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 23, 2008

Walgreens Double-Dip days: slim pickings


UPDATE:
There's a $5/$20 out for the double-dip days! This is super great news, and since I'm only $7 off from $40, tonight I think I'll work out some other items to get to bump my total up to $40, so I can do two transactions and get $10 off altogether. It's still slim pickings, but it's getting a bit better!

Oh, and I forgot to add...the only "actual" double-dipping that I'm doing is with the Lysol, considering I could have bought any of the other products anytime this week and gotten the same deals. So that's why I don't think it's a great DD day, even though I end up "making" some money.

This Friday and Saturday is double-dip day at Walgreens, but unfortunately the deals aren't that great. If you're new to Walgreens, "double-dip" is when one month's easy-saver rebate catalog overlaps with the next month's ESR catalog, allowing you get rebates from both months with one purchase. You can also use both month's ESR coupons to sweeten the deal though.

But that won't help this month's DD day. I tore myself away from my site redesign and spent an hour looking for possible deals to carry out this Friday, but I really couldn't come up with anything. I even checked the big-ticket items like the Snoopy Christmas countdown, the Gazelle vacuum, the inflatable beds...NOTHING. Here is the best that I can do:

Buy 1 Lysol neutra air freshmatic starter kit: $5.99 (sale on pg. 7)
Buy 3 Benefiber sticks 16ct: ($7.99 each): $23.97 (website pricing)
Buy 1 LypSyl Moisturizer: $1.99
Buy 1 Nivea for Men: $4.99
Buy 1 Chemistry Hair Care 1.3 - 12oz: $7.99
Buy 1 L'Oreal RevitalLift Anti-Wrinkle Concentrate: $16.49
Buy 1 L'Oreal Advanced RevitaLift OR Night Cream: $16.49 (ad pg. 14)
Subtotal: $77.91
Store promotion B1G1 L'Oreal (-$16.49)
Use $5/1 Lysol mfg coupon (-$5.00)
Use 3 $2/1 Benefiber mfg coupon (-$6.00)
Use 3 $5/1 Benefiber Oct. ESR coupon pg. 22 (-$15.00)
Use 2 $1/1 L'Oreal moisturizer coupon (-$2.00)
Total after coupons: $33.42
Use $5/$20 Walgreens coupon (-$5.00)
GRAND TOTAL: $28.42
Register Rewards: $8.00 (Benefiber ad pg 16)
Rebates Total: $34.46
October: $4.99 (#45 Nivea) + $1.99 (#46 LypSyl) + $16.49 (#47 L'Oreal) + $7.99 (#48 Chemistry) = $31.46
November: $3.00 (#37 Lysol) = $3.00

I hope that there will be a $/$$ coupon coming out, because I could really use it with my high total amount! It's not too bad of a haul either way, considering I will be making $9 without the giftcard bonus, but I'm quite unsure about all of the October rebates. They are all of the missing "invisible" items from the ESR catalog online. I have previously bought a LypSyl and it shows up on my rebate, but I'm still not 100% confident on the rebates. Worse case scenario I can just return them, but I would rather not go through the hassle and just get my rebate!

I'll be paying for all of this with my $85 gift card that I received for September's rebates, but I'm not so sure I want to put October's rebate on the gift card as well. As of right now, my rebates stand at $44.46, but if all of the missing "invisible" items show up my total will come out to $75.92. Include my 10% bonus ($7.59) for having my rebate reloaded to my gift card, and that's another $83 that's going on my gift card. Taking into account my $33 expected spending tomorrow, I would STILL be left with a $135 gift card on my hands!

On certain weeks it's a great go at Walgreens, but the November catalog just doesn't look too promising at all. I'm sure my remaining balance of $52 will be more than enough to hold me over until I get my November rebates, but then again, $7 is a nice little bonus. Currently I am undecided if I want my October ESR to go on the giftcard or come in check-form. I can always request November's ESR as a check, especially since November does not look promising at all, so there'll be less of a bonus to be lost.

3 comments:

Sherry said...

Thanks for the Wags update. Do you know I haven't received my Aug OR Sept gift cards yet? *sigh* I suppose a call is in order so I can get this month's rebates!

Sherry

Sydni said...

Thanks for the tips! I used them in my scenarios here: http://bluemopitz.blogspot.com/2008/10/walgreens-shopping-plans.html

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