Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Walgreens this week

Yesterday I ended up out and about, running a few errands and meeting up with my mom. I took Nora with me just to get her out of the house for a while. I planned a stop at Walgreens and ended up with this...

Total cost: $14.30
Total saved: $61.30

I did 2 transactions so I could maximize the use of my register rewards. I had $4 in RR to use from a previous "purchase" so I used those on my first transaction.
When shopping at Walgreens you definatly have to play the game. Doing 2 transactions is pretty much necessary. The first one should be all items that you will recieved RR back on. Then use those register rewards to purchase the rest of your items. That way you know they aren't going to waste (it's heart wrenching if "money" like that expires before you use it) and then you also know you are using the RR for items you actually need/want and not just on junk.

So with my $4 in RR from a previous transaction (and coupons of course) my first transaction totaled $12.69, saving $16.66. My second transaction, using RR I recieved from the first transaction and coupons, totaled $1.77, saving $44.64.

It always seems like a treasure hunt when the new ads and coupons come out. I love seeing what freebies and goodies I can get. What did you get this week?


  1. Do you coupon at Walmart? What is their coupon policy?

  2. I do some Walmart shopping but not much. If I do it's because of a heads up from another couponer about a good deal. Since Walmart doesn't usually come out with a sale ad, like a grocery store does, I'm not able to preplan my trip...something I really like doing.
    Their coupon policy is here - http://walmartstores.com/7655.aspx
    It's pretty extensive, and specific so I usually print out store policies in case I run into a cashier who isn't "in the know". :)