If you have a question about couponing at Publix, this is the place to find the answer! Each week my buddy Christy and I have a little coupon question and answer session here on Ask I Heart Publix. Keep sending in those questions – we love to answer them! Just remember if we didn’t get to your question this week…we will do our best to cover it another week!!
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Here are this week’s questions:
- Some bloggers make is seem like I can use these coupons on the same items…can I?
- My Publix wouldn’t accept a Publix Digital Coupon because it’s over their coupon limit. Have you heard of this happening?
- I can’t find a Publix Digital Coupon that you have listed in this week’s coupon matchups. Help!
- How does the Scotch Tape coupon work with our BOGO deal this week?
- Are turkeys going to be on sale for 59¢/lb again before Christmas?
And here are the answers!
1. Crystal wants to know: I have been couponing for a few years now and I feel as though I do a really good job of “playing by the rules” and always using coupons in the way that they are intended. I did a whole lot of research when I first started and I thought that I understood how “B1G1 coupons” worked. Recently, I have seen different bloggers handle them differently and I really want to be sure I am using them correctly.
For example, can you combine a $1/1 product coupon with a bogo coupon on 2 items? In other words, can you “buy” the first item with with the $1/1 coupon and then receive the second item free item by using the bogo coupon? Or, does the bogo coupon “attach” to both items?
I certainly wouldn’t want to unethically combine the coupons, but of course, I would like to save additional money on the item I’m “buying” if it’s acceptable.
The kind of coupon combinations that you are talking about are not allowed at Publix. Those of us who have been shopping at Publix for a while now might remember the days when we could combine coupons like this, but the Coupon Policy update in 2013 changed that. Here is the information straight from the Publix website:
Q: I have a “$1 off the purchase of two items” manufacturer’s coupon. Can another manufacturer’s coupon be used for either of these items?
A: No. When the manufacturer issues a “$1 off the purchase of two items” coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. So, because you have to purchase both items to meet the coupon’s requirements, a manufacturer’s coupon has already been applied to both items.
Though the coupon they are talking about is a $1/2 coupon, the principle is the same. The Buy One Get One coupon requires the purchase of two items, so an additional coupon cannot be used.