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CVS: Neutrogena Money Maker + FREE Hefty One Zips

by Tara Kuczykowski on May 26, 2009 · 33 comments

CVS Neutrogena Money MakerCVS has a hot Neutrogena money maker this week, and what's the best part? No coupons necessary!

Just head to your nearest CVS and purchase two Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 sunscreens in the 1 ounce size. Get $10 in ECBs when you buy 2 Neutrogena sun care or sunless tanning products.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer SPF 55 (1-oz.), $1.99
Get $10 ECBs wyb 2

Earn $6.02 on this transaction!

Michelle shared that she found this size in two different locations:

At one store, I found them in an end-aisle display (with other Neutrogena products) in a clear plastic container. At another store, I found them also in the clear plastic container, but near the cosmetics instead.

Thanks to Common Sense with Money for this great find!

Also keep an eye out for:

Hefty One Zip Bags (6 to 8-ct.), $1
$1/1 Hefty One-Zip, exp. 7-31-09 (V 5/17/09)
FREE after coupon!
(Thanks, Stephanie!)

And don't forget to check out the rest of the CVS Weekly Deals as well!

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julia @ The Frugal Find May 26, 2009 at 1:54 am

CVS can't start the ECB's quick enough here in Cali, I am dying!


2 martha May 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

I looked for that Neutrogena item at my store after reading about this deal Sunday morning on HCW. But no luck at my store.

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3 Sarah May 26, 2009 at 9:26 am

This was such an awesome deal!! I found mine in a clear "bucket" near their seasonal items towards the cash registers. They were near the swimming stuff, sandals, cans of Off, etc...


4 Cassandra Lonestar May 26, 2009 at 9:50 am

yeah Julia! Anyone know when the ECB's are gonna start in CA?


5 Dani May 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

I searched and searched for these in central Illinois, with no luck. My poor boyfriend was forced to go on the scavenger hunt with me!! Finally, I did find some clearance neutrogena sunless tanner for 4.90 each, which is still a tiny bit of a money maker, so I guess I'll live with that. :)


6 Connie May 26, 2009 at 12:54 pm

I found them on a shelf in the cosmetics aisle. It was a little see through plastic bin thingy, and they were totally unmarked - no sign, no price, nothing!

They did work!


7 Alice May 26, 2009 at 1:36 pm

I found them on the isle with the full sized sunscreen. There were just two of them, unmarked-- as Connie mentioned.

Thanks alot!! Great buy!!!


8 Learning2CouponFL May 26, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I found them in the section with the other special displays of makeup/facial products. They were on the bottom shelf in a clear plastic cylinder with a Neutrogena advertisement on top. There was a large "reinventing beauty" price tag on them.


9 Val May 26, 2009 at 4:22 pm

I noticed in my CVS ad on that Neutrogena deal it says, "Prices starting at $7.95." don't know if the tiny products would work here or not--but haven't made a trip to look for them. I live in the Mpls area of MN.


10 jackie May 26, 2009 at 5:22 pm

ugh wish i could get this deal but the ecbs don't work here in nevada at the moment! i heard they are to return in june


11 Jan May 26, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Didn't have them here in Michigan, went to 2 stores and searched everywhere. I'll try another store tomorrow...I'll keep my fingers crossed. Our Hefty bags aren't on sale for $1 either. You guys are all lucky...


12 rabia May 26, 2009 at 10:17 pm

i went to two cvs stores here columbia sc,i asked the girl for help finding the 1onz neutrag sun screen she said they didnt carry that size. I must have spent a good thirty minutes in the store with my two year old screaming her head off. I guess some people have better luck finding and saving with deals like this.


13 Hillary May 27, 2009 at 7:58 am

I went to 3 CVS and only found 1 one ,one ounce sunscreen....I am going to look again today. I have like 6 CVS close to me....why we need that many I am not sure. =)


14 karla May 27, 2009 at 8:32 am

I will be trying this out at the new CVS. Thanks


15 Angel May 27, 2009 at 9:25 am

I found the 1 oz sizes at the front checkout counter! The $10 ECB printed just like you said, but BONUS! I also got a $3 ECB off $15 purchase! By the way, I'm in Alabama. Maybe this will help some of you find it!


16 Lana May 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm


You said you looked in Central Illinois. I, too, live in Central Illinois and I was curious where you looked so I don't waste my time. I usually go to either Eureka, Washington, Morton, or sometimes Peoria. Are those anywhere near you where you checked?


17 rabia May 27, 2009 at 2:40 pm

i went to my other cvs store in irmo looked around even asked for help no luck.the cashier told me that we got them as sampels and it was a one time deal.All i can say, i love walgreens they alway have what i am looking for no hassels or frustrations!!!!!!!!


18 Amy S May 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm

is this just a once per CVS card thing?


19 Angel May 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Amy, yes it is. My receipt said that my limit had been reached for this deal.


20 Dani May 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm


I looked at Morton, East Peoria on Main, and all of the stores in Peoria except for Forrest Hill & Main St. Hope you have better luck than I did! :)


21 Lana May 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm


Thanks for the info. I probably won't waste my time. I'll probably check in Washington when I'm there on Saturday and that's it. I'll let you know if I find any. We must live relatively close. (I grew up in Morton, now live in Metamora.) It's not often I find someone on these blogs from around here!


22 Alexandra May 27, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Did someone find Neutrogena in Dallas CVS stores?
Could someone tell what stores have it, please.
I don't have a car, I can't check it myself :(((((((((


23 Alexandra May 27, 2009 at 7:05 pm

I mean Dallas TX. Thanks!


24 Dani May 28, 2009 at 9:45 am

Same here, what a surprise. I grew up in EP now I live across the river! Yeah I'm glad I finally found the 4.90 clearanced neutrogena out at north knoxville but I definitely wish I wouldn't have scoured the area searching for them lol.


25 nicole May 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Has anyone had luck using expired ECB's? I went into CVS for the first time last month and got a bunch - over $20 worth. But just looked today and realized they already expired. :(


26 aileen May 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm

I live in So. Cal and went to 2 CVS store's....Nothing here!
Your all very lucky to get such great deals! Keep up the good work!


27 nicole May 29, 2009 at 12:14 am

Thought I would share that i called my CVS - in So Cal - about the expired ECB's (mentioned two posts above) and they took them! I was so excited! $26 shopping spree. But no, there are no deals on Neutrogena here :(


28 Shawn May 29, 2009 at 2:48 am

Has anyone in the Houston area been able to find the 1 oz Neutrogena, if so, which location?


29 Hillary May 29, 2009 at 9:01 am

I found them last night right at the checkout counter! Yeah. Thanks! Hillary


30 cheri May 31, 2009 at 7:25 pm

It took me almost 25 minutes to locate them (had the cashier check the UPC and they had 10 on hand, so she wen ton the hunt with me), went up to the register - they totally didn't work. I think it may have something to do with it being entered in at their store as a sample. Bummer. Still very handy for in the car/purse for a face sunblock.


31 cheri May 31, 2009 at 7:25 pm

oh yeah - I'm in reno - went to the los altos/sparks store.


32 Tara Kuczykowski May 31, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Did you just go today, Cheri? The ECB offer would have ended yesterday. :(


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