Walgreens $5 Challenge: Dec 27-Jan 2

Walgreen's $5 Challenge (1)

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.

I had a hard time keeping it under $5.00 this week. Hopefully you can prove me wrong! 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 December 27th:
*coupons in red

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Colgate 360 Toothbrush or 2-in-1 Total Toothpaste @ $2.99
$1.00/1 Colgate (12/6 SS insert) or printable here

Total After Coupons= $2.00

RRs Earned= $1.00

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Gillette Fusion Razor @ $8.99
Buy 1 W Aluminum Foil @ $0.50 w/in-ad coupon (filler)
$4.00 Gillette Razor (11/29 P&G insert)
Pay with $1.00 RR from above

Total After Coupons & RR= $4.49

RRs Earned= $3.00

Grand Total OOP= $6.49

Total Value= $12.48 with $3.00 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.

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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.


  1. On Transaction #2, you say to pay with the $1.00 RR from Trans #1, but you earned $3, so your OOP i s$2.49, with the Grand Total OOP at $4.49 total (not $6.49).

    Thanks for the $5 Challenge! What a fantastic idea!

  2. Alyssa Francis says:

    Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out, Rachel. I actually made a mistake, it should have said $1.00 on transaction #1. So my math was right for #2, just had the RR wrong. Sorry for the confusion and thanks so much for commenting!

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