August 8, 2012
I have got a ton of emails and questions about this new program. I thought I would share what I could find and get any more info from you guys who are lucky enough to be able to use these new coupons.
There are only very select areas that are participating in this program. Right now it looks like only select areas in Florida and Alabama are getting a chance to test the program.
I like how easy they have made their digital coupon offers. All you have to do is create an account then log in and select the coupons you would like to use. The coupons are available immediately once you “clip” it. They make it easy to do while you are in the store as well. You can always view your coupons and any new available coupons online from your mobile browser.
To redeem your coupons, all you have to do is enter your registered phone number at checkout or tell the cashier your registered phone number. Your coupons are electronically matched against your purchases and automatically deducted from your bill.
How easy is that?
Right now they have about 60 coupons you can use and there is no limit to the number of coupons you can clip.
Like other digital coupon programs, you can not use a paper coupon and a digital coupon together. According to the frequently asked questions on the site…
Should a paper coupon be accepted for an item, the digital coupon will not be accepted and will remain in your account for future use.
This is a nice option. At stores like Kroger, once you load a digital coupon it will be used first so you have to be careful not to load a digital coupon that may be a lower value that your paper coupon. I set up a dummy account and I thought the process of loading the coupons was pretty simple.
Now, lots of you guys are emailing in a panic worried that Publix may stop accepting traditional paper coupons. Personally I don’t think that will happen any time soon. At some point we may see more and more digital opportunities. But, there are too many other folks involved in all that goes into paper coupon that there will not likely be a change overnight!
I like the idea of having another option for coupons. I would gladly welcome additional opportunities for saving money. My only issue as of this point is the fact that digital coupons do not double. Well, I guess it also gives me more work. I suppose now I need to try to keep an eye on the digital coupon page and try to include them in the matchups–tee hee!
Now, what do you guys think? I would love to hear your opinions. For you guys who are in the test market, share your experiences so far!