Walgreens is one of my favorite stores to shop at. There are several ways to get great deals and you don’t need a “card” to shop there. I’m normally fine with a “store card” but in some cases, they can be a disadvantage because they track how many deals you’ve done. In addition to a sale, you can get great deals by using the following two additional savings they offer.
RR (Register Rewards): RR are coupons from the Catalina machine that print after you make a qualifying purchase in the same transaction. Most RRs are “On Your Next Order” (OYNO) which can be used like cash on your next order.
IVC (Instant Value Coupon): IVCs are the coupons found in the weekly flyers. These coupons are store coupons which means they can be stacked with a manufacturer coupon!
Register Rewards are similar to the Extra Care Bucks program at CVS. The nice thing about Walgreens is you can do the deal as many times as you want while CVS has limits and can keeps track of your deals on your “store card”.
Here’s a Register Reward Example:
Get $10 RR WYB Kids’ BrainStrong DHA Gummies 30ct, $10
Use $4 Brainstrong Supplements Wags Vitamin & Supplements Book (MQ) Booklet expires 5/1/13
Final Price: Free (or $4 Money Maker!)
In the deal above, you’ll have to pay the $10 to get the product and you’ll get a $10 Register Reward. There’s also a $4 coupon available from the in-store coupon booklet that you can use to pay only $6 and get a $10 Register Reward back. You can then take the $10 Register Reward and use it to buy something else.
Walgreens has been cracking down on “rolling” the Register Rewards lately. Meaning you most likely can’t use the $10 Register Reward on that same product and generate another Register Reward. However, you can keep doing the deal over and over again as long as you do it in separate transactions to get the $10 Register Reward.
Here’s an Instant Value Coupon Example:
Coffee-Mate Liquid 16oz 2/$3 (W/ in ad Q)
Use (2) $0.55 Nestle Coffee-Mate coupon
Use $1/2, (2) $0.50 from 4/29 SS
Final Price As low as $0.95
The Instant Value Coupons are always found in the ad or in a coupon booklet in the store. You must tear them out and give them to the cashier to get the offer. In the case above, you would tear out the IVF coupon and give it to the cashier along with your manufacturer coupon.
If your trying to redeem Register Rewards, you’ll need to make sure you have enough items for it to go towards. In other words, you can’t have more coupons then items, otherwise the Register Reward will not work. It’s really easy to find inexpensive “filler” items to put towards your purchase :)!
I highly recommend you print the Walgreens Coupon Policy and keep it with you. It’s becoming more common these days that the cashier doesn’t even know what the store Coupon Policy consists of. You should also make a spot in your coupon organizer for Register Rewards and keep an eye on when they expire.
Depending on what I’m buying, I do a transaction to trigger the Register Reward and then I do a separate transaction to use the Register Reward so I don’t forget about it :)!
Please leave me a comment on this post if you have any questions or comments regarding this post. The next Step is “How to Shop CVS” . Stay Tuned!
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