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Drug store deals 3-28

Posted March 28, 2010

Walgreens wins the better deals contest this week with a number of good free after RR items. CVS has the best diaper deal of the drug stores this week using the great $3 printable coupons I have been posting about. Have a lovely day!

March 28 – April 3, 2010

3 Day Sale – Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

M&M's 9.9-14 oz on sale: 2/$4

Coke 12 pack, 12oz cans on sale 3/$10
ECB: $3 ECB when you buy 3
Total after sale and ECB = 3 for $7 ($2.33 per 12 pack – a pretty good price for Coke)
Limit 1

Hershey's Assorted Candy 8-17.25 oz on sale 2/$4 - $2 off 3 coupon from 3/14 = $1.33 each

Regular Weekly Sale

Oral B Advantage Toothbrush
Sale: $2.99
ECB: $2.00
MQ: BOGO coupon from 3/7 P&G AND $1/1 coupon from 2/7 or 2/21 P&G
Total for 2 after sale, BOGO coupon, $1 coupon and ECB = FREE (1 cent money maker!)
Limit 1

OR you can do the Crest Deal below (but not both the Crest and Oral B deals – it’s a limit of 1 so you have to choose one of the two deals)

Crest 3-D White Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz
Sale: $2.99
ECB: $2.00
MQ: .75/1 from 3/7
Total after sale, coupon and ECB = .24

CoverGirl Cosmetics ECB Deal
ECB: Spend $20 Get $8 ECB
Prices start at $2.99
MQ: BOGO coupon from 2/7, $2.50/2 from 3/31, $1/1 from 3/7
Limit 1

Huggies Diaper ECB Deal on Huggies Jumbo Pack Diapers or Pull-Ups (excludes Overnites) Sale: 2/$17.98
ECB: $5 ECB when you buy 2
Sale price: 2 for $17.98
MQ: $3.00 printable coupon (you can print it twice)
ECB: $5.00
Total for 2 with sale, 2 coupons and ECB = $6.98 ($3.49 each)
Limit 1

Other available coupons to use with this deal if you don’t have the $3 coupons:
Huggies Pullups Training Pants, any jumbo pack $1.50 from 2/28
Huggies Diapers - $1.50 off any 1 from 3/21
Huggies Little Snugglers or Little Movers diapers - $2.00 off any 1 from 3/21

Sparkle Paper Towels 8 pack
Sale: $4.99
ECB: $1
MQ: .50 from 2/14
Total after sale, ECB and coupon = $3.49

Listerine Mouthwash or Pocket Packs $1.99 - $1/1 coupon from 12/6 RP = .99 (Limit 3)

ThermaCare Heat Wraps
Sale: $6.99
ECB: $5 when you buy 2
MQ: $3/1 printable coupon (print 2 by hitting backspace a couple times after first one prints)
Total after sale, 2 coupons and ECB = $1.49 each
(Limit 1)

Nature’s Bounty on sale BOGO - $1 - $3 coupons from 1/21, 2/14 and 3/14 inserts

Easter Singles Candy 2 for $1

Gold Emblem Spices .88 each

Skippy Peanut Butter $1.66 - .60 coupon from 3/28 = $1.06

Lindsay Olives .88 - $1/2 printable coupon = .38 each (limit 6)

Kellogg’s Cereals (raisin bran, froot loops, corn flakes, rice krispies, apple jacks)
Sale: $2
MQ: $1.50/2 printable coupon
Total = $1.25 each


March 28 – April 3, 2010

The new April Coupon Books are out at Walgreen’s stores now. Be sure to pick up a couple the next time you go. These are all store coupons (also known as Instant Value Coupons – IVC’s) and can be used in conjunction with manufacturer’s coupons on the same item.

DenTek Roll Comfort Clean Floss 55 yards
Sale: $2.00
MQ: 1.00/1 DenTek Floss Pick or Floss from 1/17 (expires 3/31)
RR: $2 RR when you buy 1
Total after sale, RR and coupon = FREE ($1 money maker!)
Limit 1

Simply Saline Allergy 4.25 oz,
Sale: $7.00
MQ: $1.00/1 from 1/24
RR: $7 RR when you buy 1
Total after sale, coupon and RR = FREE ($1 money maker!)
Limit 1

Dulcolax Balance 14 Day 8.3 oz.
Sale: $10.00
MQ: $4 printable coupon or $3.00/1 from 1/13 or $2/1 from 1/24
RR: $10 RR wyb 1
Total after sale, coupon and RR = FREE ($2 or $3 or $4 money maker!)
Limit 1

Dove Shampoos & Conditioners, 12 oz. or Hair Styling & Treatment products, 7-9.25 oz.
Sale: $4.00
MQ: $1.00/1 Dove Hair Care Product, any excluding trial size from a recent Dove home mailer (expires 3/31)
RR: $4.00 RR when you buy 1
Total after sale, coupon and RR = FREE ($1 money maker!)
Limit 1

Walgreen’s Brand One Daily Multi Vitamins, 100 count
Sale: $3.00
RR: $3.00
Total after sale and RR = FREE
Limit 1

Air Wick i-Motion Starter Kit
Sale: $3.99
MQ: $4.00 coupon from 3/7
Total after sale & coupon = FREE (.01 money maker!)

Lysol Healthy Touch Hand Soap System
Sale: $14.99
Store Coupon: $5 Walgreens Lysol Coupon from Walgreens April coupon book found in stores
MQ: $5/1 Lysol Hand Soap System Starter Kit Coupon from 3/28 SS
Total after sale, MQ and store coupon = $4.99
(Has anyone tried this yet? I have heard mixed reviews on how well it works and am curious to hear what you all think of it)

Comet 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Coke Products 12 packs, cans
Sale: 5 for $13 with in-ad coupon on page 1
Total after coupon = $2.60 per 12 pack ($2.33 each this week at CVS after ECB)

Easter Candy Singles .39 with in-ad coupon

Encore Spices 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

Canned mandarin oranges and canned mushrooms 2 for $1 with in-ad coupon

1 dozen eggs $1.29 with in-ad coupon

Betty Crocker Cake Mix or Frosting
Sale: $1.00
MQ: .75/2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Frosting Coupon from 3/28
Total for cake and frosting = $1.25 (.63 each)

Reese’s Candy singles .39 with in-ad coupon - .55/1 dark chocolate Reese’s coupon from 3/14= FREE

March 28 – April 3, 2010

April Single Check Rebates start this week so make sure you pick up the new SCR booklet at your local store.

Be sure to cut out the Prescription Transfer Coupon on page 4 for a $25 gift card when you transfer a prescription to Rite Aid.

Print a coupon for $5 off $20 purchase when you earn 20 Video Values Credits (click the link in the box above for more info on Video Values and how to earn the credits)

Bic Disposable Razors
Sale: $4.99
SCR: $2.00
MQ: $2.00 off Bic Disposable Shaver coupon from 3/07 and 3/28 SS
Total after sale, coupon, and SCR = .99

Old Spice High Endurance or Secret Deodorant
Sale: $2.50
SCR: $2.00 when you buy 2
MQ: $1/2 Old Spice PG 3/07 and $1/2 Secret coupon from 3/7
Total for 2 after sale, coupon and SCR = $2 ($1.00 each)

Sale: $9.99
MQ: $2/1 orange variety from 3/7
SCR: $2.00
SCR Limit: 3
Total after sale, coupon and SCR = $5.99

Sale: $2.50
MQ: $.75/1from 2/28
Total after sale and coupon = $1.75

Old Spice or Secret Deodorant
Sale: 2 for $5
MQ: $1/2 from 3/7 P&G
SCR: $2 on 2 (#45)
SCR limit: 1
Total for 2 after sale, coupon and SCR = $2.00 ($1.00 each)

Rite Aid Tugaboos Jumbo Pack Diapers or Overnights
Sale: $6.99
SCR: $2.00
Total after sale and SCR = $4.99

Listerine Smart Rinse or Agent Cool
Sale: BOGO
MQ: $1 off Listerine Smart Rinse from 3/07 and 1/03 inserts
Life Savers or Starburst Jelly Beans
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $1/2 Starburst from 3/7 RP
Total for 2 after sale and coupon = $2.98 ($1.49 each)

Hershey’s, Reese’s or Cadbury Easter Bagged candy, 8-10 oz.
Sale: $1.99
MQ: $2/3 Hersheys, Reeses or Cadbury candy 8.oz or larger 3/14 SS or printable coupon
Total after sale and coupon for 3 = $3.97 ($1.32 each)

Easter candy singles 2 for $1


Kerr Drug

March 28 - April 3

Coupon for a $25 Kerr Drug gift card with any transferred prescription on page 1 of the ad!

Plastic Easter Eggs, 12 count .88

Plastic Easter Eggs 48 count $2.99

Russel Stover Single Eggs 2 for $1

Bentley Vegetable Seed Packets 8 for .96

Accu-Check Aviva Glucose Meter $19.85 - coupon in ad on page 5 for $19.85 = FREE

Trident Layers Gum $.99 - .75 coupon from 2/7 = .24







Basic Couponing Terminology:
BOGO = buy one get one free
B1G1 = buy one get one free
Blinkie = Smart source coupon found in red boxes on store shelves
ECB = Extra Care Bucks (from CVS)
GC = Gift card or gift certificate
IP = Internet printable coupon
MQ = manufacturer coupon
Peelies = Coupons found on outside of package that can be peeled off and used to buy that item
PG = Proctor & Gamble insert from newspaper
RP = Red Plum coupon insert from newspaper
RR = Register Rewards (from Walgreens)
SCR = Single Check Rebate (from Rite Aid)
SS = SmartSource coupon insert from newspaper
VV = Video Values coupons from watching short videos/commercials at www.riteaid.com
WYB = when you buy



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  • KLW Mar 29, 2010

    justbcauz...thank you! My husband tried too but we'll try again, now that I know someone else has done it. Great tip! Hopefully no one at Lysol reads Smart Shopper...lol.

  • justbcauz Mar 29, 2010

    My sweet hubby realized you could remove the bottom of the Lysol Healthy Touch refill, pour in your own soap, replace the bottom and snap it back into the dispenser...and it works just fine! We've been putting our own soap in the one we purchased and haven't had any problems. I'm sure Lysol will redesign the refills when they realize people are doing this, but it works for now.

  • KLW Mar 28, 2010

    Yeah. I called Lysol a few weeks ago and asked if coupons would be distributed soon, since people have been buying the system, and the answer was no but they did send me two $1 off coupons for the refills as a courtesy. They really need to widely distribute coupons for the refills if they want people to keep using it and keep the money flowing! All the other Lysol products have coupons out frequently...I don't get it.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 28, 2010

    They always get you us the refills, don't they?!

  • KLW Mar 28, 2010

    I love my Lysol Healthy Touch dispensers too. I just wish they'd come out with coupons for the refills...those things are expensive, even at WalMart and Target.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Mar 28, 2010

    Thanks for the feedback on the lysol no touch soap, tot! And thanks for the heads up on the expired March coupon and then reversal! lol Obviously you saw it is also in the April book so you are good to go! :-)

  • t0tAlChA0s Mar 28, 2010

    scratch that last post

  • t0tAlChA0s Mar 28, 2010

    The in store coupon for the Lysol Healthy Touch expired 3/27/10. Which was yesterday.

  • t0tAlChA0s Mar 28, 2010

    Hi Faye. On the Lysol Healthy Touch Hand soap...I love mine. The only thing I have to get use to is, picking it up to wipe under it...you have to pick it up at the top. My lil ones wash there hands more willingly. And even tho my husband is a "manly-man", he uses it...ssshhhhh lol All in all, I love it!!