Step by Step: The Walgreens Dimetapp/Robitussin RR deal

Yesterday I posted about the awesome overlap in RR deals on Robitussin/Dimetapp at Walgreens.

Here’s the scoop:

The Robitussin/Dimetapp is on sale for $4/each this week (I believe the regular price is $6.49-$6.99)

1. Print five of the $2 off coupons (the links are posted here).

2. Visit your local Walgreens. If you can get your hands on five bottles, you will spend $10 out of pocket after coupons, but you will get $20 in RR (if you buy them before 12/31). After 12/31, you will get $15 in RR.

Based on posts on HCW, the following UPCs are confirmed to be working for this deal: (these are for 4 oz bottles)

Children’s Dimetapp Cold & Cough (3-0031-2234-13-2 = UPC)
Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Elixir (UPC=0031 2235 12)
Children’s Dimetapp Cold and Allergy (UPC=300312235-139)

Adult Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion, Sugar-Free DM3-0031-8686-13-3 = UPC
Adult Robitussin Cough, Sugar Free DM (UPC =3 0031 8686 12 6)
Adult Robitussin Cough & Cold CF (UPC = 3-0031-8616-14-7)
Adult Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion DM (UPC = 3-0031-8685-15-0)
Adult Robitussin Cough & Chest Congestion DM Max
Adult Robitussin Cough Syrup CF (UPC=3-0031 8616 14)
Adult Robitussin Night time Cough Cold and Flu (UPC = 0031 8642)

Does not appear to be working:
Adult Robitussin Night Time Cold and Cough 4 oz

3. This week, there is a deal where you earn $10 in RR when you spend $20 on Robitussin/Dimetapp. This deal overlaps with two other catalina deals: (This information came from Common Sense with Money)

*Get $5 RR when you buy three Wyeth products (ends 12/31)
*Get $5 RR when you buy $10 in Wyeth products (ends 1/31)
*Get $10 RR when you spend $20 (ends 1/31)

If you buy the Robitussin/Dimetapp before 12/31, you will get $20 in RR. If you buy them after 12/31, you will get $15 in RR.

A few additional notes:
**If you try to use RR from a previous Dimetapp/Robitussin deal to pay for your out of pocket on the next round, your RR will not print.

**RR are treated as manufacturer’s coupons and you can only use one manufacturer’s coupon per item. If you are using a Wyeth coupon for each cough syrup and additional RR (from deals other than the Dimetapp/Robitussin deal), you will need to add “filler” items so that you can use your RR.

**The Wyeth coupons state “one per purchase” not “one per transaction” which means that you should be able to use one coupon for each item you are buying.

**Using coupons should not prevent your RR from printing although plenty of store managers and cashiers will try to tell you this. Before making your purchase, it helps to make sure that the green light on the catalina machine is on. If there is a red light or a flashing light, there may be a problem with the catalina machine.

**If your RR does not print, here’s what you need to do:
A1: The store will give you a form to fill out and mail in to catalina
A2: 1-888-8coupon, option 3
A3: use the online form: Contact Catalina Marketing
(I haven’t had much luck using the online form and have had the best luck just calling them)

**If your store is out of the Dimetapp/Robitussin, get a rain check for the $4 price. Since the overlap deal runs through the end of January, you can buy them when they are back in stock and you should still be able to get the $15 in RR.