Walgreens: Beginning Transactions 7/10 – 7/16

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If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to work the deals.  I’ve made it simple by adding some transactions for you below to help you learn how to really save money. 

NON-TEST MARKET SHOPPERS

Transaction #1

$ 2.00 G-U-M Dental Care, select toothbrushes or floss
$ 2.00 out pocket + earn $2 in RR

Transaction #2

$3.99 Women’s W Brand 6 blade razor
– 2.00 RR earned in transaction #1
$1.99 out of pocket + earn $3.99 in RR

Transaction #3

$ 6.00 2 EOS Shave Cream or Lip Balm
–  3.99  RR earned in transation #2
$2.01 out of pocket + earn $4 in RR

Transaction #4

$ 5.00  Hyland’s Teething Gel
–  4.00  RR earned in transaction #3
–  1.00  $1/1 Hyland’s Teething Gel Product
$0.00 out of pocket and get $5 in RR

Transaction #5

$ 15.00  4 Men+Care Deodorant
–    8.00   4 – $2/1 Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant or Deodorant 6/26/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/24/2011)
–    5.00   $5 RR from Transaction #1
$  2.00 out of pocket and get $5 in RR

Transaction #6

$14.00  4 Garnier Hair Care Products
–   4.00   4 – $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner  (or others as in full matchup)
–   5.00   $5 RR from Transaction #2
$  5.00 out of pocket and get $4 in RR

Items purchased:

GUM Dental Care Product
Women’s Razor
2 EOS Shave Cream or Lip Balms
Hyland’s Teething Gel
4 Dove Men+Care Deodorant
4 Garnier Hair Products

You will spend a total of $13 out of your pocket and still have $4 in RR — so a net total of $9 for all items.

TEST MARKET TRANSACTIONS

It is difficult to really work your money saving magic when considering the points system as you will always spend more than those with the RR and will also receive less back in the form of points.

Transaction #1

$ 2.00 G-U-M Dental Care, select toothbrushes or floss
$ 2.00 out pocket + earn 650 points

Transaction #2

$3.99 Women’s W Brand 6 blade razor
$3.99 out of pocket + earn $3.99 in RR + earn 30 points ($3.99 rounded down to $3 * 10 points per dollar)

Transaction #3

$ 6.00 2 EOS Shave Cream or Lip Balm
–  3.99  RR earned in transation #2
$2.01 out of pocket + earn 20x points (400 points)

Transaction #4

$ 5.00  Hyland’s Teething Gel
–  1.00  $1/1 Hyland’s Teething Gel Product
$4.00 out of pocket and get $5 in RR + earn 40 points

Transaction #5

$ 15.00  4 Men+Care Deodorant
–    8.00   4 – $2/1 Dove Men+Care Antiperspirant or Deodorant 6/26/2011 RP Insert (exp 7/24/2011)
–    5.00   $5 RR from Transaction #1
$  2.00 out of pocket and get $5 in RR + earn 20 points

Transaction #6

$14.00  4 Garnier Hair Care Products
–   4.00   4 – $1/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner  (or others as in full matchup)
–   5.00   $5 RR from Transaction #2
$  5.00 out of pocket and earn 10x points (500 points)

Items purchased:

GUM Dental Care Product
Women’s Razor
2 EOS Shave Cream or Lip Balms
Hyland’s Teething Gel
4 Dove Men+Care Deodorant
4 Garnier Hair Products

You will spend a total of $19 out of your pocket and have also earned 1640 points which equates to around $4 toward the $5 coupon reward…so a net of $15 (once enough points are redeemed to purchase the coupon).

Comments

    • Tracie says

      I wish that the deals were better, but I figure just re-learning how to shop with points can help all of us!

  1. Theresa says

    Non Testmarket: I don’t see how these transactions will work without fillers. For example how can you buy the Teething Gel (Transaction #4) without any out of pocket expense? I didn’t think you could use both RR and Manf Q on one item. Am I missing something?

  2. says

    Test market or not, it’s getting more and more confusing with Wallgreen’s. Starting to think that CVS is a better deal!

  3. Cherity says

    Ok, so in the TEST MARKET locations they DO still have RR? (in addition to the WAGS Rewards) Just not as many? I thought that they replaced the RR entirely if they implemented the Rewards program. This is definitely more confusing, hopefully it’s either going to work out for the positive OR it doesn’t make it’s way throughout the entire market area.