Publix, like many grocery stores, has recently changed its coupon policy.
Here is a statement released from the media office below.
“Publix accepts 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. (Competitor names are posted at each Publix store.) We will accept coupons from competing pharmacies for prescriptions only. We will not accept percent-off-items or percent-off-total-order coupons. We will only accept coupons for identical merchandise we sell. Acceptance is subject to any restrictions on the coupon and we reserve the right to limit quantities. Manager approval is needed for individual coupons above $5.00. For a buy-one-get-one free (BOGO) offer, each item is considered a separate sale. We will accept a manufacturer’s coupon and either a Publix or a competitor coupon on the same item. 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.”
We talked directly with Publix Spokesperson Brenda Reid to find out why the store decided to change/update its policy. She said, “There has been a drastic increase in the number of people using coupons. Stores were creating policies based on customer demand, etc. We had to step back and re-evaluate our policies based on what was best for all of our customers.” Essentially, Reid said they wanted to come up with one, consistent policy that every store could follow, that would also be easy for associates and customers to understand.
I checked with the Schomburg Road location in Columbus. They said they will accept the following competitors:
They **will not** accept:
Kroger (out of Columbus market)
Please check with your store for additional details. I spoke with a store associate who says they will be meeting over the next few days to make sure all the workers understand the policy.