Shopping at Walgreens can be tricky – but once you get the hang of it, I am sure you will find many great deals that make it quite rewarding! Walgreens finally posted a Coupon Policy on their website last year and you can find it HERE. I recommend printing it and add it to your coupon binder so you have it for reference when you shop.
It seems like there are a lot of question on Walgreens Shopping so we put a call out for questions on our Facebook Wall and today’s video answers some of the most frequently asked questions.
Walgreens Shopping Tips:
Walgreens Store Coupons (W-IVC):
Many people asked what a Walgreens Store Coupons is and where to find one. The Walgreens store coupons come from the weekly ads. When you see a coupon in the ad, that is a store coupon. Walgreens also puts out a monthly coupon booklet which you will find in the front of the store by the store ads. These books contain tons of store coupons. A store coupon can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon for additional savings – we will talk more about that in a minute. Notice the abbreviation (W-IVC)? When we use this in the match ups, we are referring to the Instant Value Coupons or Walgreens store coupons :)
Stacking Coupons at Walgreens:
Walgreens allows you to use a manufacturer coupon AND a store coupon on a single item. This is referred to as Coupon Stacking and the savings can really add up once you master this one.
Will I Get Register Rewards if I Use a Mfg. Coupon?
You can definitely use a manufacturer coupon on an item that will produce a Register Reward.
Coupon Order at Checkout:
The order you hand your coupons to the cashier at checkout seems to make a difference in some instances. I would hand any manufacturer coupons first, followed by Walgreens Store Coupons and finally your Register Rewards.
Remember: Walgreens considers their Register Rewards a manufacturer coupon so you will need to make sure you have enough items in your transaction to cover all coupons and Register Rewards. You have to have the same number of coupons/RRs as you do items (store coupons do not count in your total).
Sales Tax and Register Rewards:
You cannot use your Register Rewards on sales tax. If you have a Register Reward that won’t scan and the cashier says you can use it, be sure to ask what your before tax dollar amount is. It is likely that your before tax amount is less than the amount of the Register Reward you are trying to use. Either save the RR for the next transaction or add the smallest possible filler item so that you can use your RR.
Can I Get a Raincheck?
Register Rewards only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period so you would NOT be able to get a raincheck. To be more clear, you can get a raincheck for the sale price but they will not give you the Register Reward because they have no way to generate it after the sale is over.
Buying Multiple Offers and Register Rewards:
You can’t buy multiple Register Reward Offers in the same transaction because there is a limit of one. For instance, if you buy 4 Carefree, you would only get a Register Reward on one of them. You also cannot use the Register Reward to pay for another of the same product or even from the same manufacturer to get a new Register Reward – the machines are set so that a new RR will NOT print.
BOGO FREE Coupons and Sales:
Tips for BOGO Sale – If the item is on a BOGO Sale you can use a mfg. coupon that is also a BOGO and get BOTH items for FREE. Or if you like, you are allowed to use up to 2 $$ off coupons on a BOGO sale (I confirmed that with Corporate and my local store).
Tips for BOGO Coupon – Item Not on Sale: You can use a BOGO coupon and 1 additional coupon for $$ off for a total of 2 coupons on 2 items.
As always, it is important to remember that although this information was reviewed using the Walgreens current policy, a call to Corporate and my local store manager, the Walgreens Coupon Policy is subject to change without notice. It is always a good idea to check for current policy changes from time to time!