I’m not shy about admitting that BOGOs make my head hurt. Even though I’ve written a book about them, talked on national TV about them and shopped with BOGO coupons for years, talking through all the BOGO rules makes me tired. Turn on your thinking caps, then hit PLAY and watch our video!

BOGO promo+ BOGO coupon

Using a BOGO manufacturer coupon and a BOGO promo looks like this:

Buy 2 Product X $2.00 each
On Sale: Buy One, Get One Free
Use BOGO Product X manufacturer coupon
Final Price: Free

As of the writing of this post, this practice is expressly allowed by Walgreens and CVS.

BOGO coupon+BOGO coupon

Using a BOGO manufacturer coupon + BOGO manufacturer coupon on the purchase of two items is never allowed.

Buy 2 Product X $2.00 each
Use two BOGO Product X manufacturer coupon
Final Price: Free

 

Using a BOGO store coupon with a BOGO manufacturer coupon is not allowed at any of the national drugstores or super centers, but it is allowed by some supermarkets, so be sure to ask yours!

Buy 2 Product X $2.00 each
Use one BOGO Product X manufacturer coupon
Use one BOGO Product X store coupon
Final Price: Free

BOGO + Cents-Off coupon

Stacking two cents-off coupons with a BOGO sale is expressly allowed at Walgreens (as long as purchase price is greater than $0.00) and CVS (as long as it does not exceed item total).

Buy 2 Product X $2.00 each
On Sale: Buy One, Get One Free
Use two $0.50/1 Product X manufacturer coupon
Final Price: $0.50 each, when you buy 2

Stacking one cents-off coupon with a BOGO sale is expressly allowed at Rite Aid and Target.

Buy 2 Product X $2.00
On Sale: Buy One, Get One Free
Use one $0.50/1 Product X manufacturer coupon
Final Price: $0.75 each, when you buy 2

Stacking a BOGO manufacturer coupon with one cents-off store coupons is also expressly allowed at Target and all three national drugstores.  This is essentially the inverse of the above scenario.

Buy 2 Product X $2.00
Use one BOGO Product X manufacturer coupon
Use one $0.50/1 Product X store coupon
Final Price: $0.75 each, when you buy 2

Lastly, stacking a BOGO manufacturer coupon with a cents-off manufacturer coupon on the purchase of two products is never allowed.  Remember, a BOGO coupon is much like a $1.00 off two coupon, in that it ‘attaches’ itself to two items.  By attempting to use a second manufacturer coupon on one of those two items, you are breaking the “one coupon per purchase” rule.

Rite Aid coupon policy states that they allow the use of a BOGO manufacturer coupon with a cents-off coupon, but since the verbiage on all manufacturer coupons does not allow this practice, we do not do it.

Buy 2 Product X $2.00
Use one BOGO Product X manufacturer coupon
Use one $0.50/1 Product X store manufacturer coupon
Final Price: $0.75 each, when you buy 2

 

So, did we confuse you even more?  🙂  Let us know what other questions you have about BOGOs!  We’re here to help!

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