HOW DOES IT WORK!?! Get the dish on Buy 1, Get 1 Free (or 50% off) Sales with Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupons!

I know this is a very confusing topic for many of you, and I will admit it used to make my head spin- but it’s really a simple concept once you lay it out!

Does this clear it up for you? 

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45 thoughts on “Video: How to use a BOGO coupon with a BOGO 50% off sale!”

If the store is offering a buy 1 get one 50% off sale and you have a regular coupon, say $1.00 off, can you use that towards the cost of the first item you are buying?

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I have a question using a BOGO coupon……if I use a BOGO coupon say for a Febreeze candle can I use another money off coupon in conjunction with the BOGO coupon? Example I would get two candles, pay full price for one get the other free and use a $1 or $2 off coupon with that as well?

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i would just like to no why i am having such a hard time using my coupons at walmart. They act as if i should not be using them or im doing something wrong.

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Thank you for the clarification video, but I still have a question. If the deodorant was BOGO 50% off and I have 2 BOGO free coupons, could I get 4 items? Since I am already paying something for the 2 BOGO 50% deodorants (store deal), wouldn’t it make sense that I should still be able to use both coupons and get the other 2 for free? I ran into this last week, so this is perfect timing!

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What happens if have 2 BOGO coupons, and buy 4items?

Do I get 1st item at regular price and 2nd free, 3rd 50% off price and 4th free?

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Love the videos so helpful!

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Actually my Publix does it differently (Sarasota FL). If i have a BOGO coupon, and it’s a BOGO item, then i get 3 altogether. I am using their sale, so i buy 1 item, and get 1 free. Then i use the coupon, which i applies to the first item i bought, and i get a 3rd item for free.

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I have a quick question not pertaining to the video. We watch Extreme Couponing and can’t figure out the sales tax thing. It seems almost like they don’t pay it or something. You see these people paying only pennies for a $1000+ bill. how do they do the sales tax? We haven’t had the opportunity to attend a class and are so confused on that part! Thank you for your time!

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thanks. that sounds really easy.

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I am wonderring what is in those beautiful cabinets behind you :)

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Thank you, Heather!

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Thank You!! This has always been a little ?? for me, in fact I tend to shy away from those deals before, because I didn’t fully understand them. Now I will be able to take advantage of these types of sales with confidence.

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Can you please name stores allowed combine BOGo sales and BoGo coupon to get things for free?

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Thanks so much for explaining this! I have depended on the clerk to be honest about how this works now I know for myself! I have had to explain coupons for for products, how to put it in the register when it wouldn’t scan in ect….. one store manager in particular probably hates to see me coming! LOL

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Heather, Love the hair cut! Thanks for the info, that really clears it up. I also am from Idaho, and I love when people say you have an accent, I guess I’m just used to it. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

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Heather, Love the hair cut! Thanks for the info, that really clears it up. I also am from Idaho, and I love when people say you have an accent, I guess I’m just used to it. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!!!!

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These kind of sales are great! I got free body wash and deodorant the other day at Walgreens by combining a B1G1 coupon with another high-value coupon!

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i have a question that is totally out of topic… walmart has pantene conditioner 2pk (they’re the big bottles)…. $4.97, can i use a coupon for $3.00 off the two if it’s combined into one total

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No, the 2 pack is considered one item. :(

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I don’t think so. There is only one barcode being scanned so you’re technically only buying “one”

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Am i allowed to use a bogo coupon and a cents off coupon?

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This is the first I’ve seen of your new ‘do’, Heath! You look beautiful, BFF!

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Aww, thanks Joanie! :)

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I was very confused, thank you so much for clearing all that up for us.

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“Fillers” are inexpensive items used to bring a total–either dollar amount or item number count–into balance. Check out this post for when to use them and what our favorite fillers are: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/2011/06/25/extreme-couponing-tip-fillers/
Walmart will accept competitor coupons that feature a specific item for a specific price. So if it’s an in-ad Walgreens coupon that says “Colgate Total Toothpaste $0.99, 4oz”, then Walmart will accept it. They do not accept coupons that are for a percent or dollar-amount-off either a product or a total shopping purchase. Also Walmart’s policy is to accept one coupon per item, so you cannot stack a competitor’s store coupon with a manufacturer coupon (it’s either, or). http://walmartstores.com/7655.aspx

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Hi Krazycouponladies!

Would you please explain what a filler is. I heard you mention it several times during your Walgreen’s video. I also wanted to know if i can use a Walgreen’s coupon @ Walmart, Target or Krogers.

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Here’s a description for a “filler”… You have 5 items and you have 6 coupons. so you would have to buy a “filler” to use that 6th coupon and the filler has to exceed the transaction amount if your store doesn’t pay to take it out of the store. so say i have 5 shampoos @ $1.99 and a $1/1 coupon for each one and i also want to use my $5 register reward, you would be $0.05 negitive so if you bought a $0.33 carmel as a “filler” it would make your total $5.28 so you could use all your coupons and pay only $0.28! hope this helps! (:

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the only reason a filler is needed is when you are using their register rewards to pay for the items and you can use only one register reward for each item purchased so if you are using several register rewards you will have to use a filler for each register reward over the amount of products you bought. IE: bought 4 shampoos, used 4 coupons and 4 register rewards to pay. You would have to use 4 fillers because the register rewards count as a coupon. Since they count as a coupon you are using 8 coupons and need 8 items. I hope this helps someone because it really confused me when I first started shopping Walgreens. I had a wonderful checker who explained how it works to me.

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This explains so much. I used a novo coupon today on a buy 2 get 1 free sale at walgreens today. So following the kcl scenario, I only paid for 1.

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Awesome clarification I will take this and Use all those BOGO that I thought I couldn’t use.

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I just wanted to say how nice your hair looks with that cut. Very chic on you!

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I just wanted to say how nice your hair looks with that cut. Very chic on you!

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How about when I have a buy 2 get 1 coupon and the promotion at store is also buy 2 get 1?So do I get 4 items for price of 2 or do I get 3 items for price of 1?

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3 items for the price of one I would think.

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3 items for the price of one I would think.

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Thank you for posting a video about this. I always feel like I understand it better when you explain it to us in person. What an awesome learning tool! You all do a great job keeping us updated and educated!

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Very informative! I was surprised to learn that with a B1G1 for 50% off store promotion, the 50% off item is usually the free one when used with a B1G1 coupon–logically, this would make sense, but it seems that it would make most B1G1 for 50% off store promotions not worth our while (the outcome would be no different than using a B1G1 coupon when the item isn’t on sale–assuming that the “regular” sale price wasn’t lowered for the promotion).

This makes me really curious to learn more about what data is embedded in a coupon bar code, especially in a B1G1 coupon (e.g. “$X off when two of Product Y are present” or “When two of Product Y are present make lower priced one free”?). I hope you might consider doing an article on this topic in the future (knowledge is power!).

You look like you’re in a magazine ad, btw, with that perfect outfit in that perfect kitchen =)

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I too would like to know more about the coupon bar code and how stores are reimbursed. I often wonder what difference does it make if the coupon gives the customer an overage or takes off the high price item (like in your examples in the video). Won’t the stores get the full amount of the coupon plus the 8cents anyway?

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Very helpful thank you! Your accent is adorable too!! :)

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Don’t quote me on this, but I think I remember seeing that Rite Aid might have been one of the stores that won’t allow the B1G1free coupon with the B1G1free sale. They also limited the number of like coupons in one transaction to 4. So that means more separate transactions if you need many.

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Don’t quote me on this, but I think I remember seeing that Rite Aid might have been one of the stores that won’t allow the B1G1free coupon with the B1G1free sale. They also limited the number of like coupons in one transaction to 4. So that means more separate transactions if you need many.

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Yes, im with you on that… it’s in their policy. They no longer allow bogo coupons combined with bogo sales

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Do you know what major chains do or do not allow this?

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Cute hair cut, Heather! Oh yeah, and thanks for the 411! ;-)

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