40 Items You Should Always Buy During Publix BOGO Sale

Are you a Publix shopper? If so, buckle up because I made a list of 40 items you should always buy during a Publix BOGO sale. Like, always. Bogo at Publix Supermarkets is probably one of the best and easiest ways to save money on groceries.

If you live in the Southeastern US, the chances are that you have shopped at Publix at least once in your life. And you may also know that Publix is famous for its Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) sales.

I admire those who write about saving money, living frugally, and handling finances at home. Because one thing I’m not good at is saving money. And I am not particularly good at saving money on groceries. That’s when Publix BOGO sales come to the rescue!

Here is a list of 40 things you should always buy during a Publix BOGO sale. This is one of the best and easiest ways to save money on groceries.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve become more wise and cautious about my spending habits, particularly when it comes to buying groceries. The BOGO sales at Publix have proven to be a great way for me to save money on groceries in the long run.

What is a Publix BOGO sale? 

BOGO stands for Buy One, Get One. To be more specific, it means you will receive a free product of equal or lesser value with the purchase of another one of the same or within the same brand and category. 

You are getting the products 50% off, assuming you’re choosing two units of the same product. No matter how you look at it, a Publix BOGO sale is a good deal, considering their prices are always slightly higher than the competition.

So, next time you see items you love or use, buy one get one free at Publix, don’t hesitate to buy them. It’s a good deal!

When do BOGO sales start at Publix? 

Depending on where you live, Publix BOGO sales start on Wednesday or Thursday. These are typical approaches, but you should always check with your local Publix store to confirm.

Find your state using the chart below:


Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee
North Carolina; South Carolina; Aiken-Augusta, Georgia; Virginia
Southeast Florida
Central, Western, and Southwest Florida
Orlando region; Osceola and Citrus counties; Montgomery south Alabama; southeast Georgia; Hilton Head and Beaufort, South Carolina

How do you find Products Buy One Get One Free at Publix?

Publix BOGO sales are super obvious and clearly marked in the stores. However, unless you want to walk every aisle and check every shelf, you can always browse their website. Better yet, download their mobile app to ensure you don’t miss any BOGO offers you might be interested in. 

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Do You Have to Buy 2 of the Same Items for BOGO at Publix?

Some people may wonder if they necessarily have to buy two items of the same to get the BOGO at Publix. BOGO stands for Buy One, Get One. So, technically, you only have to buy one item, and they are giving you the second one for free. And you do not have to be bound to buy two items that are exactly the same.

The great thing about BOGO offers at Publix is that you do not have to buy 2 items that are exactly the same. Many BOGO offers allow you to mix and match 2 items of the same brand within the same line. Look for the cards (on the shelves) promoting the BOGO, and read the fine print where it tells you exactly what items you can mix and match to obtain the BOGO.

Along the same lines, you can also read their Weekly Ad before heading to the store and arrive prepared, knowing what is worth getting BOGO and how to take the most advantage of the offer.

Which items should you purchase during Publix BOGO Sales? 

Just because there’s a BOGO sale at Publix doesn’t mean you have to take advantage of them and purchase every item you see BOGO. I’ve done this more times than I can count, and it is not an intelligent way to save money.

If you don’t need it and don’t use it, don’t buy it! You want to save money on groceries, not spend it on items that you don’t need. So, after 13 years of religiously completing my weekly grocery shopping at Publix, I have mastered the science of Publix BOGO sales shopping. 

40 Items You Should Purchase During a Publix BOGO Sale

These are the 40 items that I always buy BOGO at Publix, and help me save money on groceries and save me time and effort in the long run. I have separated them into three categories.

  1. Long shelf life items, pantry staples.
  2. Frozen items, or items you can freeze.
  3. Items you should use right away or in the short term.

Long Shelf Life Items, Pantry Staples

pantry items
  1. Condiments and dressings
  2. Pasta
  3. Canned tomatoes and canned tomato sauce 
  4. Pasta sauce in a jar
  5. Peanut Butter
  6. Instant Couscous or other grains
  7. Cooking oils (olive or Vegetable)
  8. Boxed Stock or Broth
  9. Instant Oatmeal
  10. Pickles
  11. Olives
  12. Seasoning Packets 
  13. Taco Dinner Kits
  14. Laundry Detergent
  15. Brownies or cookie mix
  16. Canned Vegetables
  17. Canned Soup
  18. Cereal
  19. Sodas and Teas
  20. Wine and Spirits
  21. Breadcrumbs
  22. Disinfecting Wipes

Frozen Items or Items You Can Freeze

Here is a list of 40 things you should always buy during a Publix BOGO sale. This is one of the best and easiest ways to save money on groceries.
  1. Greenwise Chicken Breasts
  2. Thinly Sliced Pork chops
  3. Frozen waffles or pancakes
  4. Ice cream
  5. Frozen Bread or Bagels
  6. Frozen Vegetables
  7. Pie Crust
  8. Chicken Tenders
  9. Ready to bake cookie dough

Items You should use right away or in the short term

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  1. Bread
  2. Cookies or crackers
  3. Loaf cake or muffins 
  4. Shredded cheese
  5. Yogurt
  6. Bacon
  7. Hot dogs
  8. Coffee Creamer
  9. Granola bars or snack bars

Ready to Save Money On Groceries with Publix BOGOs?

Do you shop at Publix? Next time you have doubts about buying at Publix because of its slightly high prices, always remember that a Publix BOGO sale can save you a lot of money on groceries! Check your local Publix store for their BOGO sales this week!

Happy Publix BOGO shopping!