Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Learning about Walgreens and their Register Rewards

I will not be doing any match-ups for the drug stores, but I do want you all to know how to do the programs.  Hip2save has really good match ups for all of the drug stores. 

Starting with this week, I thought I would start from the beginning and teach you how to roll your Register Rewards with Walgreens.  I will start this week with no register rewards, and then show you how I am going to roll them each week!  Our goal is to keep our oop (out of pocket) as low as possible.  Unfortunately, when you start out with no Register Rewards, you do have more oop than normal.  Here is how I shopped at Walgreens this week......

On my 1st transaction I bought:

1 Colgate Max Fresh 6oz toothpaste - $2.99
2 Colgate 360 toothbrushes @ $2.50 ea = $5.00
Total cost = $7.00

I used the following coupons:
- 1-$0.75/1 Colgate toothpaste (04-03-10 SS)
- 2-$1.00/1 Colgate toothbrush (3-27-10 SS)
subtotal = $5.24, tax $0.54
Total oop = $5.78 and I received a $3.00 RR and a $2.00 RR

On my 2nd transaction I bought:

1 Gillette Fusion Razor - $9.99 - my husband loves these!!!
2 Laffy Taffy @ $0.10 ea = $0.20 - these are called filler items.  You can only have the same amount of coupons as you do products.  You can choose anything for your filler item, I just like to keep the price as low as possible!
Total cost = $10.19
I used the following coupons:

- $3.00 Register Reward from the above transaction - (I always give my register rewards first, then my manu. coupons.)
- $2.00 Register Reward from the above transaction
- $3.00/1 Gillette Fusion Razor
subtotal = $2.19, tax $0.75
Total oop = $2.94, and I received a $4.00 RR

3rd and last transaction:

2 Always Maxi products - 2/$6.00
1 laffy taffy (filler item) - $0.10
Total cost = $6.10
I used the following coupons:

- $4.00 Register Reward from above transaction
- 2 - $1.00/1 Always (04-03-10 PG)
subtotal - $0.10, tax $0.41
Total oop = $0.51, and I received a $4.00 Register Reward to roll for next weeks deals!!

I did 3 different transactions in order to keep my oop low.   Also, there are many more deals to be done at Walgreens this week, these were the best ones for my family!

Original price for the above items would have been $24.28, but with coupons and register rewards, I paid $9.14 oop plus I have a $4.00 RR to spend next week!    Remember, as the weeks go on, you will accumulate more register rewards and that will get your oop lower and lower.  When you are just learning any drug store reward program, start off small so you don't get discouraged.   Always feel free to ask me any questions!! 


Heather said...

Welcome back! So glad to see your blog again! While you were out, I have been doing a little blogging of my own...I have 95 followers on facebook, and I was wondering if you would mind me sharing your posts from time to time on there? It's SimplySaving - I also blog on here, and put my posts on facebook since blogger is not something that a lot of people use.

Heather said...

I was thinking this would be a good post to share :)

Ginger said...

Hey Heather!! I didn't know you did blogging of your own! Awesome!!! Yes, you can definitely share my posts! It is good to hear from you again!!

Heather said...

I started up shorty after you took your leave...some of my friends missed the local tips, and then it kinda grew a bit larger :) I have enjoyed it, but I don't do as much/ as good of a job as I could/should...too many children in too many activities and all that! I'm going to hyperlink this post then because it's a good one for WAGS. Thanks!!!