Thrifty Thursday: My Walgreens trips and more savings for the week

I am usually not a big Walgreens fan, but every now and then they have deals that I just can pass up. The past couple of weeks at CVS have been slow and I’ve been missing my bargain retail therapy. This week, Walgreens has a promotion where you get a $5 RR if you spend $25 (this is the total BEFORE coupons).

I did two transactions and got all of this for free (I had a gift card from filling a prescription). Without the gift card, I would have paid $13.45 out of pocket, but I will be getting back $7 from Easysaver rebates and I have $10 in RR to spend.

The scenarios I used are posted here:

If you don’t have any RR or gift cards to start out with, here’s an easy scenario that you can use to get start for very little out of pocket:

Buy 4 Arm & Hammer laundry detergents (the in ad coupon says limit 2, but people are reporting that they have been able to buy more than that)

The price of the Arm & Hammer before the coupon is $6.99/each, so it brings your total to $27.96. Then, give them the coupon from the Walgreens ad and print four coupons $1/1 from (you can print two per computer). Your total will be $3.96 (plus tax) and you will get a $5 RR back.

Then, the Entertainment books are $25 and there is a $10 off coupon in the weekly Walgreens ad. Buy that, use the $10 off coupon from the Walgreens ad and your $5 RR from the detergent and you paid $10 for an Entertainment book and you will get a $5 RR back.

If you haven’t done the Easysaver rebates before, they are super easy. You just enter your receipt #s with qualifying purchases online and then it will submit them automatically for you at the end of the month. The turn around time is pretty fast, too. You can choose to get a check or your rebate can be loaded on to a Walgreens gift card and you get a 10% bonus.

Here’s another deal for this week:

Macy’s Friends & Family sale: take an additional 20% off and get free shipping using code MACYSFRIEND at check-out. This sale is in effect through 12/18/08. Also, get 8% cash back when you shop through Ebates.

Kohls Biggest Christmas sale: (December 11-13) Save 15% off everything using code BUYSAVE15 at check-out or 20% off everything when you spend $100 or more using code SAVETWENTY at check-out. You will also get free shipping if you spend $100 or more and you get $10 in Kohls cash for every $50 that you spend. Get 4% cash back when you shop through Ebates.