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    Red face Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Is there any idioms or slang with the meaning of buying A and you can get A + B? Thanks!!
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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Welcome to the forums, amandang.

    'Two for the price of one' means the same as 'Buy one get one free'.

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Free B with every A.

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Free B with every A.
    So that's where "Freebie" comes from?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    BOGOF is sometimes used for Buy one get one free.

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    Red face Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Thanks everyone! But is there any way to say the meaning that you spend money to buy A, in return, you can get A + B, and show that B is bigger?

    I make up one "Buy a Big Deal"

    Is this expression sensible?

    Many thanks!!

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    BOGOF is sometimes used for Buy one get one free.
    Also, BOGO -- Buy one get one.

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Quote Originally Posted by amandang View Post
    Thanks everyone! But is there any way to say the meaning that you spend money to buy A, in return, you can get A + B, and show that B is bigger?

    I make up one "Buy a Big Deal"

    Is this expression sensible?

    Many thanks!!
    No, it isn't.

    The "free gift with purchase" is not normally "bigger" than the original item purchased.

    I could see buying a coat and getting free gloves. Or buying a chainsaw and getting a case for it for free.

    But not buying a set of tires and getting a free car.

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

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    No, it isn't.

    The "free gift with purchase" is not normally "bigger" than the original item purchased.

    I could see buying a coat and getting free gloves. Or buying a chainsaw and getting a case for it for free.

    But not buying a set of tires and getting a free car.
    Thanks for your reply, I know that it is a little wried that when you buy something but at the end you get the gift is bigger than what you buy, but actually it is a only physically bigger and have similar value.

    So or I should ask if "Buy a Big Deal" is gramatically correct?

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    Re: Similar to buy 1 get 1 free

    Quote Originally Posted by amandang View Post
    So or I should ask if "Buy a Big Deal" is gramatically correct?
    It's as grammatically correct as 'drink a big rifle'. There is little point in discussing the grammatical correctness of sentences that have no meaning.

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