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Publix Penny Item 8/23-8/24

on 8.23.2009 at 9:08am

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The Mystery Penny Item at Publix for Sunday & Monday, 8/23- 8/24, is:

Publix 1 Big Roll Paper Towels

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 Publix Sunday Ad every week or somewhere in the Sunday Paper. Some stores do not require this coupon, but many have changed and do require it now, check with your store to find their policy.

**If your store has substituted something else but still has this item in stock you can ask to get the corporate decided item and most stores will let you**

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Don’t for get your, Green Advantage Buy and Yellow Advantage Buy items.

**Note: FL and Coastal GA stores do not participate in the Penny Item promotion**

If your paper puts the penny coupon in a difficult place, when you find it leave a comment with your city at the top and the location to help others!!

    • Lisa

      yeah! I was in need of paper towels!

    • Does any know why FL doesn’t participate in the penny item??

    • Kim

      Went to CVS last night. The manager was trying to get rid of the paper towels from last week – the big CVS brand, 8 rolls in each pack. He had 6 left. Normally $8.99, offered $.99 if we (my mother-in-law & I )would take them. I took 2, she took 2, and the cashier behind the counter took 2. Got back 4 ECB’s!!!!!

      Still going to get the penny item….:-)

    • Bobbie

      Kim you got a very very good deal. Wish I could come across something like that.

    • Becky

      Our SS ad in the Nashville TN area did not have the Barilla coupon in it. Was there more than one SS insert in today’s paper? If so we may have just not gotten the second part of the insert… Thanks!

    • ET

      Cindy (#2), my theory is that they don’t need to offer the penny item to bring in the business. FL is Publix’ home and they have the majority of the market share in comparison to other grocery store chains. They have the loyalty of many customers. Publix is still a relative newcomer in the other southeast states and needs to be competitive to gain and keep market share. They stay competitve by offering the penny items, BOGO’s, doubling coupons etc. Again, it is just my theory and there could very well be another or additional reasons. Competition is typically a very good thing for the consumer….

    • Alicia

      Just finished at Publix in Anderson, SC. They substituted frozen pizza for the paper towels. I was more than happy with that, especially because I have tons of paper towels right now.

    • Kathy

      I got a double paper today and there was only Redplum and Smartsource coupons, an Office Depot ad and a Kroger ad. No Publix ad to be found in the entire paper. Did I get ripped off this week? I always use my mystery coupon.

    • Pam

      Our Publix in Charleston, SC will let you get the penny item without the coupon.

    • The pulbix in fayetteville, ga has to have the coupon for the penny item of today, it was a new rule by management.

    • CouponNERD

      Already got my paper towels this morning before church! Going back again tonight and maybe tomorrow….

    • Chrissy

      How many paper towels (at $.01 each) are we allowed to pick up in one transaction? I need paper towels, and I want to buy a whole cartload of them at this price. Thanks!

    • my greenville news did’t have the publix ad either

    • *didn’t

    • Nicole

      I got 3 papers this weekend and only one of them had a Publix or Target ad in them.

    • Katie

      Kathy, where did you get the double paper? I know that papers purchased at Kroger are sometimes missing the Publix add.

      My double paper came from Wal Mart and both had the Publix.

    • Christy

      Had a lot of trouble finding that sales were still stocked at the Ooltewah, TN Publix. My sister searched the store over for the Tyson chicken nuggets and was told by another employee that the meat manager took the sign down b/c they were almost sold out…isn’t selling out a good thing?

    • Susan

      I bought the double paper (Atlanta Journal Constitution) after church today at Publix, and only one of them had the Publix ad!

    • Jessica

      So…my Publix today would not let me stack the $3.00 manf q and the $1 publix store coupon for the $3.99 Mrs. Paul’s because they said that the item can’t be free. Any advice?


    • Jim

      So we to Store #01165 (Hurricane Creek, Chattanooga, TN) and at the front of the store, in the window, there is a sign saying that Publix accepts competitor’s coupons. Food Lion has a coupon for $3 off a $10 meat purchase from their “Deli Bakery”. I was told the assistant manager at this Publix told cashiers not to accept that coupon because this Publix has a separate bakery and deli. This sounds a little foolish. Either Publix accepts competitor coupons, or it doesn’t. Does anyone have in writing the correct policy? I buy over $20 worth of deli meats each week, and it sure would be nice to save $3. What’s more, it would be nice to have Publix present a consistent message. ((also left this info on the Publix consumer contact web page.))

    • Jessica #19,

      Was it the manager or cashier? I had the same problem once and I went to customer service and they said they cashier was incorrect and happily refunded my money.

      Also were you buying other items?

    • Jessica

      Hi Cindy,

      The cashier wasn’t sure what to do with the two coupons and asked the manager to come over. The manager is the one that said I couldn’t use both. I also had other items…coupons for almost everything :) but my total still came to ~$26.


    • Colleen

      Bummer- you are right, Becky. NO Barilla plus coupon in Nashville- I bought two papers this weekend SPECIFICALLY for that coupon. Oh well. I hadn’t noticed actually, until I read your post. I haven’t clipped yet, obviously, just glanced through.

    • val

      I too wanted the Barilla coupon and I had two papers are well. Oh well.

    • Kathy

      Katie, This week I happened to get the double paper at WalMart. I usually get 3 Sunday papers from a person standing on the corner selling Sunday Papers from his car for $1.00. There I could maybe see the “guts” missing from the papers but that hasn’t been the case. Next time I’ll just inspect my news papers. I learned :-)

    • Hi Jim!
      I, too, shop at the Hurricane Creek Publix. They will accept competors’ q’s for SPECIFIC items only. They will even take a coupon for the Food Lion store brands, if you buy Publix store brands of the same thing (i.e. cereal, etc.), but not the Deli/Bakery or Produce coupons anymore. I had a cashier that wanted to argue this weekend, but I had checked with the CS Mgr on the way in!

    • PAuline

      I had to have a coupon for the penny item they wouldn’t give it to me, it is in the AJC, is it anywhere else online to be found?

    • Ashley

      Oh, I was so bummed. I really needed papertowels today and the penny item at the Publix in Lexington, SC was selling Betty Crocker muffins for their penny item.. bummer oh well, now I have a box of muffin mix for later.

    • Misty

      WELCHS JUICE – The printable coupon for the refrigerated juice worked on the bottled non refrigerated on sale this week. I even handed it to the cashier and told him I wasn’t sure if it would and it scanned just fine.

    • Val

      Can anyone tell me if Publix does any major discounts once or twice a year where they would double coupons more that $0.50? Or do they always have it at $0.50 and below? Thanks!