Count Your Coupons Before Shopping at Walgreens

by on January 6th, 2011
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Walgreens is not my favorite place to shop. I find the structure of its rewards program frustrating, and it can be tough to find sale items in stock. In fact, in a blog post, I explained why Walgreens’ Register Rewards program isn’t worth the effort.

Occasionally, though, I ignore my own advice and shop at Walgreens to cash in on a good deal. A recent shopping trip brought trip to light a part of the Walgreens coupon policy I was not aware of, and it’s one you need to know before you shop at this drugstore: “The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTM manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction.”

Say I am buying two tubes of toothpaste that are on sale and want to use a manufacturer’s coupon on each. I’ll need to purchase another item in that trip to use a Register Rewards coupon, and it needs to be an item to which I don’t intend to apply a manufacturer’s coupon.

Non-sale items at Walgreens can be expensive, so buying something extra just so you can use another coupon may not be a wise financial choice. Before you shop at Walgreens, check out the sales ad and count your coupons so you won’t overpay for items at checkout.

Other notable provisions of the Walgreens coupon policy:

You can use one manufacturer’s coupon and one Walgreens store coupon per item, unless this is prohibited by the wording on either coupon. The total value of your coupons can’t exceed the total purchase price of your items. If a coupon’s value exceeds the sale price of the item, Walgreens will only deduct the actual cost of the item from your transaction. Walgreens accept coupons printed from the Internet as long as the barcode is clear and scanable.

You can view the full Walgreens coupon policy online.

Have you encountered a similar policy about the number of coupons vs. the number of items at another store? Share your comments below.

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