For those of you behind the coupon curve, Publix has instated its new coupon policy.
The supermarket has always been generous about how it honors coupons, but some have worried with the airing of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing” that the store would pull back to protect itself from zealous shoppers.
Here’s the new policy, in black and white:
Publix coupon policy (as of May 14)
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.
The specifics will vary from store to store, but according to Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager at Publix, the biggest changes you might notice are:
What do you think of the new Publix policy? Will it affect your shopping habits at all?
Couponing for charity
On June 5, a special edition of the Proctor & Gamble Give Health Brandsaver coupon booklet will be distributed in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. For each Brandsaver coupon redeemed, the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program will donate one day of clean drinking water to people in developing countries. For more information, visit P&G’s website.
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– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter