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Saturday, September 1, 2012

LAST MINUTE DEAL: Possible Moneymaker on John Frieda products at CVS!


Today is the last day for this deal!  Oops. So while the CVS ad states that the Full Repair products are not included in the Spend $20/Receive $10 Extra Bucks John Frieda promotion, they nonetheless are included. There's even stickies up in front of the products. Yay! When you use the high value $10.00 manufacturer coupon, as well as one or 2 CVS coupons, you can get these products for pennies, or perhaps even make money buying them! Here's how I did it: 


Bought 1 John Frieda Precision Foam Color $13.49, regular price
Bought 1 John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo $4.99, regularly $6.99
Bought 1 John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner $4.99, regularly $6.99
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, through 9/1, Limit 1
Used 1 $10.00/1 John Frieda Precision Foam Color when you buy 1 John Frieda Shampoo and 1 Conditioner from SS 8/5
And used 1 $3.00/1 John Frieda CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
or 1 $2.00/$10.00 hair care CVS coupon that was emailed to Beauty Club members
Paid $10.47-$11.47, Received $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $0.47-$1.47 ($0.16-$0.49 each) for all 3

When I tried to use the $3.00 and $2.00 CVS coupons together, the second beeped. So I used the $2.00 coupon in a different transaction on Pantene instead, and got another gas card. Yay gas! You might have better luck though, if you too have both. I'm pretty sure I gave the $2.00/$10.00 hair product CVS Beauty Club coupon to the cashier first, so try with the $3.00 John Frieda CVS coupon instead.

If you also happened to get the 25% off non-sale items coupon in your email Thursday (which I did, but completely forgot about, so I didn't use it in this transaction. DOH!), then your transaction would look something like this:

Buy 1 John Frieda Precision Foam Color $10.12, regularly $13.49
With 25% off emailed CVS coupon
Buy 1 John Frieda Full Repair Shampoo $4.99, regularly $6.99
Buy 1 John Frieda Full Repair Conditioner $4.99, regularly $6.99
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks, through 9/1, Limit 1
Use 1 $10.00/1 John Frieda Precision Foam Color when you buy 1 John Frieda Shampoo and 1 Conditioner from SS 8/5
And use 1 $3.00/1 CVS coupon that previously printed from Magic Coupon Machine
or 1 $2.00/1 CVS coupon that was mailed to Beauty Club members
Pay $7.10-$8.10, Receive $10.00 Extra Bucks
Final Price: $2.90-$1.90 MONEYMAKER

WHY DIDN'T I DO THAT?! UGH. There better be some good deals for me to use that coupon with on Sunday. Grumble grumble.

Keep in mind that for some reason, certain Extra Bucks lower the amount you save with a % off coupon. I believe it's Beauty Club Extra Bucks and green tag Extra Bucks. They're coded all weird like. I don't know the particulars. Just try to avoid using those, or you might save slightly less on the hair color. *shrug*


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