Walgreens Curbside Pickup


If you're like me, you love the convenience of curbside pickup. Now you can add Walgreens curbside pickup to the growing list of retailers offering the option. That's right; free curbside pickup is available at all of their freestanding locations (meaning not at specialty pharmacy locations like those inside other stores). The best part? You can use coupons with your curbside orders, too. Let me show you how it all works — and how to save.

Here's how Walgreens curbside pickup works.

  1. Sign in (or order as a guest) and place an order online at Walgreens.com, through the Walgreens app, or by calling customer service at (877) 250-5823.

  2. Then, wait until you receive an "Order is Ready" text or email and head to the store.

  3. Once you arrive, park in a curbside pickup spot (or one close by if pickup spots are full).

  4. Tap the "I'm here" button in your email or text notification.

  5. Provide your vehicle's details like the make, model, and color.

  6. Click "Submit."

  7. Show your "Order is Ready" email/text to the Walgreens team member who will load it into your trunk.

Link your myWalgreens rewards to your Walgreens account for in-store promos, offers, and Walgreens Cash.

Before you place an order for curbside pickup, be sure to link your myWalgreens account to your Walgreens account so you can get in-store promotions and offers. You can also earn and use myWalgreens Cash on pickup orders. If you don't have a Walgreens account, sign up to enjoy the extra perks.

Apply digital coupons to your Walgreens curbside pickup order.

person holding an iphone and looking at a walgreens mobile coupon for allegra

Clip digital coupons prior to shopping, and they will get automatically applied during checkout online or in the app. It's important to note that Walgreens won't accept paper coupons at pickup.

Remember there's a $10 minimum for Walgreens curbside pickup orders.

Walgreens requires your shopping cart total to be at least $10 in order to get curbside pickup. The good part is they calculate the $10 before digital coupons are applied.

Place your Walgreens curbside pickup order at least an hour before store closing.

Curbside pickup is available at Walgreens from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Orders need to be placed at least an hour before closing; otherwise, they'll be ready the next day.

Sometimes your Walgreens curbside pickup order is ready in as little as 30 minutes.

Although it's not guaranteed, Walgreens says you may be able to pick up your order in as little as 30 minutes. I say give it an hour, and your order will most likely be ready.

Pay for and pick up prescriptions separately from retail items with Walgreens pickup.

If you have prescriptions you want to pick up at the same time as your curbside order, you'll have to pay for prescriptions separately from your retail items during checkout.

Although you can pick up a few small items and your prescriptions through the drive-thru, to avoid any frustration for you or the Walgreens team member, it's best to use regular curbside for retail items and the drive-thru window for prescriptions.


A curbside pickup sign in front of Walgreens.

1. Are the prices the same online as in-store?

No, prices may differ online or in-store for Walgreens. Also, you won't earn Register Rewards online.

2. Can someone else pick up my curbside order?

Yes, just add an alternate person when you place your order.

3. Are there items I can't buy for curbside pickup?

Yep — you won't be able to pick up non-denominated gift cards, magazines, newspapers, and items exclusively sold online. Alcohol, tobacco, and items that contain pseudoephedrine also require in-store pickup.

4. How long will Walgreens hold my pickup order?

Walgreens will only hold your order for 72 hours after they send your email or text notification. After that, your stuff goes back on the shelves.

5. What about out-of-stock items?

If you select "allow substitutions" during checkout, Walgreens will try and find a comparable item. However, if you don't select substitutions, out-of-stock items will be marked on your pickup email.