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Coffee With Collin: Buy 1 Get 1 Free Coupon Issues

WARNING: The first 2 minutes and 22 seconds of this video focus solely on a BIG personal issue of mine (literally!) …it is not pretty and may require you to fast forward.

Enjoy!

**If you can’t see the video, go here to watch it.

What is a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon?
Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupons (also known as BOGO coupons or B1G1 coupons) allow you to purchase one item and Get a second item of equal or lesser value for free! You’ll want to pay special attention to the fine print on the coupon as there is usually a maximum value stated on the coupon (this maximum value is the most that the manufacturer is willing to reimburse the store for the “free” item). For example, in the coupon pictured above, P&G will only reimburse the store up to $3.99 for the CrossAction toothbrush. If the toothbrush is priced at $4.50, you will be required to pay $0.51 out of pocket ($4.50-$3.99) for this “free” item.
How does a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon work with a Buy 1 Get 1 Free store sale? With a B1G1 store sale, you are purchasing 2 like items and then automatically getting one item for free when you checkout. Since you are still essentially purchasing 2 items, you can use a B1G1 coupon in conjunction with the B1G1 store sale to get the both items for free (one is free after the store sale and one is free after the coupon). See the picture below as an example. *Important Note: Read your store’s coupon policy very carefully as some stores (most recently Rite Aid :( ) may prohibit the use of a B1G1 coupon in conjunction with a B1G1 store sale.

How does a $ off coupon work with a Buy 1 Get 1 Free store sale? Since you are purchasing 2 like items with a B1G1 store sale, you can use two $ off coupons (one that is applied to each purchased item). For example, the Walgreens coupon policy specifically states “When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.” * Important Note: Read your store’s coupon policy very carefully as some stores may prohibit the use of two $ off coupons in conjunction with a B1G1 store sale.
Can you purchase 2 like items and combine both a B1G1 coupon AND a $ off coupon? Hmmm…. check out the video above for my opinion and please feel free to share what you think in the comments.