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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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A New Coupon Booklet Alert for Publix Shoppers::


“Raise your Hand for Savings”  booklet

11 Manufacturer coupons (all expire 9/9/09):

-$1 on any one (1) Lipton tea, any size

-$1 on any one (1) Breyers Ice Cream

-$1 on any one (1) Bertolli Frozen Dinner

-$1 on any one (1) Popsicle product

-$1 on any one (1) Hellmann’s Mayonnaise

-.55 on any one (1) Ragu Pasta Sauce

-$1 on any two (2) Bertolli Pasta Sauces

-.55 on any one (1) Skippy Peanut Butter

-$1 on any two (2) Suave products

-$1 on any one (1) Degree deodorant

-$1 on any one (1) Dove Beauty Bar or Body Wash (6-pack, 19.4oz or larger)

(thanks Alyssa!)

(thanks Katherine for the picture!)

    • Erie

      How in the world do I get these extra savings booklets? I just got on the mailing list a couple weeks ago, and it will be quite awhile before they start sending anything. Are they at the front of the stores in the pamplet holder kiosk thing? I’m new at this, so please forgive any “newbie” questions. Thanks. Erie

      • Jenny

        They are in the front of the store usually near the weekly ad. Or ask customer service and they can direct you.

    • Jenny,

      I’m new the Publix shopping. I went there yesterday and requested the fliers with no problem. But while waiting at Customer Service, I saw three women come up and say something and then the manager gave them $3. Am I missing something? I asked the cashier and she said it was probably a rain check item.

    • Mitch

      Did you all see the really cool spiral bound notebooks full of animal food/treats coupons all good at different points throughout the year? They are all Publix coupons so when Purina Beneful goes on sale it makes for a really great bargain using a $2-3/off from that notebook and an additional manufacturer coupon for $5+ off!

      My mother found these at the front of the store, but they only had three left so she grabbed them for herselfm her couponing friend, and me. Publix randomly releases really awesome coupon books/notebooks like that and they display them in the rotating kiosk next to the weekly ads and other ads, OR many times they will have stuff back by the pharmacy. Never forget to check back there!

      I will definitely have to search for this one you are talking about though, so excited, sounds new to me!

    • Elizabeth

      Well, this just frustrates me. NONE of the Publix’s in my area (Charleston/Summerville, SC area) EVER get any of the fliers it seems. They never got the Family is its Own Reward booklet, and last week when I went and asked about the Green Advantage Buy Flier, the manager said they never got those, either! What the Heck!!! Apparently Publix picks and chooses which stores to send these fliers to, and my stores never get picked! : ( So, I’m not getting excited, because I’m sure they won’t be getting these either!

    • we got these booklets several weeks ago in charleston sc and they are all gone and the display is gone. It might even be a month old or so. I would send a picture however, i have already cut and used. thanks for the update.

    • Erin

      Looked at my Publix this morning but nothing yet :-(. Do you know if CVS will take a Publix coupon? That would work out really well for me at CVS next week with the Dove q.

    • Wendy

      Does anyone know if I can use the Publix “manufacturing coupon” at Bi-Lo? I don’t have a Publix in my area but I shop at Bi-Lo. Another friend of mine sent one of the booklets to me by mail, but they all say redeem at Publix. They also say manufacturing coupon and have 5 as the starting number. I would like to know, so if I can’t I can pass them to someone else who could.

    • Pat

      We sure do NEED Publix in Virginia….seems they are the best, when it comes to saving!

    • JMarie

      Yes, Wendy, you can use the manufacturing coupon at other stores. If it has a barcode that ends in a 5 or 9 it is eligible to be used at all stores that accept coupons. I thought the same thing myself when sorting my coupons at first months back, but apparently its just something Publix does to try to get you to shop in their store first. Can’t really blame them for trying when they supply many of the coupons I’ve gotten. ;) You may have to explain it to a cashier if they say something about the Publix wording on the Q, but if they will try the barcode it WILL scan & the store WILL get their money.

    • Stacey

      I found this booklet two weeks ago right after the Ragu pasta sauce came OFF of BOGO. Oh well, I will use later! It was a nice treat to get those, but I only could get 3 books! P.S.-they were at a Murfreesboro, TN store that I can’t remember which location!

    • Samantha

      The Publix on Trolley Road did not have any of these last night but a note to Summerville Shoppers…there is a sign on where they fliers go that says they will be keeping the coupons at customer service desk.

    • Lana

      We never get the coupon books in the Spartanburg area. I have asked the manager for them and they don’t know anything about them. Frustrating!!!

    • Angie

      To those who are frustrated about the Publix coupons, I have had a good response by leaving a comment on the website( I was treated rudely when I asked about a coupon book at the customer service desk). After emailing a comment on the publix website, the store manager then called me on my cell phone and let me know that my very own copy of Family Is It’s Own Reward was at the customer service desk. The manager was terrific (perhaps after a reminder about Publix’s commitment to customer service!).

    • AngelathecouponNERD

      Angie –
      I sent a note on Publix.com that I could not find the Family booklets in any Columbia Area stores and two arrived in my mailbox a week later!

    • Chantelle

      I can never find these at my store either. I even emailed after another reader said they got some mailed from this… but so far nothing. Kind of disapointing. I’ve noticed my store has totally taken down the display at the door which holds the weekly ads and other flyers. No yellow advantage, green advantage, nothing. But I still love Publix and everyone there is so nice when I have a question or need help!

    • In Ooltewah, TN they had these books by Customer Service about 4 days ago. Their new practice is to hold onto them and only set out a handful at a time, due to those who take several at a time, leaving others none. They also had some great $2 Off wyb Capri Sun + Chips Ahoy- these are on the Customer Service Desk!

    • Brenda L.

      I live in Summerville S.C. and I would like to let Elizabeth know that Publix did get the Family is its own reward booklet, however, they went really fast. I always seem to come in at the time Publix is running out of its offers but I will definitely go check and see if this offer is there now and get back to you. I love the deals at Publix and shop there fairly frequently.

    • Wendy

      Thanks JMarie for your help! It clears up a lot.

    • Kathryn

      I just visited my Publix and couldn’t find these anywhere! I asked the customer service desk and she looked at me like I was crazy. She had never heard of this booklet before. I live in South Florida, is it possible to have a delay getting materials down here?

    • Julie

      I am not finding these booklets at the Publix in Franklin, TN. I am finding other booklets, however, they are just not the same name and they don’t seem to have the same coupons. I will look again.

    • AngelathecouponNERD

      I just called two Columbia SC stores and they did not have them and knew nothing about them. Did we get info before the local stores?

    • Angela W

      Just stopped in the Trenholm plaza Publix in Columbia and they have at least 50 Summertime savings coupon books in the entry!!

    • Maehing O

      For everyone that shops at the Trolley Road Publix in Summerville….
      I was quite happy to see that they will be keeping the coupons behind the counter at the customer service desk. This will allow everyone to get a copy or two. While you fellow shoppers are there getting your books, take a minute to tell Tiki, Barb, John, Carole, Brad, Nicole, and all of your Wonderful cashiers what a GREAT job they do daily to accomodate the LARGE number of us who use Southern Savers as a shopping guide at that location.

      It’s quite sickining to see the coupons on Ebay, when I KNOW that someone is selling them, and that there are others who really just wanted a book or two!

      The management team, cashiers, baggers, stockers, and EVERYONE else who make our shopping trip happen do want us to get our items and use our coupons. They are VERY aware of what’s on sale, and what coupons are out there. Do you think they want to give a rain check because they ran out? No, they don’t!

      Happy shopping to you all…. Most of all happy saving!

    • I talked to the Manager at the Publix in Anderson, SC. He said their store always seems to lag behind in getting the booklets. They had just received the Family is its own reward booklet a week ago.

    • Brandy

      Went to the Publix in Lexington to get the green advantage flier and just happened to ask the girl if they had any other coupon books besides the advantage fliers. They had the Family Is It’s Own Reward Booklet. She said they just got them in a few days ago, and wasn’t sure why I would want it since the coupons expire on the 29th of this month. I guess she didn’t realize that some other store might have that item on sale starting tomorrow and even if I don’t use them it’s okay. It’s not like I paid for them. I just don’t understand why they would send those books to a store so close to the expiration date when the Publix at Harbison has had them for a while.

    • qponmom


      Does the Trolley Rd. location have these books? I can’t ever seem to find them at the Goose Creek location. Thanks

    • Nicole

      I shop at the Goose Creek location and went in today and they looked at me like I had ten heads! :)

    • Angela

      I went to my Ooltewah store on Tuesday and they were out of the Green Advantage Buy booklets. They did, however, allow me to “use” the Band-aid coupon by just telling the cashier that there weren’t any more available but to honor the coupon anyhow. :)

    • andrea maxwell

      I just checked at the Publix in Carrollton, GA. They don’t have any of these books and the lady also looked at me like I was crazy.

    • Taryn

      James Island Publix did not have them this morning and two managers had not heard of them.

    • Maehing O


      No, they didn’t have them today, but I’ll keep my eyes open!
      Happy Shopping!

    • Brenda L.

      For those in the Summerville/N. Charleston area I made a trip to two Publix stores today in search of these booklets and neither store (dorechester rd. or central ave.) have them. However, the one on central does have a few of the Back to School savings booklets at the customer service desk. I was fortunate and was able to get three (one for me and two for some friends). I spoke with a lady who I believe to be an Asst. Manager at the one on dorchester rd. and she stated that she knew nothing of the Raise your hand promotion however as soon as they get the coupons they are gone. Guess I will simply keep checking back especially since they also said that there is a possibility that they have not received them yet. Hope this helps!

    • Krystal

      I just spoke with the manager @ New Hope Publix in GA, they are getting these next week! Yeah!!!

    • Trice

      I am still searching for these in the Lithonia/Snellville area

    • Nicole

      Today I went to all three Mt Pleasant Publixs and none of the stores had anything like this. :(

    • Andrea

      I just spoke with the manager in Carrollton, GA. they will be getting these this week. Yeah!!

    • Casey

      The Publix in Villa Rica, GA got theirs today (Monday). You have to ask for the booklet because they disappear TOOOOOO fast and the customers complain. Don’t be a coupon HOG!!!

    • Kyra

      Got mine at Publix at Tower Square in Gainesville today. Back of the store near dairy.

    • Janie

      I have asked for the last month at the two Publix’s in Summerville, SC. They still do not know what I am even talking about….???

    • pern

      What store do I get the raised your hand coupon booklet from?

    • whitney

      Has anyone seen this one or the “Raise Your Hand for Savings” coupon booklets anywhere in Florida? The people at a couple Publix stores where I asked looked at me like I had 2 heads…

    • whitney

      Nevermind, found one!! :)

    • whitney

      …The RYHFS, not the PCIYC…if anyone in Florida sees this one, lemme know! :)