Tuesday, September 29, 2009

alli and Butterfingers

I was cleaning out my coupons last night and spotted that I had cut out a "Save $15 on any Alli product" coupon that was going to expire at the end of the month. Since I was doing grocery shopping anyway today, I thought I would just see how much it cost. The grocery store wanted $44 for it so I didn't buy it. Then my next stop was Walgreens (to get the free stuff with Register Rewards again) and saw that Alli was on sale for $29.99 (making it $14.99 after my $15 coupon).

And since I had two $7 Register Rewards to use, plus some others, I figured I could get it very cheaply. One of the *tricks* of shopping Walgreen's using manufacturer's coupons and Register Rewards is that you cannot have more coupons than products. So if I just bought the Alli (one product) and used my $15 manufacturer's coupon, the cash register would have beeped and wouldn't have allowed me to use any Register Rewards since it would be like combining 2 coupons on 1 product (not allowed). So what you gotta do is buy some "filler" items in your order to increase the # of products you are buying. In this case, I bought some clearanced Butterfinger Crisp bars since they are only .22 each. I also bought a carton of eggs (.99) and a Halls's candy ($1). So by buying 6 items, that means I could use a max of 6 coupons and/or register rewards. Clear as mud, right?

So after my $15 coupon and four of my Register Rewards were deducted, I paid $1.18. But then afterward I also got $1 back in Register Rewards for buyng the Halls candy.


Anonymous said...

Let me know if that Alli works......I think it makes you "go" a lot. Not sure. Or are you going to resell it? Susan C

Becky said...

Am I allowed to comment that you can expect to poop a lot of orange "pizza" grease? Actually more like pepperoni pizza grease. That being said, it works! Hope you blog about the experience! I would totally read that!

Chris at yardsalequeen.com said...

oye - I had heard there were some side effects, but the thing I bought is supposedly only a 20 day supply. up to 3 pills a day x 20 days. So...maybe if I don't take all 3 pills everyday.

Plus, I am strong like ox. My DH is the one with the weak stomach.