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  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • WYB = When You Buy
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  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
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Drustore Deals/Scenarios

on 2.7.2009 at 3:54pm
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Since it is a bad week at CVS but a good week everywhere else I have decided to give you a plan for each drugstore! I hope it makes you happy. The CVS plan is a starter plan, for anyone that does not have Extracare Bucks yet, and mostly is using month long deals.

To find more information on the coupons used or the deals, click on the store name to see the full deal list. If you are new to “Drugstoring” check out the Getting Started Guides.

Walgreens
Buy:
(1) Fusion Gamer $8.99 ea
(2) Scrubbing Bubbles Wipes $2.50 ea
(2) Windex Wipes $2.50 ea
Use:
-$4 off Fusion PG 2/08
-$3/2 Scrubbing Bubbles printable
-$1.50 Windex Wipes printable
Total Due: $8.99
Get Back: $6 RR, and $4 Easy Saver Rebate
Also file for $2.50 Windex rebate
Total: $3.51 profit

Rite Aid
Buy:
(3) Bayer Aspirin $1.99 ea
(1) Durex Condoms $6
(1) Garnier Styler $2.99
(1) Freestyle Glucose Monitor
(1) Nivea Lip Product $2.99
Use:
-$5 off $25 Rite Aid coupon
(3) -$1 off Bayer
-$2 off Durex
-$1 off Garnier
-$9.99 off Freestyle Meter
-$1 off Nivea Lip
Total Due: $5.95
Get Back: $10.99 by single check rebate & $10 gift card
Total: $15.04 profit

CVS
#1
Buy:
(1) Children’s Aspirin
(1) Extreme Energy
Total Due: $6.98
Get Back: $6.98 ECB

#2
Buy:
(2) J& J First Aid pads with Neosporin $4.99 ea
Use:
-$3/2 coupon
Total Due: $6.98, use ECB from #1
Get Back: $6 ECB

#3
Buy:
(1) Mylanta $5.99 ea
(1) Gillette Hair Care $4.99
Use:
-$3 off Mylanta
-$2 off Gillette
Total Due: $5.98, use ECB from #2 (ask them to enter it for $5.98 “downgrade it”)
Get Back: $6 ECB ($3, $3)

Total Value: $27.94
Total spent: $6.98
ECB remaining for next week: $6

    • Crista

      The printable coupons you mentioned, are these new ones or ones we should already have? I’m new at this and only have internet coupons (tomorrow will be my first Sunday paper!) But I don’t have some these. Just wondering if I missed them, or if they are somewhere I haven’t looked yet.

      Thanks! This is an awesome site and I’m really glad I found you. I have been contemplating doing “couponing” over the years but whenever I looked into it, I didn’t understand how to actually save big. Your site is the first one that I UNDERSTOOD!!!

      So thanks so much for your time and effort!

      Crista

    • Jenny

      The links to the coupons are the actual deal lists for Walgreens etc. Just click on the store name to get to the lists. Sorry it just makes it a little easier for me to not relist them. I can if that will help though.

    • Crista

      No, don’t go to that trouble! I was just coming back here to tell you I found them! Sorry about that!

      Again, thanks for all you do!

    • Laura

      I am going to try and do your Walgreens scenario and I got my coupons all ready but the windex ones says you can only use one per transaction….does Walgreens let you use two anyways?
      Thanks

    • NATASHA

      I am going to cvs for the first time do i only bring one transaction up at a time or do i load up my cart and tell the cashier i am doing a few different transactions?

    • Jenny

      Laura,
      Since those don’t have to be purchase in one transaction to do the deal (they are rebate deals not RR deals) you could buy the razor and the scrubbing bubbles and one windex, then buy the second windex separately. It should ring up as $2.50 even if you only buy one.

      Natasha,
      I get everything in the buggy at one time and just sort it out into little corners in the buggy with the coupons with each pile of items. Then just put up one pile check out then do the next pile right behind it. If people are waiting behind you, then finish one transaction and hop to the back of the line to another if you want.

    • Melissa

      My Rite-Aid says the amount has to be $25 final total, after coupons, for them to accept the $5/$25 coupon :-(

    • Jenny

      I’ve never had a problem, but I also keep any other coupons hidden and pull them out after the $5 off has been scanned. They have never said anything about it negatively, and it works because they don’t want to have to cancel the whole transaction.

    • Kim

      This is great! I’m totally using this for Walgreens and RiteAid. I was planning on working up my own deals tonight, but you’ve put it all together for me! Thanks!

    • Melissa

      Thanks, I’ll try keeping my other coupons under wraps until after the $5/$25 is used.

      One more question…the items on sale at Walgreens for 2/$7 or 2/$5, do you have to buy 2 or will they ring up $3.50 or $2.50 if you only uy one?

      Thanks for all the work you do on this, it’s been a hugh help!

    • james

      where is the $3 off mylanta Q from?

    • Andrea

      Where are the Bayer and Durex coupons? Thanks!

    • Kristin T.

      I love this blog! I’m about to start blogging and I hope I can do just as well as you!

      Just thought I might could answer Melissa’s question about Walgreens. In my store, you have to buy that amount (such as 2/$7) to get the deal. CVS you don’t, at least in my experience. Most grocery stores will let you purchase 1 at the sale price too. Kinda stinks about Walgreen’s but it’s not always a big price difference.

    • Jenny

      Click on the Name of store and you will see the coupon matchups and links to print or where the coupons are from. Sorry I didn’t pull it over to make typing easier.

      The Durex coupon is in today’s paper.

    • Corey

      The 2/$7 J&J deal does not have any free items. Pledge Sweeper thing is listed as free, but it isn’t according to my math.

      $3.50 1 item – $2 Q – $1 ESR rebate = $3.

      I mean, it is cheap but not free or maybe there is a typo in there somewhere.

    • Crista

      Under Walgreens the Scrubbing bubbles are actually $3.50 each before the rebate, so that takes $2 off the profit. If I have the coupons, can I do 4 windex wipes instead? I just want to make sure there isn’t a limit I’m unaware of. If he bubbles were free I’d get them, but it’s not something I need.

    • Crista

      OOPS! I don’t have the coupons to get 4 anyway…I thought I had extra of that one, but I don’t.

    • APRIL

      MY CVS HAD $1.00 COUPONS OFF ANY BRAND ASPIRIN AT THE PHARMACY WHICH MADE THE CHILDRENS ASPIRIN ECB DEAL EVEN SWEETER! A $1.00 PROFIT.

    • Tracie

      Hi Andrea. I was having the same problem with the bayer coupons but when I went to CVS today there was a display with loads of bayer $1 coupons. So I took 3 with me and headed over to Rite Aid to use them. They were manufacturers coupons not CVS.

    • Jenny

      It’s the Scrubbing Bubble wipes that are 2 for $5 and end up free, the other scrubbing bubbles products are 2 for $7.

    • Crista

      OOPS! Sorry Jenny! I’m getting so confused! LOL

    • Crista

      The Rite Aid Inner Strength Mag. What is that? Is it something I can walk in tomorrow and pick up? It’s messing me all up not to be able to bye that Freestyle Monitor!

      :O)

    • Crista

      The Rite Aid Inner Strength Mag. What is that? Is it something I can walk in tomorrow and pick up? It’s messing me all up not to be able to bye that Freestyle Monitor!

      :O)

    • Crista

      errr, buy not bye…I’m tired!

    • Jenny

      It’s a free magazine that is kept near the pharmacy and in my store right behind the weekly ads in the front of the store. It has a page of coupons in it usually near the back page of the magazine.

    • Crista

      Cool, thanks, I’ll look for it!

    • Keri

      Hey, what is the exteme energy in the scenario #1 for CVS? I don’t see it in my ad?

    • Jenny

      It’s a month long deal at CVS, they are advertised in the Extracare Booklet you will find near the door at your store. Click on CVS and the month free deals are at the top of the list.

    • Allie

      SO, can you use two windex coupons at Walgreens for the 2 wipes?

    • Jenny

      You can! Without a problem.

    • Tonya

      On CVS scenario #3, you say to have then “downgrade it.” What happens if they dont?

    • Jenny

      You can be ready with a little item as a filler.

    • Tonya

      Thank you!! You have been so helpful!! I’ll let you know how I do.

    • Rachel Hinckley

      Where in the South are the Southern Savers? I’m trying to find a blogger in the Memphis, TN area so flyers and coupons match up.

    • Jenny

      I am in South Carolina. If you are using Publix, CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, or Rite Aid though these are all the deals in your area too. The grocery prices might be a few pennies off but the deals are the same!

    • Rachel Hinckley

      Thanks for your quick response!

    • Jamie

      How do I file for $2.50 Windex rebate?

    • Jenny

      The rebate form was in the Smart source insert on 1/11, if you don’t have it let me know and I can send you one :)

    • allie

      I need the windex rebate too!