There has been a lot of confusion concerning Buy one Get one Free coupons and sales, so I thought I would try to clarify how things work in San Angelo.
I have had a lot of people ask me questions about how to use Buy one Get one Free sales, and I have also heard a lot of people giving out wrong information. I can't state this enough times...as couponers it is so important that we use our coupons ethically!! Yes, you can save more money by trying to cheat the system, but this makes it harder on every other coupon shopper, not to mention it is illegal!! Manufacturer's don't have to issue coupons, so we need to make sure and not take advantage of the system.
This is a question that I get quite a bit...Can you use 2 Buy one Get one Free coupons to get 2 items free?
-The answer is no. You can use ONE Buy one Get one Free coupon to purchase 2 items...one will be free and the other you will pay full price for.
Can you use a $1.00 off 1 coupon with a Buy one Get one Free Coupon?
-This is kind of a gray area in couponing, but one that more and more stores are addressing in their coupon policies. At Wal-Mart you are NOT allowed to use a dollar off coupon along with a BOGO coupon. At Target you are only allowed to use a dollar off coupon with a BOGO coupon if one of the coupons is man. coupon and the other coupon is a Target coupon.
Example: 1 Target coupon for Buy one Nivea Lotion Get one Free
1 man. coupon for $1.00 off Nivea Lotion
1 man. coupon for Buy one Nivea Lotion Get one Free
1 Target coupon for $1.00 off Nivea Lotion
CANNOT combine a BOGO man. coupon with a $1.00 off man. coupon, or a Target BOGO coupon with a $1.00 off Target coupon.
Different websites/couponers have differing ideas about using a dollar off coupon with a BOGO coupon. Based on the changes in Wal-Mart and Target policies, I no longer feel comfortable combining these coupons at any stores.
Can you use a Buy one Get one Free coupon with a Buy one Get one Free sale?
-This is different for different stores...even the same stores in different areas. I will be giving the information for our local stores (San Angelo).
CVS...Our local CVS stores are not supposed to accept a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale. You might get a cashier that will override this, but please don't try it. The cashiers can get in trouble, and it really isn't worth it.
Walgreens...Again, our Walgreens will not accept a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale.
Albertsons...Albertsons will accept a BOGO coupon with a BOGO sale, but you need to purchase three items when doing this. Purchase 3 items...one will be free with the store sale, one will be free with coupon, and one you will pay full price for...three for the price of one.
I hope this answers some questions about Buy one Get one Free coupons and sales. Let me know if you have any other questions about this issue. Remember that it's always important that we use our coupons correctly.