Friday, September 17, 2010 0 comments

What can you do with a BOGO sale??

So let's take a moment and forget about coupons (yes, you heard me!)

If a store has an item on sale BOGO, who is eating the cost of the free item?

THE STORE

Your receipt may ring up something like this:
Halls Cough Drops $2.50
Halls Cough Drops $0.00

Now let's forget the store is having these on sale for BOGO, and you have a BOGO coupon. If you use that coupon who is eating the cost of the Free item?

THE Manufacturer of the Coupon

Now, let's take the best of both worlds. The store is having Halls on sale BOGO and you have a manufacturer coupon for BOGO

If you want to use your coupon how many do you have to buy?
2

Here is the logic:
The store is eating the cost of the first FREE item to get you in the door. The manufacturer is eating the cost of the 2nd item via a coupon. You get both for free, but tax if appropriate.


Now here comes the fun part. In most stores you may use the same number of coupons for each set(s) of items you buy. (By sets I mean you may have 1 coupon of more than 1 item).

So in the above scenario of buying 2 bags of Halls, you may use 2 coupons (1 BOGO & 1 $$/xx coupon), even though one of the items is free.

So your receipt would be something like this:
Halls Cough Drops $2.50
Halls Cough Drops $0.00 Free sale from store
BOGO coupon -$2.50 BOGO coupon
-$1.00 $1/1 Coupon any Halls product

You are now owed $1

Now they are not going to give you $1 back, so purchase something to eat the cost of that $1. Some stores may not allow you to put that additional coupon on, but most will.

If not, during a BOGO sale and using a BOGO coupon, you will still get both for free, but not make the extra.

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