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Walgreens Extreme Couponing (Week of 10/21): $5.00 or Less

Walgreens Extreme Couponing (Week of 10/21): $5.00 or LessWelcome 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 Walgreens 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.

Walgreens has just launched a Balance Rewards Loyalty Program. Click here to read about it. Here you will also find a chart indicating how many rewards dollars you’ll receive when you earn so many points. According to the chart, 1,000 Balance Rewards Points equals $1.00–$1.25, depending on when you choose to cash out your points.

Before shopping at Walgreens, you might want to review the Walgreens 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.

TRANSACTION #1:

Buy 1 Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99, sale price through 10/27
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Use one $10.00/1 Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Diabetes Care Book (exp 10/15/13) -cashier will need to adjust coupon price
Pay Nothing, Receive $5.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Colgate Kids Toothpaste, 4.6 oz or Max Fresh Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward
Use one $0.75/1 – Colgate Max Fresh – (colgate.com)
Or $0.75/1 – Colgate Kids Toothpaste – (colgate.com)
Pay $1.74, Receive $1.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Gum Toothbrush Micro Tip or Super Tip, 2 ct $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $0.55/1 GUM Oral care product from SS 8/5 (exp 10/31)
Pay $1.44, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $3.18, Receive $5.00, $1.50 and $1.00 Register Rewards

 

TRANSACTION #2:

 

Buy 2 Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.5-2.7 oz $1.99
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 2
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.50/2 Mitchum Men or Women Product, excluding trial and multipacks from SS 9/16 (exp 10/21)
Pay $2.48, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 6 Hamburger Helper, 5.8 oz $0.99
Buy 5, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $0.75/3 – Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper and/or Chicken Helper – (coupons.com)
Or $0.75/3 – Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper and/or Chicken Helper – (bettycrocker.com)
Or $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals from SS 9/9 (exp 11/3)
Or $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meals from GM 10/7 (exp 12/1)
Pay $4.44,  Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Nivea Lip Care, .17 or .30 oz $2.50 
Use one $3.00/2 Nivea Lip Care from RP 10/21 (exp 11/04)
Pay $2.00 

 

Buy 3 Halloween Gift Sacks, $0.13
With in-ad coupon
Pay $0.39

 

Total: $9.31 Use $5.00, $1.50 and $1.00 Register Rewards from transaction #1, Pay $1.81, Receive 3,000 Balance Reward Points

Grand Total: Pay $4.99 with 3,000 Balance Reward Points so $1.99 plus tax for almost $30.00 worth of product!

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9 thoughts on “Walgreens Extreme Couponing (Week of 10/21): $5.00 or Less”

  1. AB64 says:

    Got 2 of the glucose monitors today, but no register rewards :( Oh well, nice to be able to donate them to patients at work anyway :)

  2. candace holmes says:

    It says the coupon in the diabetes care book exp. on 10/15 is the correct?

  3. Deanna Gainey says:

    Does this deal (Free + $5 RR) last til Oct 27, or is it just the sale price til 10-27?

  4. Leanna says:

    Random question so I live in new Mexico and none of my store give overage is this a new Mexico thing or is my stores wrong

  5. Anonymous says:

    KCL, do you know till when the RR is supposed to print? I thought it was till the 20th… I didn’t know the RR continues this coming week… TIA ;)

  6. Socal says:

    is it me, or is this the Glucose Monitor NOT ON SALE in Southern California? i went to my local walgreens and I only saw a $5 Manufacture Coupon and the glucose monitor was $20.

  7. kirra25 says:

    I tried the glucose monitor transaction and they would not give me the register rewards because the manager said he could not change the price of the coupon because it would be fraud……..Please advise……..also is there a limit to how many transactions you can make?

    • Anonymous says:

      YMMV with this one. Some are having problems like you, others managers are lowering the coupon price. My store always does this.
      Their policy says this
      :In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
      that is pretty clear that they can reduce the coupon price.

  8. tryingtosavemomma says:

    My computer only printed out a 50 cent Colgate Kids Toothpaste coupon? But the Colgate Max Fresh is printing out at 75 cents…..