BO·​GO ˈbō-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce BOGO (audio)
plural BOGOs
: a sales promotion in which an item is offered free or at a reduced price when another item is purchased at full price
For those who want to save money at other grocery stores, keep an eye out for BOGOs.John Ewoldt
a BOGO sale

Examples of BOGO in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those who purchase the BOGO deal, are limited to only one free chicken sandwich per transaction. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 Popeyes Is Giving Away Free Chicken Sandwiches for National Sandwich Day with a BOGO Deal Outback: The steakhouse is offering military personnel a free bloomin’ onion and beverage with the purchase of an entrée. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 4 Nov. 2023 Cinnabon is giving out free cinnamon rolls as part of a BOGO deal running from Oct. 2-8. Guests can pick from classic cinnamon rolls, Minibons, Bonbites, or Center of the Roll. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 2 Oct. 2023 In addition to the chain’s iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) — which arrived on menus on Aug. 24th for the 20th year — Starbucks’ autumnal lineup of new and classic beverages means customers have lots of pumpkin and spiced sips to choose from for the BOGO deal. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 19 Sep. 2023 Some of these offerings are even cheaper than the PSN, plus Amazon is running a BOGO deal on select titles. Jade Chung-Lee, PCMAG, 14 Sep. 2023 These Starbucks drinks are on the BOGO list Pumpkin Spice Latte. Raphael Romero Ruiz, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2023 Elevation Burger Locations will be open and celebrating with BOGO shakes from 3-5 p.m. Fatburger Pick up burgers for the crew and don't forget the shakes! Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 1 Sep. 2023 The game gives Chipotle fans the chance to win one of 250,000 buy-one-get-one (BOGO) coupons. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 22 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


buy one get one

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of BOGO was in 1983

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“BOGO.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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