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*Expired* What’s FREE at Walmart?

by Freebies4Mom on May 7, 2008 7:54 am

I got an amazing amount of FREE stuff from Walmart this week! Of course it helped that I attended the Speaking of Women’s Health event and I actually went shopping there! Here’s my photo of the free samples I got in the mail (Huggies, Dove deodorant) free stuff I picked up at the event (book, Kotex sample, Citracal sample), and some things I “bought” for free (Zantac, Dove shampoo & conditioner, Clean & Clear, Gillette, Old Spice Body Wash, Kotex).

I attended my first Walmart freebie event by going to Speaking of Women’s Health on Saturday, May 3 and I learned that some Walmart stores are not prepared for the events they are supposed to be participating in. I had to inquire at Customer Service if they were participating – yes, they had the books – oh, were they supposed to put them out today? My question about the event prompted them to get a table set-up and start handing out the books they had in boxes in the back. I wonder if maybe Walmart should hire me to keep my store on-track with their events?

I picked up a few copies of the May 30 issue of the Walmart magazine called All You, and I was impressed with all of the manufacturer’s coupons inside (34 coupons worth a total of $45.40). I say “a few” of the same issue, because there is an awesome coupon for FREE Addidas deodorant that you can use at CVS to get Extra Bucks (here’s the deal). I’m now a big fan of this $1.77 magazine (reported to be more than $1.77 in other regions of the country, but you can subscribe at $1.77 an issue) and will be picking it up if there are coupons inside I can use (turn to the back of the magazine and you will find a list of all the coupons inside – how handy!). Find out how the May 30 issue might score you $10! I wasn’t that lucky – but it’s worth checking out if you go to Walmart.

I also noticed a coupon for $1.00 off any Kotex product in the May 30 issue of All You magazine (pg. 28) and I used it on a package of Kotex Lightdays Liners (16 ct.) priced at $1.00 (found near the travel items in the drugstore section). The same coupon might still be available to print here (I’ve listed it before, so you may have already printed 2 of them). So, you can get FREE Kotex at Walmart – not the most exciting thing to get for free, but useful for sure.

Free Samples Currently Available

New for This Week:
Ban deodorant and Crystal Light on-the-go samples sold out, but I’ll let you know if they restock!

Still Around from Previous Weeks:
Huggies GoodNites – (only L/XL size available) here’s my blog post

Upcoming In-Store Events:
Nothing this week

What Can You “Buy” for FREE???
I learned that you need to read the fine print on your coupons to see if there are any size restrictions and see if some of your $1 coupons can be used for the travel size items.

Dove Travel Size Shampoo & Deodorant (with coupon Save $2 on 2 from Fry’s mailer)
Clean & Clear travel size (with coupon Save $1 from Fry’s mailer)
Kotex 16 ct. (with coupon from May 30 All You)
Zantac Cool Mint 150 (with printable coupon)
Gillete Trial Size Shaving Gel (with coupon from Sunday ad insert)
Old Spice Trial Size Body Wash (with coupon from Sunday ad insert)

Check out “The Grocery Gathering” at BeCentsAble for the best deals and more freebies at Walmart this week! And don’t miss their Great Gathering Giveaway this week for a chance to win $100 cash! You can leave a comment on this post to potentially gain another entry in this giveaway.

This is what I “bought” for free this week:

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

stuff4yall May 8, 2008 at 6:52 am

Thank you for for all great information you passalong to us.


Heather May 7, 2008 at 9:52 pm

I’m glad you look forward to visiting my site every day, Brown Family! I have never seen a requirement for printable coupons to be printed in color – black & white should work! The key is that the scan bar is scannable. Any store that accepts printable coupons should accept them in black & white. Most people have a printer in their house – most people do not have a copier in their house. If you are questioned by the cashier about your coupon, then ask to speak to a manager. I find that the managers usually tell the cashiers to take the coupon because they want to make the customer happy. The only thing that would make the cashier or manager suspicious that you may be copying coupons instead of printing them is if you brought a stack of the same coupon to use – but most stores restrict the number of “same coupons” you can use (3 at Kroger). Also, many stores that accept printable coupons will not accept printable coupons for “FREE” items, it’s just part of their coupon redemption policy. Any other questions – ask away!


Brown Family May 7, 2008 at 9:32 pm

I love your blog!!! It is one of my favorite things to do everyday- check out the free goods at Freebies 4 Mom! Thanks for all the work you do. I just have one question for you about printing online coupons. This may sound dumb, but hey I need to know. I usually print everything off of our laser black and white printer, but will stores take black and white coupons printed at home? Would they think that I just copied all of these coupons?


CrystalGB May 7, 2008 at 2:34 pm

Thank you Heather for your posts regarding Walmart. There are few stores where I live and Walmart is the main one.


topaztook May 7, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Thanks for pointing your readers to the Grocery Gathering!


Heather May 7, 2008 at 12:27 pm

You are so welcome, Alyssa – I’m having fun doing it!


Alyssa @ KeepingTheKingdomFirst May 7, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Heather, I am loving your Wednesday Wal-Mart posts! Thank you for this feature!


Heather May 7, 2008 at 12:15 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Jessie! I didn’t have the coupon from the Sunday paper in front of me, so I was guessing it was the same – I’ll update my post to reflect this. And yes, you printed that coupon from my site – I’ll post the link in case you can still print them!My copy of All You rang up as $1.77 at my Walmart store in Houston – it sounds like they might be raising the price in other regions.


Heather May 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm

The Fry’s mailer goes to those with a Fry’s shopper card – it’s one of the Kroger family of stores. Like Kroger, they often mail out manufacturer’s coupons along with store-specific coupons. I don’t have Fry’s in my area, but I was able to get the coupons because they came in my envelope for The Coupon Exchange, a Yahoo group that I participate in. There’s a button on my left sidebar if you want more info on The Coupon Exchange – it’s a good way to expand your sources of coupons.


Amy Elizabeth May 7, 2008 at 11:10 am

I am wondering about how to get the “Fry’s mailer” Is there a place I can go to subscribe? Also, in response to the previous commentThe All*You mag were price $1.97 here is CA still. I hope they don’t go up. If you subscribe through BigCrumbs portal at you can get %31 cash back on the subscription cast. That it what I did. Thanks!


cmarie14 May 7, 2008 at 10:08 am

It’s very strange, because I can see your copy of All You marked $1.97, but I was surprised when I picked up my copy the other day and it rang up as more than $2! Sure enough, there was no banner saying $1.97, but the price near the bar code said $2.49. I wonder if they are testing the waters to see if they can raise the price? Oh well, I was much happier when I saw that free deodorant! 🙂


JessieLeigh May 7, 2008 at 10:03 am

Wow, Heather, this is a great post and it looks like a heck of a lot of work… thanks! Just wanted to mention that my newspaper coupon for $1 off one seems to only be good for the pads and not Lightdays (maybe a regional difference?). However, I had two printable coupons rolling around that were good for $1 off any product and they don’t expire until Dec… I am almost positive that I printed that from a link from your site, but it was probably months ago. Anyway, perhaps some of your other readers still have them rolling around too!


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