Thursday, September 30, 2010

Walgreens Trip, September 27, 2010

I like this post a lot.  One thing that I hear a lot when I post the results of my shopping trips is, "Wow!  You never pay anything!!  This trip busts that myth to pieces. Yes, a lot of trips cost me very little OOP, but I purchase everyday items too, and that costs money.  I never want people to feel discouraged because they think that every shopping trip that I go on ends with me paying .27 and leaving with 4 billion RRs.  That is not true!  I never realized that people might actually think this until I went with a friend to do regular old grocery shopping and she said, "Oh!  I feel so much better knowing that you do normal, full-cost shopping too!"

This week we needed an umbrella, nuts, and the Emergen-C.  By purchasing them at Walgreens and using the RRs it helped me to pay less than I would at Wal-Mart, so I went with it.

Here's what I got:
  • 1 Emergen-C Drink mix
  • 1 Vaseline Sheer Infusion lotion
  • 1 Full Bar (which are GROSS, by the way)
  • 2 Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese
  • 2 Blue Diamond Almonds
  • 3 Halls Refresh cough drops
  • 1 plastic Skeleton cup
  • 2 pack Banana Boat Spray sunscreen (clearanced to $4.24 for TWO!!)
  • 1 small umbrella (Benjamin's died and he needed one for his backpack)
  • 1 package poster board (clearanced to .74)

Transaction 1
1 Emergen-C

Coupon used
$1/1 Emergen-C (received in the mail with samples)

Paid with:  $2.49 OOP
Received:  $3.50 RR

Transaction 2
Vaseline Sheer Infusion Lotion (no coupon, although now there is a printable that makes it FREE)

Paid with: $3.50 RR and $2.70 OOP
Received: $5 RR

Transaction 3
  • 1 Full Bar
  • 2 Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese
  • 1 Blue Diamond Almonds
  • 3 Halls Refresh Cough Drops

Coupons used
  • (2) $1/1 Kraft Homestyle printable
  • $1/1 Blue Diamond Almonds AND the in-ad coupon that makes it $1.99
  • $2/3 Trident, Dentyne, Stride Swedish Fish, Sour Patch or Halls (8-8 insert)

Paid with: $5 RR and .96
Received : $1.99 RR

Transaction 4
1 Blue Diamond Almonds

Coupon used
$1/1 Blue Diamond Almonds

Paid with: $1.99 RR and .62
Received: Nothing

Transaction 5
  • 2 pack Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen
  • Umbrella
  • Package of poster board

Coupon Used:
$1/1 Banana Boat from the Reinventing Beauty magazine (manufacturer coupon with CVS logo)

Paid with: $10.79
Received: Nothing

Regular Price: $57.73
I Paid OOP: $17.56

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post, Kim. I was beginning to wonder if I was just not understanding something or what. I feel much better. :)