Thursday, August 12, 2010

So I played the Walgreens game...

I decided to try out my novice couponing skills at another store this week - Walgreens. My mom gave me her Sunday ads so I had 2 sets of coupons plus some printables that I found online. I did a LOT better at Walgreens than I did at Wal-mart but I think it's because you can stack certain coupons (a WG coupon with a manufacturer coupon).

Here's what I got:

I had a coupon for every single item here except Chris' sunblock, which was not on my list. =) That's what happens when you take the hubby with you though. Ha! But as a consolation I did get a register reward for it, so all was not lost.

In case you can't tell here is what I got:

4 packs of huggies (2 for Brayden and 2 for Brody)
3 containers of huggies wipes
2 colgate toothpastes
2 maybelline mascaras
2 maybelline eyeshadows
4 bags of chex mix (we like our chex mix around here!)
3 boxes of capri sun
3 garnier hair products
1 box of crayons
1 sunblock

My best deals were the Huggies diapers...each pack was on sale for $8.99. I had four coupons - 2 for $4 and 2 for $3.50. So instead of $36 I paid $21. I got the toothpaste for $.99. Also, the wipes total would have been $9 (they were on sale) but I got them for $4 (for all 3).

In total I saved....


That was a 36% savings! It's not perfect but it's much better than last time! Also, I was really lucky because I was unsure of how to use the coupons (you just give them to the cashier at the end) and the cashier was SO nice and very helpful. He also made sure I got the Walgreens monthly coupon book (I didn't know there was such a thing).

So here are my tips for shopping at Walgreens.

- You can stack manufacturer coupons with Walgreens coupons. Coupons can also be combined with sales for an even better deal!
- Pick up a copy of the monthly coupons. They are at the register and there is a new book each month.
- Print coupons off of Walgreens website and other sites like
- Know your register rewards because they aren't all labeled in the store.
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