Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 1/15

January 15, 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 accept expired coupons?
  2. What are some items that do well being stockpiled?
  3. Do internet coupons have to be printed in color?
  4. Why do manufacturers go to such lengths to avoid their coupons being doubled?
  5. My store manager told me I can only use my Winn Dixie $5/$30 coupon after all other manufacturer coupons. Have you heard of this?

And here are the answers!

1.Lisa wants to know:  Does Publix accept expired coupons?  I saw a comment from someone else that said they could use them at their store.

Michelle:  Nope,  Publix does not accept expired coupons.  We all know that stores can make a their own decision at the store level but as far as I know, Publix only accepts currently valid coupons!

Christy: Lisa, you may have been reading about expired Publix coupons. I have heard that some stores will accept Publix coupons up to a week after the expiration date. Of course you want to check with your store to find out if they will do this or not; you never want to go against your store’s policy!

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 1/1

January 1, 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 limit to how many “free chicken” deals you can do at Publix?
  2. Does Publix price match their competitors?
  3. Why don’t I see your deals in my Facebook feed anymore?
  4. Is there a way to be sure that I don’t miss any of the deals you post?
  5. Why do two Publix stores in the same town have different policies regarding this type of coupon?

And here are the answers!

1.Kiera wants to know: I know the promo is over now, but since it comes around every once in a while I thought I would ask. Is there a limit to how many “free chicken” deals I can do at Publix when that promotion is running? It never occurred to me until the sale was over that I might be able to get more than one.

Michelle: Nope there is no limit. As long as you buy the correct number of items you will get your chicken.

Christy: As far as I know, there is no limit on the promotion. I got two chickens this last time around and managed to use them for three meals for the three of us – now that is what I call a nice value icon smile Coupon Question And Answer   Ask I Heart Publix 1/1

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 12/17

December 18, 2013 

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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 limit to how many coupons I can use in a single transaction/trip at Publix?
  2. Is it okay to stack a manufacturer’s free item coupon with a store coupon (or vice versa)?
  3. Have you ever needed to take a break from couponing, and if so, how difficult was it to start again?
  4. Are there ANY Florida Publixes that double coupons?
  5. What are your stockpile “rules”?

And here are the answers!

1.Missi wants to know: I’ve heard that you can’t use more coupons than items, and your coupon savings can’t be over $50 in one grocery order. Is this true? Is there a limit to how many coupons I can use in a single transaction at Publix?

Publix registers require that the number of coupons and items purchased be equivalent.  If you have more coupons than items, a manger override will be required here too.  Many people prefer to do multiple transaction to avoid these issues. I typically shop with my boys and live 20+ minutes from my store…so that is just not an option for me!!  If you think you will need an override for either reason you might consider talking to a member of management ahead of time as they may be able to assist you during checkout to ensure that the checkout process is as quick as possible.

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Coupon Question And Answer – Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 12/4

December 4, 2013 

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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. When is the best time/day of the week to shop at Publix when the shelves are usually fully stocked?
  2. How does the Publix Penny Item work?
  3. How many times a week do you shop, and on which days?
  4. Every time I use a lot of coupons, the cashier misses some. How can I be sure they are all counted?
  5. How can I figure out what percentage I’ve saved?

And here are the answers!

1.Christy wants to know: When is the best time/day of the week to shop at Publix when the shelves are usually fully stocked?

Christy: This will depend on your store, of course – you might want to ask you managers when the shelves are generally restocked – but for the most part, I’ve found that early morning (7 – 9 am) or later in the evening (7 – 9 pm) during the week are the best times to find fully-stocked shelves (and, as a bonus, it’s much easier to get in and out quickly, too).

Michelle:  It will vary based on the store’s delivery schedule.  Most stores get multiple trucks each week so I find that they are constantly re-stocking!  I typically shop on Monday mornings and they are always busy restocking in many departments.

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Coupon Question & Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 11/27

November 27, 2013 

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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. If I have a rain check from one Publix store, can I use it at another?
  2. I have a couple questions about the Enjoy the City Book Deal – can you help?
  3. Can I use a B1G1 Publix coupon, a B1G1 manufacturer’s coupon with a BOGO sale?
  4. Do you have any inexpensive gift ideas?
  5. Where can I find the new I Heart Publix forum?

And here are the answers!

1.Gina wants to know: If I have a rain check from one Publix store, can I use it at another?  I noticed the store number and address is stamped on the back; does that mean it can only be used at that location?

You might want to check with your customer service desk before you shop next – that way you don’t run into any snags at checkout. My rain checks have always been stamped with the specific store’s info and I have always felt that since that store was the one who issued it (b/c THEY were out) I was to use it there.

I also noticed this over on the Publix Coupon Policy Q & A – I know we see questions about this from time to time:

Q: What if I have a rain check and a coupon for an item, but the coupon is now expired, though it was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can I still use the coupon on the item?

A: Yes, Publix will accept the coupon that was valid on the date the rain check was issued.

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Coupon Question And Answer – The Best Of Ask I Heart Publix 11/13

November 13, 2013 

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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. Are there are any coupon insert sites that sell whole inserts for less than the cost of a newspaper subscription?
  2. Does Publix accept a competitor’s rain check?
  3. Why do some stores have peelies on items when others don’t?
  4. How can I best thank my favorite Publix staff without tipping?
  5. When we find a really good deal, or new coupon booklet, how can we make you aware of it (send you the info/picture)?

And here are the answers!

1.Judy wants to know: I was wondering if there is service that you can buy 2 whole inserts of the coupons that you get in the weekly newspapers for LESS than the cost of the news paper subscription? I’ve seen a couple out there, but after adding in mailing/handling fee, it adds up to quite a bit more.

Christy: You might want to try out a few services and “test” out their shipping speed, cost, and coupon variety while you are making this decision..because whether or not a coupon insert service is right for you depends on a number of factors. You will want to keep in mind that inserts vary from region to region – so if you are buying from a service, you may get different coupon values (or different coupons entirely!) in those inserts than you would get in your local paper. You need to take into account how much you spend on the service, how long you will wait for your coupons (as opposed to having them delivered to your door on Sunday), and whether the coupons you get are better or worse when you figure out your best insert deal.

In my case, it is worth it to me to get my inserts delivered on Sunday morning – that way if I’m waiting for a particular coupon to use with a sale, I have more than a day or two to shop before the sale ends…and I like the coupon variety and values in my area as opposed to some insert services I have used, too.

Michelle: Honestly I think this is one of those things that will vary based on location. Since newspaper prices vary DRAMATICALLY it is hard to say for sure. I post deals where Florida folks can get a year subscription for like $25. That is unheard of here in Atlanta. The cheapest deal I have ever found was over double that price. So the added shipping fee of a clipping service is not that hard to swallow. When you factor in time and convenience, it may be worth the added expense. For folks who can pick up papers for just few cents, you are better off getting your paper from the store or an additional delivery.

Clipping services are just that …a service. They will likely be more expensive in order to be profitable. You will have to determine if the price is worth it for you.

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Coupon Question And Answer – The Best Of I Heart Publix 10/30

October 30, 2013 

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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 are some items that do well being stockpiled?
  2. Are you supposed to tip the folks who take your groceries to your car?
  3. How can I figure out what percentage I’ve saved?
  4. How do you determine when to use a free coupon?
  5. Why are some of the things in your Sneak Peek not labeled as on sale in my Publix?

And here are the answers!

1.Elizabeth wants to know: I have a question regarding stockpiling. There are just two people in my family and I am concerned that I’ll buy too much or not enough of something when an item is on sale. For example, we go through those bagel/bread thins like crazy! They are 2/$4 this week but we already have 2 unopened packs in the fridge. Publix had that in store coupon so it would be a great deal, but I didn’t know how they freeze/keep? What are some items that do well being stockpiled? (Obviously TP, Paper Towels, etc). What about cereal and other food items?

Michelle:  I have found it to be a little bit of trial and error.  It will really just depend on your consumption rate. I try to get about what we will use in 8 weeks. There are really so many options with all the great deals that if you vary your menu you really don’t need a ton of one thing. When meat and dairy items are on sale, I will grab what I can store as we use these products on a daily basis…so there really is no way to be fully stocked.

Most things freeze with no problem.  There are a few things that I don’t freeze…cream cheese, sour cream  and leafy veggies just don’t hold up. Use the web to see what veggies you can freeze.

Christy: Same here…I pretty much had to learn by making mistakes. For a while there I thought we might be buried under an avalanche of cereal…so I learned that 10 boxes is about the max that my family of 2 should have at any one time :). You might want to try to keep a basic (dated) inventory of items for a few months – mark how many you have at your starting date and keep track of how many you add or subtract over that period of time. That should give you a good sense of what you need to have on hand at any one time.

I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping track of expiration dates, too…my rule is “if we can’t use it before two weeks of its use-by date, it goes in the donate pile.”

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Coupon Question And Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 10/23

October 23, 2013 

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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. How does the Publix Promise work with BOGO items?
  2. How many items from a BOGO pair count toward your order total for an $X/$XX coupon?
  3. Can I double dip on the rebate deals that are going on right now?
  4. Can I use a paper coupon and a Upromise eCoupon on a single item?
  5. Why can’t I load a Upromise One or Many Offer that is still valid to my card?

And here are the answers!

1.Astrid wants to know: I know that if an item rings up incorrectly, you get the first item free and the remaining items at the lower price.  Do you know what happens if the item is on sale B1G1 and it rings up at the wrong price?

Michelle: You know I am not sure. I would assume in True BOGO you would get the first one free and then the second would ring up at $0 (so both free). In half price BOGO you would just get the first one free and pay half price for the 2nd item. Maybe one of the commenters knows for sure?

Christy: I meant to ask my customer service desk about this the last time I shopped – but I forgot. Oops! I’m hoping the commenters will have an answer for us too icon smile Coupon Question And Answer   Ask I Heart Publix 10/23

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Coupon Question and Answer – Ask I Heart Publix 10/9

October 9, 2013 

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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 noticed a Target brand coupon in the matchups this week for the Publix Ice Cream sale. Will my store really take that coupon?
  2. How many items from a BOGO pair count toward a rebate?
  3. What items count toward the $50 required for the gas card deal?
  4. How do I remove a digital coupon from my “clipped” list?
  5. What is the best way to rectify the incorrect use of a coupon at Publix after it has occurred?

And here are the answers!

1.Melissa wants to know: Can you use a Target store brand coupons for a Publix store brand? I was wondering because they aren’t the same name.  I noticed it on the ice cream deal for this upcoming week. Thanks!

We’ve answered this question before, but it’s probably time for a refresher icon smile Coupon Question and Answer   Ask I Heart Publix 10/9 The Publix Coupon Policy states:

Q: Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a private label item?

A: Yes. We’re happy to accept a coupon for a competitor’s private label product because it’s a chance to introduce you to our terrific Publix brand.

So of course the only real issue is whether your store accepts Target as a competitor. If they do, you should be all set.

If you have a question about a coupon matching for a particular item – for example, if you’re not sure that the Target brand and the Publix brand item is the same, your best bet is to ask at the Customer Service desk before you shop.

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Coupon Question and Answer – Best of I Heart Publix 10/2

October 2, 2013 

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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. Does Publix occasionally run specials offering you a deal to try their brand versus a national brand?
  3. What do you think – can I donate food that has past it’s “Best by…” date?
  4. What is the biggest shopping mistake you have made?
  5. What insert coupons do you get excited about?

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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