With all the new readers I thought I would review how to shop at Walgreens. Walgreens can be a little difficult to figure out. Take it slowly at first! 🙂
1. WAGS is the abbreviation that is commonly used to represent Walgreens.
2. RR stands for Register Rewards. RR are printed from Catalina machines at Walgreens and are earned for buying specific products. You can use them on your next purchase to buy anything you would like except for the following items: alcohol, lottery tickets, dairy, tax, tobacco, stamps, or gift cards.
3. You may only use as many manufacturer coupons and RR as you have items. For example: You buy 4 items. You cannot use more than 4 manufacturer coupons, or a combination of 4 RR and manufacturer coupons. Store coupons are not considered when applying this rule.
4. You will see match-ups that list fillers. Fillers are really cheap items that can be bought so that you can use more coupons and more RR.
5. RR do not roll. That means that if you earn $2.00 in RR for buying a certain deodorant, you cannot use that $2.00 to purchase that same deodorant again and receive $2.00 more in RR.
6. RR usually last 2 weeks – however sometimes they last for a shorter time period. Make sure you pay attention to the expiration date on the RR. I have not found a Walgreens that will take expired RR.
7. If your RR don’t print, double check that you bought the correct products. If you did, you have 3 options:
- Notify your cashier and have the manager check your order. Sometimes the manager can fix it for you (I have had a manager refund cash to me when the RR didn’t print – he didn’t know what else to do to make it work).
- Return your items immediately – don’t forget to ask for your coupons back.
- Call the Catalina company at 1-888-322-3814. You will need to give them some information from your receipt. They will mail the RR to you (it takes 6 – 8 weeks to get them).
8. Prices at Walgreens can vary. I have shopped at 2 different Walgreens only a few miles apart and the prices were different.
9. Go here to read Walgreen’s coupon policy.