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Can I Use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale

The Buy One Get One coupon combined with the BOGO sale works different ways, depending on the store policy, manager and or cashier that you happen to be working with.

In some cases, you will get managers and cashiers who let you get two for free, the logic being that the sale gets you one for free and the coupon covers the other. In other cases, they think that this is not legit and make you buy at least one, meaning you wind up with a buy one get TWO free (one from the sale and one from the coupon). It's a YMMV (your mileage may vary) that's widespread. What I mean by widespread is that there doesnt seem to be a Wags, Wal-Mart, Target, or CVS policy. It's mainly left up to the cashier... Pick him wisely!! But either scenario usually nets a pretty good deal.

I always start out with two items and one coupon. So, if you buy 2 and use 1 B1G1 coupon, you'll get two free! (The store will give you one free as part of their promotion and the coupon will give you one free from the manufacturer!) They will let you know if they wont allow it.

If your store wont allow any type of bogo coupon to be used on a bogo sale, then here is another way you can bring the cost down.

Combine BOGO (buy one get one free) sales with coupons. Here is an example: Last week Yoss had Lipton 100 count Tea Bags for $3.79 BOGO. You do not have to buy two at Yoss to get the discount. I only needed one, so it was on sale for $1.89. I had a $1.00 coupon from a fund raiser book. So, I got an additional $1.00 off. My total price for the tea bags was $.89!! That is over 75% off the regular price!

I could have gotten two boxes, used two of those $1 coupons and receivd the two boxes for $1.79. That's pretty cheap tea bags.

Do you know of another tip on the BOGO/BOGO deals? Be sure to let me know.


  1. How about if you "purchase" 3 of the same item on a BOGO sale. The first one would be paid for but.... I would think you would be allowed 3 $off coupons since there are 3 items, one would be free with the BOGO sale and one could be free with the BOGO coupom. Really all 3 could be free here if the money off coupons were high value. What do you think of this?

  2. Carol so let me see if I have this straight... get three items, use one bogo coupon and two $ off coupons to get that third item really cheap or free also. Since I have three items and three coupons that should work great! Thanks.

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  4. Lisa,

    Thanks for this explanation! I was going to get the BOGO CG lipstick at CVS tonight, but couldn't remeber if I had to buy 2 or 3. I'll go back tomorrow and try 2.