Walgreens Extreme Couponing (Week of 5/27): $5.00 or Less

Welcome to this post where we will lay out some extreme couponing deals that will cost you about $5.00 each week! First, here’s everything you need to know about shopping at Walgreens:

Walgreens allows one manufacturer coupon and one store coupon per product. You may use Walgreen’s Register Rewards in addition to these coupons.  The Register Rewards print like a Catalina on a little machine near the cash register.  The most important thing to remember when coupon shopping at Walgreens is that you have to have as many items to purchase as you have coupons, including any Register Rewards you want to use.  We often use “filler” (cheap, extra items) so that we have enough items to purchase.

Before shopping at Walgreens, you might want to review the Walgreen’s How To Video. Walgreens is certainly the hardest drugstore to shop, but it has the best deals!  What I like most is that you can repeat the deals and get more product.  The limits are just one per transaction, so you can get more than one item–just don’t clear the shelves!!  Here’s a link to the coupon policy.


Buy 1 Tecnu First Aid Gel, 2 oz. $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

Buy 2 Ecotrin, 45 ct., . 2/$3.00
2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

Use 2  $1.50/1 Ecotrin Aspirin Therapy Product from RP 5/6 (exp 7/30)
Pay nothing, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

Total: $7.00, Receive $7.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards


Buy 1 Skintimate Shave Cream or Gel, 6 or 7 oz. $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use $0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel or Cream Shave, excludes 2.75 oz. cans, from SS 5/13 (exp 6/23)
Pay $2.44, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

Buy 1 Youtherapy Collagen Type 1 & 3, 120 ct. $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

Buy 1 Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief or Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 or 5.8 oz., 360 Surround, Pro-Relief or Optic White Toothbrush $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use $0.75/1 Colgate Total Advanced, Optic White or Sensitive Pro-Relief, 4 oz., from SS 5/13 (exp 6/2)
Pay $3.24, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

Buy small filler of choice like Laffy Taffy or caramel, $0.30

Total: $12.98, Use $2.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards from Transaction #1, Pay $3.98, Receive $2.00, $7.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

Grand Total: $10.98 with $2.00, $7.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards remaining so these scenarios are a money maker (except for tax)  for about $25.00 worth of product!

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24 thoughts on “Walgreens Extreme Couponing (Week of 5/27): $5.00 or Less”

  1. Keli Kucera says:

    FYI: The product above listed as “Youtherapy” is actually called YouTHEORY…just wanted to save anyone else some time who might go out to look for this and discover they can’t find it…I had to do some google research tonight to figure out the true name…maybe I’ll try to find it at Walgreen’s again tomorrow..

  2. S Miller says:

    Fred Meyer’s has Skintimate on sale for $.99 so with your coupon will be $0.44 also.

  3. Charity Name says:

    When I went to pick up my RR that did not print and I asked what happened that resulted in me not getting my register reward, the manager informed me that Walgreenns is phasing out the use of “Rolling” register rewards because it has become too much of hassle at the registers and the RR were not intended to be used in rolling.  She gave me the RR, but told me that the registers will not print out RR for ANY items that are purchased with an RR; however, there still will be a few glitches until Walgreens officially updates the policy through corporate.

    • sully says:

      well thank you i will take my money else were as simple as that i feel sorry for those who don’t have rite aid or cvs.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I’m starting to do couponding but i’m confuse about all the abriviations such as ss, rr and so on.  please help
    thank you

    • Anonymous says:

      Nita98, SS is for the SmartSource insert, RP is the Red Plum Insert, and sometimes we get the PG – Procter & Gamble insert.  RR is for Register Rewards at Walgreen’s and EB or ECB is for Extra Bucks at CVS.  Click on “Beginners” on the above menu bar for some great KCL information.  God Luck and Happy Couponing!

  5. Coupon Queen says:

    Just an FYI-In the moisturizer section there are red boxes of alpha hydrox with “Try me Free” stickers on

  6. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone try to do the Skintimate shaving gel deal?  My Walgreen’s posted a sign saying that the gel isn’t included in the deal – despite it being advertised.  They said I wouldn’t get the RR…

    • sully says:

      yeah they made a mistake in the ad. those same sign were posted at my store in s. california but its only the gel you can still get the other one

  7. wow says:

    In my local Walgreens if you use RR to pay for an item which will give you RR, the new RR will NOT print. The cashier told me they are doing this so that “people can stop abusing the system”. I’m in PA btw

    • Anonymous says:

       But, doesn’t this only happen when you use a RR on a purchase of the SAME ITEM the RR was for?

      • Charity Name says:

         I thought this too, but like i wrote earlier, I used a $10 RR from my HP ink purchase on the First Aid Gel and I got nothing!

        • Anonymous says:

           Hmm, I did 2 transactions today and used RR to pay for both and still got my new RRs.

        • sully says:

          they sure are getting more strict but if i were you i will call corporate and see if this is true. sometimes employees and managers make their own rules. 

    • they are doing the same thing in NE  :-(

    • Kim Sampson says:

      OMG! I just had that happen in one WAGS here but when I was at the first store I could use the RR! What the heck in with WAGS. Oh and then it was stated you can’t get a RR if you use a manufacturer’s coupon! Is anyone else experiencing this foolishness?

    • Kevin Nolan says:

      A few of the Walgreens here in TN are limiting the purchase of Youtherapy Collagen to one per person.  Fortunately for me, there are three Walgreens within a 20 minute drive.  I was still able to buy a Youtherapy first and then use that $7 RR to buy a Tecnu First Aid Gel.  I still get a $7 RR after buying the Tecnu and I started all over at the next Walgreens.

    • Charity Name says:

       OMG this just happened to me when i used my $10 RR from HP ink purchase on the First aid gel! I couldn’t understand what happened and didn’t realize it until I returned home.  I called the store immediately about it, and the cashier instructed me to come back into the store later to retry it again.  I’m in HI.  Well, I guess this is another part of couponing that will be rested in the graveyard due to overuse.  It was fun while it lasted :)

    • sully says:

      well someone is gone start loosing a lot of customers to its competitors then. they can only lose here. people will just stop shopping there and in days you will have them change their policy again begging for your bussiness. they are not doing this in california yet, but if they do i will say bye bye to walgreens

  8. The arizona drinks that are on sale 2/$1 are a GREAT way to use up the $.99 RR from starbucks refreshers—if you have some left over like I do :)

  9. also noticed if you show your AARP membership card you”ll get $5 RR for $20 purchase, i’m sure this could be a moneymaker somehow ;o)