Walgreens ~ Updated Coupon Policy

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Walgreens has updated their coupon policy.  You can read the entire official policy here.  I’m going to highlight the ones that mean something to us and do my best to explain what they mean.  It’s not good news for us couponers.

  • Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.
    If your coupon exceeds the value of the item, they will no longer adjust it down.  Coupons for over the amount of the item purchased will not be accepted.  When this happened in the past for a 99¢ item w/ a $1 coupon, Juli has asked the cashier just to raise the price of the item up to $1 since they didn’t know how to adjust the coupon down.  It would be worth asking in that situation.
  • For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer.
    You can no longer use a coupon on a free item in a buy one, get one free sale.  If you have a $1/2 coupon, you will need to buy 4 items total (2 buy, 2 free) to use the coupon.  Just like the grocery stores.
  •  When items are featured in a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion, at least one product needs to be purchased. A maximum of one BOGO coupon is permitted per two qualifying items in a BOGO offer.
    If you have a BOGO coupon and there is a BOGO sale, you will no longer get both items for free.   You will need to buy four items total.  You’d pay for one, and get 3 free (2 from the sale and one with your coupon.)

Again, here is the full coupon policy.

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5 Responses to “Walgreens ~ Updated Coupon Policy”

  • Rebecca says:

    looks like I’ll be shopping at CVS and Walmart. :(

    • Juli says:

      Walgreens does have an excessive amount of hoops to jump through, not even considering this policy change. Sometimes, they lure me in with something I can’t live without, though. I have to admit that it’s not my favorite store, though many years ago, it was my favorite for non-food items. There’s just too much they’re trying to force, with points and RR’s. I understand the feeling. :(

      • Walgreens employee says:

        Just wanted to let you know starting May 31 Walgreens is no longer activating their ad until the store closes at 10pm and thats when we are allowed to put up ad tags no more sat and sun sales on sat

        • Juli says:

          Good to know! I never took advantage of it or told people to. I guess it keeps things simple — well, probably not for you if you can’t put up tags early. I guess that means some late Saturday nights at work. :( Thanks for the update!

    • Gina says:

      I agree Rebecca. I rarely went to Walgreens, but when I did, I usually took advantage of one of the coupon policies they are doing away with. I prefer CVS anyway, so I’ll keep going there. They are the most coupon friendly store out there! ~ Gina

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