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  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
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  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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The Mystery Penny Item at Publix for Wednesday 1/27 or Thursday 1/28, is:

Publix Coffee

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 Wednesday or Thursday Paper every week . Some stores do not require this coupon, but many have changed and do require it now, check with your store to find their policy.

The Penny Item is now for one day only, and will be the day that the add starts in your area. This is Wednesday for all of SC and AL, and parts of GA, or Thursday for Northern GA.

Get all of this weeks Publix Deals and Coupon Matches! There is also Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer with lots of deals and a Green Advantage Buy list of coupons!.

**Note: FL and Coastal GA stores DO NOT participate in the Penny Item**

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!

    • Terry

      I was so excited when I asked the cashier what it was. She acted like it was no big deal. I said, “It’s caffeine. And it’s a penny!” They’re normally like $3.30!

      • April

        what size coffee do you get for a penny? Not that it really matters because it is only a penny, but I want to make sure I pick up the right size. Thanks!

        • Terry

          It’s 11.5 oz Special Roast (at the Lebanon, TN store).

        • Emily

          They should have them at the register!

        • Diane

          they had paper towels at my Publix, in Kennesaw, GA on 41. They had plenty of coffee just guess they went with a different penny item.

    • Melissa

      I definitely won’t be bothering. Especially because I have to buy a newspaper with no other coupons in it. Definitely makes it more than a penny if you don’t normally get the paper.

      • Kristen

        In Anderson, SC we get the hometowner, free newspaper w/ all the Wednesday adds in it. So I never have to buy a Wed paper for the penny item coupon. They don’t deliver it to appts though.

        • I am in Anderson too and the penny item coupon is not in the Publix ad as of the beginning of this month. It is now inside the Anderson-Independent newspaper within the first few pages.

        • stephanie

          can you please tell me where to find the coupon for the 1 cent item in anderson sc hometowner? I have looked through the enite paper.. Thanks

      • Charis

        My local Publix (Seven Hills Dallas, GA) has copies at the front desk!

        Just ask — Also sometimes it’s on their website!

    • Katie

      Does anyone know whether the Publix at Kennerly Crossing requires the coupon now? I was so bummed when they changed it from Sunday, but if they don’t require the coupon it might make it worth a mid-week trip.

      • Katie

        Sorry, didn’t put location. Kennerly Crossing is in Irmo, SC. Thanks!

        • Jenny

          I don’t know about Kennerly but I know of the other “Irmo” Publix not really being big sticklers for that rule.

      • Katie

        Well I just called Customer Service at Kennery Crossing, and a nice young guy named Preston told me, “No ma’am, our cashiers normally have extra ones or just ring up the discount.” :)

        • Andrea

          Wow, the Publix in Huntsville, AL always requires the coupon!

          • CouponFeller

            Alabaster, Alabama and Pelham, Alabama both require the coupon now.

            • Joy

              I asked the cashier where I could get the coupon and she said it came in the Sunday paper. I looked all over this Sunday’s paper and did not find it! Did she make a mistake and is it usually in another paper? I shop at the Helena and Valleydale Publix. Please help, I’m new to all this fun shopping and i really want to make it work for me! Thanks!

      • Hailey

        Got back from Kennerly Crossing a little while ago and they do not require the coupon – yeah!!!

    • susan

      I am so tired of people posting their complaints about the penny item costing more than a penny.

      • Allie

        well it DOES!!!! my Thursday paper costs a $1, so last week I only saved .40 cents on an “penny” item!!!!! that is pretty Frustrating when other stores don’t even require a coupon!!!

        • Melissa

          Exactly. Usually, I’d never buy the penny item at full price–the ONLY reason to get it is that it costs a penny, and it gives me a chance to try it. But for $1.01? No thanks. But considering the stores aren’t always requiring a coupon, then it’s still good.

        • Elizabeth

          The publix in middle TN sell the paper for .50.

        • Melissa

          Don’t be an idiot. Obviously, if you have to pay for a paper to get the coupon, it would make sense not to waste the money for something you wouldn’t normally buy. BUT, if you do get the paper anyway, a one cent coupon is a deal.. Geesh, people, it’s not rocket science. Some people complain no matter what.

    • lindsey

      I get the AJC and haven’t seen the penny item coupon in a long time. Does anyone know if the stores here are still doing it?

      • Alena

        its in a living section, its been there since Publix have changed the rules

      • Katherine

        Its in the Living section in the Thursday paper

        • lindsey

          thank you!

    • I agree if you don’t want it then don’t participate. If you do and don’t use it donate it. That’s what we have been doing the last couple of months and working at our local food bank during the food give aways. The food banks really appreciate anything you can donate. Even if it does cost the cost of a 50C paper and a penny still less than the original 3.00 and some change! Enjoy your day!

      • Stacey B

        I am brand new to couponing but I am loving that I can find so many items so very cheaply. We are stocked full up on soup in my house but that won’t stop me from buying it when I can find it dirt cheap so that I can donate it. Plus, all of the freebies you can come across. It is wonderful!

    • I can’t seem to find the penny item coupon in my paper (The Tennessean) since it’s changed to Wednesdays. Am I going blind? What’s the deal?

      • Allison

        It is in the top left corner of 9A. It took some hunting!

      • Terry

        It’s hidden! lol It was on page 9A at the top.

    • where is the penny item coupon,i didn’t see it

    • 1990cher

      When does Publix in Athens, GA do the 1 cent item. Is it Wednesdays or Thursdays. Someone told me it was Mondays. Help! Thanks!

      • Amy

        The one on the Atlanta Highway does it on Wednesdays only, I guess because the coupon comes out in the ABH that day. However, the one in Watkinsville does it on Wednesdays and Thursdays, to accommodate the ABH and the Oconee Enterprise. Complicated, huh?! BTW, the watkinsville store is the greatest – not only are they accommodating for couponers, but they are the nicest, most helpful people ever.

        • lindsey

          What’s the ABH?

          • Amy

            Athens Banner Herald

            • Ashley

              The Publix on the eastside of town does it for sure on Wednesday, and they don’t require the coupon. They usually have the penny item on display at the entrance of the store.

    • Brook

      Yea!! I’m almost out of coffee!!

    • Jennie

      I get the Houston Home Journal (in WR, Georgia) and the Penny Coupon is on pg 2A. Unfortunately it’s a misprint and says Redeem January 06, 2010. I hope they don’t give me grief about it!

    • Rebekah

      A5 of THE STATE newspaper:) mid-way down on the right..hope yall find it:)…

      • Michelle

        Thank you for clarifiying it is on pg A5 in THE STATE (SC). That was helpful. I thought it was supposed to be in a flyer of sorts.

    • Laura

      Does anyone know where the coupon for the penny item is in the Birmingham, AL newspaper?

      • erin

        i believe it was on 2A.

      • Carole

        Yep, since they started requiring the coupon, it’s been in the lower right hand corner of page 2A.

    • Diane

      I’m new to all of this…where do I find the “Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer” and the “Green Advantage Buy”

      • Stacey B

        The store I shop has it in a revolving carousel-type display right when you walk in the store. There are brochures and flyers for the Publix Clubs along with the Advantage Buy flyers.

      • Michelleu

        My publix has them behind the customer service counter, you just have to ask. When the new one came out the girl working the counter smiled as I walked up and handed them to me before I even asked!

    • Lee

      The coupon is on page A4 in the Greenville news.

    • Emily

      Spartanburg, SC (Eastside, on Main Street) doesn’t require the penny item coupon…so no need to buy a paper. They are also letting you substitute for decaf…which is great for pregnant or nursing moms! I LOVE Publix!! I did a triples run @ Ingles last night and it was such a pleasant change to go to Publix today. You would think the two stores exist in different worlds based on the difference between the two. Let me say again, I LOVE Publix!!

      Thanks Jenny!

    • I have yet to find the mystery coupon in the Atlanta paper. Our small-town paper in Conyers publishes it in the Wed paper and that is when our local Publix honors it. Out of luck with the Thurs AJC. Very disappointed since I always bought the penny item and looked forward to it. What made Publix change?

      • Michelle

        In the Thursday AJC, it’s been on the inside page of the Living section (where Dear Abby is) since they changed it. I clip it before my husband takes it to work!

        • Thanks, Michelle. That is a day late for those of us in the Conyers area. It was good while it lasted.

    • Bethany

      Just went to Publix in the Crestline area in Birmingham, AL and the penny item was Stove Top stuffing. Seriously???? No coffee. Not worth buying a paper for that.

      • Brian

        Me too Bethany. I went out of my way to get the free coffee tonight, and it was Stove Top. What a rip!

      • Becky

        Do they have signs posted saying what the penny item is? How did you know it changed?

        • Bethany

          My Publix has a cart out in the isle with a sign and the penny item. They didn’t run out of coffee. They just had a different penny item.

    • terra

      Just got back from Publix in Trussville (Birmingham, AL area) and the penny item was Publix Bleach. Not as good as the coffee…but it was just a penny.

    • Jolee

      Does anyone know where it is in the Post and Courier in Charleston?

      • Sue

        Too late for this week – but every week so far it’s been in the
        first (A) section – page 4 usually.

    • Diane

      The penny item in Kennesaw, GA on 41 is paper towels again. They had plenty of coffee so it is not like they ran out, guess they just decided on another penny item, sorry I wasted my time!

    • Claire

      I went right to the Customer Service counter (Roswell GA) and asked if I had to have the Penny Item coupon and she said yes and handed me one. I asked if I could purchase decaf instead of regular and she checked the sign and said YES! It’s priced at $3.29 and the regular was $2.99 so the register took off $2.98, but I still got my decaf coffee for 32 cents. And boy, do I ever have the Rotel tomatoes, LOL!

    • If you take the AJC paper, and you get your penny coupon on thursday,
      Publix in Carrollton,GA will except it. YEAH!!!!!!

    • Sara

      I am looking for a current Kashi cereal coupon. Any ideas? THANKS!

    • does anyone know of any birmingham, al area stores that do not require the coupon?

    • Kristin

      The store in Mauldin, SC ran out of coffee so the penny item was Cabot butter, but still a great deal for a penny!