Saturday, October 23, 2010 0 comments

New to shopping at Walgreens?

Here's a little info on shopping Walgreens:

I like shopping at Walgreens (Wags) even though they are not “known” to be the most coupon friendly store. 

  • They do not double coupons. 
  • They do allow you to stack manufacturer coupons and store coupons. 
  • They have a Register Rewards (RR) program. 

A RR is a Catalina coupon that prints out after you have purchased a qualifying item.  A RR will expire 2 weeks from the date issued and they won’t accept expired RR.  If you use a RR to purchase another “like” brand, another RR will not print.  A RR can only be earned once per transaction.  If you want to earn more than one, you will need to make multiple transactions AND do not pay with the RR that printed from the same brand of product.  (RR’s do not roll like ECB’s at CVS).

You will need to invest about $10.00 when you start shopping at WAGS.  I personally target the FREE items and always try to walk out of the door with at least $10.00 of RR. 

You must have one item for every coupon you use.  So if you stack a Manu Q and Store Q (including RR) for an item you must purchase a “filler” item so that the coupon does not “beep”. 

For example: if you purchase 3 items and have 6 coupons you will need 3 “filler” items.  If you are paying with 2 RR in addition you will need 2 more “filler” items.  The "filler" can be anything, I usually try to grab some of the loose candies that are around, like "Laffy Taffy" or the like.

A RR is a Catalina and it is a manufacturer coupon.
In order to get your total down to the lowest amount possible and for the register to accept all of your coupons, the order you give your coupon is very important.

WAGS cashiers are “not allowed” to manually force a coupon through.  So if your coupon “beeps” they will just hand it back to you.

Also, be sure to hand your coupons over in the following order to get the least OOP:
  1. Register Rewards
  2. Manufacturer’s Coupons
  3. Store Coupons
They also offer money off store coupons however these normally state use after all manufacturer and store coupons.  If for some reason they cannot get a coupon to go through, request that they void the item off of your order.   It’s much easier to just void it off and not pay for it, then to return it later.  Also, do not be afraid to walk away from a transaction if it doesn’t go your way.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask :)

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