Publix Ending Double Coupons and Penny Item
Publix Ending Double Coupons – Details
As of 12/22, Publix couponers will find a big disappointing holiday surprise in the Atlanta Area (includes all Georgia, most Alabama and many TN stores). Like their fellow couponers in Florida, almost all stores will be discontinuing the policy of doubling manufacturer coupons of $0.50 or less. Publix has very little competition from double coupon stores, especially since Kroger eliminated almost all double coupons. It appears that Publix will continue doubling coupons in the same few areas where Kroger still doubles, Extreme North Alabama, Eastern and Central Tennessee. You can bet that both stores will eliminate doubling at those remaining stores at some point in the next phase of coupon changes. For now, a small group of you will see no change in your store’s double coupon policy, but the majority of couponers will soon learn how the Florida couponers have managed for years.
I do want to mention that with this Publix couponing change of discontinuing double coupons, there is no mention of changing to a “true BOGO” format like Floridians. Those that have not been required to buy 2 items to get the BOGO deal (considered “half price bogo”) will continue to see their bogo items ring up as half price.
We’ve seen a trend toward stricter couponing rules in recent years. I don’t believe this particular change is due to increased couponers or couponing zealots taking advantage. Have those things affected couponing? Yes, of course they have. This change, however, seems to be simply a response to no longer needing to compete with other grocery stores coupon policies for doubling coupons. Publix still has one of the most coupon friendly policies with the ability to use a coupon on each item in their BOGO deals plus their policy of accepting competitor coupons.
Please double check with your store if you are not sure if this applies to you. I’m not sure where the specific dividing line is in TN for Publix ending double coupons, but I do know that for the time being there will still be a small selection of Publix stores that will still double. We will start phasing out the “double coupon” part of our Publix deals, but be sure to check with your store to verify if your store is a Publix that will continue to double coupons.
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