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Monday, January 30, 2012

How I scored $121 worth of stuff at Walgreens for $1.01!

Good news, everyone! I found some frakin' pur-Absorb! Turns out it wasn't exactly "recalled":

"To our loyal facebook fans, Spatone pur-Absorb Iron Supplement has not been recalled. Due to Iron oxidation and the potential resulting product discoloration, Nelsons has taken corrective action on lot numbers with the suffix: 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 436, 437, 438 and 439. This is not something that we have experienced previously with our product, and there is no health hazard if consumed. This situation is limited to a few batches shipped by Nelsons between December 2011 and early January 2012 and has been corrected for all subsequent batches."  

Nelsons will gladly replace the product or give you a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Feel free to contact us at 800-319-9151 if you have further questions."

- Spatone's Facebook page

So I found three of them at a Baltimore Walgreens today. They were hidden up on a top shelf (the main spot was, of course, empty, but there was no "recall" notice.) They were from one of the affected lots, but so frakin' what? Seems like the product is fine, just looks funny is all. So I bought all three! And guess what! There's $2 coupons inside each one! So the second and third ones were moneymakers!

 
Now that I *finally* have my $10 Register Reward producer, let the rolling COMMENCE!

Transaction 1:


- Bought 1 pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 count $10.00, regularly $22.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $10.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Valentines wrapped pencil, $0.17, regularly $0.39


- Used 1 $8.00 and 1 $2.00 Register Rewards from yesterday's trip


Paid $0.17, received $10.00 Register Reward


Transaction 2:


- Bought 1 Blink Tears Eye Care, 0.5 oz $8.00, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 

Used 1 $1.00/1 Blink Tears or Blink GelTears Lubricating Eye Drops from RP 1/15
Paid $7.00, Received $8.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  $1.00 Moneymaker

- Bought 1 St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin, 36 count, 81mg dose $2.00, regularly $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  Free

- Bought 2 Kettle bags of chips, 8-8.5oz 2/$4.00, regularly $4.54 each (est)
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP1 1/29
And used 1 $1.00/2 Walgreens coupon from February booklet
Final price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2


- Used 1 $10.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1


Paid $0.00, received $8.00 + $2.00 Register Rewards


Transaction 3:


- Bought 1 pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 count $10.00, regularly $22.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $2.00/1 coupon from package obtained during Transaction 1 
Paid $8.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 Moneymaker


- Bought 1 Valentines wrapped pencil, $0.17, regularly $0.39


- Used 1 $8.00 Register Reward from Transaction 2


Paid $0.17, received $10.00 Register Rewards

Transaction 4:


- Bought 1 Blink Tears Eye Care, 0.5 oz $8.00, regularly $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 

Used 1 $1.00/1 Blink Tears or Blink GelTears Lubricating Eye Drops from RP 1/15
Paid $7.00, Received $8.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  $1.00 Moneymaker

- Bought 1 St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin, 36 count, 81mg dose $2.00, regularly $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $2.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price:  Free

- Bought 2 Kettle bags of chips, 8-8.5oz 2/$4.00, regularly $4.54 each (est)
Used 2 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from RP1 1/29
And used 1 $1.00/2 Walgreens coupon from February booklet
Final price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2


- Used 1 $10.00 Register Reward from transaction 3


Paid $0.00, received $8.00 + $2.00 Register Rewards


Transaction 5:


- Bought 1 pur-Absorb Iron Supplement 28 count $10.00, regularly $22.99
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $2.00/1 coupon from package obtained during Transaction 3  
Paid $8.00, Received $10.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $2.00 Moneymaker


- Bought 2 bags Peanut M&Ms bonus size, 2/$5.00
Used $1.00/2 M&M's Chocolate Candies 9.9oz+ (Walgreens February Coupon Book)
And used 2 $1.00/1 M&M's Pretzel Chocolate Candies 9.9oz+ (coupons.com)
Final Price: $2.00 ($1.00 each) when you buy 2

- Bought 2 Valentines wrapped pencils, $0.17 each, regularly $0.39 each


- Used 1 $8.00 Register Reward from Transaction 4 and 1 $2.00 Register Reward from Transaction 2


Paid $0.34 + $0.33 sales tax = $0.67, received $10.00 Register Rewards

*Why are M&Ms taxed but potato chips aren't? Is one food any junkier than the other? WHO MAKES THESE ARBITRARY RULES?!!!* 


$121.63  Shelf price
-   57.95  Discounts
-   15.00  Coupons
=  48.68  Total out of pocket cost
-   50.00  Register Rewards received
=    1.32  MONEYMAKER!


What I actually paid: $48.68 - $10.00 from yesterday's Register Rewards - $38 from today's Register Rewards + $0.33 sales tax = $1.01 paid out of pocket! Walked out with $12.00 in Register Rewards, two more dollars than yesterday.

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