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!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Walgreens $5/$20 Madness!

Walgreens has the $/$$ fever! They issued a $5/$20 last week that made double dipping so much fun, and I guess Walgreens had fun too because there's another $5/$20 to be had this week!

I've pulled up four different transactions that you can do to get the most out of your $5/$20. I like to make my transactions total as close to $20 as possible, and I'm proud to say that the most "over" I went was by $0.48.

Transaction #1
Buy 1 your choice of L'Oreal cleansers (up to $7.99): $7.99
Buy 1 Rimmel Lasting Finish Mineral Enriched Foundation: $7.49
Buy 1 LypSyl Moisturizer Honey Berry: $1.99
Buy 1 Extreme Energy 6-Hour Shot: $3.99
Buy 1 Mead 40-100 ct. envelope: $0.99 (w/ in ad coupon)
Buy 1 Swanson Chicken Broth: $0.69 (w/ in ad coupon)
Subtotal: $23.14
Use $1/1 Lypsyl coupon (-$1.00)
Use $1/1 L'Oreal Cleanser coupon (-$1.00)
Use $1/1 Rimmel coupon (-$1.00)
Total after manufacturer's coupons: $20.14
Use $5/$20 Walgreens coupon (-$5.00)
Grand Total: $15.14 + tax
Rebates: $19.47 (#1 - 3), or $21.46 (if #46 comes back)

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Febreze Air Effects: $2.49
Buy 1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser: $2.49
Buy 1 Cascade Action Pacs: $3.49
Buy 1 Swiffer duster: $3.49
Buy 1 Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush: $4.49
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion: $8.99
Buy 1 Walgreens 12 pack AA: $2.99
Subtotal: $28.43
Use $1/1 Febreze coupon (-$1.00)
Use $0.50/1 Mr. Clean coupon (-$0.50)
Use $1/1 Cascade coupon (-$1.00)
Use $1/1 Swiffer coupon (-$1.00)
Use $0.75/1 Oral-B coupon (-$0.75)
Use $4/1 Gillette Fusion coupon ($4.00)
Total after manufacturer's coupons: $20.18
Use $5/$20 Walgreens coupon (-$5.00)
Grand Total: $15.18 + tax
RRs returned: $4.00 (Gillette) + $4.49 (Oral-B) + $5.00 (Cleaning products pg. 5) = $13.49

Transaction #3
Buy 2 Huggies Jumbo size 1 44ct ($9.99 each): $19.98
Buy 1 Kotex product (2/$10): $5.00
Subtotal: $24.98
Use 2 $1.50/1 Huggies coupon (-$3.00)
Use $1.50/1 Kotex Walgreens coupon (-$1.50)
Total after manufacturer's coupons: $20.48
Use $5/$20 Walgreens coupon (-$5.00)
Grand Total: $15.48 + tax
RRs returned: $5.00 (Huggies/Kotex pg. 15)

Transaction #4
Buy 1 PediPaws: $19.99
uy 2 Quaker Oats: $2.79
Subtotal: $22.78
Use $0.50/1 Quaker Oats coupon (-$0.50)
Use $2 RR (-$2.00)
Total after coupons: $20.28
Use $5/$20 Walgreens coupon (-$5.00)
Grand Total: $15.08 + tax

Am I going to be the crazy lady doing 4 transactions at Walgreens tomorrow? Most likely not. As I've mentioned before, I'm not a huge fan of RRs, so I really don't see the need to have a total of $18 in RR to my name. I pulled up transaction #2 because I think it'll be pretty cool to get $28 worth of stuff for a mere $2 after RRs, but I don't know if I want to put up with the grief that Walgreens has given me lately in the RR department. I've got a pretty comfortable diaper stockpile so I won't be tripping over myself to get the diapers.

I will definitely be doing transaction #1 because it's a money-maker rebate, and I will probably be doing transaction #4 because I've been dying to try out the PediPaws. I've used dremels to trim nails before and definately want to give PediPaws a try, so I'm glad to see that Walgreens now carries it, which will save me the outrageous $7.99 S&H fee. $15 seems like a lot for a pet care tool, but it costs $6 for both Chloe and Chip to get their nails trimmed. They need it every 2 or 3 weeks, so if it works, I will get my money's worth in about 2 months. The added benefit of buying from Walgreens is that if Chloe freaks out just as much with it as the regular clippers, I can take it back.

I won't be personally doing all of the transactions, so if you end up taking one of mine to the store or have a similar one, I would love to hear from you and share your results!

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