Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 6/25

coupon question and answer
If you have a question about couponing at Publix, this is the place to find the answer! Each week my buddy Christy and I have a little coupon question and answer session here on Ask I Heart Publix. Keep sending in those questions – we love to answer them! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Remember–there is a tab at the top of the site under “About” titled “Ask I Heart Publix” where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s questions:

  1. Have you heard anything about Publix buying Fresh Market?
  2. Did I use coupons correctly with this deal?
  3. My shopping list stopped working – help!
  4. Which is better – grocery savings or gas savings?
  5. When should I expect my giveaway prize to arrive?

And here are the answers!

1. Tom wants to know: Recently I was talking to the Customer Service Manager at my Publix about $X/$XX coupons like Winn Dixie puts out.  I mentioned that that Publix is the only one in the area to have The Fresh Market on their list as a Competitor Store.  She told me that Publix has been in talks for the last few weeks looking to acquire  The Fresh Market.  She went on to say, that she thought it just a matter of time when this will take place, rather then they are just talking. Have you heard anything about this?

Michelle: I have not heard anything about this. I actually just went to Fresh Market for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago with my mom. I will keep my ears open and post if I hear anything!

Christy: This surprised me a bit, but I’d love to see Publix continue to expand. Frankly, I think Publix should be in all 50 states :D. Commenters, if you have heard anything about this, let us know!

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 6/11

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. What gas stations are the gas cards (for the Gas Card Deal) valid at?
  2. What items count toward the $50 required for the gas card deal?
  3. Do you know if Publix plans to offer their store coupons as digital coupons?
  4. What’s your favorite splurge item to grab at Publix?
  5. Does Publix do special orders (ie, bulk orders) for sale items?

And here are the answers!

1. Aymie wants to know: What gas stations are the gas cards (for the Gas Card Deal) valid at? I get  my gas at Bjs or Costco normally…will this really save me money?

Christy: You will have to check which cards your store carries – mine generally have BP, Shell, Hess, and sometimes others. It could be that you will pay a bit more per gallon with these regional and national stations…you will have to do the math and see if it works for you.

Michelle: As Christy said, the types of cards will vary based on the gas stations in the area. Gas prices usually don’t vary too much so that $10 discount is going to be hard to beat.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 6/4

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If you have a question about couponing at Publix, this is the place to find the answer! Each week my buddy Christy and I have a little coupon question and answer session here on Ask I Heart Publix. Keep sending in those questions – we love to answer them! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Remember–there is a tab at the top of the site under “About” titled “Ask I Heart Publix” where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s questions:

  1. Are many of the Publix sale items regional?
  2. Will Publix take a coupon I’ve forgotten along with my receipt?
  3. Do you have a rule for how many of your giveaways a person can win in a certain period?
  4. Is there a  way to redeem Upromise offers after the fact?
  5. Can I use Visa gift cards to make my own gas card deal?

And here are the answers!

1. Blair wants to know: A lot of times I go in to my local Publix to shop with my list and coupons I’ve made using your website and matchups, and when I get there several of the items that were supposedly BOGO or on sale, are not. Two recent examples are Blue Bell Ice Cream and Friendship Sour Cream. What’s up with that – are a lot of Publix sale items regional?

Christy: Occasionally there will be regional differences in Publix sale items, but for the most part I think they are usually very similar from area to area. I think a number of people commented that the Friendship Sour Cream BOGO seemed to be regional but I’m not sure about Blue Bell. I live in North Central Florida and I have been using Michelle’s Publix lists for years and I can only think of a handful of sale items that I didn’t find at my store over all the time I’ve been using her lists.

I will note that even if I don’t find a sale sign for an item that should be on sale, I will have my cashier or customer service price check the item for me. Often the sign has just gotten moved accidentally or perhaps it was it was missed when they were putting signs up.

Michelle: Yep, there may be some regional difference but there will not typically be many if any in a given week. I always put that little notation at the top of each ad. I try to note the differences when folks let me know but there is just no way on earth I can check all the different ads in each area. So–if you see a regional difference…let me know and I will make the addition or notation.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 5/28

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. Has Publix changed their policy about accepting coupons after the fact when you bring in your receipt?
  2. I noticed a Target brand coupon in the matchups recently. Will my store really take that coupon?
  3. My store told me they can take manufacturer’s coupons within a day or two of expiration…is this true?
  4. I always enter your giveaways but I never win. Am I just unlucky??
  5. How does Publix choose which stores to accept as competitors?

And here are the answers!

1. Susana wants to know: Has Publix changed their policy about accepting your coupons after the fact if you forget them at the time of purchase? 

Michelle: I haven’t heard of any changes. Often some stores will make changes as they see fit based on customer activities but as far as I know there have not been any corporate wide changes.

Christy: I haven’t heard anything about this, but I would be curious to know if anyone has had Publix refuse to accept a coupon after the fact. My stores have never  been anything but accommodating if I occasionally forget a coupon and bring it in with my receipt during the following week.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 5/14

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. Can I use a paper coupon and a Upromise eCoupon on a single item?
  2. Do ibotta offers adjust in value depending on how many I buy?
  3. How does Publix choose which stores to accept as competitors?
  4. How can I figure out what percentage I’ve saved?
  5. What are your stockpile “rules”?

And here are the answers!

1. Becky wants to know: I just started using Upromise, and I’m wondering if I can redeem a Upromise eCoupon along with a manufacturer’s coupon on a single item. 

Michelle: You can get cash back from Upromise and use a paper coupon at the register on one item. Like ibotta, Upromise gives you cash back and does not discount an item at checkout. Is this the right answer…I honestly don’t know. I have looked all over the Upromise site and could not find this question addressed. Let me know if I missed it. I have always used coupons with Upromise and never had issues getting my deposit.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 5/7

coupon question and answer
If you have a question about couponing at Publix, this is the place to find the answer! Each week my buddy Christy and I have a little coupon question and answer session here on Ask I Heart Publix. Keep sending in those questions – we love to answer them! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Remember–there is a tab at the top of the site under “About” titled “Ask I Heart Publix” where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s questions:

  1. Are there limits to how many Advantage Buy coupon deals I can grab?
  2. How much do you budget each week or month for meat and produce?
  3. Can I use a competitor coupon with the Colgate Publix gift card offer?
  4. If we rarely see a sale on at item, should I buy a year’s worth when it does go on sale?
  5. I’m embarrassed when I pick up a bunch of free or moneymaker items. Should I space those purchases out?

And here are the answers!

1. Chelsea wants to know: I’m loving the free deals in the new Grocery Advantage Buy flyer. Is there a limit to how many deals I can grab with Advantage Buy Publix coupons?

Christy: I believe that this will depend on your store. One nearby store in my area has no limits at all on deals, and another store about 5 miles away that enforces a limit of 10 like items per transaction. So I would ask at your customer service desk to be sure.

Michelle: Yep–this is going to be one that will vary by store. As you will notice in most all of the ads there is wording that “Quantity Limits May Apply”.  Some stores have set limits to ensure that everyone gets a chance to partake in the deals. Other stores that are not hit as hard by couponers may not really care. It’s best to ask at your store if you plan on getting a large amount of a particular item.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 4/30

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. What is a “reasonable” stockpile to you?
  2. How do I know if something is a good deal?
  3. What’s the best way to search for a coupon on a particular item?
  4. What exactly does the phrase “Limit one deal per coupon per customer” mean on the Publix store coupons?
  5. Lately it seems like every time you print a coupon, you have to sign up for something first. How do you get around this?

And here are the answers!

1. Cathy wants to know: My question is about stockpiles. After watching the extreme couponers on TLC, I began to question -what is a “reasonable” stockpile? Maybe this would be a better question to ask all readers since this will vary so much. I saw some one say they want a stockpile of 100 boxes of cereal because that is a years worth for their family – that seems like a lot. Any information you can offer would be interesting.

Michelle: Yep…I think this is going to really depend on your family and your consumption levels. 100 boxes of cereal would be like a 5 year supply at my house so I would never ever think about getting that much cereal. A family who goes through 5 boxes per week might get 100 as that is a 5 month supply for them! Everything is going to be relative to your situation. There are very very few things that I would buy a huge amount of here at my house. If I could get trash bags, toilet paper or paper towels at a nice price I might just buy 100 :-)

Christy: I think everyone’s stockpile really varies depending on their family’s needs. I shop for just my husband and I so our stockpile is likely very different from someone who shops for three teenagers or a young baby. I can see going through a box or three of cereal a week if all your kids eat it every day for breakfast or snack – so 100 boxes isn’t really that outrageous depending on who you’re feeding!

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best of Ask I Heart Publix 4/16

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. Do Publix Digital Coupons adjust in value depending on how many I buy?
  2. Should I worry about trying to use all of my coupons that are expiring, or should I just match coupons with sales as they happen and forget about trying to use up the expiring ones?
  3. Why do some stores have peelies on items when others don’t?
  4. Any ideas on how to help friends and family get started on couponing?
  5. Why doesn’t Publix have Catalina machines?

And here are the answers!

1. Melissa wants to know: Do Publix Digital Coupons take into account how much you buy? For example, if the coupon is $1/$3 and I am buying 6 of that item, will it deduct $2 from my total bill?

Michelle: I have only had them come off one time no matter the quantity I purchase. the following is from the FAQ on the digital coupon site: “The number of times a coupon can be used is up to the manufacturer, but most coupons can be used only once.”

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Coupon Question & Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 4/8

coupon question and answer
If you have a question about couponing at Publix, this is the place to find the answer! Each week my buddy Christy and I have a little coupon question and answer session here on Ask I Heart Publix. Keep sending in those questions – we love to answer them! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Remember–there is a tab at the top of the site under “About” titled “Ask I Heart Publix” where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s questions:

  1. What happened to the “Buy Theirs, Get Ours” promotion?
  2. Do you know when the next gas card promotion will be?
  3. Do you think this will affect the Publix coupon policy?
  4. What’s the best way to share a deal I found?
  5. Has Harvey’s stopped issuing store coupons?

And here are the answers!

1.Nora wants to know: What happened to the “Buy Theirs, Get Ours” promotion? It has been a long time since I’ve seen one of those.

Christy: You know, it really has been a long time since we’ve seen one of those! I did a search and the last time we saw one of those was back in September of last year. I hope that Publix brings it back…that was a favorite of mine.

Michelle: I was just thinking about these the other day. I was hoping they’d start them up again to make my Try Me Tuesday posts a little easier–tee hee.  I do hope that they bring this back too!

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Coupon Question & Answer – Best of Ask I Heart Publix 4/2

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We’ve been answering questions for Ask I Heart Publix for over three years now, and we’ve definitely found that some questions keep popping up as new couponers write in. So every month we’re going to feature a “Best Of” Ask I Heart Publix, where we post some of our favorite questions and answers from past weeks, months, and years.

Don’t worry….we’ll still be answering the new questions you guys send in, too, so keep sending in those questions! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!

Don’t forget to look under the “About” tab where you can find the questions and answers from past weeks!

Here are this week’s “Best of” questions:

  1. Does Publix do special orders (ie, bulk orders) for sale items?
  2. Is it okay to stack a manufacturer’s free item coupon with a store coupon?
  3. I noticed a Target brand coupon in the matchups this week for the Publix Ice Cream sale. Will my store really take that coupon?
  4. How do I “un-clip” a Digital Coupon?
  5. How do you know when a coupon resets?

And here are the answers!

1. Cindy wants to know: Does Publix do special orders (ie, bulk orders) for sale items? Sometimes I see BOGO items at stockpile prices after coupons, but I don’t want to clear shelves and I have never done this before at Publix. If they do special orders, how far in advance do I need to place my order to get the sale price?

Michelle: Publix will do special orders if they are able. Be aware that they may limit the number of items that you can order and you probably want to make sure the items will arrive before the end of the sale so that you can be assured to get the sale price. The grocery manager should be able to let you know how far in advance to place your order. Publix gets many trucks each week, so you should be able to get your items fairly quickly.

Christy: Yes, Publix will often special order for you. The few times I’ve special ordered, I’ve done so either a few days before the sale starts or on the first day of the sale, and my items have always come in before the sale was over.

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