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  • Our local Sainsbury's isn't very bright. You can usually combine a BOGOF and a reduction. Normal price £2 + BOGOF, so you can get two for (2 x 2) - 2 = £2. If they have a reduction to say £1, it comes in as (2 x 1) - 2 = 0. We regularly get stuff for pennies that should cost pounds. Having said that Saonsbury's lost millions in a botched SAP implementation...

    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."
    • Which suggests that this Somerfield is getting bright (or at least its tills are). What I notice on the receipt is that the two BOGOFs (bacon and cheese) are done as negative line items at the end of the receipt, whereas the "buy 2 for £3" (in effect a fixed discount) is done as a negative line item immediately below the second. So it seems that they've managed to program the till to do BOGOFs as "refund actual purchase price of second item", rather than a standard "buy 2 get £n off." Shame.