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My Walgreens Run: Spent $2 For $33 Worth Of Goods


I do want to say that Walgreens is NOTHING like CVS. It’s HORRIBLE in my neck of the woods. I was in the store at 7AM on the FIRST DAY of THEIR SALE and they were “out” of three different things that were offering Register Rewards. That’s such a JOKE!! I would understand if I went on Tuesday and they were out – but at 7AM? You mean to tell me you aren’t prepared to honor your circulars? Feels very fishy to me.

And I went to 2 STORES and they were BOTH out of the same things. Come on now!

Anyway – no more venting. Onto the sales

Two transactions:

Transaction 1:

  • 4 Popcorn @ $.25 each = $1 (no coupon)
  • Listerine Pocket Packs = $2.99 – $1.00 coupon I had = $1.99 PLUS I received $1 in Registered Rewards
  • Icy Hots = $.99 – $1 coupon (that I FOUGHT TO USE b/c they said it was over the price of the item and couldn’t use it… I was like just ADJUST the coupon to $.99 then and you keep the penny!!) UGH. I also received  $.99 in RR
  • Ecotrin = $3.49 (used in store coupon making it $.99) – $1 coupon (same scenario – I FOUGHT to use it) I also received $.99 in RR

My total price was $6.23 after tax. With all my coupons and RR from last week, I paid $.73 out of my pocket.

Transaction 2

  • Oxiclean $2.99 x 2 (bought 2 items) had a $3 off 2 coupon
  • Ramen Noodle Soup $33 x 3 = $1
  • Listerine Total Care $3.99 – $1 (printable coupon) = $2.99 PLUS I got $1 RR
  • Icy Hot $.99 – $1 coupon PLUS I received $.99 in RR

After my coupons and RR from last week’s transactions, my total was $1.32

SOOOOOOOOOOOOO – it was difficult and I wasn’t happy with the experience because I had to be THAT PERSON arguing with the college kid who was manning the register, BUT I did great. Everything for a few cents over $2? I will take it!

And the good news is next week I have plenty of $$ to use in RR. $5 additional bucks!

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. What an awful experience! It almost doesn’t seem worth it to keep going to Walgreens. They don’t seem prepared to honor their coupons like CVS. I hope your next shopping trip their is better. This comment is for the Queen Anne’s Revenge LEGO Playset contest.

  2. Since starting couponing over three years ago, I have had the worst luck at Walgreens. They are not very friendly with coupon users and trying to roll my Register rewards is a nightmare. I typically stick to CVS and Rite Aid now. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    I added this comment for the Queen Anne’s Revenge Lego Playset giveaway. I am trying my best to to get some extra entries to win this for my oldest son LOL! Thanks again!


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