Sunday, June 19, 2011

Field Research Update for Week of 6/19/11: CVS, Walgreens, & Rite Aid-Freebies & Money Makers (Colgate, GUM Dental Care, Hershey Bliss, Power Bar, Aspirin, Samy Fat Foam Hair Color, & More!

Here's my update from the field today! I will be covering CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid (Week of 6/19/11-6/25/11). Note that I only cover the deals that are either uber cheap, FREE, or MM!

This is a pretty good week for CVS. We got multiple FREE items and some money makers! Yay for Colgate, Gum Dental Care, PowerBar Bites, more free or cheap groceries and bottled water! Also, check your inbox for a survey offer sent to CVS Panel Members (free to join!). Completing the survey will give you $10 extra bucks! It was sent out earlier this morning. 

Here's how the free 20oz Big Chill water looks like. Grab the Q from the coupon machine!

Free colgate, Simply Asia, MM Gum, FREE PowerBar, and Hershey's Bliss! 
This $2 6 pack (sale price) can be combined w/the $3.44 (24 ct) Arrowhead that's part of the gas deal. Use the $1.50  off Arrowhead Q - making the extra 6 pack just .50 cents more! Also, be on the lookout for the bonus 4 bottles (28 count). It, too, is priced at $3.44 and counts towards the gas deal!!!
  • Colgate Toothpaste Deal (Total Gum Defense, Advanced, or Enamel Strength 4 oz, Max 6 oz, or 360 Surround Toothbrush 1 count), LIMIT 2, $2.79 w/EB $2 = .79 cents each, MM w/Qs!
    • .75 cents/1 Colgate Toothpaste Mq SS 6/5/11
    • $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste Mq SS 6/12/11
    • Combine manufacturer coupon from above w/ $1/1 Colgate Total Gum Defense store coupon from Reinventing Beauty Magazine (available for .99 cents in store) OR check the checkout area for a one page with multiple coupons (same set as Reinventing Beauty Magazine), but you don't have to buy to magazine if you can find these!
    • Note: Remember that you cannot do use TWO of the $1/1 Colgate Total Gum Defense store Qs at the same time since it does say "1 per customer". IT WILL BEEP and not go through. If you are going to use BOTH, you will need to do it in a separate transaction in order to maximize your Q values and complete this deal twice/Limit 2.
  • Pantene Pro-V Shampoo/Conditioner 12.6oz or styler 5.7-11.5oz, Limit 1, 2/$6.97 w/EB $2= $4.97, 2/$1.97 for BOTH w/Q! 
    • $3/1 Mq from Sunday Paper 6/19/11
    • I didn't get the $3 off Q that I needed for this deal so NO DEAL FOR ME (San Francisco Bay Area- if you're from here I suggest you check the San Jose Mercury OR San Francisco Chronicle which will more than likely have this Mq).
  • Simply Asia and other snacks 10/$10 or $1 each, FREE w/Peelie Q!
    • Check the Simply Asia products carefully as I was able to snag a $1 peelie making this FREE! 
  • Chex Mix, Gardetto's or Corn Nuts, $1.49 (Part of the Spend $30+, Get $10 Gas Card Promotion/Limit 1 on Promotion), $2.48 for TWO w/Q
    • .50/2 Mq from Sunday Paper RP 6/12/11
    • Note: I ended up not getting this b/c I've seen Mqs as high as .50/1 for the Chex Mix. I am holding off on this item unless I get a $ or % off Q later this week (seems like lately there has been a $5 off $20+ purchase Q in the Sunday Papers on Wednesday or Thursdays) for later this week. I might check back and complete the gas deal.
  • Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water (24 Pack 10.9 oz bottles) $3.44,(Part of the Spend $30+, Get $10 Gas Card Promotion/Limit 1 on Promotion),  Combine w/Q to grab a 6 Pack too for an extra .50 cents! 
    • $1.50 off 24 Pack Arrowhead Spring Water w/purchase of a 6, 8, or 12 Pack (Priced on sale $2 for 6 pack this week)! RP 5/22/11
    • Look for the packs that throw in an extra 4 bottles = 28 bottle bonus packs! they are priced the same and part of the gas promotion!
  • Select General Mills Cereal (including Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Lucky Charms) 8.9-13oz = 2/$4, 2/$3 w/Q!
    • $1/2 Mq from Sunday Paper 6/19/11
    • $1/2 Mq previous found here
    • I am going to hold off on this until later this week in case I need it as a filler for a $/% off store coupon. With the Mq, $1.50 per box is a pretty good deal! 
  • Ritz Crackerfuls, Triscuit, Wheat Thins 2/$5 or $2.50 each, FREE 20 oz Big Chill (Priced $1.49) w/purchase of Ritz Crackerfuls!
    • $1/1 Ritz Crackerfuls SS 4/17/11
    • Scan your CVS Card at the coupon machine for this Q. YMMV. I was surprised I got a Q for FREE water w/this purchase as I don't think I would've bought it w/o the water.
  • Hershey's Bliss 8.6-9.6oz, $5.99 w/EB $5.99 = FREE, Limit 1, MM $1 w/Q!
    • $1/1 SS 5/1/11
    • Unfortunately, my region didn't have this Q, but I'll still take FREE!
  • Sobe Lifewater, Lipton 100% Natural, Gatorade, or G2 20-24oz, 4/$5 w/EB $1 on 4= 4/$4, as low as FREE w/Qs!
    • FREE ONE (1) Lipton 100% Natural Iced Tea Mq via Facebook (no longer available)
    • B1G1F Mq
  • G-U-M PerioBalance Lozenges 28 count, $15.99 w/EB $15.99= FREE, as low as MM $2 (Saving Star) & $5 Mq = MM $7 total w/Q!
    • Check the product box for a $5/1 Mq! 
    • If you were lucky (and I wasn't so lucky b/c it was "sold out" by the time I checked Saving Star), you could snag another $2 on here!
  • Irish Spring Deodorant 2.7-3oz or body wash 15-18oz, $2.99 w/EB $2= .99 cents, LIMIT 1, .01 MM w/Q!
    • $1/1 Store Q from Reinventing Beauty Magazine OR single page flyer (same Qs as from the magazine) near the checkout stand
  • Spend $10, Get $3 Extra Bucks when you buy First Aid Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Bandages, Tape, Band-Aid Brand Bandages, Neosporin Ointment 0.5-1oz, Lip Health, or Lip Therapy .27-.35oz, Limit 1, as low as $11.59-$3 (Store coupon machine Q)-Qs= $5.59 w/extra bucks $3 = $2.59!
    • The best combination is the following:
      • TWO Johnson & Johnson .5" tape $8/2 (must get 2 to get the price of $4 each) = $8
      • Bandage Children's (Select Varieties e.g. Hello Kitty) =$3.59
      • Total $11.59-($3 coupon machine Q I got on Saturday)- $3/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand Products Mq (look for it in aisles of select grocery stores- I found mine at Safeway)= $5.59 for THREE items w/EB $2.59!
  • PowerBar Energy or Protein Bites 2.6-3oz $2.49 w/EB $2.49 = FREE, LIMIT 1
  • Scotch Magic Tape B1G1F, $2.19 for cheapest one, .38 cents w/Qs!
    • Use TWO $1/1 Mq (print page 2 only for Q)
    • Some areas have the lowest priced tape at $1.99, but I am from a high $ area.
Rite Aid
This is a fair week for Rite Aid and I was sad that I no longer had any more $3 off $15+ purchase survey code coupons to use. :( Highlights include FREE aspirin, money making hair dye, and finally grabbing the John Frieda Full Repair Root Foam rain check!

John Frieda Full Repair Root Foam from my
$4.99 w/UP+ $2 UP+ Reward & $10 total ($5 each) rebate #36! (Limit 2)
Prell Conditioner that qualifies for Rebate #33 (Limit 1)
Colgate Toothpaste (Free after UP+ Rewards, MM Zantac, and FREE Aspirin!)
  • Colgate Toothpaste 2-1 4.6oz, $2.99 w/UP+ Reward $2.99= FREE, LIMIT 4, as good as MM $1 w/Qs!
    • .75 cents/1 Colgate Toothpaste Mq SS 6/5/11
    • $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste Mq SS 6/12/11
  • St. Joseph's Enteric Aspirin $1.50 w/UP+ Reward $1.50= FREE, LIMIT 2
  • Zantac 75/150 24-30 count, $7.99 w/UP+ Reward $2= $5.99, LIMIT 4, MM $1.01 w/Qs!
  • Almay Cosmetics B1G150%
    • I was going to buy TWO of the makeup removers (Priced $5.99) since there is a Single Check Rebate #40 ($1 each, Limit 6 of these) plus an email Q (only good 1x) for $2/1. However, I decided even after the rebate plus the $2 Q, I would still pay $2.50 each for the makeup removers and decided not to get it.
    • Note: Save your receipt and submit ALL rebates for the month at the end of the month. Rite Aid only issues one rebate check per month!
  • Stride 2.0 Gum 2/$1, FREE w/store Qs!
  • Prell Conditioner $3.99, MM .01 cents w/ Rebate & Store Q!
  • John Frieda $4.99 w/UP+ Reward $2 = $2.99, MM w/Rebate & $5 Q! (rain check deal)
    • Use TWO $5/1 Mq SS 6/5/11 (note: not everyone got this one...) - takes off $10 bucks
    • Submit for Single Rebate Check #36 (Limit 2) - get back $5 x 2 = $10
    • $9.98-$10 Mq= MM .02 cents plus get a $10 rebate check, and $4 UP+ Rewards!
    • Believe it or not, I've never done a rain check.Since it was a rain check, the UP+ Rewards did not print, but I got $4 in merchandise credit!
An unexpected $3 RR printed when I bought 4 boxes of the 2/$5 Oscar Mayer lunch meat! AND I also got TWO additional CATs for PediaSure and Stopain! Both are super high value too!
This isn't a good week for Walgreens. However, this is the place to go for Oscar MePublish Postyer Deli Fresh Shaved Meat and Kraft American Singles cheese this week especially since it gave me an extra RR $3 for buying the Oscar Mayer meat! We also got some great fillers in case you need to burn some register rewards!
The 6 ct/ Nestle's Taster's Choice is on CLEARANCE for 65 cents each!
  • Nabisco Cookies or Crackers 4 to 8 oz, Limit 3, .99 cents w/in ad Q, .49 cents each w/Q!
    • $1/2 Mq SS 6/19/11 
  • Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Shaved Meat, 9 oz, 2/$5, 2/$4 or $2 each w/Q PLUS surprise $3 RR from Oscar Meyer!!!
    • $1/2 Oscar Mayer Lunch Meat Mq SS 5/15/11
    • NOTE: I bought FOUR (4) of these and paid $8. I also got an unexpected Catalina/RR $3 making this a HOT deal $8-$3= $5 for FOUR! I am not exactly sure the min or max you can get from this unannounced deal
    • Oddly, it also gave me a HV $3.50/1 PediaSure Product CAT and a HV $4/1 Stopain Pain Relieving CAT! Wow amazing!
  • Kraft American Singles, 12 oz $2.50 each or 2/$5
  • CLEARANCE: I used TWO B1G1F Nestle Cafe Taster's Choice (6 or 7 ct.) Mqs after I realized that these were on clearance for .65 cents each!!! Great deal!
  • Favorite Fillers:
    • Royal Gelatin .19 cents 
    • 1 Dozen Grade A Large Eggs .99 cents w/ in ad Q
    • Hershey's Candy 1.4 to 2.5oz, .49 cents w/ in ad Q
    • 1 Gallon Walgreens Water, .79 cents w/in ad Q
    • Hunt's Tomato Sauce 8oz, 3/$1 or .33 cents each w/in ad Q
    • Mushrooms or Oranges 2/$1 or .50 cents each win ad Q
    • Foil or Wax Paper, .89 cents w/ in ad Q (considering the Wax papers are $2.29 each, this is a good deal!)
    • Palmolive Dish Liquid .89 cents each w/in ad Q (not bad considering CVS had it last week for .88 cents although at CVS it was part of a gas deal)
    • Kleenex Facial Tissue, 68, 75, 90, or 184 sheets, B1G1F ($2.29 each w/in ad Q) 

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