Walgreens Tutorial

If you’ve never shopped at Walgreens, you should start with this short tutorial.  Once you get the hang of Register Rewards and Walgreens policies, you’ll find you can get lots of free and cheap stuff.

Walgreens has just published a new COUPON POLICY.  I would suggest you print out a copy of the  and take it with you to the store just in case the cashier has any questions.

  • Walgreens offers Register Rewards (RR) for purchasing specific items.  These can be used on your next order just like cash.
  • Walgreens allows you to use one Walgreens coupon and one manufacturers coupon per item.  This is called “stacking” coupons.
  • You may only use as many coupons as you have items.  RR are considered manufacterer’s coupons in this case and must have an accompanying item.  Walgreens coupons do not count.  For example, let’s say I am buying five items, and each item I am purchasing has a manufacturer’s coupon.  My total comes to $5.00 and I want to pay with a $5 RR.  I must have one additional item because I am paying with a RR “coupon”.  Just remember to count how many items you are buying, how many manufacturer’s coupons you have, and how many RR you want to used.  Be sure to have at least one purchased item for each manufacturer’s coupon and RR.
  • RR can not be “rolled”.  In other words, if you buy Oreos and get $2 RR for this purchase, you cannot use this particular RR to buy more Oreos.  (Well, you can, but you won’t get another $2 RR.)  What would be a better deal is to buy something else that generates RR, and use that coupon to buy more Oreos.  Be sure to mark each RR coupon with the item it corresponds to so you don’t miss out on getting RR.
  • Each month Walgreen publishes a coupon book which is always available in the front of the store. This is in addition to the in ad coupons you will find in the Walgreens flier.  Make sure to grab at least one of these at the beginning of the month.  You can stack these Walgreens coupons with manufacturer’s coupons to maximize your savings.  In addition, Walgreens also puts out other coupon fliers and magazines.  Currently, there is a Diabetes and You magazine you can find in the pharmacy area and a Children’s Activity book with coupons.  You can also find Internet only coupons here each week.
  • Make sure you always give the manufacturer’s coupons first, then the Walgreens coupons, then RR.  This will maximize your savings.
  • Walgreens offers month long deals each month.  The best way to find these all in one place is to go here and check out what Erica at I Heart Wags has posted.  This is a great site for all things Walgreens.
  • Wags rewards card coming to test areas 05/09

    The Walgreens Rewards program will be available in the test areas of Richmond VA, Kansas City MO, and Portland OR on 05/09/10. If you register here, they will notify you when the program is available in your area.

    • any family member who shops at Walgreens should sign up for an account. Family members can link their accounts and pool their points together.
      You must be 13 years of age or older to participate in Walgreens Rewards
    • When making a purchase, present your card to the Store Associate or Pharmacist at the beginning of the checkout process to earn points. if you forget to use your card at the time of purchase, you can Log in to your WalgreensRewards.com account and click on the “Look Up My Transaction” button at the bottom of the page.
    • 10 points are earned for every $1 spent, excluding prescriptions
      State and Federal laws exclude some items from earning points.
    • 100 points are earned for every eligible prescription
      300 points are earned for every 90-day eligible prescription
      Prescriptions paid for in whole or in part by a federal or state health care program are not eligible for points.
    • “Bonus Point Promotions” may be offered which will award additional Walgreens Rewards points with purchase of certain products. Bonus point promotions will not apply to rain check items.
    • Walgreens.com purchases that are paid for and picked up in store are eligible for points.
    • track your points balance, view your purchasing history, browse available rewards, and request Rewards Certificates, at WalgreensRewards.com
    • Points will be posted to your account within 2 weeks of your purchase and expire three years after they are earned.
    • 2000 points may be redeemed for a $5 Walgreens Gift Certificate (see other rewards)
      Use these handy certificates like cash when you go to the register, combine them with other forms of payment, or give them as gifts.
    • Walgreens Rewards Certificates may be combined with other Walgreens or manufacturer discounts or promotions
      Certificates cannot be used to purchase alcohol; dairy; tobacco; stamps; gift/phone/prepaid cards; transportation passes, lottery tickets, prescription items, or controlled substances purchased from Louisiana pharmacies.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.  Happy shopping!!!

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