How I Got an almost FREE Turkey from Food Lion!


Waiting until the last minute paid off for me today, as I was able to take advantage of two deals that Food Lion was running this week and put them both together to equal an almost FREE turkey!

I had to combine two promotions to make it work, but they were both easy to do.

Food Lion Promo Number One:

This week (through Thursday night) at Food Lion, if you buy $35 worth of products, you can get special pricing on a FROZEN Jennie-O turkey. Instead of the regular price, you can get it for $.47 a pound. That’s a SUPER good deal.

Food Lion Promo Number Two:
If you buy $15 worth of Unilver Products, you will get $5 off any turkey purchase in the store, whatever brand.

If you buy $30 worth of Unilver Products, you will get $10 off any turkey purchase in the store, whatever brand.
The discount comes off automatically at the register.

In case you didn’t know, Unilever makes products such as Ragu, Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides, Dove, Skippy, Hellmans, and many more. See the Food Lion ad to see which products qualify.

So, I combined both promos in order to get the free turkey. What I did was:

I bought $35 worth of products inside of Food Lion, some groceries that I needed and also some things that I needed for my Thanksgiving Dinner, such as sweetened condensed milk, French’s Onions (had coupons for both), some ham for my son’s Kindergarten Thanksgiving Party (Deli Ham is on sale right now at Food Lion for $3.98 per pound), ground beef, and other random things that I needed.

I then did the $15 worth of Unilever items promotion. I bought 15 Knorr Pasta and Rice Sides (on sale for $1.00 each) and since they counted towards the promotion, I got $5 off my turkey.

Well, my almost 12 pound turkey, which was originally $19.03, was discounted to $5.39 since I spent $35 inside of Food Lion.

Then, I got $5.00 off of it, since I bought the Unilever products! This made the turkey only $.39!!!! I tried to find a smaller turkey so that I could get it for free, but the one I got was one of the smallest. Anyhow, $.39 for a turkey is still a great deal!

This only works if you can manage to find some Unilever products that you actually would use. There are several to choose from. My kids like the Knorr Pasta and Rice sides and they are good when I need to whip up a quick side item. Sometimes I throw chicken breast in with the pasta or rice to make it more of a meal, so I didn’t mind buying 15 of them since they were on sale anyways.

I’m glad Food Lion did this deal this year because in years past they did the thing where you could get a free turkey if you bought a certain amount of groceries every week. I never did that because that was so hard to keep up with, plus I don’t normally shop Food Lion each week. This year’s offer was certainly better!

One last tip- it’s only the FROZEN Jennie-O turkeys that count for the $.47 per pound, so be sure to get in there and get it today or early tomorrow because you will still have to thaw it before it cooks!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!

Weekly Grocery Store Deals and Turkey Talk!


Every Saturday morning before the Delly’s Deals radio show I will be posting the weekly grocery store deals. Many of you do your shopping on the weekends, so I thought that Saturday mornings would be a great time to post them.

Click below to see most of the deals from Food Lion, Harris Teeter or Lowes Foods. Remember, these deals last through Tuesday night! Southern Savers does a great job of posting the deals, and you can even click the boxes of what you want to make a printable shopping list.

Food Lion Deals
Harris Teeter Deals
Lowes Foods Deals

Today, Harris Teeter is running a Saturday special on Clorox Bleach that I like. If you are an EVIC member, you can get up to two 96 ounce jugs for $.97 each. This is already a great price, but it gets better if you have a coupon. Click here to print a $.25 off coupon (this will double to $.50 off) that makes the bleach only $.47 each! Even if you don’t need any bleach right now, I would definitely go ahead and get some at this price so that you have it for later. You can only get this deal today, so be sure to grab it!

Turkey Talk

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, so time is running out to get your turkey. I noticed that all three grocery stores are having sales and the prices vary widely. The sales below are going on through Tuesday night.

The best deal on a turkey is definitely at Harris Teeter- get your turkey for only $.47 per pound. Keep in mind that you can only get this great deal if you spend at least $40 in the store, which should be easy if you’re doing your weekly shopping there. You might also want to go ahead and get your other items for Thanksgiving such as your canned veggies. This week, Harris Teeter has Del Monte Canned Veggies on sale for buy 2 get 3 free and you can get up to ten cans at this price.

Lowes Foods turkey is on sale for $.77 per pound with a $25 purchase and at Food Lion their turkeys are on sale for $.69 per pound. See below for comparison:

Harris Teeter: $.47 per pound with $40 purchase
Food Lion:     $.69 per pound with $35 purchase
Lowes Foods: $.77 per pound with $25 purchase

Normally turkeys cost between $1.19-$1.50 per pound, so those are truly some great deals.

Clearly Harris Teeter is the turkey winner by far! Their turkeys are $.30 per pound less than at Lowes Foods. On a 10 pound turkey, this would equate to $3.00 worth of savings. On a 20 pound turkey this would equate to $6.00 in savings.

Keep in mind though, that if you want to get that price, you have to spend money in the store, so on a basis of where you’d have to spend the least to get the special price, Lowes Foods wins, since you only have to spend $25 to get the $.77 per pound price.

Check in with me here tomorrow morning for my weekly Star News versus News and Observer article. Have a great Saturday!