Sunday, March 25, 2012

Have you seen the NEW Food Lion?

I've been shopping at Food Lion every since it was Food Town. Ok I might have only been 4 or 5 years old but I can vividly remember the name change. My mom would say we were going shopping at Food Lion and we would say, "Food Lion...RAWR!" just like we were little lions. It was our favorite place to shop, just because of the name. That's why I was so excited when I was chosen to be a Food Lion ambassador and share news about the new and improved Food Lion renovations you might have noticed at your local stores!

I live in NC, where Food Lion was born, so of course there are Food Lions everywhere. Lucky for me there is one right up the road from my house and I frequent it at least a few times a week. One day I happened to notice signs telling me to be prepared for the "new" Food Lion that would be coming soon. First, they started sprucing up the inside of the store. The once less than pleasing produce section is now complete with all kinds of fruits and veggies including hard to finds like bok choy, ginger and plantains! I head out once a week to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies. Then they introduced the new Food Lion private brand, My Essentials, perfect for frugal moms like me! There are over 600 My Essentials products to choose from including beverages, frozen meals and even canned fruits and vegetables! Finally they even changed the look of the store inside and out! Check out the picture of our new revamped Food Lion!

As an ambassador, I received this awesome welcome packet that included:

  • wooden Food Lion product box, filled with recipes and information on the store updates
  • a wooden cutting board
  • spatula
  • oven mitt
  • lion shaped cookie cutter (super cute)
  • Food Lion gift card to get my "essentials
I quickly grabbed my gift card and was off to get everything I needed for a yummy home cooked meal. I already knew exactly what I wanted to fix. I stocked up on some My Essentials products, including butter and chicken broth that were both on a super sale (not to mention I will be headed back tomorrow to get some more milk which was on sale) and then some fresh produce for my dinner meal. Most of the items I picked up specifically because they had such clear sale's signs below them pointing them out to the shoppers! Check out all the goodies I got. 
It was also pleasing to see how friendly and efficient the Food Lion employees are. Every time I walk in I feel like I'm in a small town local market. Everyone recognizes you and always ask if you need any help. While I was checking out, it got a little busy and the lady who was bagging my groceries quickly ran over, opened a register and helped to clear out the crowd. I've even had a cashier remind me of a coupon from the coupon kiosk that I could use! They are all about helping you to save!

I then used some of the items I purchased to whip together a perfect meal of Chicken Marsala, oven roasted potatoes and roasted kale! YUMMY! My husband loved it. And to think it was made from fresh produce (Kale, potatoes, garlic) and my Essentials products (butter, chicken broth, and cheese) all from our local Food Lion! 

So if you haven't checked out your new Food Lion then I suggest you go and "Get your Lion's share". You'll be surprised at how much you will find!    

Win It: I have a $50 Food Lion gift card to give away to one lucky reader. It will give you a chance to head to your new Food Lion and experience all the great deals, new atmosphere and food selection that they have to offer! This giveaway will begin on March 25 and end on April 8. It is open to the US only. Just fill out the simple rafflecopter form to enter! Good Luck!

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central for Food Lion. I received a gift card and product kit to facilitate my review. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Food Lion has the best Paper Towel & Toilet Paper sales, for real! And, if you have a coupon it's even sweeter!

    Wanda McHenry

  2. I love the convenience of shopping at Food Lion. We have a store right outside our subdivision, across the street from my sons' school. I love that I can run in and pick up a cooked kitchen if I'm in a pinch.

    I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook username (Mary Happymommy).

    Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  3. I like that Food Lion is within walking distance from my house and they have pretty good deals on meat! thanks!

  4. I love how they always greet you when you walk through the doors. It's not just someone paid to stand at the door and say welcome to..

  5. I love that ours carries some gluten free products after their remodel. Woot for me.

  6. I love the sales at food lion

    jennifer marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  7. I like their fresh produce and friendly staff.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

  8. They are about the only grocery store in outer banks, so I love buying food there on vacation.

  9. I love that the convenience.

  10. I love their customer service and low prices.

  11. I love to shop at Food Lion because it right down the road from my house and it is not crowded. Thanks for the giveaway!

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. I love they are coupon friendly

  13. I love that they offer the best quality in their fruits and vegetables
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com


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