Palmolive recently sent me details of a coupon, which can be downloaded from its website here. It’s a coupon to buy a bottle of Palmolive Hygiene Plus handwash for £1.
Palmolive Hygiene Plus has a full retail price of around £1.70 a bottle. But to be honest, I never buy handwash at full price anyway – who does? – preferring to wait for special offers or plumping for the supermarket’s super-cheap own brand, which does the same job. And what do you know, Asda is currently running a special offer on Palmolive Hygiene Plus handwash: buy three bottles for £3. Sainsburys were selling it at 87p per bottle, although that offer has just ended.
But here’s where it gets interesting…
The sleuths over on the MoneySavingExpert coupon thread have found that when the Palmolive coupon is presented at checkouts, instead of the soap being rung through at £1 per bottle, the coupon value is deducted from the total shopping bill. So if you go to Asda with three Palmolive coupons with a combined value of £3, the three bottles of handwash are effectively run through at £0…
At the time of writing, the coupons expire on 30 April 2012.
Update, 17 April 2012: Ah, it looks like you had to be quick with this one. Palmolive has now taken down the coupon and updated its website as follows:
Due to an error on a coupon inviting consumers to try Palmolive Hygiene-Plus Liquid Hand Wash for the value of £1.00, Palmolive regrets to inform consumers that this offer from today (17th April 2012), will no longer be valid for use with retailers in the UK & Ireland. Palmolive sincerely apologises for any inconvenience caused to consumers.
If you wanted to take advantage of this offer, I hope you made it to Asda in time!