UPDATE: Publix has added a Coupon Policy Q & A to their website which now gives further details about the policies discussed below.
They also released this Coupon Policy Statement:
Publix accepts manufacturers’ coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only-no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off- items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon, and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.
Publix takes competitor coupons. It has been my experience that they will only take a direct competitor’s (within a reasonable driving distance) coupons. For example, my Publix does not take Kroger coupons since we do not have a Kroger near us. If you are unsure as to which stores your Publix considers a competitor, just ask a manager.
Publix accepts two coupons per item, one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon. This includes BOGO sale items. You can use a coupon on an item you receive for free from a BOGO sale.
Publix does not limit the number of coupons you can use, but the register does. If you use more coupons than you have items, or if your coupon amount exceeds $50.00 the register will beep. It will give the cashier the message that you have exceeded the maximum number of coupons. A manager will have to manually override the register when this happens.
Publix accepts internet coupons. My Publix informed me that they limit these to coupons $5.00 or less.
Publix does not accept expired manufacturer coupons. However, some stores will accept expired store and competitor coupons.
Publix will issue rain checks for any sale items that are not in stock.
Publix does not price match.
Publix Promise: Publix 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.
Additional Publix Coupon Policies that Only Apply Outside of Florida and Parts of Southern Georgia:
Publix doubles manufacturer coupons up to $0.50. There is no limit on the number of coupons they will double.
Publix doesn’t require you to purchase both items in a BOGO sale. BOGO items will ring up half price.
Publix has penny items each week. The penny item coupons are valid for use on Sunday and/or Monday.
All store guides are based on my personal shopping experience and my knowledge of store policy. Stores may change their policies at anytime and it is always best to check with your local store regarding their policies.