I have been getting this question asked a lot these last few days and thought I would go ahead and post the answer for anyone else who may be wondering.
This concept took me a while to grasp when I first started out in the couponing world, so don’t feel bad if it has you perplexed.
When a store runs a BOGO Free sale on product (A) and you have a coupon for a BOGO Free product (A), you will get 2 product (A’s) for Free.
Now, how does that work? The store takes the hit on the free product from the store sale. The manufacturer takes the hit on the free product from the coupon. The store will still get payment for the product because the manufacturer compensates them for the coupon when they turn them in.
That being said, it will really depend on your store’s manager and the cashier you are dealing with and the store’s policies they have in place. For instance, I have one CVS near me that will not accept a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale. However, the one down the street does!
Now, if it is a BOGO 50% off sale and you have a BOGO Free coupon, you would only pay for the 50% off item.
Now, again, this is going to highly depend on your store manager and cashiers.
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