Publix Cracking Down On Coupon Crazed Shoppers

LAKELAND (CBS4) – Shoppers who love to use more than one coupon on an item for big discounts when shopping at Publix will be disappointed to learn that the supermarket giant has changed its policy.

The Lakeland-based grocery chain has instructed its stores to only accept manufacturers’ coupons (limit one per item), Publix coupons (originals only—no copies), valid Internet coupons, and coupons from nearby competitors identified by each Publix store.

Stores will continue to accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only.

They will no longer, however, accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons.

Manager approval will be needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale and the company reserves the right to limit quantities.

Dollars-off-total-order coupons will be limited to one Publix and one competitor coupon per order. The order total must be equal to or greater than the total purchase requirements indicated on the coupon(s) presented.

  • Donald

    Publix prices are already sky-hgh, higher than most other grocery stores.
    Thanks a lot Publix.

  • Tere Suarez

    That is why I shop at Winn Dixie or at Walmart
    Too Bad Publix!

  • Phyliss June Rinis Myers

    They are going to lose a lot of business with this. Most other states they even double coupons on certain days. With SuperWalmarts and Targets and this new one Aldi they are in for a lot of competition now.

  • Richard

    Go Walmart Publix prices are outrageous

  • Richard

    The biggest problem is Publix has NO COMPETETION
    We nned a WALMART in the FALLS area

  • Silvia

    Publix’ coupon policy is fantastic. They take two coupons per item (even if they are the BOGO items. You can use one manufacturer’s coupon and one store coupon. Plus, they take competitors. They’ll limit only when you clear the shelves. I save over 70% at Publix when I combine coupons and sales (which is how to coupon). Other stores aren’t as coupon friendly as Publix. This is really a good thing…now it is in writing. You can show it to less knowledgeable cashiers.

  • odabena

    I am done with Publix

  • Sara

    Do any of you ever watch the reality TV show where people literally empty the shevles using coupons leaving nothing for anyone else? I watched it once and couldn’t watch it again – definitely they have a problem. These people are extremely greedy and instead of using their garages for warehouses should be giving some of it to homeless shelters. There was one guy who took a whole sale display of deoderant and a woman who did the same thing with toothbrushes. I agree Publix has higher prices on some items but there are many discounts and you have to watch what you buy. Winn-Dixie will be following Publix soon.

  • Andres

    Publix is just digging their own grave now. With the prices of commodities going up, its obvious the food cost will remain very high for a long time to come. IThey will lose my business to Target and BJ’s. Publix prices are out of control. If they want to stay competitive they better becareful with their business practices, because they will lose at the end.

  • Bet

    This is exactly why I shop at Target. Most of them in Dade have become grocery stores and their prices are always lower and they allow triple couponing.

  • bet

    @Sara – Winn Dixie has a very strict coupon policy to begin with , but their prices are still a lot lower than publix.

  • thesouthfloridaracingjournal

    The answer, Walmart. Publix prices are outragious on most products.

  • Vicki

    You can still do well at Publix, since you can use one Publix and one manufacturer’s coupon per item. I don’t see this as being a huge difference in the policy, just a few limits. I shop at Publix, Winn Dixie, and WalMart to get the best prices and deals, anyway. I know the reality tv shows often shows people using coupons wrong and that is most likely what they are trying to stop.

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