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My first try!

August 27th, 2007 at 07:25 am

Ok, over the weekend was my first try at couponing and buying the sales. I think we did pretty good.

Basically, we spent $81.08 and saved $34.43 ($23.93 card savings, $10.50 coupon savings). That is 30%. Not too bad for our first try. Our purchase did include 4 frozen pizzas ($16 worth) that were barely on sale and I didn't have a coupon for. DH insisted on having them.

I think our best deal was Johnsonville Premium Pork Sausage. Our grocery store had it marked 1/2 off at $1.50 and I had a $1 off coupon. So, we only paid $.50. Plus, the packaging had another $1 off coupon, which we'll use when it goes on sale again.

Today, I'm heading to Walgreens. I've been wanting to get some candles & plugins for our apartment, but have been putting it off because the cost can add up real quick. Well, Walgreens is having a pretty good deal on a bunch of different brands/styles, and of course I have coupons. So, I'm going to stock up on a few things. Best of all, I have a giftcard, so it'll be no cost to me!

I don't know much about how Walgreen's rebates work. I have a couple questions:

1. Is there any way I can submit more than one rebate? If so, do I need to do separate purchases?
2. Do I send the rebate in at the end of the month?
3. What is this I've read about the giftcard 10% option? Anyone have any details?
4. Lastly, anyone have any tips or tricks regarding Walgreen's rebates?

Thanks!

5 Responses to “My first try!”

  1. eisor Says:

    One more question...

    5. Does Walgreens double coupons?

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Wish I could help you but we don't have a walgreens any where around here.

  3. frugalhousewife Says:

    I will give your questions a try.

    1. It is one rebate per household.
    2. Yes, wait until the end of the month and make copies of everything!
    3. You can chose the gift card option and get an extra 10% rebate. Example a $10 check or an $11 Walgreens gift. Helpful if you plan to do the rebates every month or shop there often.
    4. Keep a copy of your receipts and rebate form. Make sure you buy the correct product(s). Match coupons with rebate items to save more.
    5. No

  4. eisor Says:

    Thank you so much! I'm going to have to sit down tonight and re-think my original plan. The Walgreens ad had two different things listed, but they used the same rebate. And, that rebate has a limit of one. I think Eckerd (Rite-aid) had that same product on sale, so I'll have to check.

    Also, I finally was able to get the rebate book to download! So, that'll help with the planning!

  5. fern Says:

    1. It is one rebate submission each month, but you can apply for as many rebates within that one submission as you like.
    2. You don't have to wait til the end of the month. If you know you are done shopping there, or at least for the rebates, you can submit it whenever you want. I just sent mine in today. Just means you get it back faster!
    3. No tips necessary. The program works very eficiently.

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