BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One) coupons and sales can be one of the hardest things to wrap your head around as a couponer. And that’s mostly because they are almost too good to be true sometimes! Keep in mind, it’s always up to the stores on what their policies are on handling coupons. But here is how they generally work:
- BOGO Coupon By Itself (or a BOGO sale item by itself) – If you use a BOGO coupon by itself, you’ll pay full price for one item and get the other one for FREE.
- Coupons on BOGO Sale Items – If your store is running a BOGO sale on an item, you can use TWO coupons, one for each item, even though one item was technically free. The reason for this is because the sale is offered by the store and the coupons are re-imbursed by the Manufacturers.
- BOGO Coupons w/ BOGO Sale Items – This is like winning the lotto. You get BOTH items for FREE. Why? The store will give you one for FREE with the sale and the manufacturer will re-imburse them for the value of the coupon.
(Check your store for policy on BOGOs, but this is generally how it works.)