Walgreens Coupons & Deals

Money Making Scenario 1/16!

by Christie Hardcastle on January 15, 2011

Here is my Transaction Scenario for 1/16. In this Scenario, you’d get $47.26 in merchandise, spend $4.76 out of pocket and end up with $10.50 in Register Rewards. That means you’ll get paid $5.74 for buying $7 in merchandise!  Woo Hoo! :-)

-) Blue are manufacturer coupons, Red are store coupons and don’t count in your total. Remember you can’t have more coupons than items in your order!
-) I don’t include tax in my scenarios because I have no idea what taxes are where you live.

Transaction #1 Buy
4 – Vicks Sinex Capsules $5 Each
Total = $20
4 – $4/1 Vicks Sinex Product, Any – 12-26-10 PG x1/31
Total = $4, (Get Back $10 RR Vicks)

Transaction #2 Buy
1 – Joint Juice Glucosamine Chondroitin 20oz $10
2 – Colgate Advanced Toothpastee $4.29 B1G1 FREE
1 – Carefree Pantiliner $.99 (with in ad Q)
1 – Wags Candy $.49
1-$1/1 Joint Juice or Joint Juice Drink Mix, Any PRINT
1-$.50/1 Carefree Product PRINT
2-$1/1 Colgate Total,  1-16-11 SS x2/5 OR MQ in Diabetes & You Nov 10 x3/31
1- In ad Q for Carefree
1-$1/1 Colgate Total, Advanced 4-6oz (x 2/28/11) Wags Q Diabetes & You Winter (Takes off $2)

1 – $10 RR Vicks
Total = $.27 (Get Back $10 RR for Joint Juice)

Transaction #3 Buy
1 – ThermaCare Pain Relief Heatwrap $2.50
1 – Tom’s of Maine AP/Deo, 2.25oz, Toothpaste 4-6oz or Mouthwash, 16oz $3.99
1 – Pill Glide Swallowing Spray $5
Total = $11.49
1-$1/1 Thermacare Any, PRINT
1-$10 RR Joint Juice
Total = $.49 (Get Back $2.50 RR Thermacare, $3 Tom’s, $5 Pill Glide)

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

shelley January 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm

I was wondering if these scenarios work by doing these transactions all in the same day? Do they let you use the register rewards right away? I thought you had to wait until the next week or something??


Christie January 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Shelley – You can use the RR right away. I try to not do more than 2 transactions back to back, especially if it’s busy. You can always do one another day or just pay for one up front and another in cosmetics to not hold up a register.

Jan – Thanks! :-)


Jan January 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I like the way you write up your scenarios!


Joy January 15, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I’m confused about the items part. If I buy two of the exact same shampoo, is it considered one item or two?

Also is there anyway I can show the cashier something regarding the difference between one coupon per purchase vs one coupon per transaction?



Kelly January 16, 2011 at 9:42 am

The Vicks sinex deal worked for me this morning! What a great money maker! It wasn’t marked on the shelf but when she rang me up I got my 10rr and each Sinex box was only $5. The Thermacare coupon I printed would not scan and when she typed in the barcode it didn’t take either. I was lucky because the manager told her to push it through. Just a warning there might be an issue with that q!


Mose January 16, 2011 at 11:36 am

Can we see a picture of the Sinex capsules? Want to make sure I buy the right one. Thanks


Mose January 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

I mean will the NightTime Liquicaps work? Or just the DayTime?


Christie January 16, 2011 at 11:44 am

Mose – Use my search bar, look for Sinex and you should find a picture of what it looks like from a past post.


Sarah January 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

The Thermacare q scanned fine for me Kelly. I have never had a problem w/ that one at any store.


Lani January 16, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Yay! So happy to hear the Sinex is working!


evthia January 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I just ran to walgreens and the sinex was ringing up at $8 and some cents…she said that they are NOT included in the sale!! big bummer!


michelle January 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm

This is my first post. I just started with the Walgreens deals and coupons since Thanksgiving. Wow, this is so much fun. I have saved so much money, thanks to you guys. I love this website and I enjoy reading everyone’s comments.

I went to Walgreens this morning and both the Sinex Daytime and Nighttime Sinus 20 count liquicaps were on sale for $5.00.

I did not have a problem with the $1 printable ThermaCare coupon.

I did three transactions and with my coupons and register rewards only spent $3 and took home $37.50 in RR. The total of my receipts indicates that I saved about $116.00 with all wags, manf. coupons and RRs.


Brenda January 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Good Job, Michelle! Sounds like your a Pro already!!!


karen January 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Since the Live Well coupons are IVCs can someone who has the sheet put them in Googledocs or somewhere we could print a sheet? Unless of course they say cannot be copied, but generally IVCs are unlimited. TIA


Joy January 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I purchased the tom’s toothpaste and the rr did not print. Cashier said nothing she can do if it doesn’t print :(


jill January 17, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Anyone else have a Walgreens that gives them a lot of problems/inconsistency using coupons? I used the Thermacare coupon, no problem. My husband went to use it with a different cashier and they said no way, b/c it did not have a special bar code up under the expiration date.
This is very annoying b/c this means they deny my use of Smart Source printables for this reason (Smart Source printables don’t have the extra barcode up at the top.) I’ve had them call over the on-duty manager a few times and the manager agrees with the cashier.
Should I write a letter to corporate, along with an example of the Smart Source coupons I’ve been denied? This policy makes Walgreens my last choice of drugstores….I will always go to RiteAid or CVS if possible.


Nancy L. January 19, 2011 at 11:15 am

Christie, I went this morning and bought 4 dayquil liq ($5 each) and 4 nyquil ($5) and used my $1.50 coupons on all eight. I only got 1 $10 RR back. Shouldn’t I have gotten 2? She had some people behind me and she was the only cashier so I didn’t want to hold up the line!
According to the reg receipt I saved a total of $44.98!!!


Christie January 19, 2011 at 11:37 am

Hi Nancy – They’ll only let you get 1 RR per deal, per transaction. So if you buy (8) you’ll only get (1) $10 RR. So you would have had to do it it 2 transactions. But it still sounds like you saved a ton! :-)


Carrie January 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm

When my RRs didn’t print one time so I got the manager and she gave me a Walgreens Gift Card for the amount of the RRs I should have received. :)


Melly January 19, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Thanks for posting! I love working the deal myself. I cant find the VICKS coupon anywhere! I have last weeks (1/16, & the two weeks prior) Where is that little stinker!
Have a great night,


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