My Walgreens Deals for This Week

by Marcy on March 3, 2008 · 0 comments

I decided to make a trip to Walgreens this week because the register rewards looked like a great deal when combined with sale prices and coupons. I hoped to spend under $30 and leave the store with $28 in register rewards to use for my next visit. However, it appears that there is a computer glitch at all Walgreens (at least today), so I was only able to get $20 in register rewards. More on that in a minute…

Here is what I did:

Transaction #1:
Sale: 6/$20 – earn $12 in register rewards

* 2 Zest Body Washes (used 2-$1/1 coupons from P&G insert)
* 2 Olay Botanical Body Washes (used 2-$2/1 coupons from P&G insert)
* 1 Pantene Shampoo & 1 Pantene Conditioner (used 1 – $1/2 coupon from P&G insert)

Sale: 2/$4 – earn $4 in register rewards
* 2 Olay 2 Pack Bars of Soap (used 1-$1/1 coupon from today’s P&G insert)
*1 Dawn Dish Soap – store coupon for $0.99/ea plus I used a $0.50/1 coupon to make this $0.49/ea
* 1 2-pack Magic Erasers – on sale $1.99, used $0.50/1 coupon to make these $1.49/ea

After coupons, I spent $19 and some change out of pocket. I earned $8 in register rewards, but should have earned $16. When I talked to the store manager, they at first said it was because I used manufacturer coupons and that you can’t earn register rewards when you use coupons. I didn’t think this was correct and said so. He then talked to another manager who said there is a computer glitch at all Walgreens. I was given a form to complete and mail in with my receipt. I am supposed to receive my $8 coupon by mail. I am skeptical but am hoping it will work out…

On a good note, they did let me do multiple transactions in order to earn additional $4 RR certificates for the soap. Here are my remaining transactions:

Transaction #2:
Sale: 2/$4 – earn $4 in register rewards

* 2 Olay 2 Pack Bars of Soap (used 1-$1/1 coupon from today’s P&G insert)

I spent $3 and some change and earned $4 in RRs.

Transaction #3:
Sale: 2/$4 – earn $4 in register rewards

* 2 Zest 3 Pack Bars of Soap (used 2-$0.35/1 coupons from today’s P&G insert)

I spent $3 and some change and earned $4 in RRs.

Trip Summary:
Total Spent: $28.71
Total Register Rewards Earned: $20.00 with $8.00 pending
If I do get my additional $8, I would say it was a pretty great trip! (it still wasn’t too shabby I guess. :))

One additional note I would like to make…If you don’t shop at Walgreens often and don’t know how register rewards work, you can only use one certificate per transaction. My rewards printed out in 5 separate certificates, and all expire on 3/16. That means that I am going to be making several trips to Walgreens in the next 2 weeks (if they won’t let me check out multiple times in one trip). Thankfully it is close to my house! I will probably be dragging my husband along with me so that we can use 2 in one trip!

For more detailed info on the Walgreens deals this week, check out these posts here and here.

I will post my ideas on how to spend my 5 – $4 coupons later this week.


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