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Drug store deals 1-17

Posted January 17, 2010
Updated January 18, 2010

It seems to be Pepsi and P & G week. There are Pepsi, Tostitos and Proctor and Gamble Deals everywhere you look. Clearly they want us to clean up with the P & G products after we throw our big Superbowl Parties with the Pepsi products!

Look for a P & G Special Edition Coupon Booklet in this Sunday’s paper with $46 in Proctor & Gamble coupons.

January 17, 2010 – January 23, 2010

January 17 – March 15 earn double bucks – 4% on CVS/Pharmacy Brand Items and $2 ECB for every 2 prescriptions purchased. Must present certificate in the Sunday ad and your Extra Care Card and have the bar code scanned. The 4% does not apply to the circular ECB’s (the deals in the sales ad).

3 Day sale on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
M&M Valentine's Day 12.6oz
Sale: 2/$5
ECB earned: $2 ECB wyb 2
Limit 1
MQ: $1/2 M&M's 9.4 oz or larger from 1/10 (unfortunately, the M & M's coupons that are at many CVS stores in red Smart Source boxes right in front of the product expired 1/9/10. So.....even though the coupons are still on the shelves, they are expired)
Total after MQ and ECB = 2/$2
After Tuesday they are 2 for $6 with Extra Care card

GPS Navigation for Dummies 3.5 “
Sale: $79.99
After Tuesday, it is regular price of $99.99 with Extra Care card

Regular Weekly Sale

Pepsi 12 packs, 12 oz. cans, selected varieties (ad shows Pepsi, Diet Pepsi and Mtn. Dew)
Sale: 6 for $20
ECB earned: $10 ECB
Limit 2
Total after ECB = 6 for $10 ($1.66 each – a pretty good price for Pepsi 12 packs!)

Oust Air Freshener
Sale: $3.99
MQ: BOGO Oust from 1/3
Limit 3
Total for 2 with 1 BOGO MQ and $6 ECB’s ($3 ECB for each can) = FREE ($2.01 money maker!)
Total for 4 with 2 BOGO MQ and $9 ECB’s ($3 ECB for 3 of the cans) = FREE ($1.02 money maker)

Soy Joy 6pk
Sale: $6
Limit 1
Total = FREE after ECB!
I bought my 3 boxes today and I purchased each in a separate order. The first box I paid for with ECB’s from last week. The next 2 boxes I paid for with the ECB’s I earned on the previous boxes of Soy Joys. That’s called “rolling your ECB’s”. All three ended up being free plus I have another $6 to use on other ECB items this week. What joy – free Soy Joy! Now I hope the kids like them…… any opinions on the best flavor????

$10 ECB when you buy Pepsico Products including:
Lays or Tostitos 2/$7
Stacys Pita Chips, True North nuts 2/$6.00
Gatorade, Sobe or Pepsi 2 liter 4/$5.00 (.50/1 coupon from 1/10 inserts)
Amp, Izze or Starbuck’s Frapp $5.00
Limit 2

Crest Multi-pack, Glide or Oral-B toothbrush, 2 & 4 packs only
Sale: prices starting at $4.99
ECB: $3.00
MQ: $1.00 off Glide in 1/17, $1.00/1 Crest from 12-27 or .75 off Crest in 1/17
Total for Crest 2-pack with $1 coupon and $3 ECB = .99 (.49 each)
FYI – most couponers already have a good stash of toothpaste that they bought for .25 per tube or less – usually free. If you need toothpaste and don’t have a stash already, this is an ok deal. Keep in mind that Crest is free at Lowe’s foods this week with the 3-week store coupons making them $1.50 and the .75 manufacturer coupon that is doubled.

Revlon Cosmetics or Beauty Tools
Sale: BOGO with prices starting at $1.99
MQ: $1 Revlon Tools and $1 Revlon Cosmetics coupons in 1/17 inserts
Total = Free if you buy 2 $1.99 items and use 2 coupons for $1 each. Many CVS stores let you use a coupon for each item on a BOGO deal – hopefully yours will as well.

Makeup Clearance
CVS is having a pretty good makeup clearance with deals up to 75% off on many brands. On Saturday I bought L’Oreal Eye Shadow Singles for .25 (regular price $4.99, on sale 75% off for $1.25. I used a $1 off L’oreal eye shadow coupon = .25) There are $1 Revlon coupons in the 1/17 inserts and on Sunday I bought some eye shadow singles for .25 with the sale and coupon. Guess I will be wearing more eye shadow these days.

Rimmel Mascara
Sale: Buy 1 get 1 50% off (regular prices $3.69 - $7.89)
MQ: $1.00/1 from 12/13
Total for 2 at $3.69 with 2 MQ = $3.53 ($1.76 each)

Maybelline XXL Pro Mascara or Eye studio
Sale: prices starting at $6.99
ECB: Spend $15 get $5 ECB
MQ: $1/1 Maybelline Mascara coupon from 1/10
Total if you buy 3 at $6.99 each and use 3 coupons = $12.97 ($4.32 each)
Limit 1

Dove Body Wash 19-24oz, Lotion 13.5oz, or Invisible solid deodorant
ECB Deal: Spend $15 get $5 ECB
MQ: $1.50/2 Dove deodorants http://content.dove.us/dimensions/coupons.aspx
$1.50/1 Dove Cream Oil Body Wash from All You Magazine, December 2009
Limit 1

L'Oreal Healthy Look Haircolor, Everstrong Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque or Treatment
Sale: Prices starting at $6.99
ECB: Spend $20 get $5 ECB
MQ: $2/1 Everstrong shampoo and conditioner from 1/03
Total after 3 MQ and ECB = $9.97 for 3 ($3.32 each)

Jergens or Curel 13-22oz (excludes Jergens Naturals)
ECB: $5ECB when you buy 2
MQ: $3/2 Jergens coupon from 12/6
Limit 1

Pantene or Head & Shoulders
Sale: $4.99
MQ: Pantene $3 on 2 from 12/27
Total for 2 Pantene shampoo or cond. with $3/2 coupon = $4.98 ($2.49 each)
Limit 1

Duracell AA/AAA 4pk, C or D 2pk
Sale: $2.99
MQ: $1/1 Duracell RP 12/13

Renu multi purpose solution twin pack, 24 oz total
Sale: $7.99
ECB: $2.00
MQ: $2 printable
Total after ECB and printable coupon = $3.99 ($1.99 each)
This is an ok deal if you need contact solution. If you have been couponing for a few months, though, you probably have tons of the FREE contact solution from CVS and Walgreens free after rebate deals in the last 3 months.

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Crunch, Special K, Frosted Flakes, Mini Wheats cereals 17 – 18.2 oz. or Special K or Nutrigrain bars
Sale: BOGO
MQ: $1.00/2 Raisin Bran from 1/10 inserts, $1.00/2 Special K cereals and $1.00/2 Special K bars from 1/3, $1.00/3 Frosted Flakes from 1/10 inserts

Poland Spring water, 24 pack, 16.9 oz
Sale: $3.99
MQ: $1.00/2 printable (which is no longer available so I removed the link - sorry - sometimes the printable coupons go fast!)
Total for 2 = $6.98 ($3.49)

CVS Brand Vitamins, Minerals and Herbals
Sale: BOGO (regular price $2.99 - $66.19)

Tide, 20 – 40 loads
Sale $5.97
MQ: $1.00 from 12/27 inserts or .35 from 1/17 inserts
Total = $4.97 (with $1 coupon – not a bad deal if you only use Tide)

Dawn, 9.5 – 10.3 oz
Sale: 96 cents
MQ: .50/1 Dawn and Renewal (if part of sale) from 1/17 or .20/1 Any Dawn .25/1 from 12/27
Total = .46 for hand renewal if included in sale


January 17, 2010 – January 23, 2010

Theraflu and Lipton Tea RR Deal
Sale: Theraflu 3.99 and Lipton tea 2.99
MQ: $2/1 Theraflu coupon from 12/6/09
Store Coupon: $2/1 sugar free Nighttime Theraflu from Walgreens Diabetes and You booklet (found at the pharmacy)
RR: $4 WYB 1 Theraflu and 1 Lipton tea
Total for 1 Theraflu and 1 Lipton w/MQ, Store Q, and RR = Free ($1.02 money maker!)

Neosporin Lip Health
Sale: 2 for $8.00
RR: $3.00 when you buy 2
MQ: $3.00/1 printable
Total after sale, 2 MQ’s and RR = FREE ($1.00 money maker!)

Wet Ones Wipes
Sale: 2 for $4
RR: $1 when you buy 2
MQ: $1.50/1 printable
Total for 2 with RR and 2 coupons= FREE

Accu-Check Aviva or Compact Plus Care Kit
Sale: $9.99
Mail in Rebate in box: $9.99
Total after sale and MIR = FREE

Spend $20 in PepsiCo Products and get $10 in RR’s
Deal includes Pepsi, Mtn. Dew, G2, Doritos, Tostitos, Dip, Lays Products

Pepsi RR Deal Scenario # 1: Pepsi 2L Bottles
Sale: 4 for $5
RR: $10 RR WYB $20 worth
Total after sale and RR = $10 for 16 bottles = .62 each

Pepsi RR Deal Scenario #2: Doritos, Tostitos, Dip, Lays Products
Sale: 2 for $5
RR: $10 RR WYB $20 Worth
Total: $10 for 8 ($1.25 each)

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
In-ad coupon: .59 each with in-ad coupon
MQ: B3G1 Free from 12-13 inserts
TOTAL for 4 with MQ and ad coupon = $1.77 (.44 each)

Quaker Quakes sale .99 - .75 coupon from 1/10 = .25 each
FYI – these are free at HT and Lowe’s Foods this week through Tuesday with the .75 coupon – bought 4 for free at Lowe’s Foods on Saturday!

Lean Cuisine
Sale: 2/$5
RR: $10 RR WYB $20 of the following products:
Lean Cuisine Spaghetti Beef and Mushroom 11.5 0z. Sale Price - 2/$5
Lean Cuisine Flat Bread Chicken Ranch 6.5 oz.
Total after sale = $1.25 each for 8

Hershey’s Valentine Mini’s or Kisses
Sale: 2 for $4 (after instant coupon on 2 in-store)
MQ: $1.00/2 from February All You Magazine
Total after sale and MQ = 2 for $3 ($1.50 each)

Sale: $5.00 each
MQ: $1.50/1 from 12/27 inserts
RR: $5 RR WYB $15, or $10 RR WYB $20
Total for 4 after sale, 4 MQ’s and RR = $4.00 for 4

Bayer Contour and Breeze2 Meter (part of monthly RR deals)
Sale: $14.99
MQ: Up to $30.00 off either Bayer Contour or Breeze2 Meter from 10-25 insert
RR: $5 for Contour, $5 for Breeze 2 and $3 for buying 2 qualifying Bayer products.
Total after 2 coupons and one of each product = FREE plus you get all 3 register rewards = $13 overage

Revlon Double Twist Mascara or Color Burst Lip Color
Sale: $6.99
RR: $5.00 when you buy 1
MQ: $1 from 1/17 inserts
Total after sale, MQ and RR = .99
Limit 1

Pampers Brand Diapers or Easy Ups
Sale Price 2/$20.00
RR: $3 RR WYB any 2
MQ: $1.00/1 from 1/17

Crest and Scope products- Get $2 RR WYB 2 of the following:
Sale: 2/$7.00 ($3.50 each)
2-pack Oral-B Advantage plus or 1-2-3 toothbrushes
Toothpaste Whitenening and Scope Outlast 7.6 oz.
Toothpaste Extra Whitenening and Scope Mint 7.8 oz.
Scope Outlast mouthwash 25.4 oz.
MQ:.75/1 from 1/17 Crest or Oral-B .75 off from 1/17 or .75/1 Scope from 1/17
Total after MQ and RR = $3.50 ($1.75 each)

Jergens, 16.8 or 21 oz or Curel 13 oz
Sale: 2 for $12
RR: $5.00 when you buy 2
MQ: $3/2 Jergens coupon from 12/6
Total = $4.00 for 2 ($2.00 each)
Limit 1

Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Products
Sale: $2.99 using in-ad coupon on page 10 of ad
MQ: $1.00 from 1/10 inserts
Total after MQ and store Q = $1.99 (not a great price buy ok if you only use this brand)

Finest Natural Vitamins & Supplements on sale BOGO

Schiff & Move Free Supplements on sale BOGO

Blue Diamond Almonds 6oz. on sale BOGO

January 17, 2010 – January 23, 2010

$25 Prescription Transfer coupon in the 1/17 sales ad on page 3. Coupon also indicates that with prescription transfer you also get a coupon booklet with over $75 in savings.

Rite Aid has a new promotion called The Game of Life.

$5/$25 printable Rite Aid coupon

Proctor and Gamble Visa Reward SCR Deal (SCR #551) plus get a US Olympic Team Pin
SCR good: 1/17-2/13. See details in the SCR directory at the store.
Purchase $25 Worth of the following Products - Get $5.00
Purchase $50 Worth of the following Products - Get $15.00
Purchase $100 Worth of the following Products - Get $35.00
Brands include Always, Aussie, Bounce, Bounty, Braun, Cascade, Charmin, Cheer, Clairol, Clear Blue, Cover Girl, Daily Definitions, Dasiy Razors, Dawn, Downy, Dreft, Duracell, Era, Fibersure, Fixodent, Gain, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essence, Infusium, Ivory, Joy, Luvs, Max Factor, Metamucil, Mr Clean, Oil of Olay, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Pepto, Prilosec OTC, Pringles, Puffs, Safeguard, Scope, Secret, Swiffer, Tag, Tampax, Tide, Vapo Steam, Vapo Rub, Venus, Vicks (Excludes Vicks Vaporizer), Vitality, Wet Jet Cleaner, Zest, & Zooth. Excludes Iams Pet Products
There are coupons for most of these in the 1/17 inserts. If you are partial to these brands, this could be a good promotion for you.

Pepsi Deal
Buy Pepsi and Pepsi products, 12 pack, 12 oz cans at 3 for $9.99 and get Mtn. Dew Throwback or Pepsi Throwback 12 pack, 12 oz cans FREE with in-ad coupon on back page (page 12)
Sale: 3 for $9.99 and get one throwback free
Total after sale and free 12 pack = $2.49 each for 4

Crest Toothpaste
Sale: $2.99
SCR: $1.25 SCR
MQ: .75 from 1/17
Total = .99

Sale: $3.99
SCR: $1.00
MQ: $2.00 from 1/17 inserts
Total = .99

Kotex maxi pads, 28-44ct, tampons 36 ct, lightdays 80 ct, or Poise pads 12-30 ct, or pantiliners 44-48 ct
Sale: 2/$11
SCR: $3.00
MQ: $2/2 from 1/10 inserts
Total for 2 after sale, MQ and SCR = $6 ($3 each)

Always Ultra Thin Jumbo Pack, Clean 34-38 ct, Infinity 28-32ct, Tampax Pearl 36-40ct
Sale: $6.99
SCR: $2.00
MQ: BOGO coupons from 12/27 inserts
Total for 2 after sale, SCR and BOGO MQ = $4.99 ($2.50 each)

Bayer Breeze 2 meters
Sale: $14.99
MQ: up to $30 from 10/25 insert
Total = FREE

Cadbury Cream Eggs
Sale: 2/$1
Use: $0.50/2 Video Values
Total – 2 for .50 (.25 each)

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese
Sale: BOGO
MQ: B3G1 Coupon
Total = Buy 1 Get 3 Free

Lance Sandwich Crackers
Sale: 2/$3.00
MQ: $1.00/1 printable
Total after sale and MQ = .50

Mentos Gum
Sale .99
MQ: .55/1 from 10-11 inserts
Total = .44

Wet Ones Wipes
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $1.50/1 printable
Total = .49

Halls Cough Drops
Sale: .99
Use: BOGO tearpad (found mine on the shelf at Rite Aid!)
Total = .99 x 2 - BOGO coupon = $.99 for 2 (.50 each)

Palmolive Dish Liquid, 10 oz.
Sale: .89
MQ: .25 from 1/3
Total = .64


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  • 82ndAAHeel Jan 22, 2010

    Question - How did you buy (3) Boxes of Soy Joy Bars? There was a limit of (1).


  • j3434 Jan 21, 2010

    JenniferK--Don't forget the Coors rebate on Pepsi products that Sue Stock (Taking Stock blog at N&O) reported about: http://projects.newsobserver.com/taking_stock/if_you_eat_tostitos_and_pepsi

  • JenniferK Jan 21, 2010

    The Pepsi deal at CVS this week was great. $20 for 6 cases of soda, add in the Pampers on sale for $9, and a drink to bring the total to $30. I used a printable coupon that I got from CVS for being on their email list and completing a survey ($5) and a coupon I got out of my entertainment booklet ($5 off a $30 purchase) and paid about $23 at the register, and then got $10 in ECB's back....so 6 cases of drinks, a pack of Pampers and a vitamin water for about $13 ain't too shabby! Thanks for posting the great deals!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 19, 2010

    Good question kol. Sometimes you can get good deals on cleaning, food or bath and beauty supplies at Dollar General using a manufacturer coupon. Often times though, I can get alot of those same deals using a good sale and doubled coupon or a free after rebate deal at stores I already shop. That saves me an extra trip to DG including saving me gas money and time. For a list of deals at Dollar General take a look at the info here: http://www.hotcouponworld.com/forums/dollar-general/ . The Snuggle Dryer sheets were free at many Dollar General locations with the $2 insert coupon a couple weeks ago and I have bought free toothpaste there with $1 coupons before. Some DG stores will not take internet printables so ask at your local store. Like most stores, there are some good deals to be had as long as you match the prices with coupons. You may want to consider them for stocking up on items when they are free ot close to it with coupons. Thanks for your question!

  • kol78 Jan 19, 2010

    Just wondering. I found out the other day that Dollar General takes coupons, do you ever get good deals there?
    Thanks for all your help.

  • teacher101 Jan 18, 2010

    I appreciate that, not your fault, life still goes on :)

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jan 18, 2010

    Sorry teacher - sometimes the coupons go fast. They were available when I posted the coupon. Thanks for letting us know - I'll update the blog post. I definitely don't like it when they have you go through the sign-up process only to tell you that there are no coupons. Not cool on their part.

  • teacher101 Jan 18, 2010

    I'm a little disappointed with the Poland Spring - I signed up like they said and when the coupon page came up, it stated that there were no coupons for this. Other than that, thank you for your help in everything and giving us ideas on how to save money.