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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 5/11 or Thursday 5/12, is:

Publix Paper Towel Roll

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

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Also, don’t miss out on the new coupon policy at Publix.

**Note: FL and some 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!

    • What is the item? Anyone know?

    • got it- A paper towel. Sorry> I injured my back, i have a ton of pain meds and I have been stuck in bed for 4 days. I have been stalking your website 18 hours a day while I am in bed….LOL… if it wasnt for you and QVC I would be bored out of my mind!

    • Brandi

      I just called my local Publix in GA and they told me that you had to have the coupon from the sales ad and you could only get 1 penny item per coupon!! Not sure I'll be able to “stock-up” this way!! :(

      • Love_sunsets_70

        I am in Georgia Brandi, and I am trying to get started couponing. I do a lot of shopping at Publix. Any good hints or suggestions to help me out on getting my savings going?

        • Aday837

          I used to on base years ago but shopping out here with them has me going crazy trying to figure out how to get really good. Are taking classes helpfull?

      • KPalmer

        This isn't really for “stocking up” – it's a promotion Publix runs. The items are store-brand – Publix absorbs the cost. Wait for other coupons/sales to stock up on paper towels – this ain't it.

    • Chips Mom

      just so you know that this is not for all of Alabama. Dothan, Alabama is considered part of the Jacksonville district and so the penny deal does not apply here :-(

    • Wardamneagle6907

      My store in Auburn AL requires the coupon the get the item. Where can I find the coupon?

      • Apesalot

        in the OA News, page 3A today.

    • Tiffany

      is there a limit on how many penny items you can get?

    • scotty

      I'm new to couponing and Jenny I did go to one of your meetings {great info by the way} however I'm getting frustrated going to stores and everything is sold out. I think if you have a target coupon then go to targets leave something on the shelves for people with a publix coupon.I think people are just plain greedy remember we all want to save some..

    • amy_cody1273

      What does it mean when it say in-ad coupon? Where are these?

      • Mary

        Look in the newspaper for the day your ad starts. In my paper, it's in the A section – it's just a regular sized coupon you cut from the paper. I never noticed it until I started couponing! :-)

        • Mary

          Sorry – the newspaper coupon is for the penny item. An in-ad coupon might be the coupon from the Yellow or Green Advantage Flyer that you get in the Publix. If they're not in a display right when you walk in, check with customer service and ask for the coupons. My Publix keeps them behind the counter so no one can be greedy.

    • Dude4rm_tha_3rd

      Publix prices are HIGH! A lot of people I know do not shop there because of it. I only go there if it is on sale, and I have a coupon. Now they stop the penny item day!

      • Kimmy

        We still offer the penny item wednesday or thursday it depends on what store you're shopping at

    • Les

      Can anyone tell me where to find the coupon in The State newspaper?

    • Dawn

      Last time the paper towels were the penny item it was actually a 3 pack of paper towels. Does anyone know if it is the three pack again or if it is a single roll?

      • Themimb

        Single roll. Picked mine up this AM…

        • kidsallgone

          Really liked the 3-pack of paper towels for the penny item the other week. But I'll take a single roll also. Free is still good :-)
          Thanks Jenny!

          • Dawn

            Yep…that's one less roll of paper towels that I have to pay for!

    • Wardamneagle6907

      I'm still really new at this and this may seem like a silly question, but are you limited on how many in ad coupons you can use at Publix? I didn't see it written anywhere. For example, I want to get a good bit of the Knorr pasta sides, which includes using the store coupon each time. Is that going to be a problem? Also, if I can use multiples, do I have to have them all clipped for each one?

    • Dtrolen

      does anyone know if you have a couple coupons out of the paper can you divide up your $10 transaction to use all the coupons?

    • Lea

      Does anyone know where the penny coupon is in the AJC?

    • Sporttees

      GIM new to publix, what is the advantage flyer, coupons or just a sale??

      • Crystal Coupons

        when u first go in…there should be a stand that has all kinds of goodies in it…including the flyer for that week
        Also has the yellow advantage & the green advantage flyer on it which is filled with coupons

    • lulu

      My Publix told me today (thursday) that I couldn't get the penny item. I thought it was for both Wed and Thurs? No?

      • Lisa

        no it is only the day that your ad starts.

    • Angelica

      The Publix stores in my area don't even know what a Penny items is.  What area are you all in?