Items I pay little or nothing for & how I do it!

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Last week I told you about the value of a Costco memebership. There were items at Costco that I could never imagine buying because they are grossly over priced. There are items there that I literally get for free.

Here are a few items that I listed in my “what not to buy” at Costco and how I get them for very little or even free!


You can get free toothpaste almost every week at the drugstores. For example, this week Crest Dental Care is on sale at Walgreens for $2.99. After coupons and RR’s you will be leaving with a free Crest toothpaste. Rite Aid also has a great deal on Colgate. Here’s how:

Crest Dental Care $2.99
Get $1 in Register Rewards
Use: $1/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 1-28-11 (P&G Sampler)
Use: $1/1 Oral-B Manual Toothbrush, exp. 4-30 (P&G Everyday Savings Book)
Final price: FREE after coupon and RR’s

Colgate Toothpaste, $.99
Use $1/1 Colgate Toothpaste, exp. 1-22-11 (SS 01/02/11 #2)
Final price: FREE after coupon!

Dish Soap

I get dish soap around $0.75- FREE at the drugstores. This deal come around about every other week. Walgreens had Dawn Dish Liquid on sale with an in-ad coupon. You can stack manufacture coupons with store coupons and get an even better deal. Here’s how:

Dawn Dish Liquid $0.99
Use: $0.25/1 Dawn Product, exp. 1-31-11 (P&G 12/26/10)
Final price: $0.74 after coupons


I think we had enough deodorant for my husband to last five years. I just donated all of his stockpile so it’s time to start looking for those great deals. This is one item you should never pay more than $1 for. I even get it FREE most of the time.

Ban Deodorant $1.50
Use: $0.75/1 Ban Brand Antiperspirant Deodorant
Final price:  $0.75 each after coupon


Razor companies get you when you have to buy the refill cartridges. You can get the Gillette or Venus razors for as low as free about every 5-6 weeks at the drugstores. I haven’t paid for Razors in over a year. Here’s a great example from CVS:

Gillette Fusion Proglide Power Razor $9.99
Use: $4/1 from the 12/26 PG insert
Pay $5.99 and Get Back $4 ECB
Final price: $1.99 after coupon and ECB

Body Wash

It seems that you can get FREE body wash from all the stores at least once a quarter. Here are is a great example of how you can get free body wash from Dollar General!

Olay Bodywash $2
Use Olay Body wash, exp 1/31/11 (P&G 12/26/10)
Final price: FREE after coupon

If you are shopping at the drugstores you have to remember that their prices are typically based on their “rewards” plans. These cards/rewards are at no cost to you. Each week I post several store ads and show you the best deals available. You just need to come back each week and check out the latest deals!

Do you have items that you get for FREE? Let us know, we’d love to share!

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