Saturday, April 30, 2011

How To Roll With It

Starting tomorrow, May 1, at Walgreen's there will be some pretty excellent sales with Register Rewards.

First, head over to Clippin' with Carie's website and check out this week's Walgreen's ad match up, lots of awesome deals next week so go pick yours out and print your shopping list.

Here is a simple example of how you can roll your rewards to maximize savings. Your deal strategy may differ based on the items you need for your household, but this should hopefully give you some inspiration. (Prices do not include tax.)

1 Noxzema Disposable Razor 4 pack - $3.99
Use the $2 coupon from the May 1 RedPlum insert
PAY $1.99 AND GET A $3 RR

1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual or Power Razor - $9.89
1 Padded Mailer or Scotch Tape $0.39 with in-ad coupon (filler item)
Use the $4 coupon from the May 1 P&G insert
AND use the $3 RR from transaction 1
PAY $3.28 AND GET A $5 RR

2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper 12 packs ("Large" rolls) at $5 each - $10
1 Padded Mailer or Scotch Tape $0.39 with in-ad coupon (filler item)
Use 2 $0.50 coupons printable HERE (can print 2 per computer)
AND use the $1 Cottonelle Coupon from the Wag's May Coupon Book (available in-store) - takes off $2
AND use the $5 RR from transaction 2
PAY $2.39 AND GET A $3 RR


You could stop here and leave the store with $3 in RR for your next trip... or you can keep rolling the rewards for other items that also have RR deals, or spend the $3 on a splurge for yourself (or if you wanna be practical you could pick up some other household products you may be low on).

If I wanted to continue this roll I might pick up some the Right Guard Total Defense Deodorant for $2.99 with a B1G1 coupon paying only for a filler item and getting another $2 RR. Then I might grab some GUM Eez-Thru Flossers for $2 and use the $2 RR to pay for them (no filler needed) and get another $2 RR. Nearly endless possibilities, have fun with it!

Happy Shopping!

Important reminders about using mfg coupons and Register Rewards

  1. Know the store's coupon policy! Bring a copy with you in case of any issues!
  2. To get the most savings you will have to do more than one transaction
  3. You may need access to multiple computers to print multiples of on-line coupons or multiple Sunday papers for duplicates of coupons (or you can try a clipping service).
  4. Do NOT expect or count on the cashier to know which products have a monthly coupon book or in-ad coupon available - to have the smoothest experience have all your coupons separated by transaction and ready to go before you head to the store
  5. Register Rewards are mfg coupons. Walgreen's does not allow more mfg coupons than items per transaction. Coupons for an amount off  2+ items count as a coupon for each item. When using a RR with other items you have mfg coupons on you may need to buy an inexpensive additional item so your mfg coupon count does not exceed your item count - this is called a filler item.
A note about coupon shopping etiquette
  • Don't be a shelf clearer - we all want to get the same deals you want so leave some for the rest of us!
  • As a courtesy to other shoppers, especially when shopping during peak times, please try to check out in one of the other store departments when possible; no one wants to wait in line while you have 5 different orders with tons of coupons.
  • Don't worry about other people's stares or comments, if they want to pay retail then let them but most of us do this to save money for our families and in some cases we do it because we have no other choice to survive - they don't know you or your situation so don't let them get under your skin. Just smile and be polite, they will eat their words and stares when they see your total.

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