Wednesday, April 4, 2012

D is For Drugstore Deals

Have you heard people talking about how they go to CVS, Walgreen's, and other drugstores and walk out having been paid to shop? If you haven't you're about to! Shopping drugs stores such as CVS and Walgreen's can be very lucrative once you've figured out the tricks to doing it. Here I am going to use Walgreen's (which is right next to my house) to illustrates some great tips for getting merchandise for free, or close to.

1. Combine Walgreen's Coupons With Manufacture Coupons
Here's a great example of this: Nearly every week there is a $1.00 off Tuf Paper-towels in the Sunday Paper. That's a manufacture coupon. Walgreen's has a $1.00 off Tuf Paper towels in their pamphlets at the door. PLUS they have a 6 pack of Tuf Paper Towels everyday low price is $5.00. Use both coupons while doing other shopping (the number of items has to equal the number of coupons) and you'll pay just $3.00 for 6 rolls of paper-towels this deal can be duplicated almost every week! .50 cents a roll for paper towels is an amazing savings from the average price per-a-roll at Wal-Mart which is $1.48.

2. Combine Coupons And Cash Back 
Last week Walgreen's had a $2.00 cash back reward if you purchased a Crest Toothbrush and Toothpaste. The toothbrushes were $1.50 and the Toothpaste was $2.97. I went to the Crest website and printed a $1.00 off coupon for the toothbrush and a $2.00 off coupon for the toothpaste. Making the toothbrush .50 cents, adn the toothpaste .97 cents. The total merchandise before tax is $1.47 with $2.00 bounce back cash. Walgreen's paid me .53 cents to walk out of the store with a toothbrush and toothpaste.

3. Know What To Buy
Just like any store know before you go. Don't walk in and assume something is a good price just because it's on sale. For instance if you are going to purchase the 'cheep' crest tooth-paste instead of the fancier whitening versions just use the $1.00 or $2.00 off coupon and pick it up for free at the dollar store. Don't buy it even at .97 cents if you can get it for free. Now in the above example I got paid to take it out of the store but regularly this wouldn't be my deal of choice if there had not been a bounce back offer.


  1. Wow - I had no idea you could combine coupons and offers like that.

    I'm here from the A-Z challenge. Nice to "meet" you! I like your theme for the month. :-)

  2. Thanks Ishta! I love combining coupons and offers. I'm glad you like the theme!


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