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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Drugstore Deal Scenarios 3/29

on 3.28.2009 at 11:57pm

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If you like examples of “drugstoring” here are few scenarios, for the deals starting 3/29. Use these to help you shop or just to serve as an example of how to make a scenario.

To see where these coupons are from click on the store name to see the full deal lists for this week.

**Tip: Many of your coupons will expire on 3/31 so try to go shopping Sunday –Tuesday this week**


(1) Chapstick $1.99
(1) Glad Trash Bags $6.99
-$1 off Glad printable
Total Due: $7.98
Get Back: $1.99 & $1 RR’s, makes it $4.99

(4) Pepsi 12 packs 4 for $12
(2) Quaker Cereals
B2G1 Pepsi printable
(2) -$1 off Quaker Cereal
-$1.99 RR
-$1 RR
Total Due: $9.01
Get Back $3 & $2 RR’s, makes it $4.01

Rite Aid

(1) Magnum Razor $4.99
(1) L’Oreal Everpure (2 for $13)
(1) Benefiber Sticks $4.99
(1) A+D Ointment $3.97
-$5 off $25 printable
-$2 off Benefiber
-$1 off A+D in ad coupon
(2) -$2 off Everpure
Total Due: $14.95
Get Back: $12.99 in rebates

$2.04 Total out of pocket

Need Allergy Medicine for the rest of the year? Try this one…

Buy: (2) Rite Aid Ceterizine or Loratidine (Zyrtec or Claritin) B1G1 at $32.99
Use: $5 off $25 printable
Total Due: $27.99

Repeat in second transaction
Total for both Transactions: $55.98
Get $25 gift card back – makes it $30.98 for 4 boxes or 480 tablets


(2) Paas Egg Coloring Kit $1.99
(1) Accu Check Meter $9.99
(2) Ensembles Soaps Refills $3.99 ea
-$4 off $20
(2) -$2 off Ensembles (works of refills too)
Total Due: $13.95, pay with $13 ECB from previous trip and .95¢
Get Back: $17.97 (you make $4)

(2) Rimmel Mascaras – B1G1
(2) Sally Hansen Nail Polish – B1G1
(3) Lysol Products $2.50 ea
Free Rimmel Mascara coupon
-$1 off Rimmel Mascara coupon
-$3/2 Sally Hansen coupon
-$1 CVS Lysol coupon
-$1 Lysol Wipes
-.50/1 Toilet Bowl cleaner
-.50/1 Lysol All Purpose
Total Due: $3.01
Get Back: $3 rebate , makes it .01 out of pocket

Total Value Purchased: $52.91
Total spent out of pocket: .96 cents after rebate
ECB remaining: $17.97 (I save up ECB to pay for diapers and other large purchases.)

    • Can you use the Hersheys B1G1 special dark coupon with the B1 coke get one Hersheys free?

      • Jenny

        You can if that bar is part of the sale. Buy 2 bars and get both for free with the purchase of a coke.

    • Kathy

      I noticed the deal for the Cetirizine at Rite Aid and it’s actually better than that! If you refer to your March 21st post, and follow the link provided to the Rite Aid specific coupons, there’s a $5 off for that product. Which means an extra $20 off. Or $10.98 for 480 tablets after gift card. Yeah!

      • Jenny

        Go Kathy! I did that so late last night that I knew I would miss something huge. I’ll add that right now!

    • Beckie

      I am trying to start saving with CVS. For some reason I am just not getting it. I look at the tips and I’m not finding the coupons that are talked about. I’m looking in the Sunday paper and the CVS sales ad. Is there someplace else I’m missing?

    • Diane

      I went to CVS today and they would not let me use the $2 coupon toward the refill for the Ensembles Soaps Refills. Could have just been the worker. I will try another location tomorrow. Has anyone else had trouble with that?

    • Becky

      where is this $2/1 softsoap ensemble coupon from?

      • Jenny

        Becky there are two places to get that coupon, one was in a recent RP and the other is in the CVS reinventing beauty magazine.

    • Adele

      The Cetirizine at Rite Aid coupon for $5 off is on the 30 count.

      My CVS was out of Easter M&M’s so the manager volunteered for me to substitute the regular ones, so I was able to get my favorite ones the Almond, YUM!

      They also gave me 3 things of coupons out of the Beauty Mag that they had separately. I did not see the coupon for the nail polish there though. For my first trip to CVS I was very happy with customer service.

    • Tiffany

      I went to Walgreens today on Georgetown Road. I purchased the chapstick in my first transaction and got my $1.99 RR back. Then I made the second transaction and the $1.99 RR would not scan. They said Walgreens has changed this week and you can no longer use RR back to back, only on a later purchase! ugh! Anyone else having this trouble?

    • Julie

      I am a newbie to the extensive deals, but love the idea. I have been using coupons for years.

      In the Walgreens scenario, you mention several coupons, but I am not sure where to find them.

      Thanks in advance!

      • Jenny

        Julie, click on the Walgreens store name and you find the complete list of deals for the week with the locations to the coupons.

    • Julie

      Ok, I went to Walgreens today with an entirely new agenda in hand. I believe I did really well. I saved $25 in the store with coupons and I have about $15 worth of rebates. Plus, I got $6 in Walgreens bucks. However, I didn’t see anything print out for the chapstick?

      I am so proud I didn’t have to pay for my aluminum wrap at all. It wasn’t as stressful as I thought it might be with a 19 month old. As long as we kept moving. I can’t wait to have another great day like that. Of course my kiljoy husband pointed out that we have no money so why am I spending it. (side note: i was laid off two weeks ago) Fun times in our household. Now you see why i am trying so hard to be frugal and money-conscience!

      Thanks ladies! and gentlemen?

    • Jan

      Went to Rite Aid today and bought 4 Intuition razors, 4 suave conditioners and 3 packs of Stride Gum. Use the save $5 on $25, 4 coupons for $4.00 of Intuition razors that were BOGO $8.99 and 2 coupons for $1/2 Suave conditioner, and 1 coupon $2.00/3 packages of Stride gum. Total out of pocket $3.37, coupons used $25.00. Not bad!