Walgreens paid me $97.59 to take $539 of merchandise off their hands today. Seriously. It was awesome.
Some of you know that for about four months I have been bargain shopping with coupons at drugstores, known online as the "drugstore game," because many people challenge themselves to see how much stuff they can get super cheap or free. You get the best deals by combining store sales, rebate programs and manufacturer's coupons to get stuff free or even MAKE A PROFIT (!) for buying certain products.
This week's awesome deal at Walgreen's was (drumroll, please.......) DIAPERS! So with two munchkins in diapers, you can guess how thrilled I was! I don't usually post the little deals I get with my bargain-hunting, but I couldn't resist today. I am so thankful to be able to take advantage of this deal. It is going to help Lucas and I budget-wise so much over the next few months! I really do think it is just a gift from God.
Here's how we came out after a day of shopping:
57 Jumbo packs of diapers
4 Baby Einstein teethers
4 Sippie cups
3 packs of string cheese
1 Baby Einstein rattle
1 Aveeno shaving cream
1 2 pack of Binky pacifiers
1 Scrubbing bubbles action scrubber
1 Pert Plus shampoo
1 Baby teething beads
1 Disney playdough
1 CountryTime lemonade mix
2 Coke 2L
2 Ramen noodles
1 Pack mechanical pencils
1 small keychain
And the totals (Can you believe this?!?):
Total money spent out of pocket: $8.19
Register Rewards (can be used like cash at Walgreens) received: $95
Rebates to receive cash back: $10.78
Total shelf price of items purchased: $539.63
Thank you, Lord!!
P.S. I just had the thought that I really should thank my dad for instilling in me the love of a bargain. Although it probably mortified me at the time, those childhood trips to triple coupon grocers where we left with 5 carts full of free toilet paper likely inspired my love of a good bargain!