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Now, on to shopping….

I had to take a break from all our weekend festivities to do my Sunday drugstore shopping. I actually decided to skip CVS this week, as the deals there weren’t thrilling me yet again. I’m hoping next week they get their mojo back! But I had a great trip to Walgreens, and I have to give a shout-out to the great staff and manager at the Punta Gorda store. They were all so friendly, helpful, & patient today, even with my gazillion coupons, a self-inflicted fiasco, and 4 complicated transactions. It made shopping truly a pleasure.

Here is what I got:

At Walgreens I spent $12.71 for $118.98 worth of groceries & drugstore merchandise, a savings of 90%. I could’ve saved an additional $6 OOP if I would have been able to print the coupons for the Zarbees Cough Syrup, but alas, there were no more prints available. But those are the breaks and it was still a great deal, and a great shopping trip overall! Since this week’s Beginner’s Guide to Coupons lesson is on Walgreens, I will be a little more detailed than usual on my coupons and transactions, just in case anyone wants to try to copy it. Keep in mind that a few of these P&G coupons expire today, which is why I am trying to post this as early as possible!
Coupons Used:
Transaction #1
(bought 1 Zarbees Cough Syrup, 2 Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrushes, 2 $0.05 filler pencils)
(1) Buy 1, Get 1 Free Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Proctor & Gamble insert, 9/26)
(1) $1 off Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Proctor & Gamble insert, 9/26)
(1) $1 off Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Walgreens November Coupon Booklet)
(1) $2 Register Reward (leftover from Thursday)
(1) $1.60 Register Reward (leftover from Thursday)
Total Spent OOP: $3.76, got back $6, $1 RRs
 
Transaction #2
(bought (4) Secret Expressions, (4) Olay Ribbons Body Wash, 3 pencils, (2) boxes brown sugar)
(4) $0.50 off Secret (Proctor & Gamble insert 9/26)
(4) $5 off Olay Body Product wyb any Secret (Proctor & Gamble insert 10/31)
(1) Domino Sugar for $0.59 (Walgreens in-ad coupon, automatically doubles)
(1) $0.50 off 2 Domino Brown or Confectioner’s Sugar (Red Plum insert, 10/17)
(1) $1.60 RR (leftover from Thursday)
(1) $1 RR (from Transaction #1)
(1) $6 RR (from Transaction #1)
Total Spent OOP: $3.31, got back $10 RR
 
Transaction #3
(bought 1 Zarbees Cough Syrup, 2 Oral-B toothbrushes, 2 DayQuil, (2) boxes brown sugar, 1 pencil)

 

 

 

(1) Buy 1, Get 1 Free Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Proctor & Gamble insert, 9/26)
(1) $1 off Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Proctor & Gamble insert, 9/26)
(1) $1 off Oral-B CrossAction Toothbrush (Walgreens November Coupon Booklet)

 

 

 

(1) Domino Sugar for $0.59 (Walgreens in-ad coupon, automatically doubles)
(1) $0.50 off 2 Domino Brown or Confectioner’s Sugar (Red Plum insert, 10/17)
(2) $1.50 off NyQuil or DayQuil (Proctor & Gamble insert, 10/31)
(1) $10 RR (from Transaction #2)
Total Spent OOP: $4.99, got back $6, $5, $1 RRs
 
Transaction #4
(bought (2) Children’s Advil, (1) bread, (6) tomato sauce, (6) Campbell’s, (1) butter, (2) sugar)
(2) $2 off any Advil product (printable here)
(1) $3 off Children’s Advil

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Walgreens in-ad coupon, automatically doubles)

 

 

(2) $1.50 off 3 Campbell’s Great for Cooking Soups 

 

 

 

(1) Domino Sugar for $0.59 (Walgreens in-ad coupon, automatically doubles)
(1) $0.50 off 2 Domino Brown or Confectioner’s Sugar (Red Plum insert, 10/17)
(1) $6 RR (from Transaction #3)
(1) $5 RR (from Transaction #3)
(1) $1 RR (from Transaction #3)
Total Spent OOP: $0.64, no RRs leftover

 

 
Since I only went to one store, so far this week I have spent $12.71 for $118.98 worth of groceries and drugstore merchandise, an average savings of 90% for the week.