WALGREENS 101

The Walgreens Game is a fun one to play as long as you follow the rules properly!

Learning the rules at first can seem complicated, but once you master it you can definitely save (maybe even make) some money!

Register Rewards?! What are they?:

Simply put: Register Rewards (a.k.a Catalina or RR) are basically just a manufacturer coupon that you get after you buy a product.

How do I use a RR?:

Since they are a coupon that is just how you use them. However, if you want to get more Register Rewards you cannot use Register Rewards towards anything that has a Register Reward (made by that same manufacturer) if you wish to get more Register Rewards.

FOR EXAMPLE:

I buy a tube of toothpaste that is $1.99

(after I have paid and they hand over my receipt they also hand me a Register Reward of $2.00)

Therefore, they paid you back for your toothpaste because you now have $2.00 to spend at Walgreens.

If you want to get this deal again you cannot use the Register Rewards you just earned to get more Register Rewards (made by the same manufacturer).

If you do the Register Reward will NOT print.

HOWEVER, you can use a different manufacturers RR and still get the toothpastes RR.

FOR EXAMPLE:

I now have $2.00 in RR to Walgreens after my toothpaste purchase above – so now I want to buy the razor that is $8.99 plus has a $5.00 RR. I have the cashier ring up my razor, and hand over my $2.00 RR which makes my total 6.99 (+tax) and then after I pay she hands me a receipt and $5.00 RR.

I hope I am clarifying any confusion with how RR works.

HERE IS THE TRANSACTION BREAKDOWN:

 

Transaction 1:

Tooth Paste $1.99

Pay- $1.99 (+tax)            Receive- $2.00 RR

Transaction 2:

Razor $8.99

Hand over- $2.00 RR from previous transaction

Pay- 6.99 (=tax)              Receive- $5.00 RR

LIKE PAYING = $1.99 for your razor

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                                                (pictured above: example of Walgreens Register Rewards)

Can I use coupon(s) and RR(s) in one transaction?:

YES!!

The big trick at Walgreens is that you have to have the same amount of items as you do coupons though! *WALGREENS (IN-AD COUPONS) DO NOT COUNT AS COUPONS
TRY TO HAND THESE OVER LAST

Therefore, if we would have had a coupon on top of the RR for the razor- we would have needed to purchase another item.

Many times Walgreens has other things I am grabbing for a great price even without a coupon, or they have things every week that most people call “FILLERS”, and they just a buy something like candy that is $.29 to make the coupon work because you are saving way more than $.29 on the item.

I shop most of the time on Sunday at Walgreens, so that I know the things I want to get will be in plus I am always buying at least one Sunday paper, and that is my “filler” item.

It is best to go to Walgreens, or out couponing period, with a total plan.

I figure up how much I am going to spend before hand(especially since we have a budget to stick to – which is another thing I will blog on later), and have my coupons organized by transaction, and the order I want them to be scanned.

Can I buy multiple things that have RR at one time?:

YES!!! BUT – you cannot buy the same item RR deal at the same time and get RRs. You could for example have bought the tooth paste and the razor together in one transaction. There is no limit to how many RR deals you buy, but it will NOT print a RR deal if you buy multiples of the same item in one transaction (you will only get 1 RR deal).

FOR EXAMPLE: (if you bought the razor & tooth paste together)

Transaction 1:

Tooth paste: $ 1.99

Razor: $8.99

Pay: 10.98 (+tax)        Receive: $7.00 back in RR ( you would still get two seperate slips of paper one worth $2.00 and one worth $5.00)

and if you decided to buy another thing of tooth paste in this transaction you’d pay 12.97(+tax) and still only get the $7.00 in RR.

 

 

What coupons does Walgreens accept?:

They accept all coupons both printable and regular ad coupons. You can combine Walgreens coupons (sometimes there are online printables) that are usually in their ad with a manufacturer coupon for even better deals. You can ALSO use a manufacturer coupon + walgreens coupon + RR = AMAZING DEALS.               

JUST REMEMBER YOU MUST ALWAYS HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF ITEMS AS YOU DO COUPONS! (RR ARE CONSIDERED COUPONS! WALGREENS IN AD COUPONS ARE NOT COUNTED-hand those over last!)

 

This is the easiest way I could think to explain it. I am always available to help if you have any questions about how things work with Walgreens, and/or any other couponing/frugalness! (frugalifeofatruckerwife (at) gmail(dot) com)

Here is a link to the Walgreens coupon policy to help you even more.

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