Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mastering Walgreens register rewards

I've spent several hours over the past few weeks trying to learn the ins and outs of coupons (both paper and internet) and the various rewards programs offered by different stores. My new favorite website in this endeavor is I love the way the sale items are listed with the coupons and rebates when available. Currently, I'm waiting for $10 in Nabisco rebates and $7.50 in Pepsi rebates. I've actually started shopping at Walgreens and CVS for the first time in years. I never realized how much you could get with so little money.

Friday at Walgreens, I bought
  • 2 Dove Men's Body Wash
  • 2 20 ft Walgreen's aluminum foil *
  • 1 1 lb box of Epsom salts (for our crystal growing experiment)*
  • 2 40 count Wet Ones wipes
  • 2 Huggies jumbo packs (the girl at the photo center was so kind to get them from the back for me)
  • 1 Old Spice deodorant
  • 1 Children's Tylenol
  • 1 Children's Motrin
  • 4 64 page children's Disney activity pads*

*filler items to use all my coupons

I started with $10 in register rewards from the previous week, used a 15% off Walgreen's coupon on all 4 transactions along with $10 in manufacturer's coupons and additional $17.50 in register rewards that I earned in one transaction and spent in the second one, and still have $6 in rewards remaining for another week.

Total cost of items: $63.49

Total out of pocket: $5.03 saving 92%

and it actually would have cost me about $1.20 less is I hadn't forgotten to show her the in-store coupons from the add for the first 2 transactions. As a bonus the kids were very excited about the coloring books because I almost never let them pick things out when we go shopping, so their excitement was a great bonus.


Diane said...

That is truly amazing!

MissMOE said...

Wow! I'm impressed!