Saturday, January 16, 2010

lowes foods grand opening and coupons

new lowes foods grand opening wednesday january 20th
mooresville town square
125 center square drive

so, did you get the $10 off/$50 coupon from lowes foods in the mail?

i went to lowes to check out a few things.
first, if you have the old lowes reward card, you have to upgrade to the lowes "fresh rewards" card. you can do that in the store at the front, or online.
they have a lot of complicated programs in place, i really don't know if it's worth all the work!

they have instasave. these are offers you see online and load to your card. at the bottom of the page, it states that these cannot be combined with paper coupons.

next, they have fresh rewards.
this is where you earn cash back on future orders for buying certain things.

also, in the store they have a flyer that has some "3 week coupons".
apparently they scan those and you get a special price. i picked one up. nothing too great.

they DO double coupons everyday.
they DO have an online shopping service, so you can check prices.

they have a pretty strict coupon policy.
Coupon Policy

    We recognize that our customers are looking for more ways to save their hard-earned dollars and using coupons is one of the best ways to save additional money. To allow all of our customers to enjoy these additional savings, our prevailing guideline is that Lowes Foods reserves the right to limit quantities in coupon usage and product purchases.

Manufacturer Coupon Policy

    Lowes Foods welcomes legitimate manufacturer coupons when the following requirements are met:

    • Coupons must be in date.
    • Coupons must match the item(s) purchased.
    • Coupons must be presented at the time of purchase.
    • To ensure product availability for all customers, we limit redemption to 4 coupons for 4 of the same item. For example, if you have five coupons for a specific cereal and have purchased five of the item, we will honor the coupon for up to four of the boxes of cereal.
    • All sales taxes are paid by the customer at the full retail value of the item.
    • Coupon value cannot exceed our retail price of the item; no cash back will be awarded.
Double Coupons
    • We will double up to 20 manufacturer coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less every day.
    • No minimum purchase is required.
    • Manufacturer coupons for FREE items or Buy One, Get One FREE items will not be doubled.
    • Any manufacturer coupon that states -Do not double- will not be doubled.
    • A doubled coupon will not be honored if the doubled amount exceeds the retail or sale price of the coupon item. No cash back will be awarded.
Other Coupon Promotions
    • From time to time, our manufacturer coupon promotions will be enhanced. For example, we may offer our customers the opportunity to triple their coupons. Special promotional opportunities will be featured in our circular or on-line.
Internet Coupons
      We gladly accept legitimate internet coupons. However, there has been a growing number of fraudulent internet coupons in the marketplace. We are committed to protecting our customers, manufacturers and our company against this illegal activity. Therefore, Lowes Foods will practice the following guidelines for internet coupons:
      • We will only accept printable internet coupons if they scan at checkout.
      • We will not honor FREE Product coupons printed from the Internet.
      • We will accept Buy One Get One FREE and other values that have a purchase requirement.
      • We will accept internet coupons that have an expiration date. If no expiration date is visible, we cannot accept the coupon.
      • Coupons will be rejected if they are distorted, altered or obvious duplicates. Coupons are non-transferrable, meaning they should not be photocopied or scanned and distributed to others.
      • Coupons have unique serial numbers printed on them and follow industry-standard format. Any presented coupon that does not follow standard format will not be accepted.
      • Internet coupon limits are the same as manufacturer and store coupons.

Store Coupons
    • In order to redeem store coupons, a Lowes Foods rewards card must be used.
    • Store coupons must be in date.
    • All limits and purchase requirements must be followed.
Competitor’s Coupons
  • We gladly accept local supermarket or supercenter competitor’s circular or direct mail coupons for dollars off the entire order. (examples include Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Bi-Lo, Kroger, Super Target, Super K-Mart, Wal-mart)
  • We will not accept any competitor coupons for specific items. For example, we will not accept a competitor’s coupon for $1.00 off of an individual item.
  • Purchase requirements must be met.
  • Coupon must be in-date.
  • We will not accept any type of internet coupons from any other retailers.
  • We will not accept any type of competitor coupons from drug stores or club stores.
  • We will accept Catalina Check-out Manufacturer coupons from competitors as long as they are in date, all purchase requirements are met, and they scan.
so, bottom line, i will be watching for great deals with the grand opening, but i don't know if i'm willing to give up my harris teeter dollars!

harris teeter free skinny water

go here to print a coupon for 50¢/1 skinny water, on sale this week at HT for $1.
price after doubled coupon...FREE!
a nice treat for the ride home.

Friday, January 15, 2010

white oaks road to reopen soon!

not really shopping related, but it does make our road to the store quicker...
DH went out for a walk this afternoon and spoke to some of our neighbors who live on white oaks road. they said that they were expecting the road to be reopened on monday!
please let it be true!

harris teeter evic 1/15-1/19

if you are an e-vic member,
check your email to see what evic specials you got from harris teeter.
here's a post on hot coupon world.
i got:
activia yogurt evic price 99¢
use the $1/1 from the 1/10 SS

other items:
12 pk bounty big roll $1 off
6 pk aquarius water 87¢
wheaties fuel (cereal?) $2

just found out about a $/1 wheaties fuel cereal coupon on facebook.
go here for details.
thanks together we save!

if you haven't signed up for evic, what are you waiting for????

bottom dollar 1/13-1/19

worth repeating...
bottom dollar has great produce!
i will say that there were some produce items from other countries, not as much USA grown things as during the summer and fall.
asparagus $2.99/lb
2 lb carrots $1.69
romaine lettuce $1.59
5 lb red grapefruit $1.97
mango 98¢
green pepper 69¢
pears $1.29/lb
lemons 35¢
yellow squash $1.49/lb
kiwi 45¢
5 lb russet potatoes $2.77
3 lb yellow onions $1.79
bananas 39¢/lb
cucumbers 59¢
sweet potatoes 69¢/lb
cabbage 39¢/lb
red pepper $2.49/lb
(note on the red pepper, most stores charge by the item {ie, $2.99/each at HT}, bottom dollar charges by the pound, this made my 1 pepper $1.32, a great price for a fabulously healthy item!)
i got all this for less than $30!

other notable items:

butter $2.18

milk $2.39

eggs 88¢

angel soft toilet paper 24 single, 12 double, or 9 mega roll $4.98
use the $1/1 printable from (use zip 90210)
final price $3.98

boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.57/lb

*you must have a bottom dollar card to get the specials.
go to their website and you can sign up and print a temporary card.

alexander zachary (mooresville) coupons

our local mooresville jeweler is offering some coupons for absolutely 100% free stuff.
go here to print coupons good for:
free jewelery cleaning and inspection
free watch battery
free jewelery cleaning kit

food lion betty crocker fruit snacks sale and catalina

for all my little friends...

post from la la at hot coupon world:
This is a good week to buy the BC fruit snacks/roll ups since they are BOGO and there is a CAT deal.
5 @ $1.40 each
-$2 $1/2 coupon from the Box Tops for Education website
-$.40 $.40/1 from

and you get a $3.50 CAT back.

So $1.10 for 5 boxes of fruit snacks!
Great deal!

There are a bunch of IP's out for these so the math will vary.
I plan on doing the above scenario once, and then do another one with the other coupons from

use the coupon database to find the coupons.
there are also some 50¢/1 in the 1/3 SS. (the one with the yoplait yogurt on the front)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

target trip 1/14

went over to target while DD was at her homeschool science class this morning.
spent most of the hour in the toy department pushing buttons and playing baby dolls with the sweet 2-year-old i have been babysitting. (i must say there are some very interesting toys on the market!)
picked up few things...

frozen wild caught alaskan archer farms salmon fillets
1 lb package on sale for $6.99, usually $8.99
this is our favorite salmon.

annie's mac and cheese
select varieties on sale for $1
use the 50¢/1 printable

brocolli is $1.49
use the $1/1 coupon off the target website

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

target list of cheap stuff

this is a good (and long) list of cheap stuff from target.
not sure how many of these of these you will find at the mooresville store.
i'm not a big fan of the "trial size" freebies.
but i did see some good printable coupons i hadn't seen before.
like the $2/2 nabisco cracker product.
i will be taking that one to HT this week to buy cheese nips, on sale for $1.50.
these are a staple at my house :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

food lion 1/13-1/19

come here for the food lion lists for the week of 1/13:
southern savers
clipper girl

harris teeter 1/13-1/19

here's the ad preview with lists to follow.
thanks to aiden and logan's mommy at a full cup.
hot coupon world

remember that the harris teeter express lane usually updates their prices to reflect the new sales at around 3 pm on tuesday afternoon.
there are always many more sale items than just the ones listed in the ad.
search and find deals!
plan your next trip!
links to the davidson and mooresville HT on the left sidebar.

target 1/10-1/16

target lists for the week:
southern savers
hot coupon world

Monday, January 11, 2010

quaker oatmeal coupon

new printable for $1/1 any quaker instant oatmeal or quaker quick or old fashioned oats.
firefox or internet explorer
you can get some instant oatmeal for $3.75 or old fashioned for $2.45 at harris teeter.
with super doubles (one more day!) relatively cheap.
thanks to the ever wonderful jenny at

free chocolate milk wyb 2 gallons regular milk

go here to read jenny's post on a new milk promotion.
very important!
use internet explorer when you sign up at the milk website. many reports of troubles with firefox.
harris teeter will not take this type of coupon but food lion and walmart will :)