Sometimes, you need to find inexpensive items at Walgreens so you can make better use of the coupons you have for other items. If you're prepared and know which "filler" items to get, you won't be wasting money buying the little items.
Walgreens' coupon policy only allows you to use as many manufacturer coupons as you have items in your purchase. This, of course, is normal practice and doesn't give you any reason to look for filler items.
The tricky part occurs when you try to use the coupons you've received from the Register Rewards program.
Walgreens considers these to be manufacturer coupons, even though the do not have to be used on specific items.
Let's say that you have two manufacturer coupons for a household item that you want to stock up on, plus a $3 Register Reward coupon from an earlier purchase. Walgreens does not allow you to use all three coupons on just the two items.
You don't have to miss out on that extra $3, though... if you can add a filler item that costs less. As long as you can increase the total number of items to match your number of coupons, you can use the $3 Register Reward.
Some items that you buy often are great filler items. Inexpensive items might not be on your couponing radar because they cost so little that you hardly give them a thought.
Look around Walgreens and think about small items that you might often buy in bulk because you use them so frequently.
Things like envelopes or snacks may be slightly cheaper to buy in quantity, but they are useful as individual purchases when you need a filler item.
If you have a large number of coupons that you are trying to use, keep an eye out for sales on multiple items, as well.
If an item is offered at the price of 3 for $1, and it's something you know you'll use, it can be a great way to allow you to use three additional coupons.
on any ONE (1) Bayer® Aspirin product 50 ct or larger
on any ONE (1) OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent
on TWO (2) Celestial Seasonings® boxes (excludes K-Cups)
on any ONE (1) pack of Energizer® Batteries
when you buy any THREE Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Baked Goods Products
when you buy ONE BOX Honey Nut Cheerios® OR Honey Nut Cheerios® Medley Crunch™ cereal
off any ONE (1) Oikos® Oh! Double Cream yogurt (5.3 oz)
on ONE (1) Revlon® Mascara, Liner or Shadow
when you buy ONE BOX Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ Churros cereal
on 2 (TWO) Shout® Products (excludes travel and trial sizes)