Monday, September 28, 2009

Have you done your Walgreen's shopping yet?

If you haven't, then you should head there tomorrow or Wednesday in order to take advantage of the $5 off $25 coupon available HERE (only good 9/29 & 9/30)! If you use it on top of all of your deals, then you will get some even sweeter deals! Walgreens is usually pretty strict about not letting you use the $5 off $25 until AFTER coupons, though, so you can try just getting your total to $25 before coupons and handing over that coupon first before all of your other manufacturer coupons, but I won't be taking the risk. I'll just make sure I'm at $25 AFTER coupons. Here's a deal scenario to get you thinking...


1 - Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion ($6.99)
1 - Gillette Fusion MVP Razor ($8.99)
1 - Halls Refresh Sugar Free 20ct ($1.00)
1 - Dentek Floss Picks ($2.00)
2 - TheraFlu Nighttime 6ct ($8.00)
1 - Oral B Advantage 1-2-3 toothbrush ($3.00)
1 - Herbal Essence Hair Care product ($2.99)
1 - Chapstick Fresh Effects ($2.99)
1 - Dawn Dish Liquid ($.99 w/ in-ad coupon)

Total: $36.95

1 - $1.50/1 Vaseline HERE or here: IE or Firefox
1 - $4/1 Gillette (PG 9/27)
1 - $.75/1 Halls (SS 9/27)
1 - $1/1 Dentek HERE
2 - $2/1 Theraflu (the print limit is reached on this one, so hopefully you already printed yours!)
1 - $.75/1 Oral B (PG 9/27)
1 - $1/1 Herbal Essence (RP 8/23, exp 9/30) or (RP 9/27)
1 - $.25/1 Dawn (PG 8/30 or 9/27) or $.50/1 from the Home Made Simple coupon booklet

Total after coupons: $25.70 (or $25.45 depending on which Dawn coupon you use)

Use $5 off $25

Total OOP: $20.70 or $20.45 (plus tax)

BUT, then get back $7 RR for the Lotion, $6 RR for the razor, $1 for the Halls, $2 RR for the Dentek, $4 RR for the Theraflu, $3 RR for the Oral B, and $2 RR for the Herbal Essence! That's $25 in RR's!

If you have any RR's from last week, then you could bring your OOP down even more! The RR's CAN be used AFTER the $5 off $25. If the cashier won't let you, ask to speak to a manager. Explain to them that those are coupons, same as cash, and the store is getting that money, just from the manufacturer instead of you, the consumer! You shouldn't have any problems doing that, or at least, I never have at any of the three Walgreen's I shop at.

Then you could do this transaction:

2 - Pond's Dry Skin Creams ($4.59, after BOGO sale)
2 - Pamper's Jumbo Pack Diapers ($20.00)
1 - Emergen-C Booster ($3.49)
1 - Robitussin DM to-go 2pk ($2.49)
1 - WetOnes Wipes ($1.99)
4 - Cheap filler items ($.10 pencils, $.25-.45 clearance candy/gum) (1.00)

Total: $33.56

2 - $1.50/1 Pond's IE or Firefox or from HERE
2 - $2/1 Pampers (RP 9/13) or (PG 8/30, exp 9/30)
1 - $1/1 WetOnes IE or Firefox

Total after coupons: $25.56

Use $5 off $25 store coupon

Total: $20.56

Pay with $7, $6, $4, and $3 RR from previous transaction and pay only $.56 (plus tax)!! PLUS, get back a $3.50 RR for the Emergen-C booster and $2.50 for the Robitussin!

All in all, you will pay $21.01 for ALL of the above items, PLUS still have $8 in RR's!
Now, the coupon does say there is a limit of one coupon per customer per offer, so I am not sure if all Walgreens will let you do two transactions. You could do them in two trips or if you're close to two Walgreens, shop one for each transaction. I have never had a problem using more than one of these coupons at my Walgreens, but YMMV...

These are just a few scenarios to get you thinking. Your store may be out of a few items and you'll have to make some substitutions, just always keep in mind that you have to have as many items in your transaction as you do coupons and RR's count as coupons! So if you plan on paying with RR's you will have to make sure you have enough items to cover them, or add some cheap filler items to balance it out.

Click HERE for my list of all of this week's Walgreen's match-ups.

For more info on Walgreen's shopping, click HERE for my Walgreen's 101 page.


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