Monday, July 20, 2009

How far can you stretch a $1 at Walgreens?

So, I ran into Walgreens to pick up a few things.
I didn't want to spend more than a $1 so here's what I came up with.

Transaction #1
Bought - Pilot G2 Gel Pens $1 (got $1 in RR=Register Rewards)
Total $1.00

Transaction #2
3 Highlighters @ .09 each = .27 cents
1 5pack of Mechanical Pencils .19
2 boxes of paper clips @.19 each = .38
3 Scotch Transparent Tape @ .39 each = 1.17
Original Total $2.01
Used $1.00 off any 3 Scotch Tape (7/12 RP insert)
Used $1.00 in RR
Total = $.01

I did exceed by budget by .01 but I think I'll let that one slide.
Tape seems to disappear around here so I was very happy with that deal.
As I was leaving Walgreens I thought to myself...
How much would this have cost me at the dollar store?

It's scary when you reach the point that you find the dollar store expensive! :-)


The Leonards said...

I am glad I found your post from SouthernSavers. I got the G2 $1 RR but did not know what to do with $RR. NOw I have a plan. Thanks

Christie said...

So glad I could help! :-)