OK, can someone tell me....does each item have to meet or exceed the value of an RR?
Example: I want a $10 item and have (5) $2 RR's. Can I get one $10 item and (4) 50 cent candy bars and still use the (5) RR's???
Walgreens RR's are a PITA. I managed to use most of mine and found that about 4 of the few I have left I can use at Publix for groceries.
Now, for the tips:
1) As you learned, if you use a RR to pay for an item by same manufacturer
you will NOT get another one. So glasses are required:P Even if you get 2 completely different things by Procter&Gamble if both have RR and you use a p&g RR you won't get one for product being bought. Same for Gilette and whoever else makes lots of stuff, even if you buy a women's razor and use RR for men's aftershave if it's same company it won't print.
2) Walgreens is NOT cvs. Walgreens counts RR as manufacturer coupons and only allows 1 manufacturer coupon per item. So you cannot use multiple RR for 1 item purchase. And you cannot buy 1 item and use a manufacturer coupon and a RR towards it without a filler item.
3) Walgreens only allows RR to cover purchased items not taxes. So if you're a few cents short say a 3.99 item with a $4 RR the system will reject it.
The way I get around this is buying the 8/$1 stuff w/coupon in ad which is useful anyhow or the .29/.39 stuff they use to have in top corner of ads. Til today they have the Christmas themed goody bags 8/$1 and various candles 3/$1. Remember you don't need to buy the full quantity to get your discount. If coupon had been 10/$1 you could buy 2 at .10 each.