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How to Best Use The List :
* The lists are current store specials with recent coupons from Sunday coupon inserts found in the newspaper.
For additional coupons use RedPlum.com, Coupons.com, and SmartSource.com
BOGO deals are generally the best deals out there especially if you have a coupon. Remember you do not have to buy two to get the special price. If you want to buy two make sure you have two coupons to save the most!!
Part of being a savvy shopper is staying organized. Try going through your coupon organizer every few weeks to discard old coupons.
If a coupon says "ANY" and does not specify " does not include trail size" then you can get the smallest size possible and it is perfectly legit to do so. Some of the best coupons say "ANY" and I have gotten tons of trail size products, great items to donate!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

BOGOs and Mother's Day

Happy Mother’s Day week!
You will notice a tread in most of the stores this week targeted to last minute shoppers looking to make a special meal for Mom.
Asparagus is on sale in all 4 major store chains this week
Bi- Lo $1.99 per lb.
Food Lion $2.99 per lb.
Harris Teeter $1.49 per lb
Lowes Foods $3.49 per lb.
Lobster is also on sale in most stores – almost 50% off
Bi-Lo $4.99 per lb.
Harris Teeter $4.99 per lb
Strawberries are about to hit the peak of their season. Take advantage of good sales at the grocery store along with several local Pick UR Own spots around Charlotte. Consider freezing some for those months ahead when the price will be almost double.
Bi-Lo $1.99
Food Lion 2/$4
Harris Teeter BOGO
Lowes $ 2.99 (2lbs.)

You will also begin to see grilling items on sale in most stores. Stock up on BBQ sauce, condiments, salad dressing and charcoal.
Bi-Lo: Southern Home ketchup 4/$5 Southern Home mustard $.99 Budweiser BBQ sauce 2/$4
Food Lion: Hunt’s ketchup 2/$3
Harris Teeter: Kraft Mayo 2/$3
Lowes Food: Heinz ketchup 2/$5 French’s Honey Mustard $1.39 KC BBQ sauce 2/$3 and Matchlight charcoal $8.99

The swine flu has most consumers staying away from buying any pork – you should see pork prices coming down.

Bi-Lo BOGOs (exp. May 12th)
Ferrero Rocher Premium Chocolates 12 Count
Murray Cookie Jar Classics 11 oz. Assorted Varieties
Powerade 10 pack 12 oz Bottles
Thomas Plain English Muffins 6 Count (Where Available)
Wise Cheez Doodles 8.5-10 oz. Assorted Varieties
Duke’s Sandwich Spreads 12 oz. Chicken Salad or Pineapple Cream Cheese
PictSweet All Natural vegetables 14-16 oz Select Varieties
Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad 6.2-8.3 oz Assorted Varieties
Full Line Nature's Bounty or Flexamin Vitamin Supplements Assorted Varieties
Top Care Therapy Lotion
Boneless London Broil Pre-Packaged with FREE portion of equal or lesser value included.
Carolina Pride Premium Roll Sausage 16 oz.
Carolina Pride Sliced Bacon 12 oz. Regular or Thick
Eckrich Turkey Sandwich Meat 12 oz. Assorted Varieties
Eckrich Smoked Sausage 14-16 oz. (Original or Beef)
Fast Fixin’ Chicken Tenders, Nuggets or Popcorn Bites 23-26 oz
Land O’ Frost Variety Pack Sandwich Meat 14 oz.
Oscar Mayer Wieners or Beef Franks 12-16 oz. Assorted Varieties
Southern Home Boneless Skinless Fresh Chicken Breasts Pre-Packaged with FREE portion of equal or lesser value included
Great for Grilling Sea Pak Salmon Burgers 12.8 oz
Southern Home Tilapia Fillets 16 oz Bag Frozen
Other Promotions:
This week buy one (1) Stouffer’s Family Size Entree (57-76 oz. Assorted Varieties) for $9.99 and get these four (4) items FREE:
(1) Mrs. Smith’s Cobbler 32 oz.
(1) Southern Home Whipped Topping 8 oz.
(1) Cole’s Breadsticks 10.5 oz.
(1) Coke 6 Pack 12 oz. Cans Assorted Varieties
Buy $50 in fresh beef, pork or chicken in one shopping trip and receive a 5 qt. Rival Crock Pot.

Food Lion BOGOs (exp. May 12th)
Quaker Cap'N Crunch Cereal
T.G.I. Friday's Skillet Meals - BTGO
Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care
L'Oreal Vive Pro or Studio Hair Care
Sundown Vitamins
Food Lion Chicken Breasts
Food Lion Jumbo Cooked Shrimp
Sea Best Seafood

Harris Teeter BOGOs (exp May 12th)

Thomas' English Muffins - Plain Only - 12 ounce
Fresh Foods Market Filone - Olive & Herb, Asiago Cheese or Flax & Bran
MBA Smart Ground Chicken - 16 oz Pkg- All Natural- Vegetable Fed
Boneless Chicken Breast - Fresh- HT Small Pack
Oscar Mayer Beef Bologna - 16 ounce
Lobster Tails - 4.2 oz Min Wt - Wild Caught $4.99 50% savings
Town House Crackers - 16 ounce
Kraft Mac & Cheese - 7.25 ounce
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats - 16-18 ounce
Ziploc Containers - Assorted
Windex - 26-30 ounce
Wisk Laundry Detergent - 50 ounce
Shout - 26-30 ounce
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids - Selected- Food Storage
Hefty Party Cups or Foam Plates - Select Varieties
Hefty Cinch Sak Tall Kitchen Bags - 45 count
Harris Teeter Latex Gloves - 1 Pair
Harris Teeter yourpet Dog Biscuits - 26 ounce
Maalox Antacid Line - 12-26 oz, 24 ct
Van's Wheat Free Waffles - 9 ounce
Mayfield Ice Cream - 48 ounce
Gorton's Salmon Fillets - 6.3 oz- Char-Grilled or Lemon Butter
Cheemo Pierogies - 18 oz- Potato & Cheddar
Allens SteamSupreme Veg-All Vegetables - 16 oz- Summer Blend or Winter Blend
White House Apple Juice - 64 ounce
Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail - 64 ounce
Aquarius Spring! Water - 24 pack, .5 liter- Bottles
Must Buy 2 To Get 3 Free
7-UP or Diet 7-UP - 12 Pack Cans -
Other Promotions:
Save $2.00 with this great e-VIC only offer!
$2.00 off any Fresh Lamb Product in the Meat Dept!
12 oz or larger
Save up to $5.00 with Deer Park Natural Spring Water

Save up to $5.00 when you use your VIC card and purchase Deer Park Brand Natural Spring Water between May 1 and May 28, 2009 in a single shopping order.
When you buy Deer Park Brand Natural Spring Water between 5/1 - 5/28:
Buy 2 and get $2.00 coupon off your next order
Buy 3 and get $3.00 coupon off your next order
Buy 4 or more and get $5.00 coupon off your next order
All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Offer expires 5/28/2009.
Save up to $3.00 with Garden of Eatin'
Save up to $3.00 when you use your VIC card and purchase Good Seasons products between May 1 and May 24, 2009 in a single shopping order.
When you buy any Garden of Eatin' Tortilla Chips between 5/1 - 5/24:
Buy 1 and get $.50 coupon off your next order
Buy 2 and get $1.50 coupon off your next order
Buy 3 or more and get $3.00 coupon off your next order
All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Offer expires 5/24/2009.

Lowes Food BOGOs (exp May 12th)
French bread
Nature's Pride bread
Mott's apple juice
Glass Plus multi-purpose
Breyers ice cream
Cole's mini garlic bread
Weight Watchers smart ones
Purina dog chow
Lay's potato chips