Almost all coupons are accompanied by the phrase "limit one coupon per purchase" (or something similar), meaning one manufacturer coupon is allowed per item purchased. For example, if you are buying one toothpaste and have a $0.75/1 manufacturer coupon, you may not use another manufacturer coupon on this item. If you have a coupon for $1.00/2 toothpaste, you may only use one coupon per two items purchased because the coupon attaches itself to both products. Got it? OK, now on to BOGO!
Buy One Get One coupons come in different forms, such as "Buy 'Product X' and Get Another 'Product X' Free," or "Buy 'Product X' and Get 'Product Y' Free." These coupons are similar to $1.00/2 in that they attach to BOTH products, and therefore another manufacturer coupon CANNOT be used when only purchasing two products. By attempting to use a second manufacturer coupon on one of those two items, you are breaking the "one coupon per purchase" rule. The number of coupons required to use the coupon is the number of products the coupon attaches to.
A current example is the BOGO Gillette Male Disposable Razor from PG 11/25; this coupon attaches to both products listed. If you wanted to use this coupon in addition to the $10.00 off a Gillette ProGlide Razor, when you buy 1 Cartridge or Disposable from RP 12/2, you would need to buy three packages of disposable Gillette razors and one Gillette ProGlide Razor. The latter coupon attaches to both a package of disposables and the ProGlide.
There are also B2G1 (Buy Two Get One) coupons, and the same rules apply here: the coupon attaches itself to all three coupons, and therefore additional manufacturer coupons CANNOT be used when only purchasing three products.
For more on specific BOGO rules, check out our BOGO video!