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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 4/8 – 4/14/2012


    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:
    1 Reach Total Care Toothbrush @ $2.99

    $1/1 Reach Toothbrush from 3/4 Red Plum

    Pay: $1.99 + tax
    Receive: $2 RR

    Transaction #2:
    1 Luster Toothpaste @ $4.99

    $2 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $2.99 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR

    Transaction #3:
    1 Gillette Venus with Olay Razor @ $8.99
    1 Wet ‘n’ Wild Cosmetic @ $0.69 {or Orbit Gum or Nice! or W Candy @ $0.69 with in-ad coupon}

    $5/1 Venus & Olay ProSkin, Embrace, Breeze or Bikini Razor from 4/1 P&G Insert
    $4 RR from previous transaction
    {in-ad coupon if necessary}

    Pay: $0.69 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR

    At this point, you’ll have paid $5.66 + tax for a toothbrush, whitening toothpaste, a razor, and a filler item of your choice, plus you’ll have a $4 RR yet to spend, making your net cost just $1.66 + tax. You’d pay more than that for any one of those items (except the filler) at other stores! You can save the $4 RR to roll next week, or roll it this week into the General Mills cereal deal and/or the Kellogg’s/Keebler snack foods deal.

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