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what happened to this category?
Not many posts anymore who's buying what and where this week?
There isn't any activity in the Publix Deals portion either. It seems that now that the $5 off $Y Qs are gone, no one takes the effort to post what they bought. I never had the $5 off $30 (no Winn-Dixie) but I still shop there.
Forum seems to be turning into a trading only forum IMO.
aka tn_native == AL/TN border with 50¢ Doubles (for now) and Half price BOGOs
I've really cut back on how much I shop at Publix now that the WD coupons are gone. There have been many weeks I haven't purchased anything at all there. We get our meat from Zaycon and I buy produce from Aldi. We are so well-stocked on non-perishables that there's not a whole lot I need each week.
I do plan to go to Publix this weekend though to take advantage of the gas card deal!
I last posted the end of March and I was the only one who did. I also enjoyed seeing what others bought even if they didn't think that their deals were fantastic. The loss of the WD q's has put a bit of a damper on my buying but at least I don't have to feel like I have to get my total to a certain amount to use them and that was happening alot it seems... I would like to see others post their totals too. It does seem like since Happy is no longer here we have dwindled down to a near trade forum, but it doesn't have to be that way if everyone would try to come up with something to keep the conversations going. : )
Yes my publix shopping has decreased significantly and honestly my use of the forum bc it seems all it is is trading or selling these days. I miss our old brags and hints. Even in the other section with what deals wd or cvs had that you couldn't pass up.
I too have been in a coupon rut... being in florida no doubles. No redplum. It's almost depressing but I will try to post what shop for more often. Let's get the moral of this place back up!
When the WD coupons ended on 12/31, I shopped almost exclusively at Walmart for the Savings Catcher/Bluebird doubles. Then that program ended on 2/28, and I have barely shopped anywhere except for perishables like milk and produce and the odd excellent sale at Publix, WD, or a drug store. I am living off stockpiles from the pantry and freezer mainly.
Many people who used to post their trips here got tired of snide remarks and direct or indirect criticism of what they were buying or how many of a sale item they were buying, and they moved away to form smaller, generally local, groups to share deals by email or Facebook. They also got tired of posting their trips when most other forum members did not want to reciprocate.
It has also been the case that someone who rarely posts will start a thread trying to rally some activity, but that original poster drops back into the shadow quickly if there isn't an immediate and sustained increase in forum activity, so it's easy for those who still check in here everyday to be cynical and just not post at all.
Lastly, a lot of people have switched to other forms of social media like Instagram and Facebook and away from traditional websites and forums.
Michelle has a weekly shopping trip post every Friday on the main IHP page, so people can still see what others are buying at Publix during that sale week.
Target, Winn Dixie
True BOGO, No Doubles
I still shop at Publix for a few things but lately most of my things I like to buy have been cheaper at Kroger. And they've been upping the amount of Mega Deals they have now so often that I end up getting better deals. Also their prices on frozen tv dinners and milk and bread are much cheaper than Publix. They had half gallons for $1 twice in the last month! I also eat a lot of protein bars/shakes and Kroger has always been cheaper than Publix usually. And for what it's worth, a lot of the Kroger cashiers don't pay attention to my coupons and just scan them unlike some Publix cashiers who notice "Available at Walmart" and think I can't use it there :O .
Yea...FB really is siphoning off the folks who want to post their shops. I never did because I never thought mine were good enough. I consider myself fortunate if I hit the 50% mark any more and I don't think I'm in the league with the big-timers. I don't cherry-pick at a bunch of different stores. I'm not a super-shopper...
it in fact, so if I HAVE to go, I get it all done at Publix...that tends to knock down my percentages when I'm buying everything else at regular Publix prices.
I'm like Beachmom, I never shared deals because I didn't feel my savings were al that great. I am a lazy shopper and also an impulse shopper (jalapeno cheddar bread from the bakery made it into my cart today) so my totals are totally not impressive. I have fallen behind on all my internet activities lately, I think the warmer weather is dragging people outside and they are leaving their keyboards behind.
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