We have some coupon policy updates at Walgreens that I want to make you all aware of. I’m sure we’ll continue to see awesome Walgreens Deals, but we’ll have to make some minor adjustments. You can see the full Walgreens coupon policy HERE.
Most of the policy remains the same, however here are some changes that we need to keep in mind. Here are the changes you should be aware of…
- Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
Walgreens will no longer adjust the coupon down to the price of the item. This really has minimal impact on us. There are very few instances in recent history where this came into play. Most manufacturer’s coupons nowadays exclude trial size.
- For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
Walgreens will not except two coupons on a B1G1 Free sale. So if you have a $1/2 coupon you would need to buy (4) in a B1G1 Free Sale. Based on my Super Deals for the past few months this would impact about 2-3 Super Deals out of about 18-22 per week.
- When items are featured in a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion, at least one product needs to be purchased. A maximum of one BOGO coupon is permitted per two qualifying items in a BOGO offer.
If you have a B1G1 Free coupon and want to use it on a B1G1 Free sale you will need to purchase (4) items. You would pay for (1) and get (3) free. We rarely have B1G1 Free coupons to use on a B1G1 sale so this should also have minimal impact.
Essentially the only change that has any real impact on couponing is not being able to use two coupons on a B1G1 Free sale. Honestly, it makes no business sense since accepting two coupons just means they are getting reimbursed by the manufacturer instead of the customer. But, like I mentioned before it should only impact a few of deals a week, most of which are still great deals if we have to buy (4).
All the other rules still apply. We will still be able to use two coupons on a B1G1 50% off sale, we can still stack a Manufacturer’s coupon with a Walgreens coupon. We can still stack manufacturer’s coupons, Walgreens coupons and points or Register Reward deals. And we still have those fabulous bonus points offers, like the $5 web $25 coming our way 6/8. We’ll still continue to see great deals but I wanted to make you aware of these changes.