Coupon terms are not the most thrilling part of couponing, but reading them is important. It is super embarrassing for most when there are people in line behind them waiting impatiently for the cashier to scan your coupons and she says ” You can’t use 3 of this coupon” You might be confused because you were told the Publix policy states you can use 8 of any coupon.
First, let’s look at common coupon terms, Coupon terms can be found in the small fine print of the coupon. Each coupon terms read differently, some are limiting how many of the coupons you can use per transaction, some have no limit at all. All coupons have terms, printable, newspaper insert coupons, and even store coupons.
Limit one coupon per purchase
Most coupon terms state ” limit one coupon per purchase”, This term is often confused with one coupon per transaction. A transaction is each time you pay the cashier. A purchase is an item you buy. When a coupon term’s state one coupon per purchase it means you must present one coupon for every item you buy and you may not stack another manufacturer coupon on top of this coupon.
You can not keep stacking coupons until you get the item for free.
Limit one like coupon per transaction
Limit one like coupon per transaction” or ” identical coupons”
A transaction is each time you pay the cashier. If the coupon states limit one coupon per transaction you may only use that coupon each time you pay the cashier.
If you have another coupon for the same product but is different you may use it in the same transaction. For example, I am purchasing two bars of Aveeno soap. You have a $2/2 printable coupon which reads in the fine print ” one like coupon per transaction” and you also have a $1/1 Aveeno printable coupon which reads ” one like coupon per transaction” in the fine print, you may use both coupons in one transaction because they are not ” like” they are for different values and have different bar codes.
“Can not be combined with any other coupon”
This is another tricky term, many new couponers mistake it to mean you can not combine it with a store coupon. Can not be combined with any other coupon pertains to manufacturer coupon, meaning you can not use a Tide $2/1 printable coupon and a Tide $2/1 insert coupon on ONE bottle of Tide.
You may still use a store coupon if available. They are telling
So, How many coupons can I use?
The Publix Coupon Policy states you may use up to 8 like coupons per transaction. It also states acceptance is subject to the terms on the coupon.
This means Publix will accept up to 8 of the same coupon, as long as the terms of the coupon do not state differently.
The terms of each coupon differ, some limit one coupon per transaction and some have no limit. You find the limit in the terms or fine print of the coupon. If there is no limit written in the terms, then you may use up to 8 of the coupon at Publix. This is the same for Publix or Manufacturer coupons.
Publix Coupon Terms
Marked in red, the terms of this Publix coupon state ” Limit one coupon per household per day”
This means you may only use one of these coupons per household per day. This term supersedes the Publix policy of 8 like coupons.
This Publix coupon, marked in red, reads ” “Limit one deal per coupon”
This term means you must provide the cashier with one coupon for every two you purchase, there is no limit on the coupon so you can use up to 8 per transaction.
Manufacturer Coupon Terms
In red again, these Downy coupon terms state “Limit one coupon per household per day”. Which means you may only use one of these coupons per day.
The Colgate coupon above states ” one coupon per purchase” so you must use one coupon for every item you purchase, it goes on further to say ” no more than 4 identical coupons per day for the same product” which means you may not use more than 4 of this coupon for the same product per day.
The Viva coupon above states one coupon per purchase, which again means you may use one coupon for every Viva you purchase. There is no limit on how many coupons can be used per day or per transaction so the Publix coupon policy of 8 is your only limit when using this coupon.