Thursday, September 11, 2008

This Week's Anticipated Walgreens Trip

Okay, and now for the Walgreens deals we mentioned earlier. I decided to wait for the weekend to see if they send out a coupon, and I was rewarded. I at first thought, "Well, no way this week. I'll never come up with $40 since it has to be $40 after coupons and before tax." But I did it. I have the columns of ciphers on an old envelope to prove it. If all goes as planned, here's what I'll get:

$2.00 Socks (I've never bought socks at a drugstore before, but I'll check them out. We need socks.)
$3.79 Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber
$2.49 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner
$2.49 Scrubbing Bubbles wipes
$2.49 Pledge product of some kind
$11.97 3 bottles of Dimetapp
$4.49 Crest Pro-Health mouthwash
$1.98 2 Chex Mix(es)
$7.99 Walgreens brand acid reducing tablets
$3.99 Excedrin
$9.99 Living Solutions vacuum bag
$54.90 plus tax

-$2.75 Action Scrubber coupon
-$1 Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner coupon
-$1 Scrubbing Bubbles wipes coupon
-$1 Pledge product coupon
-(3) $2 Dimatapp coupons
-(2) $1 Chex coupon (probably only $1.98 after they adjust it)
Final Total $41.17
-$10/$40 Walgreens Coupon
Final, Final total $31.17 plus tax (which I'll pay for entirely with Register Rewards and my gift card)

But wait. Of course it gets better. After I hand over the total above, the machine next to the register will print me $19.49 in Walgreens cash to be used in the next 2 weeks however I see fit, because I bought the Scrubbing Bubbles and Pledge stuff ($5), the Dimetapp ($10), and the mouthwash ($4.49).

Then I'll go home and type my receipt information into our computer, and that will assure my getting added to my gift card a whopping $21.97 for buying the acid tablets ($7.99), the Excedrin ($3.99), and the vacuum bags ($9.99--if you're curious about this one, see MoneySavingMom's post about it here). And that's not counting the 10% bonus.

So let's do the math. I pay them (roughly, since I'm not sure when tax gets figured): $33.04

They pay me (and let's tack on the 10% bonus just for kicks): $43.65

I'll take it. And that's not even all the free stuff for this month. Hooray! I'm particularly pumped about the vacuum storage bag.


SH said...

Just a note to let you know, I LOVE the quote from your grandma at the top of your blog. It's wonderful!, and a good reminder for all of us to be careful in how we use what God has given us.

BusyMom said...

Do RR count as coupons? Can you use them to pay and still use the $10/$40?

Angie said...

Just to let you know, the register rewards are considered a coupon so your total would have to be $40 after register rewards too. But you could save those for a great deal next week! I love Walgreens, too.

Michelle' said...

Read through your whole blog site - you are a talented writer. So glad it is out there for some of us to read. Keep posting and let us know how the devotional walk is going. Good luck and God Bless, Michelle'

Andrea said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the RRs. I've been able to use them like cash in the past, but it makes sense that most places treat them like coupons since that's how they show up on the receipt. I've got just $2 anyway, so if necessary, I'll get some more socks. :-)