Thursday, August 28, 2008

WAGS Double Dipping Plan

I feel like I have mastered the CVS Drugstore Game and I am ready to tackle something new. Yesterday I got my first rebate back from Walgreens on a refillable gift card. Apparently, if you have all your rebates put back on this card, you will receive the rebate plus 10%. Walgreens has Easysaver Catalogs that you can pick up when you walk in the store. In them are coupons and rebate information for that month. For the last couple of days of each month, the ending month and the beginning month catalogs are both valid (currently August 29th & 30th). Thus, you can use coupons from the August Catalog toward September's rebates, aka double dipping. Who knows why Walgreens does this but they do. So if Walgreens has a rebate that is the price of an item (making it ultimately free), you can use either (or both) a manufacturer's coupon or a Walgreen's coupon to reduce the paid price. However, the rebate will be for the full price, thus you make money. See Deal Seeking Mom for a complete list of rebates. I have noticed that these items run out quickly so if you plan to do any of these, you may want to get up bright and early and go to Walgreens in the morning. So here is my scenario (including a small money maker product to offset rebate items). If all goes as planned (and it never does), I will have spent $28.61 plus tax (and $5 in previous rebate $) and will get back $46.33 (42.12 plus 10%) to spend on next month's rebate products. Not as fun as the instant gratification that you get at CVS, but once you get the Walgreens gift card rolling, it could be fun. Click to enlarge.


9 comments:

Laura said...

I have something for you over on my blog!!

Mercedes said...

I love your spreadsheets! you may want to include the 10/40 coupon on your scenario.

Mercedes

Dr. Mom said...

Thanks Mercedes! I made this before I knew about the $10/$40. Guess I will have to add a couple of things! Thanks!

Tara said...

Thanks for the linky love! I worked out a deal with the $10/$40 where you can earn $21 on your purchase, assuming they have all the September freebies in stock. Check it out!

Tara @ Deal Seeking Mom

Clair said...

OOH, deal seeking mom gets $4 more from her scenario - good job! And your table is AWESOME!!!! I was just gonna let you know you can make $17 at WAGS but now I've got check out deal seeking mom! Thanks for the reminder on the Perparation H wipes! I'll add that in! Clair at Mummy Deals

Bethany Thompson said...

I have a question... some people are saying that John Freida hair care has a hidden deal given out $9 RR... I bought some today and didn't get anything... does anyone know how the hidden deal works?

Dr. Mom said...

I also bought some and did not get a RR for them. I emailed the Walgreens Corporate office and asked but they have yet to respond. I looked in the advertisement and did not see where you get any RR for John Freida.

Justine said...

Thanks for stopping by and linking up! And thanks again for the Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe... finally made it for dinner tonight and it was great!!

Justine said...

Congrats! You won the coupons! Send me an email with your address so I can pop them in the mail tomorrow!!