Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Guide to Walgreens

Guide to Walgreens

Walgreens has a reward system that is similar to CVS’s Extra Buck system. It is an in store coupon called Register Rewards that prints a coupon after you buy select products.

Register Rewards
These are coupons that are printed using the Catalina machines that some grocery stores use. They are Walgreens specific coupons (i.e. you can’t use them anywhere else). Register rewards are actually coupons given by the Manufacturers of the products that are on special that week. For example: You buy Bounty Paper Towels and a $1 Register Reward prints – this register reward is provided by Procter and Gamble. When you turn around and use your Register Reward, Walgreens will then submit that coupon to Procter and Gamble and get reimbursed.

What makes a Register Reward print?
Register Rewards are linked to specific products each week. Sometimes you only need to buy one item, sometimes it is for buying a certain amount of products.

Can I use a Register Reward to buy the same item again?
If you go in and buy an item or items that make a RR print and then you try to use that specific RR again to buy the same items the next RR will not print. This is how Walgreens tries to “limit” the number of deals per person.

Can I use a Register Reward to buy a different Register Reward item or items?
YES! You can “roll” your RR buy using them on a different Register Reward deal. As long as you are not using them on the same products (see above).

How long are Register Rewards good for?
It varies. Most are good for 3 weeks some that you get will be good for a shorter amount of time. Expiring of Register Rewards is the most difficult part of their system.

A Tip: If you are not a regular weekly Walgreens shopper… When you know you are going to get a RR from a certain transaction, have another transaction ready to use it right then. This solves the problem of having to remember when they expire. Think of items you need weekly, Milk, the Sunday paper etc. to use it on

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