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Tips for Shopping Walgreens During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Walgreens was one of the first retailers to put COVID-19 measures in place when the pandemic began, but things have changed since March. More inventory is now available, COVID-19 testing has expanded, and vaccines are on the way! Here’s what Walgreens is trying to do to keep you safe.

By the way, here at the Krazy Coupon Lady, we’re staying on top of the Walgreens weekly ad and madly trying to find all the Walgreens deals. We know how important saving money is, especially right now! To be the first to hear about hot Walgreens deals, download the Krazy Coupon Lady app.


What are Walgreens hours?

A sign with Walgreens store hours posted to the front door.

Walgreens has resumed normal operating hours after adjusting them at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Find the hours for a Walgreens near you.

Walgreens senior shopping hours

Walgreens doesn’t offer dedicated senior shopping hours anymore, but if you’re a senior, try to shop as early as possible in the morning, as that’s when the store is less crowded.

Also, Walgreens offers Senior’s Day on the first Tuesday of every month. On these days, seniors can get 20% off eligible items. If you’d like to shop online at Walgreens.com on Senior’s Day, use SENIOR20 at checkout.


RELATED: Complete List of Grocery Stores with Senior Shopping Hours


Can I get a COVID-19 test or vaccine at Walgreens?

Walgreens covid safety sign.

Yes, you can get a Walgreens coronavirus test. Walgreens offers drive-through testing at over 70% of their locations nationwide. In fact, your test is free if you qualify for testing based on CDC COVID-19 testing criteria.

As for the vaccine, both Walgreens and CVS COVID-19 vaccines will be available within 24 – 48 hours after the drugstores receive doses — as of right now, stores haven’t received doses yet.

Healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents will be the first ones eligible for vaccines and Walgreens will prioritize these.

Find the most current Walgreens COVID-19 vaccine information.


Does Walgreens have product limits?

Remember in the spring when toilet paper and hand sanitizer disappeared from the planet? Things are better now, but in order to prevent another shortage, Walgreens has product limits on a few items.

Good news is product limits aren’t as strict as they were at Walgreens at the start of the pandemic.

Shoppers are only allowed to purchase one item per product category (per person) listed below:

  • thermometers
  • rubbing alcohol
  • hydrogen peroxide

These items have two-per-person limits:

  • first-aid antiseptic
  • disinfectant wipes and cleaners
  • paper towels
  • toilet paper
  • facial tissue

Gloves have a four-per-person limit right now.

Walgreens supply restocks

Walgreens supplies are back to their normal stocking schedules, after experiencing some hiccups last spring as Walgreens restocked every day in order to keep products available for customers.

Walgreens returns

There’s been no change to Walgreens’ return policy since the coronavirus outbreak. As long as you have your receipt, you can return items within 30 days of purchase — for online and in-store purchases.

See the full Walgreens return policy here.


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Do I have to go into a Walgreens pharmacy for my prescriptions?


No. Instead of going into a Walgreens pharmacy to speak with someone about non-emergency, medication-related topics, you can chat with a professional 24/7 at Walgreens.com or through the Walgreens app. To access this feature in the Walgreens app, tap on “Find Care” at the bottom of your mobile device.

You can also pick up your prescription through Walgreens pharmacy drive-thru or choose delivery as soon as the next day. Walgreens R/X delivery is free. Speaking of which…



Does Walgreens offer curbside pickup and delivery?

A curbside pickup sign in front of Walgreens.

Walgreens 30-minute Curbside Pickup

A brand new feature that showed up when Walgreens launched MyWalgreens, their new loyalty program, is 30-minute curbside pickup.

When you sign up for MyWalgreens, you get access to free and super-fast curbside pickup — 30 minutes!

Plus, get 20% off a $25 purchase by using EASY20 when you place a curbside order in the Walgreens app.

Walgreens Delivery

To help you stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, Walgreens delivery is now free with no minimum purchase requirement.

You also have the option to ship to the store.


RELATED: How Grocery Pickup Works Simplified for Busy Moms


Is Walgreens hiring?

A Walgreens employee at checkout ringing up purchases.

Yes. Walgreens is actively hiring for 35,000 positions including nurses, pharmacists and other health-care workers in order to efficiently distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to residents in long-term care homes.

This is in addition to the 9,500 temporary jobs Walgreens filled when the pandemic first began.

View all openings on the Walgreens careers page.



How do I coupon at Walgreens?

Colgate coupon with two tubes of toothpaste.

From Walgreens photo coupons to diaper and toilet paper deals, the Krazy Coupon Lady is all about finding the best ways to save at Walgreens. No, really — we stack all the discounts at Walgreens: Walgreens Cash, Register Rewards, manufacturer coupons, store coupons…we heart combining Walgreens coupons so much. We’ll show you how to do it in our ultimate guide, How to Coupon at Walgreens.

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