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Walgreens Haul 4/17 – Spent $4.97 – Saved $91.27

Today’s shop was sort of a fun one for me.   When I was figuring out the shop…it was really like a game to see how much I could actually get and how little I was going to spend.  The trick with this shop was that I wanted to do something that didn’t require a ton of coupons for all those people who are just starting out … and really want to see if this coupon stuff really works!!  Trust me… it works!!

One of the things about coupon shopping is that some items we purchase on a regular basis do not have coupons, or if they do, they are so small it doesn’t really reduce the price that much.  This just means sometimes I have to pay full price or close to it!!   You can get around that though by pairing the items you are paying full value for with coupons that give you overage. 

OVERAGEmeans when your coupon is more than the product itself.  In essence, its like creating your own coupon for the items you want that the manufacturers don’t really discount.

That being said — this shop today had only a few coupons (everything is listed below).  The overage I ended up with for each transaction came from the Scotch Tape Coupon that I paired with the Walgreens Coupon from the Sunday Paper. 

I bought 3 packs of Paper Towel (6 rolls each), 2 Dozen Eggs, 2 Packs Paper Plates, 2 Loves of Bread and 36 Rolls of Scotch Tape. 

I paid a total of out of pocket before tax of $4.97.  I saved 91.27. 

If you want to switch it up and use the overage from the Scotch Tape to buy items that I did not list below, you can do so, just make sure the extra items in your transaction are more that $2.02 – otherwise the coupon will beep and you will end up paying more out of pocket.

To help you be able to understand the way I did this shop, I am listing the transactions as I did them along with the coupons so you can do them if you want!!  Remember to hand over any manufacturer coupons before the Walgreens coupons pictured below otherwise the transaction will not work.

Transaction 1
6 scotch tape (3/4 in x 300 in)  – $1.99 x 6 = $11.94
2 Dozen Eggs  – $1.29 x 2 = $2.58
Total Before Coupons: $14.52

Coupons used:
6 – $1.00 off Scotch Tape (CLICK HERE for PDF of coupon – coupon is the second item on page 2 and can be printed multiple times)
1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
Total Out of Pocket after Coupons before tax: $ 0.56 + Get a printed coupon at checkout for 2 FREE Redbox DVD Rentals 

Transaction 2
6 scotch tape (3/4 in x 300 in)  – $1.99 x 6 = $11.94
2 Packs Walgreen Paper Plates – $3.29 for 2
1 Filler Item for .39 cents
Total Before Coupons: $15.62

Coupons used:
6 – $1.00 off Scotch Tape (CLICK HERE for PDF of coupon – coupon is the second item on page 2 and can be printed multiple times)
1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Walgreens Paper Plates .89 cents each (this will deduct $1.51)
Total Out of Pocket after Coupons before tax: $ 0.15

Transaction 3
6 scotch tape (3/4 in x 300 in)  – $1.99 x 6 = $11.94
2 Loaves Bread – $1.39 x 2 = 2.78
Total Before Coupons: $14.72

Coupons used:
6 – $1.00 off Scotch Tape (CLICK HERE for PDF of coupon – coupon is the second item on page 2 and can be printed multiple times)
1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
Total Out of Pocket after Coupons before tax: $ 0.76

Transaction 4, 5 and 6 (I did this transaction 3 times exactly the same)
6 Scotch tape (3/4 in x 300 in)  – $1.99 x 6 = $11.94
1 Scotts Naturals Paper Towel – $5.00
Total Before Coupons: $16.94

Coupons used:
6 – $1.00 off Scotch Tape (CLICK HERE for PDF of coupon – coupon is the second item on page 2 and can be printed multiple times)
1 – $1.00 / 1 Scott Naturals Paper Towel (4/17 SS)
1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
1 – Scott Naturals Coupon from Walgreens IVC Coupon Book at Front of Store (it is usually on the stand with the weekly ad and will deduct $1.00)
Total Out of Pocket after Coupons before tax: $ 0.98

If you have questions or need help pairing a deal – just let me know.  If you do your own deal, please come back and share it with us!!   

If this post helped you…please post a comment – I’d love to know!

Marianne

Comments

  1. Kim Obaid says:
    I did 2 different transactions YIPEE!

    TRANSACTION #1

    6 scotch tape 1.99 x 6 = 11.94
    2 reynolds wrap foil (25 sq ft) 2 x 1.69 = 3.38
    1 blossom easter pencil (easter seasonal section .27

    Total before coupons $15.59

    used 6 $1/1 coupons for tape
    used 1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
    used 1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper (Reynolds Wrap) deducted 1.60

    TOTAL OUT OF POCKET BEFORE TAX = .03

    TRANSACTION #2

    6 scotch tape 1.99 x 6 = 11.94
    2 Soft Soap (7.5 oz) 2 x 2.49 = 4.98
    1 Goetz Carmel Cow (at the register) .35

    Total before coupons $17.27

    used 6 $1/1 coupons for tape
    used 1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper – Buy 1 get 2 Free (this will deduct $7.96)
    used 1 – Walgreens Coupon from Sunday Paper (Soft Soap) deducted 3.00

    TOTAL OUT OF POCKET BEFORE TAX = .31

    So I spent .34 Out of pocket before Tax and saved 32.52 WOOT WOOT!!!

  2. Marianne says:
    Awesome job on the transactions…work it to fit your needs!! Remember, if the store is out of Scotch Tape – get a rain check!! Since its a Sale Price and doesn’t spit out a register reward you can use it till the Scotch Tape Coupon expires… which is not till June!

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