The Walgreens $5 Challenge: August 23-39

KFM's $5 Wags Challenge

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.

Walgreens is a bit different than CVS, so it may be a bigger challenge to obtain a low OOP (out of pocket). If you are new to Walgreens, and wanting to learn the basics, check out this post.

Be sure to have a Walgreens weekly ad handy for this challenge- they always contain coupons!

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.


*RULES* Bloggers: Please make sure at least one scenario is $5 OOP or less

1. Come up with your best scenario/scenarios for the upcoming week at Walgreens using the current weekly ad, monthly deals, and coupons available. Your budget for Out of Pocket (OOP) expenses on the first transaction is only $5.00 (either cash OOP or RRs on hand).

2. Using up to (3) scenarios (we don’t want to overwhelm the newbies with too many transactions), offer up your best scenarios to “grow” that $5.00 into more RRs to use in following weeks.

3. If you want to divide your $5.00 allowance over the 3 scenarios to make them work, that’s fine!

4. Be sure to list coupons by inserts and/or with links to printables to make it easier for everyone to follow along.


Here is MY $5 Scenario for the week of August 23rd: (Your mileage may vary on this one depending on your WAGS)
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 2 Listerine Products @ $4.00 each
B1G1 Listerine coupon (8/2 SS insert)
$1.00/1 Listerine coupon (6/14 SS insert)
$1.00/1 coupon from Walgreens
Children’s Activity Book (should take $2 off)

Total After Coupons= $1.00

RR’s earned= $3.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Goody Ouchless Accessory @ $2.99
Buy 1 Starbucks Ice Cream @ $3.00
$2.00/1 Starbucks Ice Cream (6/21 SS insert)
Pay with $3.00 RR from above

Total After Coupon & RR= $0.99

RRs Earned= $2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 2 Kellogg’s Cereals @ 2/$5.00
Buy 1 Reach Toothbrush @ $0.99 w/in ad coupon
$1.00/2 Kellogg’s Cereals (8/2 RP insert)
$1.00/1 Reach Toothbrush (8/2 SS insert)

Pay with $2.00 RR from above

Total After Coupon & RRs= $2.00

RRs Earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.99

Total Value= $19.98 with $2.00 Register Rewards remaining!

Keep rolling those RR’s for more savings!

There you have it! A way to play the WAGS game by helping newbies learn the ropes. And who knows – you just might be inspired yourself by some of the deals you find, too!

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.

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About Alyssa Francis

A thirty-something wife and mother of four! Two daughters by birth, one son by marriage, and a sweet baby boy born in April of 2009. Oldest sister of four girls raised by a single mom. California native. Grew up in Hawaii. Somehow ended up in North Texas. Once a single mom. Former agnostic. A survivor of abuse and addiction. Forgiven by a great big God. Married to my best friend.


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    Alan H.


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