If one of your resolutions for the new year is to save money, you’ll want to check out Amanda Grossman’s new ebook, The Walgreens Drugstore Game: Strategies to Turn Pocket Change Into Thousands of Dollars’ Worth of Free Stuff.
Grossman is a penny pincher who blogs at Frugal Confessions. She and her husband knocked out student loan debt when they married and are now living debt free (except their mortgage). She also quit her job and is now living the dream of working at home. A look through her blog shows she knows how to save money and get the best deals.
Now, she wants to share those deals with others.
I’ll confess that a few years ago, I played the CVS drugstore game with a fair amount of success. However, I never conquered the Walgreens drugstore game. It was just too complicated for me. In the years since I stopped playing the drugstore game at all, Walgreens has only gotten more complicated (or so it seemed to me) by adding in a new rewards incentive.
However, after reading Grossman’s book, even I feel like I could tackle Walgreens drugstore game.
If you’re paying full price for toiletries and personal care items, you’re simply paying too much. Grossman will show you how to pay less than a few dollars to get $20 or more worth of merchandise.
A Primer For Those Who Don’t Use Coupons
If you’re not much of a couponer, don’t worry. Grossman explains in detail the many different kinds of coupons that are available. She also explains where to find them, including how to get a steep discount when buying the Sunday paper for the coupons and advertisements.
If you’re an experienced couponer, don’t worry. Simply skip over this section.
Clear Explanations and Examples
Once you understand the basics about coupons, Grossman delves into how to find the best deals for the Walgreens drugstore game. What I like most about this book is that Grossman doesn’t just explain how to score the deal, she also provides real life examples from her own shopping trips.
In fact, she makes the process seem so manageable, that even I registered for a Walgreens Balance Rewards Cards and signed up for discounted Sunday papers to be delivered to my house. I’m tired of paying full price for toiletries, and even if I’m only half as successful as Grossman at the Walgreen’s game, I’ll be saving a lot of money.
Advanced Savings Strategies
If you already save a fair amount with coupons, don’t worry. At the end of the book, Grossman includes advanced savings strategies. Frankly, at my current coupon skill, these strategies went over my head, but for others who are used to couponing, they could be very helpful.
At only $4.99, Grossman’s book, The Walgreen’s Drugstore Game, should save you enough money that you’ll recoup the money you spent to buy the book on your first trip to Walgreens using her tips. Everything you save after that in the weeks to come will be extra money in your pocket, which we all can appreciate.
Melissa is a writer and virtual assistant. She earned her Master’s from Southern Illinois University, and her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Michigan. When she’s not working, you can find her homeschooling her kids, reading a good book, or cooking. She resides in New York, where she loves the natural beauty of the area.
Seems like a lot of work. Can you save enough to make it worthwhile? I find Walgreens and CVS to be very expensive, so isn’t it easier just to shop somewhere else?
My husband first thought it was a waste of time clipping coupons until he realized the money we saved by a simple task. My experience has been the opposite of yours. I find Walgreens easier to understand prior to their policy resembling CVS. If you’re not interested in clipping coupons it is definitely cheaper to purchase toiletries and such at other stores. But if you’re willing to sirens a little extra time you could walk away with many of those same items for free. One of my last trips, I spent twenty minutes clipping. I saved $84 on that trip. $84 for 20 minutes, certainly more than I can make at any other job in twenty minutes. We own our own business and we set our own pricing, it’s a ton more work and about a third of the pay.
Eliza @ Happy Simple Living says
Okay, you’ve convinced me. I’m not much of a couponer but it sounds like this book will show me how to beat the system. Thank you!
I love stuff like this. I’m going to have to check this out, we don’t yet spend very much money on prescriptions so we don’t got to Walgreen’s often but if there was a cheap way to shop there, we would.