At first glance, I didn't think there was much I was going to pick up at Walgreen's this week. There were two FREE after Register Reward items, but I don't really consider those FREE because I have to pay out of pocket for the item first, which comes out of my budget. I show the savings when I actually use the Register Reward. I have the same philosophy about FREE after rebate items.
Anyway, I worked out a pretty good scenario and ended up getting all this stuff for $13.11! It would have been a little bit less, but there was a problem with my Ritz coupons...I'll explain later. I purchased all the items below in 3 transactions:
Transaction#1 I walked over to Walgreen's on my lunch hour on Monday (it is right across the street from my work!):
1 Blink Tears Eyedrops - $7.99 (- $2.00 coupon from Sunday's insert) = $5.99
2 Reach toothbrushes - $1.98 (w/in ad coupon)(- 2 $1.00 off coupons) = $.02 overage!
4 Ritz crackers (there is one sleeve per package) - $3.98 (- $2.00 off 2 coupon, I tried to use 2 coupons but the register was beeping and said "exceeds coupon limit" so I just took my coupon back) - $1.98
1 Colgate Max Fresh - $3.29 (-.75 off coupon) = $2.54
Net OOP - $11.53 + I received $11.50 in Register Rewards ($8.00 for the Blink Tears, $3.50 for the Colgate!)
Transaction#2 I went back to Walgreen's after work and my FAVORITE cashier was working. I was so glad because she is sooooooooooo great about all my coupons and questions every BEEP!
3 cans Lindsay Olives - $2.97 (w/in ad coupon)
1 Walgreen's Contact Solution - $2.99 (w/in ad coupon)
1 Colgate Max Fresh - $3.29 (-$.75 off coupon) = $2.54
2 Ritz Crackers - $1.99 (- $2.00 off 2 coupon, it did beep, but she put it through with no problem!) - $.01 overage!
Used $8.00 Register Reward from Transaction#1
Net OOP - $1.17 + I received another $3.50 Register Reward for the Colgate!
Transaction#3 I headed over to another Walgreen's that always seems to have great clearance and I was happy to find some goodies (for you locals - it is the Walgreen's at Eagle and Chinden). I looked around for quite a while because I wanted to spend as little OOP as possible!
1 Dawn liquid - $.99 (w/in ad coupon)(-.50 off coupon) = $.50
3 cans olives - $2.98 (w/in ad coupon)
7 Sugar Free drink mixes - $3.50 (on clearance for $.50 each)
Used my 2 $3.50 Register Rewards from Tran#1 and #2 above.
Net OOP - $.41!
All in all, a really great haul! The funny thing is - at regular prices, just the contact solution and the eye drops would have been more than I spent on everything. I love this coupon thing! By the way...this is $13.11 that I will be taking away from my $50.00 budget for next week.