Walgreens Fillers and How to Use Them:

The Walgreens cash register system will not allow the cashier to accept more manufacturer coupons than total items purchased in a single transaction. For example, if you are purchasing five items, using five manufacturer coupons and a Register Reward, the cash register will make an angry beep and reject the sixth coupon.  The solution: you’ll need to purchase what we call a ‘filler’ item.  This refers to any inexpensive product in the store that you add to your purchase so the register will accept that extra sixth coupon. This might be a small candy caramel ($0.39) or pencil ($0.05) near the register, or my personal favorite, an extra copy of the Sunday paper.  It doesn’t matter what the product is or even what it costs.  You just need to ensure that you have more items than manufacturer coupons.  Here’s the equation: total number of Register Rewards+ total number of manufacturer coupons cannot exceed total number of products purchased.

The other time that will need to add a ‘filler’ item to your transaction is when the amount of the Register Reward you’re trying to pay with exceeds the total cost of your item(s). Even if you have more items in your transaction than coupons, if your subtotal is less than the amount of the Register Reward, the register will again make an angry beep. This is because Register Rewards cannot be used to pay salex tax or put your subtotal below $0.00.And remember, Walgreens in ad coupons and Instant Value coupons do NOT count towards your coupon to item ratio.

Filler Item Suggestions For the Week of 11/6:

Holiday Gift Bag with Window or Gift Sack $0.10
With in ad coupon, Limit 10

Betty Crocker Cornbread & Muffin Mix $0.33
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

No Nonsense Essential Basics Knee Highs $0.33
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Russell Stover Holiday Candy, .875 to 1.25 oz $0.39
With in ad coupon, Limit 8

Arizona Tea or Drink, 16 to 23 oz $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Nice! Baking Soda, 16 oz, Morton Iodized Salt, 26 oz, Clabber Girl Corn Startch, 6.5 oz or Baking Powder, 4 oz $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Hershey’s Candy, 1.4 to 2.5 oz $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Jell-O, Regular or Sugar Free $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Blue Bonnet Spread $0.67
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Deerfield Farms or Nice! Seasonings, .5 to 5.25 oz $0.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

W Candy, 3 to 9.5 oz $0.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Kitchen Accessories, Oven Mitt or Kitchen Towel, 2 pack Pot Holders $0.99

Dish Liquid, Joy ,12.6 oz, Gain, 11 oz $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil, 20 sq ft, W Wax Paper, 75 sq ft $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Color Studio by Hallmark Gift Wrap, 50 sq ft $1.99
Buy One Get One Free
Final Price: $0.99 each when you buy 2
This would work well if you are in need of two fillers for the same transaction :)

Smart Water, 1 Liter or Vitamin Water, 20 oz $1.00
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 Register Reward, Limit 1
Final Price: $0.33 each when you buy 3