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Drug Store Deals 1-3-2010

Posted January 3, 2010

Happy New Year! There are some fabulous freebies this week at the drug stores.  There are also tons of great coupons in this week’s Sunday paper so be sure to get a copy or two (and trade coupon inserts with your neighbor and co-workers for more copies of coupons for the products you use). It looks like there are 5 different coupon sections this week!

Now is also the time to stock up on all your cards, wrapping supplies and decorating needs for next year at 50% - 90% off the regular retail at the drug stores. There are also some fabulous deals on picture frames, candles and other gifts you can stash away for next December.

For those deals with printable coupons, you can find the links in the box above.

January 3, 2010 – January 9, 2010

CVS Bonus Days Deals: From 1/3 to 2/14, there are a number of special deals for buying specially marked bonus size packages. The free Soy Joy bars deal listed below is part of the special bonus buys promotion. I’ll have more information on the qualifying items in the next couple days but be on the lookout in your stores for the specially marked packages.

GE Energy Smart Light Bulb
Sale: $2.99
MQ: $1/1 from 11-22-09 SS or printable coupon (in box above)
ECB: $2 wyb 1
Limit 1
Total after coupon, sale and ECB = FREE (1 cent money maker!)

New Deal Added:

Oust Surface and Air Sanitizer, 12 oz (part of the special bonus from 1/3 - 2/14)

Sale: $3.99 each

ECB: $3 wyb 1

MQ: $2 off 2 printable AND BOGO from 1/3 inserts

Total after ECB's when you buy 3 cans and use $2/2 coupon and the BOGO coupon = FREE ($3.02 moneymaker!) 

Limit 3

I did this today and it worked just fine. The cashier had to manually enter the BOGO coupon because it beeped, but she knew I bought the required items and had no problem doing it.

Soy Joys Bars, box of 6 bars (part of special bonus days good 1/3 - 2/14)
Sale: $6.00
ECB: $6.00
Total after sale and ECB = FREE
Limit is at least 3 (check the special in-store display for details)

Updated 1-3 to add that I could not find the Soy Joy bars in the Wilmington CVS I was in today, but there were other bonus days deals on the shelves so I imagine they are coming.

Softsoap Antibacterial 40oz or Ensembles pump or refill
Sale: prices starting at $3.99
ECB: $3 wyb $10
MQ: $2/1 ensembles printable coupon

Nivea Body Wash, Lipcare, or Lotion
Price: Varies depending on product purchased
ECB: $5 ECB wyb $10
MQ: Check out the 1/3 coupon inserts for tons of Nivea coupons!

L'Oreal Everstrong shampoo, conditioner, hair mask
Sale: $6.99
ECB: $5 ECB wyb $20
MQ: $2/1 Everstrong coupons in the 1/3 inserts
Total when you buy 3, use 3 coupons, plus ECB = $9.97 (3.32 each )

Colgate Manual single pack toothbrush
Sale: $2.99
$1/1 Colgate Actiflex TB MQ: .75/1 360 manual toothbrush printable
Total after sale, ECB and coupon = .99

P & G ECB Promotion
Buy $15 worth of the following products and get a $5 ECB:
Olay Complete or Age Defying Moisturizer $8.99
Olay face wipes $5.99
Head & Shoulders or Pantene family size $5.99
Covergirl Lashblast Mascara $7
Shineblast Lipgloss $7
Outlast Lipstain $7
Limit 1
MQ: $1/1and $3/2 Pantene coupons from the 12/27 insert

Johnson & Johnson Promotion
Buy any 2 of these J & J products get a free Listerine Total Care Advanced Citrus or Arctic Mint, 16.9oz
Pepcid AC $9.99 - $3/1 Pepcid AC Pepcid Printable Coupon
Immoduim or Lactaid 18-24ct $7
Tylenol Cold or Sinus 20-24ct $8 - $2/1 Cold and Sinus Coupon Tyenol Printable Coupon or $1/1 Tylenol Cold 12/06
Children’s Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Motrin or Sudafed, liquid 4 oz or .5 infant drops $6 - $1/1 Tylenol Plus coupon from 12/6
Tylenol Extra Strength or Arthritis $6 - $1/1 Tylenol 12/06
Monistat 1 or 3 $15 - $2/1 Monistat
$3/1 Monistat SS 6/28 exp 6/30/10
OB 30ct or Carefree 36-48ct $5
Listerine Restoring $7

Sale: $1
ECB: $5 ECb wyb $10
Total after ECB = $5.00 (.50 each)
Limit 1

Colgate Total
Sale: 2/$5
ECB: $2 ECb wyb 2
MQ: .75/1 from 1/3 SS insert
Total after sale, ECB and 2 coupons = $1.50 (.75 each)
Limit 1

CVS Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
Sale: BOGO with prices starting at $2.99

Post Cereals Honey Bunches of Oats, Pebbles
Sale: BOGO with prices starting at $4.79
MQ: $1/2 Post Cereals from 12/06 insert
Limit 4

Lumene Skincare Buy one and get one 50% off - prices starting at $2.99
MQ: Tons of Lumene printable coupons - see link in box above

Schick Disposable Razors buy one get one 50% off
MQ: $2/1 Schick disposables from 12/6 inserts

Select CVS Brands – Buy one get one 50% off

Scott Paper Towels, 6-8 count
Sale $5.88
MQ: $1 from 11/15 insert

Crave-NX Diet Aid
Sale: $7.99
ECB: $7.99
Total after ECB = FREE

January 3, 2010 – January 9, 2010

Revlon Matte Eyeshadow
Price: $4.99
MQ: $2 Revlon Color Cosmetic product, any from 12-13 insert
Store Ad Coupon: $3 off Revlon Matte Collection Cosmetics
Total after MQ and store coupon = FREE (1 cent money maker!)

Neosprorin, .5 oz
Sale: 2 for $8
MQ: $1.00/1 from 1/3 inserts
RR: $3 wyb 2 Neosporin products
Total for 2 after sale, 2 MQ and RR = $3.00 ($1.50 each)

Updated 1-3 to add that the $2 in-ad coupon is for the 1 oz Neosporin, but it is the .5 oz Neosporin that is on sale for $4 each.  It is still a good deal on the smaller .5 oz size with the MQ's and RR.  I have ammended the deal that I originally posted to reflect the corrected total above.

Neosporin Lip Care Deal
Price: $4.49
RR: $3 wyb 2 Bandaid or Neosporin products
MQ: $3/1 (print 2 coupons)
Total after RR and 2 coupons = FREE (2 cent money maker)

Updated 1-3 to add that that there was not a shelf tag on the Lip Health Therapy indicating that this product qualified for the $3 RR wyb 2.  I tried it anyway and it did issue the $3 RR.

Reach Ultra Clean
Sale: $3.99
MQ: BOGO coupon on any Reach adult toothbrush from 12/6 RP insert
Store Ad Coupon: $2.00 off any Ultra Clean coupon in this week’s ad
Total with 2 store coupons and BOGO MQ = FREE (1 cent money maker)

Electrasol Dishwasher Detergent
Sale: $3.49
RR: $1.00
MQ: $2.50 in 1/3 insert
Total after sale, RR and coupon = FREE (1 cent money maker!)

Bayer Contour or Breeze 2 Glucose Meters
Sale: $14.99
RR: $5.00
MQ: $30/1 Bayer Breeze2 or Contour Meter, Up To $30 Off coupon from 10-25-09 RP
Total after sale, coupon and RR = FREE ($5 money maker!)

Sensodyne Proname
Sale: $3.49
MQ: $1/1 from 01/03 RP
Store Ad Coupon: $2/1 in-ad coupon from this week’s ad
Final Cost = .49

Visine Eye Drops original, .5oz. or Visine Eye Drops Advanced Relief, .5oz.
Sale: 3.99
MQ: $2 printable
RR: 1.00
Total after sale, MQ and RR = .99

Kellogg's RR Promotion - Get $2 RR wyb 2
Sale: 2 for $5.00
Select Cereal 12-18.2 oz ($1/2 Special K cereal coupon in 1/3 insert)
Special K bars 6 pk ($1/2 coupon in 1/3 insert)
Nutri-Grain bars 8 pk
Fiber Plus bars 5 pk

Miscellaneous RR Deal - Get $3 RR wyb $10 worth of the following:
Dimetapp 4 oz $5 ($1 coupon from 12-13 inserts)
Kleenex facial tissue 80, 85, 100, or 200 sheets 4/$5 (.50/3 coupon in 1/3 inerts)
Progresso soup $4/$5 (.50/2 coupons in 1/3 inserts)
Robitussin 4 oz $5 ($1 coupon from 12/13 inserts)

Listerine Whitening, 16 oz.
Price: $4.00
MQ: $1 from 1/3 inserts
Store Coupon: $2 in-ad coupon
Total after MQ and store coupon = $1

Morton’s Salt, 26 oz
Sale: 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Ajax Cleaner, 14 oz
Sale: 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Walgreens Hydrogen Peroxide, 16 oz.
Sale: 3 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Milk, Gallon
Sale: $2.59
Limit 2

January 3, 2010 – January 9, 2010

Rite Aid has a new promotion called The Game of Life. They are giving away over $5 million in prizes including a car! Basically, you get game tickets when you shop at Rite Aid. You place them on a Game Board (the link to the game board is on the Rite Aid website in the box above) and when you collect the required game pieces you win the prize. There are also some instant winner game pieces as well.

$5/$25 printable Rite Aid coupon link in box above

Nivea Lip Care
Sale: BOGO
MQ: BOGO coupon from 1/3/10 RP insert
Total with BOGO sale and BOGO coupon = FREE (most stores will let you combine both a BOGO sale and BOGO coupon to get both items free!)

Sale: BOGO
MQ: BOGO coupon from 1/3/10 RP insert (up to $7.50!)
Total with BOGO sale and BOGO coupon = FREE (most stores will let you combine both a BOGO sale and BOGO coupon to get both items free!

Sale: BOGO (prices starting at 4.79)
MQ: 2.00/1 Color Cosmetic coupons from 12-13 insert
Total after 2 coupons and BOGO sale = 0.79 for 2

Sale: $3.50
MQ: 1/$1 from 12/6 insert or .50 from 1/3 insert
SCR (#6): $3
SCR: Limit 1
Total after sale, coupon and SCR = FREE (.50 money maker if you have the $1 coupon)

Sale: $4.99
MQ: $1.50/1 from 12-6 inserts
SCR: $2
Total after coupon, sale and SCR = $1.49

Sale: BOGO (regular price approx. $3.99 - $4.29)
Store Coupon: Video Values coupons for 2.00/1
Total after sale and 2 VV coupons = Free or close to it!

Tylenol Adult Cold, Sinus and Allergy
Sale: $5.99
SCR: $3.00
MQ: $2/1 Tylenol Cold Product
Total after SCR and coupon = .99
(there are also lots of recent $1/1 coupons from the newspaper inserts making it $1.99)

GE Reveal Light Bulbs, 40 – 100 watts, 4 pack
Sale: 2/$4
SCR: $2 wyb 2
MQ: $1/1 coupon from 11-22 inserts or $1/2 GE Reveal printable
Total for 2 after sale, SCR and 2 of $1 MQ = FREE

Single Valentines Candy and Cadbury Eggs (wow – is it already time for Cadbury Eggs?!)
Sale: 2 for $1


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  • CLI1213 Jan 5, 2010

    Thank You for the response Faye! I miss spoke I was asking about WYB not EYB. As I thought as soon as I sent my question it came to me what WYB meant. I had seen the spot on cracking the code some time back. Thank you for pointing me back to this.I printed it out to keep for future reference!!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 5, 2010

    Thanks for the info davidandmaureen - unfortunately, we did not get the Niveo BOGO coupon that other parts of the country got. The coupon preview for the week (you can see it each week at indicated we would be getting one, but alas, they were incorrect. I was glad to get the Neopsorin lip care for free though! Great job on your big savings and thanks for your comment!

  • Firedawg Jan 5, 2010

    Haha -- I found it in one of the SmartSource inserts. I'm still not used to the new Electrasol - Finish name.

  • Firedawg Jan 5, 2010

    Can anyone tell me which insert was the Electrasol coupon in?? I've looked through all the 1/3 ads twice now and can't seem to see it...

  • davidandmaureen Jan 4, 2010

    I got some great deals at Walgreens because of your post! However, Walgreens would not let me use the in store coupon on the Listerine Whitening that is on sale for $4.00 (the coupon can be used for Whitening Plus Restoring, but that is not on sale). Also, I love Nivea lip care so I was excited to read about a Nivea BOGO sale and a BOGO coupon, but I didn't have any Nivea coupons in my paper, even though I had two RP inserts. Still, I came home with a bag full of merchandise worth over $40 and I paid less than $4! Thanks for all the great tips!

  • Amomoftwo Jan 4, 2010

    You have so many deals posted that I havent' seen on other websites! I am checking your column all the time for new money saving deals! Thanks for your research....

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 4, 2010

    Hi loritolman - thanks for your post! I am not sure where I put eyb, but it doesn't stand for anything I know of. I looked on the blog post and couldn't find eyb but I probably meant ECB or wyb (when you buy). Was it wyb that had you stumped? If not, direct me to the section where you saw eyb. There is also a section on the blog called Crack the Code that may help anyone who has a question about the couponing abbreviations I use. You can find it here: Hope that helps! Stay warm out there! Faye

  • CLI1213 Jan 4, 2010

    Hi Faye! Thanks so much for doing this blog. Saving money is such a rush. I am sure this is simple however I can't think of the answer to save my life. When you are providing the savings on the CVS adds ECB is extra care bucks. What does eyb stand for? No doubt it is simple. Thanks