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Did You Receive the FREE Advil Coupon in Your Sunday Paper too?

Posted by Ro · August 21, 2011 3:37 pm

UPDATE: If you received this offer, the site is finally working to request your FREE coupon!

Well guess what? Smack dab on the my cover of today’s (8/21) Sunday newspaper wrap was a coupon with a unique code redeemable for a FREE bottle of Advil vial mail when you go to I’m not sure if this was released nationwide so be sure to let us know if you scored this coupon as well. 😀

(thanks @Jess)

1 Stephanee Jones August 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Nope we didnt get one in the Tulsa OK area or Muskogee OK area. We get both papers.

2 Jennifer August 21, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Nothing for the LA Times recipients in So Cal…

3 Roland August 21, 2011 at 3:54 PM

That’s strange because I get the LA Times too. Check again!

4 Jennifer August 22, 2011 at 12:28 AM

Nothing there. Perhaps I should specify Inland Empire. And if I was supposed to get one I wouldn’t put it past the carrier to keep them. Yes I said it. It took that person 4 days and 10 phone calls to replace my rain damaged papers a few weeks ago.

5 joann August 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

We did not in Fort Worth, Tx

6 Lisa August 21, 2011 at 3:53 PM

No, not in my paper in Michigan.

7 Kathleen August 21, 2011 at 3:59 PM

None with the Houston Chronicle.

8 MAndy August 21, 2011 at 10:29 PM

I got one with the Houston Chronicle this morning. It was in a pouch on the front of the plastic bag the paper comes in.

9 Shannon August 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM

I got one with my Houston Chronicle.

10 shana August 21, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Yes – in NC, the card was on one of the papers I get. BUT…LOL… their website is not accepting the code I received. Oh well… 🙁 It’s causing quite a stir over on Advil’s Facebook page. Some people think the offer has already been depleted. I guess it’s possible, since the free Dentek sample code that was in my SS wasn’t accepted either stating they were all out of samples already. (just received the paper today…)

11 Pat August 24, 2011 at 10:54 PM

I am in NC and starting trying on Sunday after I got the coupon in my newspaper and it keeps telling me it’s an invalid number. I don’t think they had any valid numbers to start with

12 susie August 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Nope nothing for advil we also didn’t get any coupons in our paper at all. In the Kingsport Times News.

13 Amy August 21, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Not in the St Petes Times in Fl.

14 Nancy Stafford August 21, 2011 at 7:56 PM

It was in my St. Pete Times in Clearwater, Florida. Got the Saving Please wait early this morning, left it, went to church, came back many hours later and it was still spinning. I may try again another day.

15 Kim August 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM

I have LA Times too.. no advil in there =(

16 Gina August 21, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Not in the Chattanooga Free Times

17 Jessica August 21, 2011 at 4:40 PM

NW Indiana Times had it, got our coupon! We should get out coupon for our free advil in 5-10 days it said…

18 Nancy August 21, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Ringtown, Pa NO I did not receive the coupon in The Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald

19 Judy August 21, 2011 at 4:49 PM

nope didnt get 1,., sucks

20 Terri Emmendorfer August 21, 2011 at 4:50 PM

I got mine in the AZ. replubic paper today. At first I tryed to enter the web site it had on the card but it didnt work then I came across this and clicked on the web here and enter all 4 of my codes ( I get 4 papers every sunday for coupons ).I got through on 1 code but just to the mailing address part still waitting for that to go through. T.E

21 Ann August 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM

I got a coupon, but couldn’t get it to work. I put in the code & it said “saving, please wait. 10 minutes later, it was still “saving”, so I gave up. I hope it wasn’t some scam that was hacking my computer during that 10 minutes.

22 LUCY August 21, 2011 at 7:14 PM


23 MaryAnn LaBella August 21, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Same thing happened to me – it is still saving my code I think this is just a scam – why did’t Advil just put a coupon in the paper

24 Denise Donahue August 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM

None here in Dixfield, Maine 🙁

25 Carter August 21, 2011 at 5:42 PM

We got 3 sample boxes of cereal.

26 Joe August 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM

Got the coupon but just like many others, have had no luck trying to redeem it. The website just says “Saving. Please wait.” But 20 minutes later it was still doing that. I tried a different computer, but same problem. They either don’t have enough bandwidth for the traffic they’re getting or they only had a few to give out and they were gone instantly. Either way, lousy job on Advil’s part. Something like this should generate good PR, not negative.

27 Lori August 21, 2011 at 6:20 PM

The card was attached to our paper here in Keizer, Oregon. However, it doesn’t make it through to the next stage after entering it in to website box it and clicking submit. Either too many people are trying to submit it or they have exceeded their quantity of coupons.

28 Lori August 21, 2011 at 6:25 PM

After spinning for over 10 minutes I finally got through. There just must be too many people trying to access the website today. I completed the form, selected the Advil Coupon I wanted, and then clicked submit. Now I am back to spinning trying to send in the form.

29 xylo August 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM

received insert in my paper in pa. went to advil website. it told me the free coupon offer is over. the site told me to print their $2 off coupon. seems as though this offer was too good to be true.

30 Mary August 21, 2011 at 7:07 PM

The coupon was in the wrapper of the paper….not in the paper itself.

31 Sara August 21, 2011 at 7:22 PM

We got it in the Denton, TX paper but the website must be overwhelmed. It got stuck on ‘saving your code”. I’ll try again later.

32 Alyssa August 21, 2011 at 7:36 PM

I also received this coupon and it continues to just spin and do the saving please wait thing. I tried using Mozilla Firefox and also Internet explorer to make sure this wasn’t an internet browser problem. I guess no one is going to be able to get this….

33 Kristen August 21, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Nothing in WI

34 MaryAnn August 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Is this code different for everyone who got it?? We didnt get it
here in Tx.

35 Theresa August 21, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Didn’t get one in the Rapid City Journal (Rapid City, South Dakota)

36 Plang August 21, 2011 at 8:49 PM

Got coupon in Sylacauga Paper . Entered code and it spinned for 2Hrs.

37 Candace August 21, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I received it on the wrapper of my Sunday paper (Cincinnati Enquirer). I haven’t tried to enter the code.

38 Jenny August 21, 2011 at 9:53 PM

I received one in the wrapper of my local Anderson Hearld today. So far i’ve not been able to find any coupons for free Advil & Advil P M! ?????

39 nancy August 21, 2011 at 10:09 PM


40 Michelle Hermann August 21, 2011 at 10:36 PM

I feel so gipped! I get four papers from Tampa and four from St. Pete and I only got 2 oikos coupons. One from each paper. The rest had the same back page but different inside! UUUUGGGH.

41 Kathy Wainwright August 21, 2011 at 10:37 PM

No coupons allowed in NJ!!!!! We have been robbed!!!

42 Kathy Wainwright August 21, 2011 at 10:38 PM

OPPS FREE Product coupons in NJ

43 deborah higgins August 22, 2011 at 8:31 AM

left my request for 24 hours and it didnt go through. bad pr from advil they should not send this coupon if they can not support the deal. i use advil but i will find another product that doesnt have a false ad

44 John August 22, 2011 at 9:31 AM

Received in newspaper bag, but like other responders have had no luck getting Advil website to accept my info. I have gone from neutral to negative on Advil….

45 steve August 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM

I got mine Sunday and it would not go through, today it’s said invalid code.

46 Gayl August 22, 2011 at 11:21 AM

Coupon was in the Tucson Daily Star. I have spent two days trying to get through. Yesterday (Sunday) it was as described by others. Couldn’t get past the “Saving, please wait message.” Today it refused to accept either of my two e-mail addresses, saying they weren’t legit. I tried calling the Advil 800 number but a recorded voice said they had more calls than normal (no kidding!), to call back at another time, and hung up on me! Advil surely needs to gets its act together! No way to treat customers!

47 katherine August 22, 2011 at 11:24 AM

its ok i didn’t get my paper yesterday called had them re deliver the guy shows up but no coupons inside what so ever so i call back he was suppose to redeliver another one one with my dang coupons and did he nope he never showed up so i payed for a paper that i didn’t get tell 2pm and with no coupons. i was mad i think he took them it wasn’t the first time ether

48 Crystal Greenland August 22, 2011 at 11:54 AM

nope didnt get one here in portland oregon and there was only 1 insert

49 SHARON RYAN August 22, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I got on with my Miami herald paper that is delivered.

50 Pat Rothe August 22, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Recieved it with the St. Paul Pioneer Press, but like the others, have had no luck entering it.

51 Kayte August 22, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Got the coupon in Youngstown, OH, but the website is “being renewed”. HA!

52 John August 23, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Just completed the form successfully, although the “type the two words” security code at the bottom is a little tricky.

53 Patti August 23, 2011 at 11:10 AM

We got one in our Bradenton, Fl paper. But can’t get a free coupon

54 steve August 23, 2011 at 11:25 AM

I got a hold of customer service yesterday and she said the web page would be working today. Well guess what it’s not. Code still says invalid.

55 Jennifer Saele August 24, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Didn’t get anything in the Chicago Tribune. Too bad.

56 erica August 24, 2011 at 8:49 PM

i wish i got that one i use it for really bad migrains or for breaking fevers. anyone have a spare code?

57 connie August 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM

We didnt get any coupons in ours either in North California =( I was so bummed.

58 Katie August 24, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Not in the columbus, Oh papers….

59 Jessica McKenna August 25, 2011 at 12:52 AM

Yes I did! I got the one for both a free advil and advil PM. I was so excited!

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