Walgreens Shopping Tips

Here is the link to the official coupon policy on the Walgreens website.

Walgreens has a few more “rules” than the other drugstores, however once you get the hand of it you’ll find the deals are worth the added hoops.

Walgreens has a slew of different coupons for you to use:

» Walgreens weekly ad coupons- these can be found in the weekly circular. Stores always carry plenty of copies so don’t worry about having one in-hand. These ads typically have a limit stated on the coupon. If the limit is (4) and you’re purchasing (4) you only need to present one Walgreens coupon; the register will automatically deduct the savings from all (4) items. There is no need to present (4) coupons.

» Walgreens Monthly Coupon Booklet – This catalog full of month-long specials can be found in the front of the store. These coupons, also called Instant Value Coupons (IVC) can be used in addition to manufacturers coupons and RR.

» Walgreens Register Rewards (RR) – RR are manufacturer coupons that print out when you check out. They are essentially coupons that can be used on your next purchase. See “Walgreens Coupon Policy” for RR rules.

Coupon Order:
As with all the drugstores, there is a “correct” way of handing coupons to cashier: Manufacturer Coupons, IVCs, Walgreens Ad Q and finally the Register Rewards. This order allows the maximum amount of savings. Here are two examples in which the same product is purchased, however the order of the coupons given to the cashier is different.

Recommended Order:
Soda- $1.50
– $.75 manufacturers coupon
– $1.00 Walgreens ad coupon
Subtotal: -$.25 (overage may be applied to other products. Some stores do not allow overage and will hand key it down to $.00)

Other Order:
Soda- $1.50
– $1.00 Walgreens ad coupon
At this point your subtotal is $.50 therefore the register will not accept the $.75 manufacturers coupon since the product isn’t over the coupon value.
Subtotal: $.50

Rain Checks:
Walgreens does issue rain checks for items out of stock. See a manager and they’ll issue a rain check good for 30 days. Some managers may allow you to purchase a substitute product for the same price instead.