Thursday, February 11, 2010

In WAGS Heaven!!!

Some of you may have heard me talking about my glucose monitors last week. I acquired 20 coupons (on eBay) for glucose monitors that were on sale last week at Walgreens. I was able to get them for FREE after coupon and got a $10 RR for each one that I purchased. In total I ended up with $260 in RR to start off this week's Walgreens shopping. I knew that a diaper sale was coming up, so that is why I got in on as many of the meter deals that I could. Walgreens has their Huggies, Pull-Ups and GoodNites on sale for $8.99 this week and you get a $3 RR for each pack. Paired with a $2.00/1 MFC, that makes these packs just $3.99 each! Yippee! I had to do over 40 transactions in two different days, but check out what I was able to accomplish!!!!

Trip One:

Total purchased: $131.14
Paid out of pocket: $27.89
Coupons and RR used: $103.25
Register Rewards left to spend: $66.00
(I basically MADE $38.11 for buying all of this!)

Trip Two:

Total purchased: $471.70
Coupons and RR used: $356.00
Paid out of pocket: $115.70
Register Rewards left to spend: $111.00
(I will go back this week and buy another 12 pkg. of diapers with the $111 in RR)

After factoring in the $64 I spent on meter and diaper coupons, and accounting for the $111 in RR that I still have to spend, I will have spent about $208 out of pocket. The diapers alone would have cost me over $500 at $8.99 a piece. Check out everything that I got!!!!

56 packs Huggies
1 Pull Ups
1 Good Nites
5 Kleenex
6 Pudding
4 Valentine cups
2 Valentine day cards
3 Paper towels
2 bags of candy
15 body wash
7 dozen eggs
6 Valentine candy for kids
3 Mike & Ikes
3 Valentine pencils
1 make-up bronzer

I know that I spent a little out of pocket for all of this, but I shouldn't have to buy any diapers now for five or six months (or body wash for like the rest of my life)! That will really help me keep my weekly budget down! THANK YOU Walgreens!!!


  1. Lindsey~

    From going to school with you I knew you were fantastic, but you amaze me with how great you do with saving all this money! Way to go!! :0) It is a great thing to be able to do for yourself and your family! I am still trying to work my way into learning how all this works to save the most money. Maybe one day ( hopefully sooner than later! ha! ) I will be HALF as good as you are at this trade! Keep up the great work! :0)

    Amanda Henderson

  2. Hey- thanks so much for the kind words Amanda! I also know that YOU are fantastic too and I KNOW that you could do this! I kind of consider using coupons as part of my "job" of being a stay-at-home mom. It definitely takes some effort and preparation, but if I can save money and help our family become debt free, then I'm ALL FOR IT! Hope all is well with you and your family!

  3. And you got HUGGIES diapers, way to go!!! I'm surprised they had so many, how many stores did you have to go to?

  4. I went to three different stores (two of them twice!) and they had plenty of diapers left! I hope they have more left tomorrow!

  5. What do you do with all the glucose monitors?