Shopping Til I Drop: The Quest for Q-tips

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With a tiny wishlist of wants and a handful of expiring Register Rewards, Mother and I dropped into the local Walgreens. And thankfully it was an easy, pain-free trip! :)

Lately I’ve been inviting trouble every time I whip out coupons at Walgreens. You want “fun”? Mom REALLY wants one of those freebie Scotch Tape Dispensers. That one cent difference between the sale price and the coupon is going to cause fits at my store, I guarantee it.

Anyway, we had a heck of a time tracking down Q-tips. I checked all of the logical aisles: the makeup wall, baby care, ear care, and the gauze and band-aid section. Turns out the display was on an endcap attached to the greeting card aisle. Well, of course! Thankfully, the Suave lotion was a lot more obvious to find.

Checkout was a mercifully easy process. Fire and brimstone didn’t rain from the sky today. If you want drama, my money’s on Black Friday. We’ll see how that goes. 😉

TWO Suave Body Lotions; $4.50 (BOGO 50% off, $3 reg. price)
Get 2,000 Balance Rewards Points when you buy two Suave Lotions
Used (1) $1.50/1 Suave Body Lotion, exp. 12/15/13 (RP 11/17/13)
Used (1) FREE Suave Body Lotion, max. value $3 (Facebook Sweepstakes)
Total: FREE + received 2,000 BRP

TWO Q-tips 375 count; $5.98 ($2.99 each)
Get 1000 Balance Rewards points when you buy Q-Tips (170-375 ct)
Used $4 in Register Rewards
Total: $1.98 + received 2,000 BRP

Grand total (minus tax): $1.98, but received 4,000 Balance Reward Points!

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