This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine.
My daughter recently graduated from high school. What an exciting time for our family! We try to make each milestone in our family as memorable as possible. We love to celebrate birthdays at a theme park or an anniversary with a weekend getaway. For Caitlin's graduation, we decided to throw a party for her and her friends.
If you have ever hosted a party for teens, you know how much they can eat! Buying the party basics like plates, cups and decorations was a breeze. Trying to plan a menu the kids would enjoy was more difficult. I had no idea what to make. Caitlin suggested we have a taco bar for the main meal and an ice cream sundae bar for the dessert. What a great idea! So, I headed to Food Lion, where they make meal planning simpler! Food Lion helps me save more and makes mealtime easier!
Before I head over to my local Food Lion, I use their mobile app. This app makes my life so much easier! You can create a shopping list based on the Food Lion weekly ads, coupons, and recipes. First, I look at the weekly ad to see if there is anything on sale I want to load onto my card. I can just tap the “Add to List” button and it loads onto my shopping list. For this week's shopping list, I was looking for items for our taco and sundae bars.
There were several items on sale I could use, including Chi-Chi's Flavored Salsa. The mobile app is available as the Food Lion Mobile App – iTunes and the Food Lion Mobile App – Google Play. Using the Recipe Finder, I was able to find a recipe for Pulled Chicken Tacos on the Mobile App. You just scan the barcode or type in your ingredient and Food Lion will give you meal ideas that are easy and affordable! I can also favorite recipes we love and use them again in the future.
The recipe for Pulled Chicken Tacos was perfect for our taco bar theme. By cooking my chicken in my slow cooker, I spent less time in the kitchen. This gave me time to get the house decorated and ready for the party. I appreciate how shopping at Food Lion is easy, fresh and affordable. They have raised their standards without raising their prices! And they really are my one-stop-shopping destination. I was able to buy the food, paper products, cake and even a card for Caitlin's graduation party!
Not only does Food Lion help me “Save More- More Easily”, but they help me get rewarded for shopping! Shopping for a family of four can cost me hundreds of dollars a month. To buy for a party of 20 teenagers can cost me an arm and a leg! With the Food Lion Shop & Earn, I can get rewarded for shopping. I earn cash rewards to use on my next shopping trip. I love how Food Lion helps me save more and makes mealtime easier!
These reward dollars are redeemed on your next shopping visit. I can also track which items have MVP savings or coupons, sort items by aisle and update my list at any time. You can access Shop & Earn via the Mobile App as well as at foodlion.com. Be sure to visit the Fresh Ideas Blog for even more ideas! Do you shop at Food Lion? How do they save you money and make mealtime easier? Are you excited about their new Shop & Earn feature?
Do you shop at Food Lion? How do they save you money and make mealtime easier? Are you excited about their new Shop & Earn feature?