Sunday, March 14, 2010

How to Score Freebies from Walgreens

I saw this great post over at and wanted to share with you guys.

Walgreen’s has 3 different ways to help you save money each week, In Ad coupons, Register Rewards and a Monthly coupon book. They also accept all manufacturers coupons including printable coupons.

The monthly coupon booklet you will find at the front of the store near the weekly ads. These are store coupons and can be used along with sale items and manufacturers coupons to get even better savings.

You will find the In Ad coupons in each weekly ad. You must present these to the cashier to receive the sale price. You can also use manufacturers coupons with these in ad coupons. If you buy more than one of the sale item, you only have to give the cashier one coupon and it will adjust the price for each one in the transaction. That being said, these In Ad coupons will have a limit on them. Some stores will stick to the limit, some won’t. If you go over the limit the register will automatically give you the sale price for each item. It doesn’t follow the limit.

Walgreen’s has a rebate type program called Register Reward’s or you may see the abbreviation RR. Basically how it works is you make a qualifying purchase and then a Register Reward will print out that is good on your next purchase.

You can use coupons on purchases that produce Register Rewards and if you do then sometimes you will come out making money on a product. For example:

Advil PM, On Sale $2.99
Get $2.99 Register Reward
Use $1.00 coupon
You Pay: $1.99 but you get $2.99 in RR’s so really you made $1.00 on the purchase.

That is completely legal and does happen quite often.

There is one thing about Register Rewards that can be tricky. The system recognizes them as a manufacturers coupon. You can only use 1 manufacturers coupon and 1 store coupon per item. You need to make sure you have enough items to off set the number of manufacturers coupons when you use your Register Reward.

Each week I post the best deals at Walgreen’s. You can find them here (

Karen is a stay at home mom of 2 girls and a wife to a wonderful Engineer that totally supports her blogging habit. She blogs at about saving money on everyday products and shares her coupon & freebie finds everyday.