I am not too excited about any of the drugstore deals this week which is why I didn’t get too carried away with the Walgreens/Huggies promo last week. I knew I’d have to figure out scenerios to spend the Register Rewards and there wasn’t anything I really needed.
If you do have a lot of rewards to use up make sure you pay close attention to the expiration dates! Nothing makes me angrier than noticing a reward the day after it expires. Better to roll it on something you can donate than let it just expire.
Also make sure you are cutting all the candy coupons from this week’s inserts. There was a $1.50/3 M&Ms at Target in last week too that might come in handy. Many of these expire before Easter but you may get lucky and find a great deal after St Patricks Day!
My favorite spot for checking out all the great drugstore deals is Common Sense with Money.
I have $1.12 left on a gift card from Rite Aid so I will probably get some Scotch Brite sponges this week.
Also, remember the hot deals at Walgreens usually sell out the day the ads break. You can always ask for a rain check (does not apply to register reward deals) or you can ask when the store will restock and cross your fingers. The 3 stores I have near my house get shipments in on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday respectively. It typically takes them a while to restock the shelves so ask an associate and they may be able to dig the item out of the backroom for you.