I mention the “cheap Publix” stores in my posts quite often and I have been meaning to post this little tid bit of info and always forget….
Normally I love to shop at the “cheap Publix” however I thought of a time when its NOT a good idea to shop there!!! If you have a $5/30 coupon, and a LOT of FREE coupons that you are going to use to get your total higher in order to reach the $30 to use the $5/30, you don’t want the items to be lower price. In this particular case, its good to have higher prices on products so you reach the $30 faster.
**for those wondering what is a “cheap Publix”? There are 2 Publix stores in East Orlando that have much lower prices than other Publixs. They claim that because they are next to Walmart Marketplaces, they have to compete so they have lower prices on staple type items. Not everything in the store is lower in price but a LOT of items are. For example, Knorr sides at most Publix stores around me are $1.49 but at the cheap Publix it is $1.03. During a BOGO sale with coupons, this can make a BIG difference. Other items I have found that are much less are Betty Crocker brownie mixes, Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks, PopTarts, Toaster Struddels, Cookie Dough, Eggos, Spaghetti sauce, etc.
The locations of the 2 cheap Publix stores are:
- Lake Underhill and Chickasaw
- Alafaya Trail and McCullock (near UCF)