If you’re not already, you need to be taking advantage of Walgreens gift card promotions. Why? Because when Walgreens runs a deal offering a free Walgreens store gift card with the purchase of certain other gift cards, it’s possible to save up to 30%. I’ll explain exactly what I mean.
Buying Walgreens gift cards during promotions is like saving up to 30%.
Walgreens gift cards (i.e. gift cards to be used only at Walgreens) can be used like cash to buy almost anything in-store at Walgreens.
And Walgreens often runs promotions on other retailer gift cards like “Buy 2 gift cards, get a $10 Walgreens gift card.” Now, you’ll always be told which retailer or restaurants qualify for the deal. So, you don’t get to choose any two gift cards to buy in order to get your free Walgreens store gift card. Here’s an example of a recent deal I saw:
Buy 2, receive $10 Walgreens gift card
Pay $30, receive $10 Walgreens gift card
Final Price: $10 each, when you buy 2
Notice that you have to buy Domino’s gift cards to get this price and deal. But if you factor in the Walgreens gift card you’ll receive, it’s like paying $10 each for Domino’s gift cards that have a $15 face value — that’s over 30% savings!
Grab your own $10 Walgreens gift card — and it must have a “W” on it.
Walgreens is throwing us all back into the Dark Ages with this move. You have to physically take your own $10 Walgreens store gift card up to the checkout counter with you when you’re doing one of these gift card promotions. Insert eyeroll, right?!
Not only that, but it must be the kind with a “W” on it — not one that says “Walgreens” completely. If you grab the wrong one, you’ll get sent back to grab the right one.
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Another thing you need to know is Walgreens gift card promotions vary by region, so always check with your local store. Here are some common gift card promotions I see at my local Walgreens:
- Buy 2 (specific $15 gift cards) and receive a $5 Walgreens gift card
- Buy 2 (specific $25 gift cards) and receive a $5 Walgreens gift card
- Buy 2 (specific $15 gift cards) and receive a $10 Walgreens gift card
- Buy 2 (specific $25 gift cards) and receive a $10 Walgreens gift card
The most frequent gift card offers happen during Black Friday season.
I say “Black Friday season” because Black Friday sales are happening sooner and sooner — as early as the end of October! So, watch for Walgreens gift card promotions around this time and through the first week of December too.
Here are retailer and restaurant gift cards included in Walgreens gift card promotions during November and December this year:
- Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops
- The Children’s Place
Speaking of which…
What gift cards does Walgreens sell?
Walgreens sells more gift cards than I can list here. I recommend you call your local store to see if they carry a gift card you have in mind. But here’s a quick and dirty list to give you an idea of the kinds of gift cards you can find at Walgreens:
- American Express
- Bath & Body Works
- Barnes & Noble
- Cracker Barrel
- Bass Pro Shops
- Brinker Restaurants
- Darden Restaurants
- Gearbox Fortnite
- Google Play
- Home Depot
- Net 10 Wireless
- Regal Theaters
- Simple Mobile
- Texas Roadhouse
- The Children’s Place
- Total Wireless
Can I buy Walgreens gift cards online?
You can buy gift cards for Walgreens stores at Walgreens.com, but you cannot buy gift cards for other retailers and categories online. So, to take advantage of the Walgreens gift card promotions, you really do have to go in-store.
Find a Walgreens near me.
Does Walgreens sell e-gift cards? Can I use Walgreens gift cards online?
Nope and nope.
You also can’t reload them or use Walgreens gift cards to buy lottery tickets, money orders or other gift cards.
How do I check my Walgreens gift card balance?
You can check your balance 24/7 by calling the number on the back of your gift card.
Buy discounted Walgreens gift cards on Raise.com.
Raise is a KCL-trusted discount gift card reseller where you can buy gift cards for less than their full face value. So instead of paying $50 for a $50 gift card, maybe you’ll pay $45.50 for a $50 gift card, keeping that $4.50 savings, which translates to 9% savings.
Right now, Raise doesn’t have any discounted Walgreens gift cards for sale. But check back frequently as they get new gift cards all the time.