Monday, May 31, 2010
The double BOGO
If you shop at Publix pretty often like I do, then you are probably pretty familiar with the buy one get one free items that they have. They are on a regular rotation, so typically every 4-6 weeks you will see the same items go BOGO. Well, usually the BOGO items are convenience packaged foods, and my husband consumes a lot of that stuff- corndogs, chicken patties, frozen pizzas, etc since I work late several nights per week. I was reading on the internet about how you can buy coupons off of ebay, and I had never thought to check there before. Lo and behold, I found a lady that was selling 10 coupons for buy one get one free Curly's pulled pork. I remembered that I had bought it BOGO before from Publix or Winn Dixie (I sometimes shop there for BOGO items.) Here is where the double BOGO comes in- if the item is already BOGO at the store, and you have a BOGO coupon, then you actually get both items free. So for 99 cents, I bought 10 of the BOGO Curly's coupons. I was taking a risk because they expire June 30 and I wasn't sure if the Curly's pulled pork would go on sale during that time. Luckily, Wednesday came around and I saw that Curly's was BOGO at Winn Dixie. I got my coupons in the mail Thursday night, went to Winn Dixie Friday morning, and picked up 20 containers of Curly's pulled pork for FREE. At $5.99 each, it was a significant amount of savings. I bought a few other BOGO items while I was there just so that my total would be a positive number. All in all, I spent $17.05 and walked away with $150 worth of groceries. The pulled pork came in handy for Memorial Day weekend, and I now have tons of meat in the fridge and freezer. I won't do this often, but if it's a product I could really use and have the storage for it, I think it's a great way to stretch your budget.