When I started couponing back 2009 and back then, you could get free shaving razors, deodorant, body wash, hair shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and mouthwash at least once month at the drugstores. I think up until 2016 or 2017, Rite Aid use to have like a Back to School Oral Care promotion where you got free oral toothpaste, toothbrush and mouthwash in August and September.
Slowly but surely, the drugstores kind of phased out the free razors, body wash, hair care. However, we have been able to depend on the drugstores giving us the free toothpaste. How many times have you heard someone say “I don’t pay for toothpaste, ever.”?
I’ve been noticing a trend at CVS , over the last six months, that we haven’t been getting the free oral care deals like we had grown accustom to having once a month. Instead we’d get like $0.99 oral care deals. Yes, we’ve still been to get free oral care at Walgreens and sometime Rite Aid but not at CVS.
I looked at the CVS ad for the week 2/23 and I was astonish to see that CVS is selling Colgate toothpaste for $5.99 minus a $0.50 coupon making the toothpaste $5.49 and get back $2.50 so the final price is $2.99.
The $2.99 toothpaste is way too high and it should be left to sit on the shelf.