Publix Store Guide
UPDATE: Publix has updated their coupon policy:
- Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon.
- We only accept coupons for identical items we sell.
- We only accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor’s coupon on the same item. Maximum of two coupons per item.
- Manufacturer’s digital offers cannot be combined with manufacturer’s paper coupons on the purchase of the same item.
- We do not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons.
- We do not accept coupons that Publix determines to be printed incorrectly. For example, a coupon missing a size requirement or other standard coupon details.
- We do not accept coupons presented via a mobile phone or device.
- We do not accept coupons that appear to be copied. All coupons must be originals.
- For a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate purchase.
- We limit coupon redemption to eight of the same coupons per day, per household.
- Manager’s approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.
- Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor’s coupon per day, per household. The total order before coupons must be equal to or greater than the combined purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented. We consider competitor’s coupons for dollars off groups of items to be a dollars-off-total-order coupon and will only allow one per day, per household.
- Money due back to the customer at the end of a transaction involving coupons will only be provided on a Publix gift card.
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 (except for $ Off coupons), 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.