Sunday, October 14, 2012

Walgreens: Overplan, underexpect

When you shop for deals at the grocery and drug stores, I think it's a good idea to plan for more deals than you might expect to get.  Some deals just aren't going to work out once you get to the store!

For instance, I saw that selected Kellogg's cereals were on sale for $1.99 this week at Walgreens.  I was hoping that one of the cereals from this $1/2 Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Kellogg's Crispix or Kellogg's FiberPlus Cereals @Walmart printable coupon would be part of the sale, so I put them on my list and printed them out.

I also hoped to buy 2 8.5 oz Softsoap containers, which were on a BOGO sale, and use the $1/2 SoftSoap Liquid Hand Soap Pump or Refill, exp. 10/20/12 (SS 09/30/12 R) coupon.  But my store only had 7.5 oz products, and the coupon specifies that is only for 8 oz containers.  I could have purchased the 28 oz refill containers, but I decided to pass instead.

But of course, none of the cereals from that coupon were part of the sale.

I had a problem with the Advil congestion relief deal.  Even with my card, the price rang up as $7.99, not $6. I told the cashier about this and she corrected the price. And I didn't receive the Balance Rewards that I was supposed to get.  That I didn't notice until after I left.  Anyone know how to get the Balance Rewards credited to my account?

Here's what I did get this week:

2 Dixie napkins @ BOGO $3.79
- 2 $0.55/1 Dixie Napkins, exp. 11/19/12 (RP 08/19/12 R)
=  $2.69 for two, or $1.35 each

2 Lindsay olives @ 99¢ (with in-ad coupon and card) = $1.98
- $1/2 Lindsay Product printable
= 98¢ for two, or 49¢ each

1 Advil Congestion Relief @ $6.00
- $2/1 Advil Congestion Relief printable
- $6 mail-in rebate Advil Products, exp. 10/28/12 (RP 10/14/12)
= $4.00 ($2.00 moneymaker after rebate)

Tax: 23¢

Total out of pocket:  $7.90
Total saved compared to Walgreens full prices: $8.91

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