If so, I have about 10 boxes of cereal in my basement I can share with you. I have been so inspired by Amber and Money Saving Mom that I decided to put my coupon skills to the test. It seems that the best deals can be had at CVS. The nearest CVS is at least 20 miles away, so I'm doing the best I can with Walgreen's.
Today I purchased all of this for $28.73, original price would be $83.88.
The savings included $19.69 in-store savings, $8 coupons, $23.46 in monthly rebates, and $4 in register rewards. This isn't as great as some seasoned coupon veterans - but I'm getting the hang of it.
I'm new to a few of these deals, so maybe you are too. I'll do my best to explain. The monthly rebates can be found in a booklet you pick up right at their door. They lay it out nicely in a checklist, letting you know what items are included and how many you can purchase. At the end of the month, you send in your receipts with the checklist, and either receive a refund check or choose a Walgreen's gift card and get an extra 10%. Several of the rebate items are a full rebate, meaning free! You can also use coupons on these items, so I ended up -$1 on toothpaste, -$2 on a make-up brush, and -$1 on a toothbrush. As Brian would say, "Open up and say awesome."
As for register rewards, these are savings that print out as you check out that day. The savings can be used for your next visit to Walgreen's. For example, I bought the Tide for $10. (I unfortunately, did not have a coupon). I received register rewards for $4, so in the end, only spent $6.
Amber is a mastermind at finding great deals on items she wouldn't ordinarily need, using coupons, and then getting so much overage that the items she really needed were free. See this story about KY Jelly. Too funny.
So in the end, Brian and I are only two people and can use just so much toothpaste, hand soap, and lotion in one year. I'll have to limit my addiction somewhat. But it sure is fun trying to work out some smart deals.