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I have been receiving more and more emails, Facebook comments and blog comments about Publix’s Digital coupons program. Many of you have said that your local Publix has informed you that your store is participating in the program soon (or for some of you – now). I’ve done some research and, all Publix locations will participate in Publix Digital Coupons program starting within the next month. Per Publix’s Digital Coupons participating location page, by March 15th, all stores will be participating. Below is a list of the states and dates:
What is Publix Digital Coupons? In a nutshell, it is a program that allows you to select digital coupons online and then redeem them when you checkout by punching in a 10-digit pin on the keypad; this 10-digit pin is your phone number.
These electronic coupons are the same as regular paper coupons. You do not need to print them, and the values of your “clipped” coupons are automatically deducted when you physically purchase the item corresponding with the coupon. You do not have to use the digital coupons if you choose not to; Publix will still accept the exact same coupon in paper form. However, you will not be allowed to use both the same paper and digital coupon on one item. If you give a paper coupon that matches one in your digital account, they will deduct the paper coupon and the digital one will remain in your account for future use.
How will it work if/when it’s rolled out in your area?
According to the FAQ section on Publix’ Digital Coupon page, you must create a Publix Digital Coupons account. To create an account, you must register HERE by entering the following information:
- 10-digit Phone Number (must be unique, will be used as your 10-digit Publix Digital Coupons account number)
- Email Address (will be used as your Publix Digital Coupons web/mobile login name)
- Zip Code
- Additionally, you will need to accept the program terms of service.
From there you will be able to log in and “clip” digital coupons, both on your home computer or on your web-enabled smart phone. With 60 coupons available to print and no limit to the amount of coupons you “clip,” this is a great way to eliminate some of the paperwork required with putting together a shopping trip. There are some manufacturer coupons to clip, but most are Publix store coupons – even better!
**NOTE** Coupons you “clip” digitally will be available for use immediately. This is nice for those times when you “lose” or forget a coupon at home – just log on with your smart phone and “clip” the coupon; the savings will be deducted at checkout!
So what do you all think? Is this something that you would like to see come to your local Publix? I’d love to hear from the Ocala and Alabama folks who have been utilizing this service since the fall!
If you’d like to review this program in more detail, go HERE and scroll down to the bottom and click on the FAQ icon, or call 866-486-4292 (Mon-Fri, 8a-9p), or email [email protected] for assistance. There is also an article from Ocala.com reviewing the new program that you can read about HERE.
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