Have you ever seen a sale that was advertised 10/$10 or 4/$5 or even 2/$1? If so, did you ever even consider purchasing less than the advertised quantities?
These multi-buy sales are just another way that many stores try to trick you into buying multiple items, because you think that you have to do so in order to get the great price.
But guess what – you don’t (most of the time)! Instead:
- 10/$10 Sales = Buy 1 for $1, 2 for $2, 5 for $5, or more
- 4/$5 Sales = Buy 1 for $1.25, 2 for $2.50, 3 for $3.75, or more
- 2/$1 Sales = Buy 1 for $0.50 or more
Some stores actually do charge you less if you buy multiples during their multi-buy sales. The store I see that does this most often is Shoppers Drug Mart. You could buy 2 of something for $5, for example, or pay $2.99 each.
In this case, buying the multiples is the best deal. I’ve also seen Walmart do this occasionally.
Pay attention to the words in the advertisement, both in the flyers and in stores, to see if you truly do need to buy the multiples to get the low price, or if you can get away with buying less.