I assume this goes for all the Melbourne-area Publix stores but since I use the Bayside Publix most often, that's where I called.
I've been getting frustrated reading about some policies that *some* Publix stores honor and some don't so I decided to call and speak to a manager and find out.
Here is what I have learned:
- The mystery penny item--it does not apply in Florida. I didn't think it did but wanted to ask while I was asking...just to see. Couldn't hurt anything.
- As far as honoring other stores' prices--must be a coupon, not an ad. As far as if the store needs to be local (Food Lion, Kroger, etc.) he said there must be one in the county which would make it a competitor. Any *grocery* store coupons will be honored but as far as coupons from Walmart or Kmart he said he'd "just have to see it." The explaination for this is that they run a different price plan (or something like that) that Publix. He gave me an example saying that Walgreen's used to sell their diapers at full price but then would send out a $5 off coupon whereas Publix says they sell their diapers at cost or under so they would lose money honoring those coupons.
- I also asked if they doubled coupons under fifty cents...non-florida Publix stores do but he said here they do not and he thought the closest Publix that did was in Atlanta.