Using 2 Coupons on a Buy one get one Free Sale
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Alright, I have received various emails and comments on this topic and though it would be best to have a *nice* discussion about this issue. The key word is *nice*!
Can you use two manufacturer (money off) coupons on a buy one get one free sale?
In my opinion YES! Now this is just my opinion and you don ‘t have to agree with it.
The reason I feel this way is because a stores sale has nothing to do with a manufacturer coupon. These are 2 separate ways to get a discount and when combined you can save quite a bit. As couponers, that’s what we do. We wait for a store sale and combine it with a manufacturers coupon to snag a sweet deal! With that being said using 2 coupons on a buy one get one free sale (in my opinion) is the same as using coupons with any other in-store sale.
Some stores will also try to stop you from using a coupon on each item when their offering a buy one get one free sale. Most store coupon policies state that you CAN use a coupon on each item, so in my opinion them not allowing you to use both coupons is ridiculous. What some cashiers don’t realize is that either way you pay for the 2 products (cash or coupons) they’ll be getting the same amount back. They will be getting the cash right then or the coupons once they mail them in for redemption, plus by sending in the 2 coupons they will also be making an .08 handling fee on each one…hmmm… I think I’d rather choose the manufacturer coupons!
When a store is having a buy one get one free sale it’s really more of a great advertsing tool. People think wow, I am getting something free. Really, though, a buy one get one free sale is a 50% off sale, but actually it’s not as great. With a 50% off sale you ONLY have to purchase one product, with a bogo sale, though, you’re forced to purchase two. This brings me to my next point. If two items were 50% you would be able to use a manufacturer coupon on each of them, so why is there such an issue with doing this on a buy one get one free sale?
A manufacturer coupon states one item per purchase. If you purchase two items you CAN use two coupons and you are purchasing two items in a buy one get one free sale. You are purchasing two at 50% off the retail price. No matter how they show up on your receipt that is exactly what you’re doing.
When a manufacturer puts out a high value coupon and there are lots of stores having sales on this product, then that means one thing: The manufacturer wants you to GO buy their product. Even if you snag the product for FREE- they still want you to try it. If you like it, then that means cash in their pockets, since you’ll probably be purchasing this item again, again and again. That’s the whole point of these coupon type promotions-To get you to try products you never would have otherwise.
Well, I could probably make a few more points, but I think I’ll stop there. I’d love to hear your opinion on this topic? Do you agree or disagree?