As I mentioned recently, life’s been a little busy lately. While I still sale shop ads/stores, couponing hasn’t been a big focus of mine for a while. But last week there were a few too-good-to-miss deals in the Walgreens ad that I just could not resist.
It all started with this Mentos deal. I love it when new products come out because there are usually hot deals and coupons that come out to get you to try the product. And I’ll try anything for free or super cheap. Like these Mentos. Stocking stuffers for the husband. They were on sale for $1.99, and then you get $1.99 back in the form of a Register Reward, so free. But then I used 50-cent off coupons from the newspaper which had me making 50-cents on each one.
I took that $1.99 Register Reward, and my free 50-cents and put it towards these Colgate mouthwashes. They were on sale for $3.50 and then you get a $2 Register Reward when you buy them. So $1.50. I had a $1-off coupon, plus that $1.99 Register Reward and my 50-cents going in to it so better than totally free on these as well.
The Stride gum was a hot little deal too. They were on sale 3 for $2. So I bought 4 of them for $2.64. I had coupons for $1-off-2 which made it .64-cents for 4 packs of gum (16-cents each). These are going in to the kids’ Christmas stockings. I used my overages and Register Rewards from above to cover these.
When you roll Register Rewards (use one to pay for another transaction) you can’t have more coupons than items. So to avoid that, I added in filler items (find the cheapest most usable thing in the store possible). School folders for 25-cents, 25-cent balloon toys that are going in to our Toys for Tots box, and iPhone screen protectors for 50-cents each.
They also had a promo for a new beauty program. Buy beauty stuff and earn points. I had originally said no, because I didn’t think I would benefit from it. But there were no strings, so they twisted my arm. And gave me a bag with a few freebies and coupons.
I have a $1.99 Register Reward left, and I see that this week Trolli gummi candies are buy one for $1.50 and get a $1.50 Register Reward back. I’ll have to see if there’s something else I can pair that with (like the mouthwash deal) to roll the deal (pay for one with the other, go back and forth and essentially pay nothing but tax and filler items).
Have a great week!