Walgreens 101

At Walgreens I have scored some AMAZING deals. But to be honest it can be a little more than frustrating and CVS is much easier. If you are new I always suggest starting at CVS and once you have the hang of that, then try Walgreens.

Walgreens has a customer care program that they call Register Rewards. You do not have to have a card or anything to take advantage of this program.  Register Rewards (RR) print out like catalina coupons when you get your receipt. Here are some things you need to know about catalina’s

  • You need to spend more than the value of the RR. For example, if you have a $10RR, you’d need to spend at least $10.01 when you checkout.
  • Some exclusions do apply, such as they can’t be used on gift cards, stamps, alcohol, etc.
  • Some RRs will roll, some will not. By rolling, this means you can repeat the same transaction over and over and another RR will print. Usually, you can only use one from the same manufacturer. In those cases, if you were to do the same transaction again, an RR wouldn’t print.
  • An RR is considered a coupon. When you check-out, you must have as many items as you do coupons. So if you are “stacking” coupons and have two for any particular item, you must make sure that you have another item that doesn’t have a coupon in order to use it. Also, since they are considered to be coupons, when Walgreens puts out one of their $$ off coupons, such as their “$5 off $25 purchase coupons,” the amount of the RR must be discounted before the $25 total.

Walgreens also has store coupons, these can be found in the Sunday insert and in the store.

These will say Walgreens coupon—and no where on it will it say manufacturer’s coupon. When you find coupons, such as these, you can “stack” them with a manufacturer’s coupon for the same product.

At Walgreens the order in which you give the cashier your coupons is very important. First always give RR, then give manufacturer coupons, than store coupons.

Walgreens can be very rewarding to shop at, but it can also be frustrating. Just follow closely what mine and other blogs are telling you to do and do it exactly!