In Depth Walgreens Coupon Policy
Couponing at Walgreen’s can be complicated, but the savings are worth it! They use Balance Reward points, Register Rewards, Coupons and Ratios. Don’t worry though, this guide will explain it all! Start with one step at a time and before you know it you’ll be a pro!
- Start by signing up for a Balance Rewards Card. Use it at checkout to earn points and other store rewards. Use it by scanning the physical card, mobile card or by entering your phone number.
- It’s easy to earn points for the things you already buy — including prescriptions and photos. You’ll have access to Members Only Perks and paperless coupons. You can even get rewarded for the healthy choices you make every day, like walking, managing your weight, tracking blood pressure and more.
- Turn points into dollars off future purchases.
What are Balance Rewards Points?
- With Everyday Balance Rewards Points, you’ll get 10 points per $1.00 spent on almost everything — every day. Plus, get bonus points on featured products each week, and use paperless coupons on select items.
- Get 100 points per 30-day prescription including those covered by Medicare and Medicaid. You’ll also earn 300 points per 90-day prescription, plus 100 points per immunization.
- Due to state and federal laws, points can’t be earned (or redeemed) on some items, including alcohol, tobacco and dairy items. Everyday Points are not earned on pharmacy transactions.
- You can use Balance Reward Points to pay for unit offers and still earn points. For example, if it is Buy 2 Get 2,000 Reward points you can use your BRP to pay. If it is a threshold offer like spend $20 get 5,000 points you cannot pay with points and earn points.
- Points can be redeemed at Walgreens once you reach the levels in the chart below:
- Points cannot be shared.
- Poitns expire 3 years after they are earned or if your account has been inactive for six months. Your account is inactive if you haven’t used your card (physical card, mobile card via App or phone number) in store or online.
- Get Balance® Rewards points for setting and achieving goals and daily tracking.
Walgreens Coupon Rules
- All coupons are to be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
- Walgreens does not accept expired coupons.
- Walgreens will not accept fraudulent or counterfeit coupons as determined by Walgreens. (basically it is up to the cashier to decide)
- All coupons have no cash value. Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
- Competitor’s coupons are NOT be accepted by Walgreens.
- The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction. For example, if you are buying one pack of Skittles you can use one coupon. Store Coupons do not count against your ratio. IF you had a store coupon and a manufacturer coupon to stack you can do that. IF you had a store coupon, mfr coupon and an RR you must buy one more item as a filler item.
- The total value of the coupons shall not exceed the value of the transaction.
- Walgreens does not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons. For example, if you buy a product for 99¢ and the coupon is for $1 off they will REFUSE the coupon.
- Coupons that appear distorted, blurry or altered in any way shall not be accepted; all coupons must have a clear and scannable bar code.
- For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer.
- Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
- Paper coupons will be processed before digital coupons.
- Walgreens reserves the right to limit quantities to customers and employees.
- Manufacturer coupons must include a valid redemption address.
- Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for items that are on sale.
- Buy One Get One FREE coupons cannot be used with a Buy One Get One FREE sale.
- Walgreens does not accept “free product” internet printed coupons.
Can I Use More Than One Coupon Per Item?
Yes! This is called coupon stacking, however at Walgreen’s there are more restrictions than most other stores on stacking.
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.
When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple coupons for multiple qualifying items, as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified on the coupon. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased and/or prohibit the purchase of excessive quantities.
Total store offer/ coupons cannot be combined, i.e. 20% off your whole purchase (circular coupon), Seniors Day, Friends and Family, Veteran’s Day, employee discount, etc.
Here are some examples of coupon stacking.
- You buy one package of gum and have a MFR coupon and a store coupon (store coupons do not count against ratio of coupons) This is acceptable.
- You buy one package of gum and have a MFR coupon, store coupon, and an RR to use. Store coupon does not count against ratio, but this means you have 2 coupons and one product. You must buy one more item to use the second coupon. This is called a filler item. It can be something as simple as a 25¢ caramel by the register.
What are Register Rewards (RR)
- Register Rewards print out at the register when you buy select products.
- An RR is a special coupon you can use on your next purchase.
- Register Rewards will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
- Register Rewards can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions are permitted.
- There is a limit of one Register Rewards coupon per offer per customer per transaction.
- Customers redeeming a Register Rewards against the same offer may not receive another Register Rewards coupon.
- RR’s are forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
- RR’s cannot be redeemed on the following: Alcoholic beverages, Dairy products, Gift cards/phone cards/general purpose reloadable cards, Health care services, including immunizations, Lottery tickets, Money orders/transfers, Postage stamps, Prescription Savings Club membership fee, Prescriptions, Special event/entertainment tickets or passes, Tobacco products, Transportation passes, Any items prohibited by law.
Other Ways to Save
- Clip Paperless coupons to your Balance Rewards Card.
- Watch your email for special coupons/offers.
- Look at your receipts.
- Look at the weekly ad online or via their app.
- Check the Walgreens tab on Easy College Coupons for the best weekly deals.
That was a lot to take in, but with time and practice couponing at Walgreen’s will be become second nature. Refer back to this guide if you’re ever unsure about anything!