25 Photos - Sep 26, 2012
Photo: I scrutinized Duane Reade's online circular last week, to maximize savings and Rewards points before I shopped.Photo: I knew I'd have to swap my FlexRewards card for a Balance Rewards card during my shop. The Balance Rewards card works at both Duane Reade and Walgreens!Photo: I made this shopping list after identifying products in the online circular that were on sale, or offered a lot of rewards points.Photo: When I arrived at the Maywood, NJ store I got a different, newer circular, with all new sale items and Bonus Rewards. The items on my list were no longer on sale.Photo: I read the new circular before shopping and saw this Softsoap BOGO deal. Score!Photo: The tags under the products helped me find that Softsoap BOGO deal on the shelves.Photo: I needed a birthday card too. Great card selection!Photo: The deLish "fruitfirst" Strawberry Pieces are one of my 8-year-old's favorite snacks. Had to buy.Photo: I studied the circular many times in the store to see what was on sale. Great deals on this page but unfortunately I just didn't need any of these items.Photo: There was lots of signage in-store, promoting the Balance Rewards card.Photo: Back to the circular. A BOGO CoverGirl makeup deal, with Balance Rewards points. Score 2!Photo: Photo: Photo: Signage on the shelves, like the tags shown here, help you figure out how many points you get with your purchase.Photo: The Oxiclean products were on sale at $2.99 each...and they came with rewards points. Score 3!Photo: Here's the OxiClean deal, promoted in the circular.Photo: Another score! Glade candles, 2 for $6...with bonus points!Photo: Photo: My cart, mostly filled with sale items and products that carried Balance Rewards.Photo: This is the "before" cost of my shop...before I got the sale prices using my store card.Photo: The store clerk quickly swapped my Duane Reade card for a new Balance Rewards card at the register, as she rang up my purchases.Photo: Using the Balance Rewards card got my total down from from $62 to $41.45!Photo: Home with my purchasesPhoto: My cat sniffed it all carefully, as she does with everything I bring home!Photo: Not only did I save over $18, I earned 8,500 Balance Rewards points in that one shop! I am a member of the Collective Bias(TM) Social Fabric community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own. #CBias #SocialFabric