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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Performing the perfect roll at Walgreens

 The one thing I wasn't able to pick up from Walgreens Sunday was the free witch hazel, as they were tapped. I also had two more Lanacane coupons left to burn. So I went to another location today, where I performed the perfect roll: In two separate transactions, I purchased the Lanacane and witch hazel together for a $8 out of pocket cost, and used a $8 Complete Register Reward - I had received 3 on Sunday - to pay for the entire out of pocket cost (I didn't need a filler as there was no coupon for the witch hazel). If it hadn't been for the stupid sales tax (for the witch hazel - guess it's not considered a health item), I would have paid nothing out of pocket!

Transactions 1 and 2:

- Bought 1 Lanacane Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream, 1 oz. $5.00, regularly $6.79
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupon (no longer available to print)
Paid $4.00, Received $5.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER

- Bought 1 T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel, 16 oz. $4.00, regularly $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Paid $4.00, Received $4.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Used 1 $8.00 Register Reward from previous trip (from Complete contact solution)

Paid $0.00 + $0.24 sales tax = $0.24 paid out of pocket. Received $9.00 ($5 + $4) Register Rewards.

$ 25.56  Shelf price 
-   7.56   Discounts
-   2.00   Coupons
=16.00   Paid out of pocket
- 18.00   Register Rewards received

What I actually paid: $16.00 - $16.00 in previous Register Rewards + $0.48 sales tax = $0.48 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $18.00 in new Register Rewards.

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