Oh, ladies! It’s that time of the month again! Walgreens has just released their $5 off a $20 purchase coupon, good this Friday and Saturday. You can print it off here.
Here’s the skinny. Your total must be $20 after all manufacturer’s and store coupons (remember, Register Rewards count as a MQ). You want your subtotal to be as close to $20 as possible so your total out-of-pocket will be $15.
The $5/20 coupon is perfect for purchasing your free after rebate items. This week, the L’Oreal Skin stuff is on sale 25% off (BTW, you will only receive the sale amount for your rebate, I believe). If you buy both FAR items with the coupon, your transaction could look like this:
14.99 L’Oreal FAR
6.99 Almay mascara FAR
1.02 Filler item
-2 L’Oreal MQ
-1 Almay MQ
– 5 $5/20 Walgreens coupon
$15 Total OOP
You will receive $24.18 rebate on your gift card. That’s a profit of $9.18!
This is the reason I hold off on buying my FAR items. I wait until I can pay for them with a Register Reward or I can use a $5/20 coupon–making even more money!
Here’s another scenario using different items:
14.99 L’Oreal FAR item
10.00 (4) boxes of Kellogg’s cereal (on sale 4/$10)
1.67 Jiffy Peanut Butter (or some other item you need)
-2 L’Oreal MQ
-4 (4) $1/1 Kellogg’s coupons (you should be able to print it up to 6 times)
-.35 Jiffy MQ
-5 $5/20 Walgreens coupon
$15.31 Total OOP
You will receive $16.49 rebate on your gift card and a $2 Register Reward. That’s a $3.18 profit!
As you prepare for your trip, make sure you check our post on this week’s Walgreens Deals. Use the $5/20 on items that create a profit and/or items you need.
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