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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 5/29 - 6/4/11

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:
2 Colgate MaxClean toothpaste @ $2.50 each

USE:
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 6/5/2011 Smart Source
$1/1 Colgate MaxClean Toothpaste May 2011 All You

Pay: $3.25 + tax
Receive: $2 RR

Transaction #2:
BUY:
1 Icy Hot Naturals Pain Relief Cream @ $1
1 Illy Coffee, Caffe 6.8 oz, Latte Macchiato or Cappuccino @ $2

USE:
$1/1 Icy Hot & Other Products 5/1/2011 Smart Source
$2 RR from previous transaction

Pay: Tax
Receive: $1 RR for Icy Hot + $2 RR for Illy

Transaction #3:
BUY:
1 BC or Goody’s Headache Relief Powders @ $1.50
1 Listerine Pocketpaks, 72 ct @ $2.99
1 Royal Gelatin @ $0.20 with in-ad coupon

USE:
$0.50/1 Listerine Products 4/17/2011 Smart Source
in-ad coupon for Royal Gelatin
$1 RR from previous transaction
$2 RR from previous transaction

Pay: $0.99 + tax
Receive: $1.50 RR for BC/Goody's + $2 RR for Listerine

At this point, you've paid $4.24 + tax for 2 tubes of toothpaste, pain relief cream, a coffee, pain reliever, and breath strips - you'd pay that just for the toothpaste at Target. Plus, you have $3.50 in Register Rewards to roll next week or use on sale items this week, like Puffs tissue ($0.99 with in-ad coupon) or Kellogg's cereal ($1.99).

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