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Sunday, March 29, 2009

No Free Rimmel at CVS This Week

As promised, I tried to use the FREE Rimmel mascara coupon found in this month's All You today. I tried to pair it with the buy 1 - get 1 free sale at CVS, hoping that I could get both mascaras free. The cashier and manager both said no. They were both very new, so I don't know if you would get the same results at a CVS where you frequently shop or not. If anyone is able to use the coupon to get both mascaras free, let me know. I may be willing to try another CVS store!

If the same thing happens to you, don't worry! You can still get almost-free mascara by using the coupon at Wal-Mart. See my post HERE for details.


SH said...

HI, I was able to get 2 mascara's free, but the cashier said I couldn't use the coupon cause it was already b1gi , but then she pushed it through anyway ! I wouldn't have been able to use it if another cashier had waited on me though. Some of them are very particular. I saw that you recently did the wii offer , I did too, but i'm worried about all the trial offers ! How'd yours go? Thanks !

Jennifer said...

I'm planning to stop by the CVS closer to my house on Wednesday. Hopefully my favorite cashier (who I used to work with at a local school) will take it. She knows that I'm not trying to rip off CVS. That seems to be the mentality that I'm running into with some cashiers. Others are incredibly friendly and helpful. Guess it just depends on who you get!

I did the wii deal, and so far I haven't had much trouble. I did have problems with the eBay2Riches people. The customer service number they gave was answered by someone who claimed she had never heard of the company. Hmm.... I emailed them and let them know that it sounded awfully scam-ish to me! I received an email back saying that the number worked but that they would cancel my account and refund the charge they had processed. (UGH!) We don't use a credit card for anything, but fortunately I did use it for these offers. I don't want any of them hitting my debit card!

This is the only problem I've had so far. I did another deal with The Cash Grab, and I had trouble with ShopDani, the jewelry company. They said that they were going to send the trial piece for $9 (reasonable) and that you would get another piece in about a month for a charge of $68 (yeah, right). They sent them both at the same time, and charged me for both. That conflicted with the fine print, which I read word-for-word! So they had a phone call from me and a returned package. Hopefully they'll credit quickly.

Have you had much luck with your offers? Or have you had any nightmares? I'm headed to your blog now to see what great deals you've found lately!

Laura said...

Just found your site through another site and thought I'd let you know that I was able to get both mascara's free. I went back to Walmart and got two more All You Magazines and got 4 more free!!