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BOGO's -- how do they work where you are?


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BOGO's -- how do they work where you are?

johnb | Apr 18, 2014 06:12 AM

In some places, you can get a single BOGO item half off. In others, you have to take two. How does it work where you are?

It seems to me it is a geographical thing, not a store policy thing. For example, where I live in NC the stores will sell you one at half off. In Florida where I am now, they insist you take two; you get nothing off if you only take one. That in spite of the fact that in my main store in NC is Bi-Lo (they do it), which has the same ownership as Winn-Dixie which doesn't do it, at least not where I am in FL. Is this just local competitive practices?

For clarity, even in FL, if an item is marked 2 for X, you can always buy one for 1/2 X. It's when it's marked as a BOGO -- then you must actually buy two to get the deal.

In another thread somebody said Publix will do it, but where I am Publix won't (I'm in the Orlando-Daytona zone.)

What's your experience?

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