Procter & Gamble, a name known throughout the world for trusted brands and innovative new products, was formed in 1837. Many products that are used in households throughout the world were formed in their research department.
Crest products from Procter & Gamble have been helping smiles since 1955. In the early 1950’s, Proctor & Gamble’s research team joined a team from Indiana University led by Dr. Joseph Muhler. Their partnership led to the creation of Crest toothpaste.
The first clinical study of the use of the new Crest toothpaste showed a reduction of the number of cavities in children between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age. The reduction was nearly 50 percent, as astounding number for the day.
Crest's Initial Trial Runs
The product was released to test markets in 1955 and was released nationwide soon afterward. In 1960, the American Dental Association recognized the effectiveness of Crest toothpaste in reducing cavities and awarded Crest the ADA seal of approval.
Its development has been said to be one of top 100 discoveries of the previous 100 years. The Crest brand has grown to include multiple types of toothpastes for differing needs, mouth rinses, Glide floss and 3-D whitening agents.
Coupons for Crest
Coupons for Crest brand products abound. Every month P & G places an insert, the P&G brandSAVER, in many newspapers across the country. These inserts contain coupons for a variety of P & G brands, including Crest. Coupon values may vary from region to region. The coupons contained in the P&G brandSaver are specific monetary amounts taken off of specific products.
For instance, the May 2011 P&G brandSAVER included coupons for $10.00 off One Crest 3-D White 2 Hour Express or Professional Effects Whitening. Other paper coupons can be found in magazines and mass mailer inserts. P&G offers several coupon booklets throughout the calendar year, most notably in the fall. These booklets contain high value coupons for more general usage.
These coupons only mention Crest brand toothpaste, not a particular variety, making them more useful when matching them up with local sales. P&G has several websites where consumers can sign up for samples and additional coupons. Their new promotion, “Have you Tried this yet?” has its’ own site to request coupons from. These coupons tend to be higher in value as well.
On-line coupons are available as well. E-Coupons can be downloaded directly from the P&G website to some shopper reward cards. Other on-line coupons must be printed at home to be redeemed in local stores. Consumers should be aware of the local store’s coupon policy as to whether these coupons will be accepted. Many Rewards programs, such as CVS Pharmacy Extra Care Bucks or Rite-Aid’s UP Rewards, offer store credits for purchasing Crest Products.
Often the store will have a Crest product on sale and then offer a store credit for purchasing a specific amount. For example, CVS has had Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste on sale for $3.99 and after purchasing the item, the consumer then receives a coupon for $3.99 off their next in-store purchase. Combining these offerings with coupons can allow consumers to buy Crest Products for free and at times even make money.
Doubling Up the Savings
Supermarkets often double or even triple coupons with lower values. Using the lower value coupons at these supermarkets is best. Some superstores, such as Wal-Mart, will price match other store advertisements, allowing consumers to purchase Crest products at a deep discount when combined with a high value coupon.
Crest products are very popular and can be obtained for very little out of the consumers’ pocket. By using the coupons provided by Proctor & Gamble, in conjunction with regular sales at local retail locations consumers can obtain Crest Toothpaste, mouth rinse, Glide floss and Whitening products at a deep discount, if not for free.