This is NOT a paid advertisement – I really, really love Publix!
I never wait at checkout. When you’ve got four kids that have just endured an hour of grocery shopping, this is super important!
I never spend too long searching for a grocery item. Someone always seems to realize I am searching for something and walks me to the item.
On one occasion I needed some ice cream cups for my child’s birthday treat at school. Our Publix was out of the item, but the manager had it delivered from another store so we could have it in time for our special treat!
When I was pregnant, they practically took my shopping list and loaded my shopping cart!
I never feel guilty having the bagger walk me to my car to load my groceries. The “No Tipping” policy makes my shopping more pleasurable for sure!
It’s not because of the special events…
Every year we go trick or treating at our Publix. Almost all of the employees are dressed in costume. We go from department to department scoring candy galore. So much fun!
On Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, they have “Decorate Your Own Cookie Cake.” The kids really enjoy piling on as many different colors of icing as they can!
It’s not because of the awesome bakery or deli…
Let’s face it. Publix cakes are super delicious and very affordable. What some people may not know is that they can make almost any cake if you bring in a picture. And Publix donuts have become my favorite!
And the deli. Yum! Publix subs are pretty amazing! The kids give high scores to their popcorn chicken, and birthday parties are made easy with their party trays!
It’s not because of the friendly coupon policy…
I love that they take competitor’s coupons and that BOGO’s are considered separate purchases, allowing customers to use two coupons on one BOGO purchase!
I get excited about the publication of the weekly ad each Thursday. There are always great specials, including BOGO’s and additional store coupons.
I love that they do rain checks. If my Publix is out of a sale item, they will give me a rain check to use at a later date honoring the sale price!
It’s not because of the Aprons Meals…
I love that I can see a recipe and taste it right there in the store. I know immediately if it’s worth the time and effort. How brilliant that they have all the ingredients ready for you to purchase?
It’s not because of the awesome Baby Club or Preschool Pals Club…
The Publix Baby and Preschool Pals Clubs are great for moms because they send quarterly coupons and a newsletter. Lots of free items and other great savings. There is always great advice in the newsletter, too!
It’s not because of the race car shopping carts or free balloons…
The race car shopping carts and free balloons make it fun for the kids, making grocery shopping a fun adventure for the whole family! We also are encouraged to visit the lobsters where the seafood department had often pulled one out to let the kids look at. And of course, my kids are all too familiar with the free cookies from the bakery.
I love anything that makes me feel like I live in a small town. And Publix feels like home.
My kids can always count on Ms. Lily or Mr. Carlos to give them a cookie and ask how school is going. They know that sometimes Mr. Joey will sneak up on them and produce and say “Boo!” It’s hard to pick which checkout lane because we love so many of the cashiers.
When I was pregnant, they all kept tabs on me and were all anxious to meet my new babies each time.
Publix also is always supportive of our community. We can count on them to invest in local schools and other non-profits.
And no this is not a sponsored post! I just love Publix!
I am thankful that Publix is a part of the community where I am raising my kids. Is there a place you frequent that feels like home to you?