Now that I’ve been baptized into the world of Walgreen’s deals (and it “took” this time! 🙂 ), I decided to put together my own deal and Register Rewards scenario.
Umm. Well. It went well until I totally bungled by miscalculating the cost of the Freshmatic. What was I thinking?! Here’s how I wrote it down:Freshmatic B1G1F – 1 Freshmatic – $4 MQ – $4 MQ Total = -.02
I honestly do not know where I got the product dollar amount, as I tossed the other
scrawled scribbled draft sheet (and I’m not going to the garage to dig it out of the chicken bones, sorry). But it was a HUGE miscalculation, and even though I ended up with $10 RR at the end of my visit, I spent much more OOP than I’d intended. I almost cried, b/c I had to use my credit card.
I have to tell you that the cashiers at the store I went to were very patient with me. And that, above all else, made it a worthwhile trip. It helps there was not a line, and that they just smiled silently as I pulled aside and tried to calculate the deal-gone-wrong.
That’s Lesson #2. I have decided to create a rudimentary Excel spreadsheet so I can pop in the deals I think will work, and it will calculate my costs, including taxes.
Look for clearance on Colgate Total Extra something Care toothpaste. These are marked at 1.99. There is a $1/1 MQ from 3/6 SS exp 3/26. I wasn’t sure these clearance items would be included in the B1G1F sale, and I only had one MQ, so I chose not to try it. But, if it is part of the B1G1F sale, and you had 2 MQs, you could get both for FREE plus tax! Do clearance items usually work with current BxGxF promos?
Here’s the total of my Walgreen’s haul today:
Transx 1:Always Maxi 22 ct 2.99 – .50 Always MQ Plackers $2 Colgate toothpaste .99 w/WQ – .75 Colgate MQ Colgate toothpaste .99 w/WQ – .75 Colgate MQ 2 Dove singles bar candy (not the soap!) .98 – .75/2 Dove MQ – $5 Almay RR from yesterday tax = .38 Total = .58 Got $2 Plackers RR Got $2 Always RR
Transx 2:Freshmatic 15.49 Freshmatic 15.49 – 15.49 B1G1F Freshmatic Intuition refills 8.99 2 Snickers eggs $1 1 Butterfinger egg .50 2 Power Bars 1.98 – $10 Tena RR from yesterday – $2 Plackers RR – $2 Always RR tax = 1.35 Total = 7.31 Got $3 Intuition RR
Tranx 3:Tena pads 9.99 – 2.50 Tena MQ printable M&Ms .49 – $3 Intuition RR tax = .55 Total = 5.53 Got $10 Tena RR
Tranx 4:Celadrin $10 – $10 Tena RR tax = .55 Total = .55 Got $10 Celadrin RR
So there you go. I would have paid much less than $13.97 OOP for this had I had my head screwed on straight. The affects of my recent concussion linger. The spreadsheet should help. I know I can have them void a deal, or product, or return items.
Okay, I’m done Walgreen-ing for the week. Sure, I could go back and forth doing the Tena thing and the Celadrin thing, getting some FREE products, but I think I’d better balance out my brain.