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Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Drugstore Game This Week: Starter Walgreens Transactions 3/7 - 3/13/10

If you're new to playing The Drugstore Game, these transactions should help you get started. If you don't understand the transactions, read my Drugstore Game Primer, Common Sense with Money's FAQ, and my explanation of How to Play The Drugstore Game at Walgreens.

It's not the greatest week for Register Rewards deals, but there are quite a few items that are free or cheap after coupon. You'll find a list of this week's Walgreens deals here.

Transaction #1:
3 select Oral B Toothbrush, Glide Floss and/or Scope Toothpaste 3/$8

- 3 x any of the following:
$0.75/1 Crest Glide Floss or Picks, exp. 3-31-10 (P&G 02/07/10)
$0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 4-30-10 (P&G 03/07/10)
$0.75/1 Select Oral-B Products, exp. 3-31-10 (P&G 02/21/10)

Pay: $5.75 + tax
Receive: $3 RR

Transaction #2:
2 Dr. Scholl's Insoles $10.99 each
1 small filler, like the 29-cent candy egg

- $3/1 in ad coupon (will deduct $6)
- 2 x $2/1 Dr Scholls Insoles printable coupon
- $3 RR

Pay: $8.98 + tax
Receive: $10 RR

You can work the free-after-coupon items listed in the weekly deals into either transaction.

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  • At 3/7/10, 12:31 PM, Blogger Rebecca said…

    I just got back from Walgreens in Pasadena, and it looks like our Dr. Scholl's prices are much higher than elewhere. The men's were, at the cheapest, $14.99. I ended up grabbing two women's which were labeled as $10.99 but rang up as $13.49... it was a very frustrating and expensive trip, since I really didn't need the insoles (though I am a teacher, so I guess they will come in handy). Even with $5 RR I still paid a $15.

  • At 3/7/10, 7:47 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Rebecca - Alas, SoCal prices do tend to be higher than they are elsewhere. I also find that they vary by store, and I don't think it's entirely to do with the affluence of the neighborhood. So you may want to check a different store if there are other Walgreens near you. Also, if the shelf was labeled $10.99, store personnel will usually honor the shelf price without a problem. (I think they're legally required to but it's not my area of expertise.)


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