Coupon Mom: Free contact lens solution, toothpaste, shampoo

This week there are several good deals using automatic drugstore rebate programs, no coupons required. Stock up on products for your medicine cabinet even if you don’t need them yet. When you do run out of these items, you’ll be able to shop from your own supply of bargains rather than having to pay full price then.

Rewards pay off for contact lens solution

Walgreens: Get Complete Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution (12 ounce) free at Walgreens, no coupon required. Pay $7.99 at the register and receive a $7.99 Register Reward to use on your next order.

Free hair elastics

Walgreens: Pay $2 for Scunci no-damage hair elastics (18 count) at Walgreens and get a $2 Register Reward for your next order. Your net cost is zero.

89-cent Gillette razor

Walgreens: Get the Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor for 89 cents at Walgreens. On sale for $9.89, you’ll pay $5.89 at the register after using the $4 coupon from the May 1 Procter & Gamble circular. You’ll get a $5 Register Reward for your next order, so your net cost will be 89 cents.

Coupons get you items for free

Walmart: Head to the travel-sized aisle to find Sensodyne ProNamel (.8-ounce travel size) toothpaste. Use the $1 coupon from the May 15 RedPlum circular for any size Sensodyne to get it free. Look for Pert Plus 2in1 Shampoo (1.7 ounce) and use the $1 coupon from the May 15 SmartSource circular to get it free. And you can get two Johnson & Johnson mini first aid kits (regularly priced at 97 cents) with the $1 off two Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Product coupon from the May 15 RedPlum circular to pay 47 cents each — get one for each car. Find hundreds of Walmart coupon deals in the Grocery Deals by State section of (prices may vary slightly by store).

Read the full Coupon Mom column in the Deal Spotter section of the AJC on Thursdays. Visit the Coupon Mom website for more great deals.

– By Lauren Davidson, Atlanta Bargain Hunter


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8 comments Add your comment


May 26th, 2011
10:23 am


Is it really free when you pay them now and get a Register Reward to use on your next purchase? More like half-price or BOGO.


May 26th, 2011
11:22 am

I don’t understand how these sites can say the item was free. If I have to pay $7.99 for the item it’s not free. I don’t care if I get a coupon back for the same amount if I can only use it at that store. Sorry, but net would not be zero.


May 26th, 2011
12:20 pm

You can use the Walgreen’s Register Rewards at Publix or Wal-Mart on things you would have to buy anyway, like groceries…so if you do that, it really is like getting the item for free.


May 26th, 2011
12:41 pm

the use of the word “free” is misleading. It isn’t free if you have to pay (even if rebate).


May 26th, 2011
7:14 pm

i agree. i would rather have a coupon that says 50 percent off or BOGO. than say its free, but really isnt. So what if I go to the store with my coupon and no extra cash.. cos i didnt know i had to pay for something,..


May 28th, 2011
9:32 am

Walgreens Register Rewards are treated as Mfg coupons so you can’t combine it with another Mfg. coupon when you use it to purchase something else. CVS and Rite-aid allow you to use their coupons with Mfg coupons.


May 30th, 2011
12:50 am

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May 30th, 2011
5:02 am

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