Monday, January 7, 2013

Can You Eat Shampoo?

This particular post isn't exactly about food. Unless you can eat shampoo? But it is about way good deals so I just have to share it. Because it's the new year, CVS has so many things on clearance to get rid of lingering stuff. So. Many. Things. The beauty is that these clearance items often match up to sales (insert awesome belting music and party in your head). Nate and I have been racking up the deals these last few weeks thanks to this clearance phenomenon and Christmas gift cards. So on my way home from work today I stopped by CVS to grab my prescription and peruse the aisles. Every CVS has different clearance items so it's pretty exciting. Anyway, I was dangerously low on deodorants (only have two!) and since there was a good sale I had a purpose for my browsing. Then, I stumbled upon all these shampoos and conditioners and well, be still my heart, I couldn't pass them up!

Here's how it all went down... 

1. The Mitchum deodorant is on sale for $1.99 and I had 2 coupons for $1.00 off making them only 99 cents. It's clinical strength to boot, which is key because let's be honest, I sweat like nobody's business. Too much information? Didn't think so. 

2. The Pantene shampoos were $3.49 and $1.24, with a $3.00 off coupon making it $1.73 for both. 

3. The Herbal Essences conditioner is for my people (curly hairs) and was on sale for $1.12 which coupled with my $1.00 off was 12 cents. Bam! That's less than 1 cent an once. Basically free. 

4. And finally, for the grand finale, the TreSemme shampoo and split end conditioner were $2.74 and $2.89. But don't worry, I had two $1.75 off coupons and a $2.00 off CVS coupon. 13 cents for both! Do you see how big one is? That's WAY less than 1 cent an once. I can't even do the math that's how almost free it is. Score!

[ Drum roll please! ] 

Total cost (including taxes): $4.21 (but I used a giftcard so really it was all free). At this point, I'm not even sure what you are still doing reading this post. You should be at CVS matching up your coupons to clearance items or at the very least printing coupons like a mad person. I'm off to update our stockpile... and considering that we already have 12 shampoos and 11 conditioners let me know if you need any! 

By the way, if you need a couponing assistant, I can make some recommendations...


  1. Not sure if you're in the market for Sharpie Markers, but if you hit up Rite Aid you can get two multi-color 8-packs (some are bonus packs with 16) for $9.99 (they're BOGO free) and you get 2 $4.00 UPs back so $1.99 for two packs. If you don't have time we got four this week and will be handing them out next Christmas :) Coupon-on!

  2. I like your new couponing assistant-he looks like he can really shine at unpacking all your bargains! Is Nate's job in danger? I am off to buy shampoo now...

  3. Is Tankarino licking the bags for you? That's OB's favorite job :)