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Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Pfizer rebate = last minute Walgreens moneymaker trip!

The deal referenced here is over, but the rebate is still on! Look at my Week of 1/29 planned shopping trip post for more rebate deal ideas!

So in one of this Sunday's Redplums, there's a rebate for particular Pfizer products:

Terms and Conditions: Offer is valid on purchase of three (3) qualifying Pfizer products made between 1/24/12-2/29/12. Offer expires 3/30/12.
The original UPC code from three (3) qualifying Pfizer product purchases
Your original cash register receipt dated 1/24/12 - 2/29/12 with purchase prices circled
This completed official request from (NO PHOTOCOPIES ALLOWED)
Receive $10 rebate by Mail. Allow 6-8 Weeks for Shipment of Check

Restrictions Apply. The qualifying products are as follows:

Centrum® Silver® or Centrum®Specialist 60 ct. or larger;
ProNutrients Probiotic 14-ct or larger;
Caltrate® Soft Chews 60-ct or larger;
Advil® 40 ct. or larger
Advil®PM 16-ct. or larger

Children’s Advil® 4 oz. or larger
ThermaCare® 2-ct or largerRobitussin®liquid 4 oz. or larger or tablet/cough gel® 20 ct. or larger
Dimetapp® 4 oz. or larger
Advil®Congestion Relief 10-ct. or larger

Offer only good in the USA. LIMIT ONE (1) rebate per address, except where prohibited by law. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, damaged, misdirected or postage-due submissions. No mechanical reproductions of this form, the UPC or receipt allowed. Please allow 6-8 weeks for shipment of check. Requests from clubs, groups, or organizations will not be accepted. Your offer rights may not be transferred or assigned. Offer is void where taxed, restricted or prohibited by law. Fraudulent submissions could result in federal prosecution under the U.S. Mail fraud statutes. All submitted materials become property of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and will not be returned. Visit www.pfizer-rebates.com to check the status of your rebate. Rebate Requests must be postmarked by 3/30/12

Stupid lawyers.




ANYWHO, so obviously this goes great with the Advil/Advil PM/Thermacare deal going on at Walgreens, which ends today! AHHHHHHHHH!! So I ran back to the New Hampshire location to see if I could find any more of those Advil PMs with the $2 peelies. They only had one left. :-( So I had to improvise. I had the 12/11 Redplum with me, which had $1/1 off Advil 40 count or larger (there's also a coupon in this week's Red Plum next to the rebate form). And I had one $3/1 Thermacare coupon from the company's Web site for a 2 count or larger.

So here's the rub, people: It all has to be on one receipt. I called a representative from Pfizer's rebate center who confirmed this. Apparently people are getting contrasting information from the Rebate Center about this. I favor airing on the side of caution. So even though the deal started a few days ago, I can't use any of my receipts from my previous Walgreens trips this week because I only bought 2 qualifying items per receipt! DOH!

So I did this:

- Bought 1 Advil PM 20 count, $4.99, regularly $5.49
Bought 1 Advil 50 count, $4.99, regularly $5.99
Bought 1 Thermacare 2 count, $5.99, regularly $6.49
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $2.00/1 Advil PM peelie
Used 1 $1.00/1 Advil 40ct or larger from RP 12/11
Used 1 $3.00/1 Thermacare 2ct or larger (Thermacare.com)
Paid $9.97, received $5.00 Register Reward and will submit for $10.00 Pfizer rebate
Final price: $5.03 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 Ultimate Flurry Protein Bar $1.99, regular price
Buy 1, Receive $1.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $1.99, Received $1.99 (actually $2.00) Register Reward
Final Price:  Free

- Used 1 $10 Register Reward from my last trip

Paid $1.96, Received $5 Register Reward and $2 Register Reward (and will apply for $10 rebate)

$19.96 Shelf Price
-  2.00  Discounts
-  6.00  Coupons
$11.96  Out of pocket cost
- 17.00  Register Rewards/Rebates
$5.04 MONEYMAKER

You can also do the rebate deal by buying three Thermacare 2cts and using 3 $3/1 coupons, which would give you a $6.00 moneymaker! But we don't need that much Thermacare. We already have too many of them! Time to make another domestic violence shelter donation.

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