Publix launches grocery delivery service with Instacart in Miami

Beginning next week, Publix customers in some Miami neighborhoods will be able to order groceries online and have them delivered to their doorstep.

(Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)
(Lannis Waters/The Palm Beach Post)

Publix announced Wednesday that it has teamed up with the online grocery company Instacart to offer delivery service from Hallandale Beach to South Miami. Customers can enter their ZIP code on the Instacart website to find out if the service is available where they live.

Shoppers can place orders by visiting

“We know this service is something our customers are interested in, and we’re excited to learn more as we move forward with this pilot,” said Kevin Murphy, Publix Senior Vice President of Retail Operations. “We chose Instacart because we believe the experience they provide aligns well with the needs of our company, associates and customers.”

Publix has tested other online shopping and delivery services over the years.

In 2010, the grocer announced its short-lived Curbside service, which allowed customers in select areas to order groceries online and choose a pickup location and time. Employees walked the groceries to shoppers’ cars.

Publix abandoned anther online ordering and delivery service, called Publix Direct, in 2003.

Happy National Iced Tea Day! Where to find deals and freebies

It’s National Iced Tea Day — a time to sit back, take a sip and celebrate that beloved summer beverage.

You can picture it right now, can’t you? The condensation on the glass. The ice cubes clinking together. A wedge of fresh lemon on the rim.

Ah yes. Time to celebrate iced tea. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution file photo)
Ah yes. Time to celebrate iced tea. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution file photo)

» RELATED: Which restaurant has the best barbecue in Palm Beach County?

If we’ve just made you very thirsty, here’s where to find deals and freebies today, according to

Au Bon Pain: Get 99 cent refills this summer when you buy a 16-ounce cold cup, or get a 99 cent medium iced drink when you buy soup, salad or a sandwich.

Beef O’Brady’s: Receive a free iced tea with purchase.

Starbucks: Buy one Teavana Shaken Iced Tea, get one free.

Teavana: Stores are holding free tasting of the company’s iced tea blends. Find a store here.

Wendy’s: Get a free 12-ounce Fruitea Chiller in either blueberry pineapple or orange mango from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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National Ice Tea Day 2016: Here’s how to find a deal

National Ice Tea Day is Friday, June 10, and Starbucks and Teavana stores are offering deals and discounts to mark the occasion.

(AP Photo/Larry Crowe) ORG XMIT: NY607
(AP Photo/Larry Crowe) ORG XMIT: NY607

Here are the details:

Starbucks Stores

Buy One Teavana Shaken Iced Tea, Get One FREE to Share at Starbucks Stores on Friday, June 10.

Teavana Stores

  • Visit Teavana Stores to Win FREE Teavana Tea for a Year, plus the chance to instantly win a FREE 22 fluid ounce iced tea beverage and up to 50 percent off any full priced item, June 10-12, June 17-19, June 24-26
  • Get a FREE tasting of Teavana tea blends made to be served over ice, June 10- June 12
  • Visit com to Get $25 off any $60 Purchase + FREE Shipping


National Donut Day 2016: Where to find a freebie

National Donut Day is Friday, June 3, and in honor of the annual event Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving away a free donut to customers who purchase a beverage.

Dunkin' Donuts fruit doughnuts (contributed)
Dunkin’ Donuts (contributed)

Here is the fine print: Dunkin is offering “guests a free classic donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day on June 3 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide,” according to the company’s website.

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June.


Deal of the Day: How to score a 99 cent milkshake, smoothie

FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016Cumberland Farms, a gasoline and convenience store chain, is offering 99 cent milkshakes and smoothies today.

(AP Photo/Larry Crowe)
(AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

Cumberland Farms has stores throughout South Florida, including a location at 1721 Kirk Road in West Palm Beach.

Here is the deal: Customers can purchase a f’real milkshake or smoothie for just 99 cents. For every purchase, the company will donate 25 cents to Make-A-Wish.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this year’s 99-cent f’real Day than to give back to an organization like Make-A-Wish,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. “We’ve built our brand on supporting charitable organizations and giving back to local communities, and we are happy to help f’real support Make-A-Wish with this promotion. We hope our customers will stop by their local Cumberland Farms for a delicious, discounted milkshake that will also help to make a child’s wish come true.”



McDonald’s is giving free breakfast to Moms on Mother’s Day

McDonald’s restaurants in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast have a treat for local moms this Mother’s Day 062112 OPENLATE 3

Participating restaurants will give mothers a free breakfast on Sunday, May 8, 8-11 a.m.

Moms who are accompanied by a child will receive any breakfast sandwich and small beverage. There is no purchase necessary.  The offer is available for dine-in only, and limited to one free offer per customer.

“We’re making it easy for children to show appreciation for Mom and to give her the best gift of all – time spent together,” said Steve Nisbet, McDonald’s owner operator. “It’s our treat as one more way to say, ‘We got you, Mom.’ ”


Among the free breakfast choices are McDonald’s iconic Egg McMuffin®, Egg White Delight McMuffin®, Sausage Burrito, and Bacon, Egg and Cheese McGriddles®, biscuit or bagel sandwiches.  Moms can also enjoy a free small McCafé® coffee, orange juice or other beverage.


McDonald’s has 83 locations throughout the Palm Beach  – Treasure Coast counties.  Follow us on Twitter @mcd_palmbeach and download McDonald’s app for ongoing special offers:

South Florida Fair to be featured tonight on national television show

Scenes from this year’s South Florida Fair will be beamed to television screens across the United States tonight.

Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)
Fireworks go off over the midway during the opening night Ride-A-Thon at the South Florida Fair in West Palm Beach on January 15, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The crew from the national cooking show “Carnival Eats!” spent two days at this year’s fair filming scenes for tonight’s episode.

RELATED: 5 funky fried foods you must try at the South Florida Fair

The program, which centers on mouth-watering and outrageous foods famously found at fairs and carnivals, airs at 9 p.m. on the Cooking Channel.

The fair, which ran from Jan. 15 – 31, featured a new menu item: lobster fries. There were also pizza fries, and the usual fried Oreos, quarter-pound bacon on a stick, bacon popcorn.