Walgreens: Dr. Scholls Moneymaker

There is a great deal at Walgreens on Dr. Scholls products this week. It turns out that the $5/1 Walgreens coupon (exp 7/31/2010) in the July booklet works with the register rewards offer available this week. This was my hope and I am glad to see that it is working that well. Here are a couple of scenarios to make this a great deal:

Buy two Dr. Scholl’s for Her Hidden Arch Inserts $6.99 each

Use two $2/1 Dr. Scholl’s For Her Insoles (IE) (FF)
Use one $5/1 Walgreens Jul IVC (exp 7/31/2010) (will deduct $10)
+ Small filler too absorb the $0.02 overage after coupon
Pay $cost of filler item plus tax out of pocket and get back $5 register rewards

Here’s a second scenario:

Buy two Dr. Scholl’s for Her Rough Skin Eraser Cream 3oz $6.99 each
Use one $5/1 Walgreens Jul IVC (exp 7/31/2010) (will deduct $10)
Pay $3.98 plus tax out of pocket and get back one $5 register rewards

That last scenario would be a good way to use the Colgate toothpaste register rewards. Use one of them to pay only $48 cents out of pocket and get back one $5 register rewards.

Thanks Wild for Wags!

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  • http://www.frugalfinders.com/ Mitchell Wischmann

    You would need to add a filler to the first transaction. The total before coupons is $13.98 and the coupons total $14. Walgreens doesn’t allow you to go into the negative.

  • http://www.frugalfinders.com/ Mitchell Wischmann

    You would need to add a filler to the first transaction. The total before coupons is $13.98 and the coupons total $14. This would cause beepage!

  • http://www.frugalfinders.com/ Mitchell Wischmann

    Oops, looks like my comment was posted twice. Feel free to delete one!

  • sarah

    I have been to two different walgreens and they won’t take the coupons for the hidden archs bc the coupons say for insoles….anyone else having this problem??? and how do you get around it? would love to know…

    • Stefanie

      Sarah, I am having the same issue at my walgreens

  • Marie

    My walgreens will have issues with the first scenario even with the filler, the coupon amount can not exceed the specific item it correlates to, or they have to reduce the coupon amount (which generally is a headache)

    • http://www.commonsensewithmoney.com Mercedes


      Are you handing the manufacturer coupon first and then the store coupon? That’s the only way to avoid beeps


      • Marie

        Thanks! I’ll make sure I do that, last time I tried a deal like this the register beeped and the cashier told me what I said above, and it turned into a pain!

  • Tiffany

    Just went to the Walgreen’s down the street and the Hidden Arch inserts for Her are $7.79 at my store. I spoke to the manager on duty who stated that prices may vary at different stores based on demographics. Anyone else have a similar situation? I’m in Chicago, IL.

    • Jamilla

      I am in South Florida and I went to two stores within a mile of each other. The store at a major intersection had the Hdden Arch inserts for $7.49 while the one a bit further down had it for $6.99. I was very surprised by that.

  • Liz

    Works at mine..hand manufacture coupon first

  • Tanya N

    It was $7.49 at my store in California. But it would only take 1 manufacturer coupon. The computer beeped and would not take the second $2 off manufacturer coupon.

    • Ann

      Tanya, I have to have the number of amount of items as I do coupons for it to work for me. I purchased the $.09 rulers to be able to use each coupon I have. I use MC first and then store coupons. It won’t work any other way for me. Hope this helps you.

  • julie

    $7.49 in WA, used 2 ($2 mfc) and $5 IVC (took off $10) I bought other things as well so I don’t know, you may need a filler even if you’re total is over the $14…wags registers require you to have as many items as coupons. That may be why yours beeped Tanya.
    No beeping problems for me and got my $5 RR, Thanks!!

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  • PAM

    Here in Texas I bought 2 Hidden Arch’s for $5.99 gave the July booklet, deducted 10.00 and paid $2.14 including taxes…$2.86 money maker…

  • http://blakeandmeichellejohnson.blogspot.com Meichelle

    just a heads up, I could print this coupon 4 times :D. YAY!
    I am going to go to Walgreens in a few minutes to see if this works!

  • claire

    Does this coupon actually include the arch supports? It says insoles and when looking at the picture of the supports they don’t say insoles, where as the others on Dr. Scholl’s.com do . Just wondering???

    • Carol

      My Walgreen’s didn’t even let me use it for the massaging gel insoles…the store manager said that it wouldn’t take the $5 off from the month long sales coupons since it was going to print a $5 RR. I didn’t argue, but knew he was wrong.

    • claire

      The coupon I was talking about above is the mfq for insoles.

  • Susan

    Just got the Dry Skin Eraser for 5.99 each in Dallas area; OOP 1.98 for 2, got $5 back! Thanks!

  • http://www.familytraylor.blogspot.com Alexandra

    I’m officially done with Walgreens. It’s not worth my time anymore. I’ve never had good luck. The one right around the corner from me doesn’t accept “printed” coupons. Lame. While out and about today I went to one I don’t usually go to (too far for a ‘deal’ but on my way to a different location today) anyway, the coupons were beeping and no one wanted to help me. So I left. Just now I went to one up the street from me, and they were out of everything…so I went to the one across the street from that. They had everything and my coupons matched. So she rings up everything, I had her my man. coupons first but she scans the walgreens ones first. Man coupons beep. I explain why, she backs out and tries again. It took ONE dr. s coupon and the second one beep…so did the pilot pens one. She calls the manager up and he will NOT take them! He kept telling me the coupon value was higher than the amount I was paying…yada yada yada. I tried explaining that the Walgreens coupons had NOT been scanned yet, and it still wasn’t taking the man coupons. No luck. I’m so over it now!

  • Kathy

    regarding the different pricing issue. I live near in a somewhat rural community that is about 4 miles away from 2 walgreens stores that are about 2 miles apart. Both stores are located in lakeside affluent communities and one store sells vitamins for almost $1.50 more per bottle than the other store. I guess that tells me who trumps whom in the wealthy sector. Anyway the pricing is totally inconsistent. I really watch the prices at the stores to make sure I get the best deal. Sometimes I even call ahead so I don’t waste a drive.


    i’m in NY, and the Dr scholl didn’t print out the $5 RR when I bought 2 and used 2 manufacturer coupons and 1 wag july book coupon. The manager said it’s because I used coupons no those and therefore it didn’t print.

  • Tiffany

    Walgreen’s regional manager called me! I sent in a complaint about the price difference and issue with coupons…the district guy explained that Walgreen’s prices competitively with CVS, Kmart, Walmart and other stores and that determines their prices. The prices do come from corporate. For example, the store I shopped with $6.99 per Dr. Scholl’s is near a CVS whereas the $7.79 store doesn’t have any competition. There is a mile radius but district manager didn’t know what it was. This is not a demographic pricing issues (because I think that would be very controversial), but a competition thing. *wink* I think we can make this work to our advantage ladies!

  • Natalee

    I agree that this deal is a bit of a headache. I tried to get rough skin eraser cream and some massaging gel (heel) insoles and only had (1) $5 WAG store Q come off. They said that the “massaging gel” listed in the ad was for an actual foot gel and not an insole. Um ok…?…didn’t see that anywhere, but who knows? They gave me the discount anyways but instead of just putting thru a $5 store Q, they adjusted the price from $6.99 to $1.99. Of course I didn’t realize that this price decrease was going to affect my RR until after I paid. At that point I could not talk them into re-ringing it and putting the $5 thru as a store Q so I returned it, got my Qs and RR back and left. I felt bad b/c she had already done alot by giving me the $5 WAG Q on a product that was not part of the deal, but I really didn’t need the items, especially if it no longer involved RR. I might go back and do the deal listed above (buying (2) rough skin eraser creams) as it does seem like a good way to turn a $3.50 colgate RR into a $5 RR…if I can get up the courage to show my face in there again after having to leave yesterday (DH kept ringing me to ask why I was taking so long and I was starting to get frazzled).

  • eM

    This is an ink-sucking coupon! No need for the Dr. Scholls ad but it prints before the coupon so we can’t even “cancel” the print job after the coupon prints.