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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 7/31 - 8/6/11

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:
1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution @ $8

$1/1 Complete Multi-Purpose Solution 7/31 Smart Source

Pay: $7 + tax
Receive: $8 RR

Transaction #2:
1 Crayola Washable Markers @ $2
2 Raisin Bran Cereal @ $2.50 each
2 Cheez-It and/or Keebler crackers @ $2.50 each
1 Sharpie 2-pack @ $0.69 with in-ad coupon
1 Wexford Pocket Folder with prongs @ $0.11

2 x $0.70/1 Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal printable (FF or IE)
2 x $0.70/1 Sunshine or Keebler Crackers printable (FF or IE)
Sharpie in-ad coupon
$8 RR from previous transaction

Pay: Tax $1.20 + tax
Receive: $2 RR for Crayola + $5 RR for Raisin Bran/Crackers

Transaction #3:
1 Allegra 24 Hour Allergy Relief @ $6.99
1 Goody Color Collection Snap Clip @ $2
1 Wexford Pocket Folder with prongs @ $0.11

$2/1 Allegra, Children’s Product, or Allegra D printable
$2 RR from previous transaction
$5 RR from previous transaction

Pay: $0.10 + tax
Receive: $2 RR for Goody + $6.99 Mail-In-Rebate for Allegra (found in 7/31 Smart Source)

In sum, you'll pay $7.10 $8.30 + tax for contact solution, markers, 2 boxes of cereal, 2 boxes of crackers, allergy meds, hair clips, and 2 folders. I think the mail-in-rebate could go either way - because your out of pocket total is so low on the receipt, there's a chance the manufacturer might refuse to honor the rebate. But, if it goes through, then your total cost is really only $0.11 $1.31 + tax + $0.44 for the stamp!

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  • At 8/2/11, 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you for the scenario but I think you have to pay $2 + tax for transaction #2.

  • At 8/2/11, 11:31 AM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Anon - You're right! Sorry about that - I'll re-work the transaction right now. You won't need the Sharpie for one thing.

  • At 8/2/11, 11:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I would skip the folder for transaction 2 too unless you need one. Thank you again for the scenarios. They are great!

  • At 8/2/11, 12:02 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Anon - Oh you're right again. For some reason I thought there were two RR's. Thanks, I'll fix that.


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