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FREE Johnson’s Buddies Soaps Returns

by Tara Kuczykowski on September 15, 2009 · 20 comments

Free Johnson's Buddies Soaps
If you were lucky enough to get the $1/1 Johnson's Baby Product coupon in your Redplum insert this Sunday, you can get FREE Johnson's Buddies Soaps with it.

We didn't get them here in Central Ohio, but I'll be purchasing them off eBay to replenish my stock.

How do you get them free? These soaps are priced as low as $0.97 at many stores, including Target and Walmart, so they're simply free after coupon!

Johnson’s Buddies Soap, $0.97
$1/1 Johnson's Baby Product, exp. 12-15-09 (RP 9/13/09 -- regional)
FREE after coupon!

These are also perfect for the Johnson's Baby Care deal at Rite Aid this week.

Thanks, Frugal Fun and Fortune!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kandi September 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Do those count as baby products though? I've been questioned in the past about it because Buddies aren't technically listed. Just wondering and thanks....


2 Tara Kuczykowski September 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

They're not shown in the image on the coupon, if that's what you mean, but I'd definitely call them a baby product. I've used them on my kids from around the age of 6 months up.


3 sara September 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

how do you get the coupon?


4 Tara Kuczykowski September 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Sara, it was in the coupon inserts this past Sunday. If you did not receive it or want multiples, you can purchase off eBay or from any of the coupon clipping services listed on the coupons tab at the top of the page.


5 sam September 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm

I don't get the whole buying coupons thing... if you spend 99 cents to buy a coupon for a 97 cents item.... aren't you losing money and not saving?


6 Tara September 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm


If you buy 20 coupons for $3.00 you are going to pay $3.00 for 20 Johnsons Buddies bar. The sellers on Ebay don't just sell one coupon for a certain price. You are going to buy multiples of the same coupon for one low price.



7 sam September 15, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Okay, it makes more sense that way.


8 Ducky September 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm

I tried using it to get the Buddies Soap at Target, but the cashier wouldn't let me since she said it was for J&J and those were Johnson Buddies. I didn't want to hold up the line so I just told her to take it off.


9 karen September 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Target now is refusing to take my coupons when the coupon value is greater than the item price. Any one know of a way around this? Thanks!


10 Tara Kuczykowski September 15, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Karen, make sure you print out the official corporate coupon policy and carry it with you. It clearly states that coupons should be adjusted down.

Also, I've had a few readers comment that the coupons seem to be adjusting down automatically now at Target.


11 karen September 15, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Thanks, Tara. I lost out on a deal last time at Target. I will definitely carry the coupon policy with me from now on.


12 Caroline Simmons September 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm


Print a list of the Baby Bath Products at Make sure you scroll the top banner so the buddies box is showing. I had this problem. Left my whole cart, went across the street to FedEx Office, printed the page, called customer service on my way back in the store.

They took my coupons -- Target coupons mind you -- and gave me a $50 gift card for the inconvenience. Everything was free at that point!

As I tell the cashiers and managers, "The coupons doesn't list specific products, it says ANY and we stopped picture reading in pre-school."


13 Ang September 16, 2009 at 10:59 am

It doesn't matter what they are called (buddies, etc), if you look on the back of the package it says in little tiny print "a johnson & johnson product" or something along those lines. I also told them when they questioned me about them being a baby item at Walmart, "if they aren't a baby item, why do you have them stocked in the baby department with all the other baby washes and soaps?" and they took them. The one time they gave me a really hard time, the manager came to the register and said that their computers are set up to know if a coupon is allowed so he told the cashier, "If the register accepts do we!"


14 Stephenie September 16, 2009 at 10:56 pm

I just got my two at Target today. $.97 and it took off $1!


15 Sarah September 22, 2009 at 7:34 pm

Isn't it against the rules to buy coupons? Don't they all say "void if transferred" or something like that?


16 Tara Kuczykowski September 22, 2009 at 7:36 pm

Many coupons do say that, but people circumvent it by saying they're not actually selling the coupons. You're compensating them for the time it takes to clip, sort, and mail them out.


17 Sarah September 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm

Yeah, but you're still "transferring" them, even if you aren't tecnically paying them for the coupons.


18 crystal September 30, 2009 at 5:23 pm

TO SARAH- I really don't understand why you keep badgering about this coupon buying thing. If it was so wrong do you think ebay would even alow it. They monitor EVERYTHING. I think your just having a bad day and taking it out on Tara.O r you just like to prove peoplewrong. This isn't the website for this kind of thing. Shes here to help. Why not jst except it. She's just helping put food on the table (jut like the rest of us). She's doing one better she's showingoters how to do it to. So BACK OFF!


19 Sarah September 30, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Wow! I didn't realize that I was badgering! I thought I was asking a legitimate question that other people might be wondering about also. I think buying coupons could be a great deal, but I don't want to do it if it goes agains the rules set by the people who provide the coupons. I know Tara is here to help, which is why I am asking her the question.


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