Walgreens 411

There are a few rules that you need to know about when you go to Walgreens. You will see people post about how they are using RR’s (Register Rewards) to pay for other products, but there are ways to go about it to make sure you get your next RR.

First off let’s talk about what RR’s ever are and how you earn them. They are the Register Rewards that you get when you purchase certain things. For instance at Walgreens you can purchase Blink eye drops for $7.99 and get a $7.99 RR. That’s really good. There is another one that ran, that is more typical, and that is buy Secret Clinical Deodorant for $8.99 and get a $4 RR. So the RR’s are like cash that you get back to spend on your next trip.

TIP don’t use the RR from Blink to turn around and buy another Blink or another RR will NOT print. You can use the Blink RR to turn around and by the Deodorant though and have Deodorant RR print.

TIP You can only get one RR per transaction. For instance say you want 2 of the Blink eye drops. In order to get 2 RR you will need to have 2 separate transactions.

You are also allowed to stack Walgreens coupons with Manufacturer coupons(MQ). This is a Walgreens policy. Sometimes you will run into employees that don’t completely understand the rules. Unfortunately they don’t have a printed coupon policy. The few times I have had issues I just calmly and politely explain that you can stack the 2 coupons together and let them know that is the policy that I have been made aware of.

They do accept printable coupons from Coupons.com, Redplum, and Smartsource.

When you make a purchase you must have as many items as coupons. Register Rewards are considered manufacturer, as are any of the ones you clip. You will see it printed on the top. Walgreens coupons will say just that. Here is an example from one I did recently.
Advil $4.59
Thermacare $5.99
Blink $7.99
2 filler items $.17 pens
used $10RR joint juice and $2RR from Chap Stick
$3 Thermacare coupon
$1 off Advil or $2 off Advil Pm
$1.50 off Blink or $2 off 1/10SS
paid $.81 received $8RR and $5 RR

Because I had a Thermacare MQ, Advil MQ, Blink MQ, and I was using 2RR’s I needed to have as many items as coupons. I can’t use 2 MQ’s on one item. What you need to do at that point is find something really cheap in the store. This day I happened upon some clearance and found these cheap pens for $.17 each. Perfect, now I have 1 MQ for every item, even if the MQ is not for that item. If you try and do 5MQ’s on 3 items the register will beep and they won’t be able to proceed. Sometimes they know what to do other times, they don’t. You can use and stack Walgreens coupons without needing to match up number of items.

TIP If Walgreens is having a sale on let’s say Razors and they are Buy 1 Get 1 (B1G1) and you have a MQ that states B1G1, then you should receive both items for free.

Here is the order you need to hand the coupons to the cashier:
Register Rewards (if your using some)
Manufacturer Coupons
Store Coupons