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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 5/05 or Thursday 5/06, is:

Publix Potato Chips

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 add 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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**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!

    • ireneY

      It's not the most useful of penny items, but you can't beat the price! Crumble it on top of tuna casserole or toast with some blue cheese and sour cream on top for a decadent treat.

      By the way, most store have been adamant about having the coupon, but I found one near me that doesn't. Ask during the evening shift — things are more laid back.

    • Jessica

      Actually, I'm in Columbia, SC and the Publix stores here do their penny item on Sunday. Each store offers a different item. I'm right in the middle of 2 stores, so if I have time I arrange my errand route to include them both and pick up 2 different items for a penny!

      • Jenna

        The 5 stores in and around Columbia I've been to all do the penny item on Wednesdays now. Where in Cola are you?

        • Jessica

          I'd rather not post where I am…but maybe they've changed their day from Sunday to Wednesday? Do you know? I actually haven't been to get the penny item for a month now, because of having had emergency surgery…it turned out to be major…so I'm just now up and walking around. Someone else is doing my grocery shopping now! Woot!!! LOL I'll double check with my stores before planning my next errand route. I really do the penny items for my hubby mostly. We cut out almost all snack food, so he loves it when they are giving away their cookies, chips…etc. :) Sadly, my coupon stash is getting low…I've got to get back in the game!

          • mommyof2

            Yes, they changed their penny item to Wednesdays. I believe it was changed several months ago, maybe even the beginning of 2010.

    • Kate

      Here in Montgomery,Alabama they want let you get the penny item if you don't buy a freaking newspaper every Wednesday. I don't think that's a good thing.They're going to lose plenty of sales and have lots of angry customers.

      • Chrissy

        Are there any other Publix stores in your area? You might try calling them and see if they will allow you to get the penny item without the coupon. There's one Publix in my city that will let you do that, while the others won't. I'll drive the extra 10 minutes for that and the better customer service.

    • Melissa

      Can someone please tell me where in the paper this coupon is found? I have scoured the Wednesday and Thursday papers the last two weeks looking for it, but cannot seem to locate it in mine. I'm in Powder Springs, GA – should I be looking in the Wed or the Thurs paper?

      • karla

        I am very close to here and the manager told me the living sections but for 3 weeks now I have yet to find it in the Sunday paper! PLEASE HELP!

      • amyfurlong

        Jenny suggested in her class here in Montgomery to take the entire paper with you if you can't find it and politely ask them to find it when they ask for it. Just an idea….

      • Anna

        I am in Powder Springs also! It is usually in the Thursday AJC, but not in the sales flyer, in the Paper itself. You just have to look through the whole paper to find it.

    • kristypv

      I am with Melissa on this one as well. I have looked in both the Sunday paper and the Wednesday paper and cannot find the Penny Item coupon. I am in Perry, Georgia.

      • Deb

        The penny coupon is in the local Marietta Daily Journal here on the 2nd page on THURSDAYS not Sunday or Wednesday and not in the Publix sale paper. Try looking in whatever your local paper is…..

    • melie1965

      In the Birmingham paper, the penny item coupon is right after the front page in the Wednesday edition. It is not in the Publix sale paper.

      • karla

        what wednesday paper?

    • Jessica C

      Our penny item was a 2L of Publix brand soda. Also, the cashiers have photo copies of the penny coupon so they can use it if you don't have one. I love it because I never have mine.

    • mommyof2

      I shop at the Lexington, SC Publix and have never had to have my coupon to get the penny item. I don't ever have it and they have never given me any problem.

    • Anna

      I am in Powder Springs also! It is usually in the Thursday AJC, but not in the sales flyer, in the Paper itself. You just have to look through the whole paper to find it.