Tips and Tricks to saving money in (and out of) Chicago
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Walgreens 4 day sale!
Walgreens is doing it again! They have a four day sale going on. When you spend $25 on anything in the store, you get 5$ in RR back! The best part is: it counts the $25 before coupons! Here's a great example of how to use this deal: Arm and Hammer laundry detergent is typically 6.99. If you buy 4 of these your total is over $25. Then use the Walgreens in ad coupon for Arm and Hammer at 1.99. This brings your total down to $7.96. Then use 4 1.00 man Q found here and your total comes down to $3.96! Plus you get $5 in RR! There are some other great deals going on. Thrifty Mama has a good over view of these here.
General: MAN. Q = manufactuer's coupon OOP = out of pocket BOGO = Buy one get one free MIR = Mail In Rebate WYB = when you buy OYNO = On your next order
Walgreens: WAGS = Walgreens WAGS Q = Walgreens store coupon RR = Register Rewards these print off after your reciept and can be used at Walgreens next time. ESC = easy saver catalog ESQ = easy saver coupon ESR = easy saver rebate
CVS: ECB = Extra Care Bucks (just like RR except these are for CVS and you need to use your CVS card in order to get them)
I am a college student here in Chicago, living with my fiancee and trying to survive on a very tight budget. As I attempt to finish school, I've had a hard time finding a part time job, so we are managing on only one income. With our expenses, we try to cut corners as much as possible. Neither of us have a car, we rely on public transportation and good old fashioned walking. We survive without cable (yes, it is possible) and we watch movies at home and find free or discounted entertainment events. I am just learning the fine art of couponing and I hope that many of these tricks will help others.