Walgreens tips

Last updated by at .

Vidal Sassoon

Have you tried the new Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products yet?

You might want to snag this $2.00 off TWO Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products coupon while it’s available.

It won’t last long especially since you can use it at Walgreens this week to earn Balance Reward Points.

************************

$2.00 off TWO Vidal Sassoon Pro Series products
See the full list of Walgreens Matchups here. Walgreens has started a new Balance Rewards program

Leave a Comment: 0 comments

Filed Under: Coupons.com, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Tags: , , ,

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

Before sale price or coupons this would have cost me $52.12
I was able to get it all for $4.17

Transaction #1

  • bought NutraLife SAMe Mood, Joint and Liver Health 30 ct. $10.00
  • Paid with a $10.00 Register Reward  from last weeks deals
  • FInal price $.00 just paid $.60 Tax
  • after I paid got back a $10.00 register reward
Transaction #2
  • Bought 2 Tylenol 24ct or Liquid or Children’s Sudafed PE 2/$10.00
  • and 2 Triaminic Thin Strips, Liquid or Fever Reducer 2/$10.00
  • Bought the Caramel as filler item for $.35
  •  Paid with 2 $2 off Tylenon coupons from Blinky machine in store
  • Paid with 2 $2 coupon for Triaminic tear pad coupon found in store
  • Paid with the $10 register reward from transaction #1
  • final price $ $2.35 Plus $1.22 tax = $3.57
  • After I paid I got back two RR from $5 off, and a RR for FREE Breath Right strips

WALGREENS TIPS

  • Some store have placed limits on coupon deals to read more click here
  • To view Walgreens official coupon policy click here
  • Can I use a coupon and still have a Register Reward print, click here.
  • I always check out at the cosmetics counter, and if anyone comes behind me I let them go first, so I do not hold up the line.
  • One thing to remember about Walgreens RR (register reward) is you can not use a “chap stick RR” to pay for another chap stick and have another RR print. BUT you can use a “toothpaste” RR to pay for chap stick and have another RR print.
  • Also remember that Walgreens has a coupon item ratio rule, you can only use as many coupons as you have items. They count RR as coupons. So if I was only buying 4 items ( all of which had manufacture coupons which meant my item coupon ratio was already 4 to 4) I wanted to pay with a RR I would need to ad a filler item something cheap like a pencil. This would then make my coupon ration 5 ( 4 manufacturer coupons and 1 register reward) and my item ratio 5. I then could pay with my coupons and RR with no problem. An instore coupon does NOT count as a coupon in this ratio….just as a sale price.
  • Also remember that only one RR per product will print per transaction. For example If wanted to buy 3 bottles of Aussie shampoo. In order to have 2 RR print for each one I had to buy them in 3 transactions. My store is happy to let me go thru the line more than once ……but some store will limit you.
  • You can not pay for sales tax with a RR

Leave a Comment: 1 comment

Filed Under: My Thrifty deals, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

Let’s face it shopping at Walgreens can be a little tricky.  It takes a bit of time to learn all their weird little tricks and rules.  But once you get it down, it is totally worth it because they have awesome deals each week!  I happen to have a VERY coupon friendly store, with knowledgeable staff  that makes shopping there very easy.

Once of the hardest things is when your Register Reward does not print.  I get an email at least once a week from my readers telling me that their local store said the reason there register reward did not print was because they paid with a coupon.  This is the the #1 excuse given but never the case.

I encourage you to find this weeks Walgreens ad, and on the back page it clearly shows you can use a MFR coupon and still get back a register reward.  If you happen to shop at a store that is not so coupon friendly clip this out and keep it with your Walgreens coupon policy in your coupon binder for future reference if needed.

Leave a Comment: 10 comments

Filed Under: Q and A, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

If you shop at the Walgreens on 10th and Ustick you will notice a new sign that went up yesterday 5/9

Attention Customers!!

Due to an increase of Coupon Shopping. We are implementing certain limits on register rewards and coupon items.

We are limiting each register reward to four per item per day.

We are limiting buy one get free coupons with buy one get one free ad price. To a buy four get four. Which is a total of eight per day.

All other items will be subject to the limit set on the ad.

This is for this location only.

Thank You, Management

So what do I think about this new rule? You may be shocked that I support it 100%, now let me explain why.  Remember last week when we talked about being able to find items in stock, and which store are ok to stock up at.  Well not everyone follows these rules.  Walgreens is not a warehouse, instead they are more of a quick stop in go store, and are limited to the quantities they can order and receive.   What is happening  is, a few coupon shoppers are lining up at the doors  Sunday Morning and totally clearing the store out of every Register Reward item, or hot promo within the first few hours of being open.   Yes a few shoppers were able to score BIG, but the store is then left ALL week with frustrated shoppers unable to find the deals they came for.

Personally I feel allowing you to get 4 of each Register Reward item, each day is VERY generous.  For example you can get 4 toothpaste, 4 shampoo, 4 Razors… etc.  Walgreens has great deal every week, so before long you will have more coupon items than you know what to do with.  This will  also allow you to find the fabulous deals they offer in stock, and allow for a more pleasant shopping experience.  Plus this store will now be able to serve or bless the lives of a whole community not just a few shoppers.

I am lucky to have a coupon friendly Walgreens right down the street from me, and I feel this new limit really is a blessing.  Since I do not shop on Sundays, I am looking forward to being able to  coupon shop and find the items I am looking for in stock.  I understand that they are setting limits not to be harsh on coupon shoppers, instead to allow more of you to be able to shop there….. and soon you too will understand why this is  one of my favorite stores to coupon shop at.

 

 

Leave a Comment: 56 comments

Filed Under: Q and A, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!


One of our readers asked a great question over the weekend that applied to a recent Walgreens deal I posted on:

Reader - I don’t understand the of buying Vaseline sheer lotion and spending $6.00 to use $1.00 off. You are still initially spending $5.00. Even though you are getting RR’s for $5.00, you wind up buying something or spending on something you don’t need. When you use the RR the next time and have a manufacturer coupon, they don’t let you use 2 coupons.

A Thrifty Mom -This is great question, and I hope I can try to answer it for you. First off Vaseline happens to be my favorite lotion, so I am excited every time there is a deal on it. That being said, the key to getting the best deals at Walgreens is to “roll your register rewards” from week to week. A Register Reward is just like cash in your pocket there are just rules to using it.

On the example you stated, The Vaseline was $5.99. and you get back a $5 RR after you pay. I was able to use a manufacturer coupon for $1.00 off making my total out of pocket only $4.99 plus tax. Now I could just pay cash, but instead I paid with a $5 John Frieda hair catalina I got last week…..now because I used 1 coupon and 1 RR it messed up my coupon item ration (ratio 2 coupons 1 item). So I bought a black halloween cup for a filler item that was only $.13 for it. I can now pay (because my coupon item ratio is now 2 coupons, 2 items) Which means I pay $.12 plus tax and get back another $5 register reward that I can “roll” towards my next set of deals at Walgreens. Walgreens can be a little tricky to get the hang of… but worth learning because every week you can find a thrifty deal!

Do I ever buy things I do not need? Yes some times I do, but just because I do not need them does not mean they are going to waste. There are needy families every where. It breaks my heart I can not do more. It feels great to be able to give someone a really nice bottle of lotion, shampoo, razor…. that I only had to pay pennies for.

WALGREENS TIPS

  • To view Walgreens official coupon policy click here
  • I always check out at the cosmetics counter, and if anyone comes behind me I let them go first, so I do not hold up the line.
  • One thing to remember about Walgreens RR (register reward) is you can not use a “chap stick RR” to pay for another chap stick and have another RR print. BUT you can use a “toothpaste” RR to pay for chap stick and have another RR print.
  • Also remember that Walgreens has a coupon item ratio rule, you can only use as many coupons as you have items. They count RR as coupons. So if I was only buying 4 items ( all of which had manufacture coupons which meant my item coupon ratio was already 4 to 4) I wanted to pay with a RR I would need to ad a filler item something cheap like a pencil. This would then make my coupon ration 5 ( 4 manufacturer coupons and 1 register reward) and my item ratio 5. I then could pay with my coupons and RR with no problem. An instore coupon does NOT count as a coupon in this ratio….just as a sale price.
  • Also remember that only one RR per product will print per transaction. For example If wanted to buy 3 bottles of Aussie shampoo. In order to have 2 RR print for each one I had to buy them in 3 transactions. My store is happy to let me go thru the line more than once ……but some store will limit you.
  • You can not pay for sales tax with a RR

Leave a Comment: 5 comments

Filed Under: Back to Basics, Coupon class, Q and A, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!

walgreenslogo

It looks like Walgreens has posted their Coupon Policy on their site. This will be a good thing to print and add to your binder. This should really help ALL Walgreens stores be more coupon friendly.  Great job Walgreens!!!!

As a customer-focused retailer, Walgreens encourages the use of coupons by our customers in our retail stores, in accordance with the following guidelines.
Guidelines:
General

* All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
* Walgreens does not accept expired coupons.
* Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
* Competitor coupons are not accepted at Walgreens.
* Walgreens cannot accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
* The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTM manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
* Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines will be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.

Sale Items

* Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
* In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

Multiple Coupons

* When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
* The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
* When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons

* When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.
* Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.

Internet/Print at Home Coupons

* Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.

Register RewardsTM coupons

Earning Register RewardsTM

* Register RewardsTM will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
* Register RewardsTM can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions.
* There is a limit of one Register RewardsTM (RR) printed per offer per customer per transaction.
* Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.

Redeeming Register RewardsTM

* Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.
* Refer to Register RewardsTM coupon for expiration date.
* The RR coupon value cannot exceed the total purchase amount. No cash back and no cash value for RR coupon.
* The number of manufacturer coupons, including RR manufacturer coupons, must not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
* Register RewardsTM must be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
* Register RewardsTM cannot be used toward the purchase of gift cards and pre-paid cards.
* Register RewardsTM can be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
*
o Prescriptions
o Tobacco products
o Alcoholic beverages
o Dairy products
o Lottery tickets
o Money orders/transfers
o Transportation passes
o Special event/entertainment tickets or passes
o Postage stamps
o Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid/Green DotTM cards
o Prescription Savings Club” memberships
o Health care services, including immunizations
o Any items prohibited by law

Leave a Comment: 6 comments

Filed Under: Coupon Policy, Walgreens, Walgreens tips

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!