Walgreens Coupon Policy Change

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Walgreens has changed their coupon policy and it’s not a change for the better.

Below are the changes:

  • (6) The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons shall not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
  • (7) 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.
  • (9) 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.
  • (10) Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer (See 7 above).
  • 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.

Sadly,  you can NOT use a coupon on a free item with B1G1 sales..  You can’t paid a B1G1 coupon with a B1G1 sale or use 2 coupons on a B1G1 sale.   It also looks like if a product is on sale for $1.99 and you have $1 coupon, it won’t be accepted as per #7.

Will this change the where you shop?

Walgreens Coupon Policy:

As a customer-focused retailer, Walgreens encourages the use of coupons by our customers in our retail stores, in accordance with the following guidelines and as required by state and local laws. Note: this policy may change at any time without advance notice or advertisement. The coupon policy shall be made available upon request in store and online at Walgreens.com/CouponPolicy. Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines shall be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.

General Guidelines

  1. All coupons are to be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
  2. Walgreens does not accept expired coupons. Coupons expire at 11:59 p.m. on the expiration date at the point of sale, whether in store or online.
  3. Walgreens will not accept fraudulent or counterfeit coupons as determined by Walgreens.
  4. Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or gift cards.
  5. Competitor’s coupons shall not be accepted by Walgreens.
  6. The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons shall not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
  7. 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.
  8. Coupons that appear distorted, blurry or altered in any way shall not be accepted; all coupons must have a clear and scannable bar code.
  9. 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.
  10. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer (See 7 above).
  11. Paper coupons will be processed before digital coupons.
  12. Walgreens shall not accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
  13. Walgreens reserves the right to limit quantities to customers and employees.
  14. Manufacturer coupons must include a valid redemption address.
  15. Coupons may be subject to advertised offer limitations and all other limitations and restrictions on the applicable coupon or product.
  16. Walgreens shall accept manufacturer coupons for items that are on sale.

The General Guidelines apply to the categories below and are to be referenced in addition to the specific coupon category guidelines.

Multiple Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  2. When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple coupons for multiple qualifying items, as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified on the coupon. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased and/or prohibit the purchase of excessive quantities. An excessive quantity is any quantity above and beyond normal household usage.

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

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.

Internet Printed Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. Walgreens shall not accept “free product” internet printed coupons.

Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

Earning Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards

  1. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
  2. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions are permitted.
  3. There is a limit of one Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon per offer per customer per transaction.
  4. Customers redeeming a Register Rewards/Savings Rewards against the same offer may not receive another Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon.

Redeeming Register Rewards®/Savings Rewards

Customers redeeming a Register Rewards/Savings Rewards against the same offer may not receive another Register Rewards/Savings Rewards coupon.

  1. The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards/Savings Rewards manufacturer coupons, shall not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
  2. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards shall be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
  3. Register Rewards/Savings Rewards can be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Dairy products
    • Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid reloadable cards
    • Health care services, including immunizations
    • Lottery tickets
    • Money orders/transfers
    • Postage stamps
    • Prescription Savings Club membership fee
    • Prescriptions
    • Special event/entertainment tickets or passes
    • Tobacco products
    • Transportation passes
    • Any items prohibited by law

Digital/Paperless Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

  1. Only digital coupons, attached to your Walgreens Balance® Rewards account, shall be honored. Digital reproductions of offers shall not be accepted (such as using a mobile application to reproduce an image of an offer/coupon).

Total Store Offer/Coupons

The guidelines below are to be followed in addition to the General Guidelines listed above.

Total store offer/ coupons cannot be combined, i.e., 20% off your whole purchase (circular coupon), Seniors Day, Friends and Family, Veterans Day, employee discount, etc.

Print the Walgreens coupon policy here.

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Comments

  1. Melanie says

    booo! :( when Rite Aid changed their policy some time ago now i started mostly shopping Walgreen’s bc they still had a great policy. now it looks like Walgreen’s is going the same way as Rite Aid. i am down to hoping the new CVS going in near me is staying the course…

    • Dana Zeliff says

      I love CVS, so I’m really hoping they don’t follow along with the other stores coupon policy changes.

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