Reader Shopping Trip: Walgreens

Another reader we have hooked on couponing.  Here is what Lisa said:

Hi Cindy! I just started reading your blog a few weeks ago and I am hooked on coupon’ing! Thank you so much for all your advice and hints! Here’s my recap from a Walgreen’s shopping trip. I actually forgot to hand over a coupon but I was very happy with the outcome.

Trip #1 Bought:
4 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese – $1.67 each
1 Joint Juice – $10.00
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor – $9.99
2 Penway 6pc pencil pack – $0.24

Coupons Used:
4 $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese
1 Wags IVC $1/2 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese
1 $1/1 Joint Juice
$9.00 RR
$10.00 RR

Total OOP $1.87
Earned $15.00 in RR ($5 Gillette & $10 Joint Juice)

I was so excited, I went back again!

Trip #2 Bought:
4 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese – $1.67 each
1 Joint Juice – $10
Gillette Fusion ProGlide – $9.99
Dozen eggs – $1.99
Pink & Orange binder – $1.49 (for all my coupons!)
2 Kool Aid fizzes – $1.49 each

Coupons Used:
4 $1/1 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese
2 Wags IVC $1/2 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese
1 $1/1 Joint Juice
1 $4/1 Gillette Razor
$9.00 RR
$10.00 RR <–I’m assuming this was not from the Joint Juice from Trans #1
$3.00 RR

Total OOP: $0.93
Earned: $15.00 in RR ($5 Gillette & $10 Joint Juice)

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  • Michelle

    2 Wags IVC $1/2 Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese

    Whats IVC?

  • Faryn Bardin

    I’m confused because I thought you couldn’t use RR to buy other items that print RR or the RR wouldn’t print for that second item?

  • Amanda L.

    Where are the 1/1 kraft coupons? I can’t find them…?

  • Lisa

    No, the $10RR on the Trip #2 was from a previous Wags trip about 2 weeks ago! Faryn is correct, you cannot use the RR to buy the same item!
    Michelle – IVC is Walgreen’s coupon book they keep in the store by the circulars.

  • Anonymous

    IVC: Instant Value Coupons

    Coupon Books at the front of the store, by the weekly ads. I think they turn over monthly.

    • michelle

      THANK YOU!

  • Cathie

    I have never been able to get RR’s if I use RR’s, no matter if they are the same item or not. If I could get THAT to work, I’d be doing major damage at Wags.

  • Jay

    Cathie, that should work fine.. I did it several times a day back in the Black Friday timeframe… 🙂

    The only rule is that if you use a RR to buy an item that prints the same RR, nothing will print.

  • Lisa

    Kraft coupons were in this past Sunday’s paper. I believe Smart Source. Don’t know if its a regional one or not.
    Cathie – what Jay said. Using RRs to pay is fine unless you are using an RR to pay for the same item that generates the RR. I wait a week and then use my RRS to buy other items…that generate different RRs.

  • Amber

    I went back and forth between the $10 RR for the diet mouth spray and the $10 RR for the Joint Juice 4x. My dad uses the Joint Juice and was very excited about this deal, and I’m trying out the diet mouth spray.

  • Danielle

    Yikes! I really need to learn couponing lingo! Someone should put an acronym list together for us newbies. Great deals btw 🙂

  • Cathie

    Thanks, guys. I actually did it today! I got 3 Mac & Cheese, 3 Skintimate shave cream, 1 Mitchum deodorant, 2 cans of Almonds, a ProGlide razor, 2 bottles of Fish Oil plus a few fillers for $12, and received a new $5 RR. One Fish Oil alone was $10.99! I have been doing this for years, but not to this extent. It’s a very special feeling. I’m off to Rite Aid on my way home from work!