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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Walgreens Starter Transactions

Hopefully my post from earlier today gave you an idea of how Register Rewards at Walgreens can be rolled to keep saving you money.

Here are a few transactions to help you get started with minimal out of pocket expenses:

Transaction #1:
1 Vitamin Schtik Lip Care $1.99

Pay: $1.99 + tax
Receive: $2 RR

Transaction #2:
1 Blink Tears $7.99
1 Valentine’s Tumbler 17 cents with in-ad coupon

- $2/1 Blink from 1/31 RP or $1.50/1 printable coupon
- $2 RR

Pay: $2.16 4.16 + tax (thanks, Sarah and Kim!)
Receive: $8 RR

Transaction #3:
1 Salpicin Medicated Wipes $5.99
1 Vitamin Schtik Lip Care $1.99
2 Keebler Club Crackers (or Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers) 2/$5

- $1 Salpicin printable coupon (alas, it seems to have reached its print limit)
- 2 x $1/1 Keebler Club Crackers from 1/31 Parade magazine (or
$1/2 Keebler Crackers and/or Sunshine Cheez-It Baked Snack Crackers, any 7.5oz from 12/13 RP)
- $8 RR

Pay: $1.98 + tax
Receive: $6 RR for Salpicin, $2 RR for Vitamin Schtick, and $2 RR for Keebler

Summary: Pay $6.13 8.13 + tax; Get 2 Vitamin Schtick Lip Care, 1 Blink Tears, 1 Valentine’s Tumbler, 1 Salpicin Medicated Wipes, and 2 Keebler Crackers for, plus have $10 in Register Rewards for your next transaction

If you’re new to The Drugstore Game, you may be thinking to yourself, But I don’t need all of those things! So let’s say you just want the lip balm and the crackers. As long as you spend that $10 in RR that you have left wisely, you’ve gotten the items that you do want for free.

How do you spend that $10 in RR wisely? Hold on to it for next week’s deals. Or, if that doesn’t work for you, use it to stock up on some of the sale items – there’s 69-cent Swanson chicken broth, $2.79 gallons of milk, $2.99 nuts, B1G1 paper plates, etc.

Tia’s Saving Cents has some $5 Walgreens transactions, if you're looking for more ideas.

And don't forget to check out the CVS starter transactions that I posted yesterday.

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3 Comments:

  • At 2/2/10, 2:55 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    I'm confused about Transaction #2. $7.99+$0.17 - $2 coupon - $2 RR = $4.16, not $2.16. What am I missing?

     
  • At 2/2/10, 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sarah,
    I was confused as well and even broke out the calculator! Glad I wasn't the only one00should be $4.16 not $2.16.
    --Kim

     
  • At 2/2/10, 5:14 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Sarah & Kim - Thanks! Now you know why I'm a lawyer ... :)

     

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