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.  (A Register Reward is recognized by the computer system as a manufacturer 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 at least as many items as 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 using to pay 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 sales 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 11/13:

Royal Gelatin, Regular or Sugar Free $0.20
With in ad coupon, Limit 5

Votive Candles $0.25
With in ad coupon, Limit 12

Nice! Tomato Sauce, 8 oz $0.39
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Nestle Candy, .77 to 2.1 oz $0.39
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Holiday Candy, Mars, Nestle or Palmer’s, 1 or 1.2 oz $0.39
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Scotch Transparent Tape, 1/2 in x 12 1/2 yards $0.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Waterball Dome, 3.75 in $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Princella Sweet Potatoes, 15 oz, Green Giant Vegetables, 14.5 to 15.25 oz $0.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Holiday Accessories, Ceramic Mugs, Plates or Candy Dishes, Salt & Pepper Shaker, 4 pack Wine Glass Charms $1.00
Buy One Get One 50% off
Final Price: $0.75 each when you buy 2

Holiday Candy, Haviland Thin Mints, .5 oz, Nips, .4 oz, Palmer’s, 4.3 oz, Lindt Lindor Mini Bag, 1.3 oz $0.79

Austin Crackers, 8 pack, Rice Krispies Treats, 2.6 oz, Cheez-it, 4.5 oz, Keebler, 5.25 or 5.5 oz $0.79

W or Nice! Aluminum Foil, 25 sq ft $0.79
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Campbell’s Soup, 10.75 oz Cream of Chicken or Mushroom $0.89
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Joybrite Candy Canes, 12 pack Original or Cherry, 32 Pack Mini $0.99
With in ad coupon

Nice! Dried Fruit $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

To see the full list of deals happening this week at Walgreens click HERE.