Walgreens is arguably one of the top three stores in the country for coupon-shoppers, or ‘couponers’. Each week, TheKrazyCouponLady.com posts freebies, moneymakers and numerous deals with savings over 60% on name brand razors, shampoo, deodorant, laundry detergent, and snacks, to name a few!
But Walgreens coupon policy and coupon rules are almost certainly the most confusing of any store in the nation. Between Balance Rewards, Register Rewards, monthly coupon booklets, and in-ad coupons, your head will be spinning before you even think about adding our printable manufacturer coupons to the mix.
Before you step foot in the drugstore this week, watch our latest video to learn the 15 rules we think every shopper should master before couponing at Walgreens!
RULE 1 | STACK COUPONS
Use a Walgreens weekly in-ad coupon, Walgreens monthly booklet coupon, and manufacturer coupon together on one item.
RULE 2 | SIGN UP FOR A BALANCE REWARDS CARD
You need a Balance Rewards account to get all the sale prices and deals. Enter your phone number every time you shop.
RULE 3 | STOCK UP ON POINTS DEALS
You CAN earn multiple Balance Rewards Points from the same promotion in a single transaction. There is not a limit on how many times you can receive Points from the same promotion.
RULE 4 | DON'T STOCK UP ON REGISTER REWARD DEALS
Don't try to earn more than one of the same Register Reward in a single transaction. You can only earn one Register Reward per offer, per transaction. Remember, Register Rewards are not linked to your Balance Reward card. You can earn them repeatedly, but only if you separate your transactions.
RULE 5 | DON'T "ROLL" REGISTER REWARDS
While we're at it. Don't attempt "rolling" Register Rewards for the same offer. If you use a $2.00 Colgate Register Reward to pay for Colgate the second time around, you won't receive the second identical Colgate Register Reward.
RULE 6 | KNOW EXPIRATION DATES
Register Rewards expire in two weeks, but Balance Rewards Points last up to three years.
RULE 7 | MEET MINIMUM SPEND
RULE 8 | DON'T EXPECT CASH BACK
RULE 9 | ONLY USE ONE COUPON ON A BOGO
RULE 10 | TOTAL COUPONS CANNOT EXCEED TOTAL ITEMS
Do not use more manufacturer coupons AND Register Rewards to pay than products in your transaction. If you find that you want to use more coupons than products, add "filler items" to your transaction.
RULE 11 | REDEEM POINTS IN SET INCREMENTS
RULE 12 | YOU WILL NOT EARN POINTS WHEN REDEEMING POINTS–SOMETIMES
Here's when you CAN use and earn Points:
- In promotions in which you earn Points for buying a certain number of products.
- Example: Buy 2 Simple Skin Care Items, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points.
Here's when you CANNOT use and earn Points:
- In promotions in which you earn Points for reaching a certain dollar amount threshold.
- Example: Spend $20.00 on Neutrogena, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points.
Note: The information provided above has been changed to reflect April 2016’s policy update. The video, however, was made before the change. Please keep this in mind when we discuss RULE 12 in the video.
RULE 13 | YOU WILL EARN POINTS WHEN REDEEMING REGISTER REWARDS
RULE 14 | YOU WILL EARN REGISTER REWARDS WHEN REDEEMING POINTS