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

May 7, 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. 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

April 30, 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 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 icon smile Coupon Question And Answer   Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 4/30

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

April 16, 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 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

April 9, 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 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

April 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. 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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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 3/19

March 19, 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. I love your can organizer – where did you get it?
  2. Off topic but – Has My Coke Rewards discontinued their Wednesday deals?
  3. Is anyone else having a hard time using two Target coupons on BOGO deals?
  4. What gas stations are the gas cards (for the Gas Card Deal) valid at?
  5. Is there a post where your coupon box is pictured?

And here are the answers!

1.Jessi wants to know: I loved the pictures of your pantry that you shared a while back. I’m wondering: where did you get your can organizer?

Michelle: Mine are made by Shelf Reliance. It isn’t cheap but I have found it to be well worth the money. I have had mine for years and love it!!

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 3/12

March 12, 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. How will Publix handle a B1G2 Competitor coupon?
  2. How do you know all the coupons that you use in the ad? Where do you look them up?
  3. How do you know what competitor coupons your store will accept?
  4. How do you know when there’s a good coupon being offered on Facebook?
  5. When an item that you need to stockpile goes on sale, about how many of that item do you purchase?

And here are the answers!

1. Blythe wants to know: At my Publix, Albertson’s is a competitor, so I am able to use coupons that they have ($5 off $50, ect), which is great. My question is this: Albertson’s circulars often (weekly) include coupons for things like “Buy 1 Get 2 free London Broil, Identical or Lower Weight Only.” I’ve been nervous to try these out, and the last time I asked Customer Service something, they were short with me, it was Friday night rush time, so I’ve been hesitant to ask, but thought I’d ask you. I know Albertson’s hikes their prices up for these types of sales, but Publix won’t.

How will this work, or should I just bite the bullet and ask Customer Service?

Michelle: I am going to defer to Christy on this one as there are no Albertson’s stores in my area. Though, I would guess that you would need to ask your specific store.

Christy: We had a few Albertson’s in my town a few years ago and my Publix accepted them as a competitor (they have since all closed down). I was able to use the B1G2 coupons on certain items – my store required that they carry the exact item that Albertson’s was advertising in the coupon (for example, I couldn’t use coupons for “Angus” meats since Publix doesn’t offer “Angus”), and they would only honor the coupon as a B1G1 rather than a B1G2.

That said, every store may be a little bit different and you are going to have to ask your Customer Service desk about how they will handle those coupons. You may want to plan to ask them on a day or time that you know they are not very busy. I will sometimes “cruise” the Customer Service desk – just walk by a few times and wait to ask my question when they seem the least busy. icon smile Coupon Question And Answer   Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 3/12

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 3/5

March 5, 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. Is there a ‘Recipe’ link on the site where I can find all your recipes?
  2. Can I use a Digital Coupon more than once?
  3. Does Publix get reimbursed for the expired manufacturer’s coupons they accept with my rain check?
  4. I know Publix will accept the coupons I forgot when I shopped last week – but what if I find coupons I forgot when I shopped last month?
  5. How does the Gas Card coupon help me save money on groceries?

And here are the answers!

1.Janell wants to know: Do you have a recipe link where I can find all your recipes? I could not find one and it took me a while to find the Ham and Broccoli Stromboli recipe from last week’s Menu Plan.

Michelle: Yep, if you look in the sidebar there is a category drop down. Just choose “RECIPES” and you will see the full archive. I am going to try to come up with a button to put on the sidebar for quick access.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best of Ask I Heart Publix 2/19

February 19, 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 any kind of rhyme or reason to what item goes on sale as the Publix Penny Item?
  2. Why do some areas get the same coupons with higher values and other areas with lower values?
  3. Are the Sunday coupon inserts regional?
  4. Is it OK to accept or give US postage stamps in trade for coupons?
  5. Do you have a schedule of when to clean out and organize your coupons?

And here are the answers!

1. Dana wants to know: My Publix always seems to run out of the penny item by the time I get there (after work, so usually around 6). The exceptions are if it’s not in the regular penny item location (like if it’s refrigerated) or something that no one wants (like Frosted Flakes). If it’s something good (like toilet paper), it’s always all gone. They replace it with something else, but it’s hit or miss whether I’ll want it or not.

I’m not sure if they simply don’t realize how popular the penny item is or if they’re trying to get rid of extra inventory by making it the “new” penny item. All I know is that we had Frosted Flakes three times in one month, and those Lipton noodle bags are always showing up. Our old Publix never had this issue. Is there anything I can do about this?

Christy: Sadly, I have no experience with the Penny Item because we don’t get it in Florida. I feel a little like a broken record today, but I’d ask your store management about this and see what they have to say. It certainly doesn’t seem fair that you’re always stuck with the ‘leftover’ penny items because you have to shop after work!

Michelle:  I have mixed feelings on this one.  While I understand your frustration, I see it as a freebie and better than nothing.  The average shopper probably does not even realize that when they get the replacement penny item that there was any change at all.  Consider having a conversation with the grocery manager to see if there is any way he can try to order more to ensure that there is enough to go around!  Most stores know what the item will be 2+ weeks ahead of time which should be plenty of time to get the stock they need.  You might also give them a heads up on what the most popular items are…maybe they aren’t paying attention to the fact that they are running out.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 2/12

February 12, 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. My Publix is limiting all booklets to one per customer. Is this happening at all Publix stores?
  2. Do you think the potential savings is worth the investment and electricity costs of a deep freezer?
  3. What do I do if a Digital Coupon comes off my total when I’ve already used a paper coupon for the same item?
  4. Are there are different digital coupons available for different people?
  5. Can we see a picture of your binder?

And here are the answers!

1.Janelle wants to know: I notice Publix stores in my area are holding the booklets behind the customer service desk, and now they are limiting only one booklet per customer.  Is this for all Publix stores?  Lets say I want four items and the coupon is in the ad…that means I can only get one item at the discount?  I was told before they can key the Publix coupon code in the amount of times you have the product, but is seems that now that has changed.

Michelle: All stores really vary but I am sure if you explained that you need multiples they would probably give them to you.  I would think if you aren’t asking for more than a couple, they’d be happy to give you a couple.

Christy: I have a couple stores in my area that hold booklets and the front and won’t give out more than one booklet no matter how nicely I ask :). Unfortunately this is at the store’s discretion…however I would say that you might want to nicely explain how many items you want to purchase and ask if there’s any way they can give you the right amount of coupons…it can’t hurt to ask!

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