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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 5/18 or Thursday 5/19, is:

Publix Spaghetti Sauce

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.

Get all of this weeks Publix Deals and Coupon Matches!

**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!

    • JenninBham

      Where do you find the Penny Item coupon??

      • JenninBham

        Oops, just read more carefully – in the Weds/Thurs. paper – Thanks!

    • ireneY

      It would be nice to pair with all the free pasta lately, but I can't seem to scrape up $10 worth of groceries to buy this week. I've been getting local and organic vegetables at the once-a-week market for cheaper than the stores! :)

      • Asolstice06

        Thats a nice problem to have.

        • ireneY

          Yeah, we don't eat a lot of packaged foods and that's what's typically on sale.

      • Smamf1922

        go to the muellers webstie and print 1.00 off Q and can do 2 most likely

        • ireneY

          You're so kind to offer the suggestion! I think it's Ronzoni this coming week. At any rate, I am tapped out on print limits on both brands. :)

    • Momof1fungirl

      My Publix in Mount Pleasant had Publix pasta, not sauce, just and fyi.

      • CCShad

        I saw that too, along with their competitor's coupon policy sign at register – no more Target or drugstore coupons :(
        That was Park West store.

    • Hazelinelong

      need toilet paper, any specials this week?

    • Abigail_33

      Do you have to sign up for the paper or is it in the free redplum/ss that comes in the mail box on Wens?

      • Barronfam

        It is not in the ad that comes in the mailbox on Wednesday….at least not in the Columbia, SC area.

    • emj

      How much does the Thursday paper cost usually? Does Publix sell it?

      • Asolstice06

        Usually the paper is free to Publix Customers. My store has them sitting by the enterence door.

        • emj

          Thanks! All this time I never knew they were free!

        • Jessmender

          I have never heard of them being free – where I live that would mean giving away free Atlanta Journal Constitutions.  Are you thinking of the Publix ad?

    • Asolstice06

      I love Thursdays! I like to get all of my FREE items on Thursday and collect my penny item as well. I usually walk out being paid to take the items. It keeps me motivated! I LOVE PUBLIX!

    • Cjill75

      Mauldin SC Publix has 40oz JIF Peanut Butter for the Penny item – Your choice of creamy or crunchy.

    • Brit04

      The penny coupon is supposed to be in the publix ad? I have searched the wednesday ad and cant find it anywhere in there. I live in Alabama and we have our penny item on Wednesday…what gives?

      • Jessmender

        It is in the newspaper, not the ad.  I live in GA, so I'm not sure what section it would be under in your paper.

        • Jeanette

          In AL, after you open the first page its on the inside of it, it being the newspaper.

        • Trishmac

          I also live in GA…is it in the AJC? And if so, what paper…the Sunday or Thursday paper?

    • Rainey993

      I forgot to get a paper today

    • Nguyenbchi

      =(  I live in Fl and they don't participate in anything.  No double coupons, no Penny Item.  Wish they would so I could get a bit better savings on my groceries.

      • Ashley

        I'm new to florida. And it seems like florida doesn't do anything! It sucks. It's almost enough to make me want to move back up north.

    • Christen Cook2010

      Publix in Dacula, GA had peanut butter, not pasta sauce. sad :(