So you’re at Walgreens with a Dove body wash coupon in hand. Just as you’re about to pick up a bottle, you notice the price is higher than what you’d normally pay at CVS. Will Walgreens price match CVS, or will you have to make a second trip to the drugstore?
The short answer is no, Walgreens does not price match competitors, but they do price match their own regular prices online. Walgreens says their online prices may be different from the prices you see in your local store, so it’s always worth checking to make sure you have the lowest price.
Price matching isn’t the only way you can save at Walgreens, though. With a mix of myWalgreens rewards, weekly ad deals, and digital coupons, you’ll be in good shape to shop at rock-bottom prices — even during Walgreens Black Friday.
I rounded up the top six ways to save at Walgreens even without price matching, and you won’t be disappointed. With these tips, you’ll be scoring Walgreens freebies and moneymakers before you know it.
1. Sign up for their myWalgreens program to get exclusive savings (it’s free).
MyWalgreens members get 1% back on Walgreens purchases (even from the pharmacy) and 5% back on Walgreens-branded products. Every time you shop with myWalgreens, you’ll earn your percentage back in Walgreens Cash that you can use toward future purchases.
Your Walgreens Cash expires after 12 months, so you have plenty of time to redeem it. But don’t get too lax – if you don’t use your account at all (either earning or redeeming rewards) for 6 months, your account will be canceled and your Walgreens Cash will disappear into the ether.
To sign up for myWalgreens, you’ll enter your email address and phone number. It’s easy, free, and totally worth it if you’re a regular Walgreens customer.
You can redeem Walgreens Cash when you pay for your purchase at checkout, but you’ll have to have at least $1 in Walgreens Cash to redeem it. There’s no myWalgreens card for you to scan at checkout, so don’t worry about having it with you when you shop in store. You can easily check your Walgreens Cash balance by signing in online or in the Walgreens app.
2. The Walgreens mobile app is the easiest way to access savings.
If you’re serious about saving at Walgreens, download the Walgreens mobile app! Once you link your myWalgreens account to the app, all your savings and Walgreens deals are in one place, making it easy to shop and save on the go.
Here’s what you can do from the Walgreens mobile app:
- Check your Walgreens Cash Rewards balance
- Browse the Walgreens weekly ad
- View and clip digital coupons for future purchases
- Add a credit card to your Wallet for faster, contactless checkouts
- View your digital Walgreens receipts
- Scan items in store to see if coupons are available
- Start a pickup, quick delivery, or shipping order
- Manage your pharmacy prescriptions
3. Check the weekly ad for exclusive myWalgreens deals.
You can view the Walgreens weekly ad online or in the app, but either way, it’s your ticket to saving big at Walgreens. The Walgreens weekly ad runs from Sunday to Saturday, and it’s filled with sale prices, BOGO offers, and Walgreens Cash Rewards bonuses for myWalgreens members. You can even preview next week’s ad to get prepared and tailor your shopping list to all the savings.
Shop weekly ad deals right from the Walgreens app, or see what’s available before you head in store. Here are some examples of the deals you’ll find in the Walgreens weekly ad:
- Buy 2 Dawn dish sops for $2.48, get $1 in Register Rewards
- Buy 2 Crest 3D White Toothpastes for $6.98, get $4 in Register Rewards
- 2/$10 Tresemme Hair Care or $5.49 each
- $0.49 Sale Price on Elmer’s Glue
- BOGO 50% Off Mix & Match Select Sun Care
4. Browse coupons on Walgreens.com or in the app to save even more.
Digital coupons are just another reason to link your myWalgreens account to your mobile app. In the app, you can browse 400+ manufacturer coupons redeemable online or in store. The best part is that these coupons often apply to products on sale in the weekly ad. When you tap on a deal in the weekly ad, it’ll say whether there’s also a coupon available for that product.
You can also browse available coupons separate from the weekly ad. Visit the “Shop & Savings” section of the app and tap “All Coupons” to see a full list. When you see a coupon you like, all you have to do is tap the “+” icon to add it to your list. You can also do this from the weekly ad if there’s a coupon available.
Once you add all your coupons to your list, they’ll automatically apply to your purchase as long as you activate your myWalgreens account when you check out in store. Coupons will also apply automatically if you shop in the app or online at Walgreens.com.
Even though the Walgreens app has a wide selection of coupons, you can still find manufacturer coupons elsewhere. Clip coupons from inserts in your Sunday newspaper, or print them from coupon sites online.
5. Stack weekly ad deals with coupons and Walgreens Cash Rewards for the biggest savings.
Stacking multiple offers is THE KEY to scoring unbelievable savings at Walgreens. You’ll notice a lot of the weekly ad offers have coupons or in-store rewards available (or both).
Here’s an example of what that looks like:
When you shop at Walgreens, always aim for at least two savings elements per item, whether that’s a weekly ad sale price, a digital coupon, or an in-store reward.
6. Download the KCL mobile app to see the latest Walgreens deals, moneymakers, and freebies.
When you add Walgreens to your favorite stores in The Krazy Coupon Lady mobile app, you’ll get a customized feed of the hottest deals right on your app homepage. You’ll see all the Walgreens deals you can’t pass up and even score some Walgreens freebies when multiple offers align.
You can also set up deal alerts for common brands and products you’ll find at Walgreens, like Tide, Tresemme, Maybelline, Charmin, and more. Once you set up a deal alert, we’ll send you a push notification anytime there’s a must-have deal available. Download the KCL mobile app to boost your savings at Walgreens and other stores you love!
You can also browse all the latest Walgreens deals available now.
Find Stores That Will Price Match
While Walgreens doesn’t price match competitors, many other stores do. Price matching can help you easily score the lowest price without having to jump from store to store. Check out our full list of retailers who will price match competitors to see who participates!