and manufacture q’s? If so could you use the Manufacture coupon for Breyers $1 off 2 and then 2 Food Lion $1 off? If so that would be $3 off 2 Breyers Ice Cream. They would be .50 a piece!!

    • Kristen

      Guiding Stars –
      If you take the Guiding Stars quiz at FoodLion.com you’ll see what items you can use the GS coupon on. I use it on milk.


      While shopping at a participating supermarket with the Guiding Stars system you’ll find our logo on price tags on the shelf, produce signs, meat, poultry and seafood case signs, and on labels on fresh meat and bakery items throughout the store. In fact, our Guiding Stars program rates all foods that are a significant source of calories*. Learn more about how Guiding Stars works.

    • sc

      On the Food Lion printables page, there are two Guiding Stars coupons posted, but they are exactly the same, I thought you said there were two different ones… Is there some small difference I’m missing? Even the barcode numbers are the same.

    • kelli

      Carly (#15) – You might be able to stack them but I don’t think that you’ll be able to use more than 1 of the same FL coupon in the same transaction.

    • kelli

      Also, I thought that I’d mention that my store’s ad has Breyers Ice Cream listed at $2.97 each. I’m located in Blacksburg, VA.

    • Michelle M.

      I went to FL yesterday to get Capri Suns. I didnt read them when they printed but it says “One coupon per person per order per day”. The cashier overrided it and took all 3! Thought that was nice:)

    • Susan

      Good day at Food Lion today. I found Mrs Paul’s Battered fish for $3.38, had 2) $3Q’s just .38 each. I found a BIC Soleil Razor for $3.49, had a $3Q just .49. They were also closing out some of their Degree Deodorants for $1.79, had 2) $1 off FLIPS and a MQ for $1 off 2, got 2 for .29 each. They had London Broil for $1.99 lb, still had $1 off $5 FLIP on beef. Fun day at the Food Lion.

    • Amy

      The Guiding Stars coupon can be used on the 1.50 Juicy Juice boxed drink 8-packs – at 50 cents per pack, it is well worth it to stock up for the school year, even though it will require multiple trips! I work right next to a Food Lion so I am just stopping in once on my way in and once on the way home.

    • Sharon

      No one has explained what guiding stars is? How does this coupon work?

    • Our stores have Breyers for $2.88 (middle TN)

    • Debra

      Hi, Sadie #3

      Thanks for your input, but the Food Lion in South Congaree, SC will not take printables. I tried a couple of times and they refused so I don’t shop there much. I mostly shop at Publix and Bi-lo and they take all of my coupons without any hassles.

    • Sam


      Guiding Stars is a system that Food Lion uses to rate the nutritional value of foods (0-3 guiding stars) The Guiding Star coupon is for 1 dollar off any food item that earns 1 or more stars. Most items in the store earn stars (look near the price…there will be a guiding stars symbol…green with yellow stars and what looks like a dancing person)

      It is a great coupon!!!!! So much in the store qualifies!!!

    • kelli

      Sharon (adding to what Sam said) A LOT of items in my store don’t have a Guiding Star icon but I’m sure that they are Guiding Star items. Example: most of the canned fruits and veggies don’t have a star with their tag, but I’m sure that most, if not all, of them earn at least 1 star. If you have a question about what is and isn’t, you could always ask someone who works there or just try to buy it… if the coupon doesn’t work, tell them you don’t want it.

    • Claire

      Same question as SC (#17): I can’t tell the difference between the two Guiding Star coupons posted. Thoughts??

    • BETH


    • JEB

      Got 4 packs of Pond’s towelettes for $5.73 , I think after sale and coupons–pretty comparable in price and amount to Walmart brand.

    • kelli

      sc and Claire – I can’t tell any difference either….

    • Karen Smith

      I live in Chesapeake, VA. I have NEVER seen a FL coupon???? Where do you get them???

    • Stacey W

      I rarely go to Food Lion but I stopped by for something quickly tonight and I got a Catalina for $4 off $40 good until Sunday. Just an FYI!

    • kelli

      Stacey W – what did you buy?

    • nancy

      you can register your mvp card on the foodlion webpage then they will send them to your email every wed. or get flips here through jenny’s site.
      The reason there are two Star Q are the DATES of experation. One is for August and the other are for September. They can be used in one transaction for two items that qualiy. Hope that helps.
      Also for two week in a row I have gotten a 4 off 45 catalina from Food lion. I really enjoy this store. AND JENNY DEDICATION

      Kelli i just bought regular filp items only when i received them.

    • Stacey W

      Kelli-All I got was FL brand canola oil so I don’t think it printed out just for that. I think it was printing out for everyone!

    • Angela

      Our Food Lion is having a 3 day sale starting today. Juicy Juice is $.99 instead of $1.50. Then combine with guiding stars and manu. Q.

      Also our Dove Body wash is on sale for $5.49. Combine with $1.25 manu. Q and $2 FLIP.

    • kelli

      Nancy (#35) – all I have is the guiding star coupon that expires in September… can you or anyone else help me find the new one? maybe I’m just blind but I can’t figure out where the second one is…

    • Kristen

      Just left the ballentine FL and the Breyers is 2 for $6, so $3 each. I KNOW I saw it for $2 in the sale paper, but the paper in the store has the 2 for $6 price and I through mine that I got in the mail out. BUMMER!

    • Kristen

      Also, the FL in Ballentine was giving away free samples of Clorox Green Works laundry det and coupon for $2 off that and another flyer of misc. coupons as well. :)

    • nancy

      Kellie —It was on this site. at the beginging of august. look in the old postings of Q for foodlion. it may be still avalible. I do not have time to look right now but i will look more when i get home.

    • Amanda

      What zipcode are you using for the Mott’s printable? It doesn’t show up for me. :(

    • Erin

      A random thought about stores that give you a hard time about coupons. Before I kicked it into high gear with couponing, I shopped exclusively at Ingles and Walmart. While I continue to frequent my beautiful new Ingles, I now grocery shop at Food lion and drive 20 minutes to kroger at least twice a month. Even though I may only spend $10 to $50 a week there, that is $520+ a year that I used to spend at Ingles. Isn’t that a good thing for them?

    • ashley

      If anyone has gotten the Prego & Pepperidge Farm bread coupon, can u PLEASE let me know how you got it. I cannot find it on that site. Maybe Im not looking in the right place. Thanks

    • CouponNERD

      AMy (#22) I just got a $1 off 2 juicy juice Q in a box of pretzel 100 calorie packs at HT…. will make them free with the guiding stars q.
      Thanks for the tip!
      I am actually going to go to FL this week. I think I went one other time this year….

    • kelli

      still can’t figure out the 2 guiding stars… :-/

    • Angela Still

      Last week, I printed a store coupon for A1 Steak Sauce. Has FL removed this coupon from its store coupons because there is a 2.00 off A1 today in the paper?

    • Kelli-#46…what is your specific issue with Guiding Stars? The Guiding stars logo is on several items in the store looks like a little person with green stars. You use the coupon as you would any other to save money. Ask your store manager about the guiding stars. They are simply to push NUTRITIONAL products.

    • kelli

      Travise – thanks, I completely understand the guiding star coupons. I’ve been using them to get a ton of good deals. I just don’t understand the 2 different guiding star coupons that are both valid right now. I’ve got plenty of files for ones that are expired – the only one that I can find that’s still good is the one that expires on September 1. I would love to be able to use 2 in one transaction. I always end up doing 4-8 transactions when I’m in Food Lion.

    • Yeah…many many transactions…I usually try to use Self Check out to keep the line and DRAMA down, but they can always say no and we can’t say much because it tels us ONLY ONE PER DAY PER PERSON PER TRANSACTION…funny everyone of there coupons say that even the ones in the Healthy Community Book.

    • kelli

      I usually go to the self check out too. I try to go as fast as I can there but somehow I almost always end up breaking the machine, usually the coupon holder if full and they have to come mess with it. I’ve been trying to keep my transactions down to 4/trip but I really LOVE free or almost free stuff!

    • kelli

      I was driving by Food Lion tonight on my way home and I decided to stop in and use a few guiding star coupons on free/cheep produce and I ended up getting some pretty great deals! I had to do a few different transactions to get all of the deals, but here’s a summary:

      10 16 oz packages of Smithfield bacon
      3 bags of Food Lion frozen potatoes
      6 boxes of Hamburger/Chicken Helper
      1 package of Scott’s paper towels
      1.57 pounds of yellow onions
      4 corn on the cobs

      – (10) $3 off Smithfield bacon
      – (2) $.75 off 3 Hamburger Helper
      – (7) $1 off guiding star
      – (1) $2 off Scott’s paper towels

      total before coupons: $81.31

      total oop: $6.92

      total saved with sales/coupons: $74.39 (91.5%)

    • cynthia

      the date on the flip i used for the dove liquid expired in sept. it is removed from this sight and i want to print out some more…anybody no were i can find another one to print? thanks in n.c.