Toilet paper, laundry detergent, and oral care are already on your radar for things you should buy at Walgreens. But did you ever think Walgreens gift cards would be one? If you’re not already, you need to be taking advantage of Walgreens gift card promotions. It’s like getting free Walgreens gift cards!
But before we dive deep into Walgreens gift cards, be sure you’re signed up for myWalgreens Rewards. It’s Walgreens’ free rewards program and your ticket to extra savings every time you shop.
Walgreens gift card promotions happen every month.
Promotions for Walgreens gift cards happen nearly every month, but you have to go in store to snag these deals — they don’t offer them online.
When you purchase select retailer gift cards during a promotion, you’ll get a free Walgreens gift card. I love to shop these promotions throughout the year to load up for holiday gift giving. Then I use the free Walgreens gift cards I’ve earned to purchase household items and fund my couponing trips throughout the year.
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
Receive a free Walgreens gift card when you buy big-brand gift cards in store.
Walgreens gift cards (i.e., gift cards to be used only at Walgreens) can be used like cash to buy almost anything in store.
And Walgreens runs promotions on other retailer gift cards like “Buy 2 gift cards, get a $10 Walgreens gift card” about every month. In the Walgreens ad, it will state exactly which gift cards qualify for the free gift card promo. Here’s an example of a recent deal I saw:
Notice that you have to buy Domino’s gift cards to get this 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!
What gift cards does Walgreens sell?
Walgreens sells more gift cards than I can list here. Does Walgreens sell Amazon gift cards? Yup. Does Walgreens sell Steam gift cards? Yup.
The Walgreens gift card selection is pretty huge. Call your local store to see if they carry a gift card you have in mind or just stop in. But here’s a quick list to give you an idea of the kinds of gift cards you can find at Walgreens:
- American Eagle
- Barnes & Noble
- Bass Pro Shops
- Bath & Body Works
- Brinker Restaurants
- Cracker Barrel
- Darden Restaurants
- Door Dash
- Foot Locker
- GAP Brand
- Google Play
- Home Depot
- Old Navy
- Red Robin
- Regal Theater
- Taco Bell
- Texas Roadhouse
- The Children’s Place
Grab your own $10 Walgreens gift card — and it must have a “W” on it.
If you’re familiar with gift card deals at Target, then this one is just going to feel weird. To get your free Walgreens gift card from the promotion, you have to physically take your own $10 Walgreens store gift card up to the checkout counter. 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. Or in worst cases, be charged for the “wrong” gift card.
The most frequent Walgreens gift card promos happen around holidays.
Watch for Walgreens gift card promotions to pop up around holidays — like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In 2021, we saw gift card promotions happening every week starting in November through December.
Here are some of the retailer and restaurant gift cards included in Walgreens gift card promotions during November and December in 2021:
- Cabela’s/Bass Pro Shops
- The Children’s Place
Can I buy Walgreens gift cards online?
You can buy gift cards for Walgreens stores and select retailers at Walgreens.com. These gift cards won’t be e-gift cards, so you will need to select pickup to get the physical card. 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?
Unfortunately, Walgreens is behind the times and doesn’t have a way to check your balance online. You can check your balance 24/7 by calling the number on the back of your gift card.
Can I use Walgreens Cash or Walgreens Gift Cards to purchase new gift cards?
Nope. You can’t use Walgreens Cash, Walgreens gift cards, digital or paper booster offers, or Register Rewards to lower your out-of-pocket expense.
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.