Walgreens has a pretty sweet monthly deal for all you “seasoned” shoppers (aka those of us ages 55 and up) on the first Tuesday of every month. It’s called Walgreens Senior Day, and while it’s not a new senior discount program, you might not be taking full advantage of all that it offers.
Seniors who are 55 and older can save 20% on eligible regular-priced merchandise in-store and online for Walgreens Senior Day. So whether you’re shopping for medications, vitamins, or health products, as long as it’s a full-priced item, you can save 20% with the Walgreens Senior Day promotion. But did you know the savings can last a whole week if you’re shopping online?
Here’s exactly how the Walgreens senior discount works and whether or not you can apply Walgreens coupons to your purchase.
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Walgreens Senior Day is the first Tuesday of the month in stores — and the first week of the month online.
Walgreens Senior Day is a promotion that lets seniors save 20% on their regular-priced purchases. The promotion is available both in-store and online to seniors aged 55 and older.
If you’re shopping in-store, Senior Day happens on the first Tuesday of every month. To take advantage of the discount in-store, you’ll need to have a myWalgreens account and let a Walgreens associate know want to apply your Senior Day discount.
And here’s the kicker — seniors can also shop online all week long (starting the Sunday prior to Senior Day until the Saturday after) and apply the code SENIOR20 at checkout to save 20% on their regular-priced purchases. So that’s seven days of savings online compared to one day in store. A win!
The next in-store Walgreens Senior Day is Dec. 5, 2023.
The next Walgreens Senior Day savings event is confirmed for Dec. 5, 2023, in all Walgreens stores. Senior Day is always the first Tuesday of the month unless a holiday happens to fall on that day. (We saw that occur with the Fourth of July, which fell on the first Tuesday this year, and Walgreens pushed Senior Day to the second week of the month.)
Here are the upcoming dates for the next Walgreens senior discount days:
- Dec. 5, 2023 in-store; Dec. 3 – 9 online
TIP: For in-store purchases on Walgreens Senior Day, you may need to provide your ID to prove your age.
Use the 20% off discount on any full-priced items on Walgreens Senior Day.
Since you can only use the 20% off Senior Day discount on regular-priced items — and Walgreens has SO many sales happening all the time — unfortunately, the list of eligible items you can use the discount on is kind of slim. Basically, you’ll need to skip buying anything you see that’s on sale.
Exclusions on in-store purchases:
- Gift cards
- Money orders/transfers
- Transportation passes
- Lottery tickets
- Charitable donations
- Pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products
- Clinic services
- Pharmacy items or services
- Sales tax
- Prescription Savings Club membership fee
- Items or services that can be reimbursed through insurance or limited by law
This offer also can’t be combined with other promotions like Buy 1 get 1 free, Buy 1 get 1 50% off, or Buy 2 get 1 free. It also doesn’t apply to bulk orders, back-ordered items, and out-of-stock items.
Exclusions for online purchases:
If you’re shopping online, a few other items are added to the list of exclusions:
- Alli weight loss aid
- At-home COVID test kits
- Birchbox Shop products
- CBD products
- Deals of the Week
- Philips Norelco
- Philips Sonicare
- Photo orders
- Select As Seen on TV products
- Walgreens Ready Response
Missed senior day? Claim the 20% Walgreens military discount Nov. 10 – 13 (in-store only).
Walgreens does offer a military discount, but only three times a year. And one of those times is around Veterans Day, from Friday, Nov. 10 – Monday, Nov. 13, 2023.
During that window, veterans, active duty military, and their families can get 20% off a regular-priced purchase with a myWalgreens account. The only catch is the Walgreens military discount is offered in-store only.
Reminder: AARP no longer has a Walgreens discount (that ended on Aug. 31, 2023).
Before Aug. 31, if you were an AARP member of any age (not just 55 and older), you could get 10% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded health & wellness products, 7% Walgreens Cash rewards on Walgreens branded beauty & personal care products, and 3% Walgreens Cash rewards on all other qualifying beauty & personal care products with your AARP discount.
Unfortunately, as of Sept. 1, 2023, Walgreens doesn’t offer these great perks for AARP members any longer.
Related: We found a bunch of grocery stores that have senior discount days, too — many of them on Tuesdays.