Walgreens Trip #2 (Steve) – Paid $2.41 for $107.23 of Merchandise (97.8% Saved)


After Maureen mentioned a deal I completely missed earlier, I decided to go to a different Walgreens this evening. I decided that I would do another $50 transaction with points since there are some great deals this week where you can pay with points and still earn the new points.

I decided that I would also do the Gillette Cartridges/Razors/Shave Gel combo deal ($10 Register Rewards when you buy three select Gillette/Venus including one pack of cartridges.) My store didn’t have anything tagged, but I decided to buy the Gillette Mach3 Cartridge 5 ct since this is a great razor for shaving my (usually) bald head. The ad pictured the Gillette Mach3 starter, so I figured the cartridges would be included. My store had these on sale for $9.99 (reg. $14.99.) That made me think that they probably weren’t included, but I decided to test the deal anyways.

My plan was to return the items if the Register Reward didn’t print. Sure enough, the Register Reward did not print when I bought this combination of items. However, once the manager realized nothing was tagged, he decided to try a few combinations of other items to try to make the Register Reward print instead of having me return the items. The funny thing is that he couldn’t find a combination to make it print until his third attempt because the evening crew didn’t put up the tags on the razors. He gave me the Register Reward when he got it to print.

Obviously, after he handed me a $10 Register Reward, I wasn’t going to return the items. I’m just letting you know because that part of my deal can’t be duplicated.

The only points I earned that are not included with the items below are the Everyday Points I earned for this transaction. I earned 170 Everyday Points, which are worth $0.17-$0.21, depending on how large of chunks you redeem your points. Since I try to (almost) always redeem in increments of 40,000 points for $50, I will be using that higher number ($0.21) in my statistics for this trip.

Also, check out my $14 MONEYMAKER Walgreens trip from earlier today.

FOUR SOFTSOAP HAND SOAP REFILLS 56 OZ, on sale $3.99 (reg. $6.79)
Get 5000 Balance Rewards points (value $5-$6.25) for every two Irish Spring or Softsoap Body Washes or Softsoap Hand Soap Refill 56 oz
Used four $0.75/1 Softsoap Hand Soap or Refill coupons, 3/26 SS insert
Price at Register: $12.96, but received 10,000 Balance Rewards points (value up to $12.50)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $0.46 (or 11 cents each!)

EIGHT WAL-DRYL ALLERGY RELIEF 24 CT, on sale 2/$6 (reg. $4.49)
Get 5000 Balance Rewards points (value $5-$6.25) for every two purchased (I stumbled on this deal in my earlier trip; unadvertised I think)
No coupons used
Price at Register: $24, but received 20,000 Balance Rewards points (value up to $25)

TWO ZANTAC150 24 CT, on sale $8.99 (reg. $10.99)
Used the $4/1 Zantac Walgreens store coupon, Walgreens April Savings monthly coupon booklet (deducted $8)
and used two $4/1 Zantac coupons, 3/26 SS insert
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.98 (or 99 cents each!)

ONE GILLETTE MACH3 CARTRIDGES 5 CT, on sale $9.99 (reg. $14.99)
Get $10 Register Reward for buying one Gillette/Venus Cartridge and two other Gillette/Venus Razor Systems, Cartridges or Shave Gels (See note above; this RR did not print automatically)
Used one $4/1 Gillette Cartridges coupon, 4/2 P&G insert
and used two $1/1 Gillette or Venus Shave Gel coupons, 4/2 P&G insert
Price at Register: $11.17, but received $10 Register Reward (but not automatically)
NET PRICE FOR ALL: $1.17 (or 39 cents per item!)

Total Retail Value of All Merchandise: $107.23
Net Price Paid for Everything: $2.41
Savings Rate (excluding tax): 97.8%

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  1. I didn’t think you could ever earn points when you used points to pay at walgreens. How exactly does that work?

    • Steve Pinski says

      You can earn points if the deal is “Buy X number of an item, Get Y points” even if you spend points to pay for it.

      However, if the deal is “Buy $X (a certain dollar amount), Get Y points” you need to realize that the points will reduce the amount you “spend” in the transaction and it could disqualify you from earning the new points.

      That’s why the Softsoap, Irish Spring and Walgreens Allergy deals are so awesome. You can roll your points.

      • Thanks! I actually saw it on your other Walgreens post right after I left that comment. I don’t know how I have gone this long not knowing that. I’m gonna go get some body wash!

  2. Hi Steve and the crew,
    You purchased 4 softsoaps and 4 Walgreens allergy meds in one tranaction?

  3. Thank you so much for posting about the Wal-dryl – I usually take it to help me sleep!

  4. You were able to use 40,000 pts after all of the coupons? How much was the total after all of the coupons? I’m going to go do this deal & want to make sure it comes out right.


    • Steve Pinski says

      It was $50.11 plus tax, but read this trip carefully. There was a problem with the Gillette deal and the RR didn’t print automatically.

      • Ok. Thank you for responding so quickly, I have the 7,000 Thank you points I’m trying to get as well. I also have $10 RR (x4) I might use on this deal or your other shopping trip you posted. The expiration date for Duo Fusion/Zantac coupons that came in my inserts this past weekend were all speared. There aren’t any dates on them. It would be nice if they also printed the expiration date in the body of the coupon.