Thursday, January 02, 2014

Clip All function for Publix Digital Coupons

Happy New Year!

Sadly, it's been over a year since my last post.  To make up for not contributing for so long, I'll provide a little gift for those of you who have resolved to save more in the new year.  In particular, you need to live in the southeastern United States and do your grocery shopping at Publix.

Last year, Publix introduced a digital coupon site. This site provides a collection of coupons that you can "clip" and then when you're at the checkout lane, you enter your phone number on the credit card reader keypad and it will automatically apply any coupons you have clipped that apply to the groceries you have purchased.  The problem with the site is that they have not provided a "Clip All" function, so you need to look through several pages of coupons and clip any coupon you're interested in one at a time.  This can be a very time consuming process as many pages of coupons can be added each week.

To rectify this problem, I created a bookmarklet that provides a "Clip All" function.  It will clip all on the current page of coupons and continue to navigate through all available pages of coupons and clip them all.  The bookmarklet also works from mobile devices (at least iPads) so you can even quickly clip all the digital coupons while you're in Publix using their WiFi.

Please go to https://pothoven.net/PublixClipper.html for installation instructions, and please drop me a comment here if you try it out to let me know how it works for you.


30 comments:

Linda Smith said...

AWESOME!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!

Steven Pothoven said...

You're welcome! :)

C.Holt said...

This is amazing!! I had GIVEN UP on Publix digital coupons because it was such a pain to scroll through them all, click, wait, etc. This little button has just given Publix more business (since I'd go to Walmart instead because of their "SavingsCatcher" app). This is an great little button. Thank you so very much!!

Eric Litt said...

Please tell me that this is still an option!

Steven Pothoven said...

Yes, it still works. Are you encountering a problem?
I have seen some coupons that get "stuck" and it won't clip them (you can't even clip them manually). In that case, you may need to re-start it to clip the rest. Eventually the "stuck" coupon will expire and disappear and everything starts working nicely again.

Robyn Hood said...

It just worked beautifully, thank you so much!!!

Robyn Hood said...

It worked beautifully, thank you so very much!!!!

C.Holt said...

11/19/15 - Think this may not work anymore. I used this last year and it worked like a charm but tried it tonight and couldn't get it to work. Has anyone used this recently?

Eric Litt said...

I used it a few days ago, worked great.

Steven Pothoven said...

Publix updated their digital coupon site, so I have fixed this tool. Part of their revision prevents the old way I was attaching my code to their site to work, so you'll need to update your bookmark per the instructions at https://pothoven.net/PublixClipper.html
Due to that change, you also need to run the tool from the coupon site directly, it will no longer automatically re-direct you there.

Ralara said...

Thanks again for the update!

Ralara said...

Thanks for the updates!

Ellen said...

I was using the tool to clip all and it was fine until a few days ago. Maybe Publix updated again?

Ellen said...

This tool was working fine for me until a few days ago. Maybe Publix updated again?

Steven Pothoven said...

It's fixed again. Also, it now stops scrolling up and down after it ceases getting new coupons loaded.

Ellen said...

Thanks!

Boscoe777 said...

Thank you for this bookmarklet! Its saves me so much time.

Boscoe777 said...

Thank you for the bookmarklet. It saves me so much time.

Steven Pothoven said...

Thank you for your feedback. I'm happy to hear you find it useful.

Ellen said...

I wonder if Publix changed something again. I have been having trouble using this.

Ellen said...

I wonder if Publix changed something again. I have been having trouble using this.

Ellen said...

I have been having trouble using this again. Maybe Publix changed something?

Steven Pothoven said...

Yes, they appear to have changed it again, I'll post a fix shortly.

Steven Pothoven said...

It should be working again, and now that they were so nice to add a "Load All Coupons" button, I was able to remove the continual scrolling to get the page to load the rest of the coupons!

Jonners said...

I don't seem to be able to use the clip-all function. When I click the url while on the online coupons window, it shows me "Load All Coupons". After which I click on it, let the coupons load and then click the url again and nothing happens. I've gone through all of the directions properly and nothing seems to work.

Jonners said...

Semi-ignore my last comment, to clarify, it seems to not work on chrome, even with all extensions disabled and it is up to date, but when I go onto Internet Explorer, everything works fine. Might just be chrome having issues. Apologize for the spam.

Steven Pothoven said...

Since I first wrote this code, I've had to periodically update it as Publix would change their site breaking my code temporarily until I adjusted it. However recently they implemented a change to specifically block code like this from working. I don't know if it was specifically mine or not.
I am trying to figure out a way to get around it but so far no luck. I'll be sure to publish an update if I figure something out.

TERESA said...

TODAY 2/20/17 I TRIES THE PUBLIX CLIP ALL AND IT DOESNT CLIP ANYTHING. IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG OR MAYBE MY COMPUTER SETTINGS?

Jonners said...

I usually tell people to use Internet Explorer (If on 8+ you need to download it) and it works kind of weird but it does work.

Steven Pothoven said...

Thank you for that work around Jonners!

I imagine IE works because it doesn't implement the "isTrusted" attribute on the click events which is used to detect code generated click events vs authentic user created click events. The reason this tool stopped working is because Publix added a check for "isTrusted" to the code to block simulated events and the tool worked by simulating clicks on all the coupon "Clip" buttons.