Thursday, August 23, 2012

Can you use Target Market Pantry coupons at Publix?

Welcome to this week's Frugal Follies Frugal Tip!

Here's a couponing tip I've known about for a while, but never tried until today:

You can use Target Market Pantry printable coupons to purchase Publix store brand items!

Here it is, right in the Publix Coupon Policy:
Q: Will Publix accept a competitor’s coupon for a private label item?

A: Yes. We’re happy to accept a coupon for a competitor’s private label product because it’s a chance to introduce you to our terrific Publix brand.
(It's a good idea to print a copy of the Publix coupon policy and bring it to the store when you shop there.  That way, if you are challenged on the use of a particular coupon, you can show that the store's policy allows it.)

This week, I bought 2 1-lb packages of Publix brand shredded cheese on sale for $4.49 each.  I combined 2 $1 off 1 lb of cheese manufacturer's coupons (Florida only) with a $1 off two Market Pantry cheese items coupon from Target.  So I spent $2.99 per pound, or $1.50 per 8 ounces of cheese, which is a pretty good price in this area.

Buying a Publix store item and using a Target coupon may result in a lower price for the item than buying a house-brand item at a discount store like Walmart or ALDI.  Plus, at Publix, you can use dollars-off coupons (like $5 off a purchase of $50 or more) to save more. 

I'm definitely going to check the Target website to see what coupons are available for the items I typically buy at ALDI.  It could be that I'd save more if I bought them at Publix and used the Target coupons.  For next week's frugal tip, I'll let you know!

For more frugal tips, please go to my Linkup Parties page and check out the bloggers listed under Frugal Tips Linkups.  There are lots of great ideas on each blog and I'm sure you'll find lots of wonderful tips!

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