This is my first trip this week, I bought 4 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes. I used 4 BOGO free wipes coupons, plus 1.50/1 pack of diapers. I also used 9.00 extra bucks from my last weeks purchase bringing my total from 51.12 to 23.74 including tax! I save 68% of my purchase! As a beginner couponer I’m really happy with it! ūüėÄ

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Also nothing else in the policy stated that I couldn’t combine the BOGO coupon with a manufacturers coupon for the diapers. Before I even went to do this deal I spoke with a seasoned couponer who has been doing it for years and she agreed that I can use all eight coupons in the same transaction.

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It was wrong in using two coupons for the wipes and diapers. As previously wrote on here if cvs has a deal in their weekly ad where something is buy one get one free then yes you may use two coupons even on the free item but if you have a MANUFACTURER coupon that is a b1g1 free then that coupon applies to TWO items and a second coupon may not be applied to the other item. I think whoever posted the cvs coupon policy regarding all the b1g1 free cvs promotions and manufacturer coupons is misreading it all. Hopefully it’s a lesson learned and not a habit cause it really makes it difficult for others who actually use the coupons correctly and understands the definitions written on coupons as well as each individual stores policy. Even though rite aid will let you use a cents off coupon on the second item with a b1g1 coupon doesn’t mean every store allows that so please read each stores policy carefully and for the friend who’s a “seasoned couponer” who told you it’s ok to do this needs to also check up on the stores policy!

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For everyone’s information who has bashed my couponing brag…I reviewed CVS coupon policy on KCL’s website and the CVS website…as it states below I did nothing wrong. So please stop being negative and hating me because you couldn’t save like I did.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons
‚ÄĘSales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offer, if required by applicable state laws. Two coupons may be used on a Buy One, Get One Free promotion as long as it does not exceed the item total
Example: Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 Buy One, Get One Free and the customer is purchasing two shampoos; customer may use two coupons for $1.00 each and pay the applicable tax.
‚ÄĘBuy One, Get One Free promotions may be combined with Buy One, Get One Free Coupons. Customers are responsible for paying applicable tax
Example: Suave Shampoo is on sale for $2.00 BOGO and customer has a MFG coupon for Suave BOGO. Customer will receive both items for free but will need to pay any applicable tax.

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again….those are for bogo promotions, NOT bogo coupons….2 COMPLETELY different things

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I would also like to add that I looked for where KCL said this wasn’t allowed and can’t find it. To the person stating it’s fraud let me ask u this. Rite Aid also allows b1g1 coupons to be used with cent off coupons so is it of your opinion that rite Aid is purposefully committing fraud also? They state it clearly in their policy. Some targets do also. Not too long ago KCL posted a deal on centrum I do believe it was where you were to use a b1g1 manufacturer coupon along side a cents off manufacturer coupon to get 2 boxes for $0.18. I saw that and was excited target allows b1g1 with cents off so I went to target with a b1g1 dog food coupon and a $4/1 coupon and asked the cashier if it was allowed. She didn’t know so she called her manager over who said without a doubt it was allowed. I bought 2 bags of food for $0.99. I posted it under brags and got soooo much crap for it even though my target allows it. Guess what it isn’t fraud. Its up to each store to provide a policy and they choose to either allow it or not. Have you ever traded a coupon with someone or accepted a coupon someone gave you? Well the coupons state that isn’t allowed so if you have I guess you have committed fraud. Buying a different product and using a coupon that doesn’t fit it is theft and fraud but using a coupon for an item the way you are supposed to isn’t. If you feel it’s wrong then don’t do it but I don’t feel it is or stores wouldn’t allow it.

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If the store has it in their policy, then good for them….CVS however DOES NOT……look on the original post for the pampers deal and you’ll see they replied to someone’s comment asking if it was okay. IT’S NOT IN CVS’S POLICY SO IT IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!!!!! I feel sorry for CVS because they’re probably going to lose a lot of money over this coupon misuse….

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just an FYI……KCL 05/09/2016 at 1:00 pm
Any coupon that requires you purchase one item to get another for free cannot be used with any other coupon. That one coupon applies to all items that are required to be purchased.

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Just have to add… you said this is your first couponing this week…. does this mean you are just starting couponing this week …or does that mean you’ve been doing this for a while, and this is your first trip this week? Oh, if you’re just starting, don’t worry, you’ll get critics from all of us… but we understand the starting off process…. but going forward… we all like to do it with pride. Good luck in your future couponing… and remember to keep the positive relationships with you cashiers…. they work very hard, usually while they are attaining to do something greater with themselves.

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To whoever posted this brag originally, good job?, but I never knew CVS accepted another “cents off coupon” when using a “Buy One Get One X (FREE) off coupon”. I’m still learning that some stores still do that (like Jewel Osco in my area), but never knew CVS did it… even reread CVS’s coupon policy….I don’t see a mention of it, even in stretching what the policy means method… I’ll have to ask my stores about this… it’ll be a great find if they do this in my local. And yes, normally, in most stores a B1G1FREE coupon, you can NOT apply another coupon to that same grouping. In this newspaper Pamper’s coupon particular case (at least what mine states), it does read “LIMIT ONE COUPON PER PURCHASE (we should all know what “purchase means) …. key words next… ” of products and quantities stated.” So, this coupon states 2 products, so only one manufacturer coupon can be used when buying these 2 stated products. In what your saying, CVS accepts a Manuf cents off coupon in addition to a manuf B1G1Free… that would be wonderful.

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Great Save!!!!

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If the manufacturer doesn’t want you to use a free wipes coupon along with a diapers coupon, then the coupon would state “not redeemable with any other offers.” It does not state that therefore you can. Plain and somple. Where the coupon does say “good for one pirchase,” that just means the coupon was good for 1 item only. That doesn’t mean you can’t use a different coupon for a different item. In the diapers case, you are using ONE coupon for the diapers and ONE coupon for the wipes. Now if she tried to use a bogo coupon for free wipes and then a cents off coupon for the wipes also then that is wrong but that isn’t the case here.

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The coupon says some form of “Limit one coupon per purchase” which in this case means both the diapers and the wipes. Because the BOGO manufacturer’s coupon applied to this purchase, no more manufacturer’s coupons may be used on either the diapers or the wipes.

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In fact if she had coupons for the wipes she can add it in with the diaper coupons and the BOGO coupons.

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Tell them! If it worked, out was obviously ok with CVS. Good deal!!!

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Literally stop promoting coupon fraud.

1) CVS policy allows for additional coupons on BOGO STORE PROMOTIONS, NOT with BOGO coupons. So if the store had a promo, “Buy diapers, get free wipes” then you may use a coupon for the diapers and one for the wipes. BUT, in this case, the OP used a BOGO COUPON with another coupon WHICH IS NOT ALLOWED ACCORDING TO WORDING ON ALL MANUFACTURER’S COUPONS (literally every coupon says something along the lines of “limit one coupon per purchase”). In this case, the “purchase” that the BOGO mq applies to is a pack of diapers AND wipes (“buy one pack of diapers, get a free pampers wipes” means you get the wipes free BECAUSE you purchased the diapers). Because you’ve already used a coupon for this “purchase” (the diapers AND the wipes), you MAY NOT use any additional manufacturer’s coupons on these two items. This is the same reason why if you buy say, 2 shampoos, you may use a manufacturer’s coupon thats $1.50/2 OR (2) individual coupons for $0.50/1. YOU MAY NOT use both the $1.50/2 and another $0.50/1 for just (2) shampoos because the “purchase” that the $1.50 coupon applies to are the (2) shampoos.

2) Just because something scans/works DOES NOT MEAN it is okay to use that way. As an example, unethical “couponers” (I use that term loosely, they are criminals) might try to “decode” a coupon which is using a coupon on something from the same brand but that is not listed on the coupon. Example: P&G has both Crest Whitestrips coupons and normal Crest toothpaste coupons. The whitestrips coupons might work on the toothpaste but it is NOT okay and ILLEGAL to do this.

3) Even if your cashier/store manager explicitly allows this, just know that the store will be LOSING MONEY and might retrain/fire/shut down. Many of the workers might not even know how to use coupons and might just be trying to quickly get through a line so they accept any coupon you hand them. Even if they explicitly know what the coupons say, let me reiterate, the store will lose money. They have to submit all of their coupons to a clearing house which matches the coupons received from the store to the sales of that store. They will be able to see that the purchase requirements were not met for certain coupons and the manufacturer will not pay the store for those coupons (and rightly so).

SUMMARY: CVS policy allows an additional coupon on a BOGO STORE PROMOTION, NOT with a BOGO manufacturer’s coupon. Every manufacturer’s coupon has some form of “limit one per purchase” which in this case means (2) items (diapers and wipes). Because this coupon attaches to (2) items, you may NOT use another manufacturer’s coupon. Second, just because something scans does not mean it should be used that way. Same idea that just because something beeps, doesn’t mean it should automatically be rejected. Registers are not programmed to recognize every coupon’s wording and terms thus it is up to us to use them correctly. (Some criminals take advantage of this “if it scans, its okay” mentality to purposefully misuse coupons, please don’t be one of them). Third, even if you get consent from workers at a store to use coupons in this way (which is not valid), they may not be paying attention or they may not know about coupons. If they do and still allow this, the store will lose money and they may be retrained/fired or the store may shut down.

TLDR; Just use coupons correctly.

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THANK YOU!!! this is what I’ve been trying to explain and yet people still don’t get it

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no she can’t……cvs says if it’s a bogo promotion then yes you can use 2 coupons, one for each product….this is not a promotion, this is a coupon that applies to BOTH products, which KCL clearly stated…I don’t care if it went through, the computer doesn’t know what to deny half the time, and the manager probably doesn’t know either…it’s a tricky coupon but if it says you have to buy one thing to get another, you CAN’T use it with another coupon

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CVS allows you to use additional coupons on BOGO items, even if one of them are free. It doesn’t matter if you guys don’t agree with it. CVS coupon policy allows it.

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that’s if it’s their own bogo promotion, this is not a promotion, this is a coupon…….

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The free wipes coupon is for the wipes and the $1.50 coupon is for the diapers. 1 coupon per item so nothing wrong with it. People on here get sooo angry that stores allow cents off coupons with bogo. If the store allows it in there policy then stop putting ppl down for it. Btw the coupon itself doesn’t say not redeemable with other offers therefore its allowed. Great job on your savings!!!

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they allow cents off if it’s their own BOGO promotion, this is not a promotion, it’s a coupon….KCL clearly states if the coupon says you have to buy one thing to get another, you CANNOT combine coupons……the coupon does say only one coupon per purchase, which includes BOTH the diapers AND the wipes….idk why y’all can’t understand this

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It’s not that they don’t understand its that they want to save more money. In time they will realize that just like every other company CVS will start becoming more stringent with there policies and in turn will make it harder for couponers in the long run. Also this is why when I use legitimate coupons I get looked at like a criminal.

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Enjoy your savings!

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the bogo coupon actually applies to both products, so you shouldn’t have been able to use both the bogo and the 1.50 coupons…….

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It doesn’t take money off of the diapers just off of the wipes . It seems cvs isn’t having a problem in my area manager okay it and the coupons go through no problem

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they might not have known either….I’m just saying there’s a lot of questions about this coupon, but it applies to both and isn’t supposed to be combined with anything….that’s all. It might have gone through no problem but it shouldn’t have

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I agree the person shouldn’t have used both coupons even if they went through fine

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The coupon says buy one pack of diapers get a free pampers wipes up to 72 count. In no way does it apply to the diapers. The only way the coupon would have scanned is if I has bought the diapers with the wipes. Which made the wipes free. but the diapers would still be rang up at 8.99 which means I can use a diaper coupon with the diapers…..

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no….that’s if it’s a bogo promotion but this is a bogo coupon..KCL stated if a coupon says you have to buy one thing to get another, you CANNOT combine it

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Exactly what I keep saying.

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