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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 5/8 – 5/14/11


    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 1 Gillette Fusion Proglide $9.89

    Use $4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor 5/1/2011 P&G Insert

    Pay: $5.89 + tax
    Receive $5 RR

    Transaction #2:
    Buy 1 Colgate Total Gum Defense Toothpaste $3
    And 1 Colgate Toothbrush $3
    And 2 Clean & Clear Morning Burst Bodywash $5.99 each
    And 1 Carefree Pantiliners, 20 or 22 ct $0.99
    And 1 Kleenex $0.89 with in-ad coupon

    Use $1/1 Colgate Total Gum Defense Toothpaste Apr 2011 All You
    And $0.75/1 Colgate Adult or Children’s Toothbrush 5/1/2011 SS Insert
    And B1G1 Clean & Clear Body Wash 3/27/2011 SS Insert
    And $1/1 Carefree Pantiliners 5/8/2011 SS Insert (coupon may beep and need to be adjusted down to $0.99)
    And Kleenex in-ad coupon
    And $5 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.14 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR for Colgate

    At this point, you’ve paid $6.03 + tax for a razor, toothpaste, a toothbrush, two bodywashes, pantiliners and a box of tissue – not bad considering the razor alone would be $5 after coupon at Target. And you’ve got a $4 RR left to spend on other sale items (like Lysol toilet bowl cleaners or Rold Gold or Lay’s), or to roll into another deal next week or the current Cottonelle toilet paper deal:

    Cheap Toilet Paper Scenario:
    Buy 2 12-pack Cottonelle toilet paper $5 each
    Buy 1 W candy or nuts $0.49

    Use 2 x $0.50/1 Cottonelle printable or printable
    Use $1/1 Cottonelle 12 large rolls from Walgreens May coupon booklet (will deduct $2)
    Use $4 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $3.49 + tax
    Receive: $3 RR