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  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Extra Drug Store Freebies

on 12.27.2010 at 3:21pm
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Here are some great additional freebies to grab while you are shopping at the drug stores!  Make sure to check out all the other weekly deals at Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid before shopping.

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Walgreens

  • There is a monthly Register Reward deal running 12/27-1/23 for Chex Mix. Buy (3) get a $1.50 RR, buy (4) get a $2.50 RR, buy (5+) get a $3.50 RR.
  • $3.50 RR WYB (5) Chex Mix 8.75 oz. on sale at 99¢ (this week only)
    Manufacturer Coupon -.50/1 Chex Mix Chocolate, SS 11/14
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1/2 Chex Mix or Chex 100 Calorie Snack, 4.5 Oz. +, SS 12/05
    (buy (5), use (2) $1/2 and (1) .50/1, makes it all FREE!)

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CVS

  • CVS Brand Aspirin 120 ct 99¢
    Store Coupon -$1 off a CVS Brand Pharmacy Product in-store coupon printer
    (makes it FREE)
  • Kodak 8×10 Photo Books B1G1
    Store Coupon -B1G1 Kodak Photo Books printable (*NEW LINK*)
    (makes both FREE)

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Rite Aid

  • Zone Perfect Bars $1.49
    -$1 SCR #34 WYB (1) Limit 4
    Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Zone Perfect single or multipack bars, SS 10/31 (EXP 12/31)
    (makes it FREE +)
  • $2 +UP WYB Harvard 10 Pack Pencils and/or rulers 99¢
    (makes it FREE +)
  • $5 +UP WYB (2) Darico Craft Packs at $1.99
    (makes it FREE+)
  • $5 +UP WYB (2) Darico Jumbo Craft Sticks at $1.49
    (makes it FREE+)
  • $4 +UP WYB (2) Pilot Easy Touch Pens at $2.29
    (makes it 29¢)

(thanks Wild for Wags, Penny Pinchin’ Mom, Southern Cali Saver!)

    • Yay! Seems like every week there are fantastic “hidden” freebies at RA.

    • Rachel

      the ruler and pencil is 2 up on two so no moneymaker but still free

      • Ashley

        It is by a tiny bit if you have 10% or 20% disount I believe

    • Ina29356

      Is it Darico or Darice Craft packs and Jumbo Craft stickers? And where do you find then in RA?

      • sariberry

        They are on the school supply/office supply aisle at my rite aid. Look at the very bottom shelf.

    • Raynesmw

      I found the pencils and the pens. Where are you finding the craft kits and sticks? I couldn't seem to find them.

    • Gloria

      can someone help me i am trying to found the printable coupon for the kodak photo book on the new link i need to head to cvs very soon please reply quickly

      • Ausitnairflow

        click the link?

      • Gillinghams6

        I scrolled down to near the bottom. It's there just scroll down : )

    • Krisanne_86

      I bought the b1g1 metabolite @ rite aid for 29.99 and it printed me out a $2 receipt after the purchase that I wasnt expecting!!

    • Lisa

      My CVS store manager would not let me use the Kodak BOGO coupon. I recited to her the CVS coupon policy regarding using a BOGO coupon during a BOGO sale and she would not relent. I came home and called CVS corporate and they have filed a complaint against her and will notify her district manager to instruct her and her staff on how to handle a BOGO coupon during a BOGO sale. So if you get told no, ask them to call their corporate offices.

      • Merg49

        Wow,do we go to the same store?My CVS mgr also said the same thing so I called corp & they said yes. So if I have a problem tomorrow I am to call them in the store & they will talk to the store mgr.

    • katie

      I was able to get 4 free photo books, two seperate transactions. The cashier really didnt know what to do with it, but between them all, they figured it out :) I did educate them that a BOGO store offer and BOGO coupon = both free :) Thanks for the coupon!!

      • Mountaineyes22

        Is this written somewhere? I am confused and need a little help. Why does BOGO store offer and BOGO cou = free?

        • RebeccaFer

          There are quite a few explanations already on here so I won't duplicate. Check above. :D

    • adrienne

      i dont understand… how is it free for the photo book at cvs ?

    • lee48

      How did you find the monthly RR on the Chex-mix at Walgreens?

    • sariberry

      There was (not sure if it is still there) a video for the Darico that gave you a $5.00 coupon when you buy two. So I bought two for 2.29 each and used the $5.00 off coupon and then got a $5 +UP back.

      • Rty33

        Do you remember which month the coupon is from?

    • Mountaineyes22

      I'm also confused…Can someone explain how the B1G1 coupon works? To me the coupon and the offer in the ad are the same thing, so I need a little help understanding. I want to make sure I know what's going on 'cause I anticipate that the CVS person won't know either. I need to make one this week so I'd love to get a response ASAP. Thanks!

      • The first one will ring up full price and the second one will ring up at 0. Then the cashier will take off the price of one, making both of them free, except for tax.

        • adrienne

          thankyou:)

        • Rosa

          this may not be true. I tried to use the Kodak B1G1 yesterday and they would not let me. The manager said you cannot get both for free. They gave me $5.00 off since I was not able to use the coupon.

      • Mandy

        The coupon & offer in the ad are NOT the same – store deals are separate from coupons, and stand alone.

        • Janet

          Must you send pictures to CVS and they put in album or you just go to CVS and pick up your books and go to the cashier and give them the coupon. Please help me, I am going tomorrow if possible.

          • These are done in-store only and you do them at the Kodak kiosk. They can be time consuming.

          • Guest

            You can go to cvsphoto.com and login (or register) – its not the same as cvs.com login so if you dont have an account with cvsphoto, you’ll need to make one. You can create your photo book there and then pick it up when your ready just like with other photos.

    • Valerie

      What actually *is* the craft pack?

    • Bobbie14243

      Are the RA deals advertised somewhere? I don't see them in my ad?

    • amy

      Concerning the BOGO CVS KODAK's – If I ordered books in the early AM when do you think they would be ready for pick up?

      • Zjqtcj

        I was told that you should purchase photos from CVS and they'll put phots in the book. The book is not sold by iteself. Is it right?

        • Stacey

          It is a digital photo book. You have to bring in photos on your electronic storage device (memory card or DVD) and load the pictures in the book and they will print it for you.

      • Amypeachnelson

        I called and had them set aside 4 photo books just in case they run out…I went in and made the books in store and they put them together right then. I was there about an hour but got 4 FREE photo books!!!

    • Laura

      Tried the pencil deal and only got $2 +UP WYB 2, not on each. Still a little MM for me b/c I get the discount, but not as big as I hoped.

    • Jan

      I can't find the BOGO coupons either. I see Bug a new camera and get a free photo book? Did they change it?

    • Kristi

      I was in RA last night, ALOT of their school supplies/office supplies were listed with a $2 Up (doesn't say you have to purchase 2). I know it was for pens/pencils/rulers/manilla folders/rubber bands/paperclips/pushpins/plastic binders/ plastic envelopes/etc. I did purchase a total of 11 items priced from .99 – $2.29 and I had a total of 6 Ups to print ($12), I know the Pilot Easy Touch Pens Up printed a $4 Up on one block, but could not figure out why I didn't have 11 Ups to print? I noticed below that you have to purchase 2 Rulers and 2 Pencils and I know you have to Purchase 2 pks of pens, any ideas? The 5 Ups that printed for $2 each all stated “A and W” so just wondering which those could be, anyone know?

      • RB

        I bought 4 today and got 3 ups no idea why. the store manager wrote me a $2 rain check to be used only at that store. Almost like a $2 up

    • Stacy

      The $2 Up+ label on the school supplies does not say you have to buy 2. The label says “$2 UP+ when you buy this item”. I bought 10 items (before I read the comments here), and only 5 $2 Ups printed. The store manager walked with me to the school supply aisle and agreed with me that I should have gotten 10 $2 Ups for my 10 items instead of 5, since there was nothing written about a limit or “buy 2”. He gave me a $10 RA gift card since he thought I was owed the remaining 5 $2 Ups. It turned out to be an amazing deal since I spent $13.54 and got back $20!!!

      • Shannon

        I bought the 4 rulers, 6 pencils, and 1 eraser, with no signs saying “when you buy 2”. 5 ($2) up rewards printed instead of 11. Called corporate, and they stated that is was a misprint in the store, offered me 10% off my next purchase, and sorry for the mix up. Waiting to meet with the manager tomorrow to fix this. I am glad to see that some other managers worked with people on this issue. It is not the customers fault it is listed like that. I actually lost some +ups on this deal as it stands, and hubby just wants to take everything back. Kind of stuck right now. :-(

        • Stacy

          Did you ask the manager after you made the purchase, or did you not notice the error until you got home? I think corporate should honor the advertisement since it is their error. 10% off your next purchase is NOT the same! The manager in my store was so nice about it.

          • Shannon

            I noticed it as soon as I got home. By the time I made it back to the store, the manager was gone. The shift supervisor said she would inform him that I would be back tomorrow, and that he would probably be able to help me out. This is completely Rite Aid's error, and telling me they will give me 10% off, which will come in 2 weeks is not right. It is their advertisement, thus they should honor it.

        • Ashley

          FYI the deals will last longer and not get pulled if you will wait to call coporate to try and get your UP's at the end of the week. Technically, I believe RA is making some particular sales by mistake. No store just intentionally gives everything away plus profit. Calling coporate early on in the week will alert them and then no one will get the deal.

          • Shannon

            Looks like no one is getting this deal the way it is printed. Therefore, waiting until the end of this week would do no good. Never had to call corporate before regarding ups. Mine have always printed fine. Yet, I would like to make others aware that this deal might not work for them too.

      • Phillis

        Guess we just got lucky this week! My store did the same thing for me and I now have $18 in up rewards and $18 in a gift card. I was able to buy over $25 worth. Used a $5 off $25 and some ups that were about to expire anyway. Now I can't wait until the next good deal comes along. Lovin rollin my UPS!

      • Quilhil

        The same thing happened to me today. If I had known they would give me gift card, I would have gotten more. Register did not give +up rewards and I mentioned it. She checked the stickers and gave me a $12 gift card yesssss. Love Rite Aid in Homerville, Ga.

    • Valerie

      I bought 2 bags of natural rubber bands ($1.29 each) and was supposed to get $4 in UPS but none printed. The manager deducted $4 from my second transaction, though, so it's fine. I don't understand why it didn't work and why everyone seems to be having the same problem. ?? Why would there be errors at so many stores?

    • harmony84

      I was in CVS tonight and received a coupon from their printer for a free trail size Christophe hair product so I received a free hair spray! Scan your card maybe you will get lucky too!

    • Freeingu

      purchased 4 packs of 10 pentek pencils and they rang up .79 and no +up printed???

    • KT

      @ CVS, the asprin was $1.99 (not .99) so no freebie for me….@ Walgreens, I had .50/2 (not $1/2) and .50/1 for chocolate Chex mix (not included in sale) so paid $5.00 OOP in the end $1.50 after RR..still a good deal for it though! I will have to try my luck @ Rite-Aid but they NEVER have anything left/deals are always different than this – maybe I will get lucky though :)

      • KT

        Another good deal I came accross was Vitamin Waters @ CVS…”like” them on FB for a BOGO coupon (I printed it 3x) combined this with a deal they were doing with ECB's and I paid $3 OOP for 6, with $2 ECB back (so basically $1 for 6 vitamin waters :)

    • Ashley

      I bought 14 of the $2 +UPs and only got 4 of them.. I used the 4, and it didnt really click that I should have gotten way more until I left :( now I'm out $20 +ups

      • Stacy

        Can you return the extra items so you are not out $20?

        • Ashley

          Well, I just emailed Corporate, and they are mailing me a re-issued $20 +UP! Yay!

    • Catherine

      CVS Asprin was not on sale at my CVS (Richmond, VA). School supplies were not marked at my Rite Aid and I decided not to chance it since I don't really need more pencils and folders right now.

      I did get the WAGs chex mix (4 bags ended up being free after $1.50 in coupons and $2.50 in RR). Also got the CVS Vitamin Water deal, CVS coke (BOGO from Recycle bank = 2 2L for 88 cents), Rite Aid Progresso deal (2 cans for $3 with a mystery $1 up printing for each can, ended up paying less than 25 cents/can after Qs), and the Rite Aid Zone bars MM.

      • linda

        Is not the Zone Scr $1 wyb 2?

    • missmo

      There is a 0.99 cent aspirin bottle in CVS. Look for the “UNCOATED” aspirin. The coated ones are $1.99. I was lucky enough to get the last bottle of the uncoated ones for free.

      • Carolyn

        Yep, I got the CVS aspirin for 99 cents yesterday. Took me forever to find it- all the way at the bottom of the display!

        • Carolyn

          (To clarify, I got it free with the coupon, but it was the 99 cent bottle.)

    • Kejnik

      If anyone has an extra rite-aid Christmas gift receipt they won’t be using for the gift card. I am only 13 dollars short of $100 and would really appreciate the help reaching the $100 goal. Thanks. kejnik@yahoo.com

    • Diana_mcadams

      Just got an awesome tearpad q $2.50/1, 20 ct or larger Excedrin PM at Rite Aid here in Decatur, AL this will make it free when it goes on sale at Publix BOGO it doesn't expire until 3/31/11

      • Dianne L

        I read somewhere that next week CVS is having a buy $20 get 10EBCs on Excedrin.

      • Kimberly

        Food Lion has Excedrin for 1.99 this week………and with a 1.00 coupon……makes 99 a box…..not bad……:)

    • cj

      Ban deodorant at Walgreens..reg. price 3.99, use $1.49 coupon from flyer, and.50 off Ban deodorant in SS 12/12 …makes it $1.

    • Karen

      The Right Aid Stationary supplies is a No Go. The manager at my store actually went over to the isle where I was and started tairing down all the UP reward stickers off of every thing on the whole isle! She said that was misleading and there was no way Rite Aid would give you a reward for more than you paid. So she called all the other stores and told them to take theirs down. like the other people on here I just wanted to know how come I didn't get the reward because like it says, there was no reward limit or that you have to buy two to get the reward. So, actually it was a limit one $2 UP reward when you buy 2 products of any of the office supplies. Even though it does not state it on the sticker. Bummer!

      • Sandy

        I bought 4 pencile and received (2) $2.00 UP Rewards. Seems this is a hit or miss. Just because the signs are taken down does not mean that the register will not generate the rewards.

        • Karen

          Over on the regular Rite Aid page in the comments a guest commented and said the sale actuallydidn't even begin till today(Wed) and the employees were tod not to put the stickers up until Wednesday or at least Tuesday night. I was in there Mid-day Tuesday. So want my manager that tore them down have loads of fun putting ALL those stickers back up! She should have looked into it a little better.

      • Tracy

        I called customer service and they are sending me my up rewards. The manager at my store actually took the products off the shelf in front of me and put them behind the front counter. I informed customer service about that as well. They said that should not have happened.

      • Phillis

        Wow glad I got mine earlier in the week!

    • guest

      Can anyone tell me what the Darico craft supplies look like?

    • Victoria

      Anyone else having problems getting the BOGO photo albums all free at CVS when using the coupon printed from this site. Please let me know how you all got yours. Thank You
      Victoria

      • kris

        i was able to use the coupons at CVS in florida, i only had to pay the tax, i got 4 albumns for $2.28, it took me about an hour at the kiosk machines and they were all printed out 5 minutes after i finished the last one. They took the coupon without a problem.

      • Nysummer2010

        I just came back from CVS @NY…the cashier gave me a hard time and insisted there is no such “BOGO” coupon combined BOGO promotion made 2 both free. I was very disappointed because when I came in afternoon a lady (with black polo-shirt maybe manager?) confirmed that I can get 2 both free. That's why I like to try and did 2 photobooks. And 4 hrs later, the store attitude was totally different. I guess I need to file a complaint with the corporate :((

        • Nysummer2010

          finally…get some justiice. Call 1800 today and got help from the customer who was very nice and helpful….glad that the time I spent trying to walk around in the snow day last week was not wasted !

    • Patriciaruvo

      anyone have a 5 off 20 or 5 off 25 coupon
      Thanks Pat

      • Amartz08

        email me at amartz08@gmail.com

        • sandy

          When does your $5 coupon expire as mine just expired 12/31 and need a new one

    • Anissacoleman

      I tried to print the Kodak photo book coupon for the CVS special, and a notice popped up on the site that no more are available.

      • Christine

        I just printed 2 in the last hour.

    • Jennb

      ARE THESE DEALS FOR EVERYONE NATION WIDE? I was there today and the harvard pencils and stuff didnt have an up reward sign on them.

      • Sandy

        I'm in NJ and it's working at my local store BUT no signs to be found at all!
        Went yesterday and deal worked again.

      • Clontsfamily5

        Call 1-800-RITEAID and give them your receipt info. They will mail you the up rewards. Mine didn't print out either.

    • $avin'some$

      Just an FYI- the photo deal (B1G1 photo book) runs through 1/3. I was so relieved to just figure that out since I had not gotten around to doing mine yet and I would hate to waste those coupons! :o) I asked in the store today if it could be done online and the cashier said yes….I hope it works!

    • Tes196867

      I went to CVS today to get the deal on (B1G1 photo books) they told me I couldn't use the coupon. Stated that it could not be used in conjunction with another kodak offer. They called their corparate to make sure. I was very upset. Do you have any feedback on this?

    • free2beme

      First of all I would like to thank everybody that contributes to this site.It is FANTASTIC,I am BRAND new to this..just got started looking around 2 days ago and plan on going out Friday to see what I can save!! I have a couple of questions that may already be answered somewhere on here,but my head is spinning with all the new information!

      Question 1 Can you use multiple coupons if the sale is B1G1 50% off?….Example,Cover Girl products at Rite Aid..B1G1 50% off,I hve 2 CG coupons. (2.50 off 2 cover girl prod) & ($1 off any CG product)..I am getting a little confused on everything..

      Question 2 Can you use multiple coupons for 1 product if they came from 2 different sources?

      Thank you in advance for your support with this new adventure of mine!!