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From The Eyes of a FORMER Employee
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AVON PARK, FLORIDA -- Okay, to start things off, I am not here to slander Winn-Dixie. I am here to tell things how I see them.

I used to work for them for a few months as a bagger and well, from my experience, the particular store I worked for did have valuable customer service - not the best but definitely satisfactory - but they are NOT top-notch when it comes to keeping their store clean and their food fresh. I will explain why:

1. There is a review here about how the meat department puts new stickers on old meat. This is definitely true, as I have had to do a lot of work around that area. In fact the only recollection I have of them throwing away their old meat is not a very good one. One morning, as I was collecting carts from the parking lot, I found a HUGE bag that smelled like a dead dog. You could smell it from a mile away. I was surprise no one had noticed it sitting there all night. I thought someone had killed something and threw it out. Well I open the bag and I found about a couple of hundred pounds of rotting meat in there. Not only did I inform management, the manager on duty was so grossed out he had me take all of that crap out by myself.

It's bad enough they don't clean their meat department well enough, it's irresponsible to leave a bag of rotting meat out in the open and have their bagger throw it all out on his own. This shows that the person that was working in the meat department the previous day was too lazy to properly dispose the meat, he/she left it out in the parking lot, in a bag on a shopping cart and the bagger on duty that night was too lazy to pick up carts before the store closed. I estimated that, since the meat department closes at around 8 PM there, the meat was sitting out in the open for a good 15 hours before I discovered it upon the start of my shift. The smell was so strong I had to ask customers outside to step back. I couldn't bring all that crap into the store.

2. A lot of times the manager would ask me to take something into the freezer to find that there are a lot of spills. Sometimes the freezer would even smell. I hated going in there. They really need to do something about that. That and they need to organize their products in there a little better.

3. The backroom, where the stockers collect all the products after the truck delivers them to put them on the shelves - no where near clean. There is too much crap on the ground, sometimes it's hard to walk around there.

4. I can't count the times I've gone to the bathroom during my break to find a huge turd floating on the toilet. Once I found one on the urinal. THE URINAL!

On top of all this, they do not treat their employees very well. They certainly didn't treat me like a human being. Besides the fact that the manager called me into her office to nag at me about not doing anything (even though at the time I was bringing out bags) she called me names and would make me pick up shopping carts in the middle of a tropical storm. I hated working for them. I hate Winn-Dixie. I hate the management in it. I hate the fact that they stole hours from me, I hate the fact that there products are so pricy, and I hate the fact that their baggers/cashiers have to do all the damn work while they sit on their ass and make 20 times more than we do by doing NOTHING. They don't even back up cashiers when there are long lines.

In conclusion they sure as heck aren't the cleanest store. I would also like to say that I am not writing this review because they treated me unfairly. I am writing this review because I have seen these things. Heck, I was treated worse at Sweet Bay, but I would gladly say they have the cleanest store I've ever seen. If you want fresh meat, fresh fruits and vegetables and all around fresh foods, ignore the fact that the people there suck, at least they do their jobs.

I could say a lot more, but I think I've made my point across about Winn-Dixie.



     
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CrystalSword on 01/09/2008:
OUCH!
Nohandle on 01/09/2008:
You've made some serious allegations against a grocery chain. I suppose you can back up what you've stated. Did you make a call to the local Health Department to report the unsanitary conditions? Having not gone into that particular store the only two comments I can make are: The customers are the ones who leave a mess in a public restroom and management will ALWAYS make more than the bagboys. Get an education and you might find yourself in management at some point and then you can sit down and do nothing.
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
I have a High School diploma and I am a certified EMT. So I am not quite on the bottom of the food chain especially since I am working in the medical field now. I only got a job at Winn-Dixie to kill time because no one was hiring anywhere at the time. Like I said, I'm not going to report Winn-Dixie, god knows I've taken a lot of crap from people in the past. I've always done what I thought was right, especially in my job.

only telling it like I see it bud.
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
Very good points Nohandle.
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
Best Answer goes to Nohandle
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
PyroWolf...An anynonomus letter the Health Department or to your local TV channel would at least get things going in the right direction, hopefully to prevent the unknown public from getting sick.

Our EMTc would be proud of you!
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
PyroWolf, being as to how you work in medical field now do you think you could help our DebtorBasher out with her mental problem?
One-Eyed Willie on 01/09/2008:
I can understand why you would want to avoid the perceived hassle of reporting the company, but keep the idea of an anonymous complaint in your mind. I'm sure plenty of people have gotten sick from this place, and you might be able to help out.
Now back to the turd, what do you consider a huge turd? The fact that it was floating limits the possible density and dimensions.
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
Who's DebtorBasher? or is that some sort of joke? :P

Its been about 6 months since I worked for them. When the meat thing happened, I reported it to management. Honestly, you could call me a noob when it comes to the grocery business. I only took a job there because I needed something to do until I could find a better job.

I don't want to riot any problems against the store, I don't like the Winn-Dixie down here. The one that I used to go to when I was with my ex up in Marion County wasn't so bad as they had a slightly better store than the one I worked for. My ex was actually astonished when I told her about the meat incident.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
"Who's DebtorBasher"?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?
My blog will tell you best, who I am!

PyroWolf...pay no mind to Liddy...he doesn't know any better. We just keep throwing food into his cage to keep him happy and make him feel loved.
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
Oh LOL, but yeah like I said, I just discovered this site today surfing google.

I hope I'm not hatred or disliked after my review.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
Welcome to the site...if you want REAL entertainment on here...visit the Community forum...
jktshff1 on 01/09/2008:
Pyro, ya don't want to start off insulting a 5 star general, er generalness...whatever...
stick around, never a dull moment cept @ 5:00am central.
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
LOL well I've had some quite interesting moments working at that store.

All in all, working in grocery stores isn't my thing.
*Brenda* on 01/09/2008:
Doing the right thing would have been reporting these incidents to the health department right after it happened, maybe they could have prevented someone from getting sick. You did NOTHING except report it to management, who probably knew already and didn't care... unless they were blind and couldn't smell, so you are just as bad as them.
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
PyroWolf, don't worry about DB she is just getting old and can't read to well and jktshiff1, well he kind of drinks to much.
BTW, good review and welcome to the site we are all happy people here.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
Liddy...what did I tell you about mixing your old people medication with your moonshine?
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
WTH? brenda, first of all, don't you dare tell me I am as "as bad as them."

Second, I did nothing? how about, noticing the meat rotting in the parking lot? HOW ABOUT reporting and SHOWING it to management, how about cleaning that damn mess up, how about APOLOGIZING to the customers that had to see that.

don't tell me I am bad, I've never done anything wrong in my entire life. I base my life on helping people and I base my career on helping patients.

maybe I should have reported them, but I didn't. so WHAT!? let someone else report them.
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
I'm sorry about being rude to you Brenda but that comment was uncalled for
jktshff1 on 01/09/2008:
thanks DB, liddy needs to lay off the hennessey
jktshff1 on 01/09/2008:
DB..shhhhh, they're supposed to find the forum on their own.
Proves they are a genuine M3C'er
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
Well DB, being as you have the most stars it only goes with that, that you are the oldest, so I must submit to your old ways.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
Ooppps...OK, it's all fixed. I used some white-out on my monitor so he doesn't see it!
Whew, that was a close one!
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
Not older Liddy, wiser!
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
With age comes wisdom so if we are to go by what you say DB then you are older.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
My wisdom comes from my four wisdom teeth that I never had removed.
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
Liddy...stay on the topic of this thread...just look what you've done to it.
old fart on 01/09/2008:
I had two extra wisdom teeth... does that mean I'm 50% smarter than Basher??
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
You were...but since you don't have them anymore, then you are not any longer.
And wisdom is not the same as smarts.
*Brenda* on 01/09/2008:
"maybe I should have reported them, but I didn't. so WHAT!? let someone else report them."

SO then you're just as bad as them. You are letting it go on when someone could get sick from it. Freezers don't usually smell bad unless something nasty is in them and obviously management must have caught a whiff and they don't do anything about it. You stated that they don't clean the meat department well. You have to notify someone who WILL do something about it. Why wait for someone else to do it when you might be able to prevent someone from getting ill?
PyroWolf on 01/09/2008:
I'll consider reporting it.

Besides I didn't know anything about whom to report what to back then.
old fart on 01/09/2008:
Basher... Have you been tryin' to snoop at my dental records...??
DebtorBasher on 01/09/2008:
No...I accidentally picked up that glass in your bathroom and seen everything I needed to know about your dental records.
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
OOOOHHHHH That's bad
Anonymous on 01/09/2008:
Well, Pyrowolf, welcome.

If the store you are talking about is in Avon Park, FL, then you have probably done all you need to do. It only takes one person from that area to read your post--and I hope they do--and it will definitely be brought to someone's attention. We've all worked somewhere, at sometime, where we probably should have reported something, but none of us are perfect--and that's a fact!
old fart on 01/09/2008:
Hah... I knew you were peeking, besides, you have to Brush your teeth after every meal. I just have to hold mine under the faucet!!
Ponie on 01/10/2008:
'I only got a job at Winn-Dixie to kill time...' Huh?
bargod on 01/10/2008:
Turds in the urinal. Now that's a neat trick.
Principissa on 01/10/2008:
bargod my son did that at school when he was in kindergarten. It took every ounce of my strength not to bust out laughing when the principal called me to tell me about it.
bargod on 01/10/2008:
lol.
bargod on 01/10/2008:
Bye the way Principissa how did they know it was him? did he leave a note or something?
Principissa on 01/10/2008:
No bargod, he told them he did it! One thing about my boy, he's too honest, the other day he came up to me and said Mommy I broke this toy on purpose because my little brother made me mad. I'm going to go to the corner now for my punishment and don't give me desert tonight.
Shelldon on 12/16/2011:
Be glad it was the urinal they pooped in, I worked at a Hardees once and someone had feces sticking on the ceiling above the toilet.People are crazy.
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No Sale Items and Poor Customer Service
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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA -- First, my wife and I are Winn Dixie Members.

On Thursday, my wife and I went to the Monument RD Winn Dixie in hopes to take advantage of the new sales which began the day prior. We had hoped to specifically get at least $100.00 in meat. When we got there, all meat specials except Sirloin Steaks which looked poor to say the least, were gone. There was no $.68/lb roasters, there was no $5.99 Boneless New York Strip Steaks, and there were no Porterhouse or T-Bones.

As we were not the only individuals in search of meat, many of us summoned the butcher who advised that they just did not have any. They were sold out. And this is not even two full days into Winn Dixie's sale.

Now, as this happens to us on a frequent basis at this store, I asked the butcher who we could speak to about this issue. He obtained the store manager, "Steve" who proved himself to be arrogant and showed no signs of sympathy. He said they just had been too busy. His only help to us was to call the Winn Dixie complaint line. This, and nothing more.

Winn Dixie, this store specifically, should be able to use prior statistics to help in the ordering of meat. It doesn't take much education to know that people are going to buy meat that is half the usual price.

My wife and I also experience this in the grocery side as well. Sales with no sale products.

It makes shopping quite frustrating, especially when we try and buy our meat only from Winn Dixie.

Unfortunately, we placed all our grocery items back on the shelves and went elsewhere. If customers are no longer a driving force for Winn Dixie, and if Management can provide no other assistance than what we received, we may have to consider another grocery store.

Winn Dixie, you would think with the financial woes the company is bearing that it would want to be helpful to its customers. Apparently Store #0054 in Jacksonville has another idea. Or perhaps Management should brush up on their people skills.

John and Kimberly
     
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Dr. Jeecheroo on 06/14/2005:
I CAN'T BELIEVE I MISSED THIS REVIEW WHILE I WAS ON VACATION!!! Anyway, Winn-Dixie sucks. Why have faith in a company that thinks spending most of their money on improving employee benefits will help their company get out of their financial rut?
unfair on 06/17/2005:
Winn-dixie is still around? I thought they went out of business years ago. I need to go to FL to check out this historic grocery store.
Dr. Jeecheroo on 06/17/2005:
Yeah, Winn-Dixie is still around. Just like Jack In The Box apparently is.
rickster9 on 09/21/2005:
The produce is not fresh. The freezers are more like heaters. The place is oversized with unfresh stuff. Prices are high. Terrible, terrible.
spiderman47 on 11/21/2006:
this problem usually can usually be resolved,
if the manager can't help or respond in a timely
fashion then the next step would be to talk to
coorporate office to solve the problem about sale issues but I assume that going by how & who
order the deliveries can only have so much on hand as far as projecting sales & inventory goes & then also they will determine each store
customer count versus how much inventory & how much cash on hand,etc,etc,etc, you get the picture. as a general rule of the supermarket business, but like I said you are one hundred percent correct.
spiderman47 on 05/05/2007:
Customers have a right to complain with their problems,
if management does not help then take the next step & call
the next in command or go to the winn-dixie website,
usually the corporate office or the district manager will
& should try to resolve these & all situations, if they
care about the customers coming back, but then again,
it's their store.
dixiecsl on 05/24/2007:
As far as ordering the meat goes, that is up to the market manager and not any other person in the store or the company. And the doc keeps claimning that Winn-Dixie is just driving itself into a depper rut yet, they are out of bankruptcy and they are making a profit.
caley on 07/01/2007:
if you ask a manager they will write you a rain check for your meat. which still sucks, but at least you can get it cheap if you decide you still want it later.
JocFra on 04/28/2010:
Winn dixie is just terrible and it is not because of the lower employees (baggers/cashiers) or even low level managers (department managers), it is because of the attitdues of store managers and those even higher. WD just plain stinks, stinks for customers and stinks for employees. We get treated very poorly at WD, sad because our main competitor (P-----) pays their help more money, has better benefits, and I have never seen an employee be reprimanded in full view of the entire store.
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Former Location Manager
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Rating: 1/51
ATLANTA, GEORGIA -- I worked in the, now closed down, Atlanta Division for 20 years 3 months and 5 days. 1970-1990. I worked in almost all the departments and ended up as a Store Manager. The upper management in those days were autocratic and often abusive. They took an adversarial view of store employees. We had little say, for example, as to sales per man hour or display set up. It was all dictated from the top down by people who hadn't worked in a store for decades. Most employees and executives were high school graduates only. We had an almost 100% turn over in store management. There were very few of us who had a knowledge of the history of the company. The pay was low and set on a three tiered system with those hired after a certain date getting a lower top hourly salary than those hired earlier. I fell into the grandfather pay scale and found out to my horror that they were eliminating those associates who made the top pay for younger ones who would max out at less. Many of our stores were understaffed and we always had a surplus of new, newer or newest employees who were untrained or untrainable. They asked more of them or us than was possible to produce without experience. and time.

Only a favored few who had family relatives in executive positions got promoted to those higher paying jobs. Many of them got burned out as well. I think the corporate culture has now changed but it was too late for the Atlanta area. Our stores were dirty always short handed. It was a tough, thankless job. No bonuses ever
     
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Where Are the Sale Items?
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Rating: 1/51
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- Did you find everything OK? That's always the question at checkout, so when someone says no they are taken aback. That's the problem that arose for me at the Orlando Winn Dixie on Curry Ford Rd. When I asked about their wine sale or where is the organic spaghetti sauce the answer is the same "I'm sorry we don't carry that item here" but we let you know with the disclaimer "Items not in all stores".

Shall I call you beforehand with my list? Hello Winn DIxie management ..If you're throwing a sale at least have an end cap or display for each store. Is that hard for you folks to grasp?
     
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Not Honoring Winn Dixie Fuel Perks For What It Is Worth
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Rating: 3/51
AUBURNDALE, FLORIDA -- When I first starting getting my gas at the Circle K (shell oil) gas station I was using Winn Dixie fuel perks awards. I had no problems. But now, as of today the gas station is not fully honoring the full fuel perks. My son in law called Winn Dixie customer service to complain about not honoring the full fuel perks. Desiree was very sarcastic and refused to help us about the matter. I am very upset about this because this is way I spend my money at Winn Dixie. I spend more than 400.00 a month. If this is not resolved and corrected and give me my full fuel perks I will go shop at Publix and Wal Mart. I went to the gas station expecting my gas to be. 49 cents a gallon with the perks and also the. 90 reward. After I got home I checked my receipt and it was 1.509 per gallon and no perk rewards and on top of it all they now stop pumping at 20 gallons and no more. This is wrong because it is not on the receipt that there is only a 20 gallon limit. I paid 30.18 for 20 gallons of gas in which it was only supposed to be. 49 per gallon plus fuel perks. There were no fuel perks involved.

Other people have filed consumer complaints against Winn Dixie over this matter. It may be also linked to an investigation now being conducted by the Federal Trades Commission in Washington DC. Lets put a stop to this now before we loose Winn Dixie because after all I would rather show at Winn Dixie than any other store but I do not like being scammed by anyone or any company.
     
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Obsfucation on 03/28/2013:
I don't know how fuel perks are supposed to work, but if you paid $1.50 a gallon, you sure got some kind of a helluva deal. I paid $3.65 a gallon this morning.
In our area, Stop & Shop offer a discount on gas. I know they cap it at 20 gallons at a time, I think that is pretty standard.
biomajor on 03/28/2013:
I don't have Winn Dixie, but Kroger caps theirs at 30 gallons.
Dervish-6m on 03/28/2013:
winn dixie caps it at 20 gallons. It also states it in the paper work you get when you sign up for the card.
madconsumer on 03/28/2013:
here is a link to the winn dixie fuel perks page. there is a strict limit of 20 gallons per fill.

https://www.winndixie.com/SR/fuelperks/Aboutfuelperks.aspx
oldisgood on 03/29/2013:
ALSO, POINTS EXPIRE 2 MONTHS AFTER YOU RECEIVE THEM. THEY ARE NOT GOOD FOREVER. YOUR RECEIPT TELLS YOU WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO EXPIRE. I LOVE WINN-DIXIE
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Card discounts
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Rating: 1/51
PALM BAY, FLORIDA -- I am writing about Winn Dixie on Malabar and Minton in Palm Bay, Florida, this store, gives discounts if one has a membership card, the products have two sets of prices, with and without membership card, I have noticed on two occations that the discounted price does not ring up at the register, the first time I got the store managers attention and was given the excuse that the person who put the meats out had not had a chance to change the price in the system, at that time I was given the discounted membership price, just yesterday I went there to buy some stew meat, I used the self check out register, along with the stew meat I also bought some cookies which were. 99 cents and by one get one free, when I rang up, it I needed assistance to get the price corrected, the cashier had an attitude, but gave me the discount, I later noticed that the meat had rung up at the 16.00 instead of the 11.00 which was the advertised price with card, they are such rip offs, beware and check your receipts...
     
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leet60 on 08/17/2012:
I have had similar experiences with these discounts at other stores. Giant foods, at one time, had a policy that if the price did not ring up as indicated at the register the item was free. Alas, this has ended. I can understand the store "not having a chance" to put an item in as a discount from time to time, but the attitude you were given by the store personnel is not acceptable.
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Fuel Perks Program is a Fraud
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FLORIDA -- The Fuel Perks program at Winn-Dixie is a fraud. The items on the Fuel Perks program are those items either they are trying to get rid of, or are the most profit boosting items for the company. This means the customer is spending more. The program is also bringing in clientel that stores like Publix, Fresh Market, and the upscale supermarkets frown upon. Back in the past, Winn-Dixie catered to the hard working, blue collar worker. Today that ideal has reversed to those who live off of government benefits (WIC, Food Stamps, etc). When was the last time you saw a LARGE number of WIC customers shopping at a Publix or Fresh Market? What many may not realize is that Winn-Dixie is not about the customer, but is about the money they make. Now that they are bought over by Bi-Lo, you will notice even more the prices going up. I realize also that the Fuel Perks program is not going to last forever, and eventually they will kill the program without customers even knowing it. If you really think you are getting a bargin by shopping at Winn-Dixie then go ahead and throw your money away.
     
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Suzy on 05/05/2012:
You obviously don't understand how the Fuel Perks program works. Yes, some of their items give you more points if you buy them and they may be items you describe. But if you use your Fuel Perks card at checkout, ALL items bought at that time, whether with extra points or not count toward the program and give you points. Anything you buy in the store using the card counts toward the points. Every 50 dollars you spend gives you five cents off on a gallon of gas up to 20 gallons. The more money you spend the more you get off per gallon of gas. It doesn't matter if you are buying those certain fuel perk items or not, all your purchases count. I have used it several times and received as much as forty cents a gallon off on a tank of gas.

Maybe in your area its different, but in mine, I see no difference in the clientele that shop at Winn Dixie and those that shop at Publix and other upscale markets you speak of. I see hard working blue collar, as well as WIC, and public assistance people shopping both at Winn Dixie and Publix.
olie on 05/05/2012:
WIC is the Women, Infants, and Children program. WIC participants are generally WORKING women who earn less than a certain amount per month, depending on family size. WIC limits the allowed foods--veggies, fruits, cereal, milk, cheese--unlike food stamps.

Benefits are available to pregnant or nursing women. Once the woman stops nursing(or if she chooses formula), the program pays for formula and baby food until the child reaches a certain age. Or Mom's income rises enough to make the family ineligible.

The program also provides food for "young" children. You can google the program to find out exact details.

WIC is a hand UP, not a hand OUT.
onlooker on 05/06/2012:
Good on you Olie
jackie on 05/24/2012:
To each their own but Plz that u cannot earn the fuelperks on foodstamp purchases...
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Gas perks scam
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Rating: 2/51
SEBASTIAN, FLORIDA -- When Winn Dixie offered perks for cheaper gas we thought this is a great idea. But when we discovered that Winn Dixie uses the "Higher" priced gas stations, that are NOT convenient to the area we shop in, we quickly saw the scam. These operators (more often than not) screw up the Winn Dixie card, then charge you for the higher priced fuel. If you choose to argue with them, they run you through hoops trying to discourage you (what with other customers and all)so that you will just leave. We KNOW Winn Dixie knows about these practices. Since Winn Dixie's prices are inflated in the area anyway...it's probably best that we just shop ELSEWHERE. We'll be sure to pass along our gas perk experiences to our Winn Dixie shopping friends.
     
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GenuineNerd on 03/31/2012:
Does Winn-Dixie also operate their own fuel stations, like Kroger, Giant Eagle, and other grocery chains? If, in your area, they only contract with certain locations of a certain brand of gasoline, you may be better off shopping at a lower-priced store, and apply the savings to your fuel purchase. In some cases, the stores that do offer fuel discounts do charge higher prices on some items.
Amy on 04/01/2012:
I have had no problem with using the card with the cashiers at the gas station and have received the proper discount with no problem each time. My problem comes in with the availability of gas stations. When I started using the card there were only two stations in the area that offered it, now there is only one, and no neither of them were really convenient, but the one I would use when I was in the area sometimes, now it is the one that no longer does it. Yes I had noticed that the prices are a bit higher with these stations, but I would wait until I got a significant discount to offset it. I didn't bother with the five cents a gallon discounts. I don't use Winn Dixie a lot though as their prices are considerably higher on a lot of items than my regular store. I only use them for items I can't find otherwise.
mdingo38 on 05/04/2012:
Fuel Perks is a fraud.
will romaine on 05/05/2012:
I'm sick of the stupidity around the fuel perks. I paid 20 dollars for 20 gallons of premium gas 2 weeks ago. Should have cost me well over 80 dollars. Maybe a Scam for the negative bumble brained. They didn't purposely choose the higher priced gas stations. Learn how to shop wisely and vary your choices and the fuel perks add up quickly. Forget the location problem, if a station announced that they would contribute $25 towards your fill-up and all you would have to do is take the 15 min. drive then all the naysayers would come running. And if you knew that gas was often 25 cents cheaper down the road from your regular gas station most would go running. So get smart or stop commenting.
captaingizmo 54 on 03/29/2013:
Well sir, you haven't been in Auburndale, Florida have you.
The Winn-Dixie store here is a festering hive of scams and
vilany.

My MIL went to redeem her fuel perks this past Thursday,
3-21-13 only to be scammed at the pump. Her total fuel
perk amount was $3.10. The actual price of the gas was
$3.59 per gallon, which would have brought the price down
to just 49¢ a gallon with the perks.

What burns our asses was that she DID NOT receive the
full amount of the perks in question. She only received
$1.50 off on her gas purchase, and was only limited to
just 20 gallons at this price. We called their corporate
headquarters to complain, but to no avail. The staff there
was rude and sarchastic.

She bought over $800.00 in merchandise in a two-month
period to grow her perks to that amount ($3.10 off per
gallon) only to be swindled by this pack of criminals.

We are in the process of contacting the Florida Department
Of Consumer Affairs and the Federal Trades Commission
in Washington, DC.

A word to the wise: watch your back and your wallet
around these people lest you get swindled by them.
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Not Safe at Winn Dixie
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PALM BAY, FLORIDA -- I'm 6 months pregnant, so I took a friend and my 15 month old to Winn Dixie to get groceries. I went the Winn Dixie on Malabar rd last week and a girl that used to have a grudge with my friend approached her with my son in the cart, she started screaming and was on my son that's how close! She's threatening to hurt her in uniform on shift!! With my son there! Then threatened she would attack us all in the parking lot when we left!! I called and reported it with 3 different managers and Winn Dixie said that I didn't have enough proof so all she got was a talk...? I was so scared I had to have my husband pick me and the baby up! Threaten a mother and baby?? Never again going there!!!
     
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Slimjim on 03/07/2012:
I would have called the police. That'll get the managers attention then.
Jody on 03/07/2012:
Why did you not call for a manager while you were still in the store? Then if the manager still didn't do anything the police should have been called.
911 a whacko is after me! on 03/07/2012:
Someone is screaming at you like that and you didn't call the police? Why not? I would of called as soon as it started.
JISCal2 on 03/07/2012:
I'm with slim. Forget the managers, call the police!
Venice09 on 03/07/2012:
I'm surprised this didn't create a scene, with witnesses, including the employees.
Anonymous on 03/07/2012:
Slimjim> Excellent advice.
CowboyFan on 03/08/2012:
I would say that "used to have a grudge" is not accurate: "still has a grudge" would be closer.
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Moths In Store
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OCALA, FLORIDA -- About 3 years ago I started having a problems with MOTHS. I noticed them in foods I purchased at Winn Dixie, store #2213 in Ocala, I Florida. Since that time I have throw New and Old dry products, Rice, Cereal, Cake Mixes, Grits, Pancake Mix, Flour, Name it I have thrown it away. I complained to a manager, he said very little. That store continues to have this problems as late as May.2011. I have lost and still throwing out food as late as yesterday. 11/25/11

I still have Moths, However after spending quite lot on Moth packets at Lowes, and hanging Fly Strips in clothes closets and every where I can find to hang them. I do have a "better control " over them. I still throw away dry foods. I also have a home in Jacksonville, and have transferred them up there!

I love Winn Dixie Meats. they have the best meat and prices. I love the Fuel Perks and transfer all my prescription to Winn Dixie as you get $.05 cents per script. I hope they find away to get rid of pest.
     
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jktshff1 on 11/26/2011:
Why don't you quit shopping at Winn Dixie for a while and see if that helps.
clutzycook on 11/26/2011:
Have you notified anyone at that store about the moth problem?
Skye on 11/26/2011:
Are you talking about mealy bugs? The ones usually found in pasta, rice, flour, etc? They are in the food already and hatch later on. It's very common. You can control it by always storing your products in plastic containers inside your refrigerator. I keep everything inside mine, including cereal, and never have that problem.

Or do you actually mean the flying kind of moths?
wjk898 on 10/20/2012:
Moths? Coddling moths? Those would come from produce like apples. If you mean flour "goobie bugs" as we call em that's already in the flour or cereal or other grain product you're buying and is there before it gets to Winn Dixie.
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