Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Swiffer Deals At Walgreens

OK so there are some great deals that I noticed last night when looking through the Wags circular and other favorite blogs.  In the middle of the Walgreens circular this week is an ad noting that if you spend $10 on select products (including Swiffer, Mr. Clean and more), you will receive a $3 Register Reward. 

Of course, after planning and plotting last night, I got to the store to find that my prices were higher on some things, lower on other things and out of stock on some others.  This is typical.  As a couponaholic, you have to learn to go with the flow.  My back up plan is always my giant coupon binder.  And it actually worked out so well as I found a coupon I didn't realize I had for $5/1 Swiffer Starter Kit.  I believe the coupon was from the P & G coupon book that was mailed to me months ago. 

I had to do this in three transactions in order to keep my out of pocket costs as low as possible.  I still hate the dumb Walgreens coupon to item ratio rule.  It forces me to buy extra crap- such as those caramels.  But even with the added items, I still did pretty great.

Transaction #1:
(1) Swiffer Starter Kit  reg. $10.95, sale $8.99
(1) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser 2 ct.  reg. $2.59, sale $1.94
(2) Caramel candy  reg. $0.39

-(1) $5 RR from Gillette yesterday
-(1) $5/1 Swiffer Starter Kit
-(1) $1.50/1 Mr. Clean Magic Eraser from 5/1

Out of pocket ... $1.15 ($0.94 of that was tax)
Earned ... $3 RR from Swiffer/Mr. Clean

Transaction #2:
(1) Noxzema Razor 4 ct.  reg. $??, sale $3.99
(1) Caramel candy  reg. $0.39

-(1) $2 RR from Eez-Thru yesterday
-(1) $2/1 Noxzema print or from 5/1 paper (sadly I did not get that coupon)

Out of pocket ... $0.73 ($0.35 of that was tax)
Earned ... $3 RR from Noxzema Razor

Transaction #3:
(1) Gillette Fusion ProGlide Kit  reg. $12.99, sale $9.89
(2) Caramel candy  reg. $0.39

-(1) $3 RR from Swiffer/Mr. Clean in Trans #1
-(1) $3 RR from Noxzema Razor in Trans #2
-(1) $4/1 Gillette Fusion from 5/1

Out of pocket ... $1.52 ($0.85 of that was tax)
Earned ... $5 RR from Gillette Fusion

So in total, here's what I did in just a few minutes at Wags today...

Total value purchased ... $34.91
Paid out of pocket ... $3.40
Percentage saved ... 90%
Earned and still unused ... $5 RR

1 comment:

KY Klips said...

Looks like you did great. I had to do some swapping of cleaning products at my Walgreens since they didn't have all the items I wanted either.
I followed you linky on Bluegrass Savers savings link-up and am now following you via GFC. Hope you will drop by my blog sometime too. Thanks!
Janet @ KY Klips Blog