Publix Savings 101 Beginners Guide
This guide will help you to start saving tons of money at Publix.
PUBLIX LOCATIONS: Alabama (HALF BOGO), Georgia (HALF BOGO), Tennessee (HALF BOGO), Carolina (HALF BOGO), Virginia (HALF BOGO) and Florida (TRUE BOGO)
1) TYPES OF ADS
WEEKLY AD: Runs from Wednesday thru Tuesday OR Thursday thru Wednesday for some. It depends what state you are in.
GREEN FLYER: Runs for 2 weeks starts on Saturday and ends on Friday.
PURPLE FLYER: Runs for 2 weeks starts on Saturday and ends on Friday.
2) TYPES OF SALES
ADVERTISED SALE: The sale is printed in the ad. (We can ask for a rain check if the sale product is out of stock)
UNADVERTISED SALE: The sale is NOT in the ad. ( No rain check for unadvertised sale)
3) 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. They will fill out a piece of paper with the item details and price. Then you can come back another day Â 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.
4) UNDERSTANDING THE SALE
B2G1 OR B2G2 OR B3G3 OR B1G2 AND SO ON
If the sale is B2G1, It doesn’t matter if you are in TRUE BOGO OR HALF BOGO, Â you have to buy THREE. The same with B2G2 OR B1G2 and so on.
10/$10 OR 20/$10 OR 10/$5 AND SO ON
If the sale is 10/$ 10, you don’t have to buy 10. Buy (1) and pay for 1 for $1.
If the sale is BOGO in TRUE BOGO (which is Florida) you have to buy TWO.
The rest of the states (Alabama, Georgia, Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia) is HALF BOGO. Which means BOGO sale ringS up 50% OFF. HALF BOGO states don’t have to buy two in BOGO sale. Buy (1) and pay for 1.
AUTO DEDUCT SALE:
Auto-deduct sale is automatically deducted at the checkout.
How do you know if the sale is auto deduct? Auto-deduct is in the weekly sale only. For example, when the sale says $7 OFF 2, It means you have to buy TWO. The auto deduct will automatically be deducted when the cashier rings up the second item.
5) PUBLIX COUPON POLICY
Publix Â 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.
Money due back to the customer at the end of a transaction involving coupons will only be provided on a Publix gift card.
GO HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE PUBLIX COUPON POLICY.
7) 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 competitorâ€™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 manufacturers 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.
8) COMPETITORS COUPONS FAQ
Publix takes competitors coupons from nearby competitors. A list of which are 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 of 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 competitorâ€™s coupon for a free $5 gift card with the purchase of an item or items?
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.
9) GATHER YOUR COUPONS
FLYERS AND BOOKLETS:
Purple and Green Flyers are in a store or printable online at Publix website. I normally post the matchups for the flyers few days before the sale begin so everyone can get their coupons ready.
Publix also releases different booklets. Always keep on the lookout when you go in the store. Normally they put a stand for the booklets.
Pharmacy pamphlet is located by the pharmacy.
BABY AND PETS BOOKLETS:
Baby and Pets Â booklets come out every few weeks and this is also printable when it becomes available if you can’t find them in store.
We have a list of trusted sites to print FREE coupons HERE
NOTE: Most sites will only let us print 2 per device. We may NOT photocopy any coupons.
Learn how to print from Android phones HERE
Blinkies are everywhere at Publix. It’s a machine that blinks and spits out coupons.
A machine is usually near the product or by the product.
The most popular tearpad at Publix is the BOGO Hallmark coupon and the $3 OFF 3 Colgate Palmolive coupon.
Tearpads normally placed by the products.
Digital coupons can only be used once unless it’s noted on the coupon otherwise.
Create an account HERE and clip the coupons you want.
Enter the phone number associated with your account during check out.
Manufacturer’s digital offers cannot be combined with manufacturerâ€™s paper coupons on the purchase of the same item.
Publix digital coupons DO NOT double.
These are coupons hanging on the product.
Coupons attached to the product.
COUPONS IN THE WEEKLY AD:
Gas Card Coupon:
$10 OFF gas card is a promotion that Publix runs every few weeks. It is one of the reasons I Love Publix because you buy groceries anyway plus you save $10 OFF $50 Gas card.
The coupon is $10 OFF $50 gas card with a grocery purchase of $50 or more. Coupon found the front page of the ad during promotion week.
Q: What do you consider groceries?
A: Anything in the store except the exclusions on the coupon. Excluding phone and gift cards, alcohol tobacco, lottery items, money services, postage stamps; and prescriptions.
Q: Is $50 in Groceries before or after coupons?
A: $50 in groceries is before coupons, before tax, and after auto deduct sale.
10) UNDERSTANDING COUPON WORDINGS
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.
11) LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUBLIX COUPON AND MANUFACTURER’S COUPON IN PUBLIX FLYER OR BOOKLET
Note that NOT all coupons found in Publix Flyers or Booklets are Publix coupons. Some are MANUFACTURER’S coupons.
Publix coupons have an LU# (check photo below)
Manufacturer’s coupons have a barcode and mailing address (check photo below)
12) PLAN YOUR TRIP
This is the part where I make it easier for you guys 😉 I try my very best to do the matchups 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 weekly matchups HERE. I usually post the weekly matchups every Sunday morning for the sale that starts the following Wednesday or Thursday for some. That’s 3 or 4 days to gather your coupons.
Check the Purple Flyer Matchups HERE. Purple flyer matchups usually posted a week or less before the sale begins.
Check the Green Flyer Matchups HERE. Green flyer matchups usually posted a week or less before the sale begins.
For the HOTTEST single deals, Please go HERE.
13) PUBLIX SAVINGS 101 MATCHUPS LINGO
RED W/ UNDERLINED=printable manufacturer (click the link to print)
GREEN W/ UNDERLINED=printable store coupons (click the link to print)
PINK=In-Ad Offers (NO COUPON NEEDED)
14) COUPON LINGO
DND=Do Not Double
WYB=When You Buy
BOGO=Buy One Get One Free
ETS=Excludes Trial/Travel Size
MIR=Mail In Rebate
YMMV=Your Mileage May Vary
OOP=Out of Pocket
P&G=Procter & Gamble
RMN=Retail Me Not (former Red Plum)