We went to Publix today, just for a few items and to confirm the new Publix Coupon Policy. I have to admit, I love the new policy for many, many reasons. If you are in the Lake Gibson Area in Lakeland, Fl this is what our store has as the new policy; everyone is the same at EVERY!!! Publix Store no matter if you are in Alabama, Key West or Georgia; however a few changes are per store and they can differ.
The general rules are:
Publix accepts manufacturer’s 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.
You need to ask your store for:
- What stores do you accept as Competitor, they should be listed at the store, ours were on the front entrance window a BIG GREEN window sticker/sheet had it in writing who the competitors are
- What is your Deal Limit
These are about the main 2 that will differ at each store; for those that do shop here at the Lake Gibson Publix in Lakeland the new rules are as follows:
General rules above plus our competitors are:
Target; Win Dixie, Sweetbay & Save A Lot
We are allowed 5 deals per costumer per order and they will NOT allow you to split orders, i.e if you want to buy 20 bags of chips, you can only buy 10 ( bogo 5 deals is 10 items, regular sale items not Bogo you can only get up to 5 alike items) per costumer; if you have hubby with you, you can break the order up and have him pay for his 5 deals at another register, but they will NOT let you break your order into 2 deals !!!! Hope that makes sense.
The things I’m very happy about is that finally we have in writing that:
- We CAN get overage per coupon, no more finding that one cashier that thinks you are stealing and adjusting your coupon down
- There finally is a limit, so maybe I don’t have to grab raincheck after raincheck the very first day the sale starts….
- That our store accepts Target; this was frustrating because each manager was different and depending on the manager on Duty some would take every coupon on the book even Kroger and Food Lion others would not accept them, I learned not to ever work my deals around that, so I’m not up sad that they are gone….
That being said, I hope you like the new rules, too and it makes shopping at Publix again a pleasure. If you have any questions or would like to tell us your stores Competitors and deal limits, please feel free to leave a comment, we would love to hear them.
I have to admit, I’m very pleased with the new rules, nothing really changed for me since I hardly ever buy more than 10 per item, at one trip and I never used a Publix, Manufactured and a competitor coupon at the same time
So, now the business stuff out of the way, let’s see what we got this week :
14 Marruchan noodles
8 bottles Welch’s Juice
14 Hidden valley Dressing
6 new York Style Bagel chips
2 bags of Salad
1 bag of Starbucks Coffee ( not in the picture)
6 Sunday newspapers
Total spend $ 50.29 ( that includes Tax) total Saved $95.28
Really not a bad deal and we got a bunch of Junk food like the Doughnuts..lol
What did you buy this week???