Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Another Shopping Victory at Walgreens

I guess you could say that I am addicted to getting good deals. I just can't stay away if I can get things for practically nothing. I had a couple great trips to Walgreens this week and walked away with $153.82 of merchandise for only $16.44. I just kept rolling over my register rewards from one purchase to another. Combining those with coupons that I clipped from the Sunday papers or got online, I was able to get most things for next to nothing and have $2.50 in register rewards left over for my next purchase. Thank you Money Saving Mom for posting the deals and links to printable coupons.

Here is a list of all the items I was able to get:
  • 3 Got 2 B Spiking Glue gels
  • 1 Got 2 B flat iron smoother spray
  • 2 TRESemme Shampoos and 2 Tres Semme Conditioners
  • 2 boxes of Bandaids
  • 1 box Neosporin
  • 1 Nivea body wash
  • 2 Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner kits (each a $20 value!)
  • 2 boxes Bayer Quick Release
  • 7 boxes Ecotrin 45 count asprin pills (thats 315 of the 500 I need for our long term food storage/emergency prepardness stash and they were a money-maker item for me!)
  • 3 1lb boxes of salt (thats 3 of the 12 lbs we need for our long term food storage)
  • 1 roll scotch tape
  • 3 packages wrapping paper
  • 10 packages instant pudding
  • 4 packages jello
  • ...and 2 carmels, not pictured (I needed something to keep me going! They got eaten before the picture was taken :)
Just a couple of notes on Walgreens--You have to have at least the same number of items or more than manufacturer coupons you are using, and Register Rewards count as a manufacturer coupon instead of a store coupon. Therefore, if you have a coupon for each item in your cart and register rewards to use as well, you need some filler items. I have found that the little packages of pudding work great--they are cheap and I can use them for our food storage. Also, register rewards can not be used to cover tax, so you may need some little items to get the price up enough to use register rewards (ex. your subtotal is $4.59 but with tax it is $5.15, you can not use a $5 register reward until the subtotal is over $5).

The actual pre-tax total for my purchases was $8.92. The other $7.52 was actually tax. That is one of the annoying things about Walgreens--they calculate tax based off of the price of the item before you use coupons, while some other stores do it on the price after you use coupons. I could have saved almost $8 more if they did it the other way. Sigh. It was still a very good week. We are now well stocked up on Chris' hair gel, my shampoo and conditioner, bandaids for our emergency kits, and many other things.


  1. Nice Blog U have in there

    I have few cents for you :P


    Peace :D

  2. This is crazy business. You need to show me the tricks in more detail once I have a little more time to shop the deals (after I quit my job which hopefully comes soon).