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MOM TO MOM: Use Crest or Colgate? Don't pay full price for toothpaste!

Posted at 12:09 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 15:24:06-04
Extreme couponing, it's fun to watch, but have you ever tried it?  It's exhausting. And really, do we need all of those pantry items?  
 
But one thing you probably do need is toothpaste. Maybe you buy it in bulk at a warehouse store and think you're getting the best deal.  
 
If so, chances are you can get it at a better price.
 
Coupons.com usually has multiple coupons for toothpaste. The best currently is $2.00 off of Crest 2.0 oz. or larger, making Crest Complete Whitening plus Scope just $0.97 at Walmart!
 
Got kids? Then you're probably familiar with the toothpaste strangulation hold. They grab it in the middle, mangling the tube and then leave the lid off so it dries out. Meanwhile the entire thing is a sticky, gooey, disgusting mess to the point it's just easier to throw away. Or maybe there's more toothpaste dried in your sink than ever made it into their mouth. If that's the case, you can get a new tube for pennies.  We picked up Kid's Crest Cavity Protection at Walmart for $0.04!  That was with a $1.00 coupon and a $0.50 Ibotta rebate.   
 
Don't know what Ibotta is? It's an app you use to scan your receipts after you shop. You get cash back on items you buy that you can later redeem for gift cards or have the money transferred into a Paypal or Venmo account. Plus, it regularly gives you $0.25 back just for shopping at its partner stores like Target, Fry's, Walmart, Safeway and many more!
 
How about that toddler toothbrush? Do you find it on the bathroom floor, in the sink or just any random place in the house?  If you need a new one, go to Walmart and pick up the Sesame Street version for $1.64. Use a $1.00 coupon and $0.50 Ibotta rebate.  Your final price will be $0.14!
 
 
Crest Toothpaste
Price: $2.97
Coupon: $2.00 off
Total: $0.97
 
Crest Kids Toothpaste
Price: $1.54
Coupon: $1.00 off
Ibotta: $.50 rebate
Total: $0.04
 
Crest Kids Toothbrush
Price: $1.64
Coupon: $1.00 off
Ibotta: .$50 rebate
Total: $0.14
 
Other notable coupons and rebates:
 
Colgate
Colgate Enamel Health Sensitivity Relief Fresh Mint Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste 4 oz price: $2.96
Coupon: $0.50
Ibotta: $1.00 rebate
Final price: $1.46
 
Kotex U
Two boxes of 15 ct tampons price: $7.68 (for both) Walmart
Coupon: $1.50 off (print and use 2)
Ibotta: $2.00 off 2
Final price $1.34 each
 
Playtex Sport
18 ct tampons price: $3.97 Walmart
Coupon: $1.50 off (print 2)
Ibotta: $1.00 rebate (claim 2)
Final price: $1.47 each
 
 
*Final prices do not include tax and may vary from store to store.
 
Have a couponing tip or an idea for a Mom to Mom story?  Shoot me an email at angie.koehle@abc15.com.