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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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If you shop at Publix, one thing you love them for is their competitor coupon policy.  It can be frustrating for folks shopping different stores in different areas that the coupons accepted vary depending on what’s in the area and sometimes even with managers.

I want the Publix list here on Southern Savers to be as helpful as possible, so we did a fun little poll to see what coupons you guys are able to use.  First here are the numbers, then we’ll talk about how they’ll be used. There were a total of 8849 total responses so thanks for helping out!!

It might surprise you that the majority of Publix Shoppers are actually not in Florida, with Georgia coming in first by a pretty huge margin.

Now for what your stores are taking:

I wanted to get a general feel rather than store by store so that I could make some decisions as to what coupons to include or not include.  In my area only traditional grocery store competitors have been accepted for almost two years so it’s hard to remember sometimes that some of you can use other things.

Target:
To be a competitor most Publix stores will say that you need to have a super Target nearby.  Exactly half of you have a Super Target nearby, but yet over 63% of you said your stores accept Target as a competitor. I will continue to match them every week, so for those of you whose stores don’t accept these, please pass by them in the matchups.

Drug Stores:
Almost 30% of you are still having success with drugstore coupons (Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid).   I have a really hard time with these stores being seen as competitors but if 1/3 of you can use them I will add them to the lists.

Other Stores:
We had lots of other stores reported but all the store combined it was still only 5% of you.  They included Family Dollar, Dollar General, Save-a-Lot, Earth Fare and others.

In the end, remember that every store is allowed to decide who is a competitor to them.  It is always best to call your local store and ask them what competitor coupons they accept before printing any (and wasting ink).  Also please realize that competitor coupons are coming out of your stores pockets.  It is not affecting Publix corporate but your local area.  So use them nicely and ethically.

    • Rae

      I could not love my Main St. Gainesville, FL Publix any more! I believe the true key to Publix couponing success (other than ALWAYS checking Jenny's site before heading out) is to KNOW YOUR CASHIERS! While Florida doesn't double coupons (boo!) my Publix takes multiple FLIPS and Wags (yea!) which more than makes up for it.

      • Jillo

        what are multiple FLIPS?

        • Shirley

          FLIP – Food Lion Printable

      • carrie

        This is the same one I go to each week when I have to take my daughter to Gainesville from Palatka to the danc studio right behind that Publix! Our store in Publix only takes Winn-Dixie and Save-A-Lot, so I use it for my main shopping but each week while I'm in Gainesville for 1 1/2 hours anyway, I will go to that Publix for all the deals that I can use Target, CVS, WAG, Dollar General and all the other couons with. You are right, they are wonderful, even when I take my FSU reusable bag in the midst of Florida Gators!!! If you can, get in the lane with the elderly, African-American man who bags the groceries. I love him!! Each time, he gets just as excited over what I've saved as I do and he makes me feel like I'm the smartest person in the world for figuring out these deals (it's Jenny who figures it out, not me!!). Anyway, he always makes me leave the store feeling good and I've told him this. I just had to comment when I noticed that you shop at the same store.

    • laidbackracing

      I am new to the Publix bandwagon but love them!!!! My store (Folly Road Charleston Sc) takes about everyone's coupon including 5.00 coupon from dollar general!

    • Ansley

      Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi! :)

    • amicamom

      I live in Greenville, SC and the Publix stores in my area do NOT accept Target coupons.

      • Amy

        Thank you for the info! I was wondering!! Do you happen to know what competitors they do accept?

      • Swappinspoons

        The one in Simpsonville on Fairview road does take Target coupons–I use them there weekly.

        • Amy

          Whoohooo! That's my Publix too and I haven't gotten around to asking yet!

        • Ashleyscoupons73

          I've tried at that store before and they told me they don't take Target coupons. I guess I'll try again. Thanks.

    • Lelia Parker

      Just a question (and I'm not trying to be confrontational). Why would you have a problem seeing drug stores as competitors? In my book, any where I can get something for cheaper than one store is a competitor. If I can get Campbell's soup cheaper at CVS than at Publix, then CVS is a competitor. Conversely, if I can get Nyquil cheaper at Publix, then they are a competitor for CVS. I guess I don't see the distinction between the “kind” of store over what merchandise I can get there. Also, I wanted to thank you, Jenny, for this website. I love it. I eagerly anticipate the Publix ad match up every week. It's like a kid in a candy store!!

      • carrie

        I took Jenny to mean that she didn't understand why they are competitors versus she didn't agree with it. Anyway, I was told by my store that doesn't accept drugstores and that reason others do may be because the Pubix has a pharmacy, which our doesn't and therefore why they don't take drugstore coupons even though CVS is in the same shopping center as our store.

      • KAWilson

        The Publix in Goose Creek, SC takes pharmacy coupons. They told me they take them because that store has a full pharmacy..so another pharmacy would be considered a competitor. I guess if your Publix does not have a pharmacy, they would not take them.

    • “Also please realize that competitor coupons are coming out of your stores pockets. It is not affecting Publix corporate but your local area.”

      I was told by the best cashier ever that went on to management training and is now at boot camp, that corporate does pay the store for the store coupons. nevertheless, my stores around me only take EarthFare, Target, and Kroger as competitor's coupons. They stopped taking the drugstore coupons about a year ago. OH and they will take Dollar General Market coupons but not Dollar General. Also, if Lowe's or Home Depot has a store coupon for something Publix sells they will take those but that is because Lowe's and Home Depot are both like right next to Publix.

    • Shirley

      Do not have a Publix in my state, wish I did. Nonetheless, a huge thanks for the above and beyond effort it must have taken to compile these numbers for your readers. And another big thank you for the effort you will put in to include match-ups using competitor coupons. Overall, THANK YOU!!

    • One thing I've noticed is that some of the coupon matchups show a store coupon but if you print it out, it says “manufacturer coupon” on it. My Publix will not count a coupon as a competitor coupon if it says manufacturer on it. The ones I've noticed are the Rite Aid video values coupons (many of those say “manufacturer”) and the Earthfare coupons (a few times those have said “manufacturer”).

    • Joe (Dad)

      23 Karat Edible Gold Berries!

    • Summerville, SC Guest

      Does the Goose Creek, SC Publix take competitor coupons?

      • Angel_in_Charleston

        Yes!

    • lovemypublix

      I just have to say I love my Publix so much I have actually considered applying to work there. I have a Masters in Marketing and I would not even care if I started as a cashier! They are absolutely wonderful! They really do make my shopping experience great (ok ok I will use their slogan), they make my shopping experiece a pleasure! I actually look forward to going to the grocery store!

    • Illygon

      Will Publix take the Winn Dixie $5 off purch coupon that print out from the register???

      • jennifer p.

        Im in Northport, Al & they do. They also honored the $5 coupon that was in last weeks circular from Winn Dixie..

        • Tara R.

          They do in Montgomery, too. :)

        • Cj

          Publix in Irondale,and off of 280 Birmingham take the $5.00 off Winn Dixie coupon as well :)

      • Amy F

        I live in Prattville AL and that is the ONLY competitors coupon my publix will take.

    • PublixShopperinGA

      I used to do all of my shopping at Kroger and just run into Publix for their sale items. But I've shifted that–I do most of my shopping at Publix and sometimes run into Kroger for their sale items. BUT, I've stopped trying to use the competitor coupons at Publix. It's just too confusing on what they will and won't take. I do love shopping there–the produce is just so much better than Kroger, the store is cleaner, the people who work there are helpful, and it's adequately staffed at checkout, which Kroger is ALWAYS challenged with.

      Anyway, I do well enough with manufacturer coupons, and although their prices on non sale items can be a little higher, I don't leave that store tense and frustrated, so it's worth the extra couple of dollars for me.

      • 21 YrOldCouponer

        Yep… I feel like Publix has a little higher regular prices, but their business model is something I respect and they have earned my loyalty…

        Also, the seafood section is better than most mogers in my area!

        • Cmarie_14

          To be able to go in, not feel crowded and rushed…to actually be able to find someone to help me when they don't have something on the shelves…and then that person remembers me even though that was weeks ago and greets me with a smile and a “how are you doing?”…

          That's why when I have to choose a store, I shop Publix now. I'm loyal, lol! I go to Kroger for the super deals, but even the fact that my bank is in the Kroger doesn't stop me from going to Publix for my main groceries.

    • krd21

      I love Publix!!! They by FAR have the most wonderful, helpful and kind staff. Harris Teeter is a close second. But all others are very distant followers. It is hard to believe some of the mean comments many couponers have received. I feel fortunate that I have had nothing but great experiences. Our Publix in Mount Pleasant does accept comp coupons, the manager told me that and even suggested stacking comp, publix and manufacturers! Which being new to couponing – I did not know. Im loving it!!! Thank SO much for SS!

    • Bostondann

      The Publix in my area (Tampa/Brandon) will also take coupons from Costco. They do not quite match up because of how Costco packages items (bulk) but the cashiers make it work somehow and I always feel like I've gotten the better end of the deal.

      • I live in Brandon too :) Hi! lol. Do you know if any of the local Publix stores take Family Dollar or Dollar General coupons? ~ thanxs

    • 2happykids

      I am so blessed to be in an area of north FL where our Publix stores will take all competitor coupons. This is where such a huge amount of savings comes from! My particular store does not take Dollar General or Family Dollar coupons, but they will take everything else under the sun as long as it is a store somewhere in the area! :D We are just going to enjoy being able to use the other store's coupons while they accept them, and if that ever changes, Publix is still, by far, the best grocery store around here!

    • Jen

      Does anyone know if the Publix in Hendersonville, TN, Gallatin, TN, or Goodlettsville, TN take Target or drug store coupons???

      • Cmarie_14

        I know the ones in Mt Juliet don't take anything but Kroger. I don't know if that helps or not. :)

        • Kjl528

          I have used food lion coupons at the publix in providence marketplace. They are very kind there and value your business. They told me that they don't accept Target or drug store coupons, but as long as it is a somewhat local competitor grocery store they take them. Also they prefer but don't require the penny item coupon.

      • hello

        The Publix in Hendersonville will only take grocery store coupons. They do not accept Target, Dollar General or any general store type coupons. They also won't take Whole Foods or Harris Teeter since those are in Nashville.

      • griffins00

        all three of those stores only accept Kroger and Food Lion coupons as competitors. I teach couponing classes in that area and know those 3 stores well. I have had a few people tell me that they have “gotten away with” using Target q's at the Goodlettsville store, but I think it depends on who you ask! HTH!

    • My Publix will also match the sale prices from the Greenwise Sale Circular because it is also a “Publix” ad. (I live hours from the nearest Greenwise Market). This really helps me save on Organic products!! You can look at the Greenwise ad online and then make a shopping list using their online tool. My Publix then uses that like a coupon. They price match and then keep my print out.

    • Birdy

      I'm glad Fl Publix' are really good about taking competitor coupons beings none of our store double coupons… So at least we catch a break somewhere LoL :o)

    • Lyvismommy

      I drive an hour to get to Publix and feel so blessed that they accept any store coupons as competitor. Was there on Saturday and was able to use Target, Save a Lot, and Walgreens coupons. It was probably my best trip to date ($212 for $43), but it wouldn't have been as great without the competitor q's! Thanks so much!

    • Afulkerson6

      I have found a new in Publix. I live in Tennessee

      • Afulkerson6

        Opps new *love in Publix

    • Coupons4amyb

      Thank you for checking into this. I am going to call my Publix to see what they will take.

    • couponsrunmylife

      Does anyone know if they Publix in Anderson, SC takes competitor's q's? Just wondering…

      • Jdailey2

        The Publix in Anderson on Clemson Blvd. takes only Bi-Lo and Ingles coupons. No drugstore or Target coupons. I called them last week to ask :)

        • couponsrunmylife

          Thanks so much!

      • meme

        I believe E. Greenville Street is still accepting Food Lion q's. For a short time they didn't take them, but it didn't take them long to go back on their policy. I get the best deals on meats and vegetables using Food Lion q's. Also, Bi-Lo won't stack their own store catalina printouts, but Publix will stack Bi-Lo with a manufacturer coupon. Go figure!

    • Shane052804

      Our Publix in Casselberry, FL is WONDERFUL. They take Target coupons also and everytime I have been there no matter who the cashier they are more than happy to help me. I know when I go in the line with all my coupons they will take the time and not complain – they have even helped me – asking if I have a competitor's coupon. They are WONDERFUL!

      • crystalfawn

        I guess it's Central Florida in general because Longwood is great too :-)

        • Luvolemiss

          East Orlando Publix on Curry Ford also is AWESOME!!! Even apologized that I had to wait while a manager helped the checker fix my Walgreens coupon correctly..I've never had a problem! I HEART PUBLIX! :) But I never take advantage or try to “pull a fast one on them” either so I guess they appreciate that.

    • Kellyacer

      I have to say, I totally <3 my Goose Creek, SC Publix. They do have the best policy I've found – they even accept stores that are about a 20-30 minute drive away just to be the most coupon friendly in the area!

    • Courtneyjoella

      Thanks so much for the poll. You are very correct about each store being different. My Pubix in the Tri-City Plaza in Clearwater, FL used to take my Harvey's and Food Lion store coupons but changed their policy from taking competitors in the state of Florida to only in their general area. They DO take Target, they don't take any drug store or Dollar G or Family D type store coupons. However, I was told at a store a mile and a half away that they did take drug store coupons. I have mapped out my store so well that I don't want to change…unless we move…so I just keep sticking with them. I know most of the cashiers and baggers by name and they have become friendly with me and the rest of my family – asking, “So where's the coupons??” LOL

    • Emsessions2

      I just got back from Rite-aid (hwy 9 in Cumming, GA) where the store manager told me that yesterday he had a meeting with the region manager who told them that Rite-Aid will begin printing out the southernsavers list each week and they will begin putting limits on those items. The manager said that they are tired of southern savers shoppers coming in on Sunday and cleaning out all the deals so there is none for anyone else. I can see where they are coming from but what I asked the manager was, “If you only have so much product and it gets sold one way or another, than why does it matter if it gets sold on sunday or at the end of the week?” They said becasue it makes people angery and it is not fair to others. I have so much I could say on that but I just wanted to let others know this will be a change coming…

      • Foxfunds

        The wellness card has helped put an end to the clearing of the shelves too.

        I don't sweat it too much, I know when the trucks come in for each store that I shop at – the cashiers always let me know when to get a raincheck as soon as I walk in the door. :D

      • Lucy2778

        Well, perhaps instead of putting limits on those items, they could order more!!! They get paid for manf. coupons anyway, wouldn't that be better for them?

        • wendyc33

          You obviously dont own a business.

        • Unless you want to go into massive debt to order extra stuff (which put all the companies that went bust in 2008 out of business), then you will only order what you have the ability to pay for.

          • Susanna

            But look, this isn't just one store, it's a corporation with MANY stores. And they have HUGE warehouses. Surely they can plan better for the sales than what they are currently doing (if everything is gone on Sunday). If they have too much at the end of the sale they should be able to send it back to the warehouse – barring that, they obviously could sell more of it (since they run out) so the ordering estimation tool they have isn't working well by the sound of it because they seem to be off by miles and miles, so they could at least fix that. These aren't mom and pop stores we're talking about who would get stuck with a ton of product if they ordered too much, they are huge corporations with large warehouses/trucks etc who have agreements with lots of manufacturers. Small businesses don't have the buying power (or returning power) as a big company like WG/CVS etc. This IS room for improvement that would only help both business (sell more) and customer (no empty shelves).

      • msval

        i am one of those angry customers at the few rite aids near me i get the same response when i go in lookin for sale items that couponers are standing in line before the the store and wipes their shelves clean, couponers need to be respectful of others as well

      • Jane

        I used to get upset, but have learned to love the raincheck system. I try to have a backup plan in place and try to keep the scenarios simple so that if something is not in stock, it doesn't throw me off too much. Then I just pick up whatever was missing in the next week or two using the raincheck. It is really not stressful at all.

      • jrrowe

        Thank you so much for posting this! I live in the area and keep seeing the great deals you can get on buying certain items at drug stores… now I'll know just to stick with Publix! Thanks again!

      • Staasee

        I would like to hear your other comments………….interesting comment, I have mixed emotions about this.

      • Susanna

        Why doesn't the manager just order more so there is enough to last all week? I know they try sometimes but don't get all the product they order or a limit is set re: how much they can order, but one would think that this kind of thing could be solved at the corporate level. If they ordered more product they would also SELL more of it also (and more of other products too since most of us buy other stuff we need, not just the awesome deals) – seems like solving this would benefit both customers and stores…

        • David

          Susanna, Publix introduced automated ordering in its stores beginning in 2009. The system replenishes stock by averaging an item's sales for each day of the week, figures an increase or decrease based on the stores 12 week sales trend. It then plots the dates of trucks vs. the projected sales for specific days between trucks, and then orders the proper amount of a product to maintain a constantly full or near full shelf. It sounds like hokus pokus but since customer shopping patterns are remarkably consistent over time and the calculations are all done automatically it works extremely well with just a few exceptions.. It both keeps shelves full and reduces money tied up by the excess inventory in 15 whse facilities and 1030 stores by hundreds of millions of dollars. Out of stocks on sale items are most often caused by one of three things in this order 1) A Warehouse or Store vendor was unable to supply sufficient quantities on time. 2) A department manager didn't trust the data and made an unauthorized adjustment to the replenishment forecast (this is tracked very closely and stopped when found). 3) An unusually or unpredictable spike in the sales of a particular item.(i.e. Pepsi goes on sale and a church groups comes and buys 50 12pks for a dinner or a manufacturer simultaneously releases a coupon and Publix wasn't aware of it in time to adjust). Warehouses will only limit quantities on the rarest of circumstances. For example last March Publix had strawberries in the ad 2/5.00 but the stores could only order one case per day. This happened because, between the time the ad was planned and the actually week it was in effect Florida experienced a record breaking cold snap which destroyed or damaged the entired crop. Since large retailers have to order that type of produce before its even planted there were no strawberries to replace the ones that were lost. Finally, Publix absolutely does not want or intend to be Out of Stock on any item they carry. If you find something is consistently missing I would encourage you to speak to the manager so they can work on a solution. Keeping the stores in order is a constant work in progress there is always room for improvement! P.S. Southern Savers folks especially with MFG coupons boost Publix numbers, I can't imagine why rite-aide would have a manager saying he was tired of you guys! :(

          • Wow David, you certainly know your stuff! Thanks for the info :)

    • Fcaj1994

      Maybe whoever is doing the ordering for that store should take a look at their sales before ordering. Doesn't take a genius.

      • Guest

        I can speak to that issue. I have had lots of conversations with the manager who orders for our Rite Aid stores. He has to order a couple of weeks before the sale. When he sees that there will be an incredible deal (like a “freebate”) he orders the maximum amount that he is allowed. He doesn't always get the amount that he orders. He also doesn't have a way to know weeks in advance which incredible coupon matches will show up (many are with printable coupons) and he can't be stuck with tons of inventory by ordering things that won't sell. Also, when they have the combined sales (ex. buy $30 of PG products for a 15 Up reward) he sees that there is a sale, but they haven't historically told him which products are included. Also, the lower volume stores only get a truck every other week. That means that if they run out of something, on a big sale, it could be as much as a month before he can get more of that item. The computer only reorders once stock is gone and the manager orders the extras for flyers. It's an imperfect system for sure. It helps to know that the managers are trying, but they are frustrated too!

    • savingmoneyisfun

      I teach a coupon class at church and for those curious about Nashville stores, I called and verified these 4 stores:

      Antioch- Food Lion, Kroger (need penny coupon)
      Smyrna- Food Lion, Target, Kroger (need penny coupon)
      Nippers Corner- Kroger (prefer you to have penny coupon but will “take care of our customers first before forcing them to buy a paper to get a coupon”
      Hermitage- Target, Food Lion, Dollar General, Kroger. “any store that has a produce or deli department because they are competion.” also prefers you have the penny coupon but will take care of their customers as well.

      So, folks, shop at Hermitage!

      • moneysaved4disney

        I am sooooo glad to hear that there are Publix stores in Nashville. My husband just found out we may be moving there for his company and that was one of the things that was stressing me. Publix is the only place I shop here in Charleston!

      • Melissa

        Thanks I knew Smyrna took Target but was not aware that Hermitage did. I am from the Goodlettsville area so Hermitage is alot closer.

    • Tara C

      The reason your Publix-shopping readers from Florida are only 24% is that I think alot of potential Florida readers might choose to follow other blogs for their Publix lists. You use the coupon doubling in your calculation of the final price and this is confusing to alot of readers. I used to feel that way, but your improved format and your printable shopping lists won me over. I just have to remember to recalculate everything for myself when the coupon doubling is involved. A minor invonvenience for me, but some people might see that as an obstacle.

      • There are also a lot of “shop EXCLUSIVELY at Publix” people in Florida. When I mention this website to people, they are always like, “have you been to iheartpublix”?

      • Toni

        There are also some exclusive Publix shoppers in Florida who failed to participate in the survey. I sadly am one. My Publix is fantasitc–they take Target, Walgreens, and local health food store coupons and, as a result, they get tons of business from me. I used to stop at several stores each week, but not any more, because of my Publix's coupon policies. Publix is the best!

      • Susanna

        Coupons in Fl are also different values for a lot of things. Sometimes higher than what Jenny lists but usually lower. Recently there was a $1 off of 1 kleenex & my coupon was only for .50c off of 3. This kind of thing happens a lot so it's harder to plan. Also, prices tend to be higher here too which throws totals off as well.

    • Iv0052

      publix takes anything I saved 39.00 yesterday & paid $20.00

    • Tanika H.

      All the publix in my are are stopping the competitor coupons except for Target, it was a sad day indeed..:(

    • Am I missing the weekly add or is it not out yet, I was getting spoiled with it being on here at noon

    • Deb

      I have never had a problem with Publix taking CVS coupons until recently when there was one next door. They told me that since that store did not have a Pharmacy they would not honor CVS coupons. I only stopped by there because it was on my way to somewhere else. Told them never mind, I will go to my regular Publix where they never ever question my coupons. I guess every store is different and I am in Florida. And I was buying vitamins and Ensure. Go figure.

    • Debbie T.

      i live exactly 8 miles between 2 Publix stores. One takes Walgreen, cvs, target, save-a-lot, winn dixie and even bj's as a competitor. The other only takes winn dixie and target. I can also use a store competitor and manufacture on the same item at the first store. . They will only give u up to what the item is worth. but who cares its still free. GUESS WHAT STORE I SHOP AT!!!

    • jessica

      our publix's in st aug take food lion, winn-dixie (including $x/xx), target (even tho we don't have a super target, it does have a limited grocery section), walgreens and cvs. you can even use your ecb's from cvs same as cash at publix (if you can bear to part with them and not roll them over at cvs, lol!) they can come in handy if your having a tight week and need to put meat or veggies on the table (groceries items that are harder to get good deals on but you still need) instead of getting more toiletries, which is what the majority of items i get from cvs are. they've even accepted bj's high dollar coupons even tho the closest one is in jacksonville. also, i've never had a problem or attitude from personnel when using lots of coupons, they actually show admiration for the time and effort (which is much less than it used to be thanks to jenny :)) you've put in to saving money when a lot of us are going tough times economically. i also find that other shoppers behind you dont give you the attitude either and are also impressed when the see the end result. i find a lot of other stores make you feel like a criminal for putting together these scenarios to get the best possible bargain and provide for your family as best you can. personally, i was laid off but thanks to couponing my family still gets almost everything we used to be able to afford in the ways of groceries, toiletries, etc…and i intend to keep doing it even after i find new employment. those savings can go into my child's college fund! thanks to jenny and all the helpful posts other ss fans contribute!

    • Kouponkit

      Does anyone know if publix in Athens takes competitiors?

      • Mrskrleith

        If you are speaking of the Athens, AL. Publix, they allowed me to use Target last week and stack it with a manufacturers coupon. I am still trying to figure out if they take Walgreens and CVS though. I called the service desk and asked the lady about the coupons from Target and she was very helpful. Happy shopping and God bless! :)

    • Kouponkit

      Georgia that is.

    • Jdunca18

      Today, for the first time, my Publix told me that I couldn't stack a competitor's coupon and a Publix coupon. They've never had that policy before, but I wondered if anyone else had info On this.

      • Friedsnowman

        Just recently a booklet of “Publix” coupons came out that said on them “may not be used in conjunction with ANY other coupon” maybe it was those?

      • Kristietbc

        I have been couponing for 4 months and shop at Publix in FL. I have used save a lot and the winn dixie $5.00 coupon. Today for the first time I was told that I could NOT use both and that was coupon fraud!!. I contacted corporate and I am waiting for district manager to contact me. I have been told Publix is working on a corporate policy for coupons. I am just frustrated that I am told something different from one store to another.

    • I am not sure if anyone has tried this but I got a great deal. Publix had Huggies lil movers for $19.99. I had a 2.00 Publix, 2.50 Target, 2.00 Manufacturer coupon and also for those who get family dollar ads they have a spend 25.00 get 5.00 so you do have to buy a filler for about 7.00 but it's a great sale you get your diapers for $8.49.

      So here's how my transaction went:

      5 Smart Ones (4 for 2.49 & 1 for 3.19)
      I had a Manufacturers coupon for $1.00 and a Target Coupon buy 5 get 1 free
      1 box of diapers

      $33.14 was total transaction
      $14.99 was saved or 45% savings
      $18.15 was spent

    • Joy

      I live in Lakeland (home of Publix!) and used the $5 off $30 Winn Dixie coupon today at the store closest to the Publix HQ!

    • Juliehaddock123

      In Valdosta, GA Publix is no longer accepting Target coupons because they are not a Super Target. They are not accepting drugstore coupons. They will accept Harvey's and Winn Dixie (only competitors in the area). So if you have a $5 off purchase of $55 fromW/D they will still accept it.

    • Golden279

      I spoke to the manager at my local Publix yesterday (he called me because I had sent an email to thier corporate about the use of competitor coupons). He told me that there is a list at the front of their store that tells you which competitor coupons they take. I was happy to hear that they do accept Target coupons. This is at the same store where a different manager told me they did not take Target coupons.

    • TZ

      i started couponing a few months back, first ck'd with my Publix on what competitors coupons they took. Was told pretty much all. Then a month ago i was told no longer will they excepts all, only competitor grocery stores. Then i recently used the Albertsons B1G2 free on meat and was told that they hate them, and that it was loosing the store money and that they were annoying…. Wow really. I wrote to the corp Publix and got a call from the mgr at the store that this happened at to apoligize and was told no problem taking Albertsons. Think I might look for a new Publix to shop at, i just feel really wierd about using coupons now because they ALL know who I am…..