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Hidden CVS Money Maker

on 5.24.2009 at 3:52pm

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This week, 5/24-5/30, Buy two Neutrogena Suncare products get $10 ECB.

Neutrogena  1.0 oz sunscreens are ringing up $1.99, and trigger the extra care buck to print!

Buy (2) for $3.98, and get $10 back!!

Get the rest of this weeks deals HERE.

(thanks Besty!!)

Update:  This is confirmed through the country and is not specific to one area.

    • lauren

      last time i tried one of these i lost my ecbs. but this might be worth it.

    • Mina

      How did you lose your ECB’s?

    • lynn

      is this only a certain state or is it in florida too?

    • momtaylor37

      It’s actually 3.98!!!

    • Karsten

      We can use the $1.50/2 Aveeno products q for these, right?

      • Jenny

        Aveeno and Neutrogena aren’t the same manufacturer sorry.

    • Whitney

      I am in CVS and don’t see any 1oz. I lalso looked where the travel items are. Anyone know where they are?

    • Em

      Thanks Jenny and Betsy!

      I could not find it in the sunscreen or travel aisles either. I found them in a plastic container in the make-up area. I hope that helps!

    • lynn

      just got back from cvs and cant find it any where any idea i looked in lotions and sucare section?

    • lynn

      what state are you all finding it in?
      just wondering if its a reginal thing?

    • Casey

      I live in Concord, NC and just went there for this and could not find them. I looked in the makeup and travel and subscreen sections. I couldnt find any 1 oz at all. Where are they located? THANKS!

    • Andrea

      Ugh! I wish I’d read this first. I went back to CVS just to find this deal and turned that place upside down. Couldn’t find them anywhere….I guess I’ll need to go back and try the make up aisle. :)

    • Whitney

      Spent 45 min looking all over for it… Thomasville people, if you find it, please share!! Thanks! :)

    • Amanda

      Add me to the list of those who couldn’t find this. I searched 3 different CVSs for these with no luck whatsoever. Wonder if only
      certain regions/stores got these.

    • Stacey

      Couldn’t find the 1oz in Upstate SC. Going to try another store tomorrow!

    • I found them they were in the Sunblock section near the registers near all the Fun in the Sun stuff (coolers etc), I didn’t find them in the aisle with all the other Sun and Face products nor in the travel section…

      Thanks Jenny! I caught this right before I left for CVS!

    • Ronica

      The UPC for this item is 070501487921.

    • Angela W

      Is there aNeutrogena Q anywhere?

    • Lisa

      I just got back from my CVS and they looked it up for me – the manager said they do not even stock that item.. I looked everywhere and he even helped me just to be sure… No luck! I’ll look somewhere else tomorrow (I have about 10 CVS stores within 5 miles of me). I noticed the UPC code on the 1oz starts with the same #’s as the facial moisturizers. On another note, while searching I noticed in the travel size stuff was a J&J travel size first aid kit, just a week or so ago Publix had blinkies for $3 off ANY 2 first aid products.. so with one coupon it would be an overage of $1.. Just caught my eye as I was using those coupons stacked with the publix $2 off J&J first aid. Cheapest I could get at Publix was 1.79 (gauze pads), which is still a 1.42 overage at Publix..

    • Momof2

      I went to 2 CVS stores & was not able to find it either. I looked in the suncare aisle & also on the travel size aisle. This is frustrating but if I find it, it will be well worth it. I will try again in the morning. This is starting to feel like a “treasure hunt”. Good luck guys!

    • Adele

      Stacey where in the upstate did you try?

    • M Rose

      Looked also in Gaffney-no luck!!!!

    • Vallery (Atlanta)

      I didn’t find the product in the store, not on the Neutrogena shelf, not on the Sunscrean Shelf, and not on the Travel Size product shelf. Later I realized the store ad says “prices starting at $7.35 “.Did someone try it yet?

      The BandAid deal is great!!! Thanks.

    • Jenn

      I found $2/1 coupons at Walgreens in a little booklet on Neutrogena suncare (it was in the front section with the new items/sunscreen). It’s been a couple weeks since I looked for the booklet, but I know it was there for longer than a month. HTH!

    • Jenn

      Oh! I didn’t check if the Q applied to certain sizes. Sorry, I can’t remember the fine print:( Just make sure to check it before you try to use it.

    • jenna

      I’m in Tallahassee and found them in a round plastic bin by the loreal make up and it worked!

    • Karsten

      Ok, I feel like an idiot! I wasn’t reading right. No Aveeno isn’t Neutrogena! Anuyway, went to CVS this afternoon and didn’t find it in the makeup aisle, sun care or travel sizes. Asked an employee who helped me and no such luck. I’m going back tomorrow for the band aid deal, anyway, so I’ll look near the registers and in the sun fun aisle. Thanks!

    • Sarah

      Thanks for this amazing tip! I almost missed it – I went straight to the Neutrogena area… but then found it at the front of one of the aisle displays! I think I may go back tomorrow to go buy just a couple more. What a deal – thank you Jenny! You rock!

    • Elizabeth

      just left CVS. I did find the 1oz sunscreen in the makeup isle on an end cap. THE DEAL WORKED!!!!!!!! I am in the Charlotte, NC area.

    • Shon

      I found some of the trial sized sunscreene here in Tallahassee (Lake Ella store) right as you walk into the store on the Neutrogena display. The $2 Qs are also there on the display, but they are for full-sized items only.

    • lynn

      still not finding it here in nnpr florda checked the make up travel and su screen isle and bummer i dont haveany jj coupons either so if any more ideas come up as to where to look please share thanks good luck all

    • Phillis

      Yeah! I found them and called a friend she got in on the deal too. Yes, they were in a clear container near the make up. Even the store manager couldn’t believe the deal. He said they would probably be pulled off the shelf by tomorrow or sold out. What a deal.

      Thanks Jenny and everyone else that contributes to this site.

      Murfreesboro, TN

    • Teia

      I have a CVS question?

      I got a coupon for $3/2 bodywashes. Can I use that on trial sizes?

    • Casey



    • Elizabeth

      I am actually in Gastonia, but a friend of mine also got the deal at CVS on 74 in Charlotte near the airport. I got mine at the CVS on Union in Gastonia. I had my mom’s CVS card also as I have been doing her shopping while she is in the hospital. I got the deal for her too!! The cashier in my store (who I have been teaching to coupon) gave me her card and had me get them for her as well. So I gues you could say the deal worked 3 times for me!

    • Becky

      There is a $2 off one Aveeno or Neutrogena suncare product in the green advantage flyer for Publix. If you use to, it would make them free plus an overage.

    • momtaylor37

      In central AL and found them right when you walk in, at the endcap of the beauty section. It is the area where they showcase certain items and have the beauty flyers with CVS coupons. This worked for me!! :-)

    • Kathleen

      I couldn’t find the 1.0 oz size in my closest store in Central FL, and since I live beachside, I thought for sure I would find it, but aft about 45 mins, I stopped looking. I went a head and got the reg 3oz size and the face stick, used my $3 off $15, paid with some ecb’s got my $10 ecb.
      I used that $10 ecb with a $5 off $30 I got from the scanner on Fri to get: Playtex, nail polish, soft scrub x4, sobe x4, jj travel size first aid (thanks Lisa @7:24pm), St Ives Apricot scrub travel size x2 (3bags cvs brand cotton ball, also).
      with all the q’s I was -$1.89, so I had to buy 2 bags of candy for a final total of $0.30 and I got back $6 in ecb!!!
      I didn’t think it should be that low, so when I went home and checked my bill I saw why…. when it scanned my bogo on the soft scrub, it deducted the original price of $3.99 each

    • Jen

      Wish I would have seen this! I saw the 1 oz but didn’t think they would work, so I got full size for a total of $17.50, oh well! I still got $55 worth of products for $0.88 and got back $4 more ECB than I spent!

    • Katie

      Has anyone had luck in the Milwaukee area? I couldn’t find them today :(

    • emm

      If you can’t find the great deal, there are coupon books by the sunscreen area for $2 off any one “regular” size Neutrogena sun care
      product. One of the items i bought was a .47 oz (tiny) face stick and it worked…so who knows, it could also work on a 1 oz deal too!

    • rob

      We could find the 1oz but still use your guideline to save a ton of money at CVS. I am getting hooked on CVS deals.
      Have a great weekend.

    • Andrea

      Woo hoo! I FINALLY found them at my CVS. Thanks to all of you lovely ladies. I originally spent 30 minutes scouring my CVS yesterday. When I came home and looked at all of these posts I went back this morning to the same store and found them in the cosmetics/lotion section in a plastic tub. Mine were hidden behind a bunch of lipgloss. If you weren’t looking for them you would have never known they were there. So good luck to everyone else, it strangely a little fun….kind of a little scavenger hunt.

    • mary

      I saw these last week and thought they looked interesting…(trial size look)

      But Echoing what others have said… LOOK IN THE MAKEUP AREA. (not sunscreen){LOOK up and down on all the shelves)

      They look just like the larger tubes, white and blue and say ULTRA SHEER. Mine were in a plastic cylinder shaped container. Even had a white tag on them “SCREAMING” 1.99 (buy me) LOL

      And then again some stores may have not stocked them…

      Hope this helps.

    • mary

      DUH she has them pictured up top!!


    • Emily

      Anyone have any luck finding these in the Birmingham area?

    • JODY


    • Amber

      My CVS did not have this; however, I bought 2 of the Neutrogena Oil-Free Sunblock Sticks at 7.99 and 1 Hello Kitty Band-Aid package at 2.99. I used 2 Neutrogena $2/1 MFQs that were in the Winn-Dixie ad last week and 1 $1/1 Band-Aid coupon from a newspaper insert. After taxes, I spent $15.01, but I got $12 in ECB… not bad to average $1 each. :)

    • Kimberly

      I found them!!! We have the smallest CVS I have ever seen and didn’t expect to find them.

      ***I found it at my store on the shelves with the arosal perfume and the lotions that are on the end caps. It is in a clear container that is about 12inches high***

      The deal did work :)

    • Katherine

      I didn’t find them at my CVS in Dallas, so I bought the sunblock sticks for $7.99 and used the $2 off coupons. Was still a GREAT deal and would have had to find a $5 filler to be able to use my $5 off $30 scanner coupon. Spent oop $12 and change but got $24.99 back in ECB!!!

    • BETH

      had an awsome CVS trip today. with 3 cards spent $35 OOP but got back $68 in ECBs!! love the neutrogena deal!

    • had an awsome CVS trip today. with 3 cards spent $35 OOP but got back $68 in ECBs!! love the neutrogena deal!
      Oops, should have said great post! Waiting for the next one!

    • I just got back from the CVS on Taylor Street in Columbia! They still have the Clearasil and they also have the Neutrogena 1 oz. over by the makeup section (on a shelf in the middle on the section). I was so excited about finding the 1 oz. size and I had to tell some ladies that were there about it too! And they were excited about it too!!

      Great Deal!!! My husband won’t believe it!

      Thanks for all your hard work Jenny! It is a blessing to many!

    • I just found them at my store in Coastal GA. Look in the cosmetics section in the bins with lip gloss and other random items, not with the other sunscreen or summery items.

    • Donna

      Wooo! Im excited! I almost walked out of CVS because I looked everywhere and could not find them. Luckily the manager stopped me before I left and said he found them!!!!! I was jumping up and down telling him how excited I was about those little inch sunscreens! He thought I was crazy. haha

    • lynn

      kathleen where at in central florida are yo cause i am in npr florida and after going to the third cvs yippy i found it and the deal work just like they said it would thank you all

    • lynn

      i found them in the reinventing beauty on the bottom shelf the people at the store didnt even know they had it what a deal

    • Juliett

      Worked for me in Charleston, SC at CVS by West Ashley Big Lots~~out of them by Costco. With 2 cards, spent $7 and got back $20…cashed in $1 ECB from last week!! Thanks Jenny :) Love this deal!!! They were on the counter at the cash register BTW in a clear cylindrical display.

    • Katie

      I found the sunscreen and it worked! It was on a random display at the front of the store that the cashier referred to as “the boat” on the bottom shelf in a plastic bin. I never would have found it without asking. Got some awesome deals this week. Im still not very good at figuring out the best way to check out to stretch my ECBs the furthest…any tips/suggestions??

    • Shannon

      Great trip to CVS!!! I spent about $5.50 and came home with three bags full and $14 in ECB’s. I found the sunscreen at the Forest Drive store in Columbia (the one closer to downtown, not in the Piggly Wiggly shopping center.) They were with the sunscreen on the top shelf in a plastic bin. Great find!!! Thanks for telling us Jenny!!!!

    • Stephanie H.

      It worked for me in Birmingham, AL! They were all out at the first CVS I went to (I found the plastic bin, but they were all gone). So I traveled a bit down the road to a 2nd location, and there were THREE left! I spent just under $10 and got $16 back in ECB! WOW!!!

    • Chantal

      Just got back from CVS. Corporate error the manager said. All will and should be pulled off. :(

    • Carrie

      I found them too! I went to 2 CVS’s in Mauldin (Greenville area) and couldn’t find them, but then I came back home and read everyone’s helpful hints in finding them so I ran back out. I found them in a little round platic bin at the end cap at the front of the makeup aisle. Whooo hooo! It floats my boat to hand them 3.99 in ECB and have them hand me $10 back!!! And that was after yesterday when I paid them $18 and got $20 ECB back!

    • Annie

      Thanks for the tip! I found mine in a small clear plastic container by the check-out! (note…this is after I checked the whole store for them) :)

    • Laura

      Jenn — which Tallahassee CVS did you go to?

    • Today was my first day CVS’ing, and I’m so thankful for the help with the deals! I ran into a friend at the CVS on Forest Drive in Columbia, SC, before I even got inside, and she said they were sold out of the face wash, deodorant and the sunscreen, so we went to the one on Taylor Street. For my first trip, I got two deodorants, one face wash, and two sunscreens. Spent $8.54 and got $13.99 in ECBs, which to me seems pretty good for my first trip! My husband (we’ve been married a month) was so impressed – can’t wait until next week!

    • Shauna

      Great tip!! Found mine in a small clear plastic bin in the make up section on the bottom shelf. There were plenty left this morning.

      Lawrenceville, GA

    • bob

      our ad said “prices starting at $7.35″ and they would not let me use the 1 oz. sample because that was less than $7.35. screwed up my “Big plan” royally lol. I hope others have better luck!

    • Stacey

      I tried 4 CVS’s today and they were all sold out of the 1 oz. Someone must be stocking up and getting all those ECB’s!

    • Jenny

      I went to the CVS on Cobb Parkway and Allgood in Marietta GA. They had them with the sun screen with the summer stuff. There was about 4 left. The deal worked for me too. Thank you for the heads up.

    • Teresa

      it worked in Clinton, SC just spent $52 used ECBs and coupons [coffee, mini sunblock,nuts,deoderant,clearasil, revlon, 2 aveeno wash] OOP .87 and got back $25 ECBS xoxoxoxoto Jenny

    • Kendra

      I’m brand new to couponing and this site. Thanks Jenny for all these great deal tips.

    • Kendra

      I have a question about ECB- I read the CVS guide, but I still have a question. I did the neutragena deal but not with the 1 oz. I bought cheapest ones to total $10 so I could get the EBs. Now that I see the 1 oz deal, can I return the ones that I bought even though I already spent the ECB that I earned from them? What would happen to ECBs that you earn from a purchase but later return the items?

      • Jenny


        You could return them and get your money back however in the past I have learned that this does not reset your limit for the deal, so it would still show that you had purchased the limit allowed.

    • jen

      you know im not trying to be mean but i understand people are having a hard time but it would be a nice jester if you do find them please let us know what state and what store!! gas is really exspensive to drive all around looking for them. not trying to be rude!!the ones in spartanburg,sc reidville rd stores dont have them nor does the one in duncan!!

    • Andrea

      Went to 5 CVS’s in the Alpharetta & Cumming, GA area today. Found 2 1oz. sunscreens at the new store by the Forum at Exit 13. They were at an endcap in a plastic Neutrogena container!

      (I’m still trying to figure out why I spent time trying to find this deal today…guess it’s just the bargain hunter in me!!!)

      Thanks again for this site…love it!

    • Angie

      The CVS in Northport, Alabama had them over by the lotions. I didn’t try a coupon, but I got the $10 in ECB’s. Thanks ladies for all the GREAT info.!!

    • Chantelle

      I could not find the 1 oz anywhere in my store (Trussville, AL). I did however find coupon books with a display of the suncare products which included $2 off coupons…. so I bought 2 items at $9.49 each used 2 $2 off coupons and after I rec’d my $10 ECB it brings my items to about $2.50 each. Not too bad for a full size sunscreen! I would have loved to get the 1 oz ones but it was still a good deal!

    • Jimmy

      Anyone in metro Atlanta area find them let me know? Didn’t find them at the Buford Hwy or Cheshire one.


    • Melora

      I found it! I live in CHATTANOOGA, TN

      If you are looking for the 1oz Neutrogena Sun Care product for $1.99 you might be able to find it at the CVS at the base of Signal Mountain. I was just there tonight (Monday) and they had lots.

      You will NOT find it at
      CVS – Corner of Hwy 153 and Hamill Road
      CVS – Rivermont
      CVS- North Chattanooga/Riverview

      I am not ashamed to say that I went to all four stores and finally found a bin full of the little bottles of gold in a small plastic bin in the make-up section of the store. Good luck.

    • Rachael

      I went to the CVS on Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell (right next to Olive Garden) and they had ONE, which of course did no good. I will go to two different stores tomorrow. But I asked the manager and she said there truck comes in on Tuesday evenings, BUT the 1 oz. size is a limited time size…so they will not be getting anymore in. :( They were at the end of the make-up aisle in a Neutrogena Container ON TOP of the end display.

    • I’ve been to the 2 Dallas, GA locations and the Kennesaw, GA location and NO LUCK at any of the 3.

    • Sam

      JACKPOT! This is my first time CVSing and I think I made out quite well. I spent all OOP so that I can accumulate my ECB to start rolling over on my next trip. I found the Neutrogena as soon as I walked in (Florida).
      I spent OOP $16.05. I received back $15 in ECB and a $25 Gift Card!!!

      I bought (2) $1.99 Neutrogenas, Playtex Tampons (had $1.50 Q), M&Ms (Had B1G1 Q), Colgate Total Advance Toothpaste (had $1.00 Q), Filled a new prescription (A coupon printed on my Neutrogena receipt for a $25 GC. I just so happen to have a new prescription in my purse and it only cost $6.05 to fill.)
      I’m way too happy! Thanks for all the tips.

    • Bethany M

      I found the 1oz in Dawsonville GA off hwy 400, and in the CVS in Gainesville GA off Price rd, and the CVS in Gainesville off Jesse Jewel. Hope that helps. Thanks to all.

    • kelli

      Just wondering if anyone in Raleigh, NC found them. Please let us know where because there are like 10 stores in our area within driving distance. Thanks!

    • Dani

      I am in the central Illinois area and went to four stores (and two that were closed oops) and couldn’t find the darn things anywhere! We never have the reinventing beauty mag here either… but finally at the last place we went to, we spotted the mag PLUS 2 clearanced neutrogena sunless face tanning bottles for 4.90 each, on the end cap of the first aisle with all the other clearance items. It wasn’t as good, but still a TINY moneymaker! The cashier put them in as “clearance items” since their system was running slowly, and I didn’t get the ecb’s, but once I pointed it out in the ad she generated one for me. After searching all day, I’m satisfied :) Thanks for the heads up on this deal!

    • Kelly

      Anyone find them in Irmo/Ballentine areas?? I looked at 2 different ones and didnt find them.

    • Jenna

      I found them in the cvs by the publix on thomasville road where the Moe’s and TCBY are. I didn’t find them at the one at capital circle and miccosukkee though. I was there about 2 pm today and it worked again and there were quite a few left!!! If you ever want to chat about the shopping around here in Tallahassee feel free to email me at babygirlruca@yahoo.com Good Luck Ladies!!

    • Momof2

      I tried two more stores today in the Duncan, SC area & no luck. If anyone near my area finds them please let me know @ which store & where to look. Thanks

    • Heather

      I found them at the Batesburg, SC CVS and they had plenty left in the make up aisle. The clerk even rechecked the reciept because she couldn’t believe how good the deal was.

    • david

      did anyone find them in fort worth texas i looked in 2 stores and even ask the manager no luck

    • Glenda

      Thank you to Melora for the comment she left (#80). I too live in the Chattanooga area.

    • Cassie

      What are ECB’s? I am in Georgia is this deal good in Ga. as well?

    • lauren

      lost them because i spent my ecb’s on the hidden deal that did not generate more ecb’s.

    • Michelle

      I checked the Batesburg, SC store this morning (26th) and they were gone. Saw the $1.99 tag but shelf was empty.

    • Lynn

      Columbia SC Two Notch NE had a bunch of the 1oz and it did give me back the $10 ECB’s. The NE CVS at Hard Scrabble and Clemson rd, did NOT have them, that I saw.

    • Beth

      I found them today on vacation (Murrells Inlet, SC) but in a spot I would have NEVER checked…the pharmacy. Manager knew exactly what I was talking about and said, oh yes, those things “are pharmacy.”

      If it’s worth it to some you may want to go back and recheck the pharmacy counter!

    • Gabby

      For a few of you in the Dallas area-ish: In Dallas, at Spring Valley (in between Montfort and the DNT), no go. And, in Carrollton, at Keller Springs and Josey, no go as well. Anyone else in North Dallas find them?

    • Melissa

      Any specific stores in the B’ham area that has them?

    • Kristen

      Sold out at the CVS in Columbia on Taylor Street. None at the CVS on Assembly downtown either.

    • ChristinaD

      Carrie, did you find it at the CVS on Hwy 25 down near the Donaldson Center? I’m not sure if that’s “technically” Mauldin. I was there yesterday because my DH works at Michelin right back behind that CVS. Unfortunately, I didn’t know about this deal when I was there. It seems that it might be a good one to shop at because ALL of the Free items were there still. Just wondering if you saw it there. Thanks!

    • Jennifer

      I just wondered if anyone has found them in Greenville, SC. I’ve checked 3 stores (Pleasantburg by GBShoes, Laurens Rd, and Mauldin) but was in a hurry….would love to find!!

    • Meg

      Any other finders in the Tallahassee region? Couldn’t find them at the one on Capital by Apalachee….not sure if I was looking in the right places. Please share which store you find them at and what section…thanks! :)

    • lynn

      central florida has them all over

    • Jenna

      Meg-As of yesterday they were at the CVS on Thomasville Road by Publix but they were not at the one at Capital Circle and Mahan. The thomasville rd cvs has them near the front of the store, walk in and go to the left where the sunscreen is, when looking at the sunscreen turn around and on the end cap of the make up is a loreal small display, the container is plastic, round and about 12 inches high, they are sitting on the second shelf. Good luck!

    • Momof2

      I finally found them. It was worth the run around to me. If anyone is in the Duncan, SC area they have them in Greer, SC & at the store in Taylors, SC (near Target) Good Luck!

    • jen


    • Dale

      CVS on Charlston Hwy (321) has these in the travel size section…deal still worked today!

    • Amanda W

      Has anyone found this in Cleveland, TN? If so which store?

    • Sylvie


      Not sure if you’ll see this before you check out the other stores, but the Ellard/Holcomb Bridge location doesn’t have any left. I found ONE there in the cosmetics area and bought it, hoping that I’d find another at some point this week.

      Just thought I’d save you the drive over if you’re on the West side of 400. (I looked at the CVS you mentioned and didn’t find any either… not even the single one. Someone must have bought it before I got there yesterday)

    • Ashley

      In Birmingham- The 2 stores I went to that did not have it were the one on 31 in Homewood by the Piggly Wiggly and on 31 in Vestavia by the Library. If you are in Birmingham and have found some, please help a sister out :)

    • joei


      can you give me locations? I’m in Kissimmee

    • Katie

      I have been to severeal stores in Cumming and Dawson County and cant find them. Just find empty container holders for them. ?- Can you get a raincheck and use it later and still get the ECB? or if it is a limited product would it be worth asking for a raincheck…

    • Wendy

      What a great deal! I live in Western KY and saw this yesterday morning before we left to go CVSing so I looked for them. After I scoured the entire store (so I thought) my hubby found them in a small basket in the makeup aisle..jackpot! Then, I found one in a clearance cart (75% off) up by the checkout – compared UPC symbols on the ones in makeup and the one marked .50 on clearance – JACKPOT! Two tubes = $1.06 after tax and generated $10 ECB. Got mine – hubby got his; told the two ladies in the line next to us and they got the last six in stock. Thanks so much for all the info on this site!

    • beth m.

      The CVS on Lee Hwy in Chattanooga, TN was sold out. The CVS on Hwy 153 in Hixson, TN was sold out. The CVS on Hixson Pike in north Hixson, TN sold their very last one to me this afternoon. WHOO! What a search but it was great to find. Thanks Jenny!

    • Katy

      I found them at Johnson City,TN Roan St. branch the one by the mall. They were hidden but I did finally find them by the make-up section on a display right as you come in they were in a clear plastic fish bowl looking thing! Good luck!!

    • lynn

      joei i am in the tampa bay are more direct in npr the store on 52 and us 19 have them

    • Sarah

      I found them at the CVS on the East Side on Spartanburg on 176…they’re in the plastic cylinder in the makeup section–they had lots last night!

    • Meg

      Thanks for the info! I appreciate it …..

    • julie

      Has anyone found them in the Nashville area? If so, please post which store.

    • nancy


    • Shirley

      Has anyone found them in Fayetteville, NC?

    • Emily

      No luck so far in B’ham… I have checked the McCalla store and the Bessemer store.

    • Learning2CouponFL

      As of yesterday afternoon, the Central Florida store located at 17-92 and Lee Rd (near the Winter Park Village) still had them. When you walk in the store, immediately turn left to where the special displays of makeup/perfume/facial products are. They’re on the bottom shelf in a clear cylinder.

    • Ashley in FL

      I went to two stores yesterday in Jacksonville, FL (Tinseltown off of Southside and the one next to Publix off Baymeadows and Southside). No luck. Anyone in Jax find them?

    • Tammy C.

      For the Greenville, SC area…I found them at the Taylors, SC store at Brushy Creek/Hudson Rd. They’re in a small oval plastic container on the bottom shelf of the free standing makeup display facing the entrance doors. Look on the right side. I bought 2 last night and the little bucket was full. Good luck!

    • Melba

      No luck for me so far, and I’ve checked out 3. Looks like mine are sold out… must be a lot of southern savers around here! :)

    • Kam

      Has anyone found the products at any other CVS besides the one next to Big Lots on Sam Rittenberg in Charleston,SC? Went there on last night but they close at 7pm. You will not find Neutrogena at the following CVS locations: Dorchester and Leeds Ave. and Sycamore Ave. Hope this helps.

    • Rachael

      I went to Ellard Village yesterday before reading your posting…but thank you. I’m going to the one on Hwy 92. today (right across from Target). I’ll let you know you know what I find. I NEED this deal

    • AL

      Anyone found them in Clinton, Oakridge, or Knoxville, TN?

    • Terri

      Haven’t found them in Asheville, NC yet. Anyone have luck in this area?

    • Sylvie


      I was in Sandy Springs and Buckhead and stopped in 2 CVSs there (Roswell Road/Sandy Springs Cir. and Wieuca/Peachtree)… no luck.

      This is like a treasure hunt and I think I’ll probably jump and down like I’ve found a million dollars when I find the elusive 1 oz tube of sunscreen! :)

    • Leslie

      Thanks for the great idea!!! Sadly, this north Texan has found none in Fort Worth (checked 3 locations south of I-20).

    • Roger

      Thanks, Nancy. Was waiting for a response from Wilmington, NC. I’ve tried four stores. I even took the liberty of calling Neutrogena and asking them what CVS stores stock them in the area, gave them the sku #, and they told me only one CVS in the area had them. I called, and they couldn’t find them. I was planning on checking tonight, but if this store has them, I’ll go there first before I go by and look around the other store that supposedly had them. Funny, they told me the sku # was for a 3 oz., not a 1 oz. as everyone claims.

    • D.W.

      Just found this website a few hours ago and decided to give my local CVS a shot…It took me about 10 minutes of searching but I finally found the 1oz containers!!! Not sure if anyone else is in Sarasota, FL but the CVS on Swift/Clark had about 15 bottles left….Thanks so much for the insight!! Already love this website!!!

    • Sarah

      Just a heads up…I went to CVS today, and asked where I could find them, the cashier said that CVS corporate had sent out an e-mail telling them to pull them from the shelves, because this was NOT supposed to be part of the deal. Even though the shelf tag clearly states .47-???oz sunscreen etc. She kinda laughed & teased me because she had them behind the counter & said, but BTW, this is what you are looking for…sorry, needed to vent. So I guess YMMV on this too…

    • Cori

      Just had to share and not sure where else I would, this is not about neutrogena, but went to cvs and they have their reynolds aluminum foil on clearance 75% off. Get 75 feet for 1.25, then I used my $1 off from 5/17 paper (I had 4) and got 4 rolls for $.25 each. Then they forgot to take down the ECB sign for the tampons that were on sale sun and mon. so they when they rang up full price I asked and they ended up giving me $5 ECB instead of the $3.99 so I got the box for .29!

    • evie

      I went to two stores in Midtown Atlanta and couldn’t find them anywhere!!! And I really looked. I had both my kids looking with me and no luck.

      Do you think they have all been pulled off the shelves?

    • Virginia

      There is no way for us to really know if CVS corp has told all the stores to pull the item. It could be that just the manager of the store decided to pull them, or it could be that the cashier decided to do so, either b/c she ‘didn’t like the deal’ or b/c she was saving it for herself and others. It’s cruel that she taunted you, Sarah. That’s the kind of thing that I would consider calling 1-800-SHOP-CVS to complain about b/c it’s just awful and rude and poor customer service.

    • nancy

      I would have to agree with Virgina. Would they not post an appology on the door about the advertisement. Stating the mishap becouse the ad clearly states .42 oz or more qulify. I worked many years as a cashier. I never would have given my customers an hard time. If I had an issue with a sale item (would not ring up) or coupon I would just call management that is their job to the the bad guys. Not mine.

    • Mary

      Ashley in Fl.

      I am in JAX and I found them in Northside area BUT there were only 4 and they are now gone. Do a search for CVS on JAX, I know I have usually been able to find this kind of stuff that the deals are made of more by the beaches!!! Guess no one coupons over there. LOL and another place to look is near Orange Park area. I hope this helps.

    • GA Alabama

      Worked for me in central Al!! Woohoo!!!

    • Ashley in FL

      Thanks Mary! I’ll take a look at the beach at OP.

    • Julie

      Ladies, I’m in the Raleigh/Cary/Apex area of NC. I went to four CVS stores (downtown Raleigh, Kildaire Farm Road in Cary – both locations, and the CVS in Apex on Sunset Lake Road. There were none at any of these locations. I’m so bummed about this. Anyone in the Triangle have any luck?? If so, please share!

    • Jill

      I just got back from CVS. I went specifically for this deal, but after searching and searching could not find them. Talked to an associate she said they sold out early in the week because people realized the deal. She said it was the first time she’d seen CVS corporate make a Faux Paux like that.

    • Alison V.

      went to base of signal mtn today and none to be found now. thanks for trying! cvs in St. Elmo doesn’t have them either. It was fun looking, though!

      So while I was at a CVS across town and unable to find the aforementioned product, I chickened out on asking about them. Knowing my luck, they knew about the mix up and would treat me like a criminal or something! I did go for the COLGATE Total at $2.99 with $2 ecb using my $1 manf Q. and they honored it for the 2 pack that was labeled for the promotion! it originally rang up at $6.99!

      I tried buying the .99 j&j products using the $3 off 2 Q, but the register wouldn’t let the lady take off any more than 1.98! so i said that she could take those items off my ticket, b/c when they turn in the Q they get $3 back and that’s not right. she said it was just that the computer wouldn’t let her do it, and i said “that’s ok, I’LL TAKE IT TO PUBLIX”!!!

    • Jodi

      Hey Jenny, I enjoyed the coupon workshop a few weeks ago in goose creek, sc. I have a question. Is CVS supposed to take the manufactured Q’s that print from grocery stores? For example, the vitamin H2O is free at bi-lo after using the .50 Q. It prints a Q for B1G1 sobe H2O, which is B1G1 at CVS this week. Which would make it for free at CVS. I was in tampa last weekend and the clerk took it, so i got 2 4 free, but in goose creek, they will not accept the bi-lo Q. What r your thoughts. Thanks.
      Ohh, thanks for all your info. and time with this website. I am saving a lot of money.

      • Jenny


        The coupons that print on those machines in the stores are usually always manufacturer coupons so you can use them at other stores and they will get reimbursed for them. Because it does have another stores logo on them sometimes you will run into problems with cashiers so just always plan to use them but don’t be upset if it doesn’t work. Just know that it is right and you are not doing anything wrong.

    • Teresa Farris

      I live in Summerville, SC and went to the CVS at Dorchester and Bacons Bridge Road and looked all over the place but couldn’t find them I asked the cashier and she said they never got any in but wished me luck at finding them at other stores. So if your from the summerville area – mark that cvs off the list! :-)

    • Melissa

      Couldn’t find any at Gardendale, Fultondale, or Warrior, AL.

    • Deb

      Found them in Alpharetta @ the Bethany Bend location last night (or maybe the night before)… I had gone in twice and was just about to leave the store as I couldn’t find them.

      They were in cosmetics, in a small.. .and I mean small 12 in or so container on a middle shelf of small end cap display (that was technically in the middle as this store has a split row for the first row or two. They still had quite a few left at the time.

      The cashier knew about the deal — as she was a fellow southern saver!

      Thanks for the great deal… and even on something that I use and buy regularly (in a larger size usually) anyway.. Doubly great!!

    • Virginia

      Jill – this has happened before, and I would guess that it probably will again. Just a couple of months ago (can’t remember exactly when) there was another Neutragena ‘buy 2 items get $10 ECBs’ deal on facial skin care products… The single bars of facial soap are only $2.99 and they were working for the deal. So you bought 2 bars of soap for $5.98 and got back a $10 ECB. IDK what it is about these Neutragena deals, maybe it’s too difficult/tedious to program everything in the system for some reason, but this is definitely not the first time something like this has happened.

    • jen

      brushy creek and hudson dont have any at all in taylors,sc nor does pelham rd

    • Angie

      I just started using coupons but haven’t shopped at drugstores. Can someone give me som basic tips? Also, what is Publix and what are Blinkies?

    • Jodi

      Jenny, thanks for the info. Yeah, i tried to point it out to the clerk, who i think is a manager or an assistant manager, that cvs will get reimbursed, but she was not about to budge. but thats o.k. cant win them all. i will hold on to those Q’s though.
      I have checked the goose creek cvs’s for the neutrogena and they dont have any.

    • Julie

      I tried 3 stores in Knoxville, looked in lotions, sunscreen and made several turns of makeup — nada. Oh well! I did start ECBing for the first time though! Did the Sobe waters, Colgate, and a huge bottle of Head & Shoulders since we needed it. Total was something like $16 before everything, paid $7, got back $3 ECBs. Not a shabby start.

    • Rachael

      Publix is a GREAT grocery store (mainly in the southeast, I believe). If I’m correct, blinkies are those little machines in the store where you pull out a coupon and then another generates out. Read her section on couponing 101 and CVS 101…it will help you a lot.

    • Amanda


      Regarding the $3/2 J&J coupon — CVS will not give you overage on MQs. You can, however, pick up a third trial size band-aid kit and get 3 free with that coupon. I’ve done that MANY times to get my total up to use a $/$$.

    • Paul

      Hello everyone.

      I live in Atlanta and the CVS on Campbellton Rd near the intersection of Fairburn Rd has a good number of these left. They’re in a clear round container on a shelf sort of behind the Burt’s Bees display. Worked like a charm for me! Thanks.

    • Paul

      I live in Atlanta and the CVS on Campbellton Rd near the intersection of Fairburn Rd has a good number of these left. They’re in a clear round container on a shelf sort of behind the Burt’s Bees display. Worked like a charm!

    • Hilary

      I was so excited to find them this morning – Saturday!! I found them in Aiken, SC at the CVS on Richland Avenue. This store is right beside Roses. They had them on the Nutrogena display right as you enter the cosmetic section. They were on the bottom shelf in a plastic bin. They had lots of them this morning. They also had the $2.00 off coupons for the full size bottles. I hope this helps someone in the area!

    • Wendy

      I was VERY excited to find these tonight at our CVS in NE Alabama! I must say they were on a bottom shelf strategically “hidden” in a clear container behind some other cosmetics, but luckily after reading several of you guys’ posts, I knew what ai was looking for! Thank you, thank you!! I had a great deal night at CVS… got the Colgate Total deal, Gain deal, two Schick deals (raincheck from a previous week), the Olay deal (I was also able to get the deal another poster noted about the lotion on clearance for $3.75 and I had $1 off coupons for both the lotion and the body wash!), we also found Viva paper towels on clearance for .57 and the ziploc bowls clearanced for $1.85 (had coupons for those also) Yay! Spent about $8 OOP and have $13 ECB AND (2) $4 off $20!!! I love CVS and my husband is loving that I am helping to save our family money! Thank you Jenny!!