Monday, September 26, 2011

CVS Colgate Optic White Extra Buck Deal Week of 9/25 ~ Moneymaker and Problem

CVS has the following Colgate Optic White Extra Buck deal this week:  Colgate Total toothpaste 5.8-6oz or Optic White 4oz $2.99 Get $1 ECB Limit 2.  There was the following coupon in the SS 9/11:  $1.50/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste and there is also a CVS printable coupon on the CVS.com website.  Go to CVS.com and click on number 3 of the banner ad in the top middle that changes and you can print a $1.50/1 coupon.  I printed it a couple of weeks ago and it had a UPC starting with a 5 so I was confused as if it were a CVS coupon or not but saw others say they were able to use it as a CVS coupon and one person called and was told as long as it said CVS coupon (which it does) it was a CVS coupon even it starts with a 5.  Sarah just came back from doing my CVSing for this week and she used them both with no problem.

On a side note, both Sarah and another reader reported the extra buck for these did not print and had to be printed manually. So watch your receipt closely.

Thanks to Daryel Hannah Person on the Simply CVS Facebook page for pointing out that the Colgate coupon was currently available.

10 comments:

Leigh Anne said...

When I got home I noticed mine did not print either however they only charged me $2.29 for the toothpaste so I am not sure it is worth going back to the store...

Cheryl said...

Leigh Anne, you can call 800shopcvs ad they should put it on your card for you. Takes some time, but might be worth it.

Anonymous said...

I was able to print the CVS Q but cant find the $1.50 Q in the 9/11 SS. :(

Matt said...

I got charged $2.45 for it, and the ECB did not print. But I saw it before I left the store, and they printed it out for me.

Taika Maris said...

I think someone at corp put a bunch of newer toothpaste on 'clearance' including the optic white by mistake, so the two sales conflict with each other. (I say mistake because it was put into our oral care sections as a regular item. It shouldn't be on clearance.) Because the 'clearance' event is a 'better' price (ringing up a $2.29-$2.45 depending on your store, as opposed to the $2.99, EB are not taken into account for figuring good, better, best sales) it's cancelling out the advertised deal. As far as I know the EB aren't printing for any store.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Taika, I noticed someone else say their price was not the advertised price but lower, so I looked at my receipt and sure enough mine rang at $2.39. Are you advised to print the extra bucks for customers in this case since it is advertised?

Anonymous said...

In Ny they wouldn't let me use both.

Magda said...

I called 1800ShopCVS today like you said Cheryl and they will attach $2 ECB to my card.

The person I spoke with (floor supervisor) said I'm not the first person that has called about that today so they are aware of the issue and are happy to attach the missed ECB to the card for the next visit.
I just have to scan the card at the coupon machine.

Cheryl said...

Great, Magda, we know how far $2 can go at CVS :-).

Taika Maris said...

At store level we were not told anything about the issue. I just printed them off and instructed others to do so as it was advertised in the sales flier. (And it's not as if the cost of the product was more than the EB being advertised.) Most people would not have bought the product except for the advertised sale.

I think the glitch should be fixed. I checked the 'clearance' event this morning and the new Colgate toothpastes were deleted from the event. They now should ring up the advertised sale price or regular price.