Walgreens 4/22 – Profit $0.82 on $178.92 of Merchandise (100.5% Saved)

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I had a pretty good day at Walgreens on 4/22. I asked a store manager to stock a few extra i-Cool products so I could roll the moneymaker a little bit and he was cool with that. Everything worked out perfect today, as I found everything on my list in stock, with the exception of the Glade Oil Diffusers; however, we have so many air fresheners around this house I’m not disappointed.

The downside to this shopping list was that there wasn’t anything for me. Stephanie managed to get a few goodies, but I’ll have to wait another week to get something for myself. (I suppose I will benefit from the Butterball Broth and the tax savings from donating the i-Cool and Psoriasin.)

I did a total of six transactions over at the cosmetics counter. Here’s the full list of what I bought and the coupons used:

TRANSACTION #1
ONE I-COOL MENOPAUSE RELIEF 45 CT, on sale $10 (regular price $29.99)
ONE U BY KOTEX SLEEK TAMPONS 18 CT, on sale $3.99 (regular price $6.49)
ONE NICE! GELATIN DESSERT, on sale $0.29 (regular price $0.79)
Get $10 Register Rewards when you buy i-Cool 45 ct
Get $3 Register Rewards when you buy U by Kotex Sleek Tampons 18 ct
Used one $2/1 i-Cool manufacturer coupon, 2/19 RP newspaper insert
and used one $1/1 U by Kotex product manufacturer coupon, 3/25 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $11.28, but earned $13 Register Rewards
(Note: I got the out-of-pocket down really low by using a $10 RR leftover from last week.)

TRANSACTION #2
ONE I-COOL MENOPAUSE RELIEF 45 CT, on sale $10 (regular price $29.99)
TWO CANS OF BUTTERBALL BROTH, on sale $0.59 w/in-ad coupon (regular price $0.99)
Get $10 Register Rewards when you buy i-Cool 45 ct
Used one $2/1 i-Cool manufacturer coupon, 2/19 RP newspaper insert
and used the in-ad coupon for the Butterball Broth to adjust the price
Price at Register: $9.18, but earned $10 Register Rewards
(Note: I used a leftover $6 Register Reward from last week and a $3 Register Reward from Transaction #1 to lower my out-of-pocket to nearly zero.)

TRANSACTION #3
ONE PSORIASIN PSORIASIS RELIEF, on sale $5 (regular price $9.49)
ONE SCHICK HYDRO SILK RAZOR, on sale $8.99 (regular price $12.99)
ONE NICE! GELATIN DESSERT, on sale $0.29 (regular price $0.79)
Get $5 Register Rewards when you buy Psoriasin .75 oz
Get $3 Register Rewards when you buy Schick Hydro Razor
Used one $4/1 Schick Hydro Silk Razor coupon, 3/25 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $10.28, but earned $8 of Register Rewards
(Note: I used one of my $10 i-Cool Register Rewards to bring the out-of-pocket to nearly zero.)

TRANSACTION #4 was an exact copy of Transaction #3

TRANSACTION #5
ONE I-COOL MENOPAUSE RELIEF 45 CT, on sale $10 (regular price $29.99)
TWO NICE! GELATIN DESSERT, on sale $0.29 (regular price $0.79)
Get $10 Register Rewards when you buy i-Cool 45 ct
Used one $2/1 i-Cool manufacturer coupon, 2/19 RP newspaper insert
Price at Register: $8.58, but earned $10 of Register Rewards
(Note: I used a $5 Psoriasin and a $3 Schick Register Reward to bring my out-of-pocket to nearly zero.)

TRANSACTION #6 was an exact copy of Transaction #5

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $178.92
Net Price Paid for Everything: $0.82 PROFIT, not including $1.54 sales tax
Savings Rate (excluding sales tax): 100.5%
Savings Rate (including sales tax): 99.6%

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for what you do. I use alot of your transactions on a weekly basis!! Can you tell me why a filler is used on Transaction 3? With a 10 register reward(which I have) and a 4 dollar coupon, that is only two coupons for two items. It will work without a jello, right?

    • The reason for the filler on my Transaction #3 today is because the subtotal would be $7.99 without it and my Wags will not adjust the value of a Register Reward. (Or at least they wouldn’t. They’ve recently learned how to adjust coupons properly, so maybe they will do so now. I should ask next time.)

      If your store will adjust the coupon value, then you should be ok without a filler.

      • I think my Wags will adjust the $4.00 coupon so this will work without the filler. I will try and see. It can’t hurt to try, right? Thank you so much for explaining!

        • Go ahead and try it but have an extra filler with you at the register, just in case you need them to add the item so you can use your RR. You can always take it back to the shelf before you leave the store.

  2. My Walgreens was out of the PSORIASIN PSORIASIS RELIEF… bummer! It’s disappointing when they are not stocked up and ready for the sales.

  3. Hi Steve

    How do you know when a RR is rolling? I did a deal last week on the on the similasan nasal refief, and the cashier would not let me roll the RR.

    • Let me first start by saying that people use the term “rolling” in two ways.

      1) Some refer to a RR reward deal that can be used on the same deal again as “rolling.” For example, as of this morning you could use a Kotex RR to buy Kotex again and still get another RR. This is rare and I do not recommend doing it because at some point it will stop working and you could get left holding the bag.

      I was referencing “rolling” a deal in another way (#2)

      2) Here I am alternating between a couple of transactions (or “rolling” the rewards from one offer to the next, and then back to the first offer, then a different offer, then back to the first offer.) This will ALWAYS work if the deals line up that well in any given week, although some stores may limit you to doing each deal once per day.

      What were you trying to do last week? Use the Similasan RR to buy more Similasan? If so, the cashier was doing you a favor because you would not have received another RR if you used a Similasan RR to buy more of the same product.

      Confused?

  4. Thanks Steve for explaining this for me, was confused but you clear it up for me! Love your site:)

  5. What do you keep for tax purposes when you donate? I need to donate some things, but what do I do? Do I keep a list, receipts? I guess I would also get a form from the place I donate to?

    • I actually create a document on my computer and print it out for them to sign. It has my name and address, the organization’s name and address, a list of items donated and quantities (with retail prices), a grand total of the donation value and a place for an authority figure from the organization to sign.

      Most organizations will give you a form, but they usually don’t itemize things and I think it will look a little shady if audited. Instead I prepare a more thorough form of my choosing and make them sign it.

      • I was wondering the same thing this week on how to show what I have donated and the value of these items. Since I do not own my own home, it make more sense to take the standard deduction as HOH, but this will come in handy for when I am able to own my own house and can use for a write off. It would be a good idea to start this practice now of keeping track of what I donate and have the organization sign and keep with my taxes. Thanks Steve for being so helpful and sharing your knowledge and tips.

  6. Where can you donate OTC meds?

    • We have a great place in St. Petersburg (and I bet most places have something similar.)

      I donate to the St. Petersburg Free Clinic’s Food Bank. It is housed in the same building as the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, so I am pretty sure the OTC meds get to someone who needs them. It’s great for me too because I can mix food and non-food in the same donation.

  7. I am a beginner and it’s kind of difficult for me but i am trying. Especially when there is not enough merchandise in stock. What is the best time to shop ? Early Sunday morning or late Sat. nite?

    • If you’re going to be up late on Saturday night, you could head over shortly after midnight if you’re not finding what you need on Sunday morning. Once in a while I will do that when there are several hot deals the same week.

  8. Steve you are the Walgreen Master!!
    I think navigating through college is easier.

  9. Hi Steve…thank you so much for your site! I truly appreciate the work you put into it.

    I have a question concerning the Playtex coupon that gives you a free box of 20ct with the purchase of a 36ct. Does the cost of the 20ct box go towards the total $25.00 to get the $10.00 RR?

    • It will if the 20 ct is included in the RR deal. Basically you need to get to $25 AFTER all Walgreens store discounts and coupons. Any manufacturer coupons used once the Walgreens discounts and coupons have been applied do not count against you.