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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

LAST DAY! Earn 5,000 bonus points by spending $30 at Walgreens!


Walgreens currently has a promotion that began Tuesday, September 25 and continues through today, Wednesday, September 26, where if you spend $30.00, you receive 5,000 bonus points. Now, you have to reach the $30.00 AFTER any Walgreens coupons are applied, but before manufacturer coupons and Register Rewards. Also, you can't redeem any Balance Rewards points on this purchase, nor can you use any store credit. And obviously the usual culprits (tobacco, lottery tickets, dairy - you know, EVIIIIIIIL stuff) don't count.

Note: Walgreen store coupons are typically found in the circular or in the monthly coupon booklet placed next to the weekly circulars. But other coupons found in store, like the Vitamin Booklet, tend to have manufacturer coupons, so check carefully!

Here's how I earned my 5,000 points. My qualifying total was $33.45 ($9 + $6 + $5.98 + $7.48 + $4.99).
 
Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 3M Air Allergy Advanced Nasal Filter, 12 ct $9.00, regularly $13.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $9.00, Received $9.00 Register Reward
Final Price: Free 

- Bought 2 Herbal Essences 10.17 oz 2/$6.00, regularly $4.49 each
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Used 1 $3.00/2 manufacturer coupon from RP 8/5 (exp 9/30)
or used 1 BOGO manufacturer coupon from SS 9/16
Paid $3.00, Received $2.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 ($0.50 each) for 2

- Bought 2 Oxi Clean Stain removers 20.8 oz $2.99 each, regularly $5.79 each
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Reward Points
Used 1 $2.50/2 manufacturer coupon from SS 7/15 (exp 9/30)
Final Price: $3.48 ($1.74 each) for 2, Received 500 Balance Reward Points

- Bought 2 Nature Made Vitamin D 400IU 100 ct $4.99 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Reward Points
Used 2 $2.00/1 manufacturer coupons from Walgreens Vitamin Pamphlet (located in store)
Final Price: $3.48 ($1.74 each) for 2, Received 3,000 Balance Reward Points

- Bought 1 Smart Health Pedometer Monitor $24.99, regularly $49.99
Used 1 $20.00/1 store coupon from September coupon booklet
Final Price: $4.99

- Used 2 $4.00 Register Rewards from previous shopping trip

Paid $15.95 + $2.76 sales tax = $18.71, Received $9.00 + $2.00 Register Reward and earned 8,500 Balance Reward Points

While I had a hold of a $9 Register Reward, I couldn't resist doing this transaction:

Transaction 2:

- Bought 1 FRS Energy Shots, 2 oz 2 ct $3.99, regularly $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $3.99, Received $3.99 (actually $4.00) Register Reward
Final Price: Free

- Bought 1 Smart Health Pedometer Monitor $24.99, regularly $49.99
Used 1 $20.00/1 store coupon from September coupon booklet
Final Price: $4.99

- Bought 1 Plastic Tumbler, 12 oz $0.13, regularly $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon and Card, Limit 16

 - Used 1 $9.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1

Paid $0.11 + $1.51 sales tax = $1.62, Received $4.00 Register Reward

$129.89  Shelf price
-   49.50  Coupons
-   47.33  Discounts
=$33.06  Out of pocket cost
-   15.00  Register Rewards received
=$18.06  86.1% savings off shelf price

Plus now after today's trip I have now accumulated 13,000 points. Only 5,000 more til I earn $20.00! Or I could wait til I earn 40,000 and get $50.00. But I doubt I'll be that patient.   

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