Beginners Guide


Publix Couponing 101 Beginners Guide

This beginner’s guide will teach you the basics so you can start saving money with coupons at Publix.

Internet Printables:
Top 29 trusted websites to print FREE COUPONS HERE

NOTE: Most sites will only let us print 2 per device. We may NOT photocopy any coupons. It is fraud.

Sunday Newspaper:
The Sunday newspaper is a good source of coupons.
If you need to buy extra coupons (clipped or whole inserts), check out Insert Depot HERE.

Check in store:
Everytime I go the store, I always check the CS desk and ask if they can give me any coupons they have available or check the turnstile.











How to Organize Your Coupons:

Binder Clip: This is my method since I started couponing. I clip each coupons separately. I find it the easiest way for me.
File by insert: With this method you just file your inserts by date.
Coupon Binder: Clip all of your coupons and file them in a card holders.

Publix Coupon Policy: (Go HERE to read the Publix coupon policy)

Double coupons: Doubling coupons is when the store will take your 50¢ coupon and double it to make it worth $1. This is done automatically at the register; you do not have to do anything to take part in this promotion. First, find out if your store doubles coupons (Florida and some coastal areas DO NOT double coupons). My Publix will double up to 50¢ face value and below. That means my coupons that are 50¢ and under will double. Note that Publix digital coupons and store coupons DO NOT double.
Stacking coupons. Publix will allow you to use one store coupon and one manufacturer coupon per item.
Some stores will accept competitors coupons. Check your store.

Plan Your Trip:

Weekly Matchups: I post the matchups few days before the sale starts so you can get your coupons ready.
Publix Weekly Matchups HERE
Purple Flyer Matchups HERE
Green Flyer Matchups HERE
OR you can go directly to my website for all Publix deals HERE

Publix  Raincheck 
If your store is out of the sale item (any advertised sale item from weekly, green and purple flyers) get a raincheck. Go to customer service and ask for a raincheck for the item you wanted. They will fill out a piece of paper with the item details and price. Then you can come back another day (usually no more than 30 days) and buy that item at the sale price by giving the cashier the raincheck.

FAQ: I have a rain check and a coupon for an item, but the coupon is now expired, though it was valid on the date the rain check was issued. Can I still use the coupon on the item?
Yes, Publix will accept the coupon that was valid on the date the rain check was issued.

Sale Items:

5/$5 :You don’t have to buy 5 items. Buy (1) and pay $1.

BOGO: TRUE BOGO (Florida) you have to buy 2.
 HALF BOGO you don’t have to buy 2. Buy (1) and pay half price.

B2G1: You have to buy (3) in order to get the third one FREE.
B2G2: You have to buy (4) in order to get 2 FREE.

Auto Deduct: automatically deducted at the checkout.
Example: $5 OFF 2 auto deduct – must buy TWO in order for you to get the $5 OFF automatically during check out. The $5 will come off automatically once they ring up the second participating item.

Coupon Wording:

“One per Purchase.” Most coupons say “one coupon per purchase” somewhere in the fine print. It means you can only use one coupon per item purchased.
So if you are buying 8 items and have 8 coupons then you can use them all unless stated otherwise in the fine print of the coupon.

“Redeemable at”
Some manufacturer coupons will say “Redeemable at Walmart or CVS”, as long as the coupon does not say “Redeemable ONLY at” we can use it at Publix.

Gas Card:
$10 OFF gas card is a promotion that Publix runs every few weeks. It is one of the reason I Love Publix because you buy groceries anyway plus you save $10 OFF $50 Gas card.

The coupon is $10 OFF $50 gas card with a grocery purchase of $50 or more. Coupon found front page of the ad during promotion week.

Q: What do you consider groceries?
A: Anything in the store except the exclusions on the coupon. Excluding phone and gift cards, alcohol tobacco, lottery items, money services, postage stamps; and prescriptions.

Q: Is $50 in Groceries before or after coupons?
A: $50 in groceries is before coupons, before tax and after auto deduct sale.


Note that NOT all coupons found in Publix Flyers or Booklets are Publix coupons.
Some are MANUFACTURER coupons.
Learn the difference between Publix and Manufacturer coupon (photo below)






coupon lingo