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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 8/14 - 8/20/11

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 Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief Toothpaste @ $4.99
2 Expo Washable Dry Erase Markers @ $3.99 each

$1.50/1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief Toothpaste 7/31/2011 Smart Source Insert
$2/2 Expo Markers printable (no longer available?) or Facebook printable
$3/1 Expo Washable Dry Erase Markers August IVC Coupon Booklet (available by the weekly ads in store; takes $3 off each pack)

Pay: $3.49 + tax
Receive: $3 RR

Transaction #2:
2 Reach Total Care Floss, Reach Toothbrush, and/or Listerine Pocketpacks @ $2.50 each
1 Tuf Paper Towels @ $0.59 with in-ad coupon

$2.50/2 Listerine Products 4/17/2011 Smart Source Insert (or $1.50/2 Listerine Mouthwash and/or Reach Products 7/31/2011 Smart Source Insert)
in-ad coupon for Tuf
$3 RR from previous transaction

Pay: $0.09 + tax
Receive: $3 RR

Transaction #3:
1 Aussie or Herbal Essences Hair Care @ $3
1 Kleneex Facial Tissues @ $1.09 with in-ad coupon

$1/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Products 8/7/2011 Red Plum Insert
$3 RR from previous transaction

Pay: $0.09 + tax
Receive: $1 RR for Aussie/Herbal Essences

At this point, you've paid $3.67 for 3 oral care products, 2 packages of dry erase markers, a roll of paper towels, a hair care product, and a box of tissue. You could easily spend that on just the hair care product at other stores - plus you have a $1 RR to roll next week or spend on a sale item this week, like the $1.25 bottle of Frappucino or another box of Kleenex.

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