I have been getting a lot of comments and emails from readers asking how to maximize their savings and minimize the amount of money they spend out of pocket at Walgreens. So, I have put together a couple of scenarios to help you achieve this. You will notice that in order to minimize how much money out of pocket you spend you will need to split your shopping order into more than one transaction. If you are uncomfortable doing this I suggest you shop during slow times (think evenings) and wait until the line subsides to approach the register. I also always let the cashier know I have more than one transaction. This is a personal decision but I think two back to back transactions are reasonable. If I have more than two transactions and a line starts forming behind me I move over and let the people behind me ring their orders.
$2 Scunci Elastics Hair products (Reportedly solid colors on sale for $1.49 also print RR)
$3.49 Colgate Toothbrush
-$1/1 Colgate Toothbrush printable coupon (you need to sign up or sign in to have access to coupon)
=$4.49 plus tax out of pocket and get $2 Register Reward and and 3.49 RR back
$2.99 Skintimate Gel
$2.49 Fiber choice 10ct
$0.99 Chex Mix
– $0.50/1 coupon from 2/22 insert
=$5.97. Use $2 and $3.49 RRs from previous transaction to pay. Pay $0.48 plus tax out of pocket and you are left with $2.99 plus $2.49 in RRs to use in your next order.
In total you spent $4.98 but you still have have $5.48 in RRs to spend in the future.
Do you have any scenarios you would like to share with my readers? Please share in the comment section. Have any question? Let me know. View all of the weekly deals at Walgreens here.
Are you looking for CVS scenarios? The Thrifty Mama is starting her CVS cards from the ground up and has written a few scenarios to minimize her out of pocket with this week’s deals.