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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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The Mystery Penny Item at Publix for Wednesday 3/24 or Thursday 3/25, is:

Publix Salad Dressing

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 are also  Yellow Advantage Buy Flyer deals to grad and a Green Advantage Buy Flyer (that ends this Friday!!).

**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!

    • Amy

      Just wanted to share….Publix in Goose Creek will no longer accept the $10- coupon from K-Mart!! Oh well…it was good for a few days!!

      • Courtney

        yea i was in line when the cashier told someone else the same. i guess it is because the Kmart in N. Charleston wont even take the coupon. they said it was for a specific area. :(

    • Amy

      The Penny Item in Decatur Al is soup not dressing

      • Lisa

        The penny item in Chattanooga is publix 2 ltr soda

    • austin101385

      Where can I find this coupon? I've looked in the Publix adds twice now and must be blind. I live in Irmo, SC

      • mscott

        Check your local paper. Not normally in with the ads….ours has been on the back of the front page….

        • austin101385

          So it's not in the ad that comes in the mail?

      • River

        The Publix on Irmo Dr. does not require the coupon. Just ask the customer service rep to be sure, but last week they told me they don't require it.

      • Khutch

        In Irmo, neither the Kennerly Crossing nor Murray Landing Publix stores require the coupon- just spend over $10 and it's your's for ALMOST free :)

      • Mom2teenagers

        I no longer cut the Publix penny q out of The State because you can get it for free from their website. Log on and register for a free one day pass and you will get the pdf version of the paper. Flip to page A3 and click on the Publix penny ad and print it.

      • austin101385

        Thanks everyone – I went to Publix at Murray Landing and they had a big display at the front with all the salad dressings just sitting there

    • MScott

      Jenny… are right about “many folks would love it.” So often an item is free or nearly free that we would not use at our house. Our coupon group has been gathering items like that and giving them to local shelters, food banks, teen drug centers, and Humane Societies. It's easy and fun. Put them in a box and drop them of monthly or whenever you have enough to send.

    • ginnyw

      Woohoo Prnny item! Going shopping today can't wait!!! Thanks Jenny

    • Mom2teenagers

      The Publix on Hardscrabble Rd in Columbia has a bag of Nestle Crunch bars as their penny item. A $3.58 item for a penny and perfect for Easter baskets!

    • bforrester

      Wanted to share something very disappointing today:

      Our store has really cracked down on having the coupon to receive the penny item. At my local store today, I witnessed the store manager and customer service manager discussing the problem they are having – people taking a newspaper as they walk in the front of the store, clipping the coupon out while they shop, then putting the paper back. The CSM was going through the stack of papers and I know I saw at least 4 that had been cut.

      People need to realize that this is the same as stealing!! Publix can't resale the paper, neither can they get credit back from the newspaper company. Because of people like this, wonderful programs Publix has could eventually be taken away, and I would really be disappointed.

      • jessica

        When I was in Publix about 3 weeks ago on a Wednesday, I asked one of the bagboys if they were requiring the penny item coupon for the penny item. He said they were, but told me to follow him, so I did. He went up to the papers, and starting rifling through to get one of the penny item coupons. He realized that all of the coupons were already cut out. So he brought me to the customer service desk, where the guy at the counter just gave me one of the coupons that had been ripped out of the paper. So apparently at my publix (in Goose Creek, SC), at least some of the employees had been doing this themselves!

    • Roseanne

      I'm in the Greenville area of SC – and I can never find the coupon for the penny item. My Publix has recently started requiring the coupon. Does anyone know where to find the coupon?

      • denise0331

        Roseanne,

        I go to the Taylors Publix and call them if I can't find it. Last week the CSR told me exactly what page it was on!

    • melissa74

      The penny item in Goose Creek was Ghiradelli muffin or brownie mixes.

    • Barbara

      The penny item at Trenholm Plaza (Columbia, SC) by the time I got there this evening was Aunt Jemima syrup. (The sign was for the salad dressing.)

    • damattocks

      Two weeks ago I asked if I had to have the coupon and both the cashier AND bagger said “no, we never make people bring it”. Then last week a different cashier made me walk to customer service where they handed me a photo copy of one to use. I don't understand why they ALL either do or don't require it. My Publix is on East Piedmont in Marietta, GA.

    • gingiraffe

      Did anyone else see the P&G Future Friendly booklet at Publix this week? It has 12 P&G (store) coupons in it, plus an offer for a free Black & Decker LightsOut Autoswitch if you purchase $25 of P&G products in one transaction (or 2 lights if you purchase $45) plus a free Publix reusable bag if you purchase 2 items featured in the booklet. Offers expire 4-17.

    • Tanya

      unfortunately, the Publix I stopped at had run out of it all and put up a big sign that said “salad dressing” (no size included) and the setup was jelly beans. yuck. I found a bottle of dressing and was told – sorry, you lose. you got the wrong size and we don't have any more and it lasted until mid-day and now it's jelly beans.
      false adverstising? seems so to me.
      as a matter of fact, that store made me pretty upset that day. I won't bother to return to their location.

    • Meme

      I witnessed a sad situation at a Publix store recently concerning the penny item. An elderly couple were being instructed to get the paper (placed just in front of the checkout aisle they were using) and they were trying to tear out the coupon. The penny item that day was restaurant tortilla chips. If they are anything like my Papa, they would be choking or cutting their gums on those things. I am sure the cashier was pushing the tortilla chips and “free” sounded good to the couple.

      When I asked the price of the paper, I decided it wasn't worth purchasing the paper just to get those tortilla chips. The manager agreed fully with me.

      It would be nice if they gave us a substitute if needed for different circumstances. They used to do that especially if they had run out of the advertised item.

    • Meme

      FOR THOSE USING EBT CARDS I also posted on the Bilo section about this so I hope I am not being too aggravating.

      I recently found out the hard way that if you purchase non-food items and food in the same transaction and pay with an EBT card for the food, all the coupons for both sorts of purchases will be taken off the EBT balance. I was out of pocket for $18 in coupons for detergents, paper supplies etc., which should have been much cheaper.

      The next day, Publix readily figured the amount of the coupons and took that off my EBT balance and reimbursed me the cash for the coupons for the non-food items.

      I hope this helps new couponers (and maybe new EBT users) to avoid some unexpected expenses. Times are too hard for a lot of us and couponing is a wonderful way to stretch all dollars and pennies!

    • Meme

      I witnessed a sad situation at a Publix store recently concerning the penny item. An elderly couple were being instructed to get the paper (placed just in front of the checkout aisle they were using) and they were trying to tear out the coupon. The penny item that day was restaurant tortilla chips. If they are anything like my Papa, they would be choking or cutting their gums on those things. I am sure the cashier was pushing the tortilla chips and “free” sounded good to the couple.

      When I asked the price of the paper, I decided it wasn't worth purchasing the paper just to get those tortilla chips. The manager agreed fully with me.

      It would be nice if they gave us a substitute if needed for different circumstances. They used to do that especially if they had run out of the advertised item.

    • Meme

      FOR THOSE USING EBT CARDS I also posted on the Bilo section about this so I hope I am not being too aggravating.

      I recently found out the hard way that if you purchase non-food items and food in the same transaction and pay with an EBT card for the food, all the coupons for both sorts of purchases will be taken off the EBT balance. I was out of pocket for $18 in coupons for detergents, paper supplies etc., which should have been much cheaper.

      The next day, Publix readily figured the amount of the coupons and took that off my EBT balance and reimbursed me the cash for the coupons for the non-food items.

      I hope this helps new couponers (and maybe new EBT users) to avoid some unexpected expenses. Times are too hard for a lot of us and couponing is a wonderful way to stretch all dollars and pennies!