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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 8/5 – 8/11/2012

    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:
    2 Colgate Total Toothpaste @ 2/$5
    2 Bic Cristal Bold Pens @ $0.49 each with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    2 x $0.50/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste from 7/15 Smart Source
    $1/2 Bic stationery product from 7/29 Smart Source

    Pay: $4 + tax
    Receive: $2 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Lanacane Spray @ $6

    USE:
    $4 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $2 + tax
    Receive: $6 RR

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo, Conditioner or Styler @ $3 each
    1 Lipton Naturals Iced Tea @ $0.99
    1 Chex Mix @ $1.50
    1 W Perfection Tampons or Multipack @ $1.50

    USE:
    $3/2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Product from 8/5 Red Plum
    $0.50/1 Chex Mix printable or from 8/5 General Mills Insert
    $6 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.49 + tax
    Receive: $1 RR for Aussie/HE, $1 RR for Chex Mix & $1.50 RR for W Perfection

    At this point, you’ll have paid $6.49 + tax for 2 tubes of toothpaste, 2 packs of pens, pain relief spray, 2 hair products, iced tea, Chex Mix, and feminine products – plus you’ll have $3.50 in Register Rewards to roll next week or spend this week, making your net cost just $2.99 + tax. You’d pay more than that just for the toothpaste at other stores!


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