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  • Walgreens Transaction Ideas: 9/25/2012

    You’ll find a list of this week’s Walgreens deals here.

    Now that I’ve a chance to use the new Balance Rewards program at Walgreens personally, I have a few ideas on how you could get started this week. 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.

    You can also skip ahead to my idea for the 5,000 bonus points offer that’s valid today and tomorrow only (9/25-26).

    Transaction #1:
    BUY:
    1 Air Allergy Advanced 3M Nasal Filter @ $9

    Pay: $9 + tax
    Receive: $9 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 FRS Energy Shots @ $3.99
    1 Crest Whitening Rinse 3D White Fresh Mint @ $3.49
    2 Scope Outlast Dual Blast Mouthwash @ 2/$6

    USE:
    $1/1 Crest Rinse from 8/26 P&G
    2 x $1.50/1 Scope from 8/26 P&G
    $9 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.48 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR for FRS, $2.50 RR for Crest, and $3 RR for Scope

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    2 OxiClean Laundry Spray @ $2.99 each
    1 Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide Tampons @ $3.99
    2 Palmolive Dish Liquid @ 2/$2
    1 Tuf Paper Towels and/or Big Roll Bath Tissue @ $0.59

    USE:
    2 x $1/1 OxiClean Liquid or MaxForce Power Paks from 8/19 Smart Source
    $1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons printable or $1/1 Playtex Sport Tampons printable
    $4 RR from previous transaction
    $2.50 RR from previous transaction
    $3 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.06 + tax
    Receive: 500 BR points for OxiClean, 1,000 BR points for Playtex, 250 BR points for Palmolive and 100 BR points for Tuf/Big Roll

    In sum, you’ll spend $9.54 + tax for a filter, energy shots, 3 bottles of mouthwash, 2 stain removal sprays, tampons, 2 bottles of dish liquid, and a roll of paper towels or toilet paper – plus you’ll receive 1,850 Balance Rewards points. That’s worth $1.85 (or a little more if you accumulate a larger balance of points), making your net cost $7.69 for all of these items.

    5,000 Bonus BR Points

    If you’re willing to spend more out of pocket, you can actually come away with a moneymaker today and tomorrow, thanks to an offer for 5,000 bonus points when you spend $30+. Here’s one idea:

    BUY:
    1 Crest Whitening Rinse 3D White Fresh Mint @ $3.49
    2 Scope Outlast Dual Blast Mouthwash @ 2/$6
    1 Gillette Proglide Razor @ $9.99
    1 Gillette Mach3 Razor @ $11.99(ish – not on sale)

    USE:
    $1/1 Crest Rinse from 8/26 P&G
    2 x $1.50/1 Scope from 8/26 P&G Insert
    $4/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide Razor from 8/12 Red Plum
    FREE Gillette Mach3 Razor WYB Gillette Razor from 8/26 P&G Insert

    Pay: $11.48 + tax
    Receive: $2.50 RR for Crest, $3 RR for Scope, $4 RR for Gillette & 5,000 BR points (worth $5)

    Your net total is a $3.02 moneymaker before taxes!

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