Nice score at Walgreens

August 6, 2009
Im slowing learning how the strange animal known as Walgreens works and Im getting the hang of how to "roll" the RRs.

Here is the scenerio:

Transaction #1
2 boxes of Fruit Loops at $2.50 each = $5.00
2 boxes of Raspberry Jell-o at 1.19 each = $2.38
1 box of Cherry Jell-o at .62 cents = .62 cents
1 box of Cherry Jell-o at $1.00 = $1.00
3 boxes of Walgreens Denture Cream at .50 cents each = $1.50
Tax = .13 cents

Subtotal = $10.63

$1.00 off any Kelloggs MFR (peelie from previous purchase) x 2 = $2.00
.50 cents off 2 Jello MFR exp. 9/30 x 2 = $1.00
$2.00 WAGC (Walgreens in ad store coupon) = $2.00

Total coupons = $5.00

Total = $5.63
And got a $2.00 RR for buying 2 Kelloggs cereals

Transaction #2:
1 Gum Toothpaste 2 pack = $3.49
1 box of paper clips = .29 cents
2 legal note pads at .19 cents each = .38 cents
tax = .36

Subtotal = $4.52

$3.00 RR from last week

Total = $1.52
and got a $3.50 RR for buying the toothbrushes.

So, total OOP = $7.15
but when you factor in the $5.50 in RRs I got, thats like paying $1.65 for all of it!!

Like I said before, figuring out the Walgreens system has been a learning process for sure. Ive read about this on other blogs but didnt really get it until recently. When they are offering a RR (register reward) for an item, the system wont print it if you use a coupon or a different RR for that item UNLESS you have more items then coupons on the total order. So, you need to grab something else, preferably something cheap to trick the system. Lucky for us, school supplies are cheap right now so its easy to find something under a quarter to do this with. In a nutshell, you need to have more items then you have coupons for, then it will print the RR. Its not easy to explain or understand, but once you figure it out it all makes cents :)~

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