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Walgreens deals 4/3

Posted April 3, 2011

There are a number of good deals at Walgreens this week including FREE toothpaste! Here are my top 10 Walgreen’s deals for the week. Please share any others you find!

Colgate MaxFresh, MaxWhite or MaxClean toothpaste 6 oz
Sale: $2.99
RR: $2.99
MQ: .75/1 coupon from 4/3
Total after MQ and RR = FREE (.75 money maker with coupon!)

Accu-check Aviva or Compact Plus Blood Glucose Monitor
Sale: $14.99
Mail in Rebate: $14.99 (found on package)
Total after rebate = Free

Easter novelty items 4 for $1 and 3 for $1 with in-ad coupons

Quaker quick 1 minute oats
Sale: $1.50
MQ: $1.00 coupon from 1-2
Total after coupon = .50

Scott Packaging tape
Sale: $1.50 with in-ad coupon on page 5, limit 4
MQ: $1 printable
Total after store and manufacturer’s coupon = .50

Lysol Neutra Air, 10 oz
Sale: $2.50
Store coupon: $1/2 store coupon from April coupon book found in stores
MQ: $1.50 coupon from 3/20
Total for 2 with 2 coupons and store coupon = $1.00 (.50 each)

Purex laundry detergent, 32 loads
Sale: $1.99 with in-ad coupon on last page of ad, limit 3
MQ: $1 coupons from 2/20 and 3/13
Total after store and manufacturer’s coupons = .99 each – a good deal!

Gillette Venus ProSkin razor system
Sale: $7.99
RR: $4.00
MQ: $2.00 coupon from 4/3
Total after RR and coupon = $1.99

12 pack Pepsi products
Sale: 4 for $13
ECB: $3 when you buy 4
Total after ECB = 4 for $10 ($2.50 per 12 pack)

Pampers RR deal:
Sale: Pampers jumbo pack diapers, Swaddlers, Cruisers, Easy Ups, Baby Dry $8.99
Pampers wipes 60-72 pack $2.49
RR: $5 Register Reward when you buy $20 or more, $2 RR when you $10. The ad indicates that you will get a Register Reward coupon good on your next purchase of Pampers.
MQ: $1.50 coupon from 4/2


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  • Mommy2Caleb+Carly Apr 5, 2011

    Thanks rock! :)

  • Nancy Apr 4, 2011

    If you're buying two different deals that produce RR's, not a problem to do them in one transaction. The same deal can't be done in the same transaction because it will only produce one RR.

    On the $7.50 total, without knowing how much of that total was tax, it's hard to say why it wouldn't take the $3.00 RR. If the RR was for a product made by the same company that issued the RR (not the same product, just the same company) you can't use an RR on that deal, I know, odd, but true.

    If the $3.00 RR wasn't a problem of same company line, then my guess is that it went into the sales tax, even a penny is all it takes to reject it sometimes.

  • Mommy2Caleb+Carly Apr 4, 2011

    Someone...please help! I have 2 questions...first, tonight at Walgreens, I had to purchase my items in different transactions to get the RR. If I had 2 completely different items, but both would print out RR, can I ring them both up in the same transaction and get both RR or do I have to do it separately? NEXT, my total tonight was $7.50, so I used a $4.00 RR and tried to use a $3.00 RR and pay the .50, but the cashier said it would not take the $3.00 and I had to pay the $3.50 in cash! Is that right? Thanks!!

  • Nancy Apr 4, 2011

    teacher, sounds to me that one of the coupons just would not scan properly, nothing else makes sense why it would not work. You have more than enough items by count to balance out coupons used, so that wouldn't have triggered the issue :(


  • teacher101 Apr 4, 2011

    DD - she did try to do that by voiding out their coupon, then tried to scan my 2nd coupon, but it still wouldn't accept it, so she put back in their coupon and just told me it wasn't going to work. I said that was fine and it was.
    She gave me their coupon back and I still have the other one, plus the $3 back from the Colgate RR, so I'll just go again tomorrow.
    Anyway, thanks ladies, appreciate you trying to explain it to me.

  • teacher101 Apr 4, 2011

    I had $7 in RR from last week. Here is what I purchased, based on knowing that I probably needed some "fillers" to make sure it worked. I got 1 Colgate Max Fresh, 8 39cent Cadbury Eggs, 2 Scotch tapes and 2 99cent puzzles. I had a $1.00 coupon for the Colgate, their coupon for the 2/$3 Scotch tape, (2) $1 coupons for the Scotch Tape, plus the $7 in RR. I got the puzzles and some eggs for the "fillers". I knew I was getting back a $3 RR for the Colgate. Don't know if any of that made sense, but my total was $2.09, then .86 cents tax, so my grand total was $2.95. I guess that's why I didn't understand why that extra $1 coupon didn't work. And the Scotch tape coupon stated for one product, that's why I figured I would use both, since I was buying two and they were going to be $3 - $1 - $1 = $1.00. At least that's what I had in my head.

  • Nancy Apr 4, 2011

    "Okay, will it work well if I get 3 body washes, use: BOGO q and (2) $2 off qs? Beeps?" - sbigham3

    Buy 3 products and use three coupons and you're golden - no beeping :) Coupon count matches products scanned, that's the rule :)

  • Nancy Apr 4, 2011

    Unless you were using a RR, and the coupon could scan, it shouldn't have been an issue.

    Just remember the rule at Walgreens. With the exception of in ad clipped out coupons and coupons from their monthly book, ALL manufacturer coupons and RR's must have an item rung in to "attach" to.

    If you had 10 items and 11 coupons (including RR's), you have to have 11 items scanned in to purchase, one would be a small filler item, usually something on the clearance area or a small candy etc.

    Walgreens is funny that way. And your coupons and RR cannot dip into the tax owed, that will cause a coupon to be refused, and if that's the case, keep adding 'filler' items (like the 29 cent candy on sale) until the coupon will scan.

    That's what happened to me Sunday, had to keep adding Cadbury eggs (ended up with 6!) because my total tax was $2.35, I ended up paying $2.67 after I added 6 eggs to get passed the tax amount :) Actual cost minus tax was $0.32 cents LOL

  • Dr D Apr 4, 2011

    teacher101: It has been my experience at Walgreens that in a scenario like the one you describe for the Scotch packaging tape, if you hand over the two $1 manufacturer's coupons first, they will both scan for the purchase of two items, and then you provide the store coupon, which will reduce the price to $1.50 each. However, if the cashier scans or enters the code for a store coupon which is for a "2 for some amount" price *before* scanning the manufacturer coupons, the register will only accept one of the two manufacture coupons. Doesn't seem quite right to me, but this seems to be how the system is programmed.

  • teacher101 Apr 4, 2011

    Okay, I have a question. I went to Walgreens and got the Scotch Packing Tape with their coupon 2/$3, plus I had printed out 2 $1 coupons which stated that they were for purchasing 1 product. Anyway, she rang in their coupon and it took one of my coupons, but refused the other one. She tried voiding out their coupon and then tried my 2nd one again, it still didn't work. I wasn't mad or anything, I'm just curious as to why it wouldn't accept that coupon because even if it had, the price would have been for me to pay $1, so it wasn't like it was going to free or anything. I mean, for everything I bought and to pay only $2.95, I was fine, but I'm just curious, is there a limit as to how many coupons you can use per product, even though I had the right amount of product?