Walgreens 8/24 (Steve) – Paid $1.91 for $36.16 of Merchandise (94.7% Saved)

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walgreens-082414I had a great trip to Walgreens today! Only one minor detail didn’t work out as planned; the bonus unadvertised $1 Catalina coupon did not print for the Scrubbing Bubbles products, however the regular advertised $2 Register Reward did print. I could’ve escaped from the store spending less money, but I decided to buy a filler we would use – canned tuna – instead of cheaper items that we didn’t need or want.

Here’s what we bought, along with the coupons used:

TRANSACTION #1
ONE VITAMIN WATER ENERGY 11.5 OZ, on sale $1.50 (regular price $2.29)
Get $1.49 Register Reward when you buy one Vitamin Water Energy 11.5 oz
No coupons used
Price at Register: $1.50, but received $1.49 Register Reward
NET PRICE: $0.01

TRANSACTION #2
ONE VITAMIN WATER ENERGY 11.5 OZ, on sale $1.50 (regular price $2.29)
ONE SCRUBBING BUBBLES BATHROOM, on sale 2/$7 (regular price $4.99)
ONE SCRUBBING BUBBLES TOILET GEL 6 CT, on sale 2/$7 (regular price $4.49)
ONE GLADE SCENTED OIL WARMER, on sale 3/$3 (regular price $2.29)
TWO GLADE DECOR SCENTS SINGLES, on sale 3/$3 (regular price $1.99)
Get $1.49 Register Reward when you buy one Vitamin Water Energy 11.5 oz
Get $2 Register Reward when you buy two select Scrubbing Bubbles
Get $1 cashback from Checkout51 for buying Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom
Get $1 cashback from Checkout51 for buying Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet
Get $0.75 cashback from Checkout51 for buying Glade Scented Oil Warmer
Get $1 cashback from Ibotta for buying Glade Scented Oil Warmer
Used one $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom printable coupon (preclipped)
and used one $1/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Toilet printable coupon (preclipped)
and used one $2/3 ANY Glade products *excluding 8 oz aerosol/solids* printable coupon (preclipped)
Price at Register: $7.50, but received $3.49 Register Rewards, $2.75 cashback from Checkout51 and $1 cashback from Ibotta
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $0.26

TRANSACTION #3
FOUR LADY SPEED STICKS, on sale $1.99 (regular price $2.99)
THREE BUMBLE BEE CHUNK LIGHT TUNA 5 OZ, on sale $0.79 with in-ad coupon (regular price $1.29)
Get 5000 Balance Rewards points (value $5-$6.25) when you buy four Speed Stick
Get 50 Balance Rewards points per $1 spent on Beauty/Personal Care with in-ad store coupon
Used the in-ad store coupon for the Beauty/Personal Care promo (earned 350 points – value $0.35-$0.44)
and used the in-ad coupon to adjust the price of the Bumble Bee Tuna
and used four $0.50/1 Speed Stick coupons, 8/24 SS newspaper insert
Price at Register: $8.33, but received 5350 Balance Rewards points (value $5.35-$6.69)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.64
***In case you’re wondering why I bought the canned tuna as filler items on the third transaction, it was because I redeemed my two Vitamin Water RRs and my Scrubbing Bubbles RR on that transaction to make my out-of-pocket cost much lower. (That is not reflected in the stats for this transaction, since the savings are reflected in the transactions where I earned the Register Rewards.)

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $36.16
Net Price Paid for Everything: $1.91
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 94.7%

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Comments

  1. i see where you used 4 Speed Stick coupons. Was that from 4 newspapers? and, if so, did the papers cost $2.00 or $2,50 each. When and how do couponers figure in the cost of newspapers when deciding how much money they have saved? I am wondering how to do this.

    • Steve Pinski says:

      My newspapers are $1 each here. It’s kind of hard to include it on the shopping trips, because the coupons are used over so many trips. However, if you want to assume that I will use about 10 coupons from each newspaper, then I suppose each coupon costs about a dime? If you use an assumption like that, I suppose I spent about $0.40 more on this trip, shaving about 1% off my savings percentage.

    • countrystylemomma says:

      Also a lot of people (including myself) get coupons from family who otherwise wouldn’t use them. I hardly ever have to buy a paper. My father in law usually gives me two to three coupon inserts (x2 usually due to sunday early edition on saturday).

  2. Hello- I have questions regarding walgreens as I’m a new to that store. Using the online app to “clip” coupons from their site, are those considered their coupons? Can I use my newspaper coupons in combination with the ones I clipped on their site? I know with cvs I use my newspaper coupons with the savings center coupons they give for the max savings.
    Thanks!

  3. ladybugpam says:

    My extra scrubb bubb cat didn’t print a few weeks ago either. I contacted catalina and it came in the mail. Just wanted to letcha know in case you wanna do that, too.

  4. Thanks, Steve. Your info helps. My papers are $2.50 so now I know to figure 25 cents per coupon assuming I use 10 coupons out of each paper.

    • Steve Pinski says:

      Ouch! $2.50!

    • You should check out Dollar Tree if you have them in your area. I get the regular Sunday paper there for only $1 when it’s normally $2.50. And it comes with all the coupons, I just check the paper before I buy it to be sure.