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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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More Walgreens Deals!

on 12.28.2009 at 4:27pm

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Walgreens new January Coupon Booklet is out and there are a few great deals using the store coupons with manufacturer coupons!

Phazyme 12ct $4.99
-$2 off Phazyme 12 ct January Coupon Booklet (store coupon)
-$10/3 Advantage Brand products RP 10/11
-$7/2 Advantage Brand Products RP 10/11 (exp 12/31)

**Deal Idea**
Buy: (3) Phazyme $4.99 ea
-$10/3 Advantage Brand RP 10/11
-$2 off store coupon (will take off $6)
Total Due: $1.03 profit!

Revlon Cream gloss B1G1 at $9.99
-$2 off Revlon Cosmetic SS 12/13
-$3 off Revlon January Coupon Booklet (store coupon) *will take off $6
(use (2) manuf. coupons and store coupon makes both FREE)

Revlon Age Defying Foundation B1G1 at $12.99
-$2 off Revlon Cosmetic SS 12/13
-$3 off Revlon January Coupon Booklet (store coupon) *will take off $6
(use (2) manuf. coupons and store coupon makes $1.49 ea)

Valentine’s Hershey Kisses or Miniatures $2.50 ea
-$1/2 Hershey’s Kisses January Coupon Booklet (store coupon)
-.50/1 Hershey’s Kisses printable (manuf. w/ Target logo)
(buy 2, use (2) manuf. coupons and store coupon makes it $1.50 ea)

Breathe Right Kids Nasal Strips 12 ct $5.49
-$3 off Breath Right Strips January Coupon Booklet (store coupon)
-$1 off Breath Right Strips RP 10/18
(use both makes it $1.49)

    • Beckett

      Will the B1G1 ring 1/2 off? I only have one man. coup left…

      • Jenny

        No, at the drugstores the first one rings up full price and the second rings up free.

    • andrea

      Can you use the january coupon booklet before january??

      • Kelly

        Yes. Dates on front say 12/27-1/30

    • Heather

      The Revlon lip gloss isn’t B1G1 free (here in MI) only eye make-up, concelor, and foundation!!!

    • Stacey

      Don’t forget that the Phazyme is a $5 MM at Publix until 12/31 using store and manu q’s.

      • Kelly


        • Stacey

          As Jenny posted earlier (I think the Publix 12/16 ad post):
          Phazyme 12ct Softgels $3.49
          -$10/3 Advantage Brands RP 10/11 (makes it 16¢)
          -$7/2 Adavantage Brands RP 10/11 (makes it FREE)
          -$2 off Tagamt, Gaviscon, or Phazyme “Winter Savings” booklet (store coupon expires 12/31)
          (buy 3, use $10/3 and (3) -$2 off store coupons — you make $5.53 profit!)

    • Sarah S.

      I have not had a lot of success using the manufacturer coupons with the target logo at the drugstores. They swear up and down that it is a coupon that is only supposed to be used at Target. They are hard to use pretty much everywhere except Publix. The supervisor at the commissary told me that the coupons will scan but they won’t get reimbursed because of the Target logo. I have doubts about that but what can you say?

      • Jenni

        Actually, my Publix stores won’t accept Target manu coups either, as they say they have been told by the manufacturer that they will NOT reimburse a non-Target store for a coupon with a Target logo on it, period. I’ve yet to find a store OTHER than Target who DOES accept them.

        • Merrilee

          Me too. I’ve tried to use them at Rite Aid, Walgreens, CVS & Kroger with no luck. I point out that it is a manufacturers coupon, but they don’t buy it with that Target logo on there.

    • Jenni

      The Revlon Lip creme is not listed in the BOGOF sale in SC upstate either. *sad face* I was really looking forward to that one, too.

      • Amy

        I have a sad face too! I just tried it as well and apparently the lip cosmetics aren’t on sale, but I was able to use 2 of the $2 off coupons and get two eye shadows at $4.99 for $.50 each.

      • Stephanie

        If you have a Rite Aid nearby, they are discounting all of the Revlon disconinued lip colors (various formulations) 75% off. With a $2/1 Q that’s free!!!

        • Jenni

          Thanks for that tip!

    • Kim

      I know that Wags is pretty strict about using only the number of qs as you have number of items – so how are they with this and stacking their qs with manufacturers qs. I have been staying away from Wags, but this might be worth going back. Thanks for your help.

      • beth

        Wags store coupons do not count toward your coupon count/number of items, only manuf coupons count!

        • k

          The revlon q is for color cosmetics…the Wags q is for age defying foundation or concealer, my Wags took it, but they had to manual it in.. GOOD LUCK

      • Lynette

        The main thing that you ‘ve got to remember is that you should ALWAYS give them your manufacturer’s q’s BEFORE the Wags q’s (even the ones in the ad/flyer). Otherwise, they will not take them.

        • k


    • tryingcoupons

      I went to Walgreens in South Carolina and had two coupons each for the Revlon Gloss Creme and Foundation but they wouldn’t let me use two manufacture coupons. What’s the deal with that?

      • Amy W.

        I’m pretty sure their policy is to only take one manufacturer q on the B1G1 items because they charge full price for the first item and the second one is free, unlike most grocery stores. I was able to use 2 of the Revlon q’s on 2 items today, but most of the time I have found it doesn’t work. The cashiers at my WAG usually try it to see if it will go through and if it doesn’t they only take one, if it does, then they don’t say anything.

        • tryingcoupons

          Thanks for the reply! The cashier did try to scan the second one, but it wouldn’t take it. :(

    • amy

      I used to do the walgreens deals and found that those people are rude and do not want to deal with couponers. I have quit going in there since two months and I am glad to say I will not go back!! CVS is the way to go!! Taking Walgreens out of my regime is taking stress out of my life!!

      • Joyce

        I guess it depends on your store…my Walgreens cashiers are super sweet and will do anything the register lets them:-) If the register won’t take it…the managers will usually give me some “reason” and I lose out….but, I figure there will be another deal another day:-)

      • Debby

        Amen Sister! Walgreens is a stresser in my life as well. Every once in a blue moon I get a friendly cashier – or God forbid my q’s go through without an act of congress – but overall they can be tough to deal with! I’m with you that CVS is the way to go. I will only go back to Wags if the deal is sooo darn good I’d be a fool to pass it up. That usually isn’t the case, but heres to hoping! By the way the Revlon Cream Gloss is not B1G1 here either – only face products!

        • April

          Thank you! I am not one to normally vent, but they get my blood pressure going every time I try a deal at their stores. I tell my self everytime… “never again!” but, I always end up going back for a deal and regretting it. It would be so much easier if RR were like extrabucks and truly used like cash!

    • Candy

      The lip gloss was not B1G1 in Villa Rica, GA, only foundation, concealer, powder blush or eye cosmetics. HOWEVER, I did find lip stick on clearance for only 2.19 down from $7.99, so with the $2 off coupon they were only .19 and also, they had some eye shadow and blush on clearance for 3.19 down from $7.99 and it was B1G1, so I was able to use my $2/1 coupons and get the B1G1, so I got 2 for $-.81

    • Amy

      I did the Walgreens nose strips today and they would not take the manufacturer coupons….the Walgreens coupons say in small print…manuf. coupon on them so would not honor both coupons!! I am so tired of problems w/ them and they are not very friendly so I think I will just do CVS!! They are so good!! :)

    • Jennifer H

      Creme gloss is not BOGO in Fl either. :(

    • M Rose

      Not sure this will work but it has been reported that the Breeze and Contour Meters can be purchased in the same transaction-use two manu Qs and then get an extra $3.00 back because they were in the same transaction…..so $5.00RR, $5.00RR, $3.00RR….$13.00 Money maker!!!!
      Going to try it tonight!!!

      • Ginger

        How is that possible? Don’t they limit the monitor RR to one per purchase? Be very interested to hear if this works for you!

        • Sharon

          Did this today and it printed all 3 rr’s. I hope you all get in on this deal too :)

          Bought 1 Bayer & 1 Contour in same transaction. Get back $5, $5, & $3!

    • just me

      Coupon policy?? I can’t find their coupon policy anywhere on their site. I was so excited to finally get one of their coupon books, but then the register wouldn’t take both the manuf. and wags. coupon. Even the manager said I couldn’t use both. I don’t remember the words he said, but he made no sense. I think he just didn’t want to mess with it. Any suggestions about where to find their policy?? Do you think that maybe I gave the coupons in the wrong order? Don’t you do manuf. and THEN store coupons?

      • Tausha

        Coupon order will make or break you. Mfg. first and store second….ALWAYS. hth

    • Why buy something you don’t need it, is not really free! if you get a money back coupon on a items to used later. Let be honest it not really free, then Walgreen will cut back the money back if it free they won’t pay you to take it out of the store This was told by a manger in Nc. We live in a smaller town by these site come out the store our out the product.

      • Kaye


      • kelley

        Makes no sense.

    • Sarah
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    • April

      Ok, I never vent on here, but I want to warn anyone doing the phazyme deal. I went tonight and made the mistake of using the walgreens coupons first ($2/1) and then my manufacturers coupon for ($10/3). Therefore, the total for the Phazyme was $15.00 and my total amount of coupons totaled $16.00. I also purchased an electrasol to counter my “overage” of $1.03. It wouldn’t let the cashier push the manufacturers coupon through so he called a manager. The manager got very agitated and said that the total of my coupons was more than the total of the 3 items. He said “we can’t pay YOU $1.03 to shop here. You are making money on those items!” I let him know politely that I knew there was an overage and reminded him that they would be reimbursed my the manufacturer for $10.00. He refused to proceed with the transaction and said he couldn’t do it. I’m going to try again tomorrow at a different WAGS and attempt to use my manufacturers coupon first. Anyone else tried this deal with success? I am very close to boycotting walgreens and sticking with cvs and rite aid. I honestly have some kind of problem every single time I go in there. It’s frustrating because I spend a lot of time getting prepared and have two little ones at home, so time is precious to me.