I’m on a Witch Hunt

I had fun at Walgreens last week, kicking off my reentry into the wonderful world of couponing.  I got a bunch of free and really cheap products this week.  Let me share:

  • (8) Anti-Itch Creams
  • (3) Contact Cleaning Kits
  • (10) Bottles of Witch Hazel
  • (20) Boxes of Nutri-Grain Bars

20 boxes nutrigrain bars, 10 bottles witch hazel, 8 anti-itch cream, 3 contact lens cleanersEverything but the Nutri-Grain bars was completely free.  We love Nutri-Grain bars, but at about $3 a box, they are too expensive to have on hand on a regular basis.  So, I generally wait until I find a good sale.  Well, at Walgreens last week I was able to get 20 boxes for $1 a box.  How?  Do you see the “$5 in Coupon Savings” image on the front of the boxes in the picture?  On the back of the boxes are coupons.  One of them is $1 off 2 boxes of Nutri-Grain bars.  I used these coupons (cut out of the box AFTER I purchased them…I had one coupon on hand before I started) and combined them with a Walgreens sale.  It went like this.

Walgreens sale was 2 boxes for $5 with a $2 RR.  A RR is a Register Reward, Walgreen’s in-house rewards program.  So, $5 minus $2RR minus $coupon for $1 off 2 boxes of nutrigrain bars1 coupon equals $1 a box!

The other items were free with RR.  So, like for the witch hazel, it was $4 and gave you a $4RR.  The only catch is I couldn’t use my $4RR from the witch hazel to buy more witch hazel.

But, I could use it to buy itch cream, which would produce a RR which I could use to buy witch hazel.  So, I bought a lot of itch cream (that I really don’t use) and contact lens cleaner (that I have no need for) in order to “roll” my register rewards into free witch hazel (which I do use).  I have never seen witch hazel as one of my freebie deals before, so I did my best to get as many as I could. walgreens register rewards

It’s all pretty time consuming, but fun! And the savings can be astronomical.  I generally use SavingsAngel to match my coupons and sales weekly for me, so I don’t have to take the time tracking it all down.  Here’s a fun report I wrote on SavingsAngel and how it works.

This week at Walgreens I will be scoring a bunch of Starbucks energy drinks, and they will actually PAY me to take them.  Will post details next Monday for you.  For now, here is this week’s free printable grocery store coupons:

$1.00 off Cat’s Pride cat litter

$1.00 off one BISSELL Deep Cleaning Formula

$1.50 off ON ONE (1) BOTTLE OF SK ENERGY

$2.00 off any Lotrimin or Lotrimin Ultra

$2.00 off (2) TWO Dial Body Washes

(these are buy one get one free at CVS this week)

$2.00 off 2 Dial Bar soap

Make sure you print them NOW, while you are thinking about it.  Often, there are only a limited number of coupons available, and when the limit is reached, they get pulled from the site.  So get them now.  And if you are ready to get started with coupons, make sure you check out my 90-minute “crash-course” and you can hit the ground running this afternoon.

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