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Drug store deals 10/14: FREE Blistex, Advil & more!

Posted October 14, 2012


Drug store deals this week include Free Blistex, Free Advil, Free Stayfree, and good deals on spices, Robitussin, Suave lotion, Ricola drops and more!


CVS Deals

In-Store Halloween party at local CVS stores: Bring your child in costume to CVS on October 21 between 1 pm and 3 pm and receive a free gift with any purchase and get a free 5 x 7 photo, while supplies last.

Bumble Bee Tuna cans, 5 oz, $1 - $1/2 coupon you can get through ifyou have enough points = .50 each after coupon

V05 shampoo or conditioner, 15 oz
Sale: 3 for $2.25 (.75 each)

Coke, 2 ltr, .97, limit 5

DenTek floss picks, 150 count, $2.99 - $2 Extrabucks = .99

Campbell’s soup, Chunky or Select Harvest
Sale: 2 for $3
Coupons: Various .50/2 printable coupons from Campbells website HERE , .50/2 from 10/7 and 9.9 SS, .75/2 coupon for microwaveable soups from 10/7 and 9/9 SS
Total after .75/2 coupon = $1.13 each

Mitchum or Lady Mitchum
Sale: $1.99
Coupon: .75/2 coupon from 10/14 SS
Total after coupon = $1.24 each

Pantene shampoo, conditioner or stylers
Sale: 2 for $8
Extrabucks: $1/2 Extrabucks
Coupon: BOGO coupon from 9/16 (buy shampoo and get conditioner or styler free)
Total after Extrabucks and coupon = $1.50 each

DiGiorno pizza, 12 “, BOGO – various printable coupons that were on recently including $2/2 and Buy 2 Get 1 Free

Werther’s caramels, $2 - $1/2 coupon from 10/7 SS = $1.50 each

Hershey’s snack size 10.2 – 11.6 oz., or Twizzlers twists, 22 oz
Sale: 3 for $10
Extrabucks: $3.00 Extrabucks when you buy 3
Coupon: $1/3 coupon from 10/14 SS
Total after coupon and Extrabucks = 2 for $6 ($2 each)

$3 Extrabucks when you spend $10 on any of the select Hershey’s products shown in the ad
Coupons: $1/1 coupon for 22 oz or larger bag in 10/14 SS, $1/3 coupon from 10/14 SS, $1/2 from 9/9 SS

Almay Intense I-color, shadow, liner or mascara, $5.99 - $3 Extrabucks = $2.99 after reward

Oral-B Cross Action Power toothbrush or refill, 2 count
Sale: $5.99
Extrabucks: $2.00
Coupon: possible $1 coupon in 10/14 PG insert
Total after coupon and Extrabucks reward = $2.99

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy hair color
Sale: $7.99
Extrabucks: $2.00
Coupon: $2 coupon from 9/16 SS
Total after coupon and Extrabucks = $3.99

Earth Essentials paper towels 8 pack, $3.99

Walgreens Deals

BR points = Bonus Rewards points

Advil congestion relief, 10 count tablets, $6 – rebate that should be in 10/15 coupon insert = Free after mail-in rebate
Coupon: $1 coupon from 10/14 RP

Halloween pencils, 8 for $1 with in-ad coupon, limit 16

Plastic tumbler, 12 oz., 8 for $1 with in-ad coupon, limit 16

Halloween activity pads or books, 3 for $1 with in-ad coupon, limit 12

Halloween Mini sticker or tattoo book, 3 for $1 with in-ad coupon, limit 6

Scotch brand mailers, various, .39 with in-ad coupon, limit 4

Nice! Salt 26 oz or baking soda 16 oz., .59 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Nice Mushrooms 4 oz or Mandarin oranges 11 oz., .59 with in-ad coupon, limit 3 (good price)

Hershey’s candy singles, .59 and get 500 BR points when you buy 3

Nice! Seasonings, .5 – 5.25 oz., .79 – a good price for the basics like garlic powder, black pepper, cinnamon, eat

Lindsay olives, 5 or 6 oz., .99 (good price)

Nice! Liquid bleach, 96 oz., .99 (good price)

Arrid or Arm & Hammer antiperspirant/deodorant, various, .99 with in-ad coupon, limit 3

Reach Total Care or kids toothbrush or Total Care plus whitening floss
Sale: $2.99
RR: $1 Register Rewards when you buy 1
Coupon: $1 coupons from 7/29 RP
Total after coupon and RR = .99

Robitussin, Dimetapp, Sinex, Nature Fusion, Dayquil, Nyquil, Mucinex
BR: Get 4000 BR points when you purchase 3 or more of the above products listed in the ad
Coupon: $3 Robitussin coupon from 9/30 RP, $1 Dimetapp children’s coupon from 9/30 RP, various Vicks coupons from 9/30 PG
Scenario: Buy 3 Robitussin for $4.99 each, use 3 of the $3 off coupons and pay $5.97 at the register, then get back 4000 BR points which equals $4 in rewards making the total for 3 only $1.97 after rewards (.66 each – a great deal)

Ricola drops, 19 – 24 pack, 2 for $3 - $1/2 possible coupon from 10/14 RP = $1 each

Quaker chewy granola bars, Quick oats, Kellogg’s select cereal (ad does not specify which cereals are included), Pop tarts
Sale: $1.99
Coupon: $1/2 Quaker coupon from All You Magazine October, $1/2 Quaker Oatmeal coupon from 9/30 Pepsi insert, $1/2 Rice Krispies coupon from 10/7 RP, $1/2 Krave cereal coupon from 9/30 RP, .70/1 Crunchy Nut cereal coupon from 10/7 RP, $1/2 coupon for All-Bran, Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes and Raisin Bran from 9/30 RP, various printable Kellogg’s cereal and Pop Tart coupons from Kelloggs website including some .50/1 coupons
Total after any of the $1/2 coupons = $1.49 each

Milk, 1 gallon, $2.99

DiGiorno Pizza 2 for $10 – various printables that were available on last week

Walgreens diapers jumbo pack, 2 for $11

Get 5000 BR points when you spend $20 on any Hershey’s, Mars, Nestle Halloween bagged candy, 9.3 oz to 56.07 oz, Earn 2500 BR points when you spend $15
Coupons: $1/3 Hershey’s coupon from 10/14 SS, $1/1 coupon for Hershey’s 22 oz or larger bag in 10/14 SS, $1.50/3 coupon for Mars fun size candy from 9/16 RP
Store coupons: $1/2 M&M’s in-store coupon in monthly coupon book, $1 in-store coupon for larger bag of Hershey’s found in monthly coupon booklet

Rite Aid Deals

Prescription Transfer coupon in ad for $25 +UP when you transfer any prescription

Blistex Moisture Melt lip balm, $2.50 - $2.50 +UP = FREE after reward, limit 1

Stayfree pads, carefree liners, o.b.tampons, various
Sale: $3 each
+UP: $2 +UP when you buy 2, limit 2
Coupons: $2 Stayfree coupon from 8/26 SS (expires 10/15)
Total after 2 coupons and +UP = 2 for FREE!

Ricola cough drops, 19 – 24 count
Sale: $1.50
+UP: $1 +UP when you buy 2
Coupon: $1/2 coupon from 10/14 RP
Total after coupon and +UP = .50 each
If Sugar Free variety is included, use the .75/1 coupon from 10/14 RP to make them .25 each

Suave Naturals lotion, 18 oz, $2.50 - $2 coupon from 10/14 RP = .50

Gain dish liquid, 9 oz., .97 - .25 coupon from 10/14 PG = .72

Trident gum, 9 – 18 count
Sale: $1
Coupon: $1/3 coupon in 10/14 SS
Store coupon: .25 Video Values coupon for 18 count found on website

7UP or Diet 7UP, 2 ltr, 3 for $4 - $2 +UP when you buy 3 = 3 for $2 (.66 each)

Crest toothpaste, Scope 250 ml, Oral-B Advantage or Complete manual toothbrush
Sale $2.99
+UP: $1.50 when you buy 1
Coupon: .50 Crest and Oral B coupons from 9/30 PG
Total after +UP and coupon = .99

Tugaboos mega pack diapers or overnights, $12 - $4 +UP when you buy 2 = $10 each

For a more extensive drug store deals post including makeup, hair color and other deals, I recommend you head to HERE ,  HERE , and  HERE , Erica, who runs all three websites, is excited to have you read her deal lists! She is located in New York so some of the grocery deals for the drug stores in her area will be different. Make sure you check my weekly list for the best drug store deals on milk, eggs, soda and other grocery items that have regional prices.


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  • jdouglas13 Oct 15, 2012

    Thanks for the help with understanding the new Walgreens program. :) I'll have to go in and get one of the cards -- easier for me than phone numbers. I still think I like the RR program better. More user friendly, and I could use the RR at HT!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Oct 15, 2012

    clinton - just call your local store to confirm - but the CVS costume promo should be at all stores (at least those in the Triangle).

  • clinton28328 Oct 15, 2012

    is the CVS costume deal on 10/21 for all CVS's? Anywhere I can look up a list of participating stores?

  • jwstevens04 Oct 15, 2012

    jdouglas13---the card is like an MVP card at Food lion....the points convert into in-store money, in increments of $5.00. You can then spend those 'points' in the store. You get 500 points for every prescription you fill, then points for certain items in the circular. All in all, I think it's pretty good. Hope this helps!

  • collectspandas Oct 14, 2012 can get a card at any can also join online but you will not get a card. You do not have to have the card when you go into the store you just have to enter in your phone number on the keypad that is for the credit machines. You can redeem your points for cash off your next purchase. You have to have at least 5000 points to be able to redeem them for $5 dollars. Every 5000 points is equal to $5. You can save your points and get more off your purchase of your choice. You do not have to redeem them on your very next purchase. You choose when you redeem them. I have almost 40,000 points and if I chose I could redeem 5000 of them for $5 off or I could redeem 10,000 of them for $10 off my next purchase. Hope this helps.

  • I am Blessed_56 Oct 14, 2012

    CVS near Wake Med Hospital has Finish gelpacks & powerballs marked down to $.50 box on clearance table at front of store.

  • Nanee Lion Oct 14, 2012

    jdouglas13, I agree. they really like to make it hard to us. The rewards program was so much easier. I went to get me milk and forgot to give my card and they never ask, so milk rang up regular price. Took forever to get the difference back from the computer.

  • jdouglas13 Oct 14, 2012

    I am so confused by the new Walgreens program. How do you get the card, and what happens with the points? I just can't seem to wrap my mind around it. Wish they'd go back to RR. :(