Each Publix store policy varies by store and by state.
- I can double any manufacturer coupon up to and including .50 (i.e. a .50/1 coupon becomes $1/1 when doubled) every day of the week.
- I can combine Publix coupons (starting with the code LS) with manufacturer coupons (stacking)
- I can use any of the competitor coupons (see list below) for products at Publix (i.e. Food Lion's $2/1 Digiorno Pizza coupon or a $2/$5 produce coupon)
- The competitor coupons are face value ONLY! (they will not be doubled)
- I can stack any of the competitor coupons with a manufacturer coupons (i.e. Food Lion's $2/1 Digiorno Pizza coupon stacked with the $1.50/1 manufacturer coupon for a total of $3.50 off of 1 pizza)
- I can only stack 2 coupons per product (you cannot stack a $1/1 Target, a $1/1 manufacturer, and a $1/1 Publix all on one product...you have to choose the 2 that you would like to use)
- Even though the Publix coupons and many of the competitor coupons say that you can ONLY use one coupon per transaction I AM allowed to use more than one at my store (any many stores are like this)
- Publix DOES NOT accept expired coupons
- Publix will accept internet printable coupons (some will not take "free item" OR "BOGO" internet coupons or one's valued over $5...my store has changed it's policy to accept all internet coupons)
- You can use an unlimited number of coupons at Publix. The cash register will beep (and crash...just kidding) if the following numbers are met. If you use $50 or more in coupons OR if the number of coupons used exceeds the number of items purchased (in excess of 5 or more coupons than you have products) the cash register will beep and require a manager to override the transaction. DO NOT panic...they should be use to this by now!
- The penny item coupon is found in the Sunday paper ONLY. This coupon is used on Sunday's and/or Monday's. Publix chooses 1 particular item that they will sell to you for 1 penny if you purchase $10 or more in one shopping trip! This item varies from week to week!
- You CAN use 2 manufacturer coupons per item in a BOGO sale
- You CAN use 2 manufacturer coupons AND 2 competitor coupons per item in a BOGO sale
Cartersville, GA (and surrounding areas) Competitors:
My Publix accepts the following stores as competitors...
Target (Home Mailers, Internet Printables)
Kmart (Occasional Booklets, Internet Coupons, Catalinas)
Kroger (Catalinas or Home mailer coupons)(register your Kroger card to get coupons)
Food Lion (FLIPS: Food Lion Internet Printables)
Ingles (Catalinas)(they don't have any other type of coupon)
CVS (in ad coupons, CRT's, online coupons, NO ECB's)
Rite Aid (in ad coupons, internet coupons)
Walgreens (in ad coupons, internet coupons)
Dollar General (Home mailers and in ad coupons)
Florida Publix Shoppers:
Unfortunately you guys get the least coupon friendly deals. For some reason (if you know why please let us know!) you don't get to double coupons (they are taken off for face value only, your stores don't participate in the penny item every Sunday and Monday, you have to buy both products (buy one get one free sales) to get the sale price, and most of you can't use competitor coupons (again you will have to check with your local store...I know that some areas can!).
If an item is on sale for BOGO you have to purchase the first item at regular price and the second item will ring up at $0.00. The positive side of this is if you have a BOGO coupon to go with a BOGO sale item. If an item is BOGO for $4.99 (2 for $4.99) and you have a BOGO coupon both items will be free. When the coupon is scanned the $4.99 is taken off of your order making both free because you paid $0.00 for the second item! (I hope that this made sense!)
Despite the fact that you cannot take advantage of most deals the way that all other states can...you still can get some pretty good deals each week!
If Betty Crocker potatoes cost $1 at Walmart and $1.49 at Publix you would think that the sound choice would be to buy the ones at Walmart and you should IF you are not buying them while they are on sale OR without a coupon. If, however, you are a coupon user (and/or a weekly sales shopper: meaning that you shop the sales to make your weekly menus) it will benefit you to wait for this product to go on sale for BOGO (2 for $1.49) and stock up whether or not you have a coupon. If you have a coupon for .35 off of Betty Crocker potatoes (that's usually the amount that the manufacturer puts out) and combine 2 of them with the BOGO sale you will get 2 boxes for .79 (less than the cost of one at Walmart).
While your deals may not be as plentiful in Florida due to the coupon policies you still can score a great deal of savings!
My Shopping Trips:
Other Items Of Interest:
Make sure that you get rainchecks on any item that is out of stock. My store allows you to get rainchecks in a quantity of 4 per sale item! Rainchecks are only offered on weekly sale items.
ALWAYS be on the lookout for coupons in Publix. They are coupon fanatics...I have never seen one store release so many booklets and single page coupons in my life! They are everywhere in the store...so keep an eye out each time you shop!
I hope that this post has answered most of your questions.
If there is anything that I have not covered please leave a comment below to share the information or email me if you have any more questions! savingyourcents (at) gmail (dot) com!