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Food Lion deals, Dec. 18-24

Ham is on sale again this week at Food Lion with some types as low as 77 cents per pound. Also look for nice deals on Red Delicious and Rome apples, Jell-O pudding and Cool Whip, Betty Crocker cake mixes and frosting, Ritz crackers and Reynolds turkey bags.

Keep reading for all this week's top deals and coupon match-ups.

Food Lion shopping tips:

*Food Lion stores in the Triangle accept an unlimited number of coupons per order. Coupons are accepted at face value. No more than 10 identical coupons are accepted per order.

*Be sure to scan your loyalty card at the coupon kiosk near the front door. A sheet of coupons will print each day you shop. These coupons may NOT be stacked with manufacturer coupons, according to Food Lion policy.

*Sign up for weekly emails to receive additional store coupons.

*BOGO sale items ring up at half-price so you don't have to buy both items to get the discount. You may use a coupon on each BOGO item you purchase.

Gift card promotion continues: Buy $50 in participating gift cards, Get a coupon for $5 off your next grocery order. Buy $75 in participating gift cards, Get a coupon for $10 off your next grocery order. Buy $100 in participating gift cards, Get a coupon for $15 off your next grocery order. Bass Pro Shops, Rue 21, IHOP, Applebees, iTunes, Lowes Home Improvement and Michael’s are among the cards included in this promotion.

Holi-Deals promotion continues: Save $5 instantly when you spend $15 on participating products. Save $10 instantly when you spend $25 on participating products. Look for Holi-Deals tags on shelves. I’ve listed some of the participating products in the deals lists below.

Coupon match-ups:

Jell-O pudding: $1 and Cool Whip: $1

$1.50/2 (one of each) December All You magazine

= 25 cents each. Fantastic deal, though Lowes Foods has it even cheaper.

Betty Crocker Cake Mix or Frosting: $1.25

Sale: Buy 4, Get 5th Free

.85/2 printable coupon on BettyCrocker.com or Pillsbury.com

.75/2 11/10 or 12/15 SS

.75/2 SavingStar.com credit

= as low as 45 cents each wyb 2.

Bush’s Beans (15-16 oz.): 99 cents

$1/3 Grillin Beans November All You magazine

$3 credit on SavingStar.com when you spend $10

= good opportunity to stock up.

Swanson Broth (14.5 oz. can): 79 cents

.40/5 11/3 SS

= 71 cents each.

Heinz Gravy (12 oz. jar): 99 cents

$1/4 printable coupon on N&O’s Find N Save

= 74 cents each.

Dole Pineapple (20 oz.): $1

.50/2 printable coupon

= 75 cents each.

Capri Sun 10-packs: $1.99

$1/1 printable coupon recently available on N&O’s Find N Save

= 99 cents.

Keebler Pie Crusts: 2/$3

.50/2 11/17 or 12/8 RP

= $1.25.

Reynolds Oven Bags for Turkey (2 count): $1.99

.50/1 11/17 SS

= $1.49.

Nestle Toll House morsels (10-12 oz.): $2.29

.50/2 printable coupon on VeryBestBaking.com

= $2.04 each.

Ritz Crackers or Doritos: BOGO

.75/1 printable coupon on Ritz recently available on N&O’s Find N Save

Mrs. Smith’s Pies (37 oz.): $3.49

.75/1 12/15 SS

= $2.74.

Smithfield bacon (1 lb.): BOGO

$1/2 12/8 SS2

Smithfield spiral ham: $1.89 per pound. Limit 2.

$1/1 11/17 SS

No coupons required:

Russet potatoes: 40 cents per pound wyb a 10-lb. bag.

Green peppers: 69 cents each.

Cucumbers: 69 cents each.

Sweet potatoes: 69 cents per pound.

Red Delicious or Rome apples: $2.50 for a 3-lb. bag.

Celery: 99 cents per bunch.

Fresh Express or Dole Garden Salad (12 oz.): $1.29.

Fresh cranberries (12 oz.): $1.49.

Broccoli crowns: $1.49 per pound.

Clementines: $4.99 for 5-pound box.

Shank portion ham: 77 cents per pound. Limit 2. Great deal.

Whole roasting chicken: 99 cents per pound.

Smithfield shank portion ham: 99 cents per pound. Limit 2.

Spiral sliced half ham: $1.47 per pound. Limit 2.

Food Lion shrimp (16 oz. raw or cooked): BOGO.

My Essentials butter (1 lb.): $2. Great deal.

Cabot Creamery cheese (8 oz.): $2. Nice deal for this brand.

My Essentials frozen vegetables (16 oz.): 97 cents.

Birds Eye Steamfresh vegetables (select, 10.8 oz.): 99 cents.

Mueller’s pasta (12-16 oz.): BOGO.

Green Giant canned vegetables (14.5-15.25 oz.): 79 cents.

My Essentials canned cranberry sauce (14 oz.): 99 cents.

Wise potato chips (6-8 oz.): BOGO or $1.50 each.

Coke brand 2 liters: 99 cents.

Coke brand 6-pack .5 liter bottles: $2.50.