$5 for $24 Worth of Product at Walgreens Includes Cookies! 5/13-5/19


New to couponing? I understand the overwhelmed feeling! So many deals, but how can it all come together in a smooth transaction? The key is using as little money out of your own pocket as possible. It takes creativity, time and experience to see the “deal through all the coupons.” Every week I pick the one drugstore I think has the best deals that week. My goal is to not spend more than $5.99 out of pocket and see how far we can s-t-r-e-t-c-h our money!


If you’re new to couponing in general check out my 10 Step Couponing course and my post about the language of coupons and how to read match-ups.


My pick this week is Walgreens. So many free after Regsiter Rewards! On one item, I include the rebate money back as an instant cash back for the scenario, but you will receive it back within 2-6 weeks after mailing, so keep that in mind!


Some notes about shopping at Walgreens:


  • Keep their coupon policy handy in case you need it.
  • Their cashback program is called Register Rewards (RR). A coupon that prints from a separate machine that can be used to purchase anything in the store, except prescriptions.
  • You can use a manufacturer coupon AND a Walgreens store coupon on one item.
  • Walgreens has store coupons in their weekly store flyer AND in a separate booklet that you find in-store.
  • The Walgreens coupons found in the Monthly Booklet deduct amounts equal to the products, so you only need 1 coupon regardless of how many products you are buying of that item.
  • You can’t use more coupons than products. Register Rewards are counted as coupons.
  • Register Rewards don’t “roll,” which means you cannot use an RR received from a manufacturer to buy another item from the same manufacturer, the RR will not print again.
Transaction #1:
Starbucks Refreshers $.99/each
Use FREE coupon from 4/29 inserts
=$0, get back $.99 RR
Aquafresh Kids Toothpaste $.99/each
Use the $1 off 1 coupon from 4/15 RP, or HERE or May All You Magazine
=$0, get back $.99 RR

Transaction #2:
U by Kotex Tampons 18 pk. $3.99/each
Use the $.25 coupon from HERE
Use the $.99 RR from previous transaction
(will need a cheap filler, because of two coupons and 1 product)
=$2.75, get back $3.99 RR

Transaction #3:
Naturelief or MidNite for Menopause $5.99/each
Use the $1 off 1 coupon from 11/6 SS, 1/15 SS or 3/11 SS
Use the $3.99 RR from previous transaction
(will need a cheap filler, because of two coupons and 1 product)
=$1, get back $4.99

Transaction #4:
(2) Softsoap Body Wash $3/each
Use (2) $.75 off 1 coupons from 4/15 SS
=$4.50, get back $3 RR
Nabisco Cookies $1.49/each
=$1.49, get back $.50 RR
=$5.99, use $4.99 RR from previous transaction
=$1, get back $3 RR, $.50 RR

Transaction #5:
(2) Colgate MaxWhite Toothpaste $2.50/each
Use (2) $.50 off 1 coupons from 4/29 SS
Use $3RR and $.50RR
(will need 2 cheap fillers, because of 2 products and 4 coupons)
=$.50, get back $2 RR
Bottom line: $5.25 out of pocket, $24.45 worth of product and $2 RR leftover to use next time! Happy Mother’s Day!

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