The following are general guidelines regarding Publix policy.If there is any doubt, please speak with your store for clarification. Different regions will vary in policy and procedure.

  • Publix allows the use of one manufacturer coupon AND one store coupon per item purchased.  This applies to BOGO items as well
  • Publix accepts competitor coupons. Check with your store to confirm who they consider their competitor.
  • Publix doubles coupons up to and including $0.50.  There are no limits to the number of coupons that will double. Only manufacturer coupons will double.  Store and competitor coupons will not double. This policy does not apply to Florida—coupons do not double in Florida
  • Publix does not accept expired coupons.
  • The Publix Promise guarantees that if during checkout, the scanned price of an item (excluding alcohol and tobacco products) exceeds the shelf price or advertised price, they will give the customer one of that item free. The remaining items will be charged at the lower price.
  • Publix accepts internet printables (IP’s). Many Publix will not accept IP’s for free items or IP’s over $5 in value.
  • Publix does not limit the number of coupons that can be used per transaction—BUT …after a $50 coupon threshold has been reached, a manager override will be necessary for any additional coupons to be accepted.
  • Publix registers also require that the number of coupons and items purchased be equivalent.  If you have more coupons than items, a manger override will be required.
  • During a BOGO sale, you do not have to purchase two items to receive the discount.  BOGO items each ring ½ of the regular price.  This is not true in Florida—you must purchase both items as the 1st item rings at full price and the 2nd item rings at zero ($0)
  • Publix will gladly give a rain check for any sale item that is not in stock. Some stores will only write RC’s for items in the weekly sales flyer not the Advantage Buy Flyers
  • The penny item coupon is valid for use on Wednesday or Thursday (varies by store).  The actual coupon can be found in the ad located in the paper (location may vary).  Florida does not participate in the penny item promotion.

Publix has excellent customer service and strives for complete customer satisfaction.  Being responsible and using coupons appropriately ensures that Publix remains coupon friendly. Some people will say that “flying under the radar” is the best practice.  Being 20-30 minutes from the closest store and having two toddlers does not make that a possibility for me!  I recommend establishing a rapport with your store staff, asking questions if there is ever a doubt about policy and being an honest couponer. This will help to ensure your shopping is a pleasure :-)

Various Publications offered by Publix:

If you have children, I would strongly recommend you enroll your kids–you can do it online and it is very simple.  Go HERE to enroll in the Publix Baby club if you child is under the age of two (or if you are expecting) and HERE to register your 2-4 year old in the Publix Preschool Pals program.

Did you know that Publix has other great programs and magazine available–all for FREE!  Publix has three different magazine that they will send directly to you several times per year.  These magazines are filled with great articles, recipes and COUPONS!

Go HERE to sign up for Family Style (published 4 times per year)
GoHERE to sign up for GreenWise Market Magazine
Go HERE to access the Publix wine guide and to sign up for Grape magazine
Go HERE to sign up for the Publix Pet Program (new!)

While you can pick these magazines up in the store –sometimes the home delivered versions have coupons not available in the store version.

Publix also participates in the Upromise program.  You can go to the customer service desk and request a keycard. Register your card at UPROMISE and you  will earn money for college just by shopping! Go HERE to learn more.

The last program is the Apron’s Simple Meals Recipe Collection. HERE you will find TONS of wonderful recipes, great information and even videos!

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