Walgreens 4/10 (Steve) – Paid $13.79 for $190.35 of Merchandise (92.8% Saved!)

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I had an awesome trip to two different Walgreens stores tonight. I redeemed 40,000 points at the first store and received almost all of my points back. Then I went to a second store and rolled those points again. You have probably been wondering why I’ve been going a little crazy over at Walgreens the last two weeks. Well, not only are the points deals great ones that you can roll right now because they are “Buy X number of item deals”, but I’ve also been hoping to cash a bunch of them in to take advantage of a nice sale on Gillette Mach3 Cartridge Refills this month. I still have a lot of Schick cartridges in my stockpile, but oh how my lovely bald head loves those Mach3 cartridges.

By the way…I’m starting to think all the couponers in my area gave up on Walgreens. The amount of items I am finding in stock is insane. It has been NINE days since I first wrote about the Wal-Dryl deal. C-R-A-Z-Y!

I’m not going to split up these two transactions tonight, because it’s getting late. Just know that I split the out-of-pocket almost exactly even so I could redeem 40,000 points for $5o in each transaction.

There are some points that I earned that are not listed with the individual items below. They are included in the final statistics for this trip. Here are those:
5000 Beauty Enthusiast Club Bonus Balance Rewards points for passing another $50 of qualifying items purchased (value $5-$6.25 when redeemed)
240 Everyday Points Balance Rewards points earned (value $0.24-$0.30 when redeemed)
960 Bonus Everyday Points for using the in-ad store coupon for 5x points with $10 purchase (value $0.96-$1.20 when redeemed)
Because I try to (almost) always redeem my points in increments of 40,000 for $50, I will be counting the higher value of the points in my stats for this trip ($7.75 total for the points listed above.)

SIXTEEN DOVE BAR SOAP SINGLES (NOT THE TRAVEL SIZE; SOLD WITH REGULAR SOAPS), on sale BOGO 50% OFF $1.79 ($2.68 for each pair)
Get 2000 Balance Rewards points (value $2-$2.50) for every two purchased
No coupons used
Price at Register: $21.44, but earned 16,000 Balance Rewards points (up to $20 value)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.44 (or 9 cents per bar!)

EIGHT DOVE MEN+CARE BAR SOAP SINGLES (NOT THE TRAVEL SIZE; SOLD WITH REGULAR SOAPS), on sale BOGO 50% OFF $1.99 ($2.98 for each pair)
Get 2000 Balance Rewards points (value $2-$2.50) for every two purchased
No coupons used
Price at Register: $11.92, but earned 8,000 Balance Rewards points (up to $10 value)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.92 (or 24 cents per bar!)

TWO ALMAY MAKEUP REMOVER LIQUIDS, on sale BOGO 50% OFF $5.99 ($8.98 for two with sale)
Get a $3 Catalina for buying two Almay products (unadvertised)
Used two $3/1 Almay coupons, 4/9 SS insert (possibly regional)
and used the $4/2 Almay Walgreens store coupon, Walgreens April Savings monthly coupon booklet
Price at Register: NEGATIVE $1.02 and received $3 Catalina
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE + $4.02 MONEYMAKER!
***FYI – Some Walgreens stores won’t let you use the second coupon because the item only costs $2.99 with the sale. My store does not care about the one penny and the coupon DOES NOT beep.

ONE ZANTAC DUO FUSION 20 CT, on sale $8.99 (reg. $10.99)
Used one $5/1 Zantac 24 ct or larger or Duo Fusion 20 ct or larger printable manufacturer’s coupon (preclipped)
and used the $4/1 Zantac Walgreens store coupon, Walgreens April Savings monthly coupon booklet
NET PRICE: FREE + $0.01 OVERAGE
*Include another item to avoid beep; also, if you try to do this deal twice in a transaction, the second coupon beeps. I have no idea why that is the case.

FOURTEEN WAL-DRYL ALLERGY 24 CT, on sale 2/$6 (monthly sale; reg. $4.49)
Get 5000 Balance Rewards points (value $5-$6.25) for every two purchased (monthly points deal)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $42, but received 35,000 Balance Rewards points (up to $43.75 value)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE + $1.75 MONEYMAKER!
***And I still left a ton behind! This is unreal!

And then here’s where I spent a bunch of my profit from recent Walgreens trips…

FOUR GILLETTE MACH3 RAZOR REFILLS 5 CT, on sale $9.99 (reg. $14.99)
Used four $4/1 Gillette or Venus Refill Cartridges coupons, 4/2 P&G insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $23.96 (or $5.99 each!)

Remember, those $7.75 of extra points earned are listed in the final stats for this trip.

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $190.35
Net Price Paid for Everything: $13.79
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 92.8%

 


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Comments

  1. Linda Neagle says

    How are you able to use points to pay for the items and also receive points? I tried and I didn’t get the points.When I questioned this, the manager explained about not getting points when you use points but he gave them to me anyway, “this one time”

    • Linda Neagle says

      BTW I bought 4 WalDry, Zantac and Zantac Duo Fusion and 2 boxes of cereal. This was last week.

    • It depends on the points deal. If the deal is to earn points for buying a specific NUMBER of products (earn 4,000 points for buying two Ban deodorants, for example), you can pay with points and still earns points.

  2. What does it mean when 5000 points have a value of 5 – 6.25? What determines 5. versus 6.25?

    • Steve Pinski says

      It depends how you many points you are redeeming. If you are only redeeming small numbers of points, they are only worth $1 per 1000. However, when you redeem larger amounts of points in a single transaction they are worth more.
      For example, 18,000 points will get you $20 off ($1.11 value per 1000 points.) 30,000 points will get you $35 off ($1.17 value per 1000 points.) 40,000 points will get you $50 off ($1.25 value per 1000 points.)

  3. Amelia schenk says

    I don’t understand how you came up with $21.44 for 16 bars of Dove if they are $2..68 each. BoGo 50 percent off would mean you pay $2.68 for 8 bars and $1.79 for 8 bars, total $35.76. How did you come up with $21.44?

    • Steve Pinski says

      You misunderstood what I wrote. $1.79 is the full regular price. Half are $1.79 and half are $0.89. (Each pair of two is $2.68 total) Eight pairs is $21.44 ($2.68 times eight)

  4. Did you do the dove in one transaction and still able to get points? Specifically for the Dove. Did you buy the 16 soaps all together?

    • Steve Pinski says

      I don’t remember how much were in each transaction, but roughly half of them. You can buy them together, but make sure you buy an even number so you take advantage of the BOGO 50% OFF sale and earn points for each one you buy (since they award points for every two.)

  5. I price checked out WalDryl here in upstate SC. Since they don’t have a sale sticker. The sticker on them says the points deal but says regular price. They also rang up at regular price. So not a deal here. Maybe a regional deal???

    • Steve Pinski says

      I suppose it’s possible, but I doubt it.

      Did you ring up at least two of them and use your card to ring them up so you get sale prices? Also, there are tons of varieties of Wal-Dryl 24 ct and the kids products are not included in the sale price. I had one other reader tell me she bought them and didn’t get the sale price and when she checked her boxes she noticed she bought the kids version that wasn’t included in the monthly sale but is included in the points deal.

  6. If we pay with points can we still earn points for beauty enthusiast for the dove deal?

    • The total that will earn BE points will be reduced by using points to pay. If you have $11 in body wash and use 10,000 points ($10) to pay, you will only earn BE points on the remaining $1.

  7. Ugh! I picked up 8 trial size dove for almost $16 worth…(I think they had the sale tag right under the trial size and I fell hook line and sinker!) I wonder how this return is going to go since I paid with points and only paid $8 Oop.

    Also, my walgreen limited my allergy medication to only 4 boxes.

  8. Hey Steve,
    I received a 10x Everyday Points Catalina when you spend $15 or more on Health & wellness. Do you know if this will work on the Wal-Dryl’s?
    Thanx

    • Steve Pinski says

      I am not sure, but it probably will, but not if you are redeeming points. The 10x will only apply to the 10 points of Everyday Points for every $1 spent and not the 5000 points for every two you buy.

      • Ok. Thank you for responding.

        • Steve Pinski says

          You’re welcome! I have that same coupon, but I haven’t been using it on the Wal-Dryl because I’ve been redeeming points on the transactions. I am hoping to find a qualifying item that is free or nearly free but requires the use of manufacturer’s coupons, because the dollars you are “paying” with the manufacturer’s coupons can still earn points.