Thursday, February 17, 2011

Getting Started: Walgreens

A lot of people have been asking me lately about the coupon game. It's difficult to get to the level I am at without starting easy.

So, if you want to get started, here's your scenario for Walgreens, this week.

Transaction 1:
Arnicare $5.99

$2/1 Arnicare coupon HERE

=$3.99 +tax
Earn $6rr

Transaction 2
Neuragen $14.99
Fill $1.01

$10/1 Neuragen mq (Print this q, found in the Diabetes and You booklet HERE - company that makes Neuragen has been called and approved use of printed coupons from online magazine! - not the case for the other coupons in this magazine!)
$6 rr (from Transaction 1)
=$0 + tax

Earn $10 rr

That's it. Now you have $10 to use on something you need, or roll into another deal.

To get a little more advanced:

Transaction 3
Gillette Fusion $9.99
Arnicare $5.99
Fill $.39

$4/1 coupon from P&G insert
$2/1 Arnicare printable
$10rr from Transaction 2

-$.38 +tax
Earn $6rr (Arnicare), $4rr (Gillette Fusion)

Then, if you want to go crazy, buy another Neuragen, using the Arnicare rr, saving the $4rr and earning another $10rr.

Walgreens basics:
A Register Reward (RR) is a coupon earned when you purchase specific items. These are manufacturer coupons and are subject to the "One manufacturer coupon per item" rule. Therefore, you must have a "filler" or an item for the rr to "attach to". Your number of manufacturer coupons cannot outnumber your number of items (Walgreens store coupons do not count).

When you earn a rr, if you buy another of the same item with the rr earned, it will not print another rr.
For example, if you buy Arnicare with the $6 rr earned from the previous Arnicare you bought, you will not get another rr back.

RR's cannot have a value more than items purchased. If you want to buy a $5.99 item with a $6rr, you need something else in the transaction to bring your total over $6. (Another use for fillers)

You WILL receive a rr when you purchase an item using a coupon. No matter what the cashier/SS/SM may tell you.
RR's will not print if the Catalina machine is offline, out of paper, or if they have not been programmed properly at corporate.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Walgreens, week of Feb 6, 2011

Not a bad week to roll some rr's.

If you've not seen the Neuragen mm, it's a good one, and then you can roll it with some things you will probably be more likely to use.

Neuragen topical (monthly deal) $14.99, get $10rr
-$10/1 mq in Winter Diabetes & You booklet found at Walgreens
=$4.99, get $10rr = $5.01 mm

Veripur Hand Sanitzier $3.99, get $4rr

Right Guard Body Wash $3.99, get $3rr
-$1/1 peelie on product

Colgate Toothpaste 2/$5, get $3rr wyb 2
-$1/1 mq  found in Winter D&Y
=2 free w/2 mq's after rr's

Lysol no-touch Hand Soap Dispenser $11.99, Earn $7rr
-$3/1 mq
=$8.99, get $7rr = $1.99

Garnier Fructis Dandruff Shampoo 3/$10, earn $5rr wyb $15
-$2/1 tearpad mq
*Buy 5 = $16.67
 Use $2/1 mq x5 =$10
 Earn $5rr
= $1.67 for 5

Gillette Fusion (monthly deal) $9.99, get $4rr
-$4/1 mq
=$5.99, get $4rr = $1.99

Arnicare $5.99, get $6rr (monthly deal)
-$2/1 mq HERE
=$3.99, get $6rr = $2.01 mm
 * This coupon beeps. ALL coupons for this company's products beep b/c they do not know how to properly code coupons.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Contact Lens rebate

If you're in the market for contact lenses and are also getting your annual eye exam, check out this rebate by Acuvue:

Acuvue rebate