Walgreens coupon policy and Walgreens 101
Walgreens is my favorite drug store to shop at. Actually, it’s one of my favorite stores overall. I’m very lucky to have a Walgreens with a super-friendly staff! That really helps a lot! I know that the drugstores can get really confusing, so here is a quick tutorial on WALGREENS. Feel free to ask any questions.
Walgreens uses a “register rewards” system. These are similar to CVS Extra Bucks, because you need to make a purchase of a certain item, or items, and a catalina coupon will print out at the end of your order called a Register Reward (RR). The RR is treated like a coupon when you pay for your next purchase. Registe rewards are good for 2 weeks. Treat these like cash! Keep an eye on that expiration date, I have yet to find an employee that will take an expired RR.
You do NOT need a CARD to receive a register reward. These will automatically print if your buying the items required to get the RR. Therefore, these are not “tracked” so you can get as many rr’s as you like (in separate transactions)
You cannot “roll” RR’s into the same deal. What does this mean? If you receive a register reward for purchasing a bottle of Tide detergent you CAN NOT use that register reward to buy TIDE and receive another register reward. You CAN buy the Tide using the register reward, but it WILL NOT print another register reward. You can, however, use your Tide register reward to purchase a different item, like, Kelloggs cereal, then take your Kelloggs cereal RR and buy Tide, and keep going back and forth as many times as you like!
Using coupons at Walgreens:
Make sure you do not have more coupons than items. This includes register rewards. This does not include STORE coupons. Example:
You buy 2 hershey bars. You use (2) .50/1 hershey manufacturer coupons. YOU MAY NOT PAY THE BALANCE using a register reward. You have used 2 manufacturer coupons and only have 2 items, the register reward is treated like a coupon, so the register will not allow more than 2 coupons.
IF you want to use a register reward to pay, add in a small “filler” item, like a single pencil for .10 or something similar.
You buy 2 hershey bars. You use (2) .50/1 hershey coupons. You also use (1) .50/1 Walgreens store coupons. THIS IS FINE. The register does not consider the walgreens coupon in the coupon to item count.
ALWAYS Give your coupons to the cashier in this order: MANUFACTURER coupons, THEN store coupons or in-ad coupons.
Another note: There are some cashiers that will not let you use more than ONE register reward per transaction. I have never had this happen to me (again, I have a super coupon friendly walgreens), but i have heard of this happening to others.
**NEW** Walgreens will NO LONGER allow a coupon on a free item during a BOGO (buy one get one free) sale. You can ONLY use a coupon on the first item, not the free item.
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS! If I forgot anything, let me know!
NEW BALANCE REWARDS PROGRAM began Sept 16, 2012 – check out all the details about the BALANCE REWARDS PROGRAM