Friday, September 23, 2011

Walgreens--Changes in Coupon Policy

I stopped in at Walgreens (across from HEB) today, and it seems like there are several changes in regards to coupons/Register Rewards that I thought you should be aware of.

Please note that this concerns the Walgreens in San Angelo, TX. I know that many Walgreens in other cities/states are not changing their policies. I am not sure if different store managers are allowed to tweak the coupon policies as they see fit, but as customers, we always need to do our part to follow the policies at the stores we shop at. Also, please be advised that things can change at a moment's notice. It seems what is accepted one day, may not be accepted the next day. Always talk to your cashiers/managers so you can be up to date on any changes that have occurred.

First of all:
Walgreens is AGAIN no longer accepting manufacturer's coupons with the coupons in the monthly Walgreens coupon book. They are now considering these to be manufacturer's coupons, so they will NOT stack them. This is not the case in the majority of Walgreens, but something that the manager on duty told me is our local store's policy. They will continue to stack manufacturer's coupons with the in ad weekly coupons, but NOT with the monthly coupon book

At Walgreens it has always been the policy that you can't have more manufacturer's coupons than products. This can be an issue since Register Rewards are manufacturer's coupons and count in your coupon total. It used to be the case that if you purchased TWO products and had a coupon for $1.00 off 2 products, you would still be able to use one Register Reward...two coupons, two products. Now they have changed this. If you have one coupon that states $1.00 off 2 products, this coupon will attach to TWO products...if you want to use a Register Reward you will need to get a filler item. You can no longer just count your manufacturer's coupons and Register Rewards and make sure you have an equal number of products in your purchase. You must read the wording on all the coupons. If you have ONE coupon that is for $1.00 off 2...this ONE coupon now counts towards TWO items, not the normal ONE that it would before in the coupon to item ratio.

I know all of this is a little confusing, so please let me know if you have any quesions or need me to clarify.

Again, please remember that this is for the Walgreens in San Angelo (specifically the one across from HEB). You will need to check at the Walgreens that you regularly shop at to see if there have been any changes you need to be made aware of.

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