I have not picked Walgreens for a drugstore deal post since September. Between CVS and Rite Aid, I didn’t see the need to. Since they switched to a point system I haven’t been too happy with them.
I got some emails from readers who are avid Wags shoppers. I know they have a lot to offer, but the points system and coupon to item rule ratio made me shy away from them.
But in this week’s $5 post, I do think they are the best! It looks like Walgreens may even be trying to sneak back into more RR deals.
Let’s see how far we can stretch our $5.99 budget at Walgreens!
If you’re new to couponing in general check out my 10 Step Couponing course and my post about the language of coupons and how to read match-ups.
Some notes about shopping at Walgreens:
- Keep their coupon policy handy in case you need it.
- Their cashback program is called Register Rewards (RR). A coupon that prints from a separate machine that can be used to purchase anything in the store, except prescriptions.
- You can use a manufacturer coupon AND a Walgreens store coupon on one item.
- Walgreens has store coupons in their weekly store flyer AND in a separate booklet that you find in-store.
- The Walgreens coupons found in the Monthly Booklet deduct amounts equal to the products, so you only need 1 coupon regardless of how many products you are buying of that item.
- You can’t use more coupons than products. Register Rewards are counted as coupons.
- Register Rewards don’t “roll,” which means you cannot use an RR received from a manufacturer to buy another item from the same manufacturer, the RR will not print again.