Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Q & A

From an email...

Coupon Clipper: I know I've asked you before about the BOGO coupons but I wanted to make sure I did this right today.

I went to Meijer and they had Lysol spray BOGO but the cans were packaged together (two cans wrapped in plastic). I had a BOGO coupon for Lysol spray so we got one pkg of the BOGO Lysol spray (with 2 cans) and tried to use the BOGO coupon but it didn't work.

The cashier called the manager and they wouldn't allow it either. They said that we would have to get four cans in order to use the coupon.

So we ended up getting 4 Lysol cans (2 packages) for $3.09 but were thinking we would get 2 cans for free. Am I wrong on that? I wonder if it was different because the two cans were packaged together. What are your thoughts?

Me: When I first started couponing I tried to use two coupons on a double package of Cheerios, and I learned a similar lesson.

When items are packaged together the manufacturer intends to sell that as a single unit. One coupon per packaging unit. So the manager was correct in asking you to purchase 4 cans. Essentially you received 3 cans for FREE, but I completely understand your misunderstanding.

Its funny, some things are learned on an 'as you go' basis. Great question!



Thanks for the clarification! It was still a great deal:-)