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Beginners Guide

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Couponing at Publix is easy once you get the hang of it.

First, let’s talk about the abbreviations: I am only listing the most popular.

  • PQ means Publix Coupon – it has LU#
  • MQ means Manufacturer coupon – can be inserts, peelies, hangtag or printable.
  • DQ means Digital Coupon – Create an Account Here
    Digital coupons are manufacturer coupons except for the Publix brand. You may not stack it with another manufacturer coupon. You can stack it with a store coupon.
    Most digital coupons are one time used unless indicated otherwise.
  • RMN means Retail Me Not – it’s a newspaper insert coupon that we get on Sunday.
    If it says RMN 1/26 in the matchups or breakdown – this means it was from January 26 newspaper insert.
  • SS means Smart Source – it’s a newspaper insert coupon that we get on Sunday.
    If it says SS 1/26 in the matchups or breakdown – this means it was from January 26 newspaper insert.
  • P&G means Procter &Gamble – this only comes out once a month.
    Usually at the end OR first week of the month. It’s a newspaper insert coupon that we get on Sunday.
  • OOP means out of pocket.
  • IP means internet printable coupons. Most printable coupons will have a unique ID to identify that it’s not a copy.
    We can only print up to 4 per computer (2 per browser). You should be able to print more on Coupons.com on your phone if you installed the coupons.com app.
    If the coupon is TRUE PDF, you may print as many as you need.
    I usually indicate in my post if the coupon is PDF.

FLYERS IN THE STORE

  • Purple Flyer – We can get this in the store or Printable at Publix.com under the weekly ad.
    These are PDF so you can print as many as you need.
    This comes out every two weeks. The sale always starts on Saturday and ends on Friday.
  • Green Flyer – We can get this in the store or Printable at Publix.com under the weekly ad.
    These are PDF so you can print as many as you need.
    This comes out every two weeks. The sale always starts on Saturday and ends on Friday.
    Publix Green Flyer

UNDERSTANDING THE SALE

  • If the sale is B2G1, It doesn’t matter if you are in TRUE BOGO OR HALF BOGO, you have to buy THREE. The same with B2G2 OR B1G2 and so on.
  • If the sale is 10/$10.00 – You don’t have to buy 10 – Buy (1) and pay for one.
  • If the sale is 20/$10.00 – You don’t have to buy 20 – Buy (1) and pay for one.
  • If the sale is BOGO – only Florida has to buy TWO – the rest you can just buy (1) and pay for one.

RAIN CHECK

If your store is out of the sale item (any advertised sale item from weekly, green and purple flyers) get a raincheck. Go to customer service and ask for a raincheck for the item you wanted. Then you can come back another day and buy that item at the sale price by giving the cashier the raincheck. Publix rain check expires in 30 days.

FAQ: 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.

PUBLIX COUPON POLICY

  • COUPON LIMIT:
    Publix limit coupon redemption to eight of the same coupons per day, per household. (Unless the coupon has limit restrictions)
  • FREE ITEM SALE:
    For a buy-one-get-one-free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate purchase. (It means we can use coupons even on the free item)
  • DOLLARS OFF TOTAL COUPON:
    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.
  • MONEYMAKER: Money due back to the customer at the end of a transaction involving coupons will only be provided on a Publix gift card.

COUPON STACKING FAQ

Q: How many coupons can we use on one item?
A: Publix only accepts a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor’s coupon on the same item. Maximum of two coupons per item.

Q: Can a store coupon, competitor coupon, and manufacturer’s coupon all be used for one item?
A: No. A manufacturer’s coupon can be combined with a Publix coupon or with a competitor’s coupon, but not both.

Q: Will Publix take a manufacturer’s coupon attached to an item along with an additional manufacturer’s coupon?
A: 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.

Q: Can a “$1 off the purchase of two items” manufacturer’s coupon be used with another manufacturer’s coupon?
A: 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.

Q: Can a BOGO manufacturer’s coupon be used with another manufacturer’s coupon?
A: 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.

COMPETITORS COUPONS FAQ

Publix takes competitors’ coupons from nearby competitors. A list of which is posted at each Publix store.

Q: Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a private label item?
A: 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.

Q: Will Publix accept a buy-one-get-two-free coupon from a Publix competitor?
A: Yes. If you’re purchasing the identical merchandise at Publix, we’ll accept BOGO and buy-one-get-two-free coupons from competitors’ stores.

Q: Does Publix accept prescription coupons from all pharmacies or only from your listed competitors?
A: Publix accepts coupons for prescriptions from all local retail pharmacies.

Q; Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an item or item?
For example, a coupon for “Buy both Raid Max Bug Barriers 1-gallon Starter Kit and Refill, Receive a $5 store gift card.”
A: Yes, if we carry the identical items named on the coupon, you’ll receive a $5 Publix gift card with the required purchase.

UNDERSTANDING COUPON WORDINGS

  • REDEEMABLE AT:
    If the coupon says “Redeemable at Walmart etc…” as long as the coupon is a manufacturer’s coupon, we can use it Publix.
  • LIMIT ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE:
    Limit one coupon per purchase means you can use (1) coupon per item purchased.
  • LIMIT ONE COUPON PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY:
    Limit one coupon per household per day means you can only use (1) coupon per day.

PLAN YOUR TRIP

This is the part where I make it easier for you guys 😉
I try my very best to do the matchups a few days before the sale begins so we can get our coupons ready and so Publix can get ready too.
Always takes notes on the dates listed right below the deal picture.
Check the matchups Here.