All three drugstores have free items this week, but Walgreens is the most generous with five free items after coupons and rewards plus very cheap M&Ms and a great deal on Cottonelle toilet paper. At Rite Aid, there's free Carefree pantiliners and a great deal on Listerine Smart Rinse and Scope. At CVS, there's a mystery freebie from the coupon machine, along with free Finesse shampoo and Gatorade and a killer Huggies diaper deal. And finally, Kroger has $2.89 a gallon milk, the cheapest price I know of, and 18-cent Dial soap and 39-cent Suave shampoos and conditioners. And if you don't have your school supplies yet, there are deals on those at all four stores. Read on for a store-by-store breakdown.
A mystery freebie: Be sure to scan your CVS card at the coupon center, located near the front door of most stores, to get a coupon for a FREE product. Limit 1 for the week.
Finesse hair care products: $2.50 - $1/1 coupon (5/8 Smart Source or May All You magazine) - $2 mail-in rebate (print here) = FREE, plus overage.
Spend $5 on Gatorade G Series Fit products and get $5 Extra Bucks = FREE. Limit 1 deal.
Gain dish liquid: 99 cents - .50/1 coupon (8/14 Red Plum) = 49 cents. Limit 5.
Revlon nail polish: $4.99 - $3 Extra Bucks - $1/1 coupon (8/14 Smart Source) = 99 cents. Limit 6.
Xtra 28-load laundry detergent: $1.99. Buy 2 and use the $1/2 blinkie coupon spotted around the Triangle = $1.49 each. A great deal on laundry soap.
Healthy Choice Fresh Mixers: 2/$4 - $1 Extra Bucks = 2/$3. Limit 1 deal.
Huggies diapers: $8.99 - $3/1 coupon (8/14 Smart Source) - $2/1 CVS printable coupon = $3.99, a great deal.
There are two L'Oreal deals: Spend $15, get $5 in Extra Bucks. And there are oodles of L'Oreal coupons out there to get a better bargain.
Deals without coupons:
Pepsi 12-packs: $2.50 each. About as cheap as you're going to get name-brand soda these days and the best deal I spotted out of the Sunday deals. Limit 8.
Pepsi and Dr Pepper 2-liters: 88 cents, also a very good price and the lowest price I found. Limit 5.
Summer clearance: 30 percent off.
School supplies deals:
Spend $15 on Crayola products, get $5 in Extra Bucks. Limit 1 deal.
Spend $15 on Five Star notebooks or binders and get $5 in Extra Bucks. Be sure to use the coupons from the 8/7 Red Plum insert to sweeten that deal. Limit 1 deal.
One-subject notebooks: 3/$1.
Pilot EasyTouch pens (2-5-pack): $1.
Paper Mate pens (10-count): 50 cents.
The summer gas card deal continues. Get a free $10 gas card when you spend $30 in participating products. This week those products with coupons include Huggies diapers and wipes (8/14 Smart Source), Scott toilet paper (8/14 Smart Source), Cottonelle toilet paper (7/17 Smart Source.