In the couponing world, you may hear the term “Double Dipping.” This is used when there is a deal for a specific item this week and the same item has a deal going on next week. Sometimes, the stores will activate their deals for next week a day early – while still keeping this week’s deals active!
That means there are two deals going on at the same time for ONE item! Sometimes that is enough to get an item really cheap without needing coupons. Other times, there are coupons we can use on top of both the deals that help us make the items cheap or completely FREE!
Stores typically start their new weekly deals on Sundays, therefore double dipping usually only happens on Saturdays. Some popular stores that may activate double dipping include CVS and Walgreens.
Here’s a scenario of a double dipping deal:
This week: Tide is on sale for $4 (regular $8).
Next week: Tide is on sale for BOGO free.
Since both deals will be activated at the same time, you can buy 2 bottles of Tide, priced $4 each, and one of them will be free because of the BOGO free deal for next week. That means:
Get BOGO free
Final Price: $4 or $2 each
The original price of two bottles of Tide would have been $16.00 but you would only have to pay $4. That’s a 75% savings! Plus, if you had a Tide coupon, you could make it even cheaper, saving even more money!