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The following scenarios are for those who have few, if any, RR to spend out of pocket: $20.32 in merchandise for $5.32 OOP, $2 RR left to spend
Buy Crest toothpaste – $1.99
Use $1 Crest coupon
Spend $.99 OOP, get a $1 RR
Buy Blistex – $1.99
Use $1 Crest RR
Spend $.99 OOP, get a $2 RR
Buy 2 Schick disposable razors – $6.50
Buy 1 Betty Crocker cornbread – $.34 w/ in ad coupon
Use $2 Schick coupon
Use BOGO free Schick coupon
Use $2 Blistex RR
Spend $2.84 OOP, get a $2.50 RR
Buy 3 Vitamin water or Smart water – 3/$3
Use $2.50 Schick RR
Spend $.50 OOP, get a $2 RR
NOTE: You can then “Roll” this back into the Crest or Blistex
FAQS: (Check out Walgreens new coupon policy here!)
Do you do multiple transactions at one store on one visit?
It just depends. Several stores in my area have gone to a “one RR per item per day” rule, which means I can’t do more than one transaction where I’m earning RR for the same product at the same store. Some of the stores in my area also will not let you use the RR you earn from one transaction on another transaction in that same visit. I’m fortunate to have several stores within a few minutes of my house, so I usually try to break up transactions at different stores and on different days to stay in the good graces of my stores.
What is Walgreens policy on using BOGO free coupons with a BOGO free offer, adjusting down coupons, etc.?
The new coupon policy does not really using a BOGO free coupon with a BOGO free promotion, but it does say you can use up to two coupons as long as the total doesn’t go below zero, so, you SHOULD be able to do this!!
Walgreens coupon policy is now to adjust the value of coupons down – YAY!!
Some helpful tips:
*At Walgreens, you can use ONE manufacturer’s coupon and ONE store coupon per item (always give the store coupon last to avoid problems)
*At Walgreens, you cannot do a promotion more than once in a transaction and earn RegisterRewards. (for example, if you buy 2 Gillette razors at one time, you will only earn a RR for one)
*You also typically cannot use the Register Rewards earned from a promotion on the same promotion and earn Register Rewards again. For example, if you buy the Gillette razor and use the RR from that to buy more, the RR will not print
*Register Rewards are considered to be “manufacturer’s coupons” and you can only use one manufacturer’s coupon per item. You will have to add “filler” items if you are using a manufacturer’s coupon and a RR. The in ad coupons often have good, inexpensive filler items. (check out the weekly match-ups for ideas)
*If you are using more than one RR in a transaction, always give the RR with the highest value FIRST. Sometimes strange things happen with coupons and taxes and even if you think you have planned out your scenario very well, you will end up with more overage than you planned for.
*If you are buying items that would result in a “free” item or “overage” when combining a storecoupon and a manufacturer’s coupon, give the manufacturer’s coupon FIRST, and the storecoupons LAST to avoid beeping/issues at the register! Make sure that you are purchasing enough items in your total transaction to “cover” the overage. You will not get cash back and you will have to add items to cover the overage or they will not take the coupon.
*If your Register Reward doesn’t print for some reason and you have fulfilled all of the obligations for the “deal” (including not using RR from the same parent company to pay) DO NOT let them tell you it is because you used coupons! Chances are they didn’t print because the catalina machine is not working. You have two choices: you can return your items and try again or you can contact the catalina company by doing the following:
*The store will give you a form to fill out and mail in to catalina
*Call 1-877-210-1917 , option 1
This post is part of Becentsable’s Grocery Gathering.
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