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Publix 101: How the Krazy Coupon Lady Shops Publix

Anna.Atwood

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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