Walgreens 12/18 (Maureen) – Earned $20.33 Profit on $66.87 in merchandise (Savings rate 130.4%)

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UPDATE FROM STEVE 12/20: THE DOUBLE DIPPING POINTS NO LONGER WORKS. YOU CAN USE THE DIGITAL COUPON OR IN-AD COUPON, BUT YOU WON’T GET POINTS FOR BOTH.

Extra note added by Steve: I think it’s possible that the digital Points Booster coupon double dipped with the in-ad one and that is how a lot of these extra points materialized.

I went to Walgreens today to use the in-ad store coupon for 10,000 Balance Rewards points (value $10-$12.50) when you buy $30 in a single transaction. The $30 is calculated AFTER any Jingle Cash, store coupons or points redeemed.  You can, however, use manufacturer’s coupons to get your total below $30 and still earn the 10,000 bonus points as well as any addition product promotion points or special bonus points.  In my case, not only did I have the 10,000 point booster, but I have account-specific Balance Reward “Perk” coupons for 10 points per $1 everyday point, 20x points on Beauty and Personal Care, and 5,000 points when you reach $50 in Beauty and Personal Care.  I needed $30 to earn the 5,000 Beauty Club points, which I earned in this trip.  I earned a lot of points in this transaction because all the point bonuses overlapped.

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TWO COTTONELLE BATH TISSUE 12 BIG ROLLS, $3.99 (REG. $$6.29)
Used two $1/1 Walgreens store coupon in the Walgreens December Savings monthly coupon booklet
Used two $1/1 Cottonelle toilet paper 12+ rolls printable coupons (no longer available)
Net price paid: $3.98 ($1.99 each!)

THREE PANTENE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONERS, $3/$12 (REG. $4.59)
Get $3.00 in Register Rewards when you buy three qualifying Pantene products on sale 3/$12
Get $1.00 cashback from Checkout51 for buying a Pantene Shampoo Product (Any variety, excludes pumps. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.) Limit 1
Get $1.00 cashback from Checkout51 for buying a Pantene Conditioner Product (Any variety, excludes pumps. Excludes trial and travel sizes, gift, bonus, or value packs.) Limit 1
Used one $5/3 Pantene products Walgreens digital manufacturer coupon
Price at register: $7.00, but received $2 from Checkout51 and $3 Register Reward
Net price for all: $2.00 (67 cents each!)
Note – there is a Checkout51 rebate for Pantene Styling products, but none were included in the promotion at my store and all had a higher base price than the included shampoo and conditioner products.

ONE AXE HOLIDAY GIFT SET, $10 ($17.97 VALUE)
Get $2.00 cashback from SavingStar for buying one Axe gift set
Used one $3/1 Axe Gift Set printable coupon (preclipped)
Used one $2/1 Axe Holiday Gift Set Walgreens store coupon in the Walgreens December Savings monthly coupon booklet
Price at register: $5.00, but earned $2.00 SavingStar rebate
Net price: $3.00

TWO COLGATE 360 BATTERY TOOTHBRUSHES, ON SALE $5.99 (REG. $7.99)
Get $5 Register Rewards when you buy $10 of select Colgate products
Used two $2/1 Colgate Battery Powered Toothbrush insert coupons 12/4 SS
Price at register: $7.98, but received $5 Register Rewards
Net price for all: $2.98 ($1.49 each!)

THREE 7UP, A&W, SUNKIST OR CANADA DRY 2L, ON SALE $1.00 (REG. $2.19)
Used one $1/3 2-liter bottles of any Canada Dry or Squirt any flavor printable coupon (no longer available)
Note – I didn’t realize this coupon did not include A&W until I was at the register and it wouldn’t scan.  I was going to take it back, but the cashier read the fine print, said the coupon seemed to be okay, and entered it manually.  I didn’t know what the problem was until I got home and looked at another coupon and saw that the fine print mentions A&W as a registered trademark, which is probably why she concluded the coupon was okay to use.  Nevertheless, I am going to return the A&W for 7Up or Canada Dry when I return to use the 10,000 point booster coupon again (the in-ad coupon can be used for three transactions per account). So I’ll get the same deal with a different soda.
Net price for all: $2.00 (67 cents each!).

Here is where the trip gets a little confusing (for me, anyway).  Walgreens does not itemize points earned for the transaction.  All we see is a lump sum of everyday points and total points, and I can’t figure out exactly how the points were accrued beyond the 10,000 bonus and 5,000 beauty club.  ETA – Steve is likely correct because I clipped the 10,000 point coupon in my account at the end of the week (the digital coupon to earn 10,000 for spending $30 was valid on Friday when I used it.)  The cashier scanned the in-ad coupon that started today, so 20x everyday points for $32 in qualifying items, plus 5,000 for beauty club, plus the 10,000 bonus earned twice is just over 31,000 points.

Price paid at register (excluding tax):  $22.96
Total points earned: 31,290 ( $31.29)
Register rewards earned: $3 Pantene and $5 Colgate ($8.00 total)
Cashback earned: $2 SavingStar and $2 Checkout51 ($4.00 total)
Total post-sale credits: $43.29

Value of merchandise: $66.87
Net for transaction: $20.33 Profit
Savings rate: 130.4%

Note: My earned points include 5,000 for spending $50 on beauty and person care, $20 of which was earned previously (the $50 in beauty and personal care does not need to be spent in a single transaction).

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