Wednesday, October 29, 2008

How to get the cheap diapers at Walgreens!

If you can get your hands on the $50 coupon savings book from the pharmacy. It's a pamphlet they reward you with, if you listen to the spiel about the W card. Go to the pharmacy and ask, and keep asking until you are successful. (No, you don't have to join to get it, so if they tell you that, that's wrong.*) Then, when it comes time to use the $2 diaper coupon, DON'T cut it out. Present the pamphlet folded with the diaper coupon showing. Hand it toward the cashier so he/she can scan it. They don't actually need the paper coupon. If they insist on taking it, there's not much you can do, but most will let you keep it. Here is the diaper deal that starts next week (Nov 2):
Walgreens brand jumbo diapers $8.99 and B1G1F.
- $2 rx coupon takes $4 off
- .90 for W card members = 2/$4.09
* If you get any resistance at the pharmacy about the $50 pamphlet, print off this page from their website which clearly says "$50 in coupons just for asking your pharmacist how much you can save". In fact, print it off just in case, so you don't waste a trip. If they tell you they don't have any (they do, probably in a box in the back room), take out your cell phone on the spot and call their customer service number 1-877-250-5823, and tell them that you'd like one mailed to you because the store in MargaritaVille doesn't have any and needs a supply. Seriously, I bet they suddenly remember where to look for them.
If you plan to really stock up, then it is worth it to get the W card. That costs $20 a year, but you get back 10% of all Walgreens brand purchases, including the purchase of Walgreens gift cards. It's pretty easy to start making a profit on the W card. Save your receipts from the diaper purchases next week, then enter them on-line after you get your actual Wcard in the mail, for your 10% bonus.
This diaper deal will get even better if (big IF) there is a $5/$20 coupon the weekend of Nov 7-8. If that is the case, you'll need to remember that the $2 pharmacy coupon counts against your total to reach the $20 threshold. You'd have to buy 8 packs for $36 + tiny filler,
- $16 (8x$2 pharmacy c/o)
- $5/$20 coupon (if it exists)
- $3.60 for W card members
Final price 8/$11.40
Let's cross our fingers for a $5/$20 coupon that weekend.
If you think your Walgreens will be wiped out of the diapers in the size(s) you need, you can order ahead. You don't need to tell them you know there will be a sale. If you're questioned, you could say, I'm hoping for a sale and let it go at that. You can talk to a manager and ask for a case or however many you want. Tell them you'll pick them up on Nov 7 (so you can use the $5/$20 coupon if there is one).

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