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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Walgreens Ad 1/4: Best Sales & Deals

Here are my picks for the best deals in the Walgreens ad for January 4 - 10, 2015.

If you're new to shopping at Walgreens, be sure to check out my how-to guide to get yourself up to speed.  Walgreens is slightly quirky with their policies, so you'll want to be fully prepped before you hit the store.

And don't forget that you can buy discounted Walgreens gift cards at Raise.com right now for even more savings!


Best freebie deals in the 1/4 Walgreens ad


  • Truvia Sweetener -- 40-count packs on sale for $2.49.  Use this $2 off coupon to pay 49 cents out of pocket, then submit this $1 SavingStar rebate.  Your box is free, and you'll earn 51 cents profit on the transaction!
  • Delsym Cough Syrup -- 6 oz bottles on sale for $9.99.  Submit this Try Me Free rebate and get yours for free!
  • Purell Hand Sanitizer -- on sale for $2.99 per bottle.  Stack the $1 off Walgreens coupon (available in the January 2015 Walgreens coupon book) with this $2 off Purell coupon.  Your bottle is free!
  • Zantac 150 or Zantac 75 -- on sale for $8.99 per box.  Use the $4 off coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert to drop your price to $4.99, then submit for this Try Me Free rebate.  Your box is free!  NOTE: This rebate will be reimbursed for your after-coupon price, so this won't be a money-maker unless you have Extra Bucks to use.  
  • Dulcolax -- 25-count boxes on sale for $4.99 each.  Submit for this Try Me Free rebate and get yours for free!

MONEY-MAKER ALERT: Both Zantac and Dulcolax are part of a Spend $30, get 10000 Balance Reward points offer this week!  So consider the following deal:
  • Buy one box of Zantac, two 25-count boxes of Dulcolax, and three 36-count boxes of Alka-Seltzer for a pre-coupon price of $33.94.  
  • Use the $4 off Zantac coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert, this $3 off 2 Dulcolax coupon, and the $10 off 3 coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert (good on Alka-Seltzer 32-count or larger.)  
  • You'll pay $16.94 out of pocket and then receive your 10000 Balance Reward points (like $10 in buying power.)
  • So that's like getting all six boxes for $6.94.  Next, submit for the Try Me Free rebate on Zantac (will reimburse $4.99) and the Try Me Free rebate on Dulcolax (also reimburses $4.99.)
  • After rebate, all six boxes are free, and you earn $3.04 profit on your transaction!
Other great deals in the Walgreens 1/4 ad
  • Trident or Dentyne Gum -- on sale 3 packs for $2, with 1000 Balance Reward points back when you buy three in the same transaction (like $1 in buying power.)  So that's a final price of 3 packs for $1, or 34 cents apiece.
  • Balance Bars -- on sale 10 for $10, with 1000 Balance Reward points back when you buy 10 (like $1 in buying power.)  So buy 10, and use five $1 off 2 coupons from the 1/4 Red Plum insert.  You'll pay $5 out of pocket, then receive your 1000 Balance Reward points for next time.  So that's like a final price of $4 for all 10 bars, or 40 cents apiece!
  • Fiber One Single Cookies -- on sale 2 for $1, so 50 cents each.
  • Campbell's Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup -- on sale 4 cans for $3, with 1000 Balance Reward points back when you buy four cans (like $1 in buying power.)  So your final price drops to $2 for four cans, or 50 cents apiece!
  • Ricola Cough Drops -- on sale 2 bags for $3.  Submit for the 75 cents Snap by Groupon rebate (can do it twice) and get yours for just 75 cents per bag.
  • Butterball Turkey Bacon -- on sale for $1.49 per pack.  Use the 55 cents off coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert and get yours for just 94 cents per pack.
  • Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics -- on sale for $2.99, with $2 back in Register Rewards.  So that's like a final price of 99 cents!
  • Special K Bars -- on sale 3 boxes for $6, with 2000 Balance Reward points back when you spend $12 or more.  So buy six boxes for $12, then use three of this $1 off 2 coupon (sort by Food to find it fast.)  You'll pay $9 out of pocket, then get your 2000 Balance Reward points towards a future purchase (like $2 in buying power.)  So that's a final price of $7 for all 6 boxes, or $1.17 apiece.
  • Nice! Eggs -- on sale for $1.49 per dozen.
  • Xtra Laundry Detergent -- 30-load bottles on sale for $1.49 each.
  • Suave Shampoo or Conditioner -- on sale for $2.99 per bottle.  Use the $1.50 off coupon from the 1/4 Red Plum insert and score yours for $1.49.
  • Finish Powerball Tabs or Gelpacs -- 25-count boxes on sale for $3.99 each.  If you received the $2.15 off coupon from the 1/4 papers (this was regional; I did not receive it mine) you can pick up a box for just $1.84.
  • Nature Made Vitamelts -- on sale for $4.99, with 1000 Balance Reward points back (like $1 in buying power.)  Use the $2 off coupon from the 1/4 Smartsource insert, and your final price drops to $1.99.
  • Tresemme -- on sale for $3.99 per bottle.  Use the $2 off coupon from the 1/4 Red Plum insert and pay $1.99 for yours.
  • Simply Orange Juice -- on sale 2 bottles for $6.  Use two of this $1 off coupon (sort by Beverages to find it fast) and get yours for two bucks per bottle instead. 
  • Alive! Vitamins & Minerals -- on sale for $9.99 per bottle.  Buy two for a pre-coupon price of $19.98, then stack the $5 off 2 Walgreens coupon (available in the January 2015 coupon book) with two of this $2 off coupon (sort by Health Care to find it fast.)  Your price drops to $10.98 for both boxes, or $5.49 each.
  • Emergen-C Vitamin Supplement Drink Mix -- 30-count boxes on sale for $9.99, with a free 6-pack of Dasani Water with purchase (a $3.99 value.)  Use the $1.50 off coupon from the 12/7 Red Plum insert, and get both items for $8.49.  

You can see the complete ad for the week over on i heart wags right now. Let me know if I missed any great deals, and I will add them to the recap.

Need more coupons to take advantage of these deals?  Check out my how-to guide to getting coupons without spending tons of $$$.

Be sure to investigate all the other Walgreens freebies and deals currently available before you hit the store.