March 11, 2013
How to Get the Best Deal with the P&G Rebate!
Many of you have read my shopping trip posts over the past week and know that I have been working on the P&G Mail-In Rebate that is currently available. I want to share my strategy on what I decided to buy, where I bought the items, and why. First of all, here's how I analyze these deals. (1) The rebate is $15 on $50, so if I can keep the purchases reasonably close to $50 that represents 30% savings (15/50). And (2), I look at the participating products and see what other savings I can gain from coupons or store rewards. If you think about it, using BOGO FREE coupons is an automatic 50% off so both of those options combined together represents 80% off! Throw in some other coupon and rewards and you can see how this becomes an excellent deal.
So let's look a little closer at this particular rebate:
$15 Prepaid Card when you purchase $50 in Venus®, Secret®, Olay®, Pantene®, Herbal Essences®, Aussie®, Head & Shoulders®,Vidal Sassoon®, Clairol®, COVERGIRL®, Crest 3D White®, Puffs®, Safeguard®, or Ivory® products from 2/13/2013 to 4/30/2013. LIMIT 1 PER HOUSEHOLD
The two obvious products that I targeted were Pantene and Vidal Sassoon, since there were BOGO FREE coupons available for both. From there, I just picked the best deals that I could find and here's what I came up with.
CVS - 3/4/13 ($28.00 toward $50.00 purchase)
Bought (4) Pantene Shampoo, 12.6 Oz. 2/$7.00
Bought (4) Pantene Conditioner, 12.6 Oz. 2/$7.00
Used (4) FREE Pantene Conditioner or Styler wyb Pantene Shampoo, exp. 3/31/13 (Pantene Insert 02/17/13) took $3.50 off each
Used (2) $2/2 Pantene Products Printable
Earned $2.80 of the $5 CVS Beauty Club Rewards
Rite Aid - 3/4/13 ($17.56 toward $50.00 purchase)
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Shampoo, 25.3 Oz. $4.39 ($5.49 less 20% Wellness Disc.)
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Conditioner, 25.3 Oz. $4.39 ($5.49 less 20% Wellness Disc.)
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Hair Spray, 14 Oz. $4.39 ($5.49 less 20% Wellness Disc.)
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Mousse, 10 Oz. $4.39 ($5.49 less 20% Wellness Disc.)
Used (2) FREE Vidal Sassoon Styling Aid wyb Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 3/31/13 (P&G 03/03/13) took $4.39 off each
Used (1) $2/2 Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Products Printable
Received $5.00 +UP Rewards
CVS - 3/17/13 ($9.78 toward $50.00 purchase)
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Shampoo, 25.3 Oz. $4.99
Bought (1) Vidal Sassoon Foaming Air Mousse, 5.07 Oz. $4.79
Used (1) FREE Vidal Sassoon Styling Aid wyb Shampoo or Conditioner, exp. 3/31/13 (P&G 03/03/13) took $4.79 off
Used (1) $2/1 Vidal Sassoon Pro Series Products Peelie (on the product)
Earned $0.98 of the $5 CVS Beauty Club Rewards
TOTALS BEFORE COUPONS & REWARDS: $55.34
RECEIVED: $15.00 P&G MIR + $5.00 +UP Rewards + $3.78 toward CVS Beauty Club ExtraBucks
FINAL COST: $0.14 MONEYMAKER (23.64 - 15.00 - 5.00 - 3.78)
SAVED: $75.67 (100%)
Patrick is a sales executive, husband, and father of four children; a son in college, a son in high school, a daughter in grade school, and a 3-year old son. Besides being the primary owner and contributor to A Single Coupon, he also helps oversee a 3,000+ member Facebook group called Coupon Coach, where savings opportunities and couponing techniques are shared between couponers of all experience levels.