-Walgreens is currently the largest drugstore and pharmacy chain in the United States, and operated 7,200 stores across all fifty states. Their sale cycles run Sunday through Saturday, weekly.
-Walgreens puts out a weekly sales circular, which can be found in either your local Sunday newspaper, or in the entrance of your local Walgreens. Each circular will contain in-store coupons, coupons that can be used only at Walgreens that current week, but can be combined with any manufactures coupon. Using a store coupon and a manufacturers coupon together is called “stacking.”
-According to the Walgreens corporate coupon policy, “When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item.”
-If a coupon exceeds the price of any item, the cashier can adjust the price of the coupon down, to accommodate the coupons; you cannot receive coupon overage at Walgreens.
-A buy one get one free coupon can be combined with a buy one get one free weekly store promotion.
-Walgreens in-store coupons will often indicate a product limit, and this limit will be triggered by the savings limit on the register. For example, if a limit is set at three products, and you wish to buy six products, you can break your purchases up in to transactions, using two store in-circular coupons; for larger quantities ask your local store manager, and please be advised that Walgreens reserves the right to limit purchasing numbers, per customer.
-When stacking a coupon, please remember to hand the cashier your coupons in the following order (first to last): buy-one get-one- free manufactures coupons, manufactures coupons, in-store coupons, monthly savings coupons, and then Register Rewards last.
-Walgreens has a promotional checkout-coupon program much like the printable chain grocery store Catalina coupons, called Register Rewards. A Register Reward coupon that prints after a qualifying purchase; all Register Reward deals are advertised in your weekly circular. After you complete your purchase of the advertised item, you will receive a Register Reward to use on your next qualifying purchase, and expire two weeks from date of issue.
-If your weekly deal is not in store, Walgreens will issue rainchecks for items featured in weekly ads, and rainchecks are valid for thirty days!
-Register Rewards always have a limit of one coupons per purchase one; if you wish to receive more than one Register Reward, you will need to break up your transaction into multiple transactions.
-Register Rewards will not “roll,” from deal to deal, and you cannot use a Register Reward for an alike item to earn the same reward again; if you do not separate and alternate your transactions, you will not receive a new Register Reward for the purchase of your second like item.
-Register Rewards should be treated like coupons.
-Register Rewards can be saved from week to week, to use on future savings.
-Walgreens offers a Balance Rewards Card, and gives special perks and pricing to members. Cards can be obtained in store or online for free.
-Balance Rewards Members will earn points with the purchase of specified products during weekly promotions periods; online orders delivered to your home will earn points as well. Points will be awarded to your Balance Rewards Card Account within three business days after purchase; points expire in six months. Points will not be earned in a transaction where Redemption Dollars or Store Credit is used. Members can also earn points for making healthy choices, such as getting an immunization or participating in Walk with Walgreens program: http://www.walk.walgreens.com
Points from qualifying purchases equal the following:
5,000 points = $5.00
10,000 points = $10.00
18,000 points = $20.00
30,000 points = $35.00
40,000 points = $50.00
-Walgreens also hosts a monthly savings books and in-store coupons savings books, filled with store coupons, which can be used in conjunction with manufacturer coupons, and are located in either the front of the store or by the pharmacy counters. These books run he duration of each particular month; the books are free for the general public and are located near the front of each store, by the weekly circulars.
-Also take note that registers at Walgreens will not allow more manufacturer coupons than total products purchased. If you are purchasing five items, using five manufacturer coupons and a Register Reward, the cash register will reject the sixth coupon. If this happens, a small filler item, such a piece of candy can be purchased to give you the needed ratio of coupons to items; store coupons and in-circular coupons do not count toward this ratio. Remember again, a Register Reward is recognized by the computer system as a manufacturer coupon.
-Apps like Endorse, iBotta, Jingit, and Receipt Hog will accept deals and receipts for items purchased at Walgreens.
-A good rule of thumbs is to print a copy of the Walgreens corporate coupon policy at the link provided below, keep a copy of this policy in your coupon binder, and bring it with you for weekly trips should any couponing issues arise!