Reader Rachel headed over to Walgreens where she did a great transaction scoring a profit. What I especially liked is how she used filler items and I thought this was a great example for those that are new to Walgreens shopping or simply don’t understand how it works.
The registers will only except a manufacturer coupon for each product in your cart. And, the register rewards that you receive from previous transactions are considered manufacturer coupons even though they are considered dollars off your purchase. So, if your next transaction will include a coupon for each item, as it did in Rachel’s case, and you plan on using register rewards to pay for the transaction, you need to add small filler items. Rachel choose Royal Jello which is priced at only $0.20 each. So now she has 7 items in her transaction and 7 coupons were used, including the 2 Register Rewards. If she did not have the fillers in her cart then the last 2 coupons that get scanned (and it would not matter which 2 coupons they were) will beep. Once you add 2 more products (small fillers), the coupons will go through no problem.
Here was her transaction:
(3) Alka Seltzer Fast Packs – $3.99/Each
(1) Contac Cold Day/Night – $6.00
(1) Colgate Sensitive – $3.49
(2) Royal Jello – $.20/Each (filler)
3-$3.00 Alka Seltzer
1-$1.00 Colgate Sensitive
2-$3.00 Previous RR’s
Received $14.50 back in RR ($3.50 Colgate, $6.00 Contac, & $5.00 Alka Seltzer)
Great job Rachel! Thanks for sharing.
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