Walgreens Register Update — Changes to Register Rewards Mishegos


So here’s a heads up about the August 2014 changes to Register Rewards at Walgreens. A number of you have commented recently about this hot mess: They’re gradually rolling out a register update, and when the update hits your store, here’s what will happen.

In order to use a Register Reward, you will need to have an item in your order that is equal to greater than the value of the RR. So for instance:

  • You have a $7.00 RR. You try to use it to buy three $2.00 items and one $1.00 item. The register beeps, will not accept the RR, and will give the message that “coupon exceeds the item value.”
  • In order to use a $7.00 RR, you have to have an item in your order that costs $7.00+.
  • The wording on RR now says “on your next purchase over the value of coupon.”

In addition, it looks like if another coupon attaches to that $7 item, it will still kick out the RR. So if you are still going to try to play the RR game, hand your high value RR over first before manufacturer coupons, and make sure you’re not using a coupon on the item that is over the value of your RR. Having fun yet? :(

Reader deals 8/21/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Outlander reports: “I found at Caputo’s Papermate 10-pack pencils on clearance for $0.50, and got some free with the $0.50 Q.”


  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Today’s 8/21 Carson’s ad has a coupon for $10/$10 Black Friday coupon.”


  • A heads up from Sue B.: “Tried to use this boho q today at Walmart and it wouldn’t scan :( Thus Walmart would not accept it. Will try and Jewel some time this week. Anyone else have trouble redeeming it.”


  • Suzann shares: “A must read site for all food shoppers is foodsafetynews.com—they pick up all recalls,salmonella outbreaks,etc. Its worth a quick read once a week. You will know something before your grocery store gets around to pulling stuff from shelves. When I took my peanut butter back to WalMart that you mentioned they did not even know this–they refunded with no problems since I had the story from foodsafetynews.”

Reader requests

  • On avoiding unnecessary additives, jaci is wondering: “Any recommendations on juice boxes?”
  • From james: “I was wondering if you had any contact information on the Walmart/Hamburger Helper $6.44 rebate from months ago. I contacted General Mills and they told me this is a walmart offer and to contact them. To date I have not received my $12.88 (was allowed to do two offers).”
  • Martha posts on Facebook: “I just found out that I need new brake pads and rotors (like now) at Midas, to the tune of around $400. Does anyone have any sources for savings from them, or an alternate place I could go for cheaper? (I am in south Naperville/Bolingbrook area if that helps.)”
  • From juli on the deal at Meijer: “So the free split top bread with skippy/welch is also part of the 10/$10…it doesn’t screw up that free 11th item, does it? Would it count as one of the ten (so i’d get 11 items, 2 free) or is it independent, where I’d have to get 10, the free 11th, and then the free bread with the pbj?”



  • Eun confirms: “Wet Ones is also a good deal this week. The 40ct is on TPC for $1.99. There’s a $0.50 for 28ct or larger TQ, a $1/2 IP on coupons.com and a $2 ibotta rebate for buying 2. My store lets me use multiple TQs so they were free for me after the rebate.” Yep!


  • From Patty: “I did find a Catalina announcement on this and the dates are 8/11/14-9/7/14. It includes ‘Shout, Pledge, Scrubbing Bubbles, Fantastik, or Windex products.’”

Walgreens deal — Kleenex net $.46 a box


There’s a new Catalina deal on Kleenex printing at Walgreens through 9/7:

  • Buy 6 boxes, get $1.00 RR.
  • Buy 7 boxes, get $1.50 RR.
  • Buy 8+ boxes, get $2.00 RR.

Wild for Wags reports that if you buy the six pack multipack Kleenex on sale for $4.99 this week, it’s triggering the $1.00 RR. So here’s your deal:

  • Buy a six pack of Kleenex for $4.99.
  • Use $.50/1 multipack in the 8/10 RP = $4.49.
  • Get back a $1.00 RR = $3.49.
  • Get back $.75 from Ibotta for a net cost of $2.74 for six boxes, or just $.46 per box!

Cold and flu season is coming, so good time to stock up — or, in some cases, cold & flu season might already be here now since I’m just getting over a doozy of a cold myself! lol

Walgreens Photo Codes and CVS Photo Codes 8/17/14


Here are your CVS photo codes good online only from 8/17/14 through 8/23/14.

Here are your Walgreens photo codes.

The codes below are good online 8/17/14 through 8/23/14 only!

Older and monthly online-only Walgreens Photo coupon codes that are good 7/31/14 through 8/30/14:

Walgreens deals week of 8/17/14 – 8/23/14

Here are the top Walgreens deals and coupon matchups for the week of 8/17/14. Walgreens deals come to us courtesy of Couponing for 4.

Top Walgreens deals this week

Almay Lip or Eye Cosmetics and Eye Makeup Removers $5.99
Get $3 RR
Use Get 50 points for every $1 in personal care in-ad coupon
Use $4 Almay Cosmetic Product from 8/10 SS
Pay $1.99, Get $3 RR and 250 points
Final Price: $1.26 Moneymaker!

Clearasil Face Scrub or Wash or Pads 90 pk $6.49
File for $5.49 rebate in 8/17 inserts
Use Get 50 points for every $1 in personal care in-ad coupon
Use $1 Clearasil Product from 8/17 SS
Pay $5.49, File for rebate above and get 300 points
Final Price: $.30 Moneymaker!

Purell Hand Sanitizer 8 oz $2.99
Use $1 Purell Hand Sanitizer or Refill from Walgreens Aug coupon booklet
Use $2 Purell Hand Sanitizer coupon
Final Price: Free!

** Update — Deb comments: “Bet they may not do the Purell it will be under a buck after the $2 q.” According to their new policy, no. ymmv.

Walgreens Perfection Tampons 8 pk $1.49
Get $1.49 RR
Final Price: Free!

Biotene Oral Care B1G1 50% off
Use Get 50 points for every $1 in personal care in-ad coupon
Use $2.50/2 Biotene Product printable
Use $1 Biotene Product printable
Final Price: Varies

**Deal Idea IF your store carries the gum**
Buy 2 Biotene Dry Mouth Gum B1G1 50% Off for $1.99 each ($3)
Use Get 50 points for every $1 in personal care in-ad coupon
Use $2.50/2 Biotene coupon
Pay $.50, Get 150 points
Final Price: 2/$.35 ($.17 each!)

Nestle Candy 2/$1 w/in-ad coupon (Limit 4)
Use $.50/2 Nestle Single Girl Scout Crunch or Regular Crunch Candy Bars from 7/13 SS
Final Price: 2/$.50 ($.25 each)

Reader deals 8/15/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • From Julie, if you don’t want to deal with Jewel: “And if you don’t want that many, buy the Aldi brand for $.35 /box. It’s just as good! :-)”


  • A find from shawna: “There is a deal on Amazon not sure till when. I joined Amazon mom and got a free trial to Amazon prime. Order a case of huggies wipes like 680 count I think. It was around 8.29 . I signed up to subscribe and save took off 20%. There is also 50% off your first order of wipes or diapers when you sign up for Amazon mom. I also clipped a $2.00 coupon. The total for my order shipped was $1.29 for the case. Shipping was free. The instructions were on iheartthemart.com” The 50% off promo is on the top of the Amazon Mom sign up page.
  • Kari O. adds: “The deal also works towards Huggies diapers and Pull-Ups. After $2 coupon a case of 66 Pull-Ups is $5.79. :)”


  • From peaches: “Hi- Somebody just posted over on Jill’s site that there is a shortage of hazelnuts, and so that means that Nutella is going to go up in price. Nutella buys 25% of the hazelnut crop. Right now on SavingStar, you get 25 cents back if you purchase Nutella. I am glad that I am not hooked on that stuff..”


  • Lisa shares: “I’ve been getting a single page ad for the past several weeks with Red Alert Prices (likely because of the new Mariano’s).  EE Chunk or Shredded Cheese, 8 oz., is $1.49 this week.  Good only at Highland Park, Grayslake, Joliet, Skokie, Round Lake, Deerfield, Joliet, Oswego, Westmont and Downers Grove.”
  • Jane says: “Just print these [Essential Everyday coupons] off of Jewels site. They are the same there without all the headaches. I finally figured it out after 30 mins of work. The only hard part is scrolling thru the whole list!”


  • From liz: “Meijer has hefty trash bags on sale 6.99 38 count ultimate and others(kitchen) use 2.00 target hefty trash bag and 1.25 man. (coupon.com? for 3.75 trash bags”

Reader requests

  • On Scrubbing Bubbles at Walgreens, zuanne asks: “Is the scrubbing bubbles toilet cleaner included in the Wags deal? If so, Checkout 51 has another $1 back for the toilet cleaner and a bonus .50 for redeeming both scrubbing bubbles. That would be nice!”



  • Shirley found: “Target has Market Pantry pasta on price cut until 8/23 for $1. Use TQ $1/3 and 5% cartwheel to get some cheap pasta.”


  • John sends over: “Went to Walgreens today and bought 4 boxes of Honey Bunches of Oats on sale 2/$5, used two $1/off 2 boxes coupons from 8-10SS and got a $3 Catalina back from Post ….making it $1.25 a box.”

Walgreens free Scrubbing Bubbles deal UPDATED


Update — The bonus $1.00 Catalina has not been printing for people. Cuckoo for Coupon Deals has a pic of the alert, so it should be — here is where to submit info to Catalina for your missed $1.00.


Here’s one from letsshop, who saw it on Cuckoo for Coupon Deals: Walgreens has Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaners 2/$5.50 with $1.00 RR this week. There is also an overlapping national Catalina that gives you $1.00 OYNO when you buy two. So:

Reader deals 8/11/14

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

If you are sharing a deal from another site or an online coupon, please include the link. If you found a deal at a specific store, please include the location.

  • *** Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.


  • Elisa asks on Facebook: “I tried loading the CVS e-mailed coupon for 5/25 and everywhere I click within my e-mail sends me to a faulty link. Anyone else having this problem?

Dollar Tree

  • Steve shares: “Dry erase markers are on dollar tree’s website 4/dollar with free in-store pickup. You could just check the store too.”

Forman Mills

  • Caroline posts on Facebook: “Just a FYI if anyone of your readers miss Value City then they will like Forman Mills. Went to the one in Franklin Park (former Kmart) and it was just like the old Value City. They have a ton of merchandise to look through some good some truly cheap but if you take the time and use the 50% off coupon that was out to advertise the Franklin Park and Villa Park you can find some bargains like the Batman fleece blanket my DD got for $5 with the coupon. Lots and lots and LOTS of school uniforms and three pack uniform tight for girls ($2.99) is what I saw on the way out.

Reader requests

  • Sue is looking for advice: “Not deal related, but was hoping for some input. Have my only child heading out to college in less than two weeks. Anyone have some great ideas on what to pack for his dorm room? He’ll only be 4 hours from home, but his goal is to stay thru to Thanksgiving. Looking for ideas for storage, or some ‘must have’ item your kid realized when they were there. Any help would be greatly appreciated! He did realize when we talked about it at the beginning of summer that that meant he’d be bringing all his clothes as it’ll be cold by then! He’s been gone all summer with a job out of state, and will have 4 or 5 days at home when he does get back to get ready to go.”
  • And from benita: “I am looking for a laptop deal for college students. It needs to be something that will last them 4 years. Thanks.”
  • From anna: “if anyone in chicago get [a free AARP membership] and not going to use it. i would love to try aarp”


  • Kathy says: “This is really a great offer. Once you receive your free membership card, you can attach it to your Balance Rewards Card, Once a month you receive 5000 Points for any transaction over $25 after Wags coupons, but before MFG coupons. That’s $60 in extra points annually. I received the membership last year, purchased the items today for the renewal and will mail the form tomorrow. Easy!”
  • From maggie: “Did you see that the Ticonderoga pencils are on sale at Wags? I just got 10 for 99 cents and I think that’s a very good price (I’m going by what people found last year). I had never bought these before, but my son was very happy I got them. He already knew that these are the best pencils out there. :)”

Walgreens diapers $2.67 a pack after points deal


Hip2Save is reporting Well Beginnings Jumbo pack diapers on unadvertised sale 2/$12.00 + buy one get one 50% off at Walgreens, making them 2/$9.00! Plus, buy two, get 2000 Balance Rewards points, making them a net cost of $3.50 each when you buy two.

Even better, you can use this deal with the spend $25 get 5000 bonus points coupon on the front of this week’s ad through Tuesday:

  • Buy six packs for $27.00.
  • Get back 6000 points for the diapers deal.
  • Get back another 5000 points when you use the in-ad coupon.
  • That’s a total of 11000 points back on your $27.00 purchase, for a net cost of $16.00 — or $2.67 a pack!