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 11/20:

Gift Bags or Sacks, Home Elements Gift Bag with window, Gift Sack $0.13
With in ad coupon, Limit 16

Taper Candles, 12 in $0.33
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Activity Pads, Puzzles or Books $0.33
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Jell-O, Regular or Sugar Free $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 6
Use $0.60/3 Jell-O Gels or Puddings Walgreens coupon from SS 11/6
Final Price: $0.39

Ornaments, Globe, Plush Character or Acrylic Angel Bell, Mini Globe Character $0.99, Buy One Get One Free
With in ad coupon, Limit 4
Final Price: $0.49 each when you buy 2

Speed Wheels Vehicles $0.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Tape or Mailers, Walgreens or Wexford Tape, 3/4 x 300 in or 1/2 x 450 in, Scotch Mailers, 4 x 7 to 9 x 11.5 $0.49
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

W Pantiliners or Thin Liners, 20 or 22 pack $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 4

Holiday Deco, Decorated Clips, Mini Stockings, 7 in $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 8

Holiday Accessories, 150 ct Ornament Hooks, 2000 ct Silver Icicles $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 8

Hershey’s, 1.2 oz, Single or 3 pack Peeps, Joybrite Giant Candy Cane, 2.5 oz $0.50
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Nice! Macaroni & Cheese, 7.25 oz $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Geisha Mushrooms, 4 oz, Madam Mandarin Oranges, 11 oz $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Mars or Dove Candy, 1.1 to 2.17 oz $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Comet Cleanser, 14 oz $0.59
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Color Studio by Hallmark Gift Wrap, 50 sq ft $1.99
Buy 1, Get 2 Free
Final Price: $0.67 each when you buy 3

Nice! Soup, 10.5 oz $0.69
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Ajax Dish Liquid, 16 oz $0.89
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Altoids, .37 to 1.76 $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 6

Domino Sugar, 1 lb, Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Muffin Mix, 6.5 oz $0.99
With in ad coupon, Limit 3

Kleenex Facial Tissue, 24, 70 or 100 sheets $0.99

Chapstick Lip Balm, .15 oz $1.00
With in ad coupon, Limit 3