Monday, October 5, 2009

"Follow Me Monday" Walgreens Shopping!

Today is Monday and that means my third edition of "Follow Me Monday"! Today's video is all about Walgreens shopping! It's a 2 part video because there was just too much information to pack into one segment. Before watching the videos, I just wanted to remind you all that we have still not perfected our video taping skills. I know that one of my issues is talking too fast and I'm trying to work on that. Some of the video is a little shaky and we had to cut out some parts to shorten the length, but we're trying our best. I hope you all find these videos helpful and are able to walk away with lots of new information about Walgreens shopping!

Also, I want to let you all know how much I appreciate all the feedback and comments in regards to "Follow Me Monday"! I am so excited about this new weekly feature... stay tuned for lots of entertaining and informative videos to come!

Part 1


Part 2



**If you aren't able to see the videos, then go here to watch them!

111 comments:

Erica said...

These are awesome!!!! Great job!!! Thanks for your time making them!!

Anonymous said...

Awesome savings!!!!

knight2boys said...

Thanks so much for the detailed video of Walgreens. It cleared up many questions...love the Follow Me Mondays!!!! Keep it up!!!

Andrea said...

I usually have at least 10 transactions at walgreens. Last Sunday I had 20!! Thanks for the video. I didn't know to look for orange tags before. I love walgreens and cvs now that I have found your site. I NEVER shopped at walgreens or cvs before this unless I was looking for a certain item only they carry. Thank you , thank you thank you. You have save my family over 1200.00 since june.

Simply Pris said...

Recently discovered your blog through penny pinching Diva's site. Love your casual attitude when doing these videos..... I am a visual person so I really look forward to seeing the Monday tapings and photos of what you bought. Keep up the great work!

Andy and Jennifer Hess said...

Thanks so much!!!! Walgreens can definately be a challenge at times but it's sooo worth it. Thanks for the great inspiring video!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this week's installment! Very informative and you got some really fantastic deals!

Thanks for everything!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the video. One tip I have is "Get to know your cashiers". My normal store greets me by name when I walk in. They know I am not doing anything illegal and they cheer on my savings. The Walgreens at the next town over I wont even go into anymore. They are nothing but a problem. Even after months of calls to Corp and talking with them they wont even let me use a register reward on a register reward item (of diffrent brands). That store is not worth my time. Sometimes no matter what you do they just don't care. Corp tried to help, but they can't make a store do anything. Corp finally just told me to take my business to another location and sent me $25.00 gift card for my problems. It really does depend on the store and cashiers. Great job, hope my stoe will still have a few deals left on the shelf when I feel better later this week.

Anonymous said...

I love watching your videos. They are so helpful and answer alot of questions that I have had regarding couponing at Walgreens. I am looking forward to the next Follow Me Monday video. Thanks for all your hard work. It is really appreciated!!!!

Becky said...

Love your videos!! I tried to do 2 transactions at Walgreens last week and was told that they weren't allowed to do that anymore-glad that isn't the case everywhere! Maybe I will just try a different store.

Anonymous said...

Love it! Love it!

I finally stepped foot into a Walgreens for the first time last week. Unfortunatly though, it was with my husband and it was an in and out kind of deal. I did look around as much as I could to see what was around.

On the RR and multipal transactions though..how many RR coupons can you use per perchase? Just one? If so, what do you do if you only have like a $1 or $2 RR to use. Do you just make it another transaction and buy like gum or something and get it free? I'm a slow learner lol.

Also, when you do multipal transactions that generate RR, do you, or can you, use them for the other transactions?

Like say you buy 10 items in one transaction and get 5 RR for certain products. Can you take one of those RR and use it on transaction 2,3 etc.? I see they expire 2 weeks from getting them so I'm just wanting to see how you get rid of them. My Walgreens is about 45 minutes away, and I don't have a chance to get to it very often.

Thanks for all you do! And your such a cutie! :) Love the videos..keep em up!!

Anonymous said...

Gosh, you are so cute:) I went to Walgreen's today, too. I saved quite a lot myself, but still got a lot of tips from your great video. Just so I am clear as to the order of presenting coupons to the cashier-
Register Rewards, then other manufacturer coupons, then Walgreens. Is that right? THANKS SO MUCH! You are saving me a fortune!! I actually post my receipts on the frig. to make me smile:)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the video instruction guide :) - You look so cute and fun!

I love your blog and have saved so much money by coming here and reading about all the deals and ways to use coupons.

Yayyyyyyy

Anonymous said...

I know this store seems confusing but once you get the hang of it you will love it! Use manufacturer first, store coupon and then finish off with register rewards. Also you can't pay tax with register rewards so use your subtotal to figure how much in register rewards you can use to pay for your purchase.

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I can't wait for CVS!

Kristy said...

Yes Walgreens SCARES me. I love a good deal I just need to be brave and with your video I know I can do it. I am just not a fan of crabby cashiers!

Anonymous said...

Love the videos! This is off topic, but you are sooo fortunate to still be wearing t-shirts in October! You must be in the south and not stuck in a the wooly mitt of Michigan.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for doing Walgreens today! I was just there, confused and then I come back and there's your video. Thank you!!! (to you and your "camera man")

Question -

1. I found out today that you can only have as many coupons as items... but you had a total of three coupons for two visine's. Do the store coupons count as a coupon? Or did you need to get an "uncouponed" filler?


Notes from my trip today -

1. The cashier told me that I had to have as many items as coupons and that includes RR. So if you buy one item (like my dh's nicorette gum), then I can't give him a handful of RR to bring the cost down.

2. I tried to give her a coupon that said Fred Meyer (Kroger) on the bottom, but on the top clearly states that it's a manufacturers coupon and she said that she couldn't use it.

3. I'm annoyed because my prices are higher than yours! LOL My visine was $4.99 before coupons.

4. I've learned to not go on Sunday's - they don't seem to have things marked until Monday.

Casey and Kimberly said...

Thank you for all you do!! I hope you recieve at least half of the "goodness" you send out! You are helping so many famileis and have forever changed my outlook on coupons! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks again for posting these follow me monday videos! i love learning new couponing tips and it's great to see a fellow couponer in action!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love it!!!!! Thank you so much for posting this!

Anonymous said...

I think next week should be a target one...My friend and I who coupon together and follow your blog (thanks btw!) have gotten SOOO nervous about coupons at target, we don't even go there anymore.

Anonymous said...

IS THERE A TULLE SALE GOING ON AT MIDNIGHT TONIGHT?!?! ANYONE KNOW?

dliver316 said...

Wow! What a great job you did on these. I had already decided that out of all the blogs I read that I like yours best....and now these videos make your blog even better. Thanks for all the tips and I hope you keep doing this.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. It was very helpful!

How can you tell the difference between a weekly register reward and a monthly register reward at Walgreens?

Amber said...

Great video :) I've been shopping Walgreens for a while and have gotten over my initial jitters. It can be pretty intimidating - but I'm sure your video is SO helpful for those just starting out or haven't gotten up the nerve to try it yet. Thanks for all you do on this site - you're the best!

Lili O said...

Just got my binder and baseball card protectors today to create my coupon binder. Your last video was so helpful, I knew exactly where to go to buy everything and what to get. Although I am currently out of work I feel like I am contributing to my family by helping them save money through the use of this site and your tips. You are a wonderful person for taking time out to share your tips.

lrim said...

Thanks so much. I had just had a bad experience with a Walgreens in a different town this morning. I thought it was just me. They don't put any monthly rr deals on shelves. What a pain. It is encouraging to see that sometimes transactions for others go wrong as well. You are so helpful.

Katie said...

you are my hero!!! thank you so much for doing this! you are helping so many people!!

CJ Sime said...

You are crazy amazing. I hope you are making lots of money from your blog because you earn every bit of it. You put so much into your blog and I really appreciate it.

You are doing a fantastic job explaining things. What a great resource for newbies! Thank you!

Tressa Card said...

I love these follow me Monday videos. I am a huge hip2save addict!!! I tell all my friends about it. I went to walgreens this weekend and got 3 razors, 3 halls refreshers, 3 herbal essence hair products, six packs of gum, 4 theraflu packets, 2 hershey bliss candy bars(fillers), chapstick, and lays chips (my one year old was freaking out in the store so I grabbed the first thing I saw to make her happy!!!) After three transactions I had spent $27 and left with $26 in register rewards. Yep $1 for everything!!! I never would be able to do these kind of deals without this blog. Thanks so much. Once you figure the walgreens thing out it is DEFINATELY worth the time!

Katie said...

I have a question for you. You can't use a RR to buy another thing from the same parent company, right. Ex: Can't use a RR you got from Reach to buy Listerine because they are the same parent company. Can you confirm this?

Also, say I do a couple of the same deal and thus get a couple of the same RR. Can I use those RR on the same transaction or while that cause beepage? Ex: I've done the Halls cough drops transactions a couple of time. I then tried to buy four newspapers and a coke on Sunday. I used a $2.50, $1, and $1 RR reward, and tried to use another $1, but it beeped. (All $1 from Halls last week.) It obviously wasn't an issue of using a RR from the same company or of having more coupons than items. Any thoughts?

Alyssa said...

Glad to see some people are having good luck with Walgreens! I've vowed never to go there again because they have too many rules on their register rewards. They should take lessons from CVS like how they should print even if you use a coupon on the item or they should print if you pay with a register reward from a different deal! I always have a problem with mine printing!

Anonymous said...

***************************** IS THERE A TULLE SALE TONIGHT?! ***************

Anonymous said...

Collin,

You absolutely are SOOOO awesome! I couldn't say it enough times, that even though I've saved my family thousands of dollars since May, I almost wish I had waited to see these videos, because they are SOOO helpful (and much easier than figuring it out the "hard" way!).

To help others, this is the nemonic device I use to always get the order of my coupons correct (so there are FAR less beeps!):

Real Men Work

1. Present Register Rewards first.

2. Present all Manufacturer's coupons second.

3. Present all in-ad and IVC Wags coupons last.

Also, in store value coupons (IVCs) or in-ad coupons do NOT count toward your "coupon total".

I hope these tips help others, as I find Wags to be my most difficult store to coupon at, but it gets much easier with time.

Thanks again Collin...you rock!

Anonymous said...

I look forward every Monday to your videos on how to save. It makes it so much easier when you see someone shopping and getting the deals. I have learned alot from you and look forward to learning alot more.
Thank you for taking the time to do this for all of us.
Jean in Ca.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm a Deaf person and I check your blog at least twice a day as I enjoy your information.

The Follow Me Monday is an excellent idea, but I am a Deaf person so it is not possible for me to understand what you are saying on the video. So is there any chance you can include a summary on your post as well?

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My Wag says that u can’t get the item for free and u cant use a coupon to get a coupon. Thus when i used a coupon for my shavers (from last week) i did not get a RR……
What is that abt?? Can someone explain.

Thx in advance.

The Brindley's said...

LOVE IT!!! I too have like 10 transactions everytime I go to Walgreen's or if I am getting diapers then I just put all my RR items together and then purchase my diapers with all my register rewards (and fillers). Thanks for showing us how the coupon overlap works when using both a Walgreen's and a MQ. I have always been curious of which way to do it withut getting a beep!

The Brindley's said...

Anon 2:48....A manager at my Wag's told me that they are to rip up any RR generated when using another RR, but at our Wag's they do not do that. Unfortunetly, it sounds like yours does. Maybe just a differenct cashier would help.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE follow me Monday! I feel like I know Wags pretty well but I still loved watching your video's. You are so funny and cute! Please don't stop the videos.

liz said...

How funny is this..My 10 year old son comes bursting through the door after school and says "Oh no.It's follow me Monday",he goes straight to his room. LOL You are saving me a ton. Thankyou :o)

fishinglady said...

Got to love it....

Courtney said...

Your awesome! keep up the great work. I look forward to these every week!

Anonymous said...

I wish you were my neighbor! You're the cutest thing. I'm confused about using RR to pay/ partially pay for an item that should print off a RR: I know you can't use say, one generated on soap for more soap, but what about using one received last week from, for example, crackers, on the soap? I was told today they can't accept any RR on a purchase that will print a RR. PLEASE clarify! You're the best. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to Walgreens to pick up my coupons!

Anonymous said...

You are the BOMB woman. I sooo wish I was your neighbor. Maybe I can see if my husband can get stationed where you live.

Monique

Anonymous said...

Nice job on video's. I learned a few things too. I'm glad to not be the only one to find shopping at Walgreens confusing.
Thanks for the info you gave. Love you site!
M.Harris

Anonymous said...

I just had a problem at Walgreens with the Rimmel B1G1 coupon. I tried to get 2 items for free using the B1G1 coupon plus Walgreens sale. The cashier wouldn't allow me since I "wouldn't be paying any money for two items". I know she was wrong but didn't know what to say to her. Any ideas? HELP!!

march1mom said...

Love it! and your blog! I have been using coupons for over a year and Wags was the hardest to get the hang of.. this is great for beginners!!!Thank you for all your efforts!

Lydia said...

Dear Deaf Person,
Do you have a hearing friend who could watch the video and sign it for you?

Sarah&Dave said...

Thanks so much for this helpful info! Question can you use rr's on photo prints?

Kristin said...

I have a coupon savings related question. I find that I can make money by buying certain items. Like the 3 theraful's last week but I won't need 3 considering I already have a stocked medicine cabinet from other deals. So I set them to the side to donate but I don't know where to donate them. I donate most everything else to the Salvation Army but mine doesn't take meds. My question is 1st do you buy things that you won't need b/c they are free or make you money and 2nd if so where do you donate these items? I've heard you mention gift baskets but I can't imagine giving someone a basket with Zantac in it lol!

Thanks and I love your monday episodes!

Anonymous said...

NO--you cannot use an RR on MILK!!! No useable on dairy. There is actually a kind of long list on the back of what they are not good on.

Thanks!

Heather said...

Absolutely awesome! I have learned so much from your Follow Me Mondays!! Keep up the great work! You always look like you are having so much fun saving money!! :o)

Abby said...

This was awesome and glad to see it is not just me that has to walk the cashiers through my transactions at times ;)

I was bummed when I went through my coupons and couldn't find the Simply Asia one. I think I must have already used it. Oh well thanks for the heads up 25 cents is still a good deal!

Jennifer Kowal said...

Great videos! my roc coupon also wouldn't work so the manager had to change the price. Also my 2 free super poligrip coupons wouldn't go through so the manager again had to come over. i just noticed my visine rang up 4.79 & not 3.99 (before coupons) so i will go back for a price adjustment. Spent $5.62 oop only got one $2 RR so really $3.62 & saved $48.16 + more after i get my prce adjustment tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I think your videos are great for really showing how all of this works. I would caution readers on one thing tho - sometimes it's easy to say, wow, I spent $10 and got $8 worth of Register Rewards so it was really only $2! No, it was $10. Ten dollars came out of your pocket/budget/whatever. The $8 you got in RR will go toward another deal, which hopefully will generate more RR and you can keep your oop low. I think it's easy to get carried away thinking that everything you get is 'free' but you need to pay attention to how much you're actually paying when you do your deals. BTW, I speak from experience, lol!

Jennie said...

I love your videos Collin! This one just cracked me up the whole time...every time the camera switched off and back on it would click and at first it sorta sounded like you were snapping your mouth at the end if everything you said. LOL! Anyway, I love the videos thanks for taking the time to do these I think it adds even more to my favorite couponing website!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for doing this! You did a great job! :)

cjs said...

Thanks for this! You did a terrific job!!! (love the lap thingy on clearance...what the???...ha ha)

Barbara said...

I agree that I think the main objective at Wags (and most stores) should be to minimize OOP (out-of-pocket). I try to get mine under a dollar subtotal for each transaction. I do this now because I started keeping track of OOP awhile back, and it got up to like hundreds of dollars in no time! This is important, because this is how you really save YOUR MONEY!

You know, who cares if you can get tons of RR if you never use them? That's not saving money! I consider a low OOP the top priority!

Thairn said...

Thank you! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy life to educate us!!! You are awesome! Your videos are more than informative, they show the real scenerios that you can encounter at WG or any store. Bravo! I only wish I could return the favor.
Did you ever think of writing a book?
I look forward to your website every morning.

Theresa said...

I think the Follow Me Monday is great. I like that you took us along shopping especially to Walgreens because it can be a challenge, but the deals make it worth it. Thank you for your informative blog. I check your site all through out the day.

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

YOU ROCK! GOd has given you this awesome gift, thanks for sharing it! Love your 'Follow me Monday's" and every other post you take the time to share. Thanks so much!

Bonnie/AR said...

Kristin, I share some of my overage with family or with a neighborhood mission outreach. You might check with churches in your area that would accept for missions or with your city that would have women's shelter's, outreaches, etc. Always someone who can use, believe me.

I love to share the bounty and thank Collin for all her time to make this possible. Go Hip to Save!!!

KariY said...

I find the discussion about OOP and RRs very interesting. I agonize over this topic all the time. I'm happy to get something "free" after RR, but then I have to worry about what to spend the RR on. I have to choose either 1) Another "deal" (and hopefully the RR won't beep due to the deal being the same parent company), or 2) Something that I need to buy anyway (but this is a challenge because Wags is overpriced on so many things). Would love to hear others' thoughts on this topic

Anonymous said...

You're right the RR does exclude dairy, I never knew that! But I'm sure if you were buying milk and several other items it wouldn't know which item you were using if for.

Anonymous said...

Your really improving and seem comfortable on "air" - where do your kids go? pre-k? so quite - we are jealous. mary

Anonymous said...

Great job!..... I know someone mentioned you can't use the rr on dairy. I haven't had a problem because I just include the milk in my transactions but I have a great Walgreens!

Jodi said...

I love your new videos, you are too funny!! Its good to see a girl making a coupon video thats fun to watch. Im 19 and you have kept my interest and taught me alot about saving money!! Thanks for the videos and showing how easy it is to get free items!!

Michelle said...

Thank you so much for showing these videos. I'm somewhat new to couponing, so I could use all the help I can get! :-) Walgreen's is intimidating, I think I'll try the grocery stores first! Thanks again, I appreciate all of your advice!

karis said...

I was wondering about the exfoliating cream she bought. It was in the grey tube. She said she got a $4 Q off of their website but I couldn't understand the brand name she was saying. Does anyone know what it was? Thanks

Kathleen said...

Great videos and I love your site! Keep up the great work. You rock! Can't wait for the next one.

Anonymous said...

Karis- It was the ROC exfoliating cleanser reg price $9.99. it is in between the $25 & $30 products on the shelf. I think there was a link under her Walgreens weekly deal post from Saturday where you can print the $3 coup & use the $5 Wags coup in the store ad. I just bought 2 for myself tonight!
Hope this helps.

mnmom said...

Thanks so much for this video! I find Walgreen's a little confusing...this really helped out! Can't wait for next Monday :)

jamie said...

Thanks so much for doing these videos! They are helpful and it is fun to see how you do things! I really look forward to the videos each week! Thanks!

jamie said...

one more thing. In an earlier post someone said to get to know the cashier at Walgreens. I so agree! I have gotten to know the cashier at my local Walgreens and she is so nice and understands that I am in there to use coupons and get good deals! She always is trying to help me find other good deals and she really makes the whole experience alot easier! I also have found a good cashier at the Walgreens in the town that I work at. She doesn't know me like my other cashier does, but I know that she is good cashier and she always is helping me find what I need and she also understands us couponers! So even if you don't become best friends with your Walgreens cashier, you can find one that you know will help you and understands what you are doing! In my experience the chashiers at the cosmetic counters seem to be most helpful!

Anonymous said...

I love your video! Thanks for sharing so much exciting things with us!

Anonymous said...

Lydia --

I'm the Deaf person that posted the comment earlier. To reply to your suggestion, that is a good idea but my whole family is Deaf.

To have someone interpret the video, it would be good idea but only if the hearing person is with me while we watch the video together. But I don't want to impose someone to do that for me.

:) Thanks for the suggestion.

Bethany said...

I was hoping it was a Walgreens video! Yay!
Side note, when can we expect the results of your e.p.t. test that you bought? wink;)

Anonymous said...

I want to suggest Rite Aid - to walk us through doubles and stackables and rebates. And Target doubles, etc.

thank you!

Oh - and just to clarify, in store Wag coupons DO NOT count toward the "coupon total"?

Anonymous said...

LOL I'm gonna need a lot more practice..studying..and guts to try the Walgreen store. I want to so bad..but goodness! Its confusing! :P

jenlyn87 said...

I love your website I never used coupons before and then saw your saving and I started loving it! I wanted everyone to know when I went to Walgreens today I got a bottle of Vaseline Sheer Infusion for $6.99 and got a RR for $7.00! I would have never new about it until the cashier told me about it! It was a deal last week that they still were using this week! I hope other people can use it I love it! It smeels great and makes your skin so smooth!

Anonymous said...

Loved it, loved it, loved it! Especially the ROC product! I went this evening and cleaned up. I especially loved the backpacks that they had on clearance from $9.99 to $2.50. I had some RR that I needed to use from last week and I spent a total of $9.21 and got $65.95 worth of items. You rock!

Diane

Diane

Ann said...

Walgreens not only intimidated me, but I had very little interest in even trying. But I going in last week (you inspired me!) - and made some GREAT scores. Even better, with all the overage I got last week (Theraflu & razors!), I have a decent supply of RR's which I can keep rolling week-to-week, and hardly have to pay anything when I go in! Fun! Thx, Collin!!

The Adams Family said...

Other deaf blogger here too, I really enjoy to read your blog several times a day and love to view your videos on every Monday! I have notice more people start to shop with coupons to help reduce their groceries bills and thank the lord for the coupon being exist that will help us to save our shopping bills! I hope I will try to convert to coupon binder soon and I think it will give more organize at home/store. Keep up good work with your blog and videos too!!

Anonymous said...

Love these videos! It seems Wags is a lot like CVS. I also think making a good connection with the cashier makes a huge difference in the transaction. I find that if I am pleasant and greet the cashier with a smile and friendly comment, it usually makes them more accepting to my coupons. Often I even end up giving them websites so they can learn themselves!

Anonymous said...

I can't hear the sound here, :( I am so upset! My comp. volume is turned all the way up and no such luck. But I am SUPER excited about my newfound journey of couponing! I can't wait to get home from the store and hear my husband say, instead of 'Honey, what did you spend? to 'what did you save?!' I am excited, thanks for all your hard work and time commitment! :) Woo-hoo, just gettin' started...

Flipfloppingmamma said...

that is great! I'm so glad you are taking the time to go through all this.

Question: If I have a coupon for a BOGO Mr. Clean eraser (for example) can I use ANOTHER coupon with that transaction?

Amy said...

I have given up on Walgreens, even though I have $20 in GCs... until I saw this video yesterday! I'm excited to go back and try again. Do they not do rebates anymore?

Anonymous said...

thank you SO much...this is much clearer to me now! :)

Anonymous said...

A couple of questions...
You returned your filler item. Did that affect your overall total? Couldn't you just always return your filler item then?
I had NO IDEA you could use two coupons on a buy one get one free deal. Is that just a Walgreens thing?

Katie said...

Anon 11:03 - No, it's not a WAGs thing! You should be able to use two coupons on any B1G1 (buy one, get one) sale! I LOVE those! Esp for razor cartridges! I often get two packs of cartridges for $2 or less!

Heather said...

mannn! that was awesome i was so confused. I will probably watch them a few more times but it helped so much! thanks :)

criag said...

Very thoughtfull post on Shopping. It should be very much helpfull

Thanks,
Karim - Officetronics Shopping

mbella77 said...

Rite Aid ad coupons also beep if you use them before the manufacturer coupons. So use that Manuf first!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me the proper order....is it mfr. coupons,store coupons, then RR?? Thank you.

SaraJC said...

I love your website! I just started using coupons for a little over a month and saved lots! Never realized how much money I could of saved by not throwing away my coupons! =D Your videos are so helpful and I just started my coupon binder.
Plus, I went to walgreens on tuesday and was a little confused about the RR's but yesterday when I saw your video, OMGosh soooo helpful. Thanks so much for all you do for us!

lovingqs said...

I love your videos! I sat here ohing and ahhing the entire time. Thank you!!!

brooketaylor said...

I went to Walgreens last night and had a problem using the ROC Walgreens coupon. I used the $3 off I printed online, but not the $5 Walgreens flyer coupon. They told me that the %5 off was on a more expensive item. What would you have said in this situation to try to get them to take it?

Leah said...

I, too, was unable to use the Walgreens ROC coupon. The cashier said that it was for the other ROC products. I tried to (gently) argue with her that it says, "ANY skin care product", but she still wouldn't let me use it. Bummer.

Anonymous said...

I am an assistant manager at a Walgreens store. Congratulations on the great deals!

My suggestion to everyone is to try to check out in Cosmetics. Depending on the store of course, the beauty advisors are usually a little more friendly and have more time to help you go through the coupon madness than the front cashiers do. Most of the beauty advisors are happy to help since they are expected to ring up a certain percentage of cosmetic items at their register and a lot of coupons are for these items.

The only problem I found in your latest video was that you said the manufacturer will honor two coupons when you buy an item and get one free. Walgreens has been cracking down on this. They believe when you buy the first item you can use one manufacturer coupon but since the second item is being given to you for free and you are not paying for it, you shouldn't be able to use the second one. Luckily, the register will not normally catch this. Unfortunately, our district office sent out a notice to all the cashiers about this so they are trying to pay better attention to it.

Happy Walgreens shopping!

Anonymous said...

How did you get to use 2 coupons to buy 4 cans of soup when it says one coupons per purchase?

little said...

hi,
can someone help me how to get manufacture coupons

thanks

motherlydia said...

I want to tell you that I am a walgreens employee and.... I use coupons too....I watch this clip and you did excellent on proving info about saving at walgreens.. you know i have to explain coupons deal and reg rewards all the time lol..I was wondering have you ever gotten a walgreens employee speak to ya on here? If you ever have any questions ask..I will let you know..I have been at walgreens for almost 2 years...One time.. walgreens own me .11 cents back..bcuz of clearance and the little easy catalog book..when we did have them.. i miss them..but now where getting months coupons now...so different...so if you want to talk and have time, you may email me at lydiat519@hotmail.com..ty and have a good one..

Stevie said...

I am also confused. Can I use more then One register reward in a transaction when checking out?
Can I pay with a register reward and still recieve rewards?

motherlydia said...

Steve, You can used two or more reg rewards, but you got to have that many products...plus if you want to get more reg rewards make sure they didnt come from the same product or same company..

Anonymous said...

RIDICULOUS!!!!!! GET A REAL LIFE AND STOP WASTING PEOPLE'S TIME.

Belle said...

In response to :
Anonymous said...
RIDICULOUS!!!!!! GET A REAL LIFE AND STOP WASTING PEOPLE'S TIME.

Sat Nov 21, 01:15:00 PM 2009

The only thing being wasted here is you on this blog.
With the bad economy she is only trying to help those willing to put forth alot of effort to clip coupons and look for deals. It takes alot of time and patience to clip coupons, search blogs, find good deals, and then go shopping. Yes it can be fun, but my husband refers to it as "my other job". I'm a stay at home mom and couponing allows us to have a little extra for our children.

Kudos to you Collin! I love what you are doing!

Keep up the good and HARD work!

Anonymous said...

great! save me a lot of time giving coupon lesson to my friends!