Monday, November 9, 2009

Rite Aid: FREE Herbal Essences + Deal Scenario!


Were you all able to snag some FREE Herbal Essences products from Rite Aid? As you can see from above, I was able to snag mine! I did have a few issues arise while checking out. The main one being that I couldn't use a a buy one free coupon on a buy one get one free sale. Of course, a call to Rite Aid corporate cleared that up!;)

Also, I posted earlier about a $5 off $20 Rite Aid coupon being available on Coupons.com. Well, I just got an email from reader, Tressa, about a $3 off $15 coupon available on Coupons.com too. Use zip code 01085, if you don't see the coupon.

Here's a deal scenario to make use of this new coupon:
Buy 2 Herbal Essences Stylers $4.49 each=$8.98
Buy 2 Herbal Essences Shampoos or conditioners $4.49 each=$8.98
Minus store bogo sale=$8.98 for all 4
Buy 1 Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush $2.99
Buy 1 box of Post Honey Bunches of Oats pecan Bunches $1.99
Buy 2 Joy Dish Soap $0.99 each=$1.98
Total=$15.94

Coupons:
Use the $3 off $15 coupon
Use two of the buy Herbal Essences shampoo, conditioner and styler, get styler FREE coupon from the 10/11PG (will deduct $4.49 for each styler)
Use the $1/1 Oral-B coupon from the 10/11 or 11/1PG
Use the $2/1 Honey Bunches of Oats coupon from here
Use two $0.30/1 Joy coupons from the 10/11PG
Pay $0.35 + Tax

BUT then get back a $2.99 rebate for the Oral-B toothbrush! Final cost FREE + $2.63 moneymaker!


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39 comments:

Abby said...

I had no issues whatsoever and was able to snag me some free Herbal Essence! I also was able to get free Nivea.

Bought 1 three pack of Nivea lip care
1 single Nivea lip care
1 13.5 oz Nivea lotion

used coupon for buy one get one free Nivea lip care
coupon for buy 3 Nivea lip care get free 13.5 oz lotion
coupon for $1.00 off Nivea lotion

Anonymous said...

I wish we had rite aid where we lived :(

Anonymous said...

My rite aid said it was fraud to use a b1g1 coupon during a b1g1 sale.. WTF? I'm new but that just doesn't sound right...

Anonymous said...

I needed to pull out my coorporate coupon policy for the BOGO coupons. Thanks for recommending I bring it along.

Anonymous said...

Where is a Rite Aid when you need one???? Not in DFW!

Anonymous said...

I got the coupon from being a facebook friend of Herbal Essence for a free Shampoo or Conditioner. Can I use this coupon and get two free items since Rite Aid is having a bogo. Will that work?

esha said...

unable to find the $3 off $15 coupon. what zip did u use?

Anonymous said...

What is the out-of-pocket cost for this deal

Mary Beth said...

Also, for anyone who received an Herbal Essences FREE coupon for becoming a fan on Facebook, remember that at the end of November (only from 11/26-11/28) there is a Single Check Rebate for $2 available on the purchase of one any variety shampoo, conditioner and styler. So use your free coupon & get $2 over it back!

Anonymous said...

I am so upset - I jumped the gun!! I used my BOGOF coupons on Saturday with trail sizes :( Oh well, paired with other things and my $5 off $25 I only paid $1...

Kandi said...

Anon - you can view the Rite Aid coupon policy here : http://www.dealseekingmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Rite-Aid-Official-Corporate-Coupon-Policy.pdf

It specifically addresses the BOGO issue

Coupon Pro said...

I knew this was going to come up once I saw my Rite Aid ad..

Bri, Ash and Ty said...

My store was out of stylers but I still got 1 shampoo and 1 conditioner for free. Still happy : )

Erin said...

Rite Aid's looking better and better this week! I knew there was a reason I held off!

You can't use two Nivea bogo coupns together to get both free, can you? I've been using coupons my entire life (albeit more effectively since discovering this site!) but I admit I still have a hard time getting my head around using bogo coupons.

Couponing4myTacoma said...

ha ha yeah I did! i had to show her my print out and she asked if she could keep it.

BUT in the end, i got 10 HE products for $1.35 since my state has to pay taxes but that's really good!!!!

TnADeVree said...

Using zip code 01085 still only gave me the $3 off $15 but when I used 90210 I got the $5 off $25

Anonymous said...

Is there any way to get the herbal essence coupon? I dont have the pg coupon add.

Spectacular Savings said...

49006 has the $4/$20 if anyone is interested.

Anonymous said...

I got mine with no problems at all I also got the 2 GE 4 pack Light bulbs with my $1 off coupons and after the rebate they will be free and an Oral B cross action toothbrush and after my coupon and the rebate there will be a $1 overage. :) I love riteaid. Mine never gives me any trouble in fact they always give sugesstions for other amazing deals! gotta love it when that happens!!

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me what PG is? thanks!

Rachel said...

I went to Rite Aid this morning and had one issue, but otherwise it went well and I got a great deal. Several weeks ago when there was another Herbal Essence sale at Rite Aid I "bought" 10 B1G1 coupons from Ebay. They did not come in time for the sale, so I saved them, and this time is was such a great deal. I was able to snag 11 stylers, 6 shampoos and 5 conditioners for free. Cashier had no problem with this coupon us. But then I also did the buy Scope and get the toothpast free. I had a coupon for get $1 off two toothpastes, so I got two bottles of scope and two toothpastes, and she told me "you can't use a coupon on a free item" I very nicely told her "but I can." She called up her manager, (which took forever, and there was a line forming behind me) the manager informed her that it was indeed okay for me to use the coupon. She appologized and then said I need to start using coupons, that is a great deal. I was a bit frustrated, but it worked out. I love coupons/sale.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

You should see what I scored at Rite Aid yesterday for only 10¢! AND, I made money!

http://kelleighratzlaff.com/2009/11/i-spent-10%C2%A2-today-and-made-4-99/

Coupon Pro said...

Just came back and I paid only $0.24.. posted my scenario on Coupon Pro.

Growininwillows said...

okay, question...wouldn't it be better to wait till later in the month when there is a rebate for HE..then buy the trail size and the one styler for free and get the rebate? Is that correct? Maybe I need to use my coupon this week?

MalibuBeachBum said...

Went to Rite Aid today. Got 5 bottles of HE shampoo and 5 cans of HE mousse for FREE! Only had to pay the tax!

Thanks!!!

Teri said...

I had issues with the coupon so I wrote to HQ. Someone from my local store is supposed to call me tomorrow - I was so upset because I know I have used coupons for free items when it's been BOGO before...and I told the cashier that and she proceeded to ask me if I remembered who the cashier was, probably to get her in trouble. Even though I did remember, I certainly wasn't going to admit it!

Lisa in WV said...

PG is Proctor and Gamble coupons.


I don't understand how using the BOGO coupons benefits if the store is already running a BOGO sale.

Lisa in WV said...

if you use the bogo free coupon and the store is already running a bogo, does that mean you get 2 free for buying one?
trying to wrap my head around this.

MalibuBeachBum said...

Lisa in WV -

No, you don't get 2 free for buying one. You get two items and you pay nothing for either of them.

Take a look at their BOGO free coupon policy. It says, "If a customer presents a Buy One Get One Free coupon for the purchase of two items that are on a Buy One Get One Free promotion; we accept the coupon, essentially making both items free".

I took their policy with me just in case, but didn't have to use it. It worked like a charm. I used 5 coupons and got 10 HE items today for free. Only had to pay the tax.

Mary Beth said...

Hi Lisa in WV! At Rite Aid, CVS and usually Walgreens, if the store is having a buy one get one free sale, and you have a BOGO coupon for the same item, you get BOTH of the items for free. No money out of pocket, except for tax.

The way I finally was able to understand it in my head was to realize that the manufacturer's "buy one get one free" coupon represents actual money that I normally would be paying out of my pocket to the store to buy the one item, in order to get the other item for free.

The store still gets that money; they just have to wait a little bit, while they cash in the coupon with the manufacturer. In fact, the store gets the face value of the coupon plus a handling fee which is nicer than me -- I've never offered the store a fee to handle my money! :)

Anonymous said...

I love the Rite Aid "spend this much, get this much off" coupons. Before my trip last night I was having trouble coming up with a deal that DIDN'T give me overage! Very fun! How does Rite Aid handle overage? In the end, I was 5 cents over but it just payed a little of the tax.

Andrea at Bringing Basics Back! said...

When things end up being free + moneymaker, if you already have your family set with the things they need, it makes it easier to donate the rest of the items you scored to a local homeless shelter, or in our area, Medical Teams International provides medical care to those who need it around the world, and they also distribute things like shampoos, soaps, etc.

*Summer* said...

I went to Rite Aid 11-9-09 & come to find out today that I won't get the rebate on oral b toothbrush!!!



November 2009
Rebate #112
VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM 11/01/09 to 11/07/09**
up to $2.00 Rebate
Oral-B
Purchase One (1) of Any Variety:
• CrossAction Power Toothbrush, Single Pack
**Rebate valid only on products purchased between the dates shown above. Purchases made outside of stated dates will not be honored for the rebate.
Offer valid 10/30/09 - 11/05/09 in select California stores and 11/01/09 - 11/07/09 in all other stores.
LIMIT ONE (1) REBATE

J said...

I braced myself to go to Rite Sid last night b/c of prior experience... called corporate on my way to store to confirm I could use the BOGO coupon and get 2 items for free. They were great & told me to call from the store if any issues.

The cashier was ECSTATIC when she saw the $0.00 total!! She said "I never get coupons like that" and had a chit chat about coupons.

THANKS COLLIN!!!!!!!

MommyKate said...

Rite Aid just emailed me a link for two new coupons $4/20... it's a PDF good through Nov 21!!!! and a $2 of any OTC Rite Aid medicine.

http://img.ionmx.com/ionmxweb2/MXOrgs/6008/Content/images/dts/20091111/DTS11-8Coupons.pdf

Anonymous said...

So I just received my $20 Gift of Savings certificate and on it, it says to be used on one transaction. Ugh. I can't spend $20 at a time at Rite Aid. I was planning on using it on a first transaction, then getting the remaining portion on a gift card. Doesn't look like that will work. Has anyone thought of a productive way to use this gift certificate in one transaction but be frugal about it? I know, it is free money for me, but would still like to spread as far as I can take it.

Anonymous said...

I just tried buying the herbal essence with a b1g1 coupon and was told that i couldn't. I explained that I was able to but some at another store on Sunday and that I had seen it was allowed through corporate. They still insisted I was wrong and even demanded I explain where online I found this. Annoyed by their rudeness I said forget it and was ready to walk out when they finally said we'll let it go this time. Then miraculously they found a print out at the very next register stating how i was able to use the coupon.

Abby said...

Anon 11:09 - I just used my $20 GC for a transaction last week purchasing all sale items. I forget when it expires - maybe you can just save it for a week that there are several BOGO or free SCR offers and pairing with coupons. Since you're basically paying fullprice up front on those free SCR offers, that will bump your total up really fast. My transaction had some pullups, pads, lightbulbs, air freshener and a few other things I don't remember and I paid $1.74. I left that day with an evil grin, esp knowing I had a $117 Oct SCR on the way too :D

Carrie8d said...

OMG! I snagged the Herbal Essence deal. I also got 2 Dial body washes, Aveeno, and an Oral-B toothbrush for $2.47!! Who knew?? I sure didn't. Thanks for the info. Great site!