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WRAL SmartShopper

Drug store deals 2-28

Posted February 28, 2010

Lots of great deals this week at the drug stores. You’ll find free floss, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving cream and more! I am especially amused at some of the names of sale items at Rite Aid this week – check them out for a little laugh.

February 28 – March 6, 2010

From 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 have the bar code scanned.

Soft Soap Body Wash – FREE!
Sale: $4.99
ECB: $4.00
MQ: $1/1 from ALL you or .75 printable for Nutri Serums body wash
Total after sale, ECB and $1 coupon = FREE (1 cent money maker!)
Limit 1

Power Bar Energy Gel Blast – FREE!
Sale: $1.50
Ecb: $1.50
MQ: $1/1 coupon from 1/3 SS inserts
Total = FREE ($1 money maker with coupon!)
Limit 1

Accu-Check Aviva– FREE!
Sale: $14.99
MQ: $10/1 from 11/8 SS inserts
Total after coupon, sale and ECB = FREE (1 cent money maker)

Aveeno Ageless Vitality day, night, or eye treatment, 1.32 – 1.65 oz.
ECB: $5 .00 when you buy 1
MQ: $5 off Aveeno Ageless Vitality printable coupon
Rebate: $10 Mail in Rebate Aveeno Ageless Vitality printable rebate
I have seen some posts on other forums that indicate that the price of this item is $19.99, which makes this free after the ECB, coupon and rebate. The vitality products are not listed on the website and I have not yet checked prices in store. It may be free – it may not. I’ll post once I know. If you find out before me – please feel free to confirm the price. Thanks!

Gain Laundry Detergent
Price: $5.99
ECB: $2.00
MQ: $1/1 from 2-07-10 PG inserts
Total after sale, MQ and ECB = $2.99
Limit 2
(Gain is cheaper at Harris Teeter this week through 3/2 if you are signed up for the e-vic deals. Price after $2.99 e-vic price and .50 coupon doubled or $1 coupon = $1.99)

Colgate Total Toothpaste
Sale $2.50 each
ECB: $2 ECB wyb 2
MQ: .75 coupon from 2/21 SS
Total after ECB and 2 coupons = .75 each (not a great price but ok if you really need toothpaste – it’s a better deal at Walgreen’s this week)

L'Oreal Eye, Lip or Face Products
Sale: Prices starting at $3.89
ECB Deal: $5.00 wyb $15 worth
MQ: $2 off eye product from 1/24, $1/1 coupons for various L’oreal products from 1/31 and 2/21 inserts or $2 off eye product printable
Limit 1

Quattro for women razor or refill
Sale: $8.99
ECB: $3.00
MQ: $4/1 Quattro for women from 2/28 SS insert
Total after sale, MQ and ECB = $1.99
Limit 1

Thermacare Heatwraps (excludes 1 ct.)
Sale: $6.99
ECB: $5 ECB wyb 2
MQ: $3.00 printable or $1 from 1/31 RP
Total for 2 after sale, ECB and 2 coupons for $3 = $2.98 ($1.49 each)
Limit 1

Prevacid 24 Hour, 28 ct.
Sale: $19.99
MQ: $6.00 from 2/28 Parade Magazine on very back page
Total = $13.99 (the 42 count is $13.99 at Walgreens this week)

Nature Made
Sale: BOGO with prices starting at $4.29
MQ: $3/1 Nature Made Cholest-off and $2/1 Nature Made coQ10 printable coupons

Revlon, all cosmetics or beauty tools
Sale: BOGO – prices starting at $1.99
MQ: $2/1 cosmetic coupon from 2/21 RP insert or $1 off beauty tool from 2/21

Pepsi 2 lt selected varieties (shows pepsi, sierra mist and mtn dew)
Sale: 3 for 4
ECB: $1 wyb 3
Total after ECB = $3 ($1 each)

Campbell’s Soup, 10.75 oz
Sale: .49
MQ: .40/4
Total after sale and MQ for 4 = $1.56 (.39 each)

Rice a Roni
Sale $1.00
MQ: $1/3 from 1/3
Total = $2 for 3 (.67 each)

Kraft Mac and Cheese
Sale $1 each
MQ: 1.00/5 printable
Total for 5 = $4.00 (.80 each)

Planters Nuts, cocktail and roasted peanuts
Sale: 2/$5
MQ: $1/2 from 1/24 SS
Total = $2 each

Gold Emblem Candy 1 – 9.5 oz bags
Sale: .88
Store Coupon: $1.00/2 (prints out from coupon machines in many stores- mine printed out 2/28 at the Cary store on Tryon and Walnut)
Total for 2 = .76 (.38 each)

Dentyne 60 ct
Sale: 2/$5
MQ: $1.50 from 2/28 SS
Total = $1.00

Gold Emblem Spices, .49 – 8 oz (excludes pure vanilla extract
Sale: BOGO reg price .99
Total for 2 = .99 (.49 each – a good price for spices)

February 28 – March 6, 2010

Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength – FREE!
Sale: $2.99
RR: $2.00 wyb 1
MQ: $1 from 2/21 SS or from Jan or Feb ALL YOU magazine
Total after sale, coupon and RR = Free
Limit 1

Reach Prevent Toothbrush - FREE!
Sale: .99 with in-ad coupon
MQ: BOGO from 1/3 RP and $1/1 from 10/18 RP or printable
Total after store coupon, Bogo coupon & $1 coupon = Free!

Reach Floss- FREE!
Sale .99
MQ: $1 floss coupons from 1/3
Total = FREE
You know, we get so much free floss, I really need to think of another use for it – any suggestions? Maybe I could use them for guitar strings…if only I played the guitar.

Purex Complete 3 in 1 Sheets 20 ct
Sale: 2/$9
MQ: BOGO coupon from 2/21 RP and $1/1 Blinkie coupon found on store shelves in red blinking coupon machines
RR: $1 RR wyb 2
Total after sale, Bogo coupon, $1 coupon and RR = $1.25 each

Nivea Lip Care
Sale: $ .99 with in-ad coupon
MQ: BOGO coupon from 2/07 RP
Total with store and BOGO coupon = 2 for .99

Pepsi 12 pk products
Sale: 3 for $11
RR: $3 RR wyb 3
Total for 3 after RR and sale = $8 ($2.66 each)

Starbucks Frappuccino
Sale: $1.25 with in-ad coupon
MQ: $1/1 printable coupon
Total = 25¢ each
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Dayquil/Nyquil RR Deal:
RR: $5 RR wyb $15 or $10 RR wyb $20 worth of the following:
NyQuil, DayQuil, VapoPads, VapoSyrup or Formula 44 - $5 each
MQ: $1.50/1 Nyquil or Dayquill coupon from 2/7 PG AND Free Puffs Tissues coupon wyb 2 Vicks Products from 2/7 PG
Total for 4 Vicks products and 2 Puffs (with $10 RR, 4 coupons for $1.50 and 2 coupons for free Puffs = $4.00 (.66 each)

RR Deal: $5 RR when you buy 3 of any of these participating products:
Huggies Wipes 184 or 216 ct - $5.99 each
Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers, Pull-Ups or GoodNites - $8.99 each
Scott Bathroom Tissue 12 rolls - $6.99 each
Cottonelle 12 big rolls or Viva Paper Towels 6 rolls - $5.99 each
Poise or Depend - $10.99 each
Kotex Pads 14-24 ct, Liners 48 or 64 ct, Tampons 18 ct - $2.99 each
There are various coupons available for most of these products from recent inserts plus some printable coupons in the box above.

Tylenol and Motrin Pain and Sleep Relief 20-24 count
Sale: $2.99 ea
MQ: $1 off Tylenol PM and Motrin coupons from 1/03 RP, $3/2 Motrin or Children’s Motrin from 11/22 SS
Store Coupon: $1.50 off Tylenol or Motrin in March Walgreens Coupon Booklet (can be used with MQ on same product)
Total with 1 MQ and 1 store coupon = .50

Prevacid 24 hour, 42 count
Sale: $23.99 with in-ad coupon on page 14
MQ: $10.00 off 42 count in Parade Magazine from 2/28
Total after store coupon and MQ = $13.99

Nature Made Vitamins & Supplements BOGO – printable coupons in box above

Aluminum Foil 20 sq ft on sale for .59 with in-ad coupon

Ajax Cleanser on sale 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Walgreens Brand Soap Bars on sale 3 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Lindsay Olives, 5 or 6 oz
Sale: .99 with in-ad coupon on page 3
MQ: $1.00/2 printable
Total for 2 with store coupon and MQ = .98 (.49 each)

February 28 – March 6, 2010

The March Single Check Rebates start this week. Pick up your rebate booklet in the store or go to to view the rebates online.

Prescription Transfer Gift Card coupon for $25 gift card on age 2 of ad

Listerine Pocket Packs – FREE!
Sale: $3.99
SCR: $3.00
MQ: $1/1 from 1-3-10 RP
Total after sale, coupon and SCR = Free!

Efferdent – FREE!
Sale: $5.99
SCR: $5.00
MQ: $1/1 from 6-14-09 SS
Total after sale, SCR and coupon = Free!

Gillette Fusion or Satin Care Shave Gel – FREE!
Sale: $1.99
SCR: $1.00
MQ: $1/1 Fusion and Satin Care coupons from 2-17-10 PG AND, if you buy the Fusion, use the coupon for FREE Gillette body wash when you buy Fusion shave prep item from 2/21 PG
Total after sale, MQ and SCR = FREE!

Adult Acnomel Acne Treatment, 1 oz
Sale: $6.99
SCR: $6.00
Total = .99

Anti-Monkey Butt Powder, 6 oz
Sale: $3.99
SCR: $3.00
Total = .99
Hmmm…..should I even ask what this is for??? I don’t have a monkey, so I guess I don’t need this.

Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser, 12 oz.
Sale: $7.99
SCR: $7.00
Total = .99

Proantinox Cleansing Complex
Sale: $6.99
SCR: $6.00
Total = .99
It is kind of funny to see a product with “pro” and “anti” next to each other in the product name. Is it for or against nox, whatever nox may be?

Nivea Lip Balm
Sale: $ .99
MQ: BOGO coupon from 2/07 RP
Total with store and BOGO coupon = 2 for .99

Sale: $14.99
VV Coupon: $5/1 Conair (found on website for watching selected videos)
Total = $9.99

Nature’s Bounty Vitamins & Supplements
Sale: BOGO
MQ: $1 - $3 coupons from 1/3, 1/10 and 1/24

Halls Cough Drops , 30 count
Sale: .99
MQ: .50 from 1/10 or March All You AND use BOGO coupon from 2/21 SS
Total with .50 coupon and BOGO coupon for 2 = .49 (.24 each)

Ricola Cough Drops, 19-24 count
Sale: .99
MQ: $1.00/2 from 1/17
Total for 2 with sale and coupon = .98 (.49 each)

Planters Peanuts
Sale: BOGO
MQ: $1.00/2 from Kraft coupon booklet on grocery store displays

Snickers single serve
Sale: 2 for $1
MQ: .50/2 from 2/21
Total for 2 = .45 (.23 each)

Kerr Drug
February 28 – March 6, 2010

Kerr Rewards Program: Kerr Drug has decided to enter the drug store rewards game with a new program called Kerr Rewards! You can get coupons at the register, rewards via e-mail and video rewards. See for all the details.

This week’s register coupons include:
Spend $10 - $14.99 and receive $2 off next shopping trip of $20 or more
Spend $15 - $19.99 and receive $5 off next shopping trip of $25 or more
Spend $20 or more and receive $10 off next shopping trip of $50 or more

I am happy to see Kerr drug offering rewards but I wish they didn’t require another larger purchase to use the rewards ($20 purchase required to use the $2 reward).

Prescription Transfer Coupon: $25 transfer coupon on page 1 of the sales ad this week. It doesn’t expire until 4/17.

In case you didn’t know – a number of Kerr Drug stores deliver for free! If you are too sick to get out, visit Kerr Drug for a list of locations offering free delivery.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 2, 2010

    I totally agree Nancy! Rite Aid also offers some great rebates, but I pass a CVS and Walgreens every day so I tend to do their rebates most. Thanks for sharing!

  • Nancy Mar 2, 2010

    I think Kerr Drugs is finally entering the "want to keep/gain our market share" because they don't offer anything to entice customers. Even their sales are slim weekly.

    I'll wait to see if they ramp up their game some, best deals are still at CVS and Walgreens for me. Although Walgreens has a lot of little nuances like the number of pieces of 'paper' used equal to items being purchased and not using RR from, let's say, P&G for other P&G purchases.

    CVS is so straight forward, so much easier.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 2, 2010

    Thanks Firedawg! Great idea!

    My thanks to Maggie, who sent me an e-mail with some other creative suggestions:

    1. Sewing on buttons...especially for pants.

    2. My kids used it as a zip line for their action figures.

    3. Hanging Mobiles and art work from the ceiling!

    4. Halloween Decorative Spider Webs

    5. Staking up tomato plants

  • Firedawg Mar 1, 2010

    Unflavored dental floss is excellent for cutting soft things -- cookie dough in tubes, layer cakes (horizontally), even ice cream. Just wrap enough floss around the item so that it completely encircles the item and just slowly pull it tight. Also, use floss to clean around the base of sink faucet knobs after you've sprayed them with cleaner -- works better than a toothbrush. You just need a spray bottle with clean water to rinse the grime out so you can wipe it away.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 1, 2010

    tot - I have 2 Frap coupons you can have - send me an e-mail with your addy and I'll get them out to you tomorrow. These look yummy but I have never liked coffee so they are all yours.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 1, 2010

    Hi bo55 and mbertoncino - check out the home page of the blog and there is a link with abbreviations to help you crack the code! These are commonly used terms and abbreviations for couponers all over so now you can speak the language with other couponers.

    MQ = manufacturer's coupon

    Here is the link to the abbreviations:

  • t0tAlChA0s Mar 1, 2010

    Anyone happen to have any Starbucks Frap coupons they want to trade or something. I am addicted now, but just can't bring myself to pay full price. And I printed my two coupons already. HELP!! lol withdraws... =)

  • t0tAlChA0s Mar 1, 2010

    Hey beth and mbert,welcome, check out the comments on Grocery Deals 2-17. Faye explains the lingo. She also posted the link for the "secret decoder". =) Hope that helps.

  • bo55 Mar 1, 2010

    I'm with mbertoncino2; I'm new and can figure out some of the acroynms, but I'm especially puzzled by MQ; is that a coupon?

  • mbertoncino2 Mar 1, 2010

    I am a newbie to this blog and the whole coupon cutting thing! Where do I find the "secret decoder ring" for all those fun abbreviations? Thanks!