Reader Shopping Trip: $1.78

This past Saturday (2/5) my co-teacher and I had the pleasure of teaching a coupon class at Melissa’s house in Virginia Beach.  She e-mailed me yesterday to show me how her first post-couponing class trip went (although she has been messing around with coupons for a bit).  I asked her if I could show you.

After all the store credit and coupon use, she received everything in the picture for $1.78 out of pocket!  Here is how she did it:

Rite Aid

Halls Cough Drops $1.00 each. Earn a $1UP! with purchase of 2. I had a $1 off (2) Halls coupon. OOP $1 Earn $1UP!

Betty Crocker Frosting and Cake Mix $2.00 each. Coupon for 75 cents off the purchase of both. Earn $4 in UP! with purchase of both. ($2UP! advertised, plus unadvertised $1UP! per item) OOP $3.25 Earn $4UP!

Mentos on sale for 50 cents. 50 cents off coupon. OOP $0

(2)Excedrin Menstrual 20 count on sale for $1.99. Each box had a $1 off coupon. OOP $1.98

Excedrin Extra Strength 20 count $1.99. Used $1.00 off coupon. OOP $.99

Excendrin PM 20 count $1.99. Had a $2.50 off MFR coupon. OOP -$.51

Old Spice Deodorant on sale $4 each. When you buy 2, you earn $3UP!. I had a BOGO FREE coupon. OOP $4.00 Earn $3UP!

Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist $2.50 each. Earn $1UP! when you buy 2. I bought two, and used (2) $1.00 off coupons. OOP $3 Earn $1UP!

(2) Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner $3.49 BOGO FREE, so $1.75 each. I also had a $2 off (2) Scrubbing Bubbles. OOP $1.49.

I cashed in my $15 in expiring UP! Rewards I previously earned.

Total OOP- $1.08 EARNED $9UP! Rewards


(3) rolls of Walgreens Aluminum Foil $.69 each when you use in-ad coupon OOP-$2.07

2 Gain dish soaps on sale $1.00 each. Used (2) $.25 off coupons OOP-$1.50

2 Febreze Fabric Refresher $4.71 each

2 Febreze Neutra Air $2.50 each

I had (2) BOGO FREE coupons. The way the coupons worked out is one free Fabric Refresher and one free Neutra Air. Plus, when spending $10, you earn $2 RR

Total OOP-$11.70 PLUS $2 Register Rewards

So her actual total spent in cash was $12.78. BUT she now has $11 in store credit to use on her next visit making her Out Of Pocket cost $1.78!

Thanks so much for sharing Melissa!

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  1. Laura says

    You can absolutely use a manufacturer’s coupon and a Register Reward on the same product. Just make sure you have a filler item to balance out the order! If the manager at your Walgreens will not let you go to a different Walgreens!

  2. Rachel says

    I have had a problem at Walgreens a couple of times because my RR did not print.
    I was told that if you use a RR on a different RR purchase then you will not get the RR (you just thought you earned) because the are both manufacturer coupons…I thought the RR reward program was through Walgreens.
    The manager told me I could not use a manufacturer coupon and a RR on a deal because the discount is to deep and I just smiled and said I know.