Monday, November 23, 2009

I was paid $19.61 to buy this @ WAGS!

Here is one of my trips to Wags. I wanted to do a good amount of my shopping while the
$5/$25 coupon was still valid. My Wags keeps these coupons which is fine, since all I had to
do was print more. The above picture is from 4 different transactions. I'm going to go ahead
and list the exact transactions for you, since I think this will be helpful. Wags can be a
little confusing so here are the 3 scenarios I used. I always try to keep my out of pocket
as small as possible, under $.30 is my goal.


Transaction #1
5 Nabisco Crackers $10
1 Almay Pure Blends Foundation $10
1 Almay Mascara $6.99
2 Triaminic $10
1 Carefree Ultra $1.99
1 Carefree $1.49
1 Tomato Soup $1.39
Total $41.85

Used
5 - $1/1 Nabisco 11/8 SS
1 - $1/1 Carefree Ultra (came w/ sample)
1- $3/2 Triaminic 10/18 SS
1 - $1/2 Nabisco Wags Q in Diabetes & You Booklet (Takes off $2.50)
1 - $2/1 Triaminic Wags Q in Healthy Savings Booklet (Takes off $4)
1 - In ad Q for soup (Takes off $.80)
1 - In ad Q for Carefree (Takes off $.50)
1 - $5/$25 Coupon

Paid with
2 - $8 RR from Lubriderm (J&J)
$4 RR from Ducolax
Total Out of Pocket $.05
(Earn $3 RR Nabisco, $10 RR Revlon, $5 RR Revlon, $5 RR Triaminic) =
$2.95 Money Maker!

Transaction #2
5 - Nabisco Crackers $10
2- Triaminic $10
1 - Ducolax $7
2 - Theraflu $10
1 - Tomato Soup $1.39
1 - Schick Razor $6.99
1 - Almay Mascara $6.99
3 - Gift Sacks $.29

Used
5 - $1/1 Nabisco 11/SS
1 - $3/2 Triaminic 10/18 SS
2 - $1.50/1 Theraflu Blinkie in stores
1 - $3/1 Ducolax (around bottle neck)
1 - $2/1 Schick Disposable
1 - $1/2 Nabisco Wags D&Y Booklet (Takes off $2.50)
1 - $2/1 Triaminic Wags Healthy Savings (Takes off $4)
1 - $2/1 Theraflu Wags Healthy Savings (Takes off $4)
1 - Tomato Soup In ad Wags Q (Takes off $.80)
1 - Gift Sacks in ad Q (Takes off $.38)
1 - $5/$25

Paid with
2 - $8 RR Lubriderm (J&J)
2 - $2 RR Aussie (P&G)
Total OOP - $.27
(Earned $3 Nabisco, $5 Triaminic, $4 Ducolax, $3 Theraflu, $3 Schick, $5 Revlon)
= $2.73 MM!

Transaction #3
2 Triaminic $10
1 Ducolax $7
1 Almay Foundation $10
2 Tomato Soups $2.78
1 Revlon Blush $9.99
1 Revlon Pedicure Kit $0 (B1G1)
1 Gift Sack $.29

Used
1 - $3/2 Triaminic 10/18 Ss
1 - $3 off of Ducolax (around bottle neck)
1 - $2/1 Revlon Make Up 11/15 SS
1 - $1/1 Revlon Tool 11/15 SS
1 - $2/1 Triaminic Wags Healthy Savings (Takes off $4)
1 - Gift Sack in ad Q (Took off .19)
1 - Tomato Soup in ad Q (Took off $1.60)
1 - $5/$25

Paid With
2 - $8 RR Lubriderm (J&J)
2 - $2 RR Aussie (P&G)
Total OOP $.26
Earned $5 Triaminic, $4 Ducolax, $10 Revlon =
Cost me $1.00
*Applied for $10 "Keep the Jingle in Your Holidays" Rebate HERE for buying Nabisco

Transaction #4
3 - Lubriderm $11.97
1 - Gift Sack $.29

Used
3 - $2/1 Lubriderm 10/11 RP
1 - $1/1 Lubriderm Wags Q Diabetes and You (Took off $3)
1 - in ad Q for Gift Sack (Takes off .19)

Paid with
1 - $3 Theraflu (Novartis)
Earn $8 RR (J&J)
= $4.93 MM!

So total cost for everything? = $19.61 Money Maker! :-)

5 comments:

Kristin said...

That is awesome! I am surprised you were allowed to pay for RRs with this coupon as most Walgreens view an RR as a coupon. I'm so glad that worked for you!

Christie said...

Hi Kristin,

I was a bit surprised too when I was able to do this last time they had the $5/$25. But I've used it this way now for maybe 20 transactions (between this time and last time) at about 9 or 10 different stores and have never had a problem.

The cashiers all require I give them my regular MQ and Wags Qs before I can use the $5/$25. But they allow me to pay with RR. The regisger never beeps and I've yet to have someone say a thing to me about it.

So, if you have a nice cashier, give it a shot! :-)

Maryse said...

Hi Christie,
I am curious.... When you do your multiple transactions at Wags, do you usually leave the store and come back another time, or do you complete them one after the other by perhaps letting the person behind you go ahead? I haven't had opportunity to do multiple transactions yet, but I am learning/studying this method.

By the way, I love your blog! I have visited it every night since I've found it last week. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Christie said...

Hi Maryse,

Thank you so much! That makes me so happy to hear you say that! :-)

As for the multiple transactions, I usually will do 2 transactions in a row if there is no one behind me. If someone comes up in line I'll move out and let them go and then go back in.

I also have one store that I go to on Sunday mornings first thing so it's pretty slow. They know me there and I check out with the cashier in cosmetics and she is amazing! So, I will usually do 3 or 4 transactions with her. She is also a couponer so it's a lot of fun!

Christie said...

Oh and I nearly forgot!

Happy Thanksgiving!