May 292011

I hope y’all are enjoying your Holiday Weekend. I am too, but I just wanted to give you all a quick update on the deal for a Free $5 Gift Card wyb 2 Select Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropic. Not only because it is a great deal, but some of you may have noticed the same signs I did on the $1.79 Banana Boat Sport Performance Lip Balm being included, and were perplexed when it did not give you a Gift Card after buying 2.

Terms and conditions apply to gift Cards, one of them being that your purchases must at least be equal to or greater than the amount of the Gift Card being earned. So 2 lip balms don’t equal $5 so no Gift Card will prompt at the Register. BUT you can still get a great deal, by buying 1 Lip Balm and another product that will get you over the $5 mark which will prompt the register for your $5 Gift Card without a problem. There is so much included. Aside from the Lip Balm, both brands have products starting at $4.99, which means you don’t even need coupons to score a great deal on some Sun Care Products. And I would stay away from purchasing any sort of bonus sizes or bonus packs as they do not seem to be prompting a Gift Card. Here’s a couple deal ideas for you…

DEAL IDEA #1: Buy 1 Hawaiian Tropic Cool Aloe Gel 12 oz ($4.99) and 1 Lip Balm ($1.79) = $6.78
-$2/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, any 4 oz. or +– 05-22-11 SS x6/25 (some only have a $1/1)
= $4.78 – $5 Gift Card Back for Buying 2

=as good as a .22 cent money-maker for both products

DEAL IDEA #2: Buy 1 Banana Boat 16 oz Aloe After Sun Lotion ($4.99) and 1 Lip Balm ($1.79) = $6.78
-$1.00 (use $1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product 4 oz+ excl lip balm 5-22-11 SS x6/25
= $5.78 -$5.00 (Get a $5 Gift Card Back for Buying 2
=.78 cents for both products

Even if you prefer to buy sun screen- both brands have products starting at $5.84- so it works out to be a great deal! Even if you have no desire for the lip balm, it’s almost like getting a Target coupon worth $3.21 toward your second product when you buy it!

-$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Item 4 oz+ Target Coupon Real Simple Mag June 2011 x8/7
-$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care Product 4 oz+ excl lip balm 5-22-11 SS x6/25
-$1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care 4 oz+ excl lip balm All You, June 2011 x9/30
-$2/1; $1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, any 4 oz. or +– 05-22-11 SS x6/25
-$1/1 Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care Product, any 4 oz. or +

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77 Responses to “Update: Super Cheap Banana Boat & Hawaiian Tropic!”

  1. chrissy says:

    Yeah–it is annoying that teh ones with the bonuses on it were tagged as part of the deal but weren’t ringing up. I found that you have to be really careful and read the tags and make sure you get the rights ones or they aren’t scanning. Also, can you use the gift cards to pay for that order or a seperate one? I have had cashiers tell me conflicting things. Sometimes they let me scan them and pay for that transaction and other times they say I need to do a seperate one. Any thoughts??

  2. Stacy P. says:

    I just came home and purchased the banana boat aloe lotion and lip balm and it did not trigger the gift card. When we went to customer service after the manager gave some story about both products had to be 6.49 or more. Now that i read all the comments on here, I did purchase the bonus pack so that must be why it did not give a gift card.

  3. Jennifer Waltman says:

    The last time I tried to roll a GC into the next transaction I was told that my Target isn’t doing this anymore…the GCs are to be used on my next VISIT, not next transaction. I was quite frustrated. In the end I still got all my gift cards, but my OOP was much more than I had planned for that trip. 🙁 This is a great deal, so I think I’ll try again, and I’m hoping that I just got a moody cashier last time and can actually roll them over.

  4. marisa says:

    I went to target this morning and the Banana boat sunscreen all had $2 off coupons on them.

  5. ANdr says:

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!! I didnt think to look at the lip stuff. I had a $2 coupon!!! Could have gotten them for 31 cents each!!!! i hate when this kind of thing happens. 🙁

  6. ANdr says:

    a lip balm and sunscreen that is, not 2 balms

  7. noelani says:

    bonus packs don’t always work because the computer don’t reconigize the UPC on the wrapper as part of the deal. if you get a cashier who gets that she will adjust it and fix it. that is what my cashier was told to do today at my store. so i guess it is really YMMV on the bonus packs.

  8. Wendy says:

    After doing the banana boat deal today, my target took the sign off of the lip balm so that it won’t count as 1 of the 2 items.

  9. Jamie says:

    I just went and got 2 aloe aftersun and 2 lip balms….it triggered 2 $5 gift cards and I even used a $1 off coupon on both of the aloe bottles. It was great and now I am ready for summer!

  10. Morgan says:

    I got this deal today. The products were more expensive (6.49 for BB sunscreen and 1.89 for BB lip balm), but still a good deal!

  11. Lynnea says:

    Tonight I tried the Banana Boat deal, but it wouldn’t generate a card. We tried two different combination’s….all with signage saying they should work. I wasn’t using lip balm at all. I ended up getting the gift card….after she manually put one through. The frustrating thing was that I had to walk back and forth to the department three times….and ended up with my original purchase. Oh well! In that store the lip balm did not have signage…plus it was out of stock.

  12. Dianna says:

    The May All You has a $1 off Hawaiian Tropics and the June All You has $1 off Banana Boat…. the peelies are better if found…..but just in case!

  13. Mandy says:

    Does anyone know if this might work? Buy 3 lip balms @ $1.79 ea – $5.37, use 3, $1.00 off one from the mentioned RP inserts, pay $2.37 oop, get $5.00 store gift card? It’s probably a long shot, but just wondered…let me know, thanks!

  14. katie says:

    kerry- are you sure you listed the 5/22 hawaiian tropic coupon that expires 6/25 correctly? the coupon i have from RP is a $2 off one hawaiian tropoic product…

  15. Cathy says:

    I highly doubt my store will have any lip balm left

  16. Kerry says:

    none of the coupons I know of are valid on lip balm.

  17. Kerry says:

    thanks Katie- looks like I made an error- you are right sure enough there is a $2/1 insert in 5-22 SS- and some people will have a $1/1 but it is SS not RP. TYSM and fixed! sorry folks!

  18. Mandy says:

    Read through most of the comments here but was going to try thsi at lunch but couldn’t find the lip balm one or an empty spot where it would be? Is it in the makeup section or would be by all the sunscreen stuff by soaps and lotions?

  19. Kerry says:

    Hey Mandy- sunscreen section- top shelf for me

  20. Kimba says:

    I went today and got a Lip Balm and a Bannana Boat Aloe but it didnt generate the gift card. Im now guessing that’s because it was a value pack? Anyways, I didnt even realize it until I was on my way and I couldnt go back since I had my kids with me and they were both screaming for lunch.

    If I take the receipt and items back to Target do you know if I can get them to give me the $5 GC? Also, I bought it at a Target by our old house, not our new one and I dont plan on going back that way any time soon, can I just take it to my local one?

  21. Melissa says:

    I was wondering, can you mix & match the brands?? Can I buy the Banana Boat lip balm AND a Hawaiian Tropic item and still receive the $5 GC??

  22. Erin says:

    I bought two Baby Banana Boat sunscreens yesterday and didn’t realize til I got home that it didn’t trigger the gift card. They were both 25% more bottles. 🙁 Hoping to stop by at the end of the week to try to get the GC, since I already used it on the kids.

  23. Caroline says:

    I tried the deal today with Banana Boat aloe lotion bonus pack with a lip balm attached, plus a lip balm. The lip balm wasn’t tagged and when it didn’t prompt at the register, she said if it wasn’t tagged, I couldn’t get it. Maybe it was because I got a bonus pack, like it seems others did. I’ll try this weekend with a regular bottle. I also got the Raid bug spray and a refill bottle and it didn’t prompt for that either so it may be my store’s registers.

  24. Terra says:

    I tried today… I had a baby sunscreen and a lip balm… I took them up to customer service to make sure they qualified and they didn’t. I think my local Target has removed the option of using the lip balm for the GC. In fact all four of the products I had, none of them qualified for the promotion. 🙁

  25. tricia says:

    the two targets by my house did NOT have the lip balm as part of the gift card deal. i had some issues with the sunscreen and the cashier manually gave me a card. i had that issue on only one set. as far as the raid bug…i had the same issue and i bought exactly what was in the sale paper (same picture). i had to take it up to the service desk and she manually gave me a gift card as well.

  26. krista says:

    At my Target in Victoria, TX, I was able to buy the H tropic and the lip balm. Also I just noticed in the Big Lots ad for this week, it has assorted H Tropic sunscreen for $4. I wonder if Target would honor the price

  27. Nore says:

    In one Cincinnati store (Thursday evening) the signs had been taken down for the lip balm… but the gift card was prompted after one sunscreen and one lip balm. Yeah! I did not try this with any of the bonus packs due to all the comments of those SKUs not prompting the gift card.

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