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See Jenny Shop: Um, I think I like Walgreens!

Posted May 26 2013 10:59am



I haven’t posted about my drugstore deals in far too long. Mostly because I haven’t been too over-the-top thrilled with them.  But I have a confession to make: recently I’ve been shopping more and more at Walgreens. Shocking, right? I used to feel like their register rewards were too inconsistent to really make it worth my time.  But within the past few months, they’ve gotten on the loyalty card train and now have a “Balance Rewards” program. So in addition to register rewards items, now you can also earn Balance Rewards points on your card for buying certain things. When you get to 5,000 points, you can redeem them for $5 off your purchase. I was skeptical at first, but twice reached the 5,000 point mark  pretty quickly without really even trying. Then, after the deal I got this week on the products above, I was sold! Here’s what I got.

Transaction #1:

3 Splenda $2.99 each with in-ad coupon = $8.97

iChill sleep remedy $4.99

total = $13.66

coupons -$3 (three $1 off Splenda printables)

total = $10.66 + tax and I got back $10 in Register Rewards! $5 for the Splenda and $5 for the iChill.

So then I bought:

Two Viva 6-packs (my favorite paper towel ever!!) $5.99 each = $11.98

One clearance pocket folder 54 cents (filler item. I had more coupons than I had items so I had to throw that in. Something I still don’t enjoy about Walgreens.)

One Thermacare cold pack $7.99.

total = $20.51


-$2 ($1 off Viva Walgreens monthly saving book coupon, took $1 off each pack)

-$3 Viva coupon I got in a Kroger mailer but coupon can be used anywhere :)

-$3 Thermacare coupon from RedPlum insert

-$5 Register Reward from previous purchase.

Total = $7.51 and I got 2,000 balance reward points (aka $2) loaded to my card for the Thermacare and a $3 Register Reward for the Viva.

So I walked out of Walgreens with all that product and $8 in Register Rewards and another 2,000 points on my card! I was pretty happy! If Walgreens keeps having deals like this, we will be very happy together in the future!

That’s what I got at the drugstore last week – how about you?

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