47 Gift Cards Sold at Food Lion

Shopping at your local Food Lion is an opportunity not just to fill your fridge or pantry, but to pick up gift cards for birthday parties and other celebrations.

Food Lion sells various third-party gift cards for stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and more.

Exterior of a Food Lion store

The grocer doesn’t charge additional fees for gift card purchases; however, monetary gift cards like Mastercard and Visa have activation fees of around $4 to $6.[1]

Below, I have the list of gift cards sold at Food Lion. I also share the gift cards Food Lion doesn’t sell so you’re not left wondering.

The List

Food Lion sells the following gift cards in its stores. Note that availability varies by location and current stock.[1]

If you’re looking for a particular brand or denomination, it’s best to contact your local store before visiting.

I confirmed this information by contacting Food Lion stores in Delaware, Kentucky, and North Carolina.

  • Amazon
  • AMC Theatres
  • American Eagle
  • American Express
  • Apple
  • Applebee’s
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Belk
  • Chili’s
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Cracker Barrel
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods
  • Domino’s
  • DoorDash
  • eBay
  • GameStop
  • Gap
  • Happy Cards (valid at a variety of stores and restaurants)
  • The Home Depot
  • IHOP
  • JCPenney
  • L.L.Bean
  • Lowe’s
  • Mastercard
  • Michaels
  • Nike
  • Old Navy
  • Olive Garden
  • Panda Express
  • Panera Bread
  • Red Robin
  • Regal Theatres
  • Roblox
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sonic
  • Spotify
  • Starbucks
  • Steam
  • Target
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Uber
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Visa
  • Wendy’s
  • Xbox

Tip: Each Food Lion sets its own policy regarding which payment types you can use to purchase gift cards. All Food Lion stores accept cash and debit cards for gift card purchases; however, many locations won’t accept personal checks or credit cards for these purchases.[1]

Gift Cards Not Sold at Food Lion

During my research, I found that Food Lion doesn’t typically carry the following gift card brands.

Where available, I’ve included links to information about where else you can buy these brands.


If Food Lion doesn’t sell the gift card you’re looking for or you’d like to compare your options, you may find it helpful to review the list of places that sell gift cards.


Is there a limit on gift card purchases at Food Lion?

Each location sets its own limits. Some stores I contacted only allow a customer to purchase $500 in gift cards per day, while others have a limit of $2,000 per day.[1]

Does Food Lion offer gift card discounts or promotions?

Food Lion occasionally runs gift card promotions (generally around holidays), such as a discount on groceries when you purchase a specific dollar amount in gift cards. You can check for current promotions in Food Lion’s weekly flyers and on Food Lion’s website.[1][2]

Will you get MVP Rewards when purchasing or using gift cards at Food Lion?

No, you won’t receive MVP Rewards for either of these transactions.[1][2]

Are there any items you can’t purchase with a gift card?

You can’t use a Food Lion gift card to buy lottery tickets, money orders, money transfers, or other gift cards. Exclusions for other gift cards will vary by the brand. Some gift cards list additional restrictions or exclusions on the back (such as alcohol and tobacco).[3][1]

In Summary

You can purchase a variety of gift cards (including restaurants, entertainment, and more) at your local Food Lion.[1]

It doesn’t charge any additional fees to buy a gift card, although monetary cards come with activation fees ranging from around $4 to $6.[1]

Note that while you can always use cash and debit cards to buy gift cards at Food Lion, only some locations accept personal checks and credit cards for gift card purchases.[1]

Feel free to share any questions, comments, or helpful suggestions about buying gift cards at Food Lion below.

  1. Food Lion store customer service representatives[][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
  2. Food Lion customer service via Facebook chat[][]
  3. https://legacy.foodlion.com/customer-service/faqs.giftcardfaqs/[]


  • Annette Collins

    Can y’all start selling razor cards, i love giving they as gifts year round

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      First Quarter Finance | Lindsey Desmet

      Hi, Annette! We aren’t affiliated with Food Lion and have no influence over which brands it carries, so you might want to pass your suggestion along to Food Lion directly at (800) 210-9569. Gift cards certainly are great year-round presents!

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