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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 5/22 - 5/28/11

You'll find a list of this week's Walgreens deals here.

If you're new to The Drugstore Game, these new starter transactions will help you get your feet wet and show you how The Drugstore Game can save you money on things you already buy. If you don't understand the transactions, read my Drugstore Game Primer, Common Sense with Money's FAQ (which has a handy explanation of acronyms), and my explanation of How to Play The Drugstore Game at Walgreens. In these transactions, I assume that you do not have any Register Rewards to start with.

Transaction #1:
BUY:
1 Schick Disposable Razors (3 pack Quattro, 12 Pack Slim Twin, 4 Pack Xtreme 3) $5.99
2 Playtex Tampons (Gentle Glide or Sport, 36 ct) $6.99 each
2 Wet Ones $1.99 each
1 Skintimate Shave Gel $1.99
1 Edge Shave Gel $1.99

USE:
$2/1 Schick Disposable Razors 4/17/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/29/2011)
$2.50/2 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons or $2.50/2 Playtex Sport Tampons 3/20/2011 SS Insert (exp 5/22/2011)
$1/2 Wet Ones Wipes Product 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
$0.55/1 Edge or Skintimate Product 5/22/2011 SS Insert (exp 6/30/2011)
$0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel Apr 2011 All You (exp 7/31/2011)

Pay: $21.33 + tax
Receive: $10 RR

Transaction #2:
BUY:
1 Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics $2.00
1 Complete Multi – Solution $7.99
1 Hunt's tomato sauce $0.34 with in-ad coupon

USE:
$1/1 Complete Multi-purpose Solution 5/22/2011 RP Insert (exp 6/22/2011)
in-ad coupon for Hunt's tomato sauce
$10 RR from previous transaction

Pay: $0.33 + tax
Receive: $2 RR for Scunci + $8 RR for Complete

At this point, you've paid $21.66 + tax for one package of disposable razors, two large boxes of tampons, 2 bottles of Wet Ones, 2 shave gels, hair elastics, contact solution and tomato sauce. And you've got $10 in Register Rewards to roll next week or spend on other necessities.

I am actually out of RRs, so I'm going to do something like the deals above, and then blow my last RRs on Puffs tissue, which is on sale for $1.50 per box with in-ad coupon. It's not a great price, but I actually have zero unopened boxes of tissue. Allergy season has been hard on my nose! But even spending $20+ out of pocket, I'll still end up with a lot more than I would have if I went to Target instead.

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