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Publix Penny Item 11/1-11/2

on 11.1.2009 at 8:54am
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The Mystery Penny Item at Publix for Sunday & Monday, 11/1- 11/2, is:

Publix Peanut Butter

You can get the Publix Penny item with any purchase that is $10 or more before coupons. There is a Mystery Penny Item coupon in the Publix Sunday Ad every week or somewhere in the Sunday Paper. Some stores do not require this coupon, but many have changed and do require it now, check with your store to find their policy.

Get all of this weeks Publix Deals and Coupon Matches!

Don’t for get the Yellow Advantage Buy Items.  A new Green Advantage Buy started yesterday, I will get the list up soon (don’t worry the deals aren’t going anywhere and aren’t ever much to get excited over).

**Note: FL and Coastal GA stores do not participate in the Penny Item promotion**

A thought… You will not get much closer to free, so if you don’t need, like or want this item, then give it away. There are many folks that would probably love it!

    • Elizabeth

      Free hydrogenated oil and trans fat? No thanks, lol.

      • Jenn

        That’s exactly what I was thinking. I’ll wait until tomorrow evening to do my Publix run. Hopefully, they will have something else by then :-)

        • AngelaDH

          Makes great bird suet in winter! Just mix it with sugar and cornmeal, microwave it and then add in bird seed!

          • Christy

            Angela..AWESOME idea..microwave for how long?

            • AngelaDH

              I want to say until it’s melted and easy to stir. Once the bird seed is stirred in, cool it in the fridge. :)

        • Michelle

          I got the Publix natural…it’s what I buy anyway, and two different stores rang it up as the penny item!

      • Dianne

        I have a question for you, and I want you to know that I am not being sarcastic at all. Do you resist this peanut butter for the bad stuff in it, but buy crackers, or hot dogs, or other processed foods instead? I struggle with this. Maybe Jenny has addressed this. It really is hard to not use coupons for food that I know my family and I shouldn’t eat because I love the rush of getting a great deal! Thoughts?

        • Elizabeth

          For myself personally, I avoid almost all processed food. It’s a journey I’ve been on for a while, making small changes until now we’re are almost 100% free of processed food in our home. I know everyone can’t make that choice, but it’s one I make proudly, and I sacrifice the $40-a-week budget with no reservations. My current grocery budget runs about $100 per week for a family of four – for whole, natural, traditional foods, some of which I buy locally (like raw milk and grass-fed beef).

          When I first started couponing, I did buy crackers and cereal and yogurt with coupons – and it was fun getting a great deal! :) But now we’ve moved on from the processed versions and make our own at home instead. I mainly save on health/beauty products with coupons and go CVS-ing to shave a chunk off the budget and make a whole foods diet more possible for us.

          • My store offered the reduced fat version p-nut butter so that’s what I got. I hope to go back and get another for Holiday baking. I don’t buy things like hamburger helper, beef-a-roni, breakfast bars other than kashi or fruit roll-up type snacks, and I could definitely do better with my couponing if I did. We do eat all types of crackers, and the kids have frozen pizza and boxed mac and cheese a couple times a month when I’m busy, but those are back-up foods. I still do good – my grocery bill used to be $600 a month and that did not include diapers, now I spend $300 a month and that includes diapers for 2. I also cook almost every night, we rarely have take-out. So you can still do good with couponing, but I think the more processed foods you eat the better you can do!

      • Mina

        I suspected that there were probably no trans fats in the PB. So, I checked the label at the store before posting. There are NO trans fats in the peanut butter. Perhaps previous formulations contained them, but many products have been reformulated in order to address consumer concerns. The regular smooth variety contained Peanuts, Sugar, Less than 2% fully hydrogenated oil (canola, cottonseed, soybean), Salt, Molasses.

        Fully hydrogenated oil would be saturated fat, something we need but tend to eat too much of. It stabilizes PB, which helps keep it from separating and from going rancid quickly.

        Peanuts, themselves, are naturally high in oil content – up to 50%. It’s considered ‘good for you’ oil. They are also a very good source of protein and contribute iron to the diet. According to the Harvard Heart Letter, studies show that people who incorporate nuts and peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease and Type II diabetes.

        Side note – I’ve never eaten a peanut butter sandwich in my life. Really.

      • Danielle

        Food banks are always looking for peanut butter. I’m sure they’d be happy to get it–trans fat and all.

      • Beth, TN

        They had a lowfat option…I took it!

    • Chrissy

      Is it possible to get a bottle of the natural stuff? I know the Publix brand has a natural peanut butter version that does not have the hydrogenated oil. Anybody know if it is part of the deal, or do you have to get one of the normal kinds?

      • Patty

        Went this evening and we noticed that only the Red and Blue capped P-butters were part of the deal. Although it is odd that the Yellow capped P-butter is at the same price on the counter but was not in the section up front where they place the penny items. Disappointing…but there is the Earth Fare swap…..

    • Mina

      There are lots of people who will be happy to get PB. Since we already have an over abundance of kinds we like here, I’ll treat this like I do most of the penny items, and pass it along to someone who can make good use of it. That’s the beauty of Penny Items we don’t need. They give triple pleasure! We get to enjoy both the receiving AND giving, and someone else also gets to enjoy the receiving. Works for me.

      • Mary

        I’m glad to get Peanut Butter for a penny. :)

    • Stacey

      AWESOME! I had to make some Monkey Munch to send to school with my DD tomorrow and peanut butter was on my grocery list.

      • I didn’t know schools allowed p-nut butter snacks anymore. Where did you get your Monkey Munch recipe, I’ve been wanting to try it and it looks like something the kids can help make.

        • Stacey

          Most schools don’t allow them but this was a class party (about 15 high school aged kids) who wanted to celebrate their teacher’s return to school since she had been out all year with cancer. My DD asked about peanut allergies before bringing the snack and she and her classmates understand that the snack doesn’t leave the classroom and everyone washes up afterward. Anyway, the recipe can be found on the back of the Rice Chex box- they call it Muddy Buddies.

    • Jennifer

      It’s a great item for food bank donations.

    • Jennifer (palmettosweetheart)

      If you don’t want the hydrogenated oils, just remember your local food pantry OR the Earth Fare Pantry Makeover swap. :)

    • SM

      Publix Hwy 5 Douglasville GA had Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice. You must now also have the coupon to get the item for a penny.

    • I was planning on taking it to the Earth Fare swap. I would wait until late Monday to see if they’ve ran out and started giving something else. But last time I did that, they were giving out coffee…yuck!

    • Mandie

      Went to Publix today to get the penny item. I also bought a paper, when I looked for the Penny Item coupon the Q had already been stolen from the Advertisement! Wow! That’s all I can say.

      • Mandie

        BTW this was in Hixson TN.

    • Mandy

      In Lexington it was Post Honey Bunches of Oats, you choice of flavor! I was glad it wasn’t peanut butter!

      • Stacey

        I was surprised to see that the Lexington store had the Sunday ad insert with penny coupon in the turnstiles. Lots of people getting Honey Bunches of Oats on Sunday!

    • mgillespie

      got the all natural pb @ columbia – rosewood dr. just peanuts and salt – no hydrogenated oils – for only a penny.

      • Jenna

        Did you have to request the natural kind? I went to the Publix on Rosewood today and they only had the regular creamy and crunchy in the stand.

        • mgillespie

          i pulled mine from the shelf before i checked out. according to the labels, the all natural pb and the regular pb are identically priced. i would imagine, therefore, that you would be able to request it.

    • In Spring Hill today, my cashier and another got into a debate over whether I could have the penny item since my total was $5 after coupons, $28 before. I finally cut in and asked if the policy had changed and the $10 total had to be AFTER coupons and then they gave it to me. I think they’re getting a little paranoid in that store – I have checked out with both of them many times and never had this come up before. I hope they don’t turn into a Kroger when it comes to couponing!

      • Mina

        Several months ago, one store refused to honor the Mystery q because my total came to below $10 after they ran the other q’s. I called corp., and the district manager made it clear to the area stores that the $10 minimum is before q’s are deducted.

        Some people find that they get hassled less if they have the Mystery q rung before presenting any others.

        • Stacey

          I always give my penny q first and haven’t had a problem either. In fact I got my penny item and a bunch of other General Mills products (took advantage of the $4 q) and BOGO items at the Lake Murray Publix yesterday and left with over $56 dollars in groceries and they paid me $0.62 in overage in the end. I love being paid to shop.

    • Amy

      Anyone find the penny Q in the Tennessan? I looked and it wasn’t there today :(

    • L

      hubby got marinara sauce tonight!

    • Megan

      So, I was planning on picking up the penny item and by the time I was done shopping, I completely forgot it because I didn’t go down that isle in the store! How frustrating! (And I did all of my grocery shopping for the week yesterday…so really, I don’t have anything else to buy…)

    • amy

      1.02 billion people across the world are hungry.(35.5 million live in the U.S.)

      Every day, almost 16,000 children die from hunger-related causes–one child every five seconds. – http://www.bread.org

      I love the penny item. I don’t care what it is. It is a blessing to my family and to the hungry. My family is blessed to have a “choice” in what we will or won’t eat……many are not so fortunate. However, because we are in a position to choose healthier foods does not mean we forget those without a choice and without a meal. Our blessings remind us everyday and motivate us to do more to help others that don’t have enough to eat. Again, we have a pantry full of food but billions have nothing in their pantries. We will NOT skip the penny item peanut butter because that peanut butter will nourish several hungry children that otherwise would go to bed hungry tonight. I encourage **you** to grab the peanut butter and donate it to a local food bank, school, church, or neighbor.

      How many children will **you**feed with your penny item?

      We all need to do more to help those around us that don’t have ENOUGH.

      I wish you all ENOUGH!

      • noelle

        Oh Yes–very true! Especially this time of year–our church and our Christian school are collecting for families in need and so many are without work. We have one shelf in our pantry designated for the Thanksgiving baskets as I’m sure so many of you do, too. We are truly blessed “exceedingly abundantly above what we could ask or think.”

        What an encouraging response, Amy, and all the rest of you who so often mention “charity.”

        Noelle

    • Jen

      They said they are out of the publix peanut butter at Harbison, which was a lie b/c I saw cases of it sitting in a buggy. However, they had something better in it’s place so I won’t complain. Now you have the choice of a box of Honey bunches of oats or cinnamon apple sauce.

    • Gina

      well, I wanted the Pnut butter, but my store was giving pasta…yuk, I have too much pasta now. Will just donate it.

    • amy

      Went to publix this afternoon – spring hill tn- one cent item is publix peanut butter-all natural peanut butter was an option since it is the same price as the other varities.

    • J

      In summerville, SC they were giving candy instead of peanut butter. Not impressed considering halloween was this past weekend, and we already have enough candy! I went to another publix in the same town and they had gatorade, that of which nobody in my family drinks. I was really bummed, I would have loved to had PB or pasta, or spaghetti sauce… but candy???? really?!?