Thursday, October 22, 2009
My Shopping Trips: Walgreens (10/21)
I am so excited about having a Walgreens close by. I didn't have access to one in my other city.
I am starting out slowly by getting the things for free or cheap. I eventually will start doing the Register Reward program once I have the money to spare.
I would like to start off with about $30 OOP from my budget. I plan on making this happen at the end of the month when I need a prescription transferred. I talked to the pharmacy and they said that they would take Rite Aids $25 gift card coupon for a transferred prescription as a competitor and this is how I will be able to only have to pay $5 or so OOP when I start getting the register rewards deals!
For now...I'll just be patient with the freebies and cheap items!
Here is what I bought...
4 Air Wick Compact I Motions @ $3.99 each
Used: $4/1 coupons from the 10/11 SS insert
Price: FREE plus $.04 in overage
Tip: The last coupon did beep but the manager did an override on it for the full amount of $4! (wasn't expecting that)
2 cans of black olives @ $.99 (with in-ad coupon)
Used: $1/2 printable here or the $1/2 from the September 2009 Family Circle magazine.
Price: $.49 each
2 Starbucks Frappachinos @ $1.29 (with in-ad coupon)
Used: $1/1 coupon here
Price: $.29 each
(I didn't care too much for this product. I am not a coffee/cappucino drinker so I guess that's why? I still enjoyed being able to try a new product out for so cheap!)
1 Swivatel Fabric Softener @ $1.99 (with in-ad coupon)
I love the way this stuff smells!
2 Halloween Pencils (for fillers) @ $.12 each (to cover the amount of coupons I had versus products)
Total Before Sales & Coupons: $44.99
Total After Sales & Coupons: $5.25
Not Totally free but worth $5 definitely!
Question: I asked my Walgreens Pharmacy and the manager about the Healthy Savings Coupon Booklet and they had no clue what I was talking about! I found coupons in their free diabetes freebie magazine but not the booklet. If anyone can give me a little more information on it and how long ago you found it in the store please let me know! Thanks, Lissa!
Question: If you or a website that you visit has a great tutorial on Walgreens I would love to share the information. I had a sister-in-law that works for them...so I have already drilled her with questions and think that I get it but I would still love to read and share an article if you know about one! Thanks, Lissa