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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 9/11 – 9/17/11


    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:
    1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste (4oz) @ $3.99

    $1.50/1 Colgate Optic White Toothpaste 9/11 Smart Source

    Pay: $2.49
    Receive: $2 RR

    Transaction #2:
    1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons @ $3.99
    1 Orbit or Stride Gum @ $0.79 with in-ad coupon

    $2/1 Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons 8/14/2011 Smart Source
    in-ad coupon for gum
    $2 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.78 + tax
    Receive: $1 RR

    At this point, you’ve paid $3.27 + tax for toothpaste and tampons, and you still have a $1 RR, making your net cost just $2.27 + tax. You could save that $1 RR to roll next week, but you have a lot of options for this week, including Bumble Bee tuna, Dawn dishwashing soap, and Chex Mix.

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