Florida 'Chicken Lady' has gotten more than 300 free rotisserie chickens from Publix

Janet Feldman is able to get the chickens because their weights don't match their labels.
By Evan Bleier  |  May 2, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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TAMPA, Fla., May 2 (UPI) -- A Florida woman has been taking advantage of a guarantee that the Publix grocery store chain makes to its customers and has scored herself more than 300 free rotisserie chickens in the last year.

Janet Feldman is able to use the “Publix Promise” policy to get the chickens for free because their actual weights don't match their labels.

When the 57-year-old finds an underweight bird, she simply lets the store manager know and gets the chicken for free.

“I’m known as the Chicken Lady,” Feldman told the Sun Sentinel. “I could pick them blindfolded. I haven’t paid for chicken in almost a year.”

She doesn’t actually eat the chickens herself and instead donates them to animal rescue organizations who feed them to hungry cats and dogs.

On a recent day, Feldman went to 11 Publix stores and got herself 47 free chickens in all.

"If my mother was alive … dear God," she told the Tampa Bay Times. "This is not what she wanted for me."

Publix has pledged that they are going to fix the problem with the labels.

“Publix delis have been informed to weigh rotisserie chickens that seem underweight and price them appropriately, or use those chickens in other deli recipes," said Publix spokeswoman Nicole Krauss.

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