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How to Use the Walgreens App and Save Like a Pro

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The Walgreens app does a lot of different jobs at the same time — it’s a store, it’s a coupon database, it’s a pharmacy, and it’s even a doctor’s office. And while couponing at Walgreens can sometimes be confusing, the app itself is pretty straightforward.

Psst…if you’re just here to find out how to use the Walgreens app for couponing, be sure to download the KCL app, too. Why? Because we match up Walgreens sales with current coupons so you don’t have to do any legwork.

Here’s how to use the Walgreens app for (seriously) everything.

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1. Download the Walgreens app to order groceries and household items for delivery.

woman holding cellphone with walgreens app while holding walgreens basket

First things first, download the Walgreens app and set up your profile.

Once you’re ready to shop, order through the app, and Walgreens will ship your items to your house. You’ll pay $5.99 for shipping unless you spend a minimum of $35 before discounts. (Photo center items, gift cards, and prescription savings club cards don’t count toward your minimum spending threshold, but everything else does.)

To place an order:

  1. Tap “Shop & Savings.”
  2. Then select “Products.”
  3. When you find something you want, tap “Add to Cart.” (If an item isn’t available for purchase through the app, it’ll say “Not sold online.”)

You can also avoid paying for Walgreens shipping by selecting “Ship to Store” at checkout whenever you see that option.

 

2. “Clip” Walgreens app coupons to apply them to your mobile or in-store purchases.

someone holding phone with walgreens app next to cart

And when I say to “clip” within the Walgreens coupons app, I really mean “tap.” All of the Walgreens app coupons are digital. Manufacturer coupons are listed in the “Shop & Savings” portion of the app. Just tap to add one to your order.

They also make it pretty easy to see when there’s a coupon available for a certain product you’re shopping for in the app. If an item has a current manufacturer coupon offer available, it’s listed on the product. Tap it to add it to your order. Either way works to “clip” a manufacturer coupon.

Once you’ve clipped a coupon and added the qualifying product to your cart, the coupon amount will be applied automatically when you check out.

If you’re shopping in-store, just enter your phone number at checkout, and your coupons and myWalgreens rewards will automatically apply. Speaking of myWalgreens rewards…

 

3. You can “clip” myWalgreens offers, too — they look like coupons.

woman holding cellphone with mywalgreens app in one hand and cash rewards and bag in other

For example, if I see a coupon like “Get $5 Walgreens Cash when you spend $25” in the Walgreens coupons app, I’d clip it, and then once I reach $25 (after manufacturer coupons are applied), I’ll receive the bonus $5 at checkout automatically in my Walgreens account.

Even though you receive Walgreens Cash rewards automatically when you buy qualifying products, it can take a few days for your total to show up in the app. So don’t panic if you don’t see it right away.

Related: Rewards members can clip a whole week’s worth of bonus offers during myW Days, happening July 23 – 29, 2023.

 

4. Scan in-store products with the Walgreens app to find available coupons.

someone scanning vitamins with phone

This might be one of my favorite features of the Walgreens coupons app. If you’re shopping in-store, use the Walgreens app to scan items and find out instantly if there’s a coupon available for that product.

This feature saves a lot of time that you’d be spending looking up coupons in the app. But, it’s tricky to find inside the app, so follow these instructions:

  1. Tap “Shop & Savings” at the bottom of the app.
  2. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top.
  3. Select the barcode icon in the search bar.
  4. Make sure your camera is enabled so you can use your phone to scan the item’s barcode.

 

5. Don’t wait too long to clip digital coupons or else they’ll disappear.

someone holding phone with walgreens app next to cart with candy, vitamins, and toothpaste

Why? Because even if a coupon doesn’t expire for a few weeks, you only get a small window of time in which you can clip it and add it to your account.

Let’s say you clip a $3/1 Tide coupon that doesn’t expire for 30 days, and a week later you tell a friend about the coupon so she can clip it, too. She reports back to you that the coupon isn’t there anymore. But you still see it in your clipped Walgreens app coupons and it’s not expired. What the heck, right?

Sometimes coupons are only available to clip for a limited amount of time. The app doesn’t tell you how long you get to clip them. So, if you see one you like, clip it. You’ll be able to use it until its expiration date, even if it’s no longer available to be clipped in the app.

 

 

6. Get 10% off and free shipping when you sign up for Walgreens Auto-Reorder.

Walgreens auto-reorder info in the app.

Think of this feature like Amazon Subscribe and Save. Thousands of household items like diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, and more are eligible for Auto-Reorder with Walgreens. If an item you have in your auto-reorder is on sale at the time of shipment, you’ll get the discounted price.

Here are some more perks you get with Walgreens Auto-Reorder & Save:

  • Get 10% off categories like vitamins, beauty, and home health care products
  • Free shipping starting on your second delivery
  • 20% off most Walgreens products

To select Auto-Reorder for an item, add the product to your cart. Before you check out, you’ll see the option to add Auto-Reorder.

You can set it for any of these intervals:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 120 days
  • 180 days

To change anything with your established Auto-Reorders, tap “Shop & Savings,” scroll down, and tap “Auto-Reorder.” From this screen, you can increase or decrease the frequency of your orders or remove items completely. You can only use Walgreens Cash on your first initial order.

 

7. Use the Walgreens app to scan your prescription bottle for a refill.

A prescription bottle held next to the Walgreens app.

Just like the scanning feature for coupons, you can scan the barcode on your current prescription and order a refill right from the app. (You can also manually enter your prescription number if you prefer.) Talk about easy. Here’s how you do it:

  • Just tap “Prescriptions” at the bottom of the Walgreens app.
  • Then tap “Refill by Scan.”

Do all of this from your home, and Walgreens will notify you when your prescription is ready for pickup! Here are a few other things you can do through the pharmacy with the app:

  • Add pill reminders
  • View your prescription history
  • Submit photos of your insurance card
  • Live chat with an expert for pharmacy questions or video call for health advice
  • Order/reorder contact lenses
  • Manage your family’s prescriptions
  • Join Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. If you’re already a member, you can view your savings.

 

8. Pay for a live chat with a doctor right there in the app.

The Find Care section in the Walgreens app.

Each service shows the cash price, which may vary by location. I found an in-person clinic visit at a nearby office for $89 and a virtual one for $49. If you select a third-party provider (not a Walgreens service), you’ll be redirected to the provider’s site, where you enter your personal information and set an appointment.

You can even speak with a specialist like a dermatologist ($59, plus a 24-hour wait time), or a live behavioral therapist ($99).

Here’s how to speak with a doctor:

  • Tap “Find Care” at the bottom of the Walgreens app.
  • Select “Doctor Video Call LIVE.”
  • Tap “Get Started.”
  • Fill out your information and follow the prompts.

 

9. Get 25% off Walgreens photos when you order through the app.

holding 4x6 prints in walgreens

If you need to order photos and there aren’t any Walgreens photo coupons to use, you can always count on saving 25% through the Walgreens app. You have to start creating your photo order through the 25% off offer, so don’t create your order and then expect to use the 25% off code at checkout.

To make sure you get the 25% off, here’s what you do:

  1. Tap “Photo” at the bottom of the app.
  2. Select “Use Code” at the top where you see the offer.
  3. Choose “Start Creating” and upload your images or create your album.

All mobile orders receive free same-day pickup at a Walgreens of your choice.

Related: Get more Walgreens picture printing savings tips.

 

 

Top Questions About the Walgreens App

woman pointing at coupon on cell phone in walgreens

What if my coupons don’t automatically apply at checkout?

Unfortunately, couponers have found this to be a thing. Call Walgreens customer service at 1-800-925-4733 if you notice your Walgreens coupons didn’t get applied at checkout.

 

Does the cashier scan my phone to apply my coupons at checkout?

Nope. Just enter the phone number that’s associated with your myWalgreens account at checkout, and all of your coupons and myWalgreens rewards will automatically apply.

 

How do I check my Walgreens Cash balance in the Walgreens app?

  1. Make sure you’re signed in.
  2. Tap the circle at the top of the home page. It should have your initials or a profile picture (if you’ve uploaded one).
  3. On the left, you’ll see a square that says “Walgreens Cash Rewards” with your current balance.

 

How do I pay with myWalgreens Cash while shopping in the app?

Once you’ve earned at least $1 in Walgreens Cash, you’ll see the option to apply your reward to your order total when you check out. If you want to pay with Walgreens Cash, select it in the payment section at checkout. Walgreens Cash can be redeemed in these increments:

  • $1
  • $2
  • $3
  • $4
  • $5
  • $10
  • $20
  • $50

 

How many coupons can I use when I use the Walgreens app to make a purchase?

You can use each digital coupon one time.

 

Can I place a Walgreens pickup or delivery order through the app?

You sure can. You’ll do this through the “Shop & Savings” tab in the app. One thing to note — prices shown may be different than in-store prices.

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