The Ins and Outs of Walgreens 101
I remember surfing the blog world and seeing all the confusion about Walgreens. It took me 6 months before I saw a deal that made it worth it for me to go it. But once I did…..It was wonderful! Did I mess up? You bet! More than once? Yep! Was it worth it? Yes. Because I did learn what not to do next time. So while you will mess up and kick your self because you could of saved an extra $0.50 cents! Remember that this will take time and be sure to give yourself some time. This is going to be a lot of information to digest so feel free to print it out and take it with you!
At Walgreens you may use an In-Ad coupon as well as a manufactures coupon on the same item.
Use 1 Sure Deoderant with an In-Ad coupons is 2/$3 Limit 4
Stack with (4) $1.50 from 1/24 SS
Total OOP: Free
Now in my experience it is always better to give them the Manufacturers Coupon first. Then the Wags coupon. This way it will avoid the infamous BEEEEEPPPPP. It has been said that you have to buy as many items as you have coupons (code: Fillers). I have found this to be true if I give them the WAGs Coupons first but not with you do Manufacturer then Wags.
Where Can I get these Coupons?
Walgreens coupons can be found in store or in the Sunday Paper. Most coupon are only good for 7 days.
They also will put our Monthly Coupon books that are usually at the endcaps of isles Or found in the Pharmacy.
Another great place is Walgreens.com
they will have online coupons that you can print and take to the store. All these are stackable with your Manufacturer coupons, Wags and RR.
What is a Register Reward (RR)?
A RR is a coupon that the CAT machine will print out that you can use to buy anything in store on your next purchase. Only one will print per product you buy and you most likely not be able to use them to purchase that product again and get a RR. You must buy something of Equal or greater value.
You will want to look for the RR symbol in the ad to see what items are on promotion. These items are free a lot of the time and even possible overage!
Here is an example useing your RR:
Thermocare Heat Pads 2ct 2.49
use 1/$1 Manufacter Coupon (MC)
Recieve $2.50 in RR
Final OOP: $1.49 plus you get a $2.50 RR which means you just made $1.00 in overage
You can then use that RR to buy something else in the store or with another RR deal. But make sure you do not use that to buy the same product!
In my experience the people at walgreens are very courteous and don’t seem to mind if you do multiple transactions. But be polite and if someone is behind you get in line again.
There are a lot of RR deals and some of them are good and some are not. Don’t feel like you have to get everyone of them.
Rules to follow:
use coupons in this order!
Register Rewards (RR)
Manufacturer Coupons (MC)
Walgreens Coupons (Store)
What is a Filler item?
You need to have as many items as you have Manufacturers coupons.
Gillette Razor $8.99
-$4.00 from PG 2/7 (coupon #1)
1 Excedrin Menstral $2.50
-$2.00 Printable (coupon #2)
3 candles in clearance .25 each (filler) I have to buy 3 otherwise I my total is negative .01 cent
-$3.00 RR huggies promo (these are now attaching to the candles) (coupon #3)
-$3.00 RR Tylenol Promo (attaching to the candles) (coupon #4)
Total OOP: $.24, and receive a $4.00 RR from Razor and $2.00 RR from Excedrin
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