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Find ways to save before your big grocery weekend

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - It's the time of the year when many dig deep into often at times shallow pockets -- and with a big weekend of grocery shopping before Thanksgiving, finding ways to save is key.

Coupon expert Delly Mellor shared some savings you can find at some of the local grocery stores.


  • Use the grocery store sales flyer to find which items are on sale
  • Look for buy one get one free sales
  • Apply any coupons to the sale
  • If you don't have coupons, many free coupons are available online to print (for ex. my site has many as well as a coupon database that people can search to help find coupons to match the sale)
  • If you do have coupons, find a store (Lowes and Harris Teeter) that will double your coupons for you to maximize savings
  • Look for special promos in the sales flyers, where you get bonus items for buying specified products or a specified amount of products
  • Look for bonus coupons in the sales flyers
  • Buy a frozen turkey versus a thawed turkey b/c frozen turkeys are half the cost of frozen turkeys. Just remember to put it in the fridge to thaw 2-4 days before Thanksgiving!

Example Deals from this week:

Food Lion:

  • Buy 6 cans of Green Giant Canned Veggies for $.69 each and get French's Fried Onions and Cream of Mushroom Soup FREE *There is also a $1 off coupon for the Onions, so total spent is $3.14 for everything
  • Spend $35 in one trip and get a Jennie O Frozen Turkey for only $.47 per pound- excellent price
  • Bonus coupon in sales flyer this week only for $5 off $30 or more in party trays, good through Jan. 1st (cut and save for later).

Harris Teeter:

  • Lots of buy one get one free on McCormick Seasoning, Spices and Gravy Mix
  • Buy one get one Free Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Pies and Cream of Chicken Soups
  • Sister Schubert's Rolls for only $1 (after using a $.75 coupon that doubles)
  • Stove Top Stuffing only $.49 each (after $1.00 coupon)
  • Coke Product 12 pack cans- Buy 2 get 3 free (comes out to $2.55 each, although they are $2.50 each at CVS)
  • Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soups only $.35 each when you buy 3 and use the $.40 off 3 coupon printed online

Lowes Foods:

  • House of Raeford Turkey for only $.47 per pound when you spend $35 in the store
  • Butterball Turkey only $.87 per pound plus I have a $3.00 off Butterball Turkey coupon when you buy 4 cans of Green Giant Veggies, which happen to be on Buy 2 Get 3 free sale at Lowes Foods.
  • Betty Crocker Potatoes are only $.50 a box when you buy 2 and use $.50 off 2 coupon
  • Sweet Potatoes are $.27 per pound (for those who want to make a pie from scratch)!
  • Dixie Light Brown Sugar is only $.35 after coupon or $.10 at Lowes Foods Leland
  • Cool Whip is only $.49 after $1.00 off coupon when you buy 2
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