Extreme Couponing Tip: Stack a BOGO Coupon with a BOGO Promo!

At many stores you may use a Buy One Get One Free manufacturer coupon with a BOGO store promotion.  One product is free to the consumer and reimbursed by the manufacturer coupon. The other product is also free to the consumer, from the store. If a store’s policy neither specifically allows or prohibits stacking a BOGO coupon with a store BOGO promotion, it is up to the cashier/manager’s discretion as to whether or not they will accept it. Check your local store coupon policy for specifics.

Stores Policies that Specifically Allow Stacking BOGO Promo and BOGO Coupon:

Albertsons: “Albertsons offers of Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) promotions in their weekly advertisement can be combined with Buy One, Get One Free manufacturer coupons to result in BOTH items being Free.”

Bartell Drugs: “A Bartell ‘Buy One Get One Free’ coupon may be used in conjunction with a manufacturer coupon for the same item.”

CVS: “Buy One, Get One Free promotions may be combined with Buy One, Get One Free Coupons. Customers are responsible for paying applicable tax”

Stores Which Prohibit This Use (the application of a coupon for a free item):

Price Chopper: “We will accept only one (1) manufacturer coupon for an advertised Buy one, Get one Free Offer. We will not accept a manufacturer’s coupon for the product that is received free as part of a Buy one, Get one Free Offer.”

Rite Aid
: “Buy One Get One Free coupons cannot be used in conjunction with a Buy One Get One Free promotion.”

Safeway (and Safeway affiliates Dominick’s, Carrs, Genuardi’s, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, and Vons): “Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.”

Target: “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.”

Weis: “Coupons cannot be applied against the item received in any offer where a customer buys one or more items to get one or more items free.”

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19 thoughts on “Extreme Couponing Tip: Stack a BOGO Coupon with a BOGO Promo!”

  1. Theresa says:

    Wow, I never realized that wording about Safeway’s free item policy!  I just literally today bought the Yakisoba noodles that were 99cents & Buy One, Get one Free sale.  So I used (2) 50cent/1 coupons and got both free!  Were they not supposed to do that?

    • Anonymous says:

      I also bought the yakisoba noodles at Safeway that were 99 cents and buy one get one free, however I only had to use one 50 cent/1 coupon (it doubled) and I got both free.

  2.  I need some help with this. I have buy2 get 1 free and my local winn dixie has them bogo also. how could I match these too the sale so I could get the best deal?

  3. You better have a copy of the CVS coupon rules with you in Texas!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Amen!  My CVS is not very coupon friendly on the regular coupons.  BOGOS ~ fagettaboutit.

  4. So do you take two items to the cashier, and give them a bogo coupon and get both items for free or do you take three items to the cashier, pay for one and get two free?

    • Anonymous says:

      At the stores that allow stacking a store BOGO promo and a manufacturer BOGO coupon, you bring two products to the cashier. The register should automatically take off one of the products and the other item’s price is taken off via the coupon. The customer then just has to pay sales tax (if applicable). 

  5. For anyone with a Giant Eagle yes they will take a bogo on a bogo however all their bogo prices ring in at half the price of 1 item, so they will only take off that amount. Like something is $4.00 regular price and on bogo sale. each one will ring at $2.00, then they will only take $2.00 off with the coupon.

  6. I knew Albertsons allowed this, but assumed CVS would not. thanks!!

  7. I do this at Publix, BiLo (SE US), & CVS all the time, and get so excited every time!!  LOLOL

  8. How does a BOGO Price Match from another store work at walmart if you have a BOGO coupon

    • Rose Deacon says:

      Correct me if I am wrong anyone, but to the best of my knowledge  walmart will not do a  price match for a  buy one get one. They will only do price match on items with a set price and you must have the ads to show the price…

      • Ashley Fiskvik says:

        Well you’re right and wrong! =) They will do a price match on a buy one get one free if it says ” Buy one at $X.XX and get one free”. So if the ad has a price associated with the sale then it’s a go! 

  9. Anonymous says:

    I believe Publix also stacks BOGO.

  10. Thank you so much for this! I’m new to couponing and I was just having this dilemma the other day!

  11. Brittany Wessels says:

    Walgreens also stacks BOGO but you are have to pay taxes where applied :)

    • Beth Vanderq says:

      Unfortunately not all Walgreens will do it, although the coupon policy states it is allowed.  For those of you whose walgreens allows it…Lucky duckies.

      • Rose Deacon says:

        My walgreens won’t do it, but the store manager allows it… Figure that one out. If They have a buy one get one, I have to directly go to the store manager to get it…

  12. Anonymous says:

    Great tip!