Every grocery store/drug store/superstore has a different system that you must learn in order to maximize your savings. Here are a few tips for shopping at Publix:
- Publix has weekly and monthly circulars. The weekly circular runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. There are 2 monthly circulars: one for beauty products/medicines and one for food/household items. All of these circulars can be picked up at the front of the store.
- Publix doubles all coupons up to 50 cents. They do this automatically; you do not have to ask.
- Publix accepts competitor coupons. The coupons can be any coupon from another grocery store, drug store, or superstore.
- Publix allows 1 coupon for every B1G1 item purchased. The B1G1 items ring up half price; therefore, you can use one coupon for each item purchased. For example, if Cheerios are B1G1 and the original price is $4.99, the 1st box will ring up as $2.50 and the 2nd box as $2.49. If you have two 50 cent coupons, you can use one for each. Let me show you what that would look like: $2.50 – $1.00 (the 50 cent coupon will double) = $1.50; $2.49 – $1.00 = $1.49. You will get both boxes for $2.99!
- Publix accepts stacked coupons (this is true for all stores – as far as I know). You can use a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon together. Or, you could use a manufacturer coupon, a store coupon, and a competitor coupon all at the same time. For example, Walgreen’s has a coupon out right now for $2.50 off Colgate toothpaste 4oz, and there is manufacturer coupon for $1.50 off Colgate toothpaste from the March All You. The price for 4oz Colgate toothpaste at Publix is $3.55. I used both coupons together, and they paid me $0.45 cents (not really, but $0.45 cents extra was taken off my total).
So, there you have it! Let me know if you have any other tips for shopping at Publix!