Monday, April 12, 2010

Grocery Shopping at Walgreens

Three weeks ago, I extolled the virtues of grocery shopping at drug stores in general; two weeks ago I gave you some tips about food buys at CVS.  Now, for some tips about buying groceries at Walgreens!

Walgreens has some incredible deals on groceries.  They have the basics - cereal, snacks, canned fruits, vegetables, and meats.  They have some basic baking ingredients, like flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and spices.

They have what seems like a small selection - but, when you think about it, how much selection do you need on certain items?  Do you really need twenty different types of canned tuna?  Do you need an entire aisle of canned fruits, or do you normally just use a few standard ones?  Frankly, I appreciate having a smaller selection sometimes; you get what you need and don't get blinded by all the other stuff that you don't need but might be tempted into buying anyway.

What I like best about food at Walgreens is the ability to combine a store coupon with a manufacturer's coupon.  Each week, the Walgreens ad contains a dozen or more store coupons, many for basic food items.  Some are for Walgreens or other store brands, like Deerfield Farms.  But others can be for major manufacturer brands.  This week's ad, for instance, has coupons for Folger's coffee, V8 juice, and Campbell's soup, just to name a few.

By combining a manufacturer's coupon found in ad inserts or online with these coupons, you can get a great deal.  For instance, you can get 46 oz. bottle of V8 V-Fusion juice for $1.50 by combining the ad coupon with this $1 off coupon from Campbell's printable coupon

And, sometimes you can do a Register Rewards deal and use coupons to get a good deal.  This week Walgreens has a deal with Kellogg's cereals for 2/$5, with a $1 Register Reward for getting 2.  If you use one of the Kellogg's coupons from RedPlum, you can get two boxes for $3 after coupon and RRs.

Best of all, when money is tight, you can use Register Rewards to buy groceries.  Just keep in mind that dairy is not allowed, according to the fine print on the RRs.

So this concludes my mini-series on grocery shopping at drug stores.  I would love to talk about the great bargains at Rite Aid, but I don't know those from personal experience - I wish we had Rite Aid in my area!  If you know of any great deals there, please leave a comment!

Check these sites for more great tips:

Bookmark and Share


Anonymous,  April 15, 2010 at 10:44 AM  

I wish we had a Walgreens. There are a few CVS stores around here but the one close to me doesn't stock many items.
Great tips, though. Thanks for sharing!

Marsha Cooper April 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

I often get food items at Walgreens with the sales, store coupons, manufacturers coupons and register rewards.
My best deal was when they marked the Campbell's gravy to clearance of just 25 cent a can and I had 2 coupons for $1 off 4 cans. Woo hoo!! 14 cents sales tax is all I paid for 8 cans of gravy.

Madame Deals April 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

My Walgreens is a 45 minute drive. I stopped shopping there because the RRs expire so quickly. I found that I couldn't turn them over fast enough since there are not always great deals. You are right though, they do have some low prices on food items! Thanks for linking up your post!

Post a Comment

Next Post Previous Post Home
Content © 2010-2014 by Frugal Follies.   © Blogger templates The Professional Template by 2008