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Posted: January 26, 2017
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This is part of the ABC’s of Couponing Guide

How to Stack

This topic dives deep and stores policies may vary; I can’t guarantee your experience will be exactly as outlined when working with Buy One, Get One Free coupons and sales, but at least I can help inform you on how they should work.

Common question:

I’m confused by the BOGO sales when they are matched up with BOGO coupons, how do the items come out free?

Let’s start with the background info on how stores work.  As I explained in my first ABC’s of couponing post, stores get paid the full price of a scanned manufacturer coupon. But if a store has a sale or coupon that it releases, this is called a store coupon.  This coupon doesn’t get reimbursed – it is a form of advertising for the store.

If a store has a BOGO free sale (or store coupon), they are “taking the loss” so to speak on the free item.  If you hand them a manufacturer coupon for a BOGO free item during their BOGO free sale, it doesn’t affect the amount of money the store makes.  Because the manufacturer reimburses them for the coupon.

True BOGO Free Sales:

At most stores, if a sale is buy one get one free, you purchase one and the other is free.  So if you use a BOGO free coupon on top of the sale, both products end up free. The store gets reimbursed for the manufacturer coupon and the transaction is still profitable for the store! Even though you didn’t pay money out of your pocket.

However, not all stores ring up BOGO free store sales (or store coupons) this way.  Some insist that you must pay for one item in order to use your BOGO free coupon. Rather than giving you both items for free, you buy one and then receive two free (one free for the coupon and one free for their sale).

Rite Aid and Walgreen’s are store that do not take a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale, but CVS will!

Non-True BOGO Free Sales:

Certain stores have BOGO free sales, but you don’t have to buy 2 to get the sale price.  You purchase one, and it rings up half price.  Some examples of stores that work this way are Publix (except Florida locations, which are true BOGO sales), Bi-Lo, and Harris Teeter to name a few.  If you use a BOGO free coupon with a BOGO free sale at these places, you will pay half price for one item and get the other item free.  YMMV – do not count on working, but if it does then you can be happy!

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Can I use two BOGO Free Manufacturer’s coupons for two items?

No – if you have two BOGO free coupons, you’d have to purchase 4 items to use them both.

Can you use two manufacturer coupons on a buy one get one free store promotion?

Yes!  Even if the store is giving one away for free, you can still use a coupon on it! So if you have two $1 off one item coupons, you could use both of them on a BOGO free sale! You just couldn’t use two BOGO free coupons. Exception:  you can’t do this at Rite Aid and Walgreen’s.

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How does using a BOGO free coupon on BOGO half off sale work?

If you purchase two items that are $4, the store would ring up one item as $2.  Then when the cashier scans your BOGO free coupon, it may only take off $2 for the cheaper item you bought.   Other stores will take off the full $4.  It depends on how your cashier rings you up.

Can I use a BOGO free coupon and a $1/1 off product coupon on two products?

Short Answer: No.  Not at most stores.
This is the most tricky question of them all!  If you have  a BOGO free coupon, but you have another coupon for $1/1 on the same product, can you use the both coupons?  If done on certain coupons, this is called “piggybacking” and is not how the coupons were intended to use.  Now I don’t promote coupon decoding (the practice of using coupons on items they weren’t intended to be used on) so I won’t go into too much detail, but you can tell be the coupons codes whether you can use a BOGO coupon with another coupon or not.  Most of the time you can not – if the number 14 is in the area circled in the barcode below, the coupon is attached to both products. You can’t use another coupon on your purchase for either product.   If the numbers are different, some stores will let you use a BOGO free coupon and a $1/1 product coupon when you buy two items.

Posted: August 10, 2011
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FREE Kerrygold Cheese or Butter product coupon mailed directly to your house!  Just fill out the survey form.  It does take about 5-8 minutes. I love when they mail you coupons instead of having them be printed – they are accepted so many more places then free internet printables.

Speaking of which, all the coupons we are giving away on #SwagShare are also non-internet printables so they should be accepted at most stores nationwide!

Type your zip code to see where you can buy Kerrygold products!

Posted: August 1, 2011
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CVS has changed their coupon policy as of 07/31 2011 with changes that are similiar to the new policies at Rite Aid, Walgreen’s and Target:

You CANNOT use a BOGO Free manufacturer’s coupon AND a $xx/1 manufacturer’s coupon together for 2 items
You CANNOT use (2) $/1 manufacturer’s coupon’s on a CVS BOGO Sale (you can only use 1)
You CAN use a BOGO manufacturer’s coupon on a BOGO CVS sale, making both items free!
You CAN use a BOGO free coupon and a CVS coupon on a sale

Read my CVS Training Guide if you’re new to extreme couponing!    These changes are something we should get used to, as these appear to be happening at more and more stores (I call it the TLC Extreme Couponing Effect).

Thanks, Melissa’s Bargains!

Posted: July 18, 2011
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If you are an avon rep, feel free to post your links below! That way you can get more sales! I am not a rep for Avon and haven’t used their products, since I get my cosmetics cheap/free at Rite Aid and Walgreen’s. But I am aware that lot’s of people love Avon, so I thought I’d share this deal:

Today until midnight, 7/18:

View more online cuckoo deals

Posted: June 29, 2011
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Publix Store Coupons & Ad Deals
6/29/11 or 6/30/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: June 29, 2011
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Romano’s Macaroni Grill just released on Facebook that you should hurry and sign up for their email newsletter, because tomorrow they are emailing a BOGO free entree coupon!

I got my $50 Romano’s Macaroni Grill gift card (we paid $25 for it) in the mail already, and usually you can use coupons with gift cards so this is going to make for a cheap meal for date night!

Thanks, The Brainy Buyer!

Posted: June 22, 2011
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Publix Ad Deals
6/22/11 or 6/23/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: June 14, 2011
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Target’s New 2011 coupon policy – here’s the changes they made:

Buy One Get One Free Coupons (BOGO):

· BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.
· A second cents-off coupon of the same type cannot be redeemed towards the purchase price of the first item.
o If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item.
o If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item.

Deidre’s thoughts: · BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free).  I AGREE.  This is what I have always advocated on my BOGO free training posts – you can’t use two BOGO free coupons on 2 items.

Deidre’s thoughts: If a Target BOGO coupon is used, one additional manufacturer coupon maybe used on the first item. BUMMER. You can’t stack a BOGO target coupon with a BOGO manufacturer anymore it looks like AND if you use a Target BOGO coupon, you can only use one manufacturer coupon with it, even though your are getting two items.

Deidre’s thoughts: If a Manufacturer BOGO coupon is used, one additional Target coupon may be used on the first item. BUMMER. Again, you can’t stack a BOGO target coupon with a BOGO manufacturer anymore.  And you can’t use two target coupons and a BOGO free manufacturer coupon.

Posted: May 25, 2011
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Here are the changes:

  1. Only (1) Coupon can be used per B1G1 FREE purchase, we may no longer use (2) coupons on these sales.  That means no more coupons on the FREE item :(
  2. You may not use a B1G1 FREE coupon along with a B1G1 FREE sale.
  3. Rite Aid may accept up to 4 identical coupons for the same number of qualifying items as long as their is sufficient stock within the store managers discretion.

You can view the new policy here

Well this is a drag.  I bet it is directly as a result of extreme couponing.  But, as long as they keep up their killer sales hopefully we can still score some great deals!  And what is the deal with no BOGO on a BOGO sale??? That’s a store sale, with a manufacturer coupon. UGH that is a major bummer!

Thanks, I am that lady!

 

Posted: May 24, 2011
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Publix Ad Deals
5/25/11 or 5/26/11 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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Posted: May 23, 2011
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Buy 1 Get 1 Free Old Orchard Cranberry Naturals Juice Coupon! I posted this last week and it’s still available.

Why are BOGO free coupons so exciting for couponers? When stacked with a BOGO sale, that means two items free!  Read full details on my BOGO stacking post.

 

Posted: May 17, 2011
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Publix Ad Deals 5/18/11 or 5/19/116 depending on your area brought to us by Passionate Penny Pincher

Read Publix Coupon Policy if you’re new to extreme couponing at Publix! Confused about where to get coupons that aren’t printable – learn how to get those coupons!

Important Publix Ad Deals Info:

*Denotes Cuckoo Stock Up Price (and great donation deal!)

Florida Prices (when they are different FL prices are in GREEN)!

BOGO: The price listed is after the BOGO savings, so if you’re a Florida shopper remember you’ll need to purchase two items to get that price.

Click on the “display all matchups” button under the matchups to view the full list!!!

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