Saturday, September 26, 2009

Walgreens Trip 9/26 Sat

wow!! I did great today!!! even my mom was shocked!!

First Transaction:

(I should've really searched for a cheaper item than the pencil I was in a rush)
I didn't need pencils with this order either I only had 4 coupons/rr and 5 products)
If I had another rr/coupon than that would've worked! and If i had 2 more rr's/coupons I would've needed another
Ok...I'm getting it now!! See I'm learning too!
(See important info below on rr's/coupons)

toothbrushes 2/ $4.00 ( b1g1 coupon -$1.79 and it gave back $2 rr)
used my $5 rr for nail polish I got yesterday , and 2 rr's

Paid- $2.62
Got back
$2 rr
$5 rr Sally Hansen

Second Transaction:

2 J&J lotion 2 $5.99 (2/ $1. off coupons)
toothbrushes 2/ $4.00 (b1g1 coupon -$1.79 and it gave back $2 rr)
3 Sally Hansen 40% off (2/$1. coupons and $5 rr from 1st order also got back $3 rr :)

Ok now on that order I had 9 coupons and 11 products I didn't need 2 of the pencils!
now if I had 2 more rr's/coupons then yes I would've kept the pencils!!
(See important info below on rr's/coupons)

Paid $5.24
got back
$2 rr
$3 Sally Hansen

darn I was in such a rush I forgot to get the Thermcare pads and that's what messed me up!!
I did have this all written down by the way, see I don't even follow my own

Also see on the right some helpful Walgreen links and Videos ;)

added this helpful info:

♥ Register Rewards (RR) ♥

register rewards (RR) are coupons from the Catalina machine that print after you make a qualifying purchase. Most RRs are "On Your Next Order" (OYNO) which can be used like cash on your next order. (Sometimes you may receive a Catalina for $ off a particular item or an advertisement for an rr deal.)

♥ how can i use rr? ♥

generally, you can use your rr like cash on your next purchase. but of course there are exceptions.

Most RRs explicitly say that they can not be used on tobacco, alcohol, tax, lottery tickets, money orders, stamps, dairy, or any gift cards or pre-paid cards. however, some stores still allow rr's to be used on some of these items, so ymmv.

as stated in the fine print, you cannot use more RRs and manufacturer coupons than number of items you are buying. as long as you are buying as many items as you have rr & manufacturer coupons, you should be able to use more than one rr. (store coupons do not affect how many manufacturer and rr's you can use.)

You cannot "roll" rr's into the same deal 99% of the time. for example, if you use an RR from Kellogg's to purchase more Kellogg's items, you will NOT get another RR. the best way to "roll" is to use your Kelloggs RR to complete a different rr deal. You can then use the RRs from the 2nd deal, to purchase more Kelloggs.

Sally Hansen had its own deal so you are able to flip those since the rr is for that product only!

♥ how can to use coupons? ♥

if you are using a manufacturer's coupon and a wags coupon on the same item and hoping for overage towards your other items, give the manufacturer's coupon first. a manufacturer's coupon will be rejected by the register if it is over the cost of the item, but a wags coupon will go through.

for example:
the incorrect order...
deodorant $1.99
-$1 in-ad coupon (wags coupon)
-$1 manufacturer's coupon - will beep and register will not accept it because it is over $.99!

but if you give the cashier the manufacturer's coupon 1st...
deodorant $1.99
-$1 manufacturer's coupon
-$1 in-ad coupon (wags coupon) - will not beep
=-$.01 (of course you will need another item or tax on your transaction for the penny to apply to)

the registers will not accept more coupons/rr than items. so if want to use rr, but already have a manufacturer's coupon for each item, you can add a small "filler" item for each rr. use the cheapest items you can find (single pencils are good.)

  • B1G1 or BOGO = Buy one get one free
  • FAR = free after rebate
  • HBA = Health & Beauty Aids
  • MFR = manufacturer
  • MIR = Mail In Rebate
  • OOP = Out Of Pocket
  • RP = red plum coupon insert from sunday newspaper
  • RR = register rewards (from printer store printer)
  • SS = smartsource coupon insert from sunday newspaper
  • V = Valassis (same as red plum) coupon insert WYB = When You Buy
  • One thing to remember about Walgreens RR is you can not use a ”chap stick RR” to pay for another chap stick and have another RR print. BUT you can use a “toothpaste” RR to pay for chap stick and have another RR print.
  • Also remember that Walgreens has a coupon item ratio rule, you can only use as many coupons as you have items. They count RR as coupons. SO on transaction #1 I wanted to pay with a bunch of $1 RR as well as others. BUT I was only buying 4 items ( all of which had manufacture coupons which meant my item coupon ratio was already 4 to 4) I wanted to pay with 9 RR ( for a total of $25 in RR) so I had to buy 9 filler items so my coupon item ratio was now 13 items 13 coupons.
  • Also remember that only one RR per product will print per transaction. For example I wanted to buy 4 bottles of Dayquil but it has a $3 RR print when you buy 2. In order to have 2 RR print for $3 I did 2 transactions. My store is happy to let me go thru the line more than once ……but some store will limit you.
Now that's some Great info!!
Thanks to i heart wags

Go ahead now you try this!!
Do the same transactions like I and i heart wags
I actually follow her steps so please ck her out too!

Soon we all will master this, we just need to learn the ropes!!!