Walgreens Coupon Policy Changes

Walgreens Coupon Policy Changes

Walgreens Coupon Policy Changes

There is a new update to the Walgreen’s Coupon Policy.  Some of these changes aren’t exactly great, so you need to be aware of them:

Here are the big changes:

  • 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. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.
  • 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.  (What this means is they will no longer adjust coupons down.)
  • 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. (what this means is Walgreens will NOT accept coupons against the FREE item)

Be sure to read the entire policy here.

How are you feeling about these changes?


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  • Ruth Ferreira

    Personally, I haven’t seen any changes when I shop at Walgreens. I had no issues with coupons and I love Walgreens. In the weeks where you earn high value register rewards and points, you can do so well there.

  • store manager

    Everyone relax, the policy will be reverting back to it’s original wording very shortly. At least this is what I was told after I forwarded the information up to a Vice President. Apparently someone on the .com side of Walgreens decided to release this updated policy without approval.

  • Linda Price

    WOW! I think it has all been said. Good Bye Walgreens

  • Kat

    Wow…I think this is just gonna cause a lot more confusion for the shoppers and the cashiers both (some are very easily confused!) Also, I don’t think that I will be shopping there nearly as often as I have because those “extreme” offers are what I looked forward to when shopping there!

    • Ruth Ferreira

      This policy change will give the nasty cashiers and managers a way to keep couponers out of their stores. Maybe it is their plan and it will work, by the comments here, people just won’t bother. As long as CVS stays coupon friendly, it is the best option for most of us.

  • Ruth Ferreira

    I just read the whole policy and there are a lot of changes. They are targeting extreme couponers which some of us are. This policy change will definitely make shopping at Walgreens very difficult especially at some stores. Thi

  • LoveNews

    I like some of the unique Walgreens products they offer (like their alpha hydroxy face cream – love it), but I don’t really feel like it is a good place to get deals. CVS and Target are much better. I can also do better at my grocery stores and Walmart. I don’t think I will ever be the type of shopper who buys $1,000 worth of items and spends 50 cents, but I do think there is a lot of money to be saved, but Walgreens is not the place to go if you are looking for maximum savings.

  • Diana Daniel-Clark

    Bye Bye Walgreens! Love CVS and Target! Never been treated anything but kindly from those stores. Hope they feel the burn!

  • Angela Nicholson

    I was just saying from my last experience at Walgreens that I probably won’t be doing too much shopping there anymore. You can’t use more than three of the same coupons. As I was leaving the store I heard one of the clerks and manager talking about people using coupons. I will take my coupons some where else.

    • Ruth Ferreira

      The store you shop at might be the ones I stay away from because the manager allows or encourages their staff to discourage couponers for shopping there. My local Walgreens used to be that way until Walmart opened in my small town.

  • Ruth Ferreira

    That sucks but there are other good deals to be had at Walgreens, especially the free stuff with Register Rewards.

  • Robbie

    I feel the same way, one less store to deal with :)
    I have a feeling that CVS and RiteAid will see an increase in business.

    • http://www.forthemommas.com/ Shannon

      Wow seems like this is the general consensus about Wags. I was excited about one being opened around the corner :(

      • Ruth Ferreira

        Walgreens is great. For example, this week the Scope is .67 and they usually have free stuff after Register Rewards. The deals for bogo that you have to use two coupons aren’t usually great. They also periodically have buy 25.00, get 5000 extra points in a transaction which is awesome. They are much better than Rite Aid if the staff is friendly.

  • Shanta

    I am very sad to say that this may mean that I will not shop at Walgreens as much anymore. I will say that they are more difficult to shop with coupons but I have become very good at shopping there BUT now with these changes, I am not sure that I will shop there too much from now on. Well I do have RR that I need to use, then after that who knows!

  • Nancy Reese

    I haven’t ever been much of a Walgreen’s shopper because I always found it too difficult with things like the fillers you have to buy; then when they changed to balance rewards and register rewards, can’t use one to pay for another, etc. it realy got confusing and I don’t want to have to put that much effort into couponing, especially when Rite Aid and CVS are so much easier. I’ll stick to those two drug stores and also continue to shop at Target. However, I do believe there will be additional changes in other stores as well because I overheard a few workers at Weis the other day talking about coupon policy changes that are going to go into effect sometime soon. I have a feeling it’s going to be that they stop doubling or something drastic that will indeed hurt us couponers. It seems they don’t want to see us get anything for next to nothing or for nothing anymore. I don’t know if the manufacturers are driving these store changes or if it’s the stores themselves, or if it’s a combination. I do believe the future of couponing is going to be much different than it is today. If everything goes digital, maybe we’ll only be able to use one coupon and not be able to buy three or four of something like we do now. I thought about that for some time as well – if all the grocery stores or even drug stores for that matter, switch to the “load the coupons to your shopper’s card” only type of scenario then we’ll only have one coupon and be able to purchase one specific item at a great price. That’d be the worst.

    • http://www.forthemommas.com/ Shannon

      Nancy, yep I heard about the upcoming changes at Weis. Nothing that scared me too much though :)

      • SherrieB

        Hey, keep me in the loop – I’d love to hear what the changes are at Weis as well. It always seemed pretty straightforward there – double up to 4 like coupons…and that’s about it. ;)

  • Esme

    That’s ok I haven’t been to Walgreens in years for the same reason I’ll take my coupons somewhere else

    • http://www.forthemommas.com/ Shannon

      Seems like that is the case for everyone!

  • Heather Smith

    Good bye walgreens I will no longer shop there!

  • Dawn K

    Eh, not a big Walgreens shopper to begin with because their inane rules, but this just takes it a step further.

    • http://www.forthemommas.com/ Shannon

      Yeah Target has been winning me over lately!

  • veronica

    bye,bye walgreens

  • Shanta

    I don’t like it but what can we do. Sad face :(