07/17 neutrogena clinical


profit: $2.49

i bought:
    neutrogena clinical facial lifting wrinkle treatment spf 30 $34.99
subtotal $34.99

used coupons:= $29.99 + $2.76 tax (used $29.98 eb + $2.77 cvs gc)

received:
    $.25 eb gbt scan (i count each scan as $.25 since 4 scans gives us $1 eb)
will receive:summary:
    spent $29.98 eb + $2.77 cvs gc
    earned $.25 eb + $34.99 mir
    profit: $2.49 ♥

    cvs got $5 in man. coupons to be reimbursed

year to date savings: $1173.10
summer 2010 spending: $6.36
cvs got $268.60 in man. coupons to be reimbursed (since 01/2010)
notes:i heard some rumors that neutrogena may not honor rebates for purchases made with coupons or eb (or rr, +up, etc). i emailed neutrogena to try to find out if this was true or not but didn't get a response.

i figure i'll wait until 7/30 when the mir needs to be postmarked before cutting the upc code off the box. if neutrogena gets back to me by then and says they won't honor it then i can return it to cvs. keeping my fingers crossed though.

update 7/19:

just got an email from neutrogena... :)

"Thank you for contacting the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Information Center. It is always important to hear from our consumers, and we appreciate the time you have taken to contact us.

In regards to your recent inquiry, the NEUTROGENA® Clincal Try it For Free Rebate is honored by the original price marked at the register. Your savings at the end does not affect the amount scanned at the register. We do hope that this information will be helpful to you

Again, thank you for your interest in our company. Should you have any comments or questions in the future, please contact us via our website www.neutrogena.com or by calling our toll-free number, 1800 582-4048. Our specialists are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. EST and will be happy to assist you.

Xiomara O.
Consumer Care Center"