Walgreens 4/4 (Steve) – Paid $6.58 for $64.22 of Tide, Charmin, Cereal + MORE (89.8% Saved!)

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walgreens-040416I had an AWESOME trip to Walgreens today! I love when everything goes EXACTLY as planned…which isn’t too often 😉 The last few times I shopped at Walgreens, I was careless and made some amateur mistakes, so I was happy to see this trip go off without a hitch! I would’ve bought even more Tide & Charmin, except the up front out-of-pocket cost was a little big high and I didn’t want to commit too much cash.

If you haven’t already done so, check your email from around April 2nd to see if Walgreens Balance Rewards program sent you an offer for 5000 Balance Rewards points when you buy $25+ in a single transaction. It expires 4/5/16, so you don’t have a lot of time to use it. I used it on my Tide/Charmin/Dawn P&G deal to make it EVEN better (and it was already an awesome deal!)

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

THREE CHARMIN ULTRA SOFT OR STRONG 16 DOUBLE ROLLS, on sale $7.99 (reg. price $13.99)
ONE TIDE LAUNDRY DETERGENT, on sale $5.99 (reg. price $8.49)
ONE DAWN DISH LIQUID 9 OZ, on sale $0.99 (reg. price $1.59)
Total before coupons = $30.95
Get 10,000 Balance Rewards points (value $10-$12.50) when you buy $30 of select P&G
Get 5,000 Balance Rewards points bonus (value $5-$6.25) with $25 purchase through 4/5 (IF you received the email and clipped the offer to your card)
Get 10 Everyday Points Balance Rewards points bonus (300 total for these items; value $0.30-$0.38)
Used three $1/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong 12 ct or larger printable coupons (no longer available, but there’s a $0.50/1 Charmin coupon here)
and used one $2/1 Tide Laundry Detergent 37 oz or larger *excluding Simply* printable coupon (preclipped)
and used one $0.25/1 Dawn Dish Detergent printable coupon (no longer available)
Price at Register: $25.70, but received 15,300 BR points (value $15.30-$19.12)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $6.58 (like paying $1.64 per Tide/Charmin and getting FREE Dawn!)
***I didn’t really need the Tide, but needed to stock up on Charmin. If you’re willing to do a deal with FOUR Tide and ONE Charmin, I have a scenario that is as low as $0.76 per item. VIEW IT HERE!

ONE COCOA PUFFS CEREAL, on sale $1.88 (reg. price $4.19)
Get $0.75 cashback from SavingStar for buying Cocoa Puffs Cereal
Used one $1/1 Cocoa Puffs Cereal printable coupon (no longer available, but there’s a $0.75/1 Cocoa Puffs coupon here)
Price at Register: $0.88, but received $0.75 cashback from SavingStar
NET PRICE: $0.13

ONE GOLDEN GRAHAMS CEREAL, on sale $1.88 (reg. price $4.19)
Get $0.75 cashback from SavingStar for buying Golden Grahams Cereal
Used one $0.75/1 Golden Grahams Cereal printable coupon (preclipped)
Price at Register: $1.13, but received $0.75 cashback from SavingStar
NET PRICE: $0.38

ONE FINESSE SHAMPOO 13 OZ, on sale $2.99 (reg. price $3.79)
Get 2000 Balance Rewards points (value $2-$2.50) when you buy one Finesse
Get $1 cashback from Checkout51 for buying Finesse Hair Care (limit 2)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $2.99, but received 2000 BR points (value up to $2.50) and $1 cashback from Checkout51

There were a few Everyday Points for the Finesse and the Cereals, but I didn’t bother to calculate those tiny savings to factor them into the statistics.

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $64.22
Net Price Paid for Everything: $6.58
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 89.8%

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  1. Wow!! great shopping trip!!!

  2. Hi Steve, did you happen to see the easter clearance?
    Is it 90% off yet? Lol

  3. Just FYI..I don’t get emails from Walgreens but I do have my card registered and log into the site. I thank you for posting about your email because when I logged into my account online I had a 5,000 point when you spend $20 waiting for me to clip to my card. So everyone check your account even if you don’t get emails.

  4. It doesn’t expire until 4/8:)

  5. Hi Steve, can the deals be done more than once and earn the 10,0000 & 5,000 points with each? I would love to both the Charmin and Tide you posted and have RRs to help lower the OOP costs.

    • Steve Pinski says:

      My version of the bonus points offer expired yesterday, but some folks say they have different offers still available, so check your account. One person reported doing the deals multiple times, but I haven’t tried to do more myself.

  6. So I used my “send to card 5,000 points when you spend $20..” I did not get the email. I used it twice at two different Walgreens tonight. It still shows up in my account and states I have two more days to use it. Just do separate transactions or go to different stores!

  7. Thanks Steve! My offer doesn’t expire til 4/8. I was able to do both deals, earning the bonus points for both 😀