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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 2/5 – 2/11/2012

    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 Wet Synergy Lubricant @ $10

    USE:
    $1/1 Wet Brand product printable

    Pay: $9 + tax
    Receive: $10 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Sheets energy strips @ $3.99
    1 St. Joseph @ $2
    2 Colgate Total toothpaste @ 2/$6

    USE:
    2 x $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/29 Smart Source
    $10 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.99 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR for Sheets, $2 RR for St. Joseph & $4 RR for Colgate

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    3 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Stylers @ 3/$10
    1 Garnier HerbaShine Hair Color @ $5.99
    3 Valentine’s gift sack @ $0.13 each with in-ad coupon (8/$1)

    USE:
    3 x $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner printable and/or $1/1 Garnier Fructis Style Product from printable and/or $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner, or Treatment 2/5 Red Plum
    $3/1 Garnier HerbaShine Color Creme 1/8 Red Plum
    in-ad coupon for Valentine’s gift sack
    $4 RR from previous transaction
    $4 RR from previous transaction
    $2 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.38 + tax
    Receive: $5 RR for Garnier

    Transaction #4:
    BUY:
    1 Lysol Bathroom, All Purpose or Kitchen Cleaner @ $2.99
    2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners @ $1.99 each
    1 Valentine’s gift sack @ $0.13

    USE:
    $1/1 Lysol Bathroom, All Purpose or Kitchen Cleaners 2/5 Smart Source
    $1/2 Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaners or No Mess Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaners 2/5 Smart Source or printable
    in-ad coupon for Valentine’s gift sack
    $5 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.10 + tax
    Receive: $0.50 RR

    In sum, you’ll pay $10.47 + tax for lubricant, energy strips, aspirin, 2 tubes of toothpaste, 3 hair care products, 1 hair color, and 3 Lysol cleaners – plus you’ll have a $0.50 RR to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $9.97. You could easily pay that just for the Lysol products at other stores.

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