This post is sponsored by the Hurricane Preparedness promotion at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.
If you live in the southeastern United States, particularly in coastal areas, now is the time to think about hurricane preparedness. When it comes to disasters, having the right supplies can make a world of difference. Right now, you can save big on your hurricane kit supplies during the Hurricane Prep promotion at Publix until July 2.
I’ve lived through my share of hurricanes over the years, including Hugo when I lived in Charleston and more recently Irma in Florida. Going days without electricity is always difficult but having a good hurricane kit assembled definitely helps. My family recently moved and now that we are just 2 miles from Tampa Bay, I plan on being extra prepared during hurricane season this year, which lasts through the end of November.
What Hurricane Kit Supplies Do You Need?
According to Florida Division of Emergency Management, a hurricane kit should include things like a 2 week supply of medication, first aid supplies, OTC medications, important documents, cash (in case ATMs are unavailable), enough water, and non-perishable food for at least 7 days, pet care items, a non-electric radio and can opener, paper products and flashlights. Be sure you have fresh batteries for your flashlights!
In addition to the above, I think it is a good idea to have some plastic tarps, a generator, and extra charcoal or gas for your grill. Also, it is always a good idea to fill the gas tanks on your vehicles ahead of a major storm. The tarps will come in handy if you have structural damage, which is something I learned during Hurricane Irma. And, last summer I finally invested in a good generator that will keep the fridge cool and operate a fan.
Hurricane Prep Promotion at Publix
Annually, there is a terrific Hurricane Prep promotion at Publix with extra savings on everything you need to get through the hurricane season. This year’s promotion is running now through July 2, 2021.
My hurricane kit for this year is still a work in progress, but here are the deals I found at my local Publix that are part of this year’s Hurricane Prep promotion:
• Buy Any 1 Campbell’s Well Yes! Soup 16.1–16.6-oz can and Get 1 FREE
• $2 off Any 1 Advil 18-ct. or larger
• $3 off Any 2: Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit, Benadryl 1–4-oz, Band-Aid Brand, Neosporin or Coach Items (excludes trial/travel size) (mix or match)
• $4 off Any 1: Zyrtec 24–90-ct., Children’s Zyrtec 8-oz, Rhinocort Spray 120 or Visine Value Twin Pack (Zyrtec D available at Pharmacy)
• Buy Any 1 Swanson Premium Chicken 4.5–25-oz and Get 1 FREE
• $2 OFF WITH MFR DIGITAL COUPON Any 1 Ziploc Big Bag, Space Bag or Flexible Totes 1–5-ct. (in select stores)
• 2 for $4 Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk 32-oz your choice (shelf stable)
• 2 for $5 Purell Hand Sanitizer 4–8-oz or 20-ct. wipes your choice
• $4.99 Oberto Beef Jerky 3.25-oz your choice
Include food in your hurricane kit that has a long shelf life and can be enjoyed after hurricane season. Pantry staples like Campbell’s Well Yes! Soup and cans of Swanson Premium Chicken are always a safe bet. Oberto Beef Jerky is great anytime! My 12-year-old can’t go without her favorite cereal, so a shelf-safe milk like Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk is a must in my hurricane kit.
Where there is a hurricane there is a LOT of rain. Ziploc Big Bags are perfect for keeping important documents dry should your home sustain damage or you have to evacuate to a shelter.
More Great Savings on Hurricane Kit Supplies
In addition to the items I purchased, there are a lot more of great savings to take advantage of. To see all of the the Hurricane Prep promotion offers, pick up the 6/19 Extra Savings flyer in-store or view it on Publix.com. If you don’t see the Extra Savings flyer in the kiosk at the store’s entrance, you can ask customer service for a flyer. You can also just keep an eye out for the at-shelf signs located throughout the store which highlight the savings during the promotion.
How do you prepare for hurricane season?