One of the ways I'm keeping my food budget low is by taking advantage of the free deals at the drug stores. I stock up when items are free so that I rarely/never have to pay money for toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, shampoo, hairspray, feminine products,body wash, aspirin or razors. I'm setting the free Lip Balm Smoothies aside for Christmas gift 'fill-ins'.
I don't have a good 'math brain' so I make sure I do the Register Reward deals separately. For instance, at Walgreen's I would purchase the highest paying item for Register Rewards first ( moisturizing socks) and then I would purchase the Lip Balm Smoothies. I'd take all of the RR's and purchase the other products on my list.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Rite Aid Deals
Stay Free Maxi B1G1 Free (16-24 ct)
Use Stayfree B1G1 Free coupon in Red Plum 6/27
Both FREE after coupons
Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield Toothpaste $2.99
Single Check Rebate $2.99
FREE after Single Check Rebate
Blistex Fruit Smoothies Lip Care 3 pack $2.99
Register Rewards/ Good on next purchase $2.99
Like getting it for FREE
Airplus Ultra Moisturizing Socks for Her $3.00
Register Rewards/ Good on Next purchase $3.00
Like getting it for FREE
Reach Dental Care .99 (In store coupon)
Reach Dental Floss $1.00 (Red Plum 5/16/10)
Free after coupons (you'll need a 'filler' to make up for the .01 difference. Possibly the Dentyne Gum?)
Dawn Dish Liquid 10.3 oz. $.99
Dawn coupon .25 (P & G 6/6)
* B1G1 means (Buy One Get One Free)
Did you find any good deals?
thank you for the reminder. I have 2 $6 RRs that expire this week, I better go today or tomorrow and roll them into these deals.ReplyDelete
My town only has a Walgreens, no RiteAid or CVS or Target - but I am thankful for so many good deals at walgreens.
I usually do this at the drug store that is nearest to my favorite grocery store. Currently, the closest one is a CVS-- you get freebies there too, and at the grocery stores if you do coupons and follow sales. CVS usually does it by giving a receipt with 'extra care bucks' on it so you bring it back and get that much off next time you shop.ReplyDelete
One thing I always think about however is the merchant. They do this to bring in paying customers--so I always make sure I buy things that cost me something as well as take advantage of deals.
For instance--when I used to shop Riteaid more I got my RXs there as well as did coupon shopping. It only seems fair.
Mary... that is a very kind approach. I rarely make it out of a drug store without spending money. :-)ReplyDelete
The register rewards at Walgreens are used just like CVS's extra care bucks.
Rite Aid has a deal here in Ca. where they'll pay you $25.00 for every prescription you transfer. I made a lot of money a few years ago when I transferred dh's prescriptions.
I'm enjoying reading your blog. I can relate to "living on less money" as we have experienced a layoff of recent.ReplyDelete
The drug store deals certainly do help stretch the budget. I took a break for awhile and now am back to it. Thanks for sharing all of your tips.