To get the biggest savings at Wags, you’ll need to take advantage of their Balance Reward Deals (BRs) AND Register Reward Deals (RRs) PLUS use coupons!
The Best way to save the MOST is to alternate between Earning BRs and then using those BRs to buy items that generate RRs.
IMPORTANT SHOPPING NOTES:
- The best way to maximize the Rewards system at Walgreens is to use your BRs to purchase items that generate RRs. Then turn around and use the RRs to buy items that generate BRs. Essentially you are using the TWO Rewards opposite of each other so that you can maximize your money!
- Pay Attention: You cannot use BRs to buy additional BR items because they cancel each other out and therefore you would lose your rewards.
That means the strategy is to do one transaction either “Earning” the BRs or “Using” the BRs. Here are a few shopping scenarios broken down into separate transactions for this upcoming week to get you started:
TRANSACTION #1: Best Deal Scenario to EARN BRs:
Buy: (3) Charmin Bath Tissue, 12 regular rolls on Sale for $4.99 = $14.97 (earn 6,000 BRs wyb $20 in Bounty or Charmin)
Buy: (2) Bounty Paper Towels, 6 rolls on Sale for $4.99 = $9.98
Use: (2) $1/1 Charmin Ultra Soft or Strong Toilet Paper Printable [4-ct.+; Excludes Charmin Essentials, 4 double roll and trial/travel] (minus $2)
Use: (1) $1/1 Charmin, exp. 1/27/18 (P&G 12/31/17) [Mega Roll, Mega Plus or Super Mega Roll Sizes; 4-ct.+]
Use: (2) $1/1 Bounty Paper Towels Printable [6-ct.+; Excludes Bounty Basic and trial/travel size] (minus $2)
OR: $1/1 Bounty Towel Product, exp. 1/27/18 (P&G 12/31/17) [6-ct.+; Includes 2 Huge Roll; Excludes Single Rolls]
Pay: $24.95 (product total) – $5 (coupon total) = $19.95 OOP
Get back: 6,000 BRs wyb $20 + 240 Every Day Points ($6.24)
Final price: $13.71 for all FIVE packs of Bath Tissue and Paper Towels! That’s only $2.74 per pack or just 23¢ per roll of Bath Tissue and 46¢ per roll of Paper Towels!
**Remember, add in fillers to use any RRs you may already have on hand from last week (which will reduce your OOP).
TRANSACTION #2: USE BRs (earned in Transaction #1) and EARN Register Rewards:
Buy: (3) Crest 3D White Toothpaste, 3.3 – 6.2 oz on Sale for $2.99 = $8.97 (earn $3 RR wyb 3)
Use: (2) $2/1 Crest Toothpaste, exp. 1/13/18 (P&G 12/31/17) [3-oz.+; Excludes Cavity, Regular, Baking Soda, Tartar Control/protection, F&w Pep gleem and Kids; limit 2] (minus $4)
Use: (1) $2/1 Crest Toothpaste (Walgreens Clip to Card) [expected Sunday; limit 1] (minus $2)
Buy: (3) Dawn Dish Soap, 8 oz on Sale for $0.99 = $2.97
Use: (1) $.25/1 Dawn Dish Soap (Walgreens Clip to Card) [expected Sunday; limit 1] (minus $.25)
Subtotal: $11.94 (product total) – $6.25 (coupon total) = $5.70 OOP
Redeem: 5,000 BR from Transaction #1
Pay: 70¢ OOP
Get back: $3.00 Register Rewards + 80 Every Day Points ($3.11)
WHAT DID IT ALL REALLY COST?
The Total of All Products Before Coupons or RRs would have been $36.89!
Transaction #1 = $19.95
Transaction #2 = 70¢
Price OOP is $20.65! BUT you still have the $3 RRs, and $1.35 in Points to use later!
Final Price: That’s just $16.30 Total!
And you’ve earned $8 toward your 5K Beauty Enthusiast Reward Points!
This Deal ends when the sale ends on Saturday, 1/6/17!
~Happy Wags Weekly Shopping!
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