$5.77. She did three different transactions. Breaking up your shopping trip allows you to use less money out of pocket. She broke up her shopping trip, so that she was able to use the register rewards she earned to get other items free, or close to it. I just talked to her about the order of her shopping trip. I'll try to walk you through how she did these deals...forgive me if I do a couple items out of order.
Colgate Toothpaste ($3.99) (This will generate a $4 register reward this week)
minus $1 coupon (found in the newspaper)
final price: $2.99
2 Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups ($0.89 each)
minus in ad coupon that made them $0.49 each
minus 2 $0.55 off coupons found in this week's paper
final price: FREE (plus $0.12 in overage)
2 Sudafed ($4.99 each) (This will generate a $5 register reward this week)
minus 2 $4 coupons found in this week's paper
final price: $1.98
2 Excedrin Menstrual ($5.99 for both)
minus 1 $2 coupon found in Walgreens March coupon book (this will take $4 off...$2 for each bottle)
minus 2 $1 coupons found in the newspaper
final price: FREE (plus $0.01 overage)
Final price for everything...$4.84...PLUS she got $9 in register rewards.
Remember she broke up her transaction so that she could use the $9 she just earned to help bring the cost of other items down.
2 Tylenol Cold products ($4.99 each)
minus 2 $2 coupons found on the actual products at the store
final price: $5.98
2 bottles of Palmolive dish soap
-minus an in ad coupon that made these $0.99 each
final price: $1.98
1 Green and Black Organic Chocolate Bar (not sure of the original price)
-minus $1 online printable coupon and $1 Walgreens printable coupon
final price: $1.00
1 Cadbury Egg
final price: $0.39
Final price for all of this was $9.35 (plus applicable tax). She used $9 in register rewards (from first transaction) to get this total down to around $0.35 PLUS she earned an additional $5 in register rewards.
1 John Frieda Hair Care Product ($6.49)
minus 1 $2 coupon found in Walgreens March coupon book
minus 1 $3 coupon found in the news paper a couple weeks ago
final price: $1.49
3 2 liter Pepsi products ($1.25 each)
Final price for all of this was $5.24 (plus any applicable sales tax). She used the $5 register rewards that she earned from transaction #2, and only had to spend around $0.24.
My math is a bit off from the $5.77 that she told me she spent, but I think that sales tax would take the total up to what she spent. This really goes to show that you can save money if you break up your trip into several different transaction. Use the register rewards that you earn to help pay for other items that you need.
How many items can you purchase for around $5.00??
Good luck shopping!!