This post is about coupons, Walgreens and Register Rewards.
I haven’t been to Walgreens for a while. My obsession with that store goes in waves. It begins with a some good deals, sheer excitement. Register Rewards, sales, and coupons that stack up to fantastic savings. I feel rich, high, excitement! I’ve made multiple trips to the stores, stocked, stacked and multiplied my savings. The week ends with Rewards still in my hand, armed and ready for the next week.
There is nothing. No sales, no excitement, nothing to add to my bounty.
Followed by a week where there looks to be some good deals, but since I don’t stand on Monday mornings, waiting for the store to open, all the stock is gone (or worse yet, there WAS NO STOCK on the best deals). I run my triangle of stores (they are close, so I’m not wasting too much gas, just time and sanity) and leave empty-handed. I’m furious with Walgreens, and tell myself I’m done. I’m hanging up my Walgreens monthly coupon book, Register Rewards and I’m not checking any blogs to see what deals are steals this week.
And I don’t. And then I find the expired Register Reward in my purse a week later, and kick myself for snipping off my own nose to spite my face.
Not all times does my lag in Walgreens visits begin and end in the scenario above. Sometimes I am simply too busy to clip, watch, and save. I miss out on deals, my coupons expire. It happens. This week, however, with wrestling season officially behind me, soccer season yet to start, I had more time. My stash from last fall is dwindling. The deals matched my coupons and my mood. I made a Walgreens run.
My main stash-dwindling issues are pictured: toilet paper, disinfecting wipes, dish detergent. The NasalEase was the deali-o, the tomato paste a filler.
The real savings here is that the NasalEase is on sale for $9 and comes with a $9 Register Reward (so FREE but you pay tax). I also had a $5 off coupon, with makes this one a $4 money maker. That is good stuff. The Lysol wipes are on sale for $2/6. The packs I found were buy 1 get 1 free. So I got 4 for the price of 1. PLUS, I had a $1 off coupon. So I got them even cheaper. Score. The Dawn is on sale for $.99, and I had a .$50 off coupon for that.
So I got:
12 Lysol Wipes
4 packs of toilet paper
All for under $18.63. PLUS I still have a Register Reward for $9. So, really more like $9.63.
Not bad. Not bad at all.