My Precious Pennies

I will be AWAY until late February as we do this moving thing...again.

Ginger from Attention Target Shoppers & Tricia from 1stopmom
will be holding down the fort in the meantime - thank you so much, ladies!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Late night Walgreens trip of $0.64

Okay, I know that 8 PM isn't exactly "late night", but when you're sick it is.  My stupid good for nothing dear sweet husband gave me the sniffles that he had last week.  Except he can pump himself full of whatever drugs he wants.  But since I'm nursing, I don't get that luxury.  And he has to be conveniently working late 3 days out of the next 7 days too.  This week is going to be fun

Anyway, I have $30 in RR from the Robitussin deal last week, and a $10 RR expires tomorrow.  Next week's deals don't look too fantastic, so I decided to make a late-night trip out to buy some coke.  Here is the breakdown:

Buy 2 Coke 12 packs (2/$7.49 deal): $7.49
Buy 1 baby pool (clearance from $9.99): $2.49
Buy 1 warhead sweets (clearance): $0.14 this was a filler item.  I didn't know if they would take my $10 RR if I only had $9.98 of stuff, but my nose was just too sniffly for me to want to even try.  Besides, they're good.
Grand Total: $10.12 + $0.52 tax = $10.64 (use $10 RR, pay $0.64 OOP)

It's not the greatest deal in the world, but when you consider the fact that I got those $10 RR by spending $3.18 on 3 Robitussins...the deal gets a lot sweeter.  Basically, for $3.82 OOP I got:
  • 3 Robitussins
  • 2 Coke 12 packs
  • A baby pool
  • Warheads!
If you look at it that way, it certainly gets a lot sweeter.  I had planned to get more of the Nestle morsels, but the store I went to didn't have any so I managed to get a raincheck for 3 of them.  Score for me.  I still have $20 RR to use up before Wednesday, but it shouldn't be too hard.  I know that the deals are up already, but I like working with paper instead so I'm waiting for my ad in tomorrow's paper.  Besides, if all else fails, I'm going to get Chloe a 5ft loofa dog for $10.  It'll be worth it just watching her trying to get through a door with the thing in her mouth. 

I'm not sure I'm too big of a fan of the Walgreens RR program.  I still like the CVS ECB program a lot more, simply because I can use ECB to pay and still have ECBs print out.  You can't exactly "roll" register rewards.  I'm also not thrilled that they count the RR as a "manufacturer's coupon" either.  Unless I run into a huge moneymaker again like the Robitussin deal, I'm certainly not going to be tripping over myself to get to a Walgreens anytime soon. 

1 comment:

Momstart said...

I can't figure out how to do this at Walgreens. This just sounds too good to be true

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