How to Use BOGO Coupons to Maximize Your Savings

How to use BOGO Coupons

How to Use BOGO Coupons

How to use BOGO Coupons (Buy One Get One Free) seems to generate the most questions in our Facebook Groups.  So, recently I took to the Living Rich With Coupons Facebook page to do a live video on how to use BOGO Coupons correctly and how to maximize your savings while doing so.

We took the video, which you can see in it’s entirety here, and broke it apart for you below.

BOGO Coupon on Reg or Sale


The first way is pretty straight forward which is to use a BOGO Coupon on a regular or sale price items.

One thing I address, in the video above, is the use of an additional dollar off coupon along with a BOGO Coupon. This is the number one question I get asked regarding How to Use BOGO Coupons. Can you use an additional dollar off coupon with a BOGO coupon when you are buying 2 products?  The answer is no you can not.

The reason is, the BOGO coupon attaches to both products therefore no other coupon can be used along with it. As I mention in the video, think of a BOGO coupon as a $1/2 coupon. If you use a $1/2 coupon you can not use an additional dollar off coupon on the 2 products you are buying.  The same goes for the BOGO coupon.

Examples of BOGO Coupons on Regular or Sales Items:

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BOGO Coupon on BOGO Sale

The next way is using a BOGO Coupon on a Buy One Get One Free Sale. This gets a little confusing as some stores allow you to use a coupon on a free product and some do not.

The stores that allow you to use a coupon on a free product are as follows:

CVS, Stop & Shop, Publix, Giant Eagle (if your grocery store allows this as well, please leave it in the comments below and I’ll add it to the list)

At these stores, using a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale will make both products free.

Most other stores, including Target, ShopRite, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc, do not allow you to use a coupon on a free item. To get the most out of the sale and coupon, it’s best to do the BOGO store deal two times in one transaction so you can take full advantage of the BOGO sale and use a BOGO coupon.

Examples of BOGO Coupons on a BOGO Sale:

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BOGO Coupon on BOGO 50% off Sale

The third way is to use a BOGO Coupon on a Buy One Get One 50% off sale.  There are two ways this could go down. One is that the coupon will deduct the lower priced item (50% off item) or it will deduct the higher priced item (full price item). Obviously deducting the full price item with the coupon gives you the biggest bang for your buck but, in most cases, it’s not an option as the register and/or the cashier, may automatically deduct the lower price item.

As I mention in the video, go in thinking you’ll get the lower priced item deducted and if the higher price item deducts then it’s just a bonus savings for you.

Examples of using a BOGO Coupon on a BOGO 50% off sale:

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BOGO Coupon on B2G1 Sale

And, finally, the last way we are going to discuss, is the use of a BOGO Coupon on a Buy 2 Get 1 Free Sale. As in the the first scenarios above (using a BOGO coupon on a Regular or Sale Item), the use of the BOGO coupon will vary depending on the stores you are shopping at and if they do or do not allow the use of a coupon on a free item (see above for the different stores I’m referring to).

Below are different scenarios that will give you the biggest bang for your buck yet still using the coupons correctly according the store’s coupon policy.

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