Walgreens $5 Challenge: January 10-16

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.

It’s another great week to become a Wags shopper. 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 January 10th:
*coupons in red (scenarios never include tax as this will vary by region)

Transaction #1
Buy 1 Thermacare Neck & Arm Wrap 1 ct @ $2.49
$1.00/1 Thermacare Printable Coupon

Total After Coupon= $1.49

RRs Earned= $2.49

Transaction #2
Buy 1 Nivea Shower Gel @ $4.99
Buy1 pair Household Gloves @ $0.39 w/in-ad coupon (filler)
$2.00/1 Nivea Body Wash for Women (RP insert 1/3/10)
Pay with $2.49 RR from above

Total After Coupons & RR= $0.89

RRs Earned= $2.00

Transaction #3
Buy 1 Colgate Max Fresh Toothpaste @ $2.99
Buy 1 Russell Stover Valentine Candy @ $0.39 w/in-ad coupon (filler)
$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste Printable
Pay with $2.00 RR from above

Total After Coupons & RR= $0.63

RRs Earned= $2.00

Grand Total OOP= $3.01

Total Value= $11.25 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.

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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. HI
    Just recently started reading your site and I love it. Today I did my very first $5 Walgreen challenge. It went okay but I know next week how to be better prepared. I was wondering which Nivea coupon you used for the shower gel. The only one I could find said it had to be 16oz I believe and the shower gel that is on the RR is only 8.5. Thank you for all you do!!

  2. I noticed a problem with the Nivea coupon and also, my Walgreens (in Murfreesboro) told me if you use a RR to purchase an item that qualifies for RR, you won’t get the second one after purchase…so how are you getting yours to print?

  3. They are no correct. I just went yesterday and used the Thermacarre RR to buy the Nivea and my RR printed. I am not sure why they told you that. Also, you are correct, you can’t use the bodywash coupon, but there is a shower gel coupon. Check on the display. There were several coupons in a little folded booklet in a slot on the display. Also, a nice walgreens employee offered to give me a coupon if I did not have one. :)

  4. Thank you Shannon I will look next time I am there.

  5. Mommy Kennedy says:

    Hi! I just love the idea of this $5 Walgreens Challenge! Will be back next week for more!
    .-= Mommy Kennedy´s last blog ..Walgreens Trip – They Paid Me! =-.


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