Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why I love Publix

Somewhere along the way I was informed that Publix was the "nice"but "expensive" grocery store. Over the past year I have come to find that I was misinformed! I LOVE shopping at Publix. Here's a few reasons why:

  • They have great sales. There are BOGO's on products I use every week. You don't have to buy 2 to get the sale. Buy one and pay 1/2 price!
  • The employees are friendly, happy, and helpful! (This is not so true at other stores).
  • They carry your groceries out to your car (no tipping expected or allowed). I don't always take them up on the offer to carry my groceries but I do appreciate it when they do. If I have children with me I'm sure I would be ever so grateful for the help.
  • The Publix brand items are great. I actually prefer the Publix Deli Roast Beef to Boar's Head. It has more flavor.
  • I'm OBSESSED with the Publix brand Light Coffee Almond Fudge Ice Cream!
  • They have store coupons in the racks of the front of the store.
  • They double coupons.
  • They take competitors coupons! That saves me from driving around to more than 1 store. I saved $18 this week using Kroger coupons! I paid $.50 for a bag of Doritos and Baked Cheetos a few weeks ago. I had a Kroger coupon for free chips and another Kroger coupon for $1.00 off chips. I combined my $1.00 coupon with a BOGO sale.
  • I love the Apron's meals (especially when I'm stopping in after work and have no idea what I want for dinner. I can sample the meal. Decide if I like it. They have the recipe and ingredients right there so I don't have to go all over the store searching.) You can access the recipes here. One of my favorite meals is Blackberry Pork Chops, Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans.