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Homey The Clown

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BOGO? Nah
« on: September 15, 2015, 08:17:45 PM »
I was out at Publix and heard the cashier behind me talking someone "the small boxes are buy one, get one free". I glanced over my shoulder and the first thing I notice is that she is talking about frozen TGIFridays appetizers, like breaded jalapeņos and cheese sticks. He has one small box and one large box. Gross. Then the guy says "I don't really feel like walking back to get another box. The cashier says "we can just ring it up twice and someone will go grab it for you." "Nah". He checked out and left, paying 100% more for the shitty food than he had to. The frozen food aisle was literally (correct usage) a 15 second walk from these checkout lines, but it was too much effort for free fried shit.

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Re: BOGO? Nah
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 08:27:02 PM »
Homey don't play that ;)

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 08:29:31 PM »
I was out at Publix and heard the cashier behind me talking someone "the small boxes are buy one, get one free". I glanced over my shoulder and the first thing I notice is that she is talking about frozen TGIFridays appetizers, like breaded jalapeņos and cheese sticks. He has one small box and one large box. Gross. Then the guy says "I don't really feel like walking back to get another box. The cashier says "we can just ring it up twice and someone will go grab it for you." "Nah". He checked out and left, paying 100% more for the shitty food than he had to. The frozen food aisle was literally (correct usage) a 15 second walk from these checkout lines, but it was too much effort for free fried shit.

Did this guy happen to be overweight from all the fried shit he eats? Might be why he didn't want to walk those 15 seconds ;)

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 08:30:53 PM »
Our Publix bogo policy is you can always buy just the one item for half price...though since Aldi's opened across the street I buy much less  at Publix.

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2015, 09:11:49 PM »
Our Publix bogo policy is you can always buy just the one item for half price...though since Aldi's opened across the street I buy much less  at Publix.

Yeah, for Publix BOGO, you don't actually have to buy the other "one" to get the discount price.  It's great.  I plan my shopping around Publix fliers, especially the BOGOs and produce bargains, and easily-obtainable coupons.

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2015, 09:21:43 PM »
Our Publix doesn't appear to have this policy, at least they didn't for the guy at the next register. He was chunky, but not huge. The lack of BOGO = 1/2 price doesn't matter much to me as there isn't too much that goes BOGO that I can't use 2 of. In fact, I'd be curious what you would only buy of. Also, I wish we would get an ALDI's up here in Tally.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2015, 09:40:26 PM »
Our Publix doesn't appear to have this policy, at least they didn't for the guy at the next register. He was chunky, but not huge. The lack of BOGO = 1/2 price doesn't matter much to me as there isn't too much that goes BOGO that I can't use 2 of. In fact, I'd be curious what you would only buy of. Also, I wish we would get an ALDI's up here in Tally.

Most of the time I could use 2 anyway, but I'm single so there are some things I really only need 1 of.  I suppose I could stock up, but most items that go on BOGO circulate through that cycle every 3 or 4 weeks anyway.

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Re: BOGO? Nah
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 08:36:11 AM »
Don't get me started on Publix BOGO or any supermarket free offers stuff. I've seen enough of laziness and stupidity. It could spawn a new thread.

But me love me some Publix BOGO. Except that none of the Tampa Publixes do the 1/2 price if you buy only 1 item.

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« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 08:44:00 AM »
Man, I'm still hitting myself for this. I was at a nice upscale grocery store with friends (picking up a cake for someone's birthday party) and a lady bought a pint of blueberries and the cashier mentioned that it was BOGO and asked if she would like to buy a second one. The lady said no. I wish I had ran to grab one to get a free pint of blueberries.

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« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 08:54:10 AM »
With the blueberries, I can kind of understand. Maybe she was concerned that she wouldn't be able to use them all before they went bad. (I, on the other hand, woulda been making some blueberry muffins or something of the sort, but hey, let's give her the benefit of the doubt.)

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« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 09:20:56 AM »
With the blueberries, I can kind of understand. Maybe she was concerned that she wouldn't be able to use them all before they went bad. (I, on the other hand, woulda been making some blueberry muffins or something of the sort, but hey, let's give her the benefit of the doubt.)

I'm not faulting her, I'm faulting myself for not saying, "Ma'am do you mind I get a package for myself?" I use them in my smoothies.

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« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 09:23:16 AM »
Our Publix doesn't appear to have this policy, at least they didn't for the guy at the next register. He was chunky, but not huge. The lack of BOGO = 1/2 price doesn't matter much to me as there isn't too much that goes BOGO that I can't use 2 of. In fact, I'd be curious what you would only buy of. Also, I wish we would get an ALDI's up here in Tally.
I love that my Publix does 1/2 off instead of making you buy two. I am single and NEVER buy two (unless it's bags of lettuce).  This weeks's BOGO purchase was olive oil. I know I would use two, but I don't like to stock up when I know that there is almost always a brand of olive oil on BOGO.

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 10:14:13 AM »
Why is fresh fruit never BOGO? I'd sure like to BOGO my rice, beans, or split peas sometime, but they seldom even go on sale.

Is it just me, or are coupons and sizable discounts only for prepackaged, heavily processed stuff or things that aren't food? I see coupons for fabric softener, paper products, and unnecessary things all the time, but very seldom do I see anything that could be applied in the produce section.

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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 11:29:12 AM »
Florida Publixes are true BOGO, in that you have to buy two.

It's rare to find coupons for "real" food, but I use the app ibotta and they do a lot of rebates on produce and milk and bread. It's only .20 each generally but it adds up. I've received $152.15 from them since December mostly buying things I would have gotten anyway. In addition to the grocery rebates, you can get them for different stores like macys, best buy..etc. Every bit counts!
https://ibotta.com/r/enkqpks

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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 01:37:49 PM »
Why is fresh fruit never BOGO? I'd sure like to BOGO my rice, beans, or split peas sometime, but they seldom even go on sale.

Is it just me, or are coupons and sizable discounts only for prepackaged, heavily processed stuff or things that aren't food? I see coupons for fabric softener, paper products, and unnecessary things all the time, but very seldom do I see anything that could be applied in the produce section.

BOGO on fresh produce is less frequent than other items, but it does happen.  At Publix a week or two ago, seedless watermelon chunks were BOGO, and a week or so before that, I got some really nice sliced zucchini and yellow squash on BOGO.

Kroger is also good about produce coupons.  They mail me tailored coupons to my frequent purchases every month or two.  I usually end up with things like a free bag of baby carrots, a free box of grape tomatoes, a free box of mushrooms, or $1 off a $5 purchase of produce.

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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2015, 07:57:01 PM »
Why is fresh fruit never BOGO? I'd sure like to BOGO my rice, beans, or split peas sometime, but they seldom even go on sale.

Usually Publix just does sales on fresh fruit, with some BOGO's for prepped fruit as mentioned. I'm buying organic peaches fro $1.99/lb at our Publix right now, the same price as conventional. We definitely check the sales on produce when doing the weekly menu. Most of our other BOGO stuff is cereal and pasta. We keep an eye out though, because Costco is cheaper than BOGO on Cheerios, especially when discounted, and on Olive Oil. Some of the bulk produce is close to the same price and it's hard to use all the Costco stuff before it goes bad (8 avocados?).