I worked very hard last night and for about an hour after work today, just preparing my order of transactions. My goal was to buy 5 of the Electrasol Tabs (one transaction at a time to make sure I got all of my RRs), then buy 2 boxes of Oscillo (in two transactions for securing RRs), followed by purchasing six 12-packs of Coke, some Slimfast, and some chips. Thank goodness I can be flexible, because it was very stressful when I found out that they only had 3 boxes of Electrasol left.
When I finally pulled it together, I decided I would just make the RR purchases and save the pop for later. When I saw that the Slimfast tag advertised a sale as 2/$8, I thought I would just take care of that purchase with the coupon from the Walgreens booklet and a manufacturer's coupon, to save my RRs for other items- since that would be such a great deal. Wrong! I didn't read the price tag clearly enough, because they were listing the price with the $3 coupon already subtracted. Oh well, lesson learned there; should have saved my manufacturer coupon and gone with my original plan.
I was told that if I asked for a rain check on the Electrasol, I wouldn't be eligible for the RR when I picked them up and paid for them on Thursday, even though they would still be on sale. According to the cashier, rain checks are never eligible for RR. So, I went ahead and bought my three, one at a time. Next I purchased the two boxes of medication (I'm still not sure what it is; I just know it made me $7 towards other purchases), paying about $2 out of pocket to get back a $9 RR. At that point, I went back to the van to regroup.
Again, I cannot understate how patient my husband was with me. I sat and pondered, counted and recounted, and finally built up the courage to go back in and try to get him a good deal on his beloved name-brand pop. I think he was a little happier when I came back with six 12-packs and two bags of his favorite chips, jalepeno.
printable = $2.32 ea. with tax (Got back $9 RR)
*3 Boxes of Electrosol Tabs: Cost $3.49 - $2.25 from 1/2/11 newspaper insert = $1.53 ea. with tax (Got back 3- $1.50 RR)
*Went back and bought six 12-packs of Coke products on sale 3/$10 + $2.29 Large Kettle Chips + $.99 Small Kettle Chips *** Used $22.50 in RR = $2.69 with tax
*Total out of pocket for everything in the picture = $11.92
**Bonus- I also received two cash register coupons worth one free 10 or 12 ct of Breath Right Strips (valued up to $7.49 each)!!!