Saturday, March 27, 2010

How to Play the Walgreens Game

A note about Walgreens Register Rewards (RR):
A RR is a coupon off your next purchase. Good on any item. The only trick is if you get a Dove RR, you can't use that RR to pay for another Dove transaction (well you can, but a new RR won't print). You can roll RR (buy 1 item that gives a RR, then use that RR to buy a different item that has a RR). It sounds confusing but once you do it, it isn't so bad.

Here is an example of how to "Roll" your RRs. These items are part of the ad that begins tomorrow so you can do these exact transactions tomorrow thru next Saturday!

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Dentek Floss for $2. Pay $2 OOP (out of pocket). Get a $2 RR.

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Dove Hair Product for $4. Use your $2 RR from Dentek Floss. Pay $2 OOP. Get a $4 RR.

Transaction #3
Buy Simply Saline for $7. Use your $4 Dove RR. Use $1 off coupon (SS 1/24). Pay $2 OOP. Get a $7 RR.

Transaction #4
Buy Dentek Floss and Dove for $6. Add another item as a filler to get your total up to $7 (so you can use your Simply Saline $7 RR).
There are lots of items on sale for $1 or so this week (Comet, Swanson Broth, Eggs, etc)
Pay $1 OOP (will vary depending on your "filler" item)
Get a $4 Dove RR and a $2 Dentek RR.

Total OOP for these 4 Transactions (if you have the $1 off Simply Saline coupon $7 without)=$6
Total RRs for next time=$6
Final Price for all these items $1 (and the feeling you get when you get 6 items for $1=Priceless)

A few more things to know:
-A RR usually expires a week or two from the date you get it so you can use it on next week's sale.

-Walgreens has an item to coupon ratio. You can't use more coupons than items you are buying . If you are buying 3 items, you can use up to 3 manufacturer and/or RR coupons. Store coupons do not count towards this ratio.

-You can only buy 1 RR offer per transaction to get the RR. For example: If you buy 2 flosses only 1 RR will print. You can buy different RR items and get both RRs. That is why Trasaction #4 will work, the items are different.
Leave a comment if you have any ?s.

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