Gretchen’s Walgreen’s Shopping Trip

Walgreen’s Shopping Trip

Transaction #1

1 iChill Liquid Sleep Aid – $4.99

2 Irish Spring Body Wash – $3.50 each
Used 2 $1/1 coupon from the 5/19 SmartSource insert

Used $5 Register Rewards from previous shopping trip

Total with tax (7.3% pre-coupons): $5.87, Received $8 Register Rewards ($5 Register Rewards for buying iChill and $3 Register Rewards for buying 2 Irish Body Wash)

Transaction #2

2 Neosporin Ointment – $3.99 each
Used 2 $2/1 printable

1 Cottonelle Toilet Paper – $5 (some regions are priced at only $4)
Used $1/1 Walgreens coupon from the May savings booklet (there is also a $1/1 coupon from the 5/12 SmartSource insert but we didn’t get it in our newspaper since it was regional)

4 Dove Chocolate Singles – $0.95 each (I needed filler items and didn’t realize until after I was home that there is a in-ad coupon that would have made these $0.59 each. Oh well!)
Used 2 $0.50/2 printable

Used $5 and $3 Register Rewards from Transaction #1

Total with tax (7.3% pre-coupons): $3.98, Earned 2000 (like $2) Balance Rewards (for buying 2 Neosporin)

Total with tax before coupons, Register Rewards and Balance Rewards: $30.85

Total with tax after coupons, Register Rewards and Balance Rewards: $7.85

Thanks to Passionate Penny Pincher for the scenario ideas!

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Comments

  1. Rachael says

    I’m really enjoying these posts. We are in the final month of saving for a down payment on a home and trying to spend as little out of pocket as possible. I’ve been inspired to play the drugstore game again! Thanks, Gretchen!

  2. LAnn says

    Register Rewards must be handled differently at the Walgreens in your area. Where I live (southern Ohio), RR cannot be used to purchase an item that will earn you more RR. In other words, they don’t work like the CVS Extra Care Bucks. In the above transaction #1, using the $5 RR for the purchase of the iChill and the Irish Spring Body Wash would not have allowed me to earn the $8 RR for those items. If I had paid cash/check/credit or had only used manufacturer’s coupons, then I would have earned the $8 RR. Guess it’s a regional thing. I do wish I could roll RR like CVS ECB!

    • says

      You should be able to roll Register Rewards. The only time you can’t roll them is if you use an RR earned from buying the same deal to buy the same deal again.