Walgreens 4/9 (Steve) – $22.19 PROFIT on $148.02 of Merchandise (115.0% Saved)

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I had a great trip to Walgreens today. I don’t think many of the couponers in my area have realized the magic of stuffing a transaction with Wal-Dryl so you can redeem 40,000 points in a transaction, because both of my stores have LOTS of this stuff left. Despite buying 36 boxes in the past eight days, my stores still have lots of all three varieties left on the shelves.

I did two transactions today. If you’re thinking of doing the Almay moneymaker deal, you should go here for a thorough explanation of the Almay deal and the different ways you can do it.

I did a huge first transaction for a few reasons. First, I wanted to redeem 40,000 points for $50 to get the maximum value for the points in my Balance Rewards account. I also received a Catalina coupon at Walgreens on Saturday for 7000 Balance Rewards points with a $25 purchase. There is a way to meet this requirement if you’re paying almost nothing out of pocket because you’re paying with points. For this coupon, I still earned the 7000 Balance Rewards points because I used $25 of manufacturer’s coupons in the transaction (including a $10 Register Reward), even though I had to pay them almost nothing because I paid for the rest with points.

Also, I did not use the 5x Everyday Points in-ad store coupon in the big transaction, because the fine print on the 7000 points with $25 purchase coupon said that I couldn’t use the two together.

Here’s a list of the points that I earned that are not listed with the individual items below:
380 Everyday Points (value $0.38-$0.47 when redeemed)
7000 Balance Rewards Points (value $7-$8.75) for using the Catalina coupon I mentioned above
5000 Beauty Enthusiast Club bonus points (value $5-$6.25) for completing another $50 purchase of qualifying items today
TOTAL: 12,380 points earned that aren’t listed with items below ($12.38-$15.47 value when redeemed.) Because I try to (almost) always redeem my points in 40,000 increments for $50, I am using the higher value ($15.47) in the final statistics for this shopping trip.

TRANSACTION #1
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!

ONE COLGATE ENAMEL HEALTH TOOTHPASTE, on sale $2.99 (reg. $4.79)
Get $2.50 Register Rewards for buying select Colgate Toothpaste
Used one $0.50/1 Select Colgate Toothpaste coupon, 4/9 SS insert
Price at Register: $2.49, but received $2.50 Register Rewards
NET PRICE: FREE + $0.01 PROFIT!

BUY ONE ZANTAC75 30 CT, ZANTAC150 24 CT OR 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.

ONE GOLD MEDAL FLOUR 5 LB BAG, on sale $1.89 with in-ad store coupon (reg. $3.29)
Get $0.25 cashback from SavingStar for buying Gold Medal Flour
Used the in-ad store coupon to adjust the price
and used one $0.25/1 Gold Medal Flour printable coupon (preclipped)
Price at Register: $1.64, but received $0.25 cashback from SavingStar
NET PRICE: $1.39!

THREE SCHICK DISPOSABLE RAZOR PACKS, on sale $5.99 (reg. $8.79)
Get $5 Register Rewards for buying $15 of Schick Razors
Used three $4/1 Schick Disposable Razor coupons, 4/9 SS insert
Price at Register: $5.97, but received $5 Register Rewards
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $0.97 (or 32 cents each!)
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SIXTEEN WAL-DRYL ALLERGY 24 CT, on sale 2/$6 (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: $48, but received 40,000 Balance Rewards points (up to $50 value)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: FREE + $2 MONEYMAKER!
***And…I left four rows of these on the shelves that had at least ten left per row. I should’ve taken a picture. Insane!

ONE SMILE & SAVE PAPER PLATES 9″ 64 CT, on sale $0.99 with in-ad store coupon (reg. $1.99)
Used the in-ad store coupon to adjust the price
NET PRICE: $0.99!

TRANSACTION #2
TWO ALMAY MAKEUP REMOVER PADS, 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!

ONE COLGATE ENAMEL HEALTH TOOTHPASTE, on sale $2.99 (reg. $4.79)
Get $2.50 Register Rewards for buying select Colgate Toothpaste
Used one $0.50/1 Select Colgate Toothpaste coupon, 4/9 SS insert
Price at Register: $2.49, but received $2.50 Register Rewards
NET PRICE: FREE + $0.01 PROFIT!

Plus the final stats include the $15.47 PROFIT from the other points earned that weren’t included with the individual items above. (This is explained in the introduction to this shopping trip.)

Total Retail Value Value of All Merchandise: $148.02
Net Price Paid for Everything: FREE + $22.19 PROFIT!
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 115.0%


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Comments

  1. This is probably a stupid question but how did you use your 40,000 points in transaction 1 and still end up with 40,000 points . I thought if you use points in a transaction you can’t earn points. At least that’s what I was told the last time I tried it about a year ago. Did they change their policy on that?

  2. Eryka Workman says

    Could you give me a breakdown for a deal because Walgreens gave me a 5000 points on a $20 purchase and I will have $10 in register rewards. By the way great haul

    • Eryka Workman says

      Meant to say I will have $10 RR to use on this transaction

    • Steve Pinski says

      As long as your $10 RR is not from Schick, I would suggest doing the Schick deal I did, the Colgate deal I did and the flour deal I did. If you use the same coupons I did, you will owe $10.10. If you add one more cheap item that doesn’t use a coupon, you can pay with your $10 Register Reward and then pay almost nothing out of pocket. You will earn a $5 RR for the Schick and a $2.50 RR for the Colgate, plus you will earn your 5000 points for a nice little moneymaker. I’d also recommend the Almay deal, but it’s a bit confusing. If you understand it, you can add that deal to your transaction too.

  3. I love your page has so much information

  4. Where can I get the WAGS coupon book? I just started couponing two weeks ago. Thank you!

  5. Why didn’t you get your free 20 count DuoFusion? I am learning Walgreens and it seems pretty complicated. Following you makes it easier for me. Great haul!

  6. Bought 2 Almay eye make-up removers and did not receive the catalina. 🙁

    • Steve Pinski says

      Did you pay with an Almay Catalina? If so, that’s the reason why. Another reason is if the Catalina machine was not functioning properly. I had that problem back on Sunday and didn’t get any Catalinas from one store. However, every other time I did the deal this week I got the Catalina.