We’re just a few days into 2017, and I doubt I’ll be buying laundry detergent for the rest of the year! Between some amazing December detergent deals, and additional deals this week, I’ve honestly been wondering if I’ll need to buy laundry detergent again in 2017.
First, there are two good detergent deals running at CVS this week.
32-50oz. All is on sale for $3.79 or 2-for-$6. I bought seven bottles and used three $2-off-2 coupons from the 1/1 RP1 and one .50 printable. I loaded the $5-off-$20 SavingStar ecoupon too. After coupons, I paid $15.29 and got $5 ExtraBucks and $5 back from SavingStar. That’s $5.29 for seven bottles of detergent, or about .75 each!
If you prefer Tide or Gain, CVS has a good deal running on these this week as well. They’re part of the $30/$10 P&G sale at CVS. I did a deal involving 37-50oz. Tide and Crest, which is on sale for $5.34.
I bought four bottles of Tide laundry detergent (Gain is the same price in the same deal) totaling $21.36. I added three $2.99 Crest toothpastes at $2.99 each to total $30.33. I used four $2 Tide coupons from the 1/1 PG and three $2 Crest coupons. I paid $16.33 and got $10 back. That’s $6.33 for everything – like paying $2.11 each for the detergent and getting the toothpaste FREE. I also had ExtraBucks expiring this week, so this was a good deal to roll them into.
(If you don’t need the toothpaste, a six-detergent deal on Tide & Gain will drop these to $1.67 each this week after coupons and ExtraBucks! That was my original plan, but there wasn’t enough Gain on the shelf at my store to pull it off. )
We also had two great deals in December at Menards on an all-natural brand of laundry detergent, Whip-It. I’d never heard of this brand before, but Bed, Bath & Beyond sells it for $12.99 and it had good reviews, so I figured, why not? I love Menards rebates — we take home so many things at great post-rebate prices, and then I’ll roll those rebates over and use them to buy more Menards deals. During the first sale, 64-load Whip-It was on sale for $7.99 with a $7 rebate, limit four, so I got four bottles for .99 each.
Two weeks later, Whip-It was part of a rebate again — this time on sale for $9.99 with a $9.99 rebate, limit four. In between the first rebate and the second, I opened it and started using it for our laundry, putting it to the test with some dirty garage rugs and muddy dog-paw towels. They came out nice and clean, so why not get some more? Plus, during both rebate promotions, each bottle of detergent also came with an 8 oz. bottle of Whip-It stain remover.
So, over four deals, I now have nineteen bottles of laundry detergent (and eight bottles of stain remover, and three tubes of toothpaste!) that I ultimately paid $15.63 for. Together, this represents an incredible 832 loads of laundry!
Here in the Cataldo house, we do five or six loads of laundry a week. If I do six loads a week, I’ve got more than 138 weeks’ worth of detergent. I guess I won’t be buying detergent again this year… or next!