Update on Crest & Colgate Gift Card Deal: Toothpaste & Toothbrushes Better Than FREE at Target

Wow! It looks like the Up & Up 2-Pack Toothbrushes are included in the offer for a FREE $5 Gift Card wyb 3 select Crest, Colgate or 2-Pack Toothbrushes at Target thru 9/1! These will make for an awesome deal- but keep in mind at Target, you are not supposed to earn a Gift Card if the sum of your THREE qualifying purchases does not AT LEAST meet the amount of the gift card you are earning before coupons.

So in other words, if you try and buy three 2-Pack toothbrushes at $1.25 each, the register will NOT prompt for the gift card since your total will be only $3.75. And you also can’t buy four 2-packs to meet the $5 – that will NOT prompt one either. The sum of (3) qualifying items must equal $5 in order for the Gift Card to prompt. BUT you can mix and match your products. So just for one example – you could do this for an awesome deal…

DEAL IDEA: Buy 2 Up & Up 2-Pack Toothbrushes ($1.25)
& 1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 7.6 oz ($3.49) = $5.99
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste 5.8-oz. + Target Coupon x9/1
-$1/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8-26-12 SS x9/15
= $3.99  – $5 Gift Card Back for buying 3 products
= $1.01 Money Maker after coupons & Gift Card


There are lots of ways to do this deal and many varieties of Oral B & Colgate Toothbrushes included as well as all kinds of Crest & Colgate Toothpaste, and you can mix and match your products. This offer is valid thru 9/1 and here are all the coupon matchups that I know of…

*Crest Toothpaste, Lots of Varieties Included as well as Pro Health PSA $3.49
-$1/2 Crest Pro-Health Toothpastes ETS Target Coupon 7-29-12 RP#2 x8/29
$5 MIR wyb $25 worth of select P&G products (Crest Included) x9/16
-.75/1 Crest Toothpaste 4 oz+ or Liquid Gel (excl. Cavity, Baking Soda & Tartar) 7-29 PG x8/31
-.50/1 Crest toothpaste or liquid gel 4.0 oz+ 8-26-12 PG x9/30

*Colgate Toothpaste Lots of Varieties Included as well as Total Advanced PSA $3.49
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste 5.8-oz. or larger Target Coupon x9/1
-.75/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste on Manufacturer’s Site HERE
-.75/1 Colgate Max Fresh, Total, Optic White or Sensitive Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8-12-12 SS x9/1

-$1/1; .35/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8-26-12 SS x9/15

*2-pk Toothbrushes (Up & Up 2-Pk $1.25, Colgate & Oral-B PSA $2.94
-.50/1 Oral B Pulsar, 3d White, Pro Health, Complete OR (2) Indicator 8-26-12 PG x9/30
-$1/2; .40/1 Colgate Manual Toothbrushes (Excl Colgate Plus and Extra Clean 08-12-12 SS x9/1

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44 Comments

  1. That is a great deal idea with the Colgate. Unfortunately about a month ago Colgate stopped giving our region “high value” coupons. Instead of the regular $1/1 or even $1/2, we currently get $0.35/1 Colgate Qs and they’re DNDs. Not nice Colgate. We switched to Crest now.

  2. This is a wonderful deal! Thank you for sharing it with us. I have the Target coupon, but need to get my hands on a SS.

  3. Buy 2 Up & Up 2-Pack Toothbrushes ($1.25)
    & 1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste ($3.49) = $5.99
    -$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste 5.8-oz. + Target Coupon x9/1
    -$0.35/1 Colgate Toothpaste 4 oz+ 8-26-12 SS x9/15
    $4.64 – $5 Gift Card Back for buying 3 products
    = 36¢ Money Maker after coupons & Gift Card

    Kim, glad you will be buying Crest. I will still use my 35¢ coupon to get a nice little moneymaker on the Colgate with my lower value coupon. More on the shelf for us who don’t moan and groan–ha ha ha ha!

  4. @Rebecca read the top part of my post- the registers are not going to prompt if you do that. I have a whole explanation at the top. hth

  5. some of these comments are a little harsh! Thanks for the heads up. I will add this to my list!

  6. I went to my Target and purchased the 2 up an up 2 packs and and the Colgate advanced per your post and the register did not prompt a gift card. The store manager gave the the gift card but said the up an up toothbrushes are not part of the deal.

  7. Hey Tracy- not sure why it did not prompt for you- Kelley tested it out this morning and bought the exact toothpaste shown (Total Advanced Whitening) and two up & up toothbrushes at her MD store and it prompted just fine.

  8. They did not have the Up and Up toothbrushes at the Target I was at today in VA but I’m going to try another one day this week.

  9. This did not work at my target in Kansas city either. Was told the up and up tooth brushes were not
    Part of the ad.

  10. On the Contrary Michelle, I was merely being informative about my regional situation, not “moaning and groaning”. And the reason we switched to Crest because it’s the only brand we can get for free since the coupon value change. This is logical money saving reasoning, not whiny brand boycotting. I know this is the internet, but please try to be a mature adult.

  11. Will it work if you buy (2) 2ct Up and Up toothbrush and (1) 2ct Oral B toothbrush?? It will total $5.46 before giftcard?

  12. There is a Colgate Total Advanced toothpaste printable coupon for .75 off at the Colgate website. Just look for the Specila Offers tab at the top of the page. You have to sign-up.

  13. I didn’t get the high value coupon, either, so thrilled that Kiki found one on the Colgate website! Thanks for the tip!

  14. Janelle, glad you were able to get a coup there. I’m so hoping this deal works for me. Will be trying it later this week in MN.

  15. Does anybody have a good scenario for buying Crest toothpaste with this deal? It is the only brand we use since the dentist recommends it. Thanks!

  16. Worked great at my store today with 2 of the 2 pack toothpaste and colgate optic white =) (I had a target coupon for optic white)

    For those saying it didn’t work, make sure you bought the right size of toothpaste, I noticed that it was for the larger size at my store on the signs, not the smaller 2oz ones.

  17. @Vanessa- you can do it more than once- however you need to make sure your products go over the scanner in the right groups- ie the 2 toothbrushes and 1 colgate (then reister will stop and prompt for GC) and then put 2 more toothbrushes and another colgate up on the belt.- otherwise the register might group all toothbrushes together which will not prommpt the GC. hth & makes sense

  18. i did this transaction about an hour ago in Ark, and it worked for me. I had a $1 MQ I got from a previous box of Colgate Toothpaste. There were $15 worth of coupons inside. Thanks for the deal notifications….

  19. Was able to find one toothbrush in my store in west twin cities, mn. Will have to see if they will get any more or if any other stores have any as we really need toothbrushes.

  20. The items at my store were not marked, neither was the Stayfree deal…but I decided to try anyway…and sure enough at checkout they prompted for 2 of the $5 GC, 1 for toothbrush/colgate deal, and one for stayfree/carefree deal! 🙂 paid only $4.79 OOP ( i used a previous $5GC i had earned in this purchase) and got back the $10 GC woohoo!!

  21. It worked perfectly for me here in texas! and obviously other people read this blog too in my town becasue i went back today for round 2 and they only had 1 2pk of up and up left. so i had to get oral b 2pk with an up and up. i ended up paying maybe 1.00 out of pocket for all 3 items!! thanks for the tip!!

  22. I can’t find the Colgate coupon on the Target website. What section are you finding it under? Thank you!

  23. Hello! I am new to couponing and this site has been a great help so far 🙂 one question I have is: for the $5 gift card deals that target offers with qualifying products, are you only able to choose from the products that have the gift card advertisement in front of them? For example, with the crest/Colgate gift card offer, can I choose any 3 toothpastes from these brands in order to get the gc or do I have to choose from the ones in store that advertise the gc offer? Thanks!

  24. Hey Kayla- only certain products will automatically trigger the Gift Card so yes you need to look for signs, or if you don’t see a sign and it has been reported to trigger a gift card, you can always take the item up to a register or GS and ask them to look it up in the system to see if it is included. hth

  25. My store was out if the up and up 2 pack toothbrushes. I hope they stock up pretty soon so I can do this deal

  26. Thank you, so much. My store did not have the Up & Up brushes marked with the price drop or the GC deal (as usual, it seems they never have good deals marked). Anyways, I was near Target and decided to give it a shot and it worked!!! I had the 75c off coupon for Colgate hence free toothpaste, & toothbrushes plus 76c MM. Thank you.

  27. I got 2 2packs of up and up and one Colgate toothpaste with a dollar off of Colgate target coupon and a .75 off Colgate manufacturers. I got my discount and since I had more coupons I got three more Colgates and because of the giftcards and whatnot it was all free. So 2 2packs of toothpaste and 4 toothpastes! 🙂
    I won’t be needing toothpaste for awhile!

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