Today only: $50 off $100 at Carson’s

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Today 10/25 only at Carson’s, get $50 off $100 regular and sale price items with code ZXCLUSIV14T. Or, use code JUST4YOU14C for 25% off regular and sale price. Stack with FREESHIP75 for free shipping at $75.

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This Rachael Ray cookware set drops to $109.99 shipped after $50/$100 and free ship at $75 code.

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Or round out your Fiestaware collection with sale prices + code!

Reader deals 10/25/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Coupons

  • A tip from letsshop: “Try and find Hoy paper all 3 flyers but skimy version of  SS ! P&G are normal ,My newspaper guy gave me 3 Hoy’s today (: Also So $1/1 coupons for Hills Bros coffee ,In Hoy not sure in Trib”

Goodwill

  • Sent over by letsshop: “20%off coupons t print  for Goodwill for members this  Saturday only”

Jewel

  • Jane says: “My store in Bourbonnais has the Orvilles $3.29. This is a great deal with the new coupon!”
  • And Diane is wondering: “Does anyone know if this is good on regular Canada Dry? (It says Canada Dry 10, but the picture shows regular Canada Dry.) Thank you!”

Magazines

Meijer

  • DON says: “Hormel sausage – part of the b5g5o at 1.99 had attached .55 coupons – look for them”
  • Mary shares: “Yesterday & today Meijer here has Hefty zipper bags, dif sizes, 1/2 off. So the $3.19 40 count gallon storage I chose was aboaut $1.60 a box 1/2 off, then I had some “$1.00 off 2 ” coupons so got them for about $1.10 a box. Great deal, also is without the coupons. They were “all out” (1st day of sale, don’t you hate that?) according to employee, however when my husband spotted someone we know that works there she was able to find them in the back, isn’t that something. Anyway great great deal…”

Product information

Restaurants

  • Also sent over by letsshop: “Buona Beef has a new rewards plan going on ! I live near 2 locations ! points free sandwich on birthdays and always free beverages for seniors (:”

Target

  • A deal from Sara: “If anyone likes Laura’s Lean Beef, I have a Target scenario for you! Buy 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef $7.99 Buy 3 Boxes Hamburger Helper $1.72 x 3 = $5.16 Use a $1 printable from Laura’s website when you sign up for their newsletter Get $1 back from Ibotta for Laura’s Lean Beef Use $.75 off 3 coupon from SS (sorry, not sure which one) Get $.50 back from SavingStar Submit rebate (found on coupons.com) for free 1 lb of ground beef for $6.92 Total net cost: $2.98″
  • On Hip2Save, letsshop found a deal on Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix. Buy three Simply Cocoa for $1.29 each, get 25% off with Cartwheel, and use the $1.00/3 in the 10/19 SS to make it $.63/box.

Tony’s

  • From letsshop: “$1 coupons in SS for Hills Bros. coffee and Tony’s has it on sale”

Ultra Foods

  • Maureen spotted: “The Wheaton Ultra had a bunch of Enjoy Life snacks marked down in a cart near the check out lanes. Also $1.25 bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Baking Chips. They freeze well if you want to stock up for holiday cookie making.”

Jewel deals — P&G Catalina 10/29/14 – 11/11/14 = MONEY MAKERS

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Here are the details, matchups, and scenarios for the P&G Catalina starting at Jewel on Wed. and running through 11/11: Spend $35+ on participating products get $15 OYNO; spend $30, get $10 OYNO; spend $25, get $7 OYNO. Look for tags in store on additional products, but here’s what’s in the ad:

  • 138-150 oz Tide, $17.49. $2.00/1 and $3.00/2 in the 10/26 PG. $2.00/1 and $5.00/3 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $2.00/2 here. And print $1.00/1 here.
  • 12 ct big roll Bounty paper towels, $12.99. Use $.25/1, $.75/2, $1.50/3 in the 10/26 PG. $.25/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $.25/1 here. $.25/1, $.75/2, $1.50/3 in the 10/12 RP.
  • 12 ct mega or 24 ct double roll Charmin, $12.99. Use $.25/1, $.75/2, $1.50/3 in the 10/26 PG. $.25/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $.25/1, $.75/2, $1.50/3 in the 10/12 RP.
  • 103 oz Downy, $7.99. $.50/1 in the 10/26 PG. $1.00/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $2.00/2 here.
  • 124-180 ct Puffs, 3/$5.00. $.25/3 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31).
  • 10.1-24 oz Dawn, $2.50. Print $.25/1 here.
  • Mr. Clean all purpose cleaner 16-40 oz, $2.50.
  • 160 ct Bounce, $6.49. $.50/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31).
  • Downy or Gain scented beads (so Unstopables and … what is it, Fireworks?), $8.99. $1.00/1 Downy in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.00/1 and $2.50/2 in the 9/14 RP (exp. 10/31). Print $2.00/2 here. $2.00/1 and $3.00/2 Downy in the 10/12 RP.
  • 43-60 ct Cascade tabs, $10.99. $.25/1 in the 10/26 PG. Print $.55/1 here.
  • Swiffer refills 5-16 ct., $4.49. $.40/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.00/2 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $2.00/3 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $1.00/1 duster refill here. Print $1.00/1 sweeper refill here. Print $1.00/1 WetJet refill here.

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  • Febreze set & refresh, $4.49. Use buy one get one free in the 10/26 PG. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Febreze noticeables, $4.49. Use $2.00/1 in the 10/26 PG. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Febreze fabric sprays, $4.49. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Iams 5-5.7 lb dry cat food, $8.99. Print $2.00/1 here.
  • Iams 9.3-15 lb dry dog food, $16.99. Print $2.00/1 here.
  • Febreze air effects, $2.50. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Febreze car vent clips, $2.50. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Febreze candles, $2.50. Use buy one get one free in the 10/26 PG. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $1.00/1 candle in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Febreze wax melts, $2.50. $1.50/2 Febreze products in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze product in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $1.50/2 Febreze in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Get $5 back on $25 Febreze on SavingStar through 10/31.
  • Old Spice 16-18 oz body wash, $3.50. $1.00/2 in the 10/26 PG. $.75/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $2.00/2 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31).

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  • Pantene 12.6 oz shampoo or conditioner, $3.50. Buy shampoo get conditioner free in the 10/26 PG. $2.00/2 and $5.00/3 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $3.00/2 in the 9/14 SS (exp. 10/31). Print $2.00/2 here. And print $1.00/1 here.
  • Old Spice twin pack deodorant, $4.00. $1.00/2 in the 10/26 PG. $.75/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). $2.00/2 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31).
  • Crest Pro-Health paste 4-6 oz, $3.50. Use $1.00/1 in the 10/26 PG. $.50/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $.50/1 here.
  • Always Discreet 12-48 ct pads or liners, $4.99. Use $1.00/1 in the 10/26 PG. $1.50/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $1.00/1 pad here. And print $1.00/1 liner here.
  • Herbal Essences 10.1 oz shampoo or conditioner, $3.00. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • Gillette Fusion or Mach 3 disposables 2-3 ct, $7.99. Use $3.00/1 in the 10/12 RP. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • 42 ct Prilosec, $24.99. Use $6.00/2 in the 10/26 PG. $1.00/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31). Print $2.00/1 here.
  • 12 oz or 24 ct Vick’s NyQuil or DayQuil, $8.49. Use $1.00/1 in the 10/26 PG. $1.00/1 in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31).

Note that the coupons from the 9/28 PG expire 10/31, so some of these scenarios only run through Friday. All P&G coupons are limit four like coupons.

Scenarios

Here are a couple of scenario ideas to get you started. Please add yours in comments!

Scenario one

  • Buy eight Febreze set & refresh for $35.92.
  • Use four BOGO from the 10/26 PG (these have a max value of $3.99) = $19.96.
  • Use two $1.50/2 from the 10/26 or 9/28 PG on the other four = $16.96.
  • Get back a $15 Catalina from P&G and $5 from SavingStar for a nice money maker!

Scenario two

  • Buy four Pantene shampoo and four Pantene conditioner for $28.00.
  • Buy four Febreze candles for $10.00. Now you’re at $38.00.
  • Use four BOGO Pantene from the 10/26 PG = $24.00.
  • Use $5.00/3 Pantene in the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31) and the $1.00/1 printable here on the other four = $18.00.
  • Use two BOGO Febreze candles from the 10/26 PG = $13.00.
  • Use two $1.00/1 Febreze candle in the 9/28 PG on the other two = $11.00.
  • Get back $15 Catalina from P&G for another money maker!

Scenario three

  • Buy eight Febreze candles for $20.00.
  • Buy two Febreze wax melts for $5.00.
  • Buy two Pantene shampoo and two Pantene conditioner for $14.00. Now you’re at $39.00.
  • Use four BOGO Febreze candles from the 10/26 PG = $29.00.
  • Use four $1.00/1 Febreze candle from the 9/28 PG (exp. 10/31) on the other four = $25.00.
  • Use $1.50/2 Febreze from the 10/26 or 9/28 PG on the wax melts = $23.50.
  • Use two BOGO Pantene in the 10/26 PG = $16.50.
  • Use $3.00/2 Pantene from the 9/14 SS (exp. 10/31) on the other two you are buying = $13.50.
  • Get back $15.00 from P&G and $5 from SavingStar for an even bigger money maker.

Entertaining on a budget: How to save on alcohol

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Welcome to Frugal Homemade! This week, I am following up my post on entertaining with some more detailed tips for saving on the adult beverages. I have long felt that alcohol deals don’t get enough attention in the couponing world. Most likely because it is obviously a luxury and one of the first things cut out of a tight budget. But for those of us who can fit it in, I think it is one of the most fun things to save money on!

Coupons and rebates

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There are a few places to regularly find coupons and rebate forms for wine, beer, and spirits.

  • Sunday inserts. Most often around the holidays (the winter ones, Independence Day, etc.), or when a new product is introduced, we will see insert coupons for wine or spirits.
  • In-store. It is usually worth a quick walk around your store’s liquor department for hangtags, peelies, and tearpads.
  • In-ad. The CVS ad almost always has a coupon or rebate on the back. You can also occasionally find them in other grocery ads. This week there were a couple in the Jewel ad as well as one in Tony’s.
  • Catalinas. Keep an eye on the machine when you are buying alcohol, because sometimes a competitor will throw you a purchase-triggered coupon.
  • Printables. Sometimes they will pop up on coupons.com or on brand websites or Facebook pages, so it is always good to to a quick search before you shop.

Rebates are more prevalent on liquor department items than any other area of the store. They also commonly appear around the holidays or for a new product, but there is pretty steady stream at any given time. Many of these rebates are escalating, so you will save more per item when you buy more items. Sometimes the rebates require the purchase of alcohol plus some non-alcoholic item such as produce, meat, flowers, or snacks. Sometimes they don’t even require an alcohol purchase at all (in some states they cannot require it legally, but alas, Illinois is not one of those states).

Quantity discounts

Many stores will give you a discount for buying a threshold quantity of bottles of wine or wine and spirits. Make sure you understand the policy, as they differ widely from store to store.

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For example, Jewel has the most generous policy, giving you 10% off any six or more 750+ ml bottles or wine or spirits, regardless of sale or clearance pricing. A few times in the last year, they have even offered 20% on wine for limited times. Meijer gives you 10% off on six bottles of wine, Tony’s limits it to select bottles, Caputo’s requires a case, Binny’s discount is limited to non-sale items, and so on.

Cash back apps

Lately, we have been seeing some booze discounts through apps. Right now, Ibotta has a few wine, spirits, and ready to drink offers. Shrink has some as well.

Unconventional choices

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There are some decent boxed wines out there these days! Most of the good ones go on sale for under $20, and they are 3 liters, so equivalent to four bottles. Under $5/bottle for decent wine is hard to beat! Everyone’s tastes are different, so it is worth trying some to see if there are options that work for you. I really like this Big House White to have in the fridge for things like making risotto and for when I just want a single glass of white. My husband really likes the Bota RedVolution blend for when he doesn’t want to open (another) bottle for just one (more) glass.

A realistic example

Probably once or twice a year, there is an opportunity to stack a good sale, quantity discount, coupons, and a rebate to get Smirnoff vodka for around $2 per bottle. That time is not right now, although we may see it soon as the holiday season approaches. Since I don’t have the details memorized, I am going to share a slightly more realistic example of saving on the liquor that was on my list.

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Yesterday my husband asked me to pick up a decent bottle of Italian wine to have with dinner. Jewel is usually my destination with a request like this because my store has a good selection, prices (especially sale) are competitive, I love the quantity discount, and I often find fun clearance. No clearance this time, but here is what I got:

  • VitaFrute margarita, $11.99.
  • Gabbiano Chianti Classico, $12.99.
  • 2 E&J VSOP brandy, $11.99 each.
  • Three Thieves Cabernet, $7.99.
  • Las Rocas red blend, $10.99.

Before crazy tax, that is $67.94. I saved $6.80 with the 10% quantity discount. I got $9 back from Ibotta for VitaFrute and $5 back from Shrink, also for VitaFrute. For the brandy, I sent in for the $10 rebate on two from the back of last week’s CVS ad. Once I add in tax and stamp, it will cost me net about $43 for all six bottles, or just over $7/bottle. Nothing like free, but we budget for and enjoy wine, and like to have some decent bottles on hand for company. It is much easier for us to buy a few bottles here and there that we know we like, as opposed to running out and laying down a bunch of money right as we need the wine. I use the brandy in recipes (like these incredible mushrooms) and for cocktails. And the VitaFrute helped pay for the others.

Apparently there is a VitaFrute coupon coming in November, according to the Veev Facebook page, so I also could post-redeem that. Another perk of shopping at Jewel!

Ibotta also has a $3 VitaFrute bonus for buying another bottle in a separate trip, so I could get another for net better than free with that and the forthcoming coupon.

These are just my needs, and only my current ones, so the specific details will vary greatly depending on your tastes, needs, and budget. But the basic structure and tips are pretty universal.

The takeaway: You can combine sales, quantity discounts, coupons, cash back apps, and rebates to save a ton on alcohol!

Of course, these tips also work if the only person you want to entertain is yourself!

What are YOUR best tips for saving on booze?


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Be sure to check back each week for something new! I will be bringing you how-tos, advice, and articles on everything pertaining to easy frugal living: From DIY, to recipes, to practical tips and tricks. To help balance out the couponing and deal chasing we do a lot of here, I’ll talk about easy ways to incorporate frugality into everyday life and to do more from scratch.

Top ten Peapod deals 10/25/14 – 10/31/14

Here are the top ten Peapod deals and coupon matchups for the current sale, which runs through Friday, 10/31. Other than groceries delivered to your door, other things to know about Peapod:

Top ten Peapod deals week of 10/18/14

  • Domino 2 lb brown or powdered sugar, $1.99. Use $.65/2 in the 9/7 RP to get it for $1.34 after double.
  • Domino 4 lb granulated sugar, $2.65. Use $.65/2 in the 9/7 RP to get it for $1.85 after double.
  • Minute Maid pure squeezed orange juice, $3.00. Print $1.00/1 here.
  • Pepperidge Farm 20 oz Italian bread, $2.49. Use $.40/1 in the 9/14 SS to get it for $1.69 after double.
  • Pepperidge Farm Swirl bread, $2.99 with clipped coupon limit 2 coupons. Use $.40/1 in the 9/14 SS to get it for $2.19 after double.
  • Silk nondairy milk, $2.50 wyb 2 with clipped coupon, limit 2 coupons. Use $1.00/2 in the 10/26 RP or print here to get them for $1.50 each.
  • Dunkin Donuts creamer, $3.39. Use $.75/1 in the 9/28 SS to get it for $1.89 after double.
  • Barilla blue box pasta, $1.25. Use $.55/2 in the 9/7 SS to get it for $.70 after double.
  • Mini pumpkins, $.74. Or “mini jumbo” for $.97.
  • McCormick select spices, $2.32. Use $1.75/2 in the 10/5 RP.

16-Pack Larabar Gluten Free Bars as low as $11.85 Shipped

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Amazon has a 16-pack of Larabar peanut butter and chocolate chip bars for $16.93. Clip the 15% off coupon to save another $2.54 and check out with Subscribe and Save to pay as low as $11.85 for 16 bars!

On sale in grocery stores, $1 per bar is a nice deal, so this is really good for gluten free bars!

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For more about combining coupons with subscribe & save, see the guide here.

Lane Bryant – 50% off Code for Sweaters and Sweater Dresses Ends Today

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Lane Bryant’s 50% off code for sweaters and sweater dresses ends today. Use code FALLFAVESLB to get the deal.

Remember, with Lane Bryant, you can choose store pickup to avoid shipping charges.

Here are some current deals:

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This cross-stitch heart sweater is $29.98 after code.

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This ribbed sweater in several color options is $24.98 after code.

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This turtleneck sweater in red, black, grey or white is $24.98 after code.

Notes from the Chicago Tribune 10/26/14

Some notes of interest to couponers from the 10/26/14 Chicago Tribune, including some coupons and values that differ from the previews. Note that store ads and flyers can vary, depending what stores are near you and what they decide to put in your paper.

  • Chicago Restaurant Coupons — I add the coupons from each Sunday’s paper for an easy way to access the Chicago Restaurant Coupons list, since they’re not always in the general databases. Restaurant coupons vary by region, so this list reflects coupons found in the Sunday Chicago Tribune only.

Notes from the Chicago Tribune

  • HOBO ad has various coupons including $.69 Renuzit, Famous Maker Cereal $.99.
  • Ulta ad has a $3.50/$10 coupon.
  • Office Depot/Max ad has a 15% off coupon on desks, filing, bookcases Sun-Tues only.
  • Cost Plus ad has a coupon for 25% off furniture through 11/27 excludes outdoor.
  • GFS ad says that in November their newspaper ads are going away, visit your local store to sign up to receive promotions and coupons. Multiple in-ad coupons for various items.
  • In your 10/26/14 SmartSource:
    • $.50 any size POM juice — use when the 8 oz goes on sale for $1.00.
    • $1.00/2 Orville micro popcorn 3 pack +. Use at Jewel this week, where they are buy one at $3.69 get one free and two select 2-liters pop, and get all for $2.69.
    • $1.00/1 Finesse. This goes cheap at Walgreens.
    • Target ad: Buy two Oxytrol for women get a $5 gift card 10/19-11/8.
    • Longhorn Steakhouse coupons. Plus — buy a $50 gift card 10/27-12/24, get $10/2 adult dinner entrees.
    • $2.00/1 Speed Stick Gear is always useful.
    • $.50/1 Colgate paste = $.50 toothpaste at Dollar Tree, or use at Target on a gift card deal today.
    • BOGO UrgentRx Fast Powder packets.
    • Chuck E Cheese coupons.
    • Free no purchase required Harbor Freight coupons.
    • $1.00/1 any size any flavor Tabasco.
    • Target coupon: $.75 off 2 ct+ Ziploc containers.
    • $1.00/1 Hills Bros. K-Cups and $1.00/1 Hills Bros coffee.
    • $1.00/1 Pagoda Express.
    • $1.50/1 36 oz or 5 lb Papa Charlies.
    • $19 eye exam at Visionworks.
  • Kmart is running double coupons this week.
  • In your 10/26/14 Red Plum:
    • Target P&G laundry care coupons.
    • $3.00/2 Nivea lip care should make it free or close to free at some point.
    • $1.00/1 Rimmel. This shows up at Dollar Tree sometimes.
    • $1.00/1 Marcal bath or towel 6 roll+ or 2 napkins.
    • $1.00/1 Silk nondairy milk half gallon and $.55/2 yogurt.
    • Popeyes coupons.
  • In your 10/26/14 P&G insert:
    • $2.00/1 Tide detergent.
    • BOGO Febreze set & refresh or 3.5 oz candle.
    • The Meta bar coupons now specifically exclude singles.
    • $3.00/1 Venus — wait for an ECB deal at CVS.
    • Buy one Pantene shampoo, get one conditioner or styler free.