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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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Publix has a new coupon in honor of Earth Day that you can print.  Get $1 off any GE Energy Smart CFL Bulb 2pk and a FREE Reusable Shopping Bag.  Coupon is good through 4/30.

Use this manufacturer coupon to save even more:

-$1 off General Electric Energy Smart CFL, lighting product, April All You magazine

(Wouldn’t it be better if it was an Earth Day coupon you didn’t need to print?? No one asked me).

(thanks Penny!)

    • Amy B.

      lol, cellfire and shortcuts would agree with you ;)

    • Kathy C.

      The coupon in April All You says “redeem only at Walmart”.

      • Marcia

        Publix will take those coupons though since Walmart is a “competitor”

        • Rachel

          Not all Publix consider Wal-mart a competitor. I would double check with the store first!

    • Tammy

      There is also a 1.50 off coupon on Ge light bulb pack at Target..:)

    • Jennie

      lol — yeah, paperless would be good! :)

    • Lana

      I argee about the printable! I have contacted Seventh Generation about the fact that if you have reached the print limit on their coupons you get one of these wasteful-'you have exceeded your household limit' coupon and the fact that their coupons are printed with a whole page of yada yada yada that wastes ink. Makes me wonder just how green they are!!

    • Lauren

      This is so cool. If I didn't have 20 free CFLs from Duke Power already, I would definitely do this. They gave me the cutest tiniest little bag yesterday to put on my keychain to remind me to bring my bags.

      • Lana

        I want one!!!

    • Zombiemommy


    • Rachel

      How much are these lightbulbs to start with?

      • Bkny63

        I just did this deal. Bought a 2 pack. The Publix price was $4.99. I also used the $1.50 Target coupon.

        • Jessicahurff

          Thanks for the tip on the Target coupon!

    • guest

      You can print on the back side of office paper or on the back of all that stuff that gets sent home from school…free paper and it has a second life!! Don;t forget to recycle the scraps! :)

    • Oliver Closeoff

      wouldnt it also be better for earth day i CFL bulbs didnt contain mercury ;)

    • Pt2008prs

      tried to use the coupon today for the light bulbs and free bag. She told me there had to be aUPc code on the coupon. Am I not clear on the coupon, Do I have to by the light bulbs for the free bag coupon to print? Help Please!

      • Tnjcent

        Since this is a Publix store coupon, there is no UPC. However, there is a LU #9696 written on the right bottom corner of the coupon. This cashier/customer service person needs to be educated. I was able to use this same type of coupon several weeks ago for a free publix bag(upon buying 2 P&G items).

    • christie

      FYI – Please read this PSA from the CDC re: cleaning up if a CFL bulb breaks in your home:

      If a Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL) accidentally breaks in the home,
      stay calm. It is not an emergency. You can do the clean-up yourself if you
      follow the information in this fact sheet.
      CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, about the size of a pen point.
      Mercury forms a vapor that you can inhale. If a bulb breaks, it needs to be
      cleaned up properly to protect everyone in the house.

      Before Cleaning Up
      1. Keep infants, small children, pregnant women, and pets out of the room where the
      bulb broke.
      2. If you are pregnant, do not do the clean-up yourself. Find someone to do the clean-up
      for you.
      3. Turn off forced hot air heat, central air conditioners, and fans.
      4. Open windows to allow fresh air in.
      5. Leave the room for at least 15 minutes to allow the room to air out before beginning
      clean-up. During this time read thru these instructions and gather the supplies you will
      need for cleanup.
      Before You Go Back To The Area
      Gather the following supplies:
      • Disposable gloves
      • Flashlight
      • Duct tape or other sticky tape
      • 2 index cards or stiff pieces of paper
      • Zip-lock bags
      • Damp paper towels or rags
      • Portable window fan (optional)

      May 2008
      Connecticut Department of Public Health
      Environmental Health Section
      Environmental & Occupational Health Assessment Program
      410 Capitol Avenue, MS # 11EOH, PO BOX 340308
      Hartford, CT 06134-0308
      Telephone: (860) 509-7742 Fax: (860) 509-7785
      Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs:
      What To Do If A Bulb Breaks

      Clean-Up Steps
      Keep people and pets out of the room where the bulb broke. This will prevent them from
      potentially inhaling mercury vapor and from tracking mercury to other parts of the house on
      shoes or paws. Infants, small children, and pregnant women are the most susceptible to mercury
      vapor, so special care should be taken to keep them out of the room.
      During the initial clean-up, it is important to avoid vacuuming, sweeping, and using metal dust

      Hard Surfaces:
      If a CFL breaks on a hard surface like tile, hardwood or linoleum floor, do the following:
      1. Close the door to the room being cleaned if possible.
      2. Put on disposable gloves.
      3. Carefully pick up all large pieces of glass, and put them in a zip-lock bag.
      4. Use index cards or stiff pieces of paper to push tiny bits of glass, powder, and other debris
      into small piles. Carefully lift each pile and place into a zip-lock bag(s). [This step is not
      applicable to carpet/area rug clean-up]
      5. Use sticky tape to pat the remaining debris. Try to pick up as much glass and powder as
      you can. Replace with new pieces of tape when the stickiness diminishes.
      6. Shine a bright flashlight in and around the area to look for glittering bits of glass or
      mercury. Pat the area with sticky tape again until you do not see any more glittering with
      the flashlight.
      7. Put used tape and stiff cards into a zip-lock bag(s).
      8. Pat the area with damp paper towels or rags to further clean-up debris. Put the used paper
      towels, rags, and gloves in the zip-lock bag with other debris.
      9. When you are finished with the clean-up, put the zip-lock bags in an outdoor trashcan
      immediately. Getting the waste out of the house right away is an important safety step.
      10. Wash your hands and face after the waste has been removed from the house.
      11. Continue to ventilate the room for as long as possible (at least several hours). In addition
      to opening windows, a portable fan may be placed in a window with the air blowing to
      the outside to help exhaust the “dirty air” out of the building.
      Do Not Vacuum Doo Not Sweep Do Not Use
      Metal Dust Pans
      Carpets/Area Rugs:
      If a CFL breaks on carpeting or area rugs, it can be either treated in place or removed from the
      home. Either way, you will need to follow steps 1-11 under “Hard Surfaces” page 2.
      If the carpet is left in place, the area should be ventilated during and after the removal of
      debris. Clean-up visible debris on the carpet by following steps 1-11 under “Hard
      Surfaces” page 2.
      The small amount mercury inside of a CFL can penetrate carpet and continue to be
      emitted at very low levels for a long time. This may continue even after the initial cleanup.
      If a CFL breaks on carpeting, consider removing the section of carpet where the
      breakage occurred, especially if young children or pregnant women frequently use this
      room. If the bulb breaks on an area rug, consider discarding the entire rug.
      Disposal and Transportation after Removal
      • Dispose of a carpet/area rug contaminated by a broken CFL by carefully rolling it
      up and placing it in a large plastic bag. You can also use several plastic bags duct
      taped together to wrap around the carpet. Place it in an outdoor trashcan right
      • If you will be transporting it to the dump in your vehicle, keep it outside until you
      make the trip. Make sure the rug is wrapped in plastic so it cannot contaminate
      your vehicle.
      Furniture with Fabric Covering:
      If a CFL Breaks on a soft surface like an upholstered couch, chair, or bed, do the following:
      1. Follow steps 1-11 described under “Hard Surfaces” page 2.
      2. When finished, you may want to consider placing the item outdoors (in the sunlight if
      possible) to air out. A covered porch or garage can also work in inclement weather.
      Do this for as long as possible (at least several hours).

      House Cleaning/Vacuuming
      The next several times you do your regular house cleaning/vacuuming in the room where the
      CFL broke, follow the directions below.
      1. Keep children, pregnant women and pets out of the room.
      2. Turn off forced hot air heat/central air conditioners, and fans before vacuuming.
      3. Open the windows to ventilate the room for several hours during and after
      4. After vacuuming the carpet or area rug, the vacuum cleaner may contain a small
      amount of mercury. Therefore, remove the vacuum bag and place it into a zip-lock
      bag or other type of sealable plastic bag.
      5. If using a bagless vacuum, empty the collection cup into a zip-lock bag and wipe the
      inside of the cup with a damp paper towel or rag. Put the used paper towels/rags into
      zip-lock bags for disposal.
      6. When you are finished with the clean-up, immediately put the zip-lock bags in an
      outdoor trashcan. Getting the waste out of the house right away is an important
      safety step.
      Health Effects
      Health experts do not expect to see illness from exposure to broken CFLs in most people. This is
      because CFLs contain such a small amount of mercury. However, even small exposures can
      affect the developing brain and central nervous system in fetuses and young children. This is why
      pregnant women and young children should stay out of a room where a CFL has broken until
      several days after the clean-up.

      Symptoms related to mercury exposure include increased irritability, nervousness, shyness,
      tremors, and changes in vision or hearing, and memory problems. These symptoms are not
      generally seen from a broken CFL exposure, but may be seen in people exposed to large amounts
      mercury vapor.

      Tips To Prevent Breaking CFLs In the Home
      Consider not using CFLs in playrooms, children’s bedrooms, and other areas where there
      may be an increased chance of bulb breakage.
      Consider putting a drop cloth on the floor when changing CFLs.
      Consider not storing too many spent CFLs in the home before recycling. This reduces the
      chance of accidental breakages.
      Recycling CFL Bulbs
      Check with your town’s Department of Public Works, local recycling coordinator, or CT DEP
      to see if they have additional options for recycling spent CFLs bulbs. The retail store Ikea also
      has a program to recycle CFLs. For more information, go to:
      Benefits and Recycling: http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view… or 1-877-537-2488
      Mercury Spills, Disposal, Cleanup: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spi… – fluorescent
      Mercury: Health Effects: http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/
      or 860-509-7742

      • Dockneel

        For a pregnant woman or a woman trying to get pregnant….or a house with children….this might be necessary. Mercury is toxic but we make a bigger deal of it than it probably really is. I (and many others) used to “play” with mercury and incurred skin contact with it. Maybe I'd have been genius IQ had I not but I'm a relatively successful MD so when I break a CFL I clean it up and that is that. The ventilation fan and the like are overkill. If I had a little one I might go to the effort but for adults not in reproduction mode….it is overkill. I'd be far more worried about what you eat.

        Now if you break a CASE of 16 CFLs…..well I'd be more concerned.

    • Amanda

      There is also a $1 coupon in the 4/17SS

      • Ssperdue96

        THANK YOU FOR THE EXTRA COUPON TIP!!! I am going to get my light.. lol

    • kristeng22

      the bulbs are 10.00… forget the free bag

      • PigBetsypen

        I got the bulbs for 3.29 and was asked what bag I would like. There was an Easter bag, an earth bag, a green bag and maybe others. They were happy to serve me in Augusta and Evans, Ga.

    • Mama@home

      The coupon in All you says it can only be used at Walmart. Please stop posting coupons that clearly are for the wrong size or store. It happens too often on this site.

      • Lizz

        you sound pretty upset, but if you visited this site enough, or publix enough, you may discover that publix accepts “competitor” coupons. Therefore, if your publix considers walmart competition (most do) then you can use this coupon freely and happily possibly even stack it with the publix coupon posted here too! Put a smile on and go green! :)

      • April

        Wow. What a lack of appreciation. I can only imagine how much time and effort is put into keeping up with each and every store ad 52 weeks a year. Add to that the pressure of keeping up with hundreds of coupons that come out anywhere between 1 day to 6 months BEFORE the actual item goes on sale (or the fact that most coupons are listed repeatedly for those folks who may not have used them yet) and you're looking at a LOT of time spent on helping OTHERS save money. I've seen numerous mistakes (some are mathematical…GASP!!) but I sure as heck won't be complaining about minor mistakes when the majority of sales/coupons/totals are correct. If you don't like it, try sifting through each sale paper by yourself each week and figuring out if there are coupons available and whether there are “stackable” coupons out there to be used, and figuring out the math all on your own. I bet you'd have a new appreciation for all the hard work that goes into creating this site. I have a friend in NY who is so jealous that we have this site. They don't have anything near as helpful where she lives. Show a little gratitude, will you?

        • Lindamy3kids

          I thank-you for all you hard work it takes me tons of time to get ready to shop and without sights like yours. I would not do it at all thanks so much I have saved $200.00 this year alone I know to the pro's that is not much but to us newbees it is appreciated:) THANKS SO MUCH for all the kind people who help!

      • Me

        If it is a Manufacturer's coupon Publix will still take it no matter what, because it is manufacturer's not store. There are coupons in our paper alot that say “use at so and so” but Publix will take it because it is maufacturer's. I know because I work there. Essentiallay, the store is sponsoring the coupon to increase their sales.

    • Georgiawhitneys

      Thanks for all you do, Jenny! I appreciate it so much. :)

    • Nicole

      Another mentioned it below, but they are also giving a free keychain…
      “A free reusable bag key chain on April 22 for using or purchasing a reusable bag”


    • Janine

      Target has a coupon for $1.50 off GE light bulbs, if your Publix accepts them as a competitor that is. The Publix in Cumming, GA in the Cumming 400 Shopping Center on Atlanta Rd does.