Some good deals at Walgreens this coming week!  There is also a mid-week sale going on that starts on Wednesday, 12/15 and goes until Sunday, 12/18.

Most importantly, there is a promotion going on until Christmas where when you spend a certain dollar amount, you receive a register reward that’s only valid the following week.

Spend $25, get $5 RR.
Spend $50, get $10 RR.
Spend $75, get $15 RR.
Spend $100, get $20 RR.

The dollar amount is calculated before sales prices, rewards prices and manufacturer’s or store coupons, which makes it fairly easy to earn.  You cannot spend that RR (they’re calling it “Super Jingle Cash”) in a transaction and expect to earn another one in return though.  This is called “rolling” your RR, and Walgreens almost never allows it.

On to the deals for the week!

Buy 2 select Hallmark gift cards, tissue wrap or Color Studio wrapping paper and get $2 RR, buy 6 and receive a $5 RR.  Gift cards start at $0.49 (big profit on these) and wrapping paper is $1.99 for a 50 sq ft roll.

Goody hair accessories, 12- or 17-pack Ouchless elastics or 6- to 12-pack bobby pins or barrettes, $2 each.  Receive a $2 RR.  Final price free.

Activ-On Joint and Muscle or Arthritis Pain Relief, 2 oz, $7.99.  Receive an $8 RR.  Final price free.

All toys buy one get one 50% off.

Dr Pepper, A&W, 7up, Sunkist and Hawaiian Punch 2 litres, $0.89 each.

Check out the rest of the ad scan here.

And the four day sale that starts Wednesday, 12/15:

$6.99 toys, buy one get one free.

Mars candy, $0.39.  Buy six and use the $2/3 Mars candy coupon from the 12/5 Red Plum to get them for $0.06 each.  (Note:  You should be able to buy only three and have them adjust the coupon down to the purchase price, but chances are that the clerk might refuse to do this even though it is clearly spelled out in their coupon policy.  If they do this, purchase price will be free.)

Coffeemate Creamer, 16 oz, 2/$3.  You can use two $0.55/1 coupons from the 11/14 RP to get them for $0.95 each.

Revlon Top Speed Nail Enamel, $5.99.  Use the $1/1 store coupon from the Everything Bright and Beautiful booklet (available at the cosmetics counter) and receive a $5 RR.  Final price free.

Walgreens Energy Booster $3, receive a $3 RR, final price free.

Check out the rest of the four-day ad here.

Walgreens coupon policy states that you cannot have more manufacturer’s coupons than you have items.  Since Register Rewards count as manufacturer’s coupons (MQs), this can pose a problem.  For example, if you buy two candy bars and use two coupons, they will not let you use a Register Reward to pay for your total since that would be three total MQs.  You can counteract this by having a “filler” item in your purchase–something as cheap as you can possibly find.  If you bought the two candy bars, used two coupons and then bought a $0.20 pencil, you could use your Register Reward to pay the total.

Good filler items this week:

Holiday gift bags, $0.12 each.
Mandarin oranges or mushrooms, $0.39 each.
Christmas candy, $0.39 each.
Christmas votive candles, $0.17 each.

I’ll post some purchase scenarios for Walgreens in the next day or two!