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Walgreens renamed their rewards program way back in November 2020, replacing the old Walgreens Balance Rewards (and the Beauty Enthusiast program) with the reimagined “myWalgreens” program. So what is myWalgreens and how do we use it strategically?
The myWalgreens rewards program is basically Walgreens Balance Rewards 2.0. Having a myWalgreens account gets you access to Walgreens deals, exclusive coupons, and up to 5% cash rewards on every purchase (with Walgreens Balance Rewards, you only earned 1% cash back).
Plus, you get special offers during the myW Days event, which is happening for the first time July 23 – 29. If you’re hitting up Walgreens on the regular, you’ll totally want to sign up for a myWalgreens account. It’s a no-brainer because it’s free!
Before we get into all the details, download the Krazy Coupon Lady app and add Walgreens to your favorites list so you never miss a deal.
1. You’ll need a myWalgreens account to unlock Walgreens’ sale prices and earn rewards.
MyWalgreens is free to join and a must-have to unlock Walgreens sale prices. With this Walgreens reward card, you’ll earn 1% Walgreens Cash rewards on all eligible purchases (including at the pharmacy) and 5% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens-branded products.
So how do you get a Walgreens reward card? You can join the program in one of two ways:
- On Walgreens.com
- In-store at the register
You’ll need to provide your phone number and email address to set up your account. Your email address is how you’ll log in online, and your phone number is essentially how you link your myWalgreens rewards card at the register. This is what you’ll enter on the keypad in store to earn your Walgreens Cash.
2. Get personalized offers in your myWalgreens account and earn Walgreens Cash.
One perk CVS shoppers love to brag about is the personalized coupons they get with their ExtraCare card. Well, myWalgreens rewards members get them, too!
When you browse all the digital myWalgreens coupons, you’ll spot certain “Only for you” coupons. These coupons are geared specifically toward your product purchases and spending habits. The more you shop, the more they’ll know what you like. I tend to purchase a lot of my over-the-counter pain medicines at Walgreens, so I see a lot of coupons for Tylenol and Aleve in my account.
As a myWalgreens member, you’ll also earn Walgreens Cash. It’s a currency you’ll earn by shopping at Walgreens and through Walgreens Cash promotions, and you can spend it on future Walgreens purchases.
3. Walgreens Balance Rewards vs. myWalgreens — what’s the difference?
The new and old rewards programs are similar. With myWalgreens, you’ll earn Walgreens Cash faster than you would with the old Walgreens Balance Rewards. Before, you’d earn 10 points for every $1 spent, and once you reached 1,000 points, you got a $1 reward (like 1% cash back).
Now, you’ll earn Walgreens Cash rewards faster for certain items — at a rate of 5% cash back on Walgreens-branded products and 1% for everything else that’s eligible.
4. Use myWalgreens coupons with manufacturer coupons and rebate offers.
Stacking coupons is the key to becoming a Walgreens couponing pro. Using a combination of manufacturer coupons, store coupons, and rebates, you’ll save more than you’d imagine. Plus, if you use Walgreens Cash or Register Rewards, your out-of-pocket spend will be even less.
I also had a $2 off Crest toothpaste Walgreens coupon, $1 off Oral-B toothbrush Walgreens coupon, and a $1 off Oral-B Ibotta rebate.
After using all those coupons, my total was $5 for one toothpaste and one toothbrush. I also received $4 back in Register Rewards and $1 back in Ibotta — making both completely free!
5. Check the myWalgreens app for coupons and your Walgreens Cash balance.
All of the Walgreens Cash, coupons, personalized offers, and more are housed within your myWalgreens account on the Walgreens app.
I find it super easy to use the app to clip Walgreens digital coupons, see my receipts, and flip through the weekly ad.
6. Earn Walgreens Cash faster by purchasing Walgreens brands.
Walgreens gives 5% Walgreens Cash back when you buy store-branded products as a myWalgreens member. And you can find Walgreens-branded items in just about every aisle. This includes over-the-counter medicines, beauty products like facial cleansers and nail polish remover, and health products like heat wraps and thermometers. Look for products that say “Walgreens” or “Nice!” on them, and you’ll earn 5% back on your purchase.
7. MyWalgreens members can pick up orders within 30 minutes.
Curbside pickup has become the norm these days. Why pull the kids out of the car when you can coupon from the comfort of your vehicle using just your phone? Walgreens rolled out curbside pickup with myWalgreens, and truthfully — they’re doing an excellent job at it.
For no extra charge, you can place a pickup order on Walgreens.com or in the Walgreens app and get it from the store 30 minutes later (even from the Walgreens drive-thru window). Plus, you can use your digital coupons with these orders. INSANE.
Prefer Walgreens delivery? With your myWalgreens account, you can get delivery in as little as an hour!
8. Donate your myWalgreens account rewards if you choose.
Did you know you can donate your Walgreens Cash? Just head to your myWalgreens account either in the app or online and you’ll see “donate now” in the coupon section. You can choose to donate to local or national charities.
9. Earn rewards faster with the myWalgreens Credit Card.
If you shop often at Walgreens, you can boost your earnings power by using the myWalgreens Credit Card. Plus, through July 29, 2023, you’ll receive a $50 Walgreens Cash reward when you open a new account and make your first purchase within 45 days.
Walgreens Credit Card Perks:
- 10% Walgreens Cash rewards on eligible Walgreens-branded purchases
- 5% Walgreens Cash rewards on other eligible Walgreens brands and pharmacy purchases
- 3% Walgreens Cash rewards on eligible grocery and health & wellness purchases
- 1% Walgreens Cash rewards everywhere (if you have the MasterCard version)