Paige: What coupons are they, the $2.00 off Any Beneful package? Kroger has the little bowls of Beneful wet food for like $1.99.
Seda: I know we are really lucky to get doubles at some of the stores I shop. I didn't realize until I started coupon shopping that stores everywhere didn't do it.
What kind of grocery stores are there in Utah?
PS, I remembered we own some land in Utah, somewhere. Iron County, I think.
3gakids1521: I'll be glad to help you with the Food Lion thing best as I can.
First off I'll refer you to the weusecoupons.com message board site, Food Lion forum.
Of all the message board sites, I find this one to be the most helpful for the Food Lion shopping. The WUC ladies post the ads (early when they can) and pick out the best deals and post useful and helpful info.
They don't get doubles or matching prices, though, so I have to try to figure out that on my own.
1. Double coupons with a value of up to .60 cents.
That means like a .25 q will double to .50, a .50 q will double to 1.00, a .60 q will double to 1.20....but a .75 q will still only be worth .75 cents.
There is an exception to this rule, as I found out. Like Kroger, the coupon will only double to Shelf Price. For instance I had picked up alot of .55 off Bumblee Tuna pouches blinkies, thinking they'd double to 1.10 and get me some overage. Nope. They doubled to .99 cents.
You do still get full double if an item is on sale for a lesser price, but the Shelf Price was more than the value. For instance, the Ronzoni pasta was on sale for BOGO $1.39. I had .55 coupons that I thought would only double to .79 each, but they did double to $1.10, because the shelf price of the pasta is $1.39.
2. They accept Competitors coupons.
At my stores, this is Kroger, Publix, and Ingles. No drug store, and not even Super Target. Your store may accept different ones, so you just have to ask.
My stores don't allow you to use "stack" a competitor coupon with a manufacturer coupon.
They don't even allow you to stack a Food Lion store coupon with a manufacturer coupon.
Your store(s) may not be as stupid as mine, though, so ask.
3. Match Competitor's Prices.
If Kroger, Publix, or Ingles (whatever your store considers a competitor) has a sale price on an item you'd prefer to buy at Food Lion, take the sale ad along and they'll match the price.
This works out nice if you have a .55 or .60 coupon that won't double at Publix or Kroger, but will at Food Lion.
Other than the Bumblebee Tuna packs, I haven't been able to put together any kind of list of stuff at regular price that you can get cheap or free using .55 or .60 doubled coupons.
Just ask any other questions you have.