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  • Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 3/4 – 3/10/2012

    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 Colgate Toothpaste @ $3

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste from 2/26 Smart Source

    Pay: $2.25 + tax
    Receive: $3 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Tide Stain Release @ $4.49
    1 Nice! Salt or Baking Soda @ $0.50 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $0.50/1 Tide Detergent, Stain Release, or To Go from 3/4 P&G Insert
    in-ad coupon for salt or baking soda
    $3 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $1.49 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay just $3.74 + tax for toothpaste, stain remover, and salt or baking soda. You would pay that just for the Tide Stain Release at most other stores.


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    Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 2/26 – 3/3/2012

    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 Renew Life Ultimate Flora Daily Care @ $10

    USE:
    $2/1 Ultimate Flora ProBiotic printable {previously available}

    Pay: $8 + Tax
    Receive: $10 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Finish Dishwasher Detergent @ $3.99
    1 Burt’s Bees Cough Drops @ $1.99
    1 Super Poligrip @ $1.99
    1 Nivea Lip Care @ $2.99

    USE:
    $0.75/1 Finish Dishwasher Cleaner from 1/8 Smart Source
    $10 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.21 + tax
    Receive: $1.50 RR for Finish, $2 RR for Burt’s Bees, $2 RR for Poligrip, & $2 RR for Nivea

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Baby Magic Dustless Baby Powder @ $6
    3 Tuf Paper Towels @ $0.69 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $1.50 RR from previous transaction
    3 x $2 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.57 + tax
    Receive: $6 MIR for Baby Magic

    In sum, you’ll pay $8.78 + tax for probiotics, dishwasher detergent, baby powder, and 3 rolls of paper towels – plus you’ll get $6 back via rebate ($6.60 if you choose to have your rebate put on a Walgreens gift card – highly recommended). If you get the rebate on a Walgreens gift card, your total pretax cost is just $2.18, which is less than you’d pay just for the dishwasher detergent at most stores.

    Note: If you didn’t print the Ultimate Flora ProBiotic coupon when I mentioned it last week, your total cost will be just $2 more than the scenario above. If you don’t care about the probiotics, you can skip Transaction #1 and pay cash in Transaction #2.

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    Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 2/19 – 2/25/2012

    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 Goody Ouchless Elastics @ $2.99
    1 Tylenol Precise Relief Cream @ $5

    USE:
    $5/1 Tylenol Precise Relief from 2/19 Red Plum

    Pay: $2.99 + tax
    Receive: $2 RR for Goody

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    3 Kleenex @ $0.99 each
    1 Hunt’s Tomato Sauce @ $0.39 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $0.50/3 Kleenex from 2/12 Smart Source
    in-ad coupon for Hunt’s
    $2 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.86 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $3.85 + tax for hair bands, pain relief cream, 3 boxes of tissue, and a can of tomato sauce. You’d pay that just for the tissue at most other stores!

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    Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 2/12 – 2/18/2012

    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:
    4 Progresso Soup @ 4/$5

    USE:
    $1/4 Progresso Soup Cans from 1/8 or 2/5 GM insert

    Pay: $4 + tax
    Receive: $1 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    1 Lypsyl Extreme Cold Sore Relief @ $5

    USE:
    $1 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $4 + tax
    Receive: $5 RR

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 Mitchum Deodorant @ $1.99 with in-ad coupon
    2 Hefty One Zip Bags @ $3.29 & BOGO Free
    1 Welch’s Grape Juice @ $2.99
    1 Nice! Tomatoes, Jell-O Gelatin or Pudding, or Campbell’s Soup @ $0.69 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $1/1 Mitchum or Mitchum for Women Product printable
    $1/2 Hefty One Zip Bags from 1/2 Red Plum insert
    $1/1 Welch’s Grape Juice from 2/12 Red Plum insert
    in-ad coupon for Nice!, Jell-O or Campbell’s
    $5 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.96 + tax

    In sum, you’ll pay $8.96 + tax for 4 cans of Progresso, cold sore medicine, deodorant, two boxes of zip-top bags, grape juice, and a miscellaneous grocery item. That’s a good deal for so many items, especially since it’s been hard to find cheap soup this winter.

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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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    Walgreens Starter Scenarios: 1/29 – 2/4/2012

    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 Blink Tears Eye Care Drops @ $8

    USE:
    $1.50/1 Blink Tears Lubricating Eye Drops printable (or $1/1 printable)

    Pay: $6.50 + tax
    Receive: $8 RR

    Transaction #2:
    BUY:
    4 Colgate Total Toothpaste @ 4/$12
    1 Russell Stover Chocolate Heart @ $0.29 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    4 x $1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste from Dec 2011 or Jan 2012 All You or 1/15 Smart Source
    in-ad coupon for Russell Stover
    $8 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: $0.29 + tax
    Receive: $4 RR + submit for $5 WYB $10 Colgate Rebate in 1/29 Smart Source

    Transaction #3:
    BUY:
    1 St. Joseph Enteric Aspirin @ $2
    1 Puffs tissue @ $1.50
    2 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick @ 2/$4 with in-ad coupon

    USE:
    $1.50/1 St. Joseph aspirin printable or from 1/29 Red Plum
    B1G1 Speed Stick or Lady Speed Stick Deodorant from 1/29 Smart Source
    in-ad coupon for Speed Stick
    $4 RR from previous transaction

    Pay: Tax
    Receive: $2 RR for St. Joseph

    At this point, you’ll have paid $8.29 + tax for eye drops, 4 tubes of toothpaste, aspirin, tissue, and two deodorants – plus you’ll receive $5 back via rebate and you have a $2 RR to roll next week or spend this week, making your next cost just $1.29 + tax. That’s less than you would pay just for one toothpaste at other stores.

    This post contains affiliate coupon links that help support this site at no cost to you. Thank you for using them!

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