So I wandered around without a plan. Really, the only thing I wanted was the lotion. But every the good couponer, I had my binder and a flexible attitude on hand. One can never go wrong with more toilet paper, right? And I was nearly out of baby wipes. I don't have a baby but I use them to remove my make-up nightly. My theory is that if they are good enough for a cute baby butt, they are good enough for my face!
I also still had a rain check from over a month ago for those sandwiches. The sale then was buy two for (I think) $3, and earn a $1 Register Reward. So the rain check was written as 2/$2. Ooooh I like rain checks! Because that meant that they were each to ring up as just $1. And I had a slew of coupons for $1/1. Making them absolutely FREE.
I also have a little Walgreen gift card because a $10 RR from a few weeks ago failed to print. So the manager just gave it to me in a gift card. Which worked out amazingly well for me because it meant that essentially a RR would be able to cover my tax. I know, this was so my lucky ducky Wags moment!
(2) Charmin Basic 6 ct toilet paper
(1) Huggies Natural baby wipes refill
(6) Oscar Mayer Sub Sandwich reg. $3-4?? , rain check sale $1
(1) caramel *filler* reg $0.39
-(1) $1/2 Charmin toilet paper
-(6) $1/1 Oscar Mayer sandwich
-$8.99 Register Rewards
OK so I am out of town and forgot to fill in these numbers before I left. But the bottom line is that I didn't pay anything out of pocket. I did put about $4 on the Wags gift card (was actually a RR that never printed) though.
Let this be a reminder not to sweat the small stuff when a deal is out of stock or a register reward neglects to print. Just get a rain check and (hopefully) a gift card and go back later. Both actually worked out much more in my favor this way!