I think of myself as a pretty good savvy shopper. I try never to buy anything full price. I consider generic over name brand and I always ask if I can get a discount. What gets me most excited though, is the Buy One Get One (BOGO) Free. When I see a BOGO Free special, it gets me excited because I think it’s the best bang for the buck deal except when they’re free.
You may see buy one get one half off or buy one get one at some percentage. Those are ok too but I’m talking about the buy one get one period. When you go to the grocery store, you’ll see items discounted but they’re probably discounted a 20 cents, 50 cents, maybe even a dollar. But when you see the Buy One Get One Free sign, that’s the best deal in my eyes. Don’t get lured into the buy one get one half off, buy one get one with a percentage. These are not truly buy one get one; that is getting 2 for the price of 1.
I sometimes get alerts on my restaurant apps that I received a BOGO Free code. I try not to eat out as much mainly for health reasons and budget but when I receive a BOGO Free code, I’ll plan to use it. For example, one of my local Mexican restaurants will give me a BOGO Free code and I’ll get 2 items for the price of one. When I go to the grocery store, if my favorite items are BOGO Free, I’ll buy it.
One of the reasons businesses might have BOGO sales is to drive sales; sell as many as possible. Another reason could be to sell old inventory. Especially when you’re grocery shopping, always look for the expiration dates on items that are BOGO. I’ve seen it where items were expiring soon hence the need to get rid of the inventory.
You may need to wait for BOGO Free deals because they don’t come too often. Never buy things full price when you can. There’s always negotiation and it never hurts to ask for a discount. Finding deals is exciting and it’s more exciting when it’s BOGO Free. The way you shop today will shape your financial future. If you are interested in following my journey, email subscribe to get alerts of latest posts or follow me on Facebook.