I never like writing a post about a store closing.
It makes me sad for the employees as well as the customers. We saw Sweet Bay close it’s doors in 2014 when some of their stores were purchased by Bi-Lo (Winn Dixie’s Parent Company).
At that point in time, in my local area, several Sweet Bay stores received a facelift and became Winn-Dixie stores and I’ve loved shopping in them.
Over the past six months though, I’ve noticed a big problem when shopping at Winn Dixie and using coupons. The corporation would not define a standard coupon policy and instead left it up to each store manager, which could change depending on who was working at the time you were shopping.
The most frustrating rule was regarding using coupons on a BOGO (Buy One, Get One) Promotion. According to their Corporate coupon policy, they DO accept a coupon on the “Get One” in a BOGO promotion. However, they also state in their coupon policy that they leave it up to the discretion of each store, and each individual store manager.
That causes chaos when you shop at various times with different managers on duty.
Sometimes they accept the coupon on the “Get One” and sometimes they don’t.
There is no way to tell what you will encounter without taking the name of the manager on duty that DOES allow the usage and then calling before you shop next to determine which manager you will encounter, and therefore which rule you will have to abide by when shopping.
What a pain!
I stopped showing Winn Dixie deals on my weekly Fox Deal Of The Week Segment because it was so frustrating for viewers to get the deal that had already been approved by them. I’ve been in contact with their marketing team several times. It’s a lost cause.
I can’t say that this frustration with coupon usage has anything to do with the stores closing, but I’ll tell you that the stores that have embraced coupon usage (such as Publix and Walmart) have seen consistent increases in sales.
Either way, these store closings impact whether or not I’ll continue to do the Winn-Dixie coupon matchups and deals. It takes a LOT of time and energy!
What do you think about these stores closing? Comment below and let me know if your store is closing!
WINN-DIXIE STORES CLOSING ON APRIL 30, 2018:
Florida Winn-Dixie Stores Closing
Apollo Beach, 6180 Us Highway 41 N
Bonita Springs, 10026 Coconut Rd.
Bradenton, 3500 53rd Ave. West
Cooper City, 2581 North Hiatus Road
Deland, 2701 S. Woodland Blvd.
Fort Myers, 18731 Three Oaks Parkway
Fort Myers, 8650 Gladiolus Drive
Gainesville, 2002 SW 34th St
Jacksonville, 9866 Baymeadows Road
Jupiter, 6707 West Indiantown Road
Jupiter, 3757 Military Trail
Kissimmee, 1347 E Vine St
Land O’ Lakes, 2126 Collier Parkway
Miramar, 6301 County Line Rd.
Ocala, 4417 Nw Blitchton Road
Ocala, 8445 Sw Hwy 200, Ste #131
Orange Park, 248 Blanding Blvd.
Orlando, 4686 E Michigan Street
Plantation, 7139 W Broward Blvd
Pompano Beach, 277 S Pompano Parkway
Saint Petersburg, 7625 Blind Pass Road
Sarasota, 3301 17th Street
Sarasota, 1325 S. Tamimi Trail
Sarasota, 2881 Clark Road
Stuart, 2160 S. Federal Highway
Tallahassee, 3813-10 N. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, 1525 West Tharpe Street
Tamarac, 7015 N. University Drive
Tampa, 2525 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa, 4317 Gandy Blvd
Alabama Winn-Dixie Stores Closing
Anniston, 2495 Hwy 431
Birmingham, 2220 Bessemer Road
Daphne, 3075 Us Hwy 98
Dothan, 3850 W. Main Street
Dothan, 2131 Ross Clark Circle
Gulf Shores, Hwy 59 and 16th Avenue
Mobile, 2502 Schillinger Rd S
Monroeville, 1134 South Alabama Ave.
Montgomery, 3881 Atlanta Highway
Robertsdale, 21951 D Hwy 59
Georgia Winn-Dixie Stores Closing
Columbus, 5750 Milgen Road
Valdosta, 4036 Bemiss Rd.
Valdosta, 1105 Madison Highway
Louisiana Winn-Dixie Stores Closing
Mandeville, 619 N. Causeway Blvd.
Mississippi Winn-Dixie Stores Closing
Biloxi, 2384 Pass Rd.
HARVEYS STORES CLOSING ON APRIL 30, 2018:
Florida Harveys Stores Closing
Jacksonville, 3000 Dunn Avenue
Jacksonville, 1012 Edgewood Ave. N
Orlando, 2722 N. Pine Hills Rd
Tampa, 2525 E. Hillsboro Avenue
Georgia Harveys Stores Closing
Adel, 400 West 4th St.
Cairo, 1000 First Ave. Ne
Camilla, 68 North Scott Street
Cochran, 140 West Dykes St.
Dawson, 279 S. Main St.
Dublin, 1945 Veterans Blvd
Fort Valley, 202 Vineville St.
Leesburg, 1553 Us 19 South
Macon, 1605 Shurling Dr.
Montezuma, 506F Spaulding Rd.
Moultrie, 1209 1St Ave. Southeast
Ocilla, 415 North Irwin Ave.
Sylvester, Ga Hwy 112 & Azalea Trail
Thomasville, 306 Smith Ave.
Waycross, 510 Tebeau St.
Savannah, 2142 E. Victory Drive
North Carolina Harveys Stores Closing
Charlotte, 6320 Albemarle Road
Charlotte, 4430 The Plaza
South Carolina Harveys Stores Closing
Columbia, 3315-B Broad River Rd.
Columbia, 2230 Decker Blvd.
Columbia, 3900-B. N. Main Street
Greenwood, 714 Bypass 25 Ne
Newberry, 1937 Wilson Road
BI-LO STORES CLOSING APRIL 30, 2018:
North Carolina Bi-Lo Stores Closing
(Bi-Lo stores unless otherwise noted)
Black Mountain, 205 NC Highway 9
Concord, 595 U.S.. 601 Bypass South
Gastonia, 2204 Union Rd
Gastonia, 1955 Davis Park Road
Lincolnton, 427 North Generals Blvd.
Morganton, 1555 E. Union Street
Pineville, 9101 Matthews-Pineville
South Carolina Bi-Lo Stores Closing
Anderson, 1706 E. Greenville St.
Bamberg, 3386 Railroad Ave
Barnwell, 10560 Dunbarton Blvd
Clemson, 501 Old Greenville Hwy
Greenville, 1818 Woodruff Rd.
Ladson, 9616 Hwy 78
Mount Pleasant, 774 South Shelmore Blvd
Mullins, 208 E. Mcintyre St.
North Charleston, 4391 Dorchester Rd
Seneca, 115 Rochester Hwy.
Spartanburg, 140 Fernwood Dr.
St Matthews, 615 Harry C Raysor Dr S
Summerville, 1452 Boone Hill Road
Warrenville, 2587 Jefferson Davis Hwy