Jul 20, 2011
50% off, BOGO? Couponing Answers
What's the difference between 50% and BOGO when it comes to coupon usage?
When I first started using coupons, there was a deal for 50% a men's razor (cannot remember the brand), I had BOGO coupons so I was thrilled! I had heard of people getting stuff for FREE and was quite sure that this was my opportunity! WRONG!
50% is just that, 50% off each item. Let's say the razors in my scenario were $10; 50% off would make them $5 each. I paid $5 or $2.50 each. I was bummed!
What I didn't know way back when was when you use a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale THAT results in 2 free items. I just assumed 50% off was 50% off and got overzealous. Oh well, chalk it up to learning.
For my new followers, the way a BOGO works on a BOGO sale is:
You Buy One to Get One; look at it as the store offering you a FREE item AND the manufacturer offering you a FREE item. Your coupon is payment for your "Buy One".
You will, however always have to pay tax.
Hope this helps!
Posted by Jessica at 12:26 AM