Frugal Groceries · small budget

3 Reasons Why You Might Want to Shop at Publix

This post contains a referral code. If you choose to use my code, I receive referral bonus points. You can read my full disclosure here.

So, I do most of my grocery shopping at Aldi. However, there are a few good reasons to visit Publix sometimes, too, and that’s what I’ll be sharing in today’s post. I’m breaking it down into my top three reasons to throw Publix into your shopping routine. So let’s get on with it, shall we? 😊

1. BOGO

Or in other words, but one, get one free! Every week, Publix has various items listed as buy one, get one free, which is pretty nice. I’ve been able to get pasta sauces, dry pasta, peanut butter, juice, paper plates, laundry detergent, and even Publix brand diapers this way! I’ve only gotten the smaller packs of diapers on sale like this, not the big boxes, but still…

2. Special Items

Aldi is awesome for most grocery items, but if you’re looking for a specific brand or product, you may have better luck at a store like Publix. For example, let’s say you’d like to try Amish Roll Butter: my Aldi doesn’t carry that specific item, but my Publix does. Or let’s say you want to pick up a bottle of Method hand soap… that’s a specific item that I can’t get at Aldi, but I can at Publix.

Another nice thing about being able to get name brand items is that you may be able to get some extra cash back using apps like Ibotta or Fetch Rewards. Let’s say you get two bottles of Classico pasta sauce at Publix, buy one get one free. You’re already getting them on sale, but combine that with the fact that you get extra points with Fetch when you purchase Classico brand items, and it’s even better! If you download the Fetch app and use my referral code A8TXW, then you get 2,000 points, and I do, too! That 2,000 points is equal to $2! You also get 25 points for each qualifying receipt you scan, even if you didn’t purchase specific brand name items. Once you’ve built up a minimum of 3,000 points, you can redeem them for gift cards!

3. They Bag Your Groceries for You

This one might seem a little odd, considering the fact that most grocery stores do this anyway, but if you’re used to shopping at Aldi and bagging all of your groceries yourself with your baby strapped to you in the carrier, then you may appreciate having somebody else bag all of those groceries for you! My Publix also hands out stickers or maybe a coloring page and crayons to little kids, so that’s a bonus if you have young children!

And that’s it! Maybe now you’ll go ahead and give your local Publix a chance, if you haven’t already… you may find that you like it!

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