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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 5/15 – 5/21/11

    You’ll find a list of this week’s Walgreens deals here.

    If you’re new to The Drugstore Game, these new starter transactions will help you get your feet wet and show you how The Drugstore Game can save you money on things you already buy. If you don’t understand the transactions, read my Drugstore Game Primer, Common Sense with Money’s FAQ (which has a handy explanation of acronyms), and my explanation of How to Play The Drugstore Game at Walgreens. In these transactions, I assume that you do not have any Register Rewards to start with.

    Transaction #1:
    BUY:
    2 Colgate Pro Clinical Toothpaste 2/$6

    USE:
    2 x $1/1 Colgate ProClinical Toothpaste 5/15/2011 SS Insert

    Pay: $4 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Gillette Fusion Proglide $9.89
    1 Royal Gelatin $0.20 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $4/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor 5/1/2011 P&G Insert
    in-ad coupon for Royal Gelatin
    $4 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.09 + tax
    Receive: $5 RR

    You’ll pay $6.09 + tax for two tubes of toothpaste and a razor, which is about what you’d pay for just the razor at Target after coupon. Plus you have a $5 RR to roll next week, or to use on sale items this week – you can get cheap Hamburger Helper, Old El Paso Taco Shells, or Duncan Hines Brownie Mix, Post cereal and/or Finish dishwasher detergent.