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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Walgreens trip this week! I earned 22,000 Balance Reward Points!


Today some people received an email stating that they would receive 2,000 Balance Reward Points at Walgreens today only with a qualifying purchase (some, but not all, had to spend more than $10.00). I didn't receive the email (not sure why), but still received 2,000 points. Sweet. I also killed with the Bayer deal this week. I'm already almost at 40,000 points again! CA-CHING!

My store only had one Green Tea Fat Burner left in stock. Le sigh. But at least I got some other deals, though at more of an out of pocket cost than I would have liked.

Transaction 1:

- Bought 1 Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner, 40 ct $7.00, regularly $10.99
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction 
Used 1 $1.00/1 Walgreens coupon from Vitamins & Supplements Booklet
Paid $6.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Final Price: $1.00 MONEYMAKER 

- Bought 1 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $0.99, regularly $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $0.99, Received $0.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free 

Paid $6.99, Received $7.00 and $0.99 Register Rewards, and 2,000 Balance Reward Points

  11,740  Previous Balance Reward Points Balance
+  2,000  Points Earned
=13,740  Balance Reward Points


Transaction 2:

- Bought 8 Bayer 81 mcg 32-36 ct $3.19 each, regular price
BOGO 50%
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Reward Points
Used 4 $1.00/1 manufacturer coupons from SS 1/6
And used 4 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (ScienceOfPain.com)
Final Price: $11.12 ($1.39 each) for 8, Received 16,000 Balance Reward Points!!!

- Bought 1 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $0.99, regularly $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward, Limit 1 per transaction
Paid $0.99, Received $0.99 Register Reward
Final Price: Free 

- Bought 3 Hallmark Cards $0.99 each, regular price
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 1 $2.00/3 Hallmark Cards, $2.00 Purchase Required Internet printable coupon (Facebook.com)
Final Price: $0.97 ($0.33 each) for 3, Received 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

- Bought 5 Cottonelle Fresh Care Refill Wipes, 84 ct $3.00 each, regularly $4.99 each 
Spend $15.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Used 5 $1.00/1 Internet printable coupons (images.revtrax.com)
Final Price: $10.00 ($2.00 each) for 5, Received 3,000 Balance Reward Points

 - Used 1 $7.00 Register Reward from Transaction 1

Paid $16.08 + $1.08 sales tax = $17.16, Received $0.99 Register Reward and 20,000 Balance Reward Points

  13,740  Previous Balance Reward Points Balance
+20,000  Points Earned
=33,740  Balance Reward Points

$  68.41  Shelf price
-   16.00  Coupons
-   22.34  Discounts
=$30.07  Out of pocket cost
-     8.98  Register Rewards received
=$21.09  69.2% savings off shelf price

Not that impressive, until you consider the fact that I earned 22,000 points, which will be worth $27.50 when I redeem them for $50 once I reach 40,000 points. But I don't count Balance Reward Points in my savings calculations until I use them, so there you go.

What I actually paid: $30.07 - $7.00 Register Reward + $1.08 sales tax = $24.15 paid out of pocket. Walked away with 2 $0.99 Register Rewards for next week.



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