Walgreens: Cash vs. Register Rewards, Round 2!

The last few days I have been in a state of near panic because I had $14.50 in Register Rewards that were set to expire today and was not impressed with the weekly ad at all. I could not let them expire, but did not want to get my butt kicked by Walgreens again.

Thankfully, Michele over at Happy2bfrugal came up with some ideas and saved me from the additional humiliation.

2 Theraflu Warming @ $5.00 each = $10.00
1 Venus Embrace @ $8.99
1 Olay Body Wash @ $5.29
4 packages of Garden Seeds @.33 cents each = $1.34
1 package of Garden Seeds @ .34 cents

Sales Tax = $2.17

Subtotal = $28.12

Walgreens in-ad coupon (Garden Seeds, 5/$1.00) = .67
$2.00/1 Theraflu PRINTABLE x 2 = $4.00
$2.00/1 Venus Embrace MFR (2/7 P&G exp. 3/31) = $2.00
Buy 1 Venus, get 1 Olay Body Wash Free (2/7 P&G, exp. 3/31) = $5.29
Register Rewards from last time = $14.50

Subtotal coupons = $26.46

Total OOP = $1.66

I got a $4.00 Register Reward for buying the Venus Embrace and a $5.00 Register Reward for buying 2 Theraflu for a total of $9.00 in Register Rewards!

I had a couple moments of iffiness, I wasn't sure that they would take both of the Venus coupons together, but the cashier scanned it and it didn't get the death beep so they do work together. The other was when she was scanning the last RR, at this point I was down into the sales tax and had been told previously that RRs can't be applied toward sales tax but again, no death beep. All Good :)


Joelle said...

Good job rolling those - I surprised that your last RR didn't beep when you were into sales tax. I have always had them beep if I was into the tax so I thought I just had to pay tax. Interesting.

Michele said...

Great job Leah! I have rewards to roll this week too. I have a love severely dislike relationship with Walgreens.

Leah said...

I have been going to the Walgreens on Crestline and Wellesley lately, even though its half way across the northside from here. The cashiers and manager are very coupon friendly :)