I stopped into Walgreens this morning when I went to get newspapers. I was in such a hurry to beat the weather that I forgot to take coupons with me (other than a $2.50 Register Reward that was in my wallet.) Luckily, the two most important deals didn’t require coupons other than ones from the newspapers I was picking up and a store coupon I could grab from the cosmetics counter. I’ll be going back when there’s a break in the weather to use my smaller Suave Register Rewards to pick up some cases of water and Grape Nuts cereal. (My savings percentage won’t be so hot on those deals, but they are stock-up prices for me and I have a bunch of RRs.)
Note that I did not need any fillers on my second transaction. I was able to use RRs to offset the cost of the Coppertone because I was buying a few packs of cigarettes (which are off-budget and not listed.) If you are trying to mimic my transaction, make sure you add an extra item for each Register Reward you want to use. I think the Maruchan Raemen Noodles on sale for 29 cents are your cheapest option. (Note that the Raemen Noodles are an online bonus buy and will not be marked on your shelf; however they will ring up 29 cents.)
SEVEN BAYER LOW DOSE 32 CT, regular price $3.19
Get $10 Register Rewards when you buy $20 of Bayer 32-200 ct
Used seven $3/1 ANY Bayer Aspirin 20 ct or larger, 6/24 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $1.33, but received $10 Register Rewards
NET PRICE FOR THESE ITEMS: $8.67 MONEYMAKER!
TWO COPPERTONE SPORT SUNSCREEN, on sale $9.79 (regular price $10.99? I forgot to check)
Get $10 Register Rewards when you buy two Coppertone at $9.79
Used the $1/1 Coppertone Sport Walgreens Coupon, Walgreens Skin Care Guide Booklet (often found near cosmetics counter)
and used one $5/2 Coppertone Product, 6/24 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $12.58, but received $10 Register Rewards
NET PRICE FOR THESE ITEMS: $2.58
***Note that I used my $10 RR from Transaction #1 and a $2.50 RR leftover from last week to lower my out-of-pocket expense. I had picked up some smokes, but you will need some sort of filler to do the same. (Smokes are off-budget.)
Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $44.31
Net Price Paid for Everything: $6.09 PROFIT!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 113.7%
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