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Posted: January 26, 2017

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!


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.



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: October 21, 2011

Head on over to the Shout page, to request a FREE Shout Color Catcher Sample & print a $1/1 coupon! Allow 6 weeks for delivery.

Posted: August 15, 2011

Print this $1.00 off 1 Minute Maid Juice Box coupon– 10-pk – These are 100% juice!

These are on sale for $2.50 at Macey’s and most associated food stores this week, making them just $1.50 each!

These are $2.98 at Walmart.

Don’t forget the other high-value coupons with direct print links:  BOGO Free Sun Drop coupon and the $4.00 off Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy coupon.

Thanks, Lady Savings

Posted: August 14, 2011

I posted about this previously, but it looks like you can head back over to the CVS FB Coupons page and request your $2.27 value free cvs moisturizing body wash coupon! It will be sent to your email inbox.

Make sure to post on their wall and say @CuckooForCouponDeals sent you!

Don’t forget that people are scoring amazing coupons from the Magic Coupon Machine this week:

  • Free Hershey’s Caramello 1.6oz– $1.19 value
  • FREE CVS Brand Fabric Bandages 20 ct., $4.29 Value
  • Free Carefree Panty Liner 20ct, $1.87 Value

Thanks, All 4 Saving

View my CVS Deals List for this week!

Posted: August 12, 2011

$1 off any Coca-Cola product coupon for just 75 points. Coke 2-liters are often on sale for $0.99, so FREE with this coupon!  To find it, click on Rewards and then Food and Beverage.  Scroll clear to the bottom!  *I posted about this on 07/13 last month, so some of you may need to wait one more day to get this.

You can now get McDonald’s Coupons:
One FREE Fruit and Maple Oatmeal 100 points (mailed reward)
One FREE Cone 100 points (mailed reward)
One FREE Premium Salad with the purchase of a happy meal 100 points (Print at home!)

Need more points? Here’s some ways to get them:

  • Earn an easy 25 RecycleBank points by taking a quick 3-question quiz sponsored by Dove.
  • Earn an easy 25 RecycleBank points by taking a quick 3-question quiz sponsored by Purina.
  • Take the Aveeno “Be an Active Natural” pledges on Facebook to earn up to 50 RecycleBank points! You can choose one or all of the following pledges:
  • Educate — 10 points
  • Commit — 15 points
  • Live — 25 points
  • Here’s my other post on Recyclebank which can help you get up to 90 points!
  • Here’s another post I did for 95 points- I don’t know if these rewards are still available or not!

Thanks, Lady Savings!

Posted: August 10, 2011

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 10, 2011

Chili's Free Chips & Queso

Chili’s Coupon: FREE Chips and Queso when you sign up for their email newsletter!

And another Chili’s Coupon: FREE Kid’s Meal with ANY adult entree purchase, (kids ages 12 and under), valid 8/10 TODAY ONLY!

View my huge restaurant coupon database!

With my exhaustion from posting all the #SwagShare giveways (more to come!) I am thinking Chili’s is what’s for dinner for me!


Posted: August 2, 2011

FREE Trial Size Skintamate Coupon – only 7,000 hurry!  You have to scroll down on the page to see the form to fill out.  If you click on the printable button, it will ask for a zip code I did 84660 and it gave me $1/1 printable coupon, which can be used on ANY size and should make for the trial size to be free!

Posted: August 1, 2011

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: August 1, 2011

Looks like the new Dove coupons from 07/31 are going to work great with this week’s CVS gas card promo!

Buy 5 Dove Shampoo or Conditioners $3 each
Buy 5 Dove Treatments $3 each
Use 5 FREE Dove Treatment wyb Dove Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 8/28/11 (RP 07/31/11)
Use 2  $1.50/2 printable Dove Hair Care Products (may not be take: “Sometimes BOGO coupons attach to both items—-the full price item, and the free item.  Should that be the case, than the register will not accept a money off coupon of the full price item.”)
Pay: $15 OOP
GET a FREE $10 Gas Gift Card for your qualifying purchase!
Final Price= $5 for all 10 items!

Dawn, 9.5-10.3 oz $0.99
Use the $0.50/1 Dawn Product, exp. 8/31/11 (P&G 07/31/11)

Final Price=$0.49

Do not ever forget to scan your card at the magic coupon machine at CVS! People are reporting U by Kotex liners 18 packs free with the coupon from it this week, and others have received a $2.00 off Gold Emblem Chips, Popcorn or Cheese Curls coupon with makes them free this week as well!

So many more deals on my CVS list!

(Thanks,  The Brainy Buyer and Save More Share More and Consumer Queen)

Posted: July 26, 2011

Sun Drop Soda BOGO Coupon

Drop it like its hot! Drop it like its hot! For those of you who’ve seen the commercial 🙂

Where is Sun Drop Soda sold? It is sold at Kroger’s and select other locations in the Southeastern part of the USA

Posted: July 21, 2011

Like Eggland’s Eggs on Facebook, then go to this FREE Eggland’s eggs page and request your freebie coupon!  It will be mailed to your house.

(Thanks Addicted to Saving)

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