Thursday, February 7, 2013

Walgreens Today - WOW I was in a for a surprise

I took a day off today to start getting my house ready for a weekend visit from a 2 year old!(let's just say my house is no longer baby proofed)
My plans was to go roll a couple Culturelle and Sheets RR and call it a day.
So I spent a little time in the store getting my first transaction ready with .01 oop after all was said and done and on my way to checkouts this customer approached me and handed me a $5 off $20 purchase catalina* she received.  She said there was NO way she would be spending $20 more today or tomorrow(the expiration date) and she didn't want it to go to waste.  So 12 transactions, 1 hr 9 minutes and $7.61 later I got the above pictured items.
*It seems a $5/20 is printing for EVERY reward club member purchase that one is not used on (one reader said your price has to be over a certain amount to get one of these)!

I took advantage of the following Register Reward deals:

Buy sheets energy strips @ $3.99*
Earn $4 RR

Buy Azo Cranberry $9.99
Earn $10 RR

Sheets Energy Strips $3.99*
Earn $4 RR
*some stores have clearance Strips(pictured above) for $3.19

Fiber Choice $3.99
Earn $4 RR

Colgate toothpaste $2.99
Earn $2 RR

Since at Walgreens you cannot pay with the same register reward to earn one (IE If you are buying strips and pay with the RR you earned from a strips, you will NOT get a RR to print) I had to get creative to make these roll with as little out of pocket as possible.  This is the run down of my transactions.  You will notice some are a rinse and repeat of priors, since it was working for me. The ultimate goal was to use the overage to get stuff I need (IE the light bulbs :D)

Trans #1:
Azo cranberry $9.99
Ology light bulb $3.99
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Fiber Choice 10 ct $3.99
Gift sack $.29 (filler since you have to have as many items as you have manuf. coupons)
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$5/20 catalina
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$2 Fiber Choice IP (for coupons.com members only)
-$12 in prior RR
$1.33 oop earned $10 for Azo, $4 for sheets, and $4 for Fiber Choice

Trans #2:
Culturelle for Kids $10
2 gift sacks $.58
-$.24 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$8 - 2 $4 RR from either fiber one or sheets
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle

Trans #3:
Culturelle for Kids $10
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Gift sack $.29
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$10 Azo RR
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle and $4 for Sheets

Trans #4:
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Azo cranberry $9.99
Ge Daylight bulb $7.79
Fiber Choice 10 ct $3.99
2 eraser pencils $1.00
Gift sack $.29
-$5/20 catalina
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$20 - 2  Culturelle RR
$.25 oop earned $10 Azo RR, $4 for Sheets and $4 Fiber Choice RR
*I way miscalculated here so could not use the in ad coupons for the pencil or the gift bags

Trans #5:
Culturelle for Kids $10
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Gift sack $.29
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$10 Azo RR
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle and $4 for Sheets

Trans #6:
Culturelle for Kids $10
2 Gift sacks $.58
-$.24 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$8 - 2 $4 RR from either fiber one or sheets
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle

Trans #7:
Fiber Choice 10 ct $3.99
Gift sack $.29
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$4 Sheets catalina (at this point I was out of $2 Ip for Fiber choice and need a RR that was not earned from sheets to buy sheets in my next transaction to get to $20 for the $5/20)
$.16 oop earned $4 RR for Fiber Choice

Trans #8:
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Azo cranberry $9.99
Ge Daylight bulb $7.79
Gift sack $.29
-$5/20 catalina
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$10 Culturelle RR
-$4 Fiber Choice RR
$1.14 oop earned $10 Azo RR and $4 Sheets RR

Trans #9:
Culturelle for Kids $10
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Gift sack $.29
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$10 Azo RR
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle and $4 for Sheets

Trans #10:
Azo cranberry $9.99
Colgate $2.99
Gift sack $.29
Ge Daylight bulb $7.99
-$5/20 catalina
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$10 Culturelle RR
-$4 Fiber Choice or sheets RR
$2.14 oop earned $10 Azo RR and $2 Colgate RR

Trans #11:
Sheets Energy strip $3.19 (clearance pricing!)
Gift sack $.29
-$.12 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$1 sheets coupon (from inside box of previous purchase)
-$2 Colgate RR
$0.37 oop earned $4 for Sheets

Trans #12:
Culturelle for Kids $10
2 Gift sacks $.58
-$.24 in ad coupon for gift sack
-$2 Culturelle coupon(from inside box of previous purchase)
-$8 - 2 $4 RR from either fiber one or sheets
$0.37 oop earned $10 for Culturelle

So final tally after all pluses and minuses by transaction (basically taking my true oop + RR used - RR earned):
$13.33 - 18 + 8.37 -10 +10.37 - 14 + 20.25 - 18 +10.37 - 14 + 8.37 - 10 + 4.16 - 4 + 15.14 - 14 + 10.37 -14 + 16.14 - 12 + 2.37 - 4 + 8.37 -10 = Profit of $14.39 in addition to the awesome light bulbs I got :D

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3 comments:

salma said...

wow, you did really good.
Is there a limit of how many culturelle you can buy?
Also i bought some colgate tooth brush today and had entered my phone number for rewards, but i didn't get the 5 off 20 coupon.I just got the RR. Just curious if i am not doing it right!

Shelley said...

Great trip. You must have some awesome cashiers to do 12 transactions. :)

Stephanie Jensen said...

salma, some stores might limit you, but my store was so well stocked they let me keep purchasing but you have to do them in separate transactions to get the RR.

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