Walgreens scenarios for the week of 5/17

You can access coupon match-ups for this week’s scenarios here. If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, be sure to read the tips at the end of the match ups post.

Here are some suggestions for the deals this week: (you can skip or “roll” as it works for you – just remember, you can’t roll the same RR into another RR deal and you can’t roll the Bayer deals into each other)

$33.95 in merchandise for $7.97 OOP, $3 RR left to spend
Transaction #1:
Buy Skintimate or Edge Shave Gel – $1.99, get a $1 RR

Use $1/1 Skintimate coupon

Spend $.99, get a $1 RR

Transaction #2:
Bayer Quick Release Crystals (4 ct) – $2.49, get a $2.49 RR

Use $1 Skintimate RR
(you can use the $1 Quick Release coupon if you have it, but you will need to add a “filler” item if you plan to use the Skintimate RR as well…the Royal gelatin is .25 this week with the in ad coupon)

Spend $1.49, get a $2.49 RR (or spend .74 if you use the $1 Skintimate RR, the Bayer coupon and buy the Royal gelatin)

Transaction #3:
Buy Colgate Visible White toothpaste – $4.49, get a $4.49 RR

Use $2.49 Bayer RR
Use $1 Colgate printable (you will need a filler)

Spend $1.25 OOP, get a $4.49 RR (if you use the gelatin as your filler)

Transaction #4:
Buy Right Guard Professional or Dry Idea Clinical Complete (1.8-6 oz) – $5.99, get a $5 RR

Use $4.49 Colgate RR
Use $1 Right Guard/Dry Idea coupon (you will need a filler)

Spend .75 OOP (if you use gelatin as your filler), get a $5 RR

Transaction #5:
Buy 4 Johnsons Band Aid Bandages (2/$5 = $10)

Use 4 $1 coupons (you will need one filler item to use a RR also)
Use $5 Right Guard RR

Spend $1.25 OOP (if you use the gelatin as your filler), get a $4 RR

Transaction #6:
Buy Off! Clip on mosquito protection – $8.99, get a $3 RR

Use $3 printable coupon (you will need a filler)
Use $4 Johnsons RR

Spend $2.24 OOP (if you use gelatin as your filler), get a $3 RR

Some helpful tips:
*At Walgreens, you cannot do a promotion more than once in a transaction and earn Register Rewards. So, if you buy more than 1 Skintimate in one transaction this week, you will only earn one $1 RR.

*You also cannot use the Register Rewards earned from a promotion on the same promotion and earn Register Rewards again. For example, if you buy Skintimate shave gel, get a $1 RR and use it to buy another Skintimate shave gel, another 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. (see the weekly match ups for some cheap filler items from this week’s ad)

*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!

*****NOTE: I have had poor experiences at Walgreens myself in this situation and I have had other readers write to me about their poor experiences in trying to use coupons for items that would be “free.” I have found that Walgreens cashiers tend to be misled when it comes to coupon policies and will often tell you that you cannot use a $1 coupon on a $.99 item because it “beeps.” I actually had a cashier write to me last week accusing me of advocating coupon fraud. Stores are reimbursed for the FACE VALUE of the coupon (and typically .08 or so extra), so they make money when we use these coupons. Many cashiers do not realize or understand this. If you encounter a situation where you are receiving poor customer service or cashiers are making accusations, my advice is to get the name of the manager/district manager, walk out of the store, and contact the manager/district manager to help educate them about proper coupon usage (and customer service, too)

*If your Register Reward doesn’t print for some reason and you have fulfilled all of the obligations for the “deal” 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)


  1. Does Walgreen’s accept expired Register Rewards? I just found a couple…. I’m so bummed…

  2. Melissa says:

    This varies from location to location. Some do, but most don’t. Your best bet is to call and ask. That’s one thing I don’t like about Walgreens – the RR have a short shelf life and you really have to watch the dates.