Walgreens is one of the hardest but BEST stores to coupon at. That being said, Walgreens is still very coupon friendly offering store coupons inside of their weekly sales flyers and a monthly coupon booklet that you can find inside the store filled with store coupons (which can also be loaded to your card from their website!).
Walgreens runs 2 separate rewards programs, one is called Register Rewards and the other called Balance Rewards.
Register Rewards print out as a manufacturer coupon (Catalina) for a certain amount off your next purchase. They expire within 2 weeks. In order to earn these RR, you must buy an item in the flyer that has a RR attached to it as advertised in their weekly sales flyer.
Balance Rewards are points that are earned by shopping in store and load to your card.
For an example of Register Rewards, you may see a Venus razor advertised for $7.99 and receive a $4 RR. Now this is where it becomes tricky. If you buy 2 Venus razors in 1 transaction, you will only receive 1 RR. If you buy 1 razor in transaction 1 and buy the same razor in transaction 2 and use the RR you earned from transaction 1 to pay for the razor in transaction 2, you will not receive a RR. A RR is technically a manufacturer coupon. If you use a RR on an item manufactured by the same company, you will not receive another RR.
Next, if the items you buy in a transaction all have coupons and you want to pay your balance down with a RR, you cannot use that RR unless you have another item for the RR to attach to. The rule is you should have as many items as you have coupons and since a Register Reward is “technically” a coupon, you would need additional items. The way to get around this is to buy an item referred to as a filler. A filler is the cheapest item you can find within the store such as a Candy cane, a pencil, a piece of Candy, votive candle, etc.
These fillers will allow the RR to go through, basically tricking the register. So, if you have more than 1 RR to use on a transaction, you would then need a filler for every RR you wish to use if each item in your transaction has a coupon already associated with it.
- Buy: 1 Venus Razor $7.99
- 1 Colgate toothpaste $2.99
- 2 pencils $0.19 each
- Use: $2 off Venus Razor P&G
- $1 off Colgate toothpaste SS
- $4 Register Reward from a previous transaction
- $2 Register Reward from a previous transaction
- Pay: $2.36
- Get Back: $4 Register Reward for Venus and a $2 Register Reward for Colgate
- Final Price: Both FREE!
In the example above, I had Register Rewards from a previous shopping trip that I wanted to use BUT I also had coupons for each item I was buying. Since I wanted to use 2 Register Rewards, I needed to buy 2 fillers (pencils).
Now, without the fillers, the register would beep and the cashier has no way to override it. Only you can fix it by finding a filler. RR also do not pay tax so you may need to purchase a filler to bring your total over the tax. For example, if your total comes to $2.09 and you try to pay with a $2 RR, the RR will beep because of the taxes. You can purchase a filler and then will be able to use that RR without the register beeping.
Next, is the Balance Rewards program. With this program, you must be signed up for a Walgreens Balance Rewards Card which you can sign up for at any register and it is free. With this card, you now earn points for simply shopping in store.
For every dollar you spend in store, you will earn 10 points 5,000 points is worth $5. You can use points to buy things you need and save a bit of money. You also earn up to 100 points for each prescription you fill (which is the equivalent to $0.10). In addition, you earn EveryDay points at the rate of 10 points per $1 spent on most anything else in the store.
- 1,000 points = $1
- 5,000 points = $5
- 10,000 points = $10
- 18,000 points = $20
- 30,000 points = $35
- 40,000 points = $50
Points are valid for up to 1 year on your card. Every week, Walgreens will not only advertise RR deals in their weekly flyer, but also deals to earn points. For example, buy 2 select boxes of cereal, earn 1,000 points. Buy 6 boxes of cereal in one transaction and earn 3,000 points. Also use points to help pay for items as well. You can redeem up to $50 (that’s 40,000 points) in one transaction.
Here is where the tricky part comes in. you can use points AND still earn points on deals that say Buy x amount of items and earn x amounts of points. BUT, if you use points to pay for a deal that says spend X amount and earn X amount, you will NOT earn points. You can use points to pay for items that will give you RR, but you cannot use points to pay for items that will give you points.
Lastly, Walgreens store coupons which can be found in their monthly coupon booklet, on their website and downloaded right to your card AND in the weekly sales flyer too! Since these are store coupons, they can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon for double to savings! And, the best part is that you can buy 4 of an item and use only 1 Walgreens store coupon and it will take the amount off all 4 items! Pretty cool huh? There is no need to clip or tear the coupon out of the booklet, simply have it ready for the cashier to scan right out of the book.
A few notable highlights from the Walgreen’s Coupon Policy:
- You can stack a manufacturer coupon and a store coupon on a single purchase.
- There is no set limit to how many of the same coupon will be accepted. If the coupon itself has a limit listed, then that limit will apply. Management does have the right to limit coupons if they deem the purchase to be excessive.
- Walgreens will not accept manufacturer coupons that exceed the price of the item. The cashier will not adjust the value of the coupon to make the item Free.
- The number of manufacturer coupons used in a trans
action cannot exceed the number of items being purchased. Register Rewards are manufacturer coupons. Pay attention to how many items you are buying if you plan on using a coupon for every item.
- For BOGO promotions, the number of coupons being used cannot exceed the number of items you are buying to get the FREE item. That just means that if you BOGO FREE, you COULD use a coupon for $1.00/2. You COULD NOT use two coupons for $1.00/1. The one exception to this rule is when there is a BOGO free promotion and you have a BOGO FREE coupon. You cannot get both items FREE. You must purchase one item. It’s becomes a Buy 1 Get 2 FREE deal when combining the BOGO coupon and the BOGO sale.
You can view the Walgreen’s coupon policy HERE.
So, shopping Walgreens can be confusing but they have great sales. Just remember, first use all manufacturer coupons, then store or in ad coupons and then RR to pay for your transactions and don‘t forget to use fillers to your advantage! Have fun!
Can you use Coupons at Walgreens?
Yes you can use coupons at Walgreens. Walgreens takes Manufacture coupons and store coupons.
Can you use coupons if you shop online at Walgreens?
Yes you can use digital coupons when you shop online at Walgreens.
How can I save money at Walgreens?
There are multiple ways to save money at Walgreens. From signing up for myWalgreens account, Using Coupons, weekly sales, military discounts, senior discounts, etc. This is just to name a few great ways you can save.
How do you use digital coupons at Walgreens?
There a few ways that you can clip digital coupons online at Walgreens.com. You can go to the coupon center, just click on the menu drop down and click on coupons from your computer. Or, if you have the Walgreens app.you can got to savings tab and then click all coupons. From there you can see what coupons are available and can clip the ones you would like to use. Also if you are shopping online, and see a product that you need you can clip the coupon from there if one is available. Clipped coupons should automatically deduct at time of purchase in-store or online. If it doesn’t just make sure you have the correct participating item. Check Walgreens coupon policy for more details.
Can you use multiple coupons on one item?
Yes, you can stack some coupons. In most cases, as long as it is the correct item. You can stack a manufacturers coupon with a store coupon. See Walgreens Coupon policy for updates.
How do I apply a promo code to my Walgreens online order?
When you are done shopping head to the checkout page. On the check out page, to the left of the page there will be a box that you can add a promo code or coupon code in. Enter the code and click apply code.
Can promo codes be used in store?
No promo codes cannot be used in-store, they can only be used for qualifying online purchases.
Does Walgreens offer senior discounts?
If you are 55+ and an AARP member, you can link your AARP membership to your myWalgreens account for special rewards. On the first Tuesday of every month is Senior day. So take advantage of extra savings that day.
Does Walgreens offer a Military Discount?
Walgreens does offer Active military, Veterans and their families a special discount a few times a year. The military discount is normally offered around Memorial Day, The 4th of July and Veteran’s Day. In order to take advantage of the savings, you must provide proof of service and be a myWalgreens member. See store for more details.
Is there a promo code for free shipping for my Walgreens online order?
Walgreens doesn’t normally offer free shipping promo codes. However they do offer shipping on a minimum dollar amount. (Example: spend $35 get free shipping, however the total would have to be $35 after coupon and promo code). You can order online and have items shipped to store for Free. See Walgreen for more details.
Does Walgreens offer a photo coupon?
Walgreens does offer a photo coupon. They actually offer more than one photo coupon. If you are on a computer go to the menu, click photo and then click deals. From there you can find all sorts of saving from photo prints, to canvas, mugs, and more. Just enter the coupon code at checkout for your savings.
Can I use an expired coupon at Walgreen?
No, you cannot use expired coupons at Walgreens.
What is myWalgreens?
myWalgreens is a Loyalty program that offers great discounts and earnings for account members. You must be signed up to receive rewards and discounts. It is free to join. Once you are signed up, get ready for great savings. Every dollar you spend you can earn cash rewards and other great bonuses. See Walgreens for more details.
If I sign up to myWalgreens will I have to have another card?
You do not have to carry a myWalgreens reward card every time you shop. (In fact I don’t recall ever having one). When you are shopping in store, you can get your account info from the app or just enter your phone number. The system will take care of the rest, as long as you use your myWalgreens account when you shop at Walgreens, you will save big. If you shop online, be sure to login to your account for your myWalgreens savings. See Walgreens for more details on myWalgreens membership.
Can I stack a paper manufacturer coupon with a digital coupon for one item at Walgreens?
Walgreens coupons for most items are also manufacturer coupons and cannot be stacked with another manufacturer coupon. However, you can buy two of the same item and use one digital coupon for one item and the paper manufacturer coupon for the other item. You can however stack a manufacturer coupon (digital /paper) with a Walgreens store coupon, unless otherwise specified. Coupons do have some restrictions. Be sure to read the details, and always check back on Walgreens coupon policy in case something changes.
Can I make a return at Walgreens?
Most items that you purchase at Walgreens can be returned. You have 30 days from the date of purchase to make a return. Item(s) to be returned must be accompanied by the original receipt. Returns can be made in-store or online. Store pickup orders can only be returned to the store. See Walgreens return policy for more details.
Are the prices online the same as in-store?
The price of an item found online may vary from the price you see in-store.
When does Walgreens offer sales?
Walgreens affairs a sales throughout the week, and offer special sales throughout the year. The sale cycle starts on Sunday with their weekly ad. Find everything from deals on household items like toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste to vitamins and so much more. The sales may vary by store and online. Check your store for details.
Can I price match at Walgreens?
Walgreens does not price match it’s competitors prices. However Walgreens will price match it’s website prices. See store for more details, some restrictions may apply, and this policy is subject to change.