March 01, 2018

20 legit Publix hacks that actually do make 'shopping a pleasure'

We asked Publix employees for the most useful ways to shop at Florida's largest grocer. The results are these actually useful Publix hacks. Are you even shopping with pleasure, bro?

Editor's note: Publix didn't pay for this content, but they should have. 

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Wednesday are the best days to shop at Publix
To maximize savings we suggest shopping on Wednesday because you can get the last of that week’s sales and get early ups on the next week's sales too. Before you go in on Wednesday, check the Publix app or swing by customer service to see the ad for next week. That way you don’t buy next week’s sale item on that day. Who doesn’t love fresh deals?
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Wednesday are the best days to shop at Publix

To maximize savings we suggest shopping on Wednesday because you can get the last of that week’s sales and get early ups on the next week's sales too. Before you go in on Wednesday, check the Publix app or swing by customer service to see the ad for next week. That way you don’t buy next week’s sale item on that day. Who doesn’t love fresh deals?
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Always get your chicken tendies tossed
Chicken tender subs are a fan favorite, but you might not have know that you can get your chicken tenders tossed in any sauce of your choice for no extra charge. It's a game changer.
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Always get your chicken tendies tossed

Chicken tender subs are a fan favorite, but you might not have know that you can get your chicken tenders tossed in any sauce of your choice for no extra charge. It's a game changer.
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Do not buy the Philly cheesesteak 
A whole Philly cheesesteak sub is the most expensive sub on the menu at $9.09. The roast beef sub, on the other hand, is a mere $7.79 and the same type of meat is on both sandwiches. So skip the Philly, get a roast beef, and customize it Philly-style. 
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Do not buy the Philly cheesesteak

A whole Philly cheesesteak sub is the most expensive sub on the menu at $9.09. The roast beef sub, on the other hand, is a mere $7.79 and the same type of meat is on both sandwiches. So skip the Philly, get a roast beef, and customize it Philly-style.
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Ordering your groceries online doesn't suck
If shopping isn’t your pleasure, Shipt has you covered. The online-based delivery service will shop for you and bring the groceries directly to your door. Publix has its own version called Instacart offered at some locations. Turn that two-hour shopping trip into a two-hour movie.
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Ordering your groceries online doesn't suck

If shopping isn’t your pleasure, Shipt has you covered. The online-based delivery service will shop for you and bring the groceries directly to your door. Publix has its own version called Instacart offered at some locations. Turn that two-hour shopping trip into a two-hour movie.
Photo via Publix Facebook
Publix employees have to say hello to your lonely ass
Publix has a rule that is commonly referred to as the “10-foot Rule,” which means whenever an employee comes within 10 feet of a customer, the employee is supposed to greet that person with a cheerful "hi," or at least make eye contact, smile and nod. 
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Publix employees have to say hello to your lonely ass

Publix has a rule that is commonly referred to as the “10-foot Rule,” which means whenever an employee comes within 10 feet of a customer, the employee is supposed to greet that person with a cheerful "hi," or at least make eye contact, smile and nod.
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Kids get free cookies, and so do the adults who confiscate them
The best way to get your child to behave in a store is to bribe them with some type of junk food. Publix will provide that treat for you: Stop by the bakery and get a free cookie for the little one, or keep it for yourself. 
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Kids get free cookies, and so do the adults who confiscate them

The best way to get your child to behave in a store is to bribe them with some type of junk food. Publix will provide that treat for you: Stop by the bakery and get a free cookie for the little one, or keep it for yourself.
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You really should do the Aprons meal deals 
For the cooking inept, Publix has a dedicated station for planning your meals. The Simple Meals center plans something new every week, and, at select times, there’s a cook that prepares and shares samples of the week's featured meal. Get a free recipe card, plus all the ingredients and tools you need in one easy stop. 
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You really should do the Aprons meal deals

For the cooking inept, Publix has a dedicated station for planning your meals. The Simple Meals center plans something new every week, and, at select times, there’s a cook that prepares and shares samples of the week's featured meal. Get a free recipe card, plus all the ingredients and tools you need in one easy stop.
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You don't need paper coupons, so stop hoarding them 
It’s 2018; everything has a paperless option, including Publix. You can sign up on Publix.com for online coupons and skip the scissors. When you're at checkout, just enter your phone number and the savings are automatically deducted. But if you did use those scissors and forgot the coupons at home, you can bring your receipt in with said coupons and Publix will redeem them for you.
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You don't need paper coupons, so stop hoarding them

It’s 2018; everything has a paperless option, including Publix. You can sign up on Publix.com for online coupons and skip the scissors. When you're at checkout, just enter your phone number and the savings are automatically deducted. But if you did use those scissors and forgot the coupons at home, you can bring your receipt in with said coupons and Publix will redeem them for you.
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Most Publix brand food is the exact same as the good stuff 
Save money by buying Publix store brands, which are made by leading manufacturers but way less expensive. Roughly the same quality of goods, but for a cheaper price.
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Most Publix brand food is the exact same as the good stuff

Save money by buying Publix store brands, which are made by leading manufacturers but way less expensive. Roughly the same quality of goods, but for a cheaper price.
Photo via Publix Facebook
If Publix screws up a price they'll just give it to you for free
The Publix Promise guarantees that if during checkout, the scanned price of an item is more than the shelf price or advertised price, Publix will give the customer one of that item on the house and charge the lower price for the remaining items (excluding alcohol and tobacco products).  
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If Publix screws up a price they'll just give it to you for free

The Publix Promise guarantees that if during checkout, the scanned price of an item is more than the shelf price or advertised price, Publix will give the customer one of that item on the house and charge the lower price for the remaining items (excluding alcohol and tobacco products).
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