Walgreens Cash Rewards
Walgreens uses Cash Rewards (formerly Register Rewards). They are coupons that print when you purchase certain items. They are cash-off coupons for purchasing most anything on your next purchase (see coupon for exclusions like alcohol, gift cards, prescriptions, etc). There are a few things to make sure you understand ahead of time.
- The limit is always one Cash Reward per deal, though sometimes they require you to purchase multiple products.
- They usually expire in two weeks
- They can’t be used to pay tax.
- Don’t use the Cash Reward you earned to buy the same product again, in another transaction. The Cash Reward will not print. It is fine to use a Cash Reward that you earned from another product. (It rarely comes up, but products from the same manufacturer might also give you problems. For example, if you received a Cash Reward for Crest, you might not be able to use it to get one on Scope.)
- The number of items you are purchasing can’t be less than the number of manufacturer’s coupons and Cash Rewards you are redeeming. (If the manufacturer’s coupon is “off 2 items,” count that coupon as two.) Store coupons don’t count. So, if you have a manufacturer’s coupon for each item you are purchasing, you need to throw a “filler” item(s) in if you want to use the Cash Reward.
- Sometimes a store will let you ring items separately if you want two deals, but it’s up to each store. The ad usually states that there is a limit of one. If you do, make sure you don’t pay with a Cash Reward you just earned for the same product or the new RR won’t print.
- It’s often wise to ask the cashier to ring up multiple transactions so you aren’t stuck with a bunch of expiring Cash Rewards. I feel better doing it in Cosmetics or Photo so I don’t hold up a big line. Or, consider stepping back in line, if it’s busy. (So, split your order up to use the Cash Reward that you just earned for the following transaction.)
- Shop early in the week. Sunday is best. They often run out of items and they don’t give you rainchecks for the Cash Reward portion, just the sale price.
Link to full coupon policy. (Might want to print and carry it with you in case you encounter a problem as I mentioned above.)
** They have now added a Balance Rewards Program. It’s a separate program.