One of my favorite lips balms is the Baby Lips by Maybelline, so I am familiar with the prices most stores are charging for it. Generally it is $3.99.
I always wait until there is a coupon for Maybelline lip products available before I buy any. Two months ago Target and Maybelline had coupons out, so I should have been able to pick them up almost for free. Much to my chagrin Target had raised their price for Baby Lips to over $5. They lowered the price back to $3.99 after the coupons expired.
This week a very good coupon came out, so I decided to pick up two lip balms at Walgreens. Well, Wags had raised their price to $4.49. Since stores are paid $1.08 for every $1 coupon they accept I find it insulting when they raise their prices to offset the coupon discount.
The only reason I had gone to Walgreens was because I had a $8 off my entire purchase coupon. Otherwise I would have walked out of the store. FYI Baby Lips is only $2.79 at Walmart. With the $2 off Maybelline lip product coupon from yesterdays paper, that makes it just 79 cents. Skip Walgreens and Target this time.