When there is a good deal on an item my family actually uses at Walgreens, like diapers, then I make the most of it and stock up. This was that kind of week, for sure. When I first heard about the deal, I wasn’t too excited about it, but once I rolled it through twice I realized I was going to be making a few Walgreens trips this week. Well, I made around 11 trips with 20 transactions! Phew!
This post is just to show that even though there are a lot of frustrations and time involved in couponing, especially at Walgreens, it is totally worth it!!! So don’t be discouraged if a deal doesn’t go as planned and you end up spending more money than you thought or your Register Reward didn’t print. Angela and I have both screwed up deals more times than we would like to admit. What I remind myself when that happens is for the times I do screw it up, there are more times where everything works according to plan and the savings from those deals MORE THAN makes up for my losses. Persevere!
Ready for this:
Grand Total: $.67 and received $12 in Register Rewards!!!
Trans. #1 All prices are reflected after the 15% discount
Huggies Diapers $7.67
(2) Boogie Wipes $5.10 (had to buy two for the best price)
-$6 Register Rewards (from Dove deal)
-$2 Huggies from Safeways $27 in Savings booklet
-(2) $2 Boogie Wipes IP’s
-$.85 from the Childrens Activity booklet (the coupon is auto adjusted with the 15% coupon, weird.)
Total OOP: $.31 and received $3 in RR’s
Dove Body Wash $5.09
(2) Children’s Tylenol $7.64
(2) Valentines pencil $.33
-$1 Dove MQ from Safeway $27 Booklet
-$4/2 Tylenol from Safeway $27 Booklet
-$1.70 Tylenol Walgreens Children Activity booklet (adjusted after 15%)
Total OOP: $.36 and received $6 RR from Dove and $3 RR from Tylenol!!!
Not all of my deals this week were this sweet, and I had my share of beeping coupons, items out of stock and not being able to stack my MC’s and Wags coupons. I like to remember however that I get most of my household items for free or nearly free from Walgreens, which makes it possible for me to stay home with my children and to live debt free. Really, it does — our budget is quite small and doesn’t allow for much especially expensive items like diapers. All that to say, I like to be nice to the Walgreens employees even if something doesn’t go my way as the employees are often warned by their managers to watch out for us couponers. The managers, well, they have goals to meet. Lastly, but most important Walgreens doesn’t have to provide Register Rewards or any other deals, so we really need to be thankful for each week they continue this program. So Be Nice!!! And thank you to the many of you who are:)
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