5 Things You Didn't Know About Winn-Dixie
Winn-Dixie ranks as one of the top 25 grocery store chains and food retailers in the United States and in all of North America.
The company launched its own line of products to compete against big-name producers that taste great and cost less than the competition.
There are more than 500 Winn-Dixies operating in the United States today in five states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
Curtis Stone partnered with the grocery chain to come up with recipes to feed a family for less than $10.
The Winn-Dixie mobile app lets you access all ads, create a rewards account with the store, and view all your account details.
With more than 500 chains, Winn-Dixie ranks as one of the top grocery store chains in the southeast. The company actually started with just one general store that offered goods on credit for shoppers. As grocery stores became more popular and shoppers turned away from general stores, one of the sons of the original founder borrowed money from his father to open a standalone grocery store in Miami. The success of that store led to the company acquiring a chain of supermarkets and a change to the Winn-Dixie name. Winn-Dixie employs more than 40,000 people today.
To keep up with the competition from other chains like Walmart and Publix, Winn-Dixie added more services that customers can now purchase and use in its stores. Many of its stores now have floral departments that let shoppers purchase ready-made flower arrangements and buy fresh flowers and plants. Western Union allows Winn-Dixie stores to sell money orders and process money transfers, too. Other services you can take advantage of include lottery tickets and gift cards. You can buy gift cards to national chains and amusement parks. As with other grocery chains, you can also buy discounted tickets to amusement parks and other attractions through these stores.
Winn-Dixie even has its own free magazine called “Winn-Dixie Flavor.” This magazine comes out on a regular basis. Not only can you pick up a copy in your neighborhood store, but you can view the full issue online, too. The website includes free access to the last two editions as well, in both Spanish and English. The magazine includes recipes created by leading professional chefs, tips on choosing fresh produce, and ideas for entertaining around upcoming holidays.
In the hopes of appealing to more shoppers, Winn-Dixie partnered with television chef Curtis Stone. Stone stars in videos that you can view online like Winn-Dixie Fresh Market Update - Squash Tips, which provides you with tips on cooking with and choosing squash. Stone also posts recipes that you can view online that use Winn-Dixie ingredients.
Other features of the site include information on its pharmacy services. Winn-Dixie now offers some prescription medications for just $4 each. You can view a complete list of which medications qualify for this discounted rate online. When you create a pharmacy account, you can schedule a time for a vaccination, schedule a consultation with a medical professional, transfer prescriptions from another pharmacy, or request a refill on an existing medication.
Signing up for the pharmacy rewards program comes with some bonuses, too. Though the store does charge a small fee, you can get some antibiotics for free. The program also entitles you to a free health screening every three months and discounted rates on all the vaccinations that you need. Members also earn points on all prescriptions they fill that qualify for the discounted fuel program.
The Winn-Dixie Customer Reward Club lets you earn points, too. You can sign up for free on the website with just a valid email address, and Winn-Dixie will then mail your card to you. Some sale prices are only available when you show your card. All the digital coupons available online will work with that card, too. You can add dozens of coupons that apply when you scan your card at the register. Winn-Dixie will even let you stack or combine a digital coupon with a printable coupon on the same product.
You can then access your account in two different ways. Winn-Dixie lets you enter your username and password on the site to view account details, but you can also download the store's own app. This app is available for both Android and Apple devices. You can view how many points you have, change your home address or phone number, and view weekly ads. When you spend $50 at any Winn-Dixie store, you receive a coupon that lets you save $.05 on each gallon of gas you purchase.
The Winn-Dixie site includes a community section, too. You can view some of the programs that the company put in place to help people in the southeast. These programs let you give back, too, because some make a donation when you buy products from Winn-Dixie.
Winn-Dixie Social Media Links
Winn-Dixie on YouTube: Head to YouTube to see videos posted by the grocery store chain. Winn-Dixie uses YouTube as a way to share helpful tips with its customers. You can watch videos on how to pick the best produce for cooking at home. The posted tips often relate to the magazine that the store now puts out that includes recipes for cooking with seasonal ingredients.
Winn-Dixie on Twitter: Find out about upcoming editions of “Winn-Dixie Flavor” and some of the coupons inside on Twitter. The Winn-Dixie Twitter page features information on things like how the company gives back to those in need and when new sales will start. You'll also find details on tailgating parties and special events taking place in stores.
Winn-Dixie on Facebook: Following Winn-Dixie on Facebook is a great way to learn about sales and discounts in your local store. You'll also see how much money the chain raised for kids, soldiers, and others in need. Use Facebook to find advanced notice regarding new products arriving in stores and how you can contribute to the fundraising efforts launched by Winn-Dixie.
Winn-Dixie on Pinterest: Anyone who loves food or cooking will want to check out the boards created by Winn-Dixie on Pinterest. These boards include tips on cooking for a NASCAR party, throwing a tailgating celebration, cooking around the holidays, and dishes that feature ingredients like beef or pork. You'll also find boards dedicated to saving time on meal prep.
Winn-Dixie Contact Info
P.O. Box B
Jacksonville, FL 32203-0297