Coupon Question And Answer – Best of Ask I Heart Publix 8/27

August 27, 2014 

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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 you have any stockpile storage dos & don’ts for summertime?
  2. How do I find out why my region doesn’t get $X/$XX coupons?
  3. How often are new Publix digital coupons added?
  4. When do Publix brand diapers and wipes go on sale?
  5. What is the best day to shop at Publix?

And here are the answers!

1. Heather wants to know: I recently started couponing and am getting a good stockpile going but now I’m running out of space in my pantry & kitchen. I would like to setup shelving in our garage for more storage but was wondering if you have any dos & don’ts on what kind of food & product will/will not survive in the heat especially when the summer is here.

Christy: I store some items in a non-temperature-controlled area of my home as well. Generally I try to only keep non-perishable items like paper goods in that space but when my stockpile is extra full I have also stored coffee, tea, drink mixes, and even some canned goods there. (I’ve not noticed any change in the way those items taste or their longevity when I’ve had to resort to storing them there.)

I have definitely learned NOT to store flour, pastas, rices, etc anywhere but a cool dry place – southern humidity can definitely be a problem for items like that! Commenters, what other advice would you have for Heather?

Michelle: You will definitely want to follow any storage suggestions on the package and maybe do a little research online. You definitely don’t want to throw away your savings by allowing items to go bad due to improper storage.

I honestly think that as long as you are rotating the items and using them quickly most things will be fine. If you are sitting on a 6 month supply…you may need to do a little research icon wink Coupon Question And Answer   Best of Ask I Heart Publix 8/27

I would probably try to keep most of the non-perishables in the garage as much as possible.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 8/20

August 20, 2014 

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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. Why do some companies post PDF coupons?
  2. Can I use a manufacturer’s coupon with a Publix coupon that makes the item free?
  3. Where can I find the pet booklet that is out right now?
  4. How do you link your Publix purchases to your Upromise account?
  5. Why do you list all the coupons under a sale item? Why not just the best one?

And here are the answers!

1. Diva wants to know: Why do companies post PDF coupons? I usually print two per computer or two per person to present at the store, because that is how other coupons work, but I know the coupon will let you print as many copies as you want. Why do stores accept these if the bar code is still the same on each one? I thought coupons are registered in a system for number of barcodes redeemed and that determines if a company sees it as a success or not. Is a PDF coupon the exception to this?

Christy: It seems like a few of the smaller companies are the ones that generally put out PDF coupons rather than on another site like Coupons.com or SmartSource. In general, a company might choose to release a PDF coupon because it is much more inexpensive to do so.

As far as why stores will accept PDF coupons…my stores have always accepted this kind of coupon and never mentioned any issue with accepting them. Commenters, what has your experience been with using PDF coupons at Publix?

Michelle: Individual like coupons will have the same barcode. So if you cut a coupon from a Sunday coupon insert, each like coupon will be identical to the next. The bar code stores all the info that the registers need to “read” the coupon.

So a pdf having the same barcode is not really any different than your insert coupon, blinkie, etc… Now many printable coupons will have a sort of tracking info on the coupon that identifies each coupon as being unique. This technology is used to help the coupon sponsor limit and keep track of where and how coupons are used. Those coupon ID numbers are different that the bar code.

I could probably write a book about how coupons work and why companies put them out but in an attempt to be brief…pdf’s are easier and cheaper for companies to use. They don’t have to pay a secondary service to host and/or control the coupon. Unfortunately these companies may not realize that a pdf can be easily abused and cost them more than they expected.

Some companies have learned the hard way and others continue to release those pdf coupons. Obviously those that continue to use them don’t mind giving out those discounts. Maybe they are just happy to see folks buying the products?

Now as for how many a person should print and use…that will be a personal decision. The store may help you decide by limiting the number of like coupons you can use. Beyond that you’ll have to decide what you feel is an appropriate amount that you will use.
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Coupon Question And Answer 8/13 – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix

August 13, 2014 

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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. Is there a way to be sure that I don’t miss any of the deals you post?
  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. Is there a ‘Recipe’ link on the site where I can find all your recipes?
  5. What constitutes a competitor’s store brand?

And here are the answers!

1. Cara wants to know: I check the site at least once a day but I still manage to miss a deal every once in a while. What is the best way to be sure that I see all the Publix deals you post?

Michelle: If you go to the I Heart Publix home page and look in the top right corner…you can enter your email address to subscribe to the daily email I send out. It has a digest of all the deals I share each day. That way you will never miss a deal icon smile Coupon Question And Answer 8/13   Best Of Ask I Heart Publix

You may still want to stop by once or twice a day….if I post a free or super cheap coupon deal, the coupon may be gone by the time the daily email shows up in your inbox!

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Coupon Question & Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 7/30

July 30, 2014 

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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. Do you know if we will see the Gas Card deal every other week for the rest of the summer?
  2. How do I load and use digital coupons at Publix?
  3. Can I use a $X/$XX coupon along with the gas card coupon?
  4. Will Publix honor Target in-ad gift card deals?
  5. I didn’t print a coupon you posted last week and now I can’t find it. Is it gone?

And here are the answers!

1. Kristin wants to know: I am loving that the gas card deal keeps coming back this summer. It seems to be popping up every other week. Do you know if that will continue for the rest of the summer?

I wish we had a schedule for gas card weeks but unfortunately it just pops up when it pops up. As you mention, it has been a lot more frequent this summer and I know you guys are loving it just like I am! I am always happy to save a bit extra on my groceries since I know I will spend the money on gas anyway!

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Coupon Question And Answer 7/23 – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix

July 23, 2014 

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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. I notice on your weekly totals that you usually have several free product coupons. How do you get those?
  2. Where can I submit a question for the Ask I Heart Publix segment?
  3. How can I figure out what percentage I’ve saved?
  4. Can I use a $X/$XX coupon along with the gas card coupon?
  5. How do you know when a coupon resets?

And here are the answers!

1. Kelley wants to know: Where do you get the free product coupons? 

Often companies send me coupons as a way to introduce me to their products. Some will also send them to me as a thank you for posting their promotions. I call it a blogger perk icon smile Coupon Question And Answer 7/23   Best Of Ask I Heart Publix It doesn’t happen too often but I certainly don’t mind when it does.

Sometimes they even send food. I have received 4 huge boxes so far this week. My new food blog (I Heart Kitchen) has opened a few doors to companies that are looking for me to use their food in my recipes. Hey, I am always open to trying things out.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 7/16

July 16, 2014 

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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. What days do you typically update the sneak peek for Publix?
  2. I use two different email addresses. Is that a problem for your giveaways?
  3. Can I redeem a Upromise offer at Publix and the same SavingStar offer at Kroger?
  4. How is it that people are able to print tons of coupons?
  5. I didn’t qualify for that free sample offer…do you know why?

And here are the answers!

1. Susan wants to know: What days do you typically update the sneak peek for Publix?

The Publix sneak peek comes out on Monday mornings around 8 am…it’s updated as new coupons are found (over the week). Be sure to look for it every Monday morning!

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Free Coupon Friday 7/4 FORM – Free Publix Giftcard

July 3, 2014 

Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 7/2

July 2, 2014 

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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 do I do if a Digital Coupon comes off my total when I’ve already used a paper coupon for the same item?
  2. Why can’t I load a Upromise One or Many Offer that is still valid to my card?
  3. Can I do a Upromise One or Many Offer twice and get two deposits?
  4. For rebates – am I limited to one per address- or one per person per address?
  5. What’s the deal with the Hopster coupons I see in the weekly matchups?

And here are the answers!

1. Jenn wants to know: When I was checking over my receipt this past weekend, I noticed that a Publix Digital Coupon came off my total and I had already used a paper coupon for that same item.  I know that you’re not supposed to be able to use paper and digital coupons  for the same item. Is there any way to fix this with my customer service desk?

Christy: I’ve noticed this happen from time to time too. I think the system just gets “confused” sometimes even though it’s not supposed to. You might want to just take your receipt in to your Customer Service Desk and ask if there is anything you should do to let them know when this happens…but I think it is just a random glitch that hopefully they will work out.

Michelle: I noticed it recently too. I am actually kinda glad to hear that I am not the only one. Mine was a doozy as I got an extra $5 with the B2G1 Digiorno coupon/digital coupon. I thought maybe the register got confused as it was a multiple purchase coupon. I had thought to talk to my store to see if they had any insight on this issue. Have you guys noticed that it’s a particular type of coupon?

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

June 25, 2014 

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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. 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

June 11, 2014 

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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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