Banana Boat Deal Update: Products as Low as FREE

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There are a couple lower-priced Banana Boat items included in the offer for a FREE $5 Target Gift Card wyb 2. Only one of them is Banana Boat Sport, but it is $4.99 which means you can get this product as low as FREE after coupons and Gift Card if you got the $2/1 Variation in your 4-22 SS (some areas got a $1/1). You can also get some pretty cheap lotion too!

DEAL IDEA: Buy 2 Banana Boat Sport Coolzone ($4.99) = $9.98
-$1/1 Banana Boat Sport sun care ETS Target Web Coupon x6/11
-$4.00 (use two $2/1 Banana Boat 4 oz+ (excl Lip ) 4-22 SS x6/3
= $4.98 – $5 Gift Card Back wyb 2
= FREE after coupons and Gift Card
*NOTE- if you  got the $1/1 MQs it will be $1.98 for 2 or .99 each

DEAL IDEA #2: Buy 2 Banana Boat Aloe Lotion ($4.99) = $9.98
-$4.00 (use two $2/1 Banana Boat 4 oz+ (excl Lip) 4-22 SS x6/3
= $5.98 – $5 Gift Card Back wyb 2
= .98 for 2 after coupons and Gift Card or .49 cents each
*NOTE- if you got the $1/1 MQs it will be $2.98 for 2 or $1.49 each

If you did not get any Banana Boat coupons in your inserts- there is also a $1/1 Banana Boat Sun Care (excl lip & ETS) HERE. This offer is valid thru 5/26 and there are more deal ideas and a complete matchup you can find on my Best Deals of the Week Post.

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  1. Yep I had the same thing today. Sold out of the “sale” Hawaiian Tropic lotions but had the “deal” with “free sample” on an end cap. I don’t like to complain but I pointed it out to three people. The manager was nice. I told her if I couldn’t get it I just wanted her to remove it from the sale shelf. She was nice and did a price adjustment on it. I couldn’t believe they increased the one with free item to $8.99 here. Thanks to the nice lady I got my deal but lots of aggravation on it.

  2. YES Tori!!! I went last night & it was a nightmare. The entire shelf that had Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen was the “free” bonus lotion on it. None of them worked. The manager said they were supposed to be on an endcap and aren’t in the deal. I said how do they expect us to know what sunscreen to buy if they don’t keep the correct items where they belong???
    I got the exact same excuse too…that’s how Corporate has priced it. SO ANGRY!!! How do they expect anyone to know what products are accepted in the gift card deal when all the sunscreen that was on the shelves with the gift card tags RIGHT UNDER THEM was apparently not included in the deal.

  3. WATCH OUT ON THE SUNSCREEN DEAL! Admittedly after 20 year of living in Target Town (aka the Twin Cities) I am spoiled when it comes to what to expect when I go into a Target. But this was bad even by KMart standards.

    Whatever you do DON’T buy the “bonus” or “free” Banana Boat or Hawaiian Tropics packs or you’re in for a nasty surprise. Target is selling these at a higher price than the same exact product without the freebie. And when I say higher I mean in some cases almost 25% higher – so your “free sample” isn’t free at all. (yes I checked to make sure the purchase item was exactly the same – right down to the labels) And when I pointed it out to the CSM, what did I get? ” We can’t do anything here because Corporate priced it that way”.

    So be sure to buy the ones in the side aisles not the endcaps.

    REALLY TARGET? Shame on you. That’s a KMart excuse & I expect better than that. Oh & when I called their 1-800 customer service number to complain….I got the same excuse…..from someone in Manilla, PHILIPPINES (I always ask the CS person where they are located so I know if I’m wasting my time).

  4. Just realizing that my 4/22 SS coupons are only $1/1 (Chicago). Still a good deal, but not nearly as good!

  5. I had the exact same problem at my Target on Ohio while buying the SPF 30. After paying for the items I went to guest services ( I never take these issues up with cashiers) & was told it was only for the items pictured. She was extremely rude to me. I told I her I was leaving my cart & getting the sign. When I got back to guest services one more person was there who was extremely nice. She said you are right, you get a gift card. Two more employees showed up & they all argued about if I should get the gift card. I got one. The manager seemed to think it was only for the items pictured!!! I told him to go back to HBA and check ALL the signs up that supposedly prompt a gift card, that it is for a lot more than 2 items. BTW all my coupons went through with no problems & look for peelies on the Iams cat food that is on sale. There are target coupons for $1.00 off Swiffer & $.75 off Febreeze.

  6. I agree. It’s totally unfair to get upset with cashiers when a gc isnt prompted. In my particular case, the guest services associate insisted that only the items pictured in the weekly ad were part of the deal before she rung up my items to check first. but i asked that she ring them up and then see if a gc comes up and sure enough it did, as i expected. the problem was resolved, and we moved on. just a simple mistake. you’ve gotta have a cool head when it comes to couponing. i think most couponers can agree that if we got upset over every computer and/or human error with couponing, we’d be ticked off all too often.

  7. target in mount juliet tn isn’t prompting a five dollar gift card on all of the products only the sunscreens pictured. please don’t get mad at the cashiers. we can’t give out gift cards unless the register prompts one to br handed out.

  8. I had the same problem with the spf 30. The sign was positioned right in between the spf 15 and spf 30 and did not specify an spf so i went for the 30…i was so caught up in getting out of the store that i didnt even realize i never got a $5 gift card. i went to guest services and explained, and was told several times that a gc was not prompted because i did not purchase the items pictured in the weekly ad. (ugh, another employee who thinks the deal is only good on things in the photos). I came to the conclusion myself that i may have needed to grab the spf 15, so i got one and guest services (after 15 mins) figured out a way to fix the problem since i had used $6 in coupons. the coupons had to be retrieved from the register i was rung up at and eventually i got the $5 gc. unexpected glitch but it at least it all worked out.

  9. I had the same problem with the spf 30 but I went and got the sign off the shelf and showed them and they gave it to me.

  10. Don’t buy the Banana Boat Sport SPF 30! It doesn’t prompt the GC and we only found this out at the register. The SPF 50 works just fine though.

  11. i got a beauty bag through mail couple of weeks ago but i dont see any $3 off $20 beauty purchase, can pls tell me where can i find it , if iam missing something .pls help

  12. So I went to do this deal today and I was told that Target no longer takes 1 manuf and 1 target coupon on multiple same items in one transaction. This is what I was told….

    you can do…
    1 bananna boat product
    use 1 manf q
    1 Target q

    But you cannot do…
    2 of the same Bananna Boat items
    and use 2 maufature q
    and 2 Target q

    She said this policy changed around a month ago and the wording on the target coupons changed also.She also tried to tell me that peelies have to be removed by the cashiers or they cnnot be accepted!! I have never in my life heard of this rule before? I have been couponing for years and i was shocked when I was told this info today.So my question is has anyone heard of this before? She ended up taking my peelies but she would not take all my Target coupons.

  13. It was a catalina, and if you go to make the purchase, I’d keep your eye out on their machine to see if one comes out, maybe the cashier will let you use it for that purchase. Not sure if maybe its a regional thing or not, but everytime I bought an HBA item it gave me one of those catalinas .. and I never get to use them but today I finally did! Good luck!

  14. PS – I got the $3 off $20 dollar beauty purchase (hair care, skin care, cosmetics) as a catalina. Think I may have gotten one in the beauty bag though, but I can’t be for sure, because if I did, I’ve misplaced it since then.

  15. I got 4 bottles, and used $3 off $20 beauty purchase in the beginning of my coupons for that transaction. If you have a $3 off $20 beauty purchase that you can really rack up savings! With gift cards included, I basically paid $1.85 a bottle .. WOW!!! And now I’m stocked for next month’s vacay 🙂

  16. I just got back from Target and was going to comment on the original post that this deal was even better than expected with the after sun care products being included. My store also had a Hawaiian Tropic after sun aloe gel that was 16 oz (twice the size of the Banana Boat) on sale for $5.48. All around great deals on sun products. Also was able to get free revlon tool, free up &up ibuproefen and cheap Advil PM. Thank you so much Kerry for posting this and all of your hard work!

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