Originally, as I said, I was a bit confused as to how the Walgreens deals work because there are several types.
- Sales - weekly deals
- Walgreens coupons that come in their sale flyer. These can be used along with a manufacturer's coupon to stack the savings.
- Register Rebates (RR). Usually you buy so many particular items to earn a certain amount. These print out with your receipt and can be used like cash on your next Walgreen's purchase.
- Easy Saver Rebates (ESR) - These are rebates on specific items each month that Walgreens sponsors. You can claim these by mail or even online. If you take the option of getting your rebates on a Walgreens gift card, they give you an extra 10%. Each month there are several free after rebate items.
After discovering that Walgreens had a $10 off a purchase of $40 coupon that was good last Friday and Saturday, I thought it was time to get my feet wet and give the Walgreens deal shopping a try. I felt like a total novice, but armed with advice from the Deal Seeking Mom and my coupons, I set out.
I purchased a handful of items:
- Scrubbing Bubbles Action Scrubber
- Revlon Nail Polish
- Chemistry Conditioner
- Crest Pro Health Mouthwash
- Crest Pro Health Toothpaste
- Walgreens Acid Control Tablets
Here's the breakdown:
Retail price total $58.80
Total after Walgreens sales: 52.10
Manufacturers coupons -10.25
Walgreens $10 off $40 -10.00
Total after coupons $31.85
RR earned -16.50
ESR to be earned -23.56
Extra 10% earned by putting this on a gift card -2.36
NET GAIN 10.57
Isn't that awesome! I am thinking that I am loving Walgreens. There were several ESR free after rebate deals that they were out of. I am hoping that Walgreens will get them in before the end of the month when the rebate period ends. I can't wait to see what kind of deals that I can get this week!