October 23, 2013
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:
- How does the Publix Promise work with BOGO items?
- How many items from a BOGO pair count toward your order total for an $X/$XX coupon?
- Can I double dip on the rebate deals that are going on right now?
- Can I use a paper coupon and a Upromise eCoupon on a single item?
- Why can’t I load a Upromise One or Many Offer that is still valid to my card?
And here are the answers!
1.Astrid wants to know: I know that if an item rings up incorrectly, you get the first item free and the remaining items at the lower price. Do you know what happens if the item is on sale B1G1 and it rings up at the wrong price?
Michelle: You know I am not sure. I would assume in True BOGO you would get the first one free and then the second would ring up at $0 (so both free). In half price BOGO you would just get the first one free and pay half price for the 2nd item. Maybe one of the commenters knows for sure?
Christy: I meant to ask my customer service desk about this the last time I shopped – but I forgot. Oops! I’m hoping the commenters will have an answer for us too
No matter where you live, you can only count the “sale price” of an item toward your total order amount. In Florida, even though the second item of a BOGO pair rings up on the receipt, it rings up as $0 after sale discount – so in my opinion you can’t count it toward your order total.
Think of it like this: if an item is regularly $5 but on sale for $3.50 this week, you can only count $3.50 toward your order total if you buy it when it’s on sale. It’s the same principle when a BOGO item is on sale in Florida – the price of the first item is the “sale” price and the second item is effectively $0.
3. Kelly S wants to know: I read in the comments that someone was going to try to double dip on the Pink Cookware and the Running Out, Run In rebates. I know that a lot of the same items are included in the rebate offers – but how is that even possible? Don’t you need an original receipt for both rebates?
Christy: I’m not sure how it would be possible to double dip on those rebates. Like you say, I believe you need an original receipt for both rebates, so I would say that double dipping would not be possible.
Michelle: I think they are able to upload the Pink Cookware receipt and then mail in that receipt for the Running Out Rebate. I am too chicken to mess with rebates. The companies can be very funny and one mistake may mean that you may be ineligible for the rebate. If you read all the requirements of both and you are willing to give it a shot, you indeed may be able to double dip. It’s not something I would post here on the site because I would feel terrible if I were the cause of a bunch of folks not qualifying for a rebate.
Christy: You’ll notice in the ad matchups that Upromise eCoupons are colored red and Upromise One or Many offers are colored blue. Upromise eCoupons are the equivalent of a manufacturer’s coupon, and you can only earn your cash back on the item in question if you don’t redeem a paper or digital coupon for it at the register.
One or Many offers are a different story – they are cash back offers when you spend a certain dollar threshold and you CAN use paper or digital coupons on them and still get your cash back.
Michelle: I am going to disagree with Christy on this one and say that you can get cash back from Upromise and use a paper coupon at the register on one item. The Upromise coupons are coded blue to show that this is a discount in addition to other coupons. Like ibotta, Upromise gives you cash back and does not discount an item at checkout. Is this the right answer…I honestly don’t know. I have looked all over the Upromise site and could not find this question addressed. Let me know if I missed it. I have always used coupons with Upromise and never had issues getting my deposit.
5. Jared wants to know: I noticed in the matchups for the new Health & Beauty Advantage Buy flyer that there is a Upromise One or Many Offer that is no longer available, but that doesn’t expire until 10/30. Why can’t I load that offer to my Upromise account?
Christy: I’ve noticed that that has happened for a few of the Upromise One or Many offers. I would assume that Upromise has a limit on the number of offers that can be redeemed – so once that number of users have loaded the offer to their Upromise accounts, the offer is “gone” even though it’s not expired.
Michelle: Yep, I would think that they pull it once their limit has been reached. I try to list as many of the coupons and offers as possible. If you see something that strikes your fancy, load it while you can. I always load all of the Upromise offers…you never know when a deal might pop up. It’s also easier for me to do it all at once rather than try to remember to go back to the Upromise site several times a month.
I hope our answers to these questions were helpful! Make sure you ‘tune in’ next week for even more Q&A with I Heart Publix. We are really running low on questions to answer, so if you have a question you’d like to see answered, PLEASE send it in!! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.