Sunday, May 22, 2011

Walgreens Trip

Here's my Walgreens trip today:
First transaction:
-Scunci hair bands, $2, received $2 RR.
-Airwick Freshmatic Starter Kit, free after rain check and $4 coupon.
-Thermacare 2 pack, $5.99, and Advil 50 count, $4.99. I used a coupon for $4 off the purchase of Thermacare AND Advil together and coupon for $1 Advil, making these $5.98 total. I received a $5 RR.
-Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner, $7. Used $3/2 coupon, so they were $2 each. Received $1 RR.
Total for transaction: $11.98

Second transaction:
-Walgreens aluminum foil, $.69 after in-ad coupon.
-Yardley London soap, $.39 after in-ad coupon and $.30/1 coupon.
-2 Vaseline men's lotion and 2 Caress body wash, 4/$12. I received a $4 RR for these, which would have made them $2 each, but I forgot to purchase them in the first transaction, so I'll have to use it next time.
-Listerine mouthwash, $1.99 after in-ad coupon and $1/1 coupon.
-2 Carefree pantiliners, $.49 after in-ad coupon, $1/1 coupon, and $.50/1 coupon.
I also used the $8 RR from the previous transaction.
Total for transaction: $7.56

I paid: 19.54

I'm not thrilled with this total, because I should have paid better attention and used the $4 RR while I was there. Also, I normally wouldn't pay $2 each for the body lotion and body wash, but I haven't found a good deal on either lately, and the husband is running low. Today's lesson: when you find body wash or body lotion for less than $2, snatch it up!


  1. Where did you find the $3/2 coupon for the Pantene? Or basically where did you find all of the extra coupons you took in? I found some of the ones you were talking about in the smart source flier, but can't find some of the others...?

  2. Check out today's blog post for more details on coupons. To answer your question... I got the Listerine coupon from a website (I can't remember which one) but I got the rest from weekly inserts. Most of the coupons that come in the Sunday inserts (SmartSource, Red Plum, P & G) don't expire for several weeks after they're issued. Instead of using all of the good ones as soon as they come in the mail, hang on to them until you can pair them with a great sale to maximize your savings. For instance, the $3 Pantene coupon that I used came in the mail at the beginning of the month, and the Yardley London one came sometime in March.