Publix is a great place to shop using coupons. They have tons of store coupons, most locations accept competitor coupons (one of the last big grocers to still accept these), plus they double coupons that are $0.50 or under!

Read and print out the Publix Coupon Acceptance Policy.

Part 1: Coupons accepted by Publix:

Manufacturer Newspaper coupons: These coupons are found in the freestanding inserts in your Sunday paper: Smart Source, Red Plum and Procter & Gamble.

Printable Coupons: Publix accepts printable coupons.  However, Publix does not accept printable coupons for a free item if the value exceeds $5.00.

Publix Store Coupons: Publix has tons of store coupons which can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon, unless either coupon prohibits it.

Here are a few ways to find Publix store coupons:

  1. Publix Advantage Buy Fliers – These are published monthly and include both manufacturer and store coupons.  They can be found by the entrance of the store but are available in limited quantities.
  2. Promotional Coupon Booklets – Found in various places in the store and also in limited quantities.
  3. In-Ad Coupons – Come out in the weekly store ad.
  4. Magazines – Publix has four different magazines they publish several times per year that include several coupons in them.  You can request Family StyleGreen Wise Market Magazine, Grape Magazine, and Publix Pet Program for free!

Competitor Coupons: Publix will accept competitors’ coupons, but it is up to each individual store to decide who their competitors are.  An accepted competitors list will be posted at customer service in each store.  When using a competitor coupon, you can stack a manufacturer coupon with it. You cannot use a competitor coupon AND store coupon together on one item.

Part 2: What makes Publix KRAZY!

BOGO Sale: One of the great deals at Publix is the Buy One Get One sale.  The products actually ring up as half off so you can choose to just buy one or two.  In a BOGO sale, you can use two manufacturer coupons, one for each item.  You can also use a store coupon if there is one available. When you use a BOGO coupon with a Publix BOGO sale, it will look like this:

Buy 2 $4.00 Item, each will ring up $2.00 each
Use 2 $1.00/1 Manufacture Coupons
Final Price: $1.00 each

Doubling Coupons: Publix will double any manufacturer coupon up to $0.50 any day of the week.  There are no limits on the number of coupons they will double.

Publix Penny Item: Publix offers a different “mystery item” for $0.01 in the Thursday ad in Alabama, most of Georgia and Tennessee, and South Carolina, but not in Florida. To claim the item, you need to come in on Thursday with the penny item coupon from the ad, and you will need to spend a minimum of $10 on your shopping order (excluding alcohol, money orders, postage stamps, gift cards, and prescriptions). The $10 figure is calculated using your before coupon total.  The item rings up at regular price, then the coupon subtracts all but a penny of the price. This coupon will usually state “Limit one deal per coupon per customer.”

Please note that Publix stores in the Flordia area do not double coupons. Also, in a BOGO sale in Flordia you must buy both items; it’s a true “Buy One, Get One Free Sale.”

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39 thoughts on “Publix 101: How the Krazy Coupon Lady Shops Publix”

  1. Caroline says:

    If you have a coupon for an item,but it is not buy one get one, is it worth buying the item? Or are you wasting your money?

  2. Jenn says:

    My store here (Columbus, GA) would not double the manufacturer coupon. They said that the computer decides which coupons to double, and which ones not to. This was a peelie on the product for 50 cents off of a BOGO item.

  3. Jenn says:

    My store here (Columbus, GA) would not double the manufacturer coupon. They said that the computer decides which coupons to double, and which ones not to. This was a peelie on the product for 50 cents off of a BOGO item.

  4. Torresjennifer72 says:

    i have a question if someone can answer me and i already read the BOGO area.

    Publix has BOGO, we’re clear on that, but what if I have another coupon, manufacture of course, that says B2/Get1 free ??? how would that work? confusing I think but I’m thinking the two I get is a purchase so i would get 1 additional free correct?

    • B. says:

      Let’s say Publix has 12pk of coke on sale for BOGO, and you grab 2 of them. As a customer, most Publix stores consider both products as a purchase (even though you get one for free). If you have a B2/G1 free coupon on the coke, then you are entitled to a 3rd one, which should be free. :)

  5. Debracancel says:

    They do not double nor do they have the penny items in Florida.

    • Smallhomey says:

      I live in SW Florida…a major seasonal area. The Publix here will not double any coupons, the BOGO’s require the “purchase” of two items; one will not ring up half price. Both Publix I have shopped at recently have shown their “fangs” with my coupons; very disgruntled cashier. I try desperately to get most of what I need at either Walgreens or CVS.

  6. Mkerr says:

    I live in FL and shop at PUlix regularly. I am familiar w/ their BOGOs but have never known that you can buy one product and have it ring up as 1/2 off. Are you sure??? I always get 2 becuase I don’t want to leave the free product. Does this happen at the end of the transaction? I’m sure I’ve seen the regular price come up at the register and then, when the 2nd item is scanned, it scans as free. Help!

  7. Mkerr says:

    I live in FL and shop at PUlix regularly. I am familiar w/ their BOGOs but have never known that you can buy one product and have it ring up as 1/2 off. Are you sure??? I always get 2 becuase I don’t want to leave the free product. Does this happen at the end of the transaction? I’m sure I’ve seen the regular price come up at the register and then, when the 2nd item is scanned, it scans as free. Help!

  8. Hancock_allison says:

    Love Publix BOGO. Today I paid 1.00 for each V8 Splash thanks to bogo and 1.00 off coupons. regular price is 2.99 each. That is a savings of 1.99 on each one. Wooooo Hoooo!

  9. Michel Ogilvy says:

    Does anyone know why coupons are not doubled in Florida?

  10. Tia says:

    If you live in Ga Publix penny item is on thursday and the coupon is in the thursday paper in the living section. If you live in Ga coupons that are 50 cent or less will double which is pretty awesome if your trying to save money.

  11. Manda says:

    I live in FL. Just so I understand correctly, can I use a coupon, for example, that is $1.00/2 on a BOGO deal? Also, another scenario…If, for example, oatmeal is BOGO can I get two boxes and use two $1.00/1 coupons?

  12. Mary-Patricia Allen says:

    Just received your book and my journey begins. I live in Sarasota, FL and soooooooooooo happy to see that you have added Publix!! Thank you and wish us luck!!

  13. Shanon says:

    I live in Florida as well, there are a lot of restrictions to Publix coupons, I think things are different here because we are such a seasonal state.

  14. Marisa says:

    They double in GA and the BOGO deals are different in each state/area. In GA you do not have to buy two to get BOGO deal; 1 item will register @ half price. I believe in FL you have to buy two to get BOGO deal. Check with your Publix to see which competitor Qs they take; my local Publix has cut back and said they would stop taking Kroger Qs soon. Also, the sale cycles are different based on where you live; it is either Wednesday or Thursday.

    SO excited to see Publix listed! THANK YOU

  15. cheryl says:

    I live in Florida and my neighbor is a manager at Publix. The only reason they do not double is because of the state don’t allow it they have fought and argued a long time. If you live in Florida like I do we need to get of a hold of are congress and write letters to the capital. This in not fair on what they do this is a state with alot of fixed incomes. Besides the sunshine state it is known for the retirement state. Ladies lets get together and try to fix this rule.

    • Shanon says:

      I am with you Cheryl, just because we are a seasonal state does not mean we need to pay major cost for everything and not have any perks.

    • Jsimon says:

      Can’t just be a Florida thing. I live in Florida and Food World Doubles coupons.

    • Jsimon says:

      Can’t just be a Florida thing. I live in Florida and Food World Doubles coupons.

    • Jsimon says:

      Can’t just be a Florida thing. I live in Florida and Food World Doubles coupons.

    • Jsimon says:

      Can’t just be a Florida thing. I live in Florida and Food World Doubles coupons.

    • Magogo56 says:

      That is not correct, as Harris Teeter in Fernadina Beach, FL doubles coupons and sometimes triple coupons. I contacted Publix about this matter and they replied that it is very expensive to double coupons and felt they were offering a great savings on the BOGO items they offer each week.

    • Magogo56 says:

      That is not correct, as Harris Teeter in Fernadina Beach, FL doubles coupons and sometimes triple coupons. I contacted Publix about this matter and they replied that it is very expensive to double coupons and felt they were offering a great savings on the BOGO items they offer each week.

  16. Hmmm : great thinking.

  17. Saving Nana says:

    How do we get Publix to double???
    I can’t find their coupon policy any where.

  18. Sarah says:

    Where do they publish their Thursday coupons? I’m in GA and haven’t ever seen them…maybe because they don’t offer it here, or maybe because I don’t know where to look??

  19. Melanie says:

    Say it’s so!! Are you really going to add Publix to your list of Stores? I’m in florida and Publix and Winn-Dixie are my only choices. Even without double coupons I tend to do well at Publix here because of the BoGos. As a matter of fact the way I look at it is, when I use two coupons on a bogo item it’s as if the coupon is doubled (based on your final cost of the two items. Yes I still need two coupons, but with the Sunday Early Edition coming out on Saturday at the Saturday price, i can afford to purchase 2x the coupons and still come out ahead. It took me a while to figure it out, but this site has been the most amazing find. Thank you Heather and Joanie!! And in case I hadn’t made my request clear…Please please add Publix to your list of stores! Thanks for everything you do!!

  20. Momofgr8kidz says:

    In N. Alabama the penny item deal is on Wednesday.

  21. fethiye says:

    I thought one of you live in CA and the other live in Idaho? Is there any Publix around CA?

  22. Che says:

    I live at Ft. Rucker Alabama and my Publix in Dothan told me they don’t double coupons. Have you been able to find the doubling policy in writing? I think she told me that they do accept competitors coupons and manufacturers but no doubling. Maybe I misunderstood?

    • Krazy CouponLady says:

      It does vary somewhat depending on region. We requested an official double coupon policy and are waiting to hear back.

    • Jwpixfixer says:

      I see you posted some time ago, but if you ask at the service desk, they now have a printed copy of their policy on a card that you can store in your coupon file.

  23. Lorrie says:

    In Florida (at least in my town), Publix doesn’t double any coupons. Is there a way to get them to do that? Thanks.

  24. Krystal says:

    are you ladies going to start to post match ups for them?