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Coupon Abbreviations
  • 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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This week at Target there is a gift card deal on Crest, CoverGirl or Olay Products. At first glance it didn’t look to thrilling but as with many Target deals there are a number of participating items that they didn’t advertise.  Pair the deals with coupons and you’ve got some fun freebies!

The Deal:

Get a $5 Target gift card, wyb (3) participating Crest, CoverGirl or Olay productsOlay Cream Scrub, $6.94

Olay Age Defying Cleanser, $4.69
Olay Cleansing Cloths, $4.99
Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser, November Rouge magazine
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Olay facial cleanser, P&G Everyday Solutions home mailer
Store Coupon -$1 off Olay facial care, (Target Coupon), RP 10/30
-$10 off Mail in Rebate WYB $30 in Olay products by 12/31, excl Pro-X Cleansing Device and refills printable

CoverGirl Eye Shadow, 1 ct., $2.98
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl product, November Rouge magazine
Manufacturer Coupon -$2.50/2 CoverGirl product, PG 10/30
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl product, PG 10/30
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl product, PG 10/16
Store Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl item (Target coupon), Target Beauty Bag booklet
Store Coupon -$1/2 Covergirl cosmetics (Target Coupon), RP 10/30

**Deal Idea**
(3) Olay Cleansing Cloths, $4.99
(2) Olay Age Defying Cleanser, $4.69
(1) Olay Cream Scrub, $6.94
Manufacturer Coupon -$2 off Olay facial moisturizer or cleanser, November Rouge magazine
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off Olay facial cleanser, P&G Everyday Solutions home mailer
Store Coupon (6) -$1 off Olay facial care, (Target Coupon), RP 10/30
Total Due: $22.29
Get Back: (2) $5 Target gift cards
Submit for $10 Olay Mail in Rebatemakes it 38¢ each!!

**Deal Idea**
(3) CoverGirl Eye Shadow, $2.98
Manufacturer Coupon -$2.50/2 CoverGirl product, PG 10/30
Manufacturer Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl product, PG 10/30
Store Coupon -$1 off CoverGirl item (Target coupon), Target Beauty Bag booklet
Store Coupon -$1/2 Covergirl cosmetics (Target Coupon), RP 10/30
Total Due: $3.44
Get Back: $5 Target gift card — makes it all FREE!

Please remember that prices vary at every Target and you may find these items a tad more or less than I have.  They are still going to be an awesome deal!

    • Paula

      My Target is VERY strict about enforcing the one like store coupon per visit. Am I the only one?

      • Anonymous

        Mine isn’t overly strict, I’ve gotten away with using 2-3 at a time, but I think they would say something with 6

        • Cayacoup

          Mine has a sign that there is a limit of 7 (of the same item). Odd number.I mostly use their coupons as Publix. Better deals. Target has become way too expensive.

        • K9mallard

          You are purchasing 6 items, so you should be able to use 6 coupons…one for each item.  I would ask for the store manager next time.  I have not had a problem with my Target as of yet. good luck!

      • Nicka E

        My target has gotten so strict, I don’t even bother with couponing there anymore =/

      • Deb

        No,My store is the same. I tried this deal today & they would only allow (1) of the $1 off the Olay facial care. There weren’t enough eye shadows left that I would use, so I put back what I had and got nothing out of above deal. I hate shopping at Target! 

    • Denise

      I have never couponed at Target before. Do they give you the gift card at the register when you pay or is it mailed to you?

      • Nicole

        it’s immediate gift cards, however you aren’t allowed to use them on that purchase. I’ve done this with diapers before, paying like $22 for 2 boxes of diapers after gift cards. :-)

      • Couponsforheather

        You get it instantly but it can not be used for, I think, 6 hrs.

        • Anonymous

          It just can’t be used on that purchase, but can be used immediately afterwards. If I’m getting a gift card, I’ll split my transaction into two. That way I can use the gc to pay for the second half of my stuff.

        • Cece8768

          That’s not quite right. I didn’t do this deal but you can have 2 transactions. With the first put whatever you will get the gift card for then for the second, you can use the gift card to pay for part of it. I do this all the time and they never tell me no.

      • Catkisame

        they give you the gift card at register ,also you can go online to downlaod coupons from target website if you dont get them in your area .Its worth it ….:)

      • Snmetzger

        They activate the card and hand it to you before you finish the transaction.

    • Anonymous

      Target really doesn’t want couponers’ business in Greenville. We didn’t get the Target insert, and very rarely ever get Target coupons. :(

      • SarayahA

        I have had the easiest time in Greenville, using coupons. I dont get the inserts either, but since I hardly get any coupons in Abbeville, I order mine off ebay adn make sure I get ones with the target coupons

    • Amhoward07

      Where did r do you get the november rouge mag at ????

    • ME

      I actually did this deal earlier today.  The CG single eye shadows were on sale for $3.12 each.  I bought 6 and used (3) $2.50 off 2 CG products and (3) Target coupons save $1 off 2 (there was no restriction on number of Target coupons per transaction like on the printable ones).  My total with 9% tax was $8.73 and I got back (2) $5 gift cards.  I don’t even wear make-up, but now that I am able to get it so inexpensively will start.  

      • Jessmender

        Try the drugstores for free makeup – addictive!

    • Awadhams

      didn’t see the 1/2 Covergirl cosmetics (Target Coupon), RP 10/30 in my paper….was in only available in certain areas?

      • DianneL

        Most likely. When this happens to me, I go the ‘weekly insert variations’ tab that Jenny has, look for the paper I get coupons from, and then click to see if my paper actually had them.

    • Lyvismommy

      Did the deal at the Springhill, FL Super Target tonight.  Was able to use all the coupons and it worked just fine! :)

    • Dezzy

      can you use the GC from the covergirl deal on another covergirl deal or is it like walgreensRR ?

      • Anonymous

        The gift cards can be used on anything, including more Cover Girl!

      • goober28

        Your GC is a regular store gift card, so it can be used on anything in the store, even more GC deals.

    • 2boys2joys

      If your total is $3.44 doesn’t it have to be over $5 to get the card? I tried doing this on a Febreze deal once and their computer wouldn’t accept my coupons because my total was under $5. I have never tried it again though.

      • goober28

        Your totally has to be higher than $5.00 before coupons.  They give you the gift card while they are still ringing, so your final cost shouldn’t matter.

    • Andrianna

      I didn’t see any of the “deal ideas” with the Crest. Has anyone tried it with this? I am kind of new to this- how much do you have to purchase?

    • Bsophine

      I am a freelance makeup artist so this was such a good deal for me! Thank you for posting!

    • JPanapa

      wow…makes me a little hesitant to shop there…I’m in Anderson, SC. Is the Target here strict?

    • Jabel

      Watch it when you use coupons at Target because I have had 2$ off and it will scan as 1$ off. Don’t know why but it has happened 3x in one transaction.

      • Tgold6

        You have to stand there and watch EVERY coupon!!  Lots of times nothing comes off!!

    • Natalie87

      Could anybody help me find out what the Target Beauty Bag booklet is? I would really love to get this deal for my mom today! Thanks!

      • Caramel Beauty 85

        Target Beauty Bag booklet, is a a booklet that came in a free beauty bag target was offering a while back…

        • Natalie87

          oh ok, I’m still kinds new to this so I probably didn’t get it, thanks! I guess even without that it’s still a good deal :)

    • Anonymous

      why can’t you use the bogo coupon from the P&G 10/30? It’s buy an Olay product and get a Cover Girl product free.

      • Tgold6

        I Had two of these coupons and used them last night. I also used covergirl coupons for the lipsticks. I bought Two Olay’s and four covergirl lipsticks and received two $5 gift cards.

    • Nichole_michele

      my target Mall of GA also has halloween costumes 90% off!!!!

    • EKP

      I was so excited about this deal until I went to the check out line! They had so many coupon rules! I could only use 3 MQ and 3 target coupons. I had the $2.50 coupon for 2 covergirl! I left with 6 covergirl for $14 plus 2 gift cards so not bad. But they were rude and pretty much laughing at me when I asked why I could not use my coupons! Never going back to that target ever again!

    • Heavenlyluna810

      I have TONS of FOOD and CAT COUPONS – that I will not use…I will be happy to send them to any one who needs them…please e-mail me at heavenlyluna810 at yahoo . com Let me know what you are interested in on the subject line… Thanks 

    • Lisa V.

      Found a Target coupon from the AJC, 9/25RP $2.00 off two CoverGirl or Olay facial care items. Expires 11/26/11.
      – CoverGirl Simply Ageless, Outlast, Blast
      – Olay Pro-X, Definity, Regenerist

    • I got to Target yesterday and there was only 1 eyeshadow left. Oh well.

    • Ramsey

      Our Target had the eyeshadows on sale for $3.74.  Still not a bad deal, but not free

    • Anonymous

      The Olay deal didn’t work for me.  I bought 6 in one transaction in order to get the total above $30 to get the $10 rebate, but only one $5 GC printed.  The cashier said 3 of my items weren’t included in the Target GC special.  After a bunch of confusion at the service desk, I got the transaction voided to start over again with the right items, only to find out when I went back to the makeup section that all the items that I picked did have tags below them that they were included.  I just didn’t want to chance the same problem a 2nd time, so I decided against doing it again.  For the deal to work, you have to purchase all 6 together to get the 2 $5 GCs and be able to do the rebate.  Anyone have it work okay for them?  I wondered if both GCs wouldn’t work when purchased together like that.  The folks at Target were super nice, but the situation was time-consuming and frustrating.  :(  Thoughts about what might have gone wrong?

    • Lynz02

      I’m not sure about all targets but ours had a clearance on tubes of Crest toothpaste! The tube was $1.46, it had crest whitestrips and $13 in coupons with it, I had a few $1 off coupons for Crest so it was only .46 for each!

    • Intome99

      I loved the covergirl deal.  At my target they had the sign over the tri eye shadows for $2.98 so I went to the counter with those when they rung it up he said these are not on sale I called the manager over and she walked back to the covergirl section with me and she said they put the tag on the wrong eye shadows so she honored the $2.98 price when the eye shadows I got was $4 and some change.  I walk out with 7 $5 gift cards and a bunch of tri color eye shadows.

      • Xx

        They had the wrong sign up at my Target in Durham NC but Guest Services wouldn’t honor the posted price