Walgreens $5 Challenge: May 23 – 29

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Welcome, my fellow Walgreens fans! It’s Sunday, time for our weekly Walgreens $5 Challenge.  The place to come for simple scenarios with step-by-step instructions.

It is a great week at Wags, so grab your weekly Walgreens ad, a printer and some scissors to get started.

If you are new to shopping at Walgreens, and wanting to learn the basics, check out this post. New to couponing? Learn the lingo here.

If you are a first time visitor, here’s the lowdown:

Join me each week as I host The Walgreens $5 Challenge!

Seasoned WAGS shoppers: share your best scenario(s) for the upcoming week at Walgreens.

Your budget: $5.00 out-of-pocket cash.

Your mission: to grow that $5.00 into more Register Rewards (RR) to use in upcoming weeks.

Want to participate? Start by reading the rules here.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of May 23rd:
*coupons in red (scenarios never include tax as this will vary by region)

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Goody Ouchless Barrette or Flex Tip Headband @ $2.99

Total = $2.99

RRs Earned= $2.99

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean @ $7.99
Buy 1 Hunts Tomato Sauce @ $0.25
$5.00/1 Scrubbing Bubbles Extend-A-Clean Starter Kit Printable
Pay with $2.99 RR from above

Total After Coupon and RRs= $0.25

RRs Earned= $2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced or Enamel Strength Toothpaste, 4 oz. @ $2.99
Buy 1 Hunts Tomato Sauce @ $0.25
$1.00/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste Coupon (ALL YOU Apr ‘10)
Pay with $2.00 RR from above

Total After Coupon and RRs= $0.24

RRs Earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP=$3.48

Total Value= $14.47 with $2.00 in Register Rewards remaining!

Keep rolling those RR’s for more savings!


Let’s see what fabulous scenarios you come up with for $5.00 or less!

Simply post your scenarios on your blog, then drop by Keeping the Kingdom First and add your permalink to Mr. Linky below. (If you are reading via email or in a reader please click through to see the Mr. Linky)

Please link directly to your scenarios. Links directly to your homepage will be deleted. Linking back to this meme to share it with others is greatly appreciated!

Don’t have a blog? You can leave a comment with your scenario, too. I invite everyone to participate.


  1. Shannon says

    I just got back from Walgreens and I usually dont enter the challenge but I was so excited when I left and couldnt wait to get home and tell you…I spent total of $4.43 and saved a total of $116.16, I bought 4 big rolls toilet paper, 4 packages paper plates, 4 packs noxzema razors, 3 packs gummy bears, pantene shampoo and cond,1 infusium, 4 cover girl mascaras,2 packs oscar meyer weiners, raid bug killer, 4 glade relaxing moments spray, 6 colgate toothbrushes, i left with 7.00 in RR’s

      • Shannon says

        OH I am sorry but I really dont know how I did it, but I did have coupons for each item and I also used the May Walgreens coupon booklet as well as the in ad coupons and some RR’s left over from the time before that I needed to use up. The Oscar Meyer weenies coupon I had was get one pack free and then the sale was also B1G1 so I got both free and the mascara was on clearance, my Pantene coupons came out of the Parade section in Sundays paper. I will pay more attention next time, and this was done in 1 transaction also. I am still learning how to do the coupons to get the best deal with some help from friends on FB blog posts.

  2. tom says

    i thought you could not spent walgreen rewards to get other reward . you can only do that at cvs. tell more or inform how thanks tom

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