Walgreens 101

Walgreens 101

by Sherri on April 10, 2009 · 6 commentsThis post may contain an affiliate link. Read my Disclosure Policy here

Besides normal store sales, Walgreens has a couple of different types of deals to take advantage of:

1) Coupon Stacking – The Walgreens Instant Savings Couppon booklets and the weekly store fliers always include a number of store coupons which are good all month or all week, depending upon which flier they came from.

Since these are store coupons, they can get used ALONG WITH manufacturer’s coupons.  This helps you to get a really great bargain by using a store coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon during sale!

2) Register Rewards – The Register Rewards program is a program that Walgreens has that is similar to the CVS Extra Care Bucks Program. When you buy a certain item, you will get a printed coupon after you checkout called “Register Rewards”, which you can use like cash on your next purchase.  By adding on a store coupon and/or a manufacturer’s coupon, you are often able to get the item for FREE or practically free after the Register Rewards.

The Register Rewards (RR) are not tied to a store card.  They print out on a catalina machine on a particular item for that week. There is no limit on how many of one you can do.  But you cannot do is use the RR you earned on an item to purchase that item again. (to get another RR).  You can buy as many of the item that has the RR being offered as long as they are on separate transactions.

Very Important:

1) You must have as many items as you have coupons. The computer is programmed not to accept any more coupons than you have items. So, make sure and tally up your items and coupons before you check out. The Register Rewards count as a coupon as do any of the store coupons, so count those, too. If you have more items than coupons, add on a few cheap items so that you have the same number of items as coupons. I always play it safe and try to have at least one more item than coupons. This just guarantees the register doesn’t have issues.

2) In order to get your total down to the lowest amount possible and for the register to accept all of your coupons, the order you give your coupons in is very important. That’s why it’s important that you have as many items as coupons and that you hand your coupons over in the correct order.

Here’s the best coupon order to present to the cashier:

-Register Rewards first
-Then manufacturer’s coupons
-Then store coupons