Walgreens: Ecotrin Moneymaker Deal


Here’s a sweet deal that I thought deserved some special attention.  As I posted on the weekly coupon match ups for this upcoming week at Walgreens, Ecotrin will be on sale for $1.99 each after in-ad coupon.  You could use the $2/1 coupon from the 10/11 RP insert to get it free or you could use two other coupons to get an even better deal.  In that same insert (10/11 RP inserts) there were two coupons for $10/3 and $7/2 Advantage Brands products (Ecotrin is included) that can get you the following deal:

$17.45 when you buy five Ecotrin 45ct boxes (Reg price $3.49-3.79)
-$10 when you use one $10/3 coupon from 10/11 RP insert
-$7 when you use one $7/2 coupon from 10/11 RP insert
-$7.50 deducted by the in-ad coupon to bring the price of the Ecotrin down to $1.99
=$7.05 in overage!

The store won’t hand you back any cash, so you need to add items to your order to absorb this overage.  Personally I am going to add some Bounty Paper Towels.  Remember to hand the manufacturer coupons first and the in-ad coupon until the end.

Thanks Surviving the Stores!

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  • Swap Savers

    I have tried to do this before and even had other items and the coupon would not ring in since it was more then the item.

    • This deal won’t work if you hand the Walgrens coupon first and then the manufacturer coupon. Based on the shelf price only it should deduct.


  • Cheyne

    I looked at an ad scan through “A Full Cup” and the Walgreens ad clearly states a limit of three per coupon. We can still use the $10/3 and make $4 though.

    • garyb

      I have three $2/1 coupons. Plus $10/3 coupon plus $7/2 coupon. (I held onto these coupons because I knew they would come in handy). The 5 coupons total $23. I plan on buying 8 Ecotrin @ $3.49 each. Total $27.92 Minus $23 in coupons comes to $.492. Then I plan on using one Walgreens in ad coupon which should take off an additional $4.50 So I will have paid a total of $0.42 for 8 boxes!

  • jen

    Can you use 2 $7/2 coupons, and only buy 4 to make more profit or no?

    • Hi Jen,

      Yes, you could do that. The Walgreens coupon should deduct for all of the items in your order. The coupon itself will not impose a limit but the cashier might.


      • garyb

        Oh, I didnt know the Walgreens coupon itself wont impose a limit. In my case above, if I buy 8 boxes it may take off $1.50 off all of them, not just 3. Guess I better buy some extra stuff or else it won’t go through.

  • jen

    oh and Mercedes, is there a good deal on Bounty, or just a filler for you? (we need paper towels!)

  • Nancy

    If the price of the Ecotrin is $3.49, can you buy 2 and use a $7/2 coupon or the register will beep since the coupon is more than the price of the items?

    • Hi Nancy,

      Yes, most likely the register will beep.


      • garyb

        Will it still beep if you have other items in your order???? Like stuff that will not be tied to another coupon.

  • Nancy

    Thanks Mercedes! That means we might not able to use the $7/2 coupon to buy 2 Ecotrin (for $3.49/each).

  • Laura

    If anyone plans to try this, please let me know if it worked!

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  • snackpack

    I have had so may issues with Wags accepting Q’s that I decided not to stack the $7/2 & $10/3 Q’s at the same time. I used the $10/3 in one store. . .worked great. I used the $7/2 Q at another store & the cashier just keyed in 3.49. I noticed this as I walked out. Went back in and the manager adjusted the $7 to $6.98. And refunded me 3.49. I assume that if the cashier knows what to do – they will just adjust the MQ down to begin with. Anyways this was a great deal! Got some great items with the overage. Thanks.

  • Julie

    I did this deal and it worked like a charm. I did multiple transactions today with all the awesome coupons in the P&G flyer.. I used the $10/3 PLUS the walgreens in ad coupon. It was a big money maker for me today on a lot of products!!

  • Teresa

    I did this today with the $10/3 and bought the Bounty with a $1/1 and it worked great! Even better, a $3 off any Viva 6 roll printed off when I bought the Bounty! Viva is priced at $6.99 so I did the same transaction again, but bought Viva and another filler and am now fully stocked up on paper towels! Thanks for the heads up Mercedes!

  • Angela

    How many coupons does the Walgreen one count as if you hand over one, but it discounts you multiple items?

    I guess I’m wondering also if I only buy the Ecotrin to start, how many extra items would I need? Thank you!

  • mary

    I did the deal 8 different times at 8 stores, the coupons all beep, but my cashier read the coupon, saw the products and keyed it in. I bought christmas gifts with my 7.05 in overage…..

  • I just did this deal twice. Bought 5 Ecotrin, 1 Complete Contact Solution in each transaction. Used $10/3, $7/2, $1 Complete coupon, Walgreens in ad coupon for Ecotrin……paid $2.13 with tax and received the $8 RR for the Complete.

  • Lisa P.

    This coupon must have been regional because I didn’t get one in MS!! 🙁

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  • pennyscents

    I did not get my P&G insert last month, and I see that some people have gotten theirs this month already. I get mine in the mail now. They do not come in the paper anymore by me. Should I have gotten mine already? Does anybody know what shopper paper it comes inside of in the Washington County area?

  • CJ

    My cashier refused to even try the 1.99 in ad coupon for Ecotrin after taking off the $10/3 coupon even though I had plenty of items to absorb the overage.

    • Teressa Watts

      go back because that is wrong. if you recite their policy of being able to use 1 walgreen coupon and 1 manufacturer coupon per item, they will agree and let you do it. must give manufacturer coupons first, then walgreens and you must have enough other stuff to cover the overage. i did it 4 times today…..first 2 times went smoothly…..2nd 2 times they had to re-ring 3 times each to get it to work, but it did.

    • mary

      that’s when you simply request your coupons back and leave the store. Some cashiers just don’t get it. When I get a very stubborn cashier, I’ve quit calling the manager at Walgreens, simply because that store is so anti coupon. Just cut your loss and try another store….

  • Laura

    I bought 3 Ecotrin at WG today and used the WG $1.99 coupon, along with the $10/3 coupon. This left me with $4 overage I was able to use on other items. Since I had another $10/3 coupon, I did the same deal later on in the day. I didn’t have a problem either time. I am grateful for the free aspirin & the $4 to use on whatever I needed. I bought milk and some other coupon items. Great deal! Thanks for telling us about it!

  • Trix

    Good Luck on finding any Ecotrin. At first store found only one so used $2 off 1. Second store ad 3 so use d$10 off 3 but only gove me $6 of because that was cost. Could not get extra $4 but still got all boxes free. Twill try another store for $7 off 2 to see what happens.

  • I did this today with no problems. I did 2 separate transactions. One of 3 ecotrins (with the $10/3 coupon) and the other with 2 (using the $7/2) I received over $7 in overage toward my other products!!

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