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Walgreens: Almay Moneymaker Starting Sunday

by Stacy @ Saving in Akron on March 17, 2011 · 15 comments

Walgreens has a great moneymaker on Almay Cosmetics starting this Sunday!  They are on sale for 30% off, plus you get $5 RRs with purchase.  There are two manufacturer's coupons available that can be stacked with the Walgreens IVC found in the Walgreens Spring Beauty Guide.  Because there are 2 different manufacturer's coupons and varying price points, I've laid out a table showing what the deal would be for each price point after the coupons and RRs.

Almay Cosmetics, 30% off
Get $5 RRs
$2/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 4-10-11 (SS 3/6/11)
$1/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, exp. 3-26-11 (SS 2/13/11)
$2/1 Almay Cosmetics (Walgreens Spring Beauty Guide)


Suggested Scenarios with $2 manufacturer's coupon:

Price Less 30% Wags Coupon Mfg. Coupon OOP Total Cost After RRs
$5.99 $4.19 $2 $2 $0.19 $4.81 profit
$6.99 $4.89 $2 $2 $0.89 $4.11 profit
$7.49 $5.24 $2 $2 $1.24 $3.76 profit
$7.99 $5.59 $2 $2 $1.59 $3.41 profit
$8.49 $5.94 $2 $2 $1.94 $3.06 profit
$8.99 $6.29 $2 $2 $2.29 $2.71 profit
$9.99 $6.99 $2 $2 $2.99 $2.01 profit
$10.49 $7.34 $2 $2 $3.34 $1.66 profit
$10.99 $7.69 $2 $2 $3.69 $1.31 profit
$12.99 $9.09 $2 $2 $5.09 ($0.09)
$13.99 $9.79 $2 $2 $5.79 ($0.79)


Suggested Scenarios with $1 manufacturer's coupon:

Price Less 30% Wags Coupon Mfg. Coupon OOP Total Cost After RRs
$5.99 $4.19 $2 $1 $1.19 $3.81 profit
$6.99 $4.89 $2 $1 $1.89 $3.11 profit
$7.49 $5.24 $2 $1 $2.24 $2.76 profit
$7.99 $5.59 $2 $1 $2.59 $2.41 profit
$8.49 $5.94 $2 $1 $2.94 $2.06 profit
$8.99 $6.29 $2 $1 $3.29 $1.71 profit
$9.99 $6.99 $2 $1 $3.99 $1.01 profit
$10.49 $7.34 $2 $1 $4.34 $0.66 profit
$10.99 $7.69 $2 $1 $4.69 $0.31 profit
$12.99 $9.09 $2 $1 $6.09 ($1.09)
$13.99 $9.79 $2 $1 $6.79 ($1.79)


Stacy from Saving in Akron is the Deal Seeking Mom Store Expert for Walgreens. At Saving in Akron, she teaches her readers how to save more so they can live better.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Christie March 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I don't usually go to Walgreens but I likely will for this deal. question regarding their in ad coupons. can you use only 1 per item or can you use it for multiple almay items. I have aquired a bunch of that ss and would like to stock up. It wouldn't seem to be a good practice to require one per item as likely people grab a stack of the booklets. Thanks for the deal!

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2 lisa kettner March 17, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Nope, you only need one book. It scans and takes it off multiple times.

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3 CutsieCow March 17, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Awesome job with the breakdown for us!! Thanks

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4 christine March 17, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Is the coupon booklet still available in stores?

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5 lisa kettner March 17, 2011 at 10:39 pm

If they have any, it will be at the cosmetic counter.

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6 karinya March 17, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I *love* makeup deals like this. We're saving for a wedding and carrying mortgages on two different houses right now (!!!) so really -- there's not wiggle room in the budget for fun stuff like this. Thank you for posting this deal!!!

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7 rebecca March 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Your breakdown was stellar and so appreciated! Now, if I could find the coupon booklet AND product as easily! Lol. I would love to get in on this but I'm afraid I'll find the shelves cleared like I usually do. :(

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8 Brenda March 18, 2011 at 2:27 am

TYSM for the breakdown! Is there a limit on the $5rr & do you get the $5rr with 1 product purchase?

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9 Brenda March 18, 2011 at 2:35 am

Nevermind on the rr question...I just answered my own question by doing a little math...LOL ;)

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10 Stacey March 18, 2011 at 7:02 am

:( The closest Walgreens is over an hour away from me. I'm so sad.

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11 Vic March 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Are you sure that the IVC stacks with other manufacturer coupons? The back of the IVC reads, "...Manufacturer coupon good only at Walgreens..."

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12 Stacy March 19, 2011 at 9:51 am

I stacked the revelon coupons this week with no problems. There is one in the beauty book along a manufacturer coupons I had. It should work the same with the almay.

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13 christine March 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm

If I buy three items will I get 3 of the $5 RR?

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14 crystal March 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Only if you do 3 seperate transactions. BUT! If you pay for the second transaction with the first printed Register Rewards your Rewards will not print for that item.

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15 Christine March 20, 2011 at 10:24 am

Thank you Crystal! I was able to get three Almay products for approximately $7 oop and got $15 rr back after I did three separate transactions. Just an FYI though...my spring beauty coupon wouldn't scan and someone told the cashier to put it in manually as a manufacturer coupon. Of course that didn't work because it was two manufacturers coupon on one item. The assistant manager came over and finally they did a manual price adjustment for the amount if the spring beauty coupon so that I could use both that coupon and my manufacturers coupon. It took about ten minutes but was worth it in my opinion. I've been looking for makeup for my wedding this summer. :)

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