FAQ & BASICS of WALGREENS COUPONING
If you are new to shopping at Walgreens you’ll want to familiarize yourself with their Register Reward program, the Balance Rewards program and their coupon policy. You can see the Walgreens Coupon Policy HERE. Print it out and keep a copy in your coupon binder or coupon clutch and print extras to give your store management or cashier! Have the address saved on your phone, iphone or on your ipad, whatever! Just have it ready at a moments notice!
Walgreens Balance Rewards Program
Walgreens has a new Balance Rewards shopper loyalty program as of September 2012. You can sign up for the card in store or on-line HERE. You will need the card to get sale prices at Walgreens.
When making a purchase you can choose to either redeem earned Points or continue saving Points to use on a future purchases. The more you allow points to accumulate the more points will be worth.
Redemption Dollars may not be used for the purchase of the following: dairy; liquor; tobacco; stamps; phone/pre-paid/gift cards; money order/transfers; transportation passes; charitable donations; prescriptions; pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products;immunizations, health tests or other healthcare items or services; Prescription Savings Club membership fee; Take Care Clinic services.
WALGREENS BALANCE REWARDS TIPS
- If you signed up on-line you can still attach your account to an actual card in the store.
- If you pay with points you still will get your Register Rewards.
- If you pay with points for a transaction where you should earn more points you will not.
- Manufacturer’s coupons do not interfere with any points earned.
- Points earned show up on your receipt, making it easy to keep track!
- If the points don’t show up, call Walgreens customer service & they’ll be credited.
Walgreens Coupon Policy
-Walgreens accepts (2) coupons on a B1G1 FREE
-Walgreens will adjust your coupon value down if the coupon exceeds the price of the item
-Walgreens accepts internet print at home coupons
* When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
* The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
* When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
Buy One, Get One Free Coupons
* When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
Internet/Print at Home Coupons
* Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.
The Register Reward Programs
The Register Reward Program can be a great way to get items FREE or inexpensively at Wags. It can be very confusing at first but once you have the hang of it you’ll be rolling deals easily!
Register Rewards (RR) are similar to Catalina coupons, they print out of the Catalina machine after you have purchased certain qualifying products. They are manufacturers coupons intended to be used only at Walgreens (even though I have heard of other stores accepting them). They are just another way for the manufacturers to incentivize shoppers to purchase their products. They are cost effective for the manufacturer because they won’t have to pay on every one since many of them won’t be redeemed. For example if Crest is $3 and you get a $3 RR for purchasing one but never use the Register Reward, the manufacturer doesn’t have to pay the $3 on that Register Reward and you have purchased the item they wanted you to buy anyway.
Here are some basic FAQ about Register Rewards. If you have another question, leave a comment or e-mail wildforwags.com and I’ll be sure to answer it and add it to the list!
How do I get a Register Reward?
There are RR deals that vary weekly, others that only last for a few days (like a 4 day sale) and still other deals last all month long. I will post all of those deals here, either in the weekly ad or under “monthly deals”.
How long are Register Rewards valid?
Generally they are good for 2 weeks from the date they are issued. Occasionally I have received a RR that was good for only 1 week. That is why you’ll want to learn how to best “roll” your register rewards.
What does “rolling” mean?
Rolling is using RR you received from buying one item or group of items, to purchase other items that give RR. So for example if Crest is $3 giving a $3 RR and Glade is $3 giving a RR then I can use the Crest to pay for Glade, Glade to pay for Crest and I can just go on “rolling”. The other benefit of “rolling” is you can extend the expiration date of a RR, giving you more time to use it towards something that you need.
Can I use a RR I received from one item to buy another of the same item?
You can but then another RR will not print. So if you want 4 Crest in the example above you are better off rolling into Glade and then using the Glade RR to buy another Crest. You could then get the 4 Crest you need. If you use the Crest $3 RR to buy another Crest another RR would not print out.
How do I know the RR is from buying a specific item just by looking at it?
Each RR will tell you what manufacturer it’s from. In the Crest example the RR would say Proctor and Gamble or P&G on it. Each RR will tell you what company it came from. If you have 2 RR from the same company but they are for different amounts you can usually roll between them.
What does it mean when you say a RR or a product is “Rolling”?
If a RR is rolling, it means it’s rolling on itself. So for example let’s say the Gillette razor RR is for $4, if it’s rolling it’s allowing you to buy another Gillette using the Gillette $4 RR and it’s producing another RR. This is unusual but occasionally it happens (most often on P&G products).
How many RR can I use in one transaction?
You can’t use more coupons in a transaction at Wags then you have items. RR are considered coupons. So if I’m buying 5 items I can only use 5 coupons or RR combined. Wags Qs don’t count towards that total.
What are fillers?
Fillers are inexpensive items that you buy so you can use more RR. So if I have 5 items I want to buy and 5 manufacturers coupons (MQ) that I want to use but I want to pay my balance with several RR I will need to get some fillers (usually items under $.50) for each RR I want to use.
Can I use a RR and a Wags Q on one item?
Yes, you can. You can stack a manufacturer coupon or a Register Reward and a Wags Q on the same item.
Is there an order in which I should hand in my RR?
I have found that the most important thing is to hand in your Wags Qs after your MQs. So MQs are always first, then RR, then Wags Qs. I have also handed in my MQ, then Wags Qs and then RR and that will work too. What you NEVER want to do is hand in your Wags Qs first!
What if my Register Reward doesn’t print?
Check out my post HERE for some tips on what to do if your Register Reward doesn’t print.
BOGO = Buy One Get One Free
B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
B2G1 = Buy 2 Get One Free
B1G2 = Buy 1 Get Two Free
ETS = Excludes Trial Size
MQ= Manufacturers Coupon
WQ = Wags Coupon
RR = Register Reward
WYB = When You Buy
OOP = Out of Pocket
RP = Red Plum Insert
SS = SmartSource Insert
P&G = Proctor & Gamble Insert
D&Y = Diabetes and You Wags Magazine
MIR = Mail in Rebate
Tear Pad = Coupon in the Store, on a pad you tear off
Blinkie = Little coupon dispensers in stores
Peelie = Coupons you Peel off an item
All You = Magazine with many coupons available at Walmart