Publix has updated their FAQ section relating to their newly updated Publix Coupon Policy and these are the questions and answers. (We have highlighted some of the important changes below in orange. Items in black were the same policy as before.)
Let us just say that we agree with these clarifications made to the coupon policy. We receive a load of feedback from readers and we knew too much ABUSE was happening. When too many people take advantage of a good company, it is only fair that the company restrict the guidelines for using coupons there. Publix is still as coupon friendly as ever, and a pleasurable place to shop. Carry On!
How does Publix define a household?
Publix defines a household as a single family. (Children can’t redeem coupons if their parent already redeemed the maximum amount allowed for their household that day.)
Publix won’t accept coupons that appear to be copied. What does a copied coupon look like?
If a coupon is photocopied, some of its security features may be missing, causing the coupon to be illegible or blurry. Copied coupons may also be off-center or have copy machine lines running through them.
Do I have to have a physical coupon for every offer I want to redeem?
Yes. You must have a physical copy of the coupon that you want to redeem.
Can I redeem more than eight coupons per day if I buy several flavors or varieties of a product?
No. We’ll only accept eight of the same coupons per day, per household, regardless of the flavors or varieties of a product you purchase.
Can a store coupon, competitor coupon, and manufacturer’s coupon all be used for one item?
No. A manufacturer’s coupon can be combined with a Publix coupon or with a competitor’s coupon, but not both.
Will Publix take a manufacturer’s coupon attached to an item along with an additional manufacturer’s coupon?
Sorry, but no. Publix will take an additional Publix or competitor’s coupon, but we can only take one manufacturer’s coupon for an item, regardless of where the coupon came from.
Can a “$1 off the purchase of two items” manufacturer’s coupon be used with another manufacturer’s coupon?
No. When the manufacturer issues a “$1 off the purchase of two items” coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. So, because you have to purchase both items to meet the coupon’s requirements, a manufacturer’s coupon has already been applied to both items.
Can a BOGO manufacturer’s coupon be used with another manufacturer’s coupon?
No. When the manufacturer issues a BOGO coupon, it requires the purchase of two items. So, because you have to purchase both items to meet the coupon’s requirements, a manufacturer’s coupon has already been applied to both items.
Rain Checks & Coupons
I have a rain check and a coupon for an item, but the coupon is now expired, though it was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can I still use the coupon on the item?
Yes, Publix will accept the coupon that was valid on the date the rain check was issued.
Dollars-Off-Total-Order (DOTO) Coupons
A competitor on a store’s approved list is offering a $5 off a $25 order coupon when I sign up to receive communications from them. Will Publix take this coupon?
Yes. You’ve already signed up with the competitor to receive the coupon, so now all you have to do is purchase $25 worth of groceries.
Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon that indicates I must present my retailer rewards card to use the coupon?
Yes. Publix doesn’t require you use a reward card, but we would be happy to honor this coupon if you meet the other purchase requirements on the coupon.
Can I use gas card coupons and dollars-off-total-order coupons in the same transaction?
Yes. The purchase requirements for both coupons will be combined, meaning if you must spend $50 to redeem the gas card coupon and $50 to redeem the dollars-off-total-order coupon, you must spend $100 to redeem both.
Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a private label item?
Yes. We’re happy to accept a coupon for a competitor’s private label product because it’s a chance to introduce you to our terrific Publix brand.
Will Publix accept a buy-one-get-two-free coupon from a Publix competitor?
Yes. If you’re purchasing the identical merchandise at Publix, we’ll accept BOGO and buy-one-get-two-free coupons from competitors’ stores.
Does Publix accept prescription coupons from all pharmacies or only from your listed competitors?
Publix accepts coupons for prescriptions from all local retail pharmacies.
Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an item or items?
Yes, if we carry the identical items named on the coupon, you’ll receive a $5 Publix gift card with the required purchase.
For example, a coupon for “Buy both Raid Max Bug Barriers 1 gallon Starter Kit and Refill, Receive a $5 store gift card.”
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