Saturday, May 3, 2008

Saturday Savings

My deals this week from two trips to CVS and one trip to Walgreens, as well as freebies in the mail:
CVS #1:
2 Soleil refills
Tostitos Scoops and dip
2 Bath Buddies
2 Altoids
OOP: 41 cents, earned $6 ecb's

Irish Spring body wash
Spa body wash
2 Smart Rinse
Lady Speed Stick deodorant
Oral B Crossaction toothbrush
pain reliever
3 Jello
3 pkgs gift wrap
OOP: less than $1, with $6.49 rebate coming

CVS #2:
Adidas deodorant
2 Colgate 360 toothbrushes
2 Aquafresh toothpaste
OOP: 44 cents, earned $18.95 ecb's

FREE in the mail:
Schick Quattro razor
Dove deodorant
Dove hair care samples
Gillette body wash
$9.49 rebate for a razor

I also received a packet of coupons worth over $12 from Colgate-Palmolive because I called them about a defective product. I had a 7 oz Softsoap pump that I paid about 40 cents for. When I tried to use it, it wouldn't pump. Ordinarily, I would have returned it to the store where I bought it. But I decided to call the mfr for two reasons: 1) They need to know about the defect, and 2) They may send me more than just the replacement for the defective item. I was right; they sent me a coupon for a new Softsoap, with a value up to $3.99. They included a stack of coupons, each with a value of 75 cents to $1, for assorted other Colgate-Palmolive products. I already used the toothbrush coupon, and I will probably use all the others. They don't expire until 2009. The coupon for the replacement soap will get me a much larger bottle of soap, free! I think I did well. The bottom line is: call the mfr if there is a true problem with a product.


Marin said...

Ooh. Where did you get the free Quattro from?

A.D. said...

There was a link at Money Saving Mom's blog months ago; perhaps back in January? I clicked on her link and signed up!