Fuel your Workout with Publix- $25 Gift Card Giveaway

It’s no secret Clay and I are both avid athletes. While I train for races, Clay trains for BJJ tournaments and works out at a BJJ gym 3-4 times a week. Both of us also lift weights and do yoga.

With our active lifestyle, we’re conscious about our diets and the foods use to fuel our workouts. Since both of us tend to do SOMETHING every day, any time we eat, we are either fueling a future workout or recovering from our last workout.

Many of our workouts take place 20-30 minutes from home. Fortunately, you can’t go anywhere in Charleston without being close to a Publix.


Post workout snacks

Our bodies need quality foods for recovery, whether we’re recovering from a run, BJJ, gym session, or injury. One of the gyms where I cross train is just down the road from Publix, so I stopped in to grab a post-workout snack after BodyPump.

Publix has a great selection of protein bars. I grabbed a few Quest bars- 2/$5 is the usual price for them anywhere, plus there’s a 75 cent off coupon to save a bit more. I also love those Lenny and Larry’s Double Chocolate cookies (I only like double chocolate though, not a fan of the other flavors).


Our Publix recently started carrying the popular Halo Top ice cream, too. I tried this and the only flavor I really liked was peanut butter cup, but it contains a lot of protein for after a run on a warm day. Plus, Halo Top’s calorie count is for the whole pint. It’s low calorie, but it’s nice to see an ice cream company that admits most people devour a pint at a time.


For all my Charleston Beer Runners who recover with beer, Publix has a great selection. You can even build your own 6-pack. I’m not a big beer drinker and prefer girly cocktails, but carbs are carbs sometimes.


Everyday Groceries

We also have a Publix just down the road from my home. Clay and I live in a newer, less developed part of town, and there’s not much out here, but thankfully Publix is out here. It’s our primary source for groceries, and we find ourselves there every few days. I can literally go for a a “Publix Run”, as it’s around a mile from home.

If you don’t know what you want when you walk into Publix, check out the recipes on the Aprons counter in the produce and meat departments. The recipe cards are sorted by item so if you buy an item or have it on hand, you can find recipes that specifically use that food. Clay and I have tried a few of these recipes and they’re always great for cooking ideas.


Publix has a great fresh produce area, including lots of organic foods if that’s your thing. The store is reasonably priced for organics, and the sales in Publix are always great, especially the buy one get one free sales. Since Publix is so close to our home, we tend to do almost all of our grocery shopping there. I could shop at other stores 30 minutes away in Mt. Pleasant, but on a hot day (or if I got stuck in traffic), my ice cream would melt.



Sometimes cooking dinner takes awhile, especially if something has to bake- so Clay and I will split an order of sushi as an appetizer. Publix sushi is pretty good for a grocery store.


On this particular trip, we picked up some veggies for a spiralized zucchini and shrimp pasta. Clay made a homemade butternut squash marinara sauce for it, which turned out great.


Deli Online Ordering

Publix Sub Sandwiches are one of my favorite lunch items. On days when I have a lot of meetings, it’s nice to order a sandwich online, then go to Publix to pick it up and eat between meetings, or eat at my desk while I work.


You can customize your Publix sandwich online by picking your bread, meat, veggies, and condiments. You can also select your pick up time, so when you go to the Publix Deli, your sandwich is ready and you can skip the line. Publix subs are about $5-6 for a small sandwich, so it’s budget friendly as well. I ordered a tuna on wheat and it was delicious.


Publix Gift Card Giveaway

If you live in Charleston, you probably shop at Publix. From Awendaw to West Ashley, there’s a Publix near you. Publix stores are all over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

With the cost of athletic activities and groceries, I don’t know anyone who can’t use $25 toward fueling and recovering from their workouts, so I’m giving away a $25 gift card to Publix.

Everyone has two chances to enter, just leave a separate comment for each option:

  • Visit the Publix store locator and comment with the Publix location near you. You can just comment with the city.
  • Comment on this post with your favorite aisle of the grocery store. My favorite aisle is definitely the ice cream aisle.

(Since my readers are from all over the world, if you want to comment on the post with any thoughts, go ahead- just don’t comment with your city if you don’t live near Publix.)

Giveaway ends April 3. Good luck!

As an ambassador for the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon and 5K, I received a complimentary gift card to Publix in exchange for this post and one to give away. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. I’m thankful Publix offers quality groceries for our family and choses to sponsor races and events such as the Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon races.

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39 Responses to Fuel your Workout with Publix- $25 Gift Card Giveaway

  1. hannahkheitz says:

    My favorite aisle is the ice cream aisle! My publix is the Emory commons publix in Atlanta!

  2. I had NO IDEA that publix has online deli orders!! Thank you for that nice little tid bit of info!

  3. My publix is 1.2 miles from my house here in Summerville

  4. Favorite isle is coffee and cereal 🙂

  5. Jared says:

    Woo can’t wait for the downtown Publix to be built

  6. Jared says:

    I’m all about that cheese and produce aisle, yo.

  7. I love the team at Cartersville, GA Publix!

  8. It is a toss up between the bakery (those YUMMY fresh breads!) and the cheese. Lucky for me, they are together in my store 🙂

  9. Alison Gibson says:

    Beaufort, SC – it used to be the wine aisle but for now the bakery is my jam!

  10. Wendy says:

    My closest Publix is Flowery Branch Georgia

  11. Wendy says:

    My favorite aisle is produce

  12. Lourenza says:

    Summerville SC

  13. Lourenza says:

    I love their produce/fruit . It looks so pretty everytime I shop in Publix

  14. Christy says:

    I just love the smell of the coffee aisle!

  15. I have been to a Publix ONCE when I was in Florida. 🙂 PA is really weird with their alcohol laws but in the past few years, grocery stores have been starting to sell beer and wine. I think they get away with it by having it at a different section of the store and a different check out place all together. Sometimes I get Paul a pick a six from Wegman’s and the nice part is they ALWAYS card you. It doesn’t matter if you’re 90- you will get carded. I like getting carded but it is happening less and less.

  16. Mary says:

    Cheese, please Wilmington Island store, GA

  17. starlabates says:

    I have always been a huge Publix Fan. I used to order online all of the time because if I didn’t the lines were so long, full of hungry people wanting subs, too! Lol. The closest story to me is in Conyers,Georgia!

  18. starlabates says:

    My favorite isle, well technically not the isle, is the bakery section in Publix. I could buy 1 of everything if my stomach could get away with it! 😉

  19. My little athlete loves refueling with sushi and deli sandwiches at Publix in Winston-Salem, NC!

  20. Vy D. says:

    Ashley Landing Mall and the ice cream aisle too 🙂

  21. Hollie says:

    When we lived in Alabama, Publix was my favorite grocery store. I really enjoyed their bakery aisle so I would say that is my favorite.

  22. Ming says:

    Mount Pleasant, at Queensborough Shopping Center. My favorite aisle is the chocolate aisle!

  23. I don’t have one near me since we moved to Ohio (sadly) but we always go to Publix in Myrtle Beach!


  24. Steve Weber says:

    Brookfield, WI — one day soon I hope we get a Publix.

  25. Kat says:

    Richmond hill is the Publix my hubby and I attend most. We actually make a game of visiting every publix in the general area where we live ;). Our favorite is the milk aisle, becuse that’s where our chocolate milk is!

  26. ranadurham says:

    i live in cartersville, georgia and my favorite aisle in publi is the spice aisle. i love all of their spices since i am in love with spices.

  27. Elizabeth C. says:

    I wish we had Publix! But then again, we have Wegman’s. Have you ever been to one of those?

  28. Emily says:

    It’s hard for me to decide what my favorite isle is because I have multiple! If I were to go with my number one it would be the dairy aisle. I absolutely love greek yogurt. Publix has a great selection of different brands and flavors of greek yogurt. It’s a great protein source and I like to mix in some fresh fruit and granola to add a little extra crunch! Great post-run recovery food too! My Publix is the Publix in Queensborough Shopping Center in Mt. Pleasant, SC

  29. I didn’t know they had Halo Top. Yummy. I got to the one over in West Ashley on Bees Ferry.

  30. Candace Miller says:

    My closest Publix is in Cary NC

  31. Candace Miller says:

    My favorite aisle is the chip aisle.

  32. Sadly, there aren’t any Publix in Pittsburgh! I think I’ve been to one in North Carolina, though. I remember being impressed by the selection of food they had!

  33. Kelly M. says:

    The closest Publix to me is in Braselton, GA

  34. Kelly M. says:

    I love the cereal aisle 🙂

  35. Kristin G says:

    I have one here in Madison, Alabama

  36. Kristin G says:

    My favorite aisle is the bakery!

  37. Betsy Barnes says:

    The closest Publix will be a half a mile away in Boone, NC, where they will be having the Grand Opening on April 5th! Very excited to finally live close! The Deli is my favorite isle in the grocery store.

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