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Monday, January 9, 2012

Walgreens, Take 2



A few quick updates:

1) I did not make it to Harris Teeter today because it was snowing when I left work. I hate snow.

2) I will have this week's Sunday paper coupon summary up some time tomorrow. Hopefully. I use the summary by printing it out and clipping it to the front of my coupon inserts, which are grouped by tear sheet for easy reference (this way I can easily find and clip them when I need them, as opposed to clipping them ALL when I get them. Saves SO much time.)

3) I went to Walgreens again. Two, actually. DOH!

First store

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Syntha-6 Meal Replacement Bar $1.89, regularly $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.89 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $1.89, Received $1.89 (really $2.00) Register Reward
Final Price:  FREE

Paid $1.89.

Transaction 2:

- Bought 2 Colgate Total Toothpaste $3.00 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon from Walgreens Diabetes booklet
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 FREE

- Bought 1 Holiday Peep, $0.12 clearance, regularly $0.59
- Used 1 $2.00 Register Reward

Paid $2.12 + $0.37 sales tax = $2.49, received $4.00 Register Reward

Transaction 3:

- Bought 2 Colgate Total Toothpaste $3.00 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
 Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon from Walgreens Diabetes booklet
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 FREE

Paid $4.00 + $0.36 sales tax = $4.36, received $4.00 Register Reward

Transaction 4:

- Bought 4 Maalox Advanced 90 count tablets $5.00 each, regularly $10.44 each
Spend $20.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 4 $1.50/1 manufacturer coupons (coupons.com)
Paid $14.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $4.00 ($1.00 each)

- Bought 2 Holiday Peeps, $0.12 each clearance, regularly $0.59 each

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward

Paid $0.24 + $0.02 sales tax = $0.26, received $10.00 Register Reward


Second Store

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Syntha-6 Meal Replacement Bar $1.89, regularly $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.89 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $1.89, Received $1.89 (really $2.00) Register Reward
Final Price:  FREE

- Bought 1 Reach Total Care Floss $2.99, regularly $4.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Printable Coupon (smartsource.com, coupons.com)
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE

- Bought 2 Halls Drops $1.00 each, regularly $2.99 each
When you buy 2, With in ad coupon, limit 4
Used 1 $1.00/2 – Halls Cough Drops, 20ct to 30ct – (smartsource.com)
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

- Used 1 $4.00 Register Reward

Paid $0.88 + $0.18 sales tax = $1.06, received 2 $2.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 2:


- Bought 1 Kids Omega Smart Ultimate Fish Oils $10.00, Regularly $15.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  FREE

- Used $10.00 Register Reward

Paid nothing, received $10.00 Register Reward

Transaction 3:

- Bought 2 Colgate Total Toothpaste $3.00 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon from Walgreens Diabetes booklet
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 FREE

- Bought 1 Reach Total Care Floss $2.99, regularly $4.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Printable Coupon (smartsource.com, coupons.com)
Paid $1.99, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: FREE

- Bought 1 Scotch mailing box, $0.69 clearance, regularly $2.79

- Used 1 $2.00 Register Reward

Paid $4.68 + $0.59 = $5.27, Received $4.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 4:

- Bought 2 Colgate Total Toothpaste $3.00 each, regularly $3.99 each
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 2 $1.00/1 Colgate toothpaste coupon from Walgreens Diabetes booklet
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: 2 FREE

 - Bought 2 Scotch mailing boxes, $0.69 each clearance, regularly $2.79 each

- Used 2 $2.00 Register Rewards

Paid $1.38 + $0.45 sales tax = $1.83, received $4.00 Register Reward

*I had two other transactions planned, but had to cut it short because the store wouldn't let me buy Gas-X! It rung as "Item cannot be sold" or some such, because of the voluntary recall (Is there such a thing as an involuntary recall? Like, do they come to your house and say, "Give me all your Gas-X or ELSE!!!"?) The plan was to use my $10.00 reward from buying the Fish oil, as well as a $4.00 Colgate reward, to buy four more boxes of Gas-X, then use the $10.00 Register Reward from THAT transaction to buy another fish oil. But that was foiled.*

$111.87 Shelf price
-44.28  Discounts
-17.00  Coupons
=50.59 out of pocket
-44.00 Register Rewards received
=$6.59 (94.1% savings)

What I really paid: $50.59 - $10.00 in Register Rewards from yesterday - $26.00 from today's Register rewards + $1.97 sales tax = $16.56 paid out of pocket. Ouch. But I walked away with $18 in Register Rewards, $8 more than yesterday.

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