My Drugstore Haul This Week

It’s been a long time – A VERY LONG TIME – since I’ve hit both CVS and Walgreens in the same week. The thing about stockpiling is that you go all out for a while and then – if you’re like me, at least – you reach stasis and just sort of cruise for a while.

But this week was the toilet paper deal at CVS. And toilet paper is like a thorn in my coupon-shopping side. I never seem to get the best deal on it, and, frankly, it gnaws at me.

Supremely motivated by that cheap TP, I headed out – in the middle of a snowstorm. And once I was already at CVS, I figured I’d head across the street (convenient, eh?) to Walgreens to pick up the Special K and Nature Valley granola bars.

It ended up taking two trips to Wags (grrrrr!), but here’s how I did:


(2) 24-packs of Extra Soft Scott Tissue ~ $10 each, used (2) $1/1 Scott Bath Tissue or Scott Towels (IE) Printable (FF)

(6) boxes of Kleenex (my store was out of the 3-pack boxes, so the manager told me he’d sub six regular boxes… another reason I *heart* CVS!) ~ $1 each, used (2) $0.50/3 Kleenex Facial Tissue

(1) Reese’s minis – what? You can see it in the picture?  Hmmm… that’s funny, I wonder why? – FREE after ECBs

(1) Dove bar – Better than FREE after ECBs and the $.50/1 coupon that the Magic Coupon Machine spit out

Total OOP: $3 (I had a lot of ECBs to roll), plus I earned $10 in ECBS for my next trip


(2) boxes of Special K ~ 2/$5, Get $2 in Register Rewards, used Buy One Get One Free Coupon here

(5) boxes of Nature Valley granola bars (aka Kiddy Krack) ~ 2/$4, Buy 5, Get $3.50 in Register Rewards, used (5) $.50/1 coupons found here

(2) boxes of 100-ct Ziploc bags ~ 2/$5, used $1/2 coupon in the 12/5 Smart Source insert

(1) Cinnamon shaker ~ Clearanced to $.59, used as a filler with my granola bars (I promise to explain more about fillers and Wags in an upcoming How to Shop at Walgreens post)

Total OOP: $8.59

Not a bad haul for just over $11.50, if I do say so myself!

How’d you make out this week? Feel free to claim your “bragging rights” in the comments section!


  1. I also got the toilet paper/paper towel deal at CVS. I had 10 coupons for the granola bars so was able to do that deal twice at Wags! I used my $2/2 Rice Krispies coupons too.

    And also a great grocery store deal –Schnucks has a promotion where you buy 5 healthy products from a list, including Special K and Kashi (all of which I had great coupons for), and you get a $5 gift card by mail. Five boxes of cereal for $0.20 cents each!

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