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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 8/26 – 9/1/2012

    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 Crest Pro Health Clinical Toothpaste @ $3.49
    1 Stayfree Ultra Thin Maxi Pads @ $1.99

    $0.75/1 Crest Toothpaste from P&G insert
    $2/1 Stayfree from 7/22 (exp 8/31) or 8/26 Smart Source {may beep and need to be adjusted down}

    Pay: $2.74 + tax
    Receive: $2.50 RR for Crest

    Transaction #2:
    1 Help! I Have A Cut or I Have a Blister @ $3.99

    $2.50 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.49 + tax
    Receive: $3 RR

    Transaction #3:
    1 Zentrip Motion Sickness Thinstrips @ $3

    $3 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: Tax
    Receive: $3 RR

    Transaction #4:
    4 Velveeta Shells & Cheese @ 2/$4
    1 Penway Crayons @ $0.49 with in-ad coupon

    4 x $1/1 Velveeta Shells & Cheese printable {need 2 computers}
    in-ad coupon for crayons
    $3 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.49 + tax
    Receive: $2 RR

    In sum, you’ll pay $5.72 + tax for toothpaste, feminine pads, cut/blister care, 4 shells & cheese, and a box of crayons – plus you’ll have a $2 RR to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $3.72 + tax. You’d spend more than that on just the toothpaste at other stores!

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    1. For transaction 4, I believe you will get a $2 register rewards for purchase of 4 Velveeta Shells & Cheese. If you buy six Velveeta Shells & Cheese, you will get a $5 RR.

      • Chief Family Officer says:

        I believe you’re right. However, that’s a lot of coupons – and more out of pocket!