‘Walgreens’ Articles

Walgreens Deals ~ 10/19/14 – 10/25/14

Final price is after you calculate future savings with Register Rewards (RR) — read rules!

Click the green plus signs to generate personalized shopping lists.

Seniors Day: Tuesday October 21st – 20% off all regular-priced merchandise

In-ad coupon on p. 17 or digital: Earn 50 points per $1 spent on Health & Wellness products / 100 points per $1 when you buy the Well At Walgreens brand thru 11/1/14

This will include all healthcare & wellness items such as: allergy, antacid, diet pills and supplements, eye care, feminine health, sleep aids, etc. Click here to view the items included and excluded. Points cannot be earned where store credit or redemption dollars are used or on certain items (i.e. current Balance Rewards Points). Click the green plus sign to add it to your list.

Buy Two / Get Third Free on hair care, first aid, skin care, and more (thru 11/1)

**You cannot use a coupon on the third item. Here are the details listed next to the hair care:
Card required for promotional pricing. Third item free must be of equal or lesser price. Excludes LOOK boutique and select premium brands, men’s hair color and grooming products. Promo is not valid across categories. Mix & match offer is only valid for products within the specific category listed. Sale pricing not available for all stores and only while supplies last. Rain checks are not available. Right reserved to limit all quantities on all items.

Deals that also make good filler items if you have too many RR since no manufacturer’s coupon needed:

Halloween Stick Pen 25¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 2 or digital)

Act 2 Popcorn (single pack) 25¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 6 or digital)

Halloween Decor or Accessories, or Erasers 12 pk, Spider Rings 30 pk, Boxed Game 99¢

Halloween Snack bowl, Sippy Cup with Straw, or Mini Treat Cups 3 pk 99¢

Fake Blood 99¢

Sunny Smile Paper Plates (72 pack, 6 or 9 inch) 99¢

Altoids Smalls or Extra/Wrigley’s Gum 15 pc 69¢ (limit 3 w/ ad coupon on p. 6 or digital)

Pepsi or Coca-Cola Products (12 packs) 3 / $10.00 or $4.99 each (limit 3)



MG217 Multisymptom Coal Tar Gel (1.5 oz)   $6.00
$6.00 RR when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are RR?)
Final price:  FREE (plus 50 points per $1, see note above) (after RR factored in)

Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers Halloween Makeup (nail polish, eye liner, and more regular $0.99)   $1.99 to $5.99
$1/1 Wet N Wild or Fergie Product 10/19/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14) (future, if we get it) (did not get in AZ)
Final price:  As low as FREE (ask cashier to raise price of regular products to $1)

Colgate Mouthwash, Toothbrush or Toothpaste (select varieties, only Optic White Shown)   $3.99
$2.00 RR when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are RR?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (toothpaste, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/8/14) (future, if we get it) (did not get in AZ)
$2/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh, Enamel Health or Sensitive Twin Pack 10/12/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/25/14) (future, if we get it) (did not get in AZ)
$1/1 Colgate Mouthwash or Mouth Rinse 09/28/2014 SS Insert (exp 10/25/14)
Final price:  As low as FREE (after RR factored in)

Butterball Chicken Broth (14.5 oz)   50¢ (limit 4 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)
$1/1 Printable (will need to ask cashier to raise price of broth to $1)
Final price:  Possibly FREE

Puffs Facial Tissue (56, 68 or 96 sheets)   99¢
$0.25 off Puffs 3 Singles or Multipack 09/28/2014 P&G Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$0.25/1 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
$0.75/2 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14) 
$1.50/3 Bounty, Charmin, or Puffs Product 10/12/2014 RP Insert (exp 11/30/14)
Final price:  As low as 49¢ each when you buy 3

Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner, or Select Stylers (32 oz)   2 / $8.00 or $4.79 each
$1/1 printable (share with 3 friends for $2/2, have not tested, Walgreens store coupon, use w/ coupon below)
$5/2 Tresemme Product 09/28/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/26/14)
Final price:  50¢ each when you buy 2

Barilla Blue Box Pasta (1 lb)   99¢ (limit 3 w/ ad coupon on p. 7 or digital)
$1/3 Barilla Blue Box Pasta 09/07/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/1/14)
Final price:  66¢ each when you buy 3

Dawn Dish Liquid (9 oz)   99¢
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  74¢

Mars Fun or Snack Size Candy (9.12 – 11.6 oz)   $2.49
7UP, Sunkist, A&W, Canada Dry or Hawaiian Punch (2L)   $1.00 (limit 3)
$0.50/1 Walgreens monthly store digital (quick find = “Monthly Saving Book” or in booklet at front of store, use w/ coupon below)
$2 off Coupons.com ((2) 2L and (2) Mars Candies, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1.50/3 Mars Fun Size Bags 10/05/2014 RP Insert (exp 10/31/14)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  99¢ each when you buy 2 bags of candy and 2 sodas + possible Snap cash back

Crest Sensi Care Rinse or Toothpaste   3 / $10.00 or $3.99 each
$4.00 RR when you buy 3 (limit 1, What are RR?)
$1/1 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$2/2 Coupons.com (Rinse, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 3 (after RR factored in)

Brach’s Autumn Candy (10 or 12 oz)   2 / $3.00 or $1.99 each
$1/2 Walgreens monthly store digital (quick find = “Monthly Saving Book” or in booklet at front of store, use w/ coupon below)
Final price:  $1.00 each when you buy 2

Revlon Nail Color (select varieties)   $4.99
$3.00 RR when you buy 1 (limit 1, What are RR?)
Final price:  $1.99 (after RR factored in)

Mars Halloween Fun Size Bags (15.92 – 24.44 oz)   Buy One / Get One 50%
$1/2 Coupons.com (gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$1/1 Snap Groupon app (future savings, cash out when you hit $20)
Final price:  Unsure

Vanity Fair Napkins or Plates, or Dixie Bowls, Napkins, Plates or Cups (100 pk or 12 pack / 24 or 16 pack, 180 pack, 22 or 45 pack, 14 pack)   Buy One / Get One Free
$0.25/1 Coupons.com (Vanity Fair Napkins, gone if not first coupon shown after clicking link)
$0.55/1 printable (Dixie Ultra Moments)
$1/2 printable (Dixie Plates, Cups or Bowls, register, will need to get 4 total)
Final price:  Unsure

Splenda No Calorie Sweetener (100 pack)   $3.49
$1/1 printable
$1/1 printable (register)
Final price:  $2.49

Playtex Sport or Gentle Glide Tampon (32 or 36 pack)   $6.99
$3/1 Smartsource
$1/1 Playtex Gentle Glide or Sport Tampons 10/05/2014 SS Insert (exp 11/16/14)
Final price:  As low as $3.99


+ Remember, final price is after you calculate future savings with Register Rewards (RR).
+ Learn more about “points” and Walgreens Balance Rewards.

+ View your local Walgreen’s ad I don’t highlight all deals,  just what I think are the best.
+ You can use a Walgreens coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same item.
+ Most locations give military 15% off regular items and 20% off Walgreens brands every Tuesday, some restrictions.
+ Multiple manufacturers’ coupons are listed, but you can only use one for each product purchased
+ Coupon policy here.
+ If you want to know what abbreviations mean, go HERE.
+ Coupons listed without a link are from previous coupon inserts in the AZ Republic.
+ Get coupons in the Arizona Republic for $1 per week (3 months, then cancel or pay full) HERE!  (Wed. & Sun. delivery) ____________________________________________________________________________

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How Does Saving Star Work? ~ Changes Coming October


I just wanted to remind everyone that changes are coming to Saving Star, starting October 1st, 2014.  There are two major parts to their change.

  1.   The savings at Fry’s will no longer be automatic.  You will need to scan your receipt to get the credit into your account, starting 10/1/14.
    Register and then you can submit receipts/UPC images online or through their app.  You will also need the product’s barcode.

And, there are a bunch of retailers added, that will take scanned receipts.

  1.   The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Food City, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.  There’s a complete list here.

Here’s the general information, if you haven’t used Saving Star before.

With SavingStar, you can save eCoupons to your grocery store loyalty cards or to your Saving Star account and get credited when you swipe your card at checkout or when you submit your receipt online or through their app.  The savings doesn’t come off at the register, it gets credited to your SavingStar account, within a week or two.  (Their official time is 2 – 22 days. )  If you scan your receipt, you have until three days after the offer expires.  You can request your payment via Paypal, bank deposit, or gift card when you reach $5.

The only “automatic” stores in Arizona are CVS and Bashas’.  You will enter the store’s loyalty card number once and savings will trigger whenever you use your card and buy the specified products.

There is a “Healthy Offer of the Week.”  Every Tuesday a new coupon is available to load for fresh produce.

They also have one item each Friday that you’ll get 100% cash back!  You have through Sunday to make your purchase.

The Arizona stores that participate are Fry’s, Safeway, Bashas, Albertsons, Walgreens, CVS, Target, Kmart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, WinCo, Costco, & Sam’s Club.

Before the receipt scanning was needed, I just loaded everything and considered anything I received a bonus.  Now, it will take more effort and planning.  It will be easiest to head to CVS or Bashas’ for the Friday freebie, if that’s convenient and you need other items there.

Saving Star savings is not meant to be combined with paper coupons.  Here’s their official statement on that:

SavingStar eCoupons will work whether or not you combine them with other services’ coupons, but they are not intended to be used this way.  Generally, manufacturers state that it is against their policies for shoppers to redeem more than one manufacturer’s coupon for the same purchase.  Using in-store coupons in combination with SavingStar eCoupons is not a problem.  In the future, we may implement mechanisms to limit the combination of SavingStar eCoupons with other manufacturer coupons.


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Facebook Problems? ~ Get Bargain Believer to Show Up in Your Feed!


I’ve received quite a few emails recently, asking how to get Facebook updates from Bargain Believer to show up in your news feed.

The very best way seems to “like,” comment, and share posts regularly.  The people that do that say they see all the updates.  As a bonus, Facebook shows the posts with the most love, more often.  So, we love all of you that interact with our page!  It helps those who want to get the updates, but choose to remain quiet.

If you are opposed to that, hover over “liked” and make sure “following” is checked.  You have hope, but it doesn’t seem like much.  Most likely, you’ve already done that and nothing has changed.  :(

Lastly, you can check to “get notifications,”  which is an option under the “like” button.  Some love get notifications, some don’t.  Try it for awhile and see what you think.  You can always uncheck it later.

If Facebook won’t show you the love, there are other ways to follow.

Email - One email per day, usually around 3pm — good way to quickly look & see what you missed



You could give one of those a shot or just stalk the website page each day.

Anyone have any other insight about getting your “liked” pages to show up?


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Homeschool Convention Handout ~ Helpful Notes for Everyone!

bargain_believer_logo   So many ways to save!
Super Simple & Beyond . . .

This is the outline I used when I spoke at the homeschohol convention on Saturday, July 12th.  I’ve added links for things I can take you right to, for full information.  It should be helpful for everyone, not just people who attended the convention … hopefully!

You will be amazed how much you can save on everyday essentials and family fun!

I’ve received emails saying people have been able to quit part-time jobs, can donate extra money & other resources, have money for vacations or other fun, etc.  The savings can be BIG!!

Show up

  • Museums (many free days)
  • National Parks (free weekends)
  • Special days (National “whatever” days, store anniversaries, etc.)
  • Ask! (teacher discount?, coupons?, lowest price?)

Minimal planning

Spend $$ Up Front

  • Memberships
  • Pogo Pass ($39.98, code BARGAIN)
  • Gift card perks (gas, extra value)
  • Bulk foods (Zaycon Foods)


  • Call about monthly bills (cell phone, cable, home phone, insurance, etc)
    Republic Wireless – cell phone option
  • Buy & sell used (Craigslist, garage sales, etc.)
  • Meal plan around sales (especially meat!)

Click (Online, Apps, Mobile)


Use Sunday Inserts & Printable Coupons


Possibly the most difficult

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NEW! Walgreens Online Coupons on Balance Rewards Card


When I was looking through the 6/29 – 7/5 ad, I saw something about a “less coupon online or in store.”  The online of it caught my eye, so I moseyed on over to the Paperless Coupon section of my Balance Rewards account and noticed how they updated it.

If you forget to grab an extra monthly savings book for another coupon you would like to use or if they run out, you can now load them onto your card. They also offer the in-ad coupons to be loaded onto your card as well. In the bottom left corner of the coupon, it will tell you if it’s a manufacturer, monthly savings, or weekly in-ad coupon along with the limits and restrictions.  If it’s not a manf. coupon, you can use another coupon with it.

When you get to the Paperless Coupon section, look for a drop-down menu on the top menu bar that says “all types.”  If you want to find them more quickly, choose which coupons you want to view.  If you’re looking for an in-ad coupon, choose “weekly ad coupon.”

There’s no way to be sure the coupons will come off automatically, so it might be best to actually grab the paper coupons to make sure you hand the cashier your savings. If you feel daring (like me!), try it out and see if it works. I haven’t had any disputes so far with the paperless coupons, but you never know what can happen! I personally wouldn’t use too many paperless coupons at one time – just to make sure I can see the coupon come off on the screen. (At the bottom of your receipt where the coupon deductions are, the digitals are called “ECPN”.)

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Make Shopping List from Mobile Device ~ You Can! (Hopefully!)


My husband recently informed me that you can make a personalized shopping list from most mobile devices, using the handy dandy green plus signs on Bargain Believer shopping lists.  (I know that some newer devices don’t have problems.)  I told him, “Nope, tried it.”  I discovered there is a slight glitch on my phone, so that’s why I didn’t know.  (I’ll explain below.)  Did you know this!?!  I’m so excited and can’t believe I didn’t know about it.

First of all, if you don’t use the green plus signs, you’re missing out.  The items are listed by price on the sale lists, but when you click on what you want, it will categorize for you — and a whole lot more than that!  You can watch this video for more details or just click around and figure it all out.

You will need to turn off the mobile view.   The green plus signs will appear and you can click away!  A new window will pop up and you’ll have to go back and forth between them.  For Gina (iphone) and my husband (Android) that’s all they had to do.

For me (iphone), nothing appears on the list after clicking the first green plus sign.  It pulls up an empty list.  I have to click back on the store’s deal list and then back to the shopping list that opened.  It magically appears and kicks it in gear for the future green plus signs I click.

This is still not ideal.  We have bigger and better plans and my husband is working on it, but this is better than nothing.  I will be using my mobile sometimes, but will still prefer using my laptop to make lists.  Using a mobile is a slower process since you have to go back and forth between windows.

All mobiles seem to have their own issues and the plus signs weren’t really designed for mobile devices.  So, this may not work for everyone.  But, give it a shot!

Some of you have probably been doing this “forever.”  But, I’m hoping it will be news for some of you — like it was for me!!  :)


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Walgreens ~ Updated Coupon Policy


Walgreens has updated their coupon policy.  You can read the entire official policy here.  I’m going to highlight the ones that mean something to us and do my best to explain what they mean.  It’s not good news for us couponers.

  • Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
    If your coupon exceeds the value of the item, they will no longer adjust it down.  Coupons for over the amount of the item purchased will not be accepted.  When this happened in the past for a 99¢ item w/ a $1 coupon, Juli has asked the cashier just to raise the price of the item up to $1 since they didn’t know how to adjust the coupon down.  It would be worth asking in that situation.
  • For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer.
    You can no longer use a coupon on a free item in a buy one, get one free sale.  If you have a $1/2 coupon, you will need to buy 4 items total (2 buy, 2 free) to use the coupon.  Just like the grocery stores.
  •  When items are featured in a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion, at least one product needs to be purchased. A maximum of one BOGO coupon is permitted per two qualifying items in a BOGO offer.
    If you have a BOGO coupon and there is a BOGO sale, you will no longer get both items for free.   You will need to buy four items total.  You’d pay for one, and get 3 free (2 from the sale and one with your coupon.)

Again, here is the full coupon policy.


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Arizona Coupon Blog (Beyond Just Coupons!) ~ Helpful Links & Info for Newcomers

Links for You . . .

If you’re new, welcome!  If you’re not, please pass this along to those who you want to help save BIG!  :)

If you ever have questions, you can comment below a post, send us and email (juli@bargainbeliever.com or gina@bargainbeliever.om), or leave a comment on the Bargain Believer Facebook page!

In addition to highlighting super discounts for places in Arizona and nationals deals, Bargain Believer covers . . .

We do the lists each week, before the new sales even start.  We also add deals that aren’t in the ad, later in the week.  Be sure to keep checking back.

You can either scroll through the website (www.BargainBeliever.com) or click the name of the store you want to shop at, on the top of the website.  That will get you the deals you want.

Make sure you click the GREEN PLUS SIGN to make your personalized shopping list!!  I like to call them “magical.”  They will categorize all your items to make your shopping easier.  You click what you want and it goes on your list.  It will categorize everything and give you other great options for making your organizing and shopping more simple.

Here’s a  video explaining the shopping list function (aka “Magical Green Plus Signs!)  Try it, you’ll like it!  :)

The other links will help you get to some of the important information.  Also, don’t forget that there is a Facebook page!  We post additional offers over there, mostly Facebook only deals and ones we think will be gone very quickly.  You can also ask questions over there.   Plus, it’s just more interactive and I love seeing your little faces and interacting with you.   :)

Here are some links for you (in no particular order) . . .

Arizona Republic Newspaper, $12 for 3 months — home delivery on Sundays & Wednesdays, cancel at end if you don’t want to pay full price

Saving Star — future savings, 100% cash back on one item every Friday, & weekly “Healthy Offer”

Checkout 51Ibotta, Shopmium — mobile apps that give you money back for certain items

Safeway JustforU – explains everything you need to know

Organizing coupons — list of categories, etc.

Pogo Pass — annual pass for family fun around the Valley — a serious good deal!!

Zaycon Foods  — for buying bulk meats, especially boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Birthday freebie list  — over 100, sign up so freebies roll in soon!

Store policies — print out policies for store you shop at

Here are some other general links to help jog your memory.

If you want the daily emails, sign up here.  (Make sure you click on the confirmation email that you’ll receive.)

Facebook or Twitter — great way to stay connected, if you’re on there a lot

If I missed something important or you have a question, just leave a comment below.  Thanks! ~ Juli


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Are We Going to Charge for Bargain Believer? No! ~ How Can You Support Us?


I’ve been asked if I will charge a fee for the upgrades/app my husband is working on.  No!  Unless there is a reason our income drops, we can afford to keep going the way we are.  Thankfully, my husband works for dinner (when I make it!) and doesn’t expect more.  :)

I pay four people to help with this site:  Gina, Susan, Cherie, Karen.   Let me assure you that none of them are getting rich and they all deserve more for what they do!  When there’s “extra,” I make money.  When there’s not, I don’t.  Thankfully, overall I do.  I have additional ideas for improvements, but they all take time.  Since I don’t have more of that precious commodity, it would mean hiring additional people to help.  I’m always afraid to take that leap since my income goes up and down and I’m not willing to lose money by running this website.  But, up to this point, it’s always worked out.

I’ve also been asked what you can do to thank us or help support the site.  First of all, by asking that or telling us how the site has helped you . . . you’ve brought a smile to my face and probably the other gals.  Thank you!  Beyond that, my basic answer is . . . . use this site and tell others about it, if you find value in it!

Something even more tangible that you can do is bookmark the Coupons.com page on the site:

Whenever you print coupons from there (or any direct link we give), I get paid.  When you type in Coupons.com and go to their site, I don’t.  From time to time, I get paid for other links I give you, but that is one of the main ways I make money and we can continue to make the site free.

Another consistent source of income is from Google ads, as you probably know.  When you see something of interest and click on it (or just come to the site), they pay me a small amount.  It adds up!

So, please use the links we provide!  Many won’t bring me any revenue, but some do.  I try very hard not to post things just because I’ll get paid for them.  In fact, I just had a IM conversation with Susan a couple days ago, hesitating to post something because it made me money.  When I make money, I often give it extra thought — just to make sure that’s not what is motivating me to publish it.  I don’t want this site to become like so many out there . . . selling you one “bargain” after another just to make a buck or two.   I’m very firm on this.

Again, this link is a great one to bookmark and use . . . it has a value to you and to all of us who work behind the scenes.  Thank you!
http://www.bargainbeliever.com/blog/coupons-com-printables/   It’s also on the top menu bar, if that’s easier.

Thank for being here and trusting us to bring you deals we find value in!

~ Juli

P.S.  My husband is slowly working on the upgrades, but there is not a target date.  It just gets a couple hours here and there, as he can find time.  The biggest change (that will probably roll out first) will be for you to be able to move from device to device, being able to work on or pull up your completed lists.  I’m very excited and can’t wait to use it myself!


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Walgreens ~ Earn Extra Balance Rewards For Recording Fitness = Free Money!


Juli posted about this last year, but I figure we have new readers and some of us just never did it.  Like me.

Have you check out the Balance Rewards program for Walgreens.

Most of you know that you can earn points by purchasing certain items. Here are the full details on the in-store earning program. But, did you know there are other ways to earn?

You get points for walking, running, and weight loss. It seems like a nice deal to me since I’m using my treadmill anyway!


You will get 250 Balance Rewards points, just for signing up. (When you get to 5000, it equals $5 to spend at Walgreens.)

You get additional points for meeting goals.


I got my 250 points, but I hope to keep remembering to log my miles and get more. Hey, it’s free money and motivation, right?


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