Monday, February 6, 2012

Walgreens: Read the fine print!

I went to Walgreens yesterday, hoping to get a great deal: Buy 1 St. Joseph's enteric aspiring at $2.00, receive $2.00 in Register Rewards.  My husband takes aspirin daily, so this was a great deal - especially since medicines are tax-free in my area, making it a true freebie. 

And, I had a $2 RR from two weeks ago which expired that day, so my plan was to buy the St. Joseph's aspirin, pay with the RR, then get a $2 RR.  Nothing out of pocket and an RR to boot!

But, of course, by the time I got to Walgreens, all the aspirin was gone.

So my next thought was to buy eggs there - on sale for 99¢ per dozen, a better price than ALDI's $1.29 or $1.39, depending on the week - and use the RR.  And I was able to find three dozen eggs left in the refrigerator. But, it dawned on me while getting in line: The fine print on the Register Rewards say that you can't use Register Rewards to buy dairy items.  And eggs count. 

So, what to spend the RRs on?  I quickly looked at the weekly ad and found 24 water bottles for $2.79.  You can always use water bottles for emergencies, I figured.  So that's what I got.

3 dozen eggs @ 99¢ = $2.97
1 Pure drinking water, 24 bottles @ $2.79 (with in-ad coupon)

Total product: $5.76
Pay with $2 RR from two weeks ago
Total out of pocket: $3.76
Total saved compared to Walgreens full prices: $6.00

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Centsable Lady February 6, 2012 at 1:16 PM  

LOL, what can I say? Great minds think alike: Friday Frugal the name of your blog ;)

Mrs. Rogers February 10, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

I just assumed the 'dairy' meant milk, because I have used the RR's on eggs before with no beeps at the register... Just an FYI ;-)

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