Print their coupon policy here.
Here are the highlights:
- They will accept 1 store and 1 manufacturer coupon per item.
- There is no overage. Coupon values will be lowered accordingly.
- You cannot have more coupons than items. See note on “fillers” below.
- On BOGO promos, you can use 1 Manufacturer coupon per item, but the net price cannot go below zero.
- You can only get 1 RR on a product in a transaction. Ex: There is a $1 RR WYB a tube of Crest toothpaste. If you buy 2 tubes, you will only get 1 RR.
- You cannot use a RR for a product (or family of products like P&G) to get the same product and still generate another RR on that product. Ex: If you use your $1 RR from Crest towards another tube of Crest, a RR will not print a second time.
- Usually expire within 14 days.
- Print out as a coupon at the register. Currently not loaded to your card.
- Cannot be used toward prescriptions and several other restrictions specified on the coupon.
- You can join in the store or here. It is free to join.
- You accrue 10 points for every $1 spent. Some items give you bonus points when you purchase them, allowing you to accrue at a faster rate.
- Some states will allow you to accrue when you fill a prescription (see details on their website).
- Once you reach 5000 points, you can get $5 in Walgreens Rewards. Below is the breakdown:
- Rewards are loaded onto your card, and will not be used until you are ready.
- If you use BR to pay for a purchase, you will not accrue BR on that purchase.
Some helpful tips for shopping Walgreens:
- “Fillers”: If you have more coupons than items, you will need a “filler”. A filler is any item that balances out your ratio. Great fillers are those little $0.25 candies in the checkout lane, something from the clearance endcap (I always check the endcap when I go!), or anything else cheap you find. I try to get things I would use anyway, and are $0.99 or less. This keeps my OOP cost low and fulfills their requirement. If you forget, the last coupon won’t scan and the cashier will usually remind you!
- “Rolling RRs”: Remember that pesky rule about not being able to use a RR to get the same RR? Well “rolling” is a way to get things you want and pay as little as possible OOP. You find 2 or 3 RR deals you like, and alternate back and forth. This works best if the RRs are close in value. Here is an example of how I recently rolled RRs to get cheap items:
There were 2 deals of interest to me. Melatonin on sale for $4, with a $4 RR, making it free. And pain relief cream, on sale for $7, with a $7 RR, making it also free.
Transaction #1: Melatonin $4. Spent $4 OOP, got a $4 RR
Transaction #2: Pain relief cream $7. Used $4 RR from transaction #1, and paid $3 OOP. Received a $7 RR.
Transaction #3: Melatonin $4, and a digestive aid $3.98. Used $7 RR from transaction #2, and paid $0.98 OOP. Received a $4 RR.
Transaction #4: Pain relief cream $7. Used $4 RR from transaction #3, and paid $3 OOP. Received a $7 RR.
Transaction #5: Melatonin $4, digestive aid $3.98. Used $7 RR from transaction #4, paid $0.98 OOP, received $4 RR which I will use for next time.
Total Value: $33.96
Total OOP: $11.96
RR to use next time: $4
- Walgreens does not limit the number of transactions you do. They do prefer that if you have more than 1 or 2 transactions, that you use their cosmetics counter to check out.
Walgreens is a very complicated store to master. I recommend you wait until you are fairly comfortable with couponing before trying multiple deals there. And give yourself a big fat learning curve!
Please feel free to ask questions!