Monday, November 2, 2009

Moneymaker at Walgreens

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Walgreens
  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Almay Pure Blends Mascara $6.99, 50% off sale (B1G1 50% off Almay sale this week) and got back $5 RR = $1.51 profit
  • Used $6 RR, total was about $8.42

Had also bought 2 Almay One Coat Mascaras for $7.99 each and used the $4 WAG coupon from the November coupon savings book (took off $4 for each). HCW had reported these were ringing up as BOGO instead of B1G1 50% off, which would have made them a moneymaker, but it didn't work. I returned these at another store later in the day. After my return, I bought:

  • Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99, got back $10 RR = FREE/$0.01 profit
  • Almay Pure Blends Mascara $6.99, 50% off sale (B1G1 50% off Almay sale this week) and got back $5 RR = $1.51 profit
  • 4 bags Walgreens shredded cheese $1.50 each
  • Walgreens swiss cheese $1.50 *I'm pretty sure this wasn't part of the sale but it was marked as $1.50 in the aisle so they gave it to me for this price
  • $25 Walgreens gift card
  • Used two $5 RR's and $10 RR, total was $26.93

When I figured out my subtotal, I was at $19.48 with the makeup and four bags of cheese, which is why I picked up the swiss (wanted to use $20 in RR's). While they were doing a price check on the swiss, I gave the cashier my RR's and they all went through. I'm not quite sure how that worked out. I would have expected the last RR to beep because it was "hitting" my gift card at that point, but it didn't. Hmm, makes me wonder if you can use RR's on gift cards! You'd have to have a lenient cashier because they say they can't be used on gift cards.

CVS
  • 2 Lindt Truffles $3 each
  • Used $6 EB, total was $0.38
Scanned my Green Tag - three more scans and I'll get back $1 EB. Love that! I bought the tag last week but forgot to post about it. It cost me $0.99 and will pay for itself in four uses. You can use the tag with multiple cards, but I think you can only use it once a day per card.

A&P
  • 4 Dannon Activia Yogurts $2 each, used four $1 coupons (8/9, 10/4 or 11/1 SS)
  • Used four doubler coupons in the circular - magically turned my $1 coupons into $2 off
  • Total was ZERO!

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5 comments:

Pubbler said...

The Lindt truffles are $2.50 at WAGS this week & there's a 50c IVC (Nov coupon book) - thus making them $2 each.

frugalsuz said...

pubbler,
Thanks for the tip! My $6 at CVS was expiring this week and this was all I could find to spend it on, although I do love those truffles!

kc said...

You can do gift cards at walgreens with RR, I just make sure I have enough items to = the number of RR, these items are of course super cheap fillers generally. Then the "overage" from the RRs pay for the gift cards... that is one way to rationalize it, without "using" them on gift cards. :-)

Angie.... said...

I had $6 ecb exp this week also - so i just got the $5.99 lipton teas and .99 ecb tag and got $2 ecb bk.

frugalsuz said...

kc,
Seriously? I am so gonna give that a try, thank you!

Angie,
There you go!