Walgreens deals for the week of 5/30

Here are the Walgreens deals for the week. Some scenarios are mixed in with the match-ups. If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, make sure you read the FAQs at the end of the post!  This is a great week for Walgreens “newbies” because you can get some RR without spending any money out of pocket!


*Buy Cortaid Maximum Strength Anti-Itch Cream – $3
$1/1 Cortaid – 3-14 RP, 4-25 SS
$3 Mail in Rebate
Final Price = $1 moneymaker after coupons and MIR

*Buy Ecotrin aspirin (45 ct) – $2, get a $2 RR
$2/1 Ecotrin printable (must register)
$2/1 Ecotrin aspirin therapy product – 5-16 RP
Final Price = free after coupon, $2 moneymaker after RR!

*Buy Luster White 7 toothpaste – $5, get a $5 RR
Final Price = FREE after RR

*Buy Rejuvicare Ultimate Skin, Hair, or Nail supplement – $9.99, get a $9.99 RR
Final Price = FREE after RR

*Buy U by Kotex feminine care (14-18 pack pads, 50-60 pack liners, or 18 pack tampons) – $3.49, get a $2.50 RR
$1/1 U by Kotex liners – 4-18 SS (expires 5/30)
$1/1 U by Kotex pads – 4-18 SS (expires 5/30)
$1/1 U by Kotex tampons – 4-18 SS (expires 5/30)
Final Price = $.01 moneymaker after coupons/RR

*Buy Walgreens A thru Z Select Multivitamins (60 ct) – $2, get a $2 RR
Final Price = FREE after RR!


*Buy Bayer Contour USB blood glucose monitor – $74.99, get a $5 RR
Final Price = $69.99 after RR

*Spend $10 or more on participating Cover Girl Blast cosmetics, get a $3 RR
BOGO free CoverGirl Face product – 4-11 RP (expires 5/31/10)
$1/1 Covergirl product, any – 5-2 PG (expires 5/31/10)
$2.50/1 Covergirl products, any – 5-2- PG (expires 5/31/10)

Buy 2 CoverGirl Blast cosmetics – $7.49/each

Use BOGO free coupons
Use $1/1 coupon

Spend $6.49, get a $3 RR
Final Price = $3.49 after coupons/RR
**This deal will only work through 5/31

*Buy Gillette Fusion ProGlide or Power razor system – $9.89, get a $5 RR
$1/1 Gillette Fusion ProGlide manual or Power razor system – 5-2 PG (expires 5/31)
Final Price = $3.89 after coupons/RR
*From the ad scans, it looks like this is a monthly deal and there is supposed to be a $4 RR in the PG insert next week, so it’s better to wait on this deal

*Buy Household cleaners – $2.99/each, get a $1 RR:  Tilex (16-32 oz), Clorox bathroom (30 oz), 35 pack disinfecting wipes, Clean-UP, Pine Sol (28 oz), Liquid Plumr (32 oz), Formula 409 (32 oz)
Final Price = $1.99/each after RR

*Spend $10 on these items, get a $5 RR:  Hershey’s Miniatures, Nuggets, or Kisses (8.5-9.2 oz) or Hershey’s Pieces – 2/$5 or Twizzlers – 3/$4
$1/1 Hershey’s Pieces – 4-18 SS
$1/3 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, York candy – 4-11 SS

Buy 3 Hershey’s Kisses/miniatures – $2.50/each
Buy 1 Hershey’s Pieces – $2.50/each

Use $1/3 coupon
Use $1/1 coupon

Spend $8 OOP, get a $5 RR
Final Price = $3 after coupons/RR ($.75/bag)

*Buy Omron automatic deluxe wrist or ultra premium arm blood pressure monitor – $74.99, get a $5 RR
Final Price = $69.99 after RR

*Buy Pantene hair care – 2/$8, get a $2 RR
$1/2 Pantene products – 5-2 PG (expires 5/31)
$1/1 Pantene styler – 5-2 PG (expires 5/31)

Buy 2 Pantene stylers – 2/$8

Use 2 $1/1 Pantene coupons

Spend $6 OOP, get a $2 RR
Final Price = $4 after coupons/RR ($2/each)

*Buy Prilosec OTC – $24.99, get a $5 RR
$3/1 Prilosec OTC – 5-2 PG
Final Price = $16.99 after coupons/RR

*Arm & Hammer 2X laundry detergent ($6.99)
$1/2 Arm & Hammer detergent printable on armandhammer.com
$1/2 Arm & Hammer laundry products – 4-11 SS*Dial body wash (16-18 oz) or 8 pack bar soap
$1/2 Dial body washes – 3-7 RP (expires 5/30)
$.35/1 Dial multibar pack – 3-7 RP (expires 5/30)
*Finest Natural Heart Health Supplements
*Nature’s Bounty or Osteo Bi-Flex
$2/1 Nature’s Bounty printable (when you register)
*Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve bacon ($3.99)
*Quaker Quick 1 minute oats ($3.19)
*Nivea or Neutrogena men’s skincare, shave gel, or body wash
$3/1 Nivea Men’s body wash – 5-2 RP
*Samy hair care:  shampoo, conditioner, or styling products
*Walgreens alkaline batteries ($3.49)
*Werther’s, Riesen, Toffifay, or Lifesavers candy ($2.29)

*Arizona Tea bottle or can – 2/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Royal gelatin – 5/$1 (w/ in ad coupon)
*Walgreens aluminum foil – $.59 (w/ in ad coupon)
*V05 shampoo or conditioner – $.69/each

*Huggies jumbo pack diapers, Pull-Ups, or GoodNites – $8.99
$3/1 Huggies printable
$3/1 Huggies printable
Final Price = $5.99 after coupons

The following scenarios are for those are just starting to shop at Walgreens and who have few, if any, RR to spend: $15.48 in merchandise for $2.22 profit (after MIR), $4 in RR left to spend

Buy 1 Ecotrin – $2

Use $2 Ecotrin printable

Spend $0 OOP, get a $2 RR

Buy 1 Walgreens A-Z select multivitamins – $2

Use $2 Ecotrin RR

Spend $0 OOP, get a $2 RR

Buy 1 U by Kotex – $3.49
Buy 1 Royal gelatin – $.20 (w/ in ad coupon)

Use $1 U by Kotex coupon
Use $2 vitamins RR

Spend $.69 OOP, get a $2.50 RR

Buy 1 Ecotrin – $2
Buy 1 Walgreens A-Z multivitamin – $2
Buy 1 Walgreens aluminum foil – $.59 (w/ in ad coupon)

Use $2 Ecotrin printable
Use $2.50 U by Kotex RR

Spend $.09 OOP, get 2 $2 RR

Buy 1 Cortaid – $3
Buy 1 Ecotrin – $2
Buy 1 Royal gelatin – $.20 (w/ in ad coupon)

Use $2 vitamin RR
Use $1 Cortaid coupon
Use $2 Ecotrin coupon

Spend $.20 OOP, get a $2 RR, get $3 Cortaid MIR

**Continue to “roll” your RR by repeating deals scenarios 1-3

MY PLAN: (I’m starting out with 2 $3 RR from the Goody deal last week and 2 $2 RR from the Scrubbing Bubbles last week)  $33.07 in merchandise for $2.08 OOP, $4.50 in RR left to spend

Buy 1 Ecotrin – $2
Buy 1 Walgreens A-Z vitamins – $2
Buy 3 Hershey’s miniatures – $7.50 ($2.50/each)
Buy 2 Twizzlers – $1.25/each

Use $2 Ecotrin coupon
Use $1/3 Hershey’s coupon
Use 2 $3 RR
Use 2 $2 RR

Spend $1 OOP, get a $2 RR (Ecotrin), $2 RR (vitamins), $5 RR (Hershey’s)

Buy 1 Ecotrin – $2
Buy 1 A-Z vitamins – $2
Buy 2 Dixie paper plates – $3.99
Buy 1 Royal gelatin ($.20 w/ in ad coupon)

Use $2 Ecotrin printable
Use $1/2 Dixie coupon
Use $5 Hershey’s RR

Spend $.19 OOP, get 2 $2 RR

Buy 1 U by Kotex – $3.49
Buy 1 Cortaid – $3
Buy 2 Royal gelatin – $.20 (w/ in ad coupon)

Use $1 Cortaid coupon
Use $1 U by Kotex coupon
Use 2 $2 Ecotrin RR

Spend $.89, get a $2.50 RR and $3 from MIR

I have $4.50 in RR left to spend. I could use the “newbie” scenarios to increase this amount if I want to.

Some helpful tips:
*At Walgreens, you can use ONE manufacturer’s coupon and ONE store coupon per item

*At Walgreens, you cannot do a promotion more than once in a transaction and earn Register Rewards. (for example, if you buy 2 Ecotrin, you will only earn 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 Ecotrin and use the RR from that to buy another one, your 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. The in ad coupons often have good, inexpensive filler items. (there are LOTS of great filler items this week – 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 store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon, give the manufacturer’s coupon FIRST, and the store coupons 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 1-888-8coupon, option 3
*Use the online form to contact them: Contact Catalina Marketing (when I have tried contacting them this way, my results have not been very good….your best bet is to call)

This post is part of Becentsable’s Grocery Gathering.