Walgreens Shopping Guide


On this page you can learn how to save money while shopping at Walgreens.  Walgreens offers in-store coupons, a rewards program, printable rewards, and accepts manufacturer coupons.  You can view the/print the Walgreens Coupon Policy over here.  

balance rewards

Walgreens has a rewards card called Balance Rewards.  This card is needed to get their sale prices and to earn points. The amount of points you can earn are specified in the Walgreens ad each week.  Points can be redeemed for money off of your next purchase.  Balance Rewards are good for three years if you choose to save them.  However, you will need to shop at Walgreens at least once every six months to keep your account active.  You cannot use balance rewards on promotions where you earn balance rewards.  You can learn more about this program here.



There are many other ways to earn points through Balance Rewards.  Besides earning points when you purchase qualifying products, you can also earn points for being healthy.  This is the Balance rewards for Healthy Choices program.  You can earn 250 points when you join.  You can earn points daily by monitoring your health.  It’s like you’re getting paid to be healthy!  Click here to learn more and to enroll in this program.





You can also earn points by using the Walgreens Pharmacy.  You can earn 500 points when you fill or refill a prescription and 500 points for immunizations through the Walgreens Pharmacy.



Walgreens offers the ability to load digital manufacturer coupons to your Balance rewards card.  These are manufacturer coupons and cannot be combined with your paper manufacturer coupons.  However, they can be used with Walgreens in-store coupons.  To load coupons to your Balance rewards card click head over here.



Register Rewards are Catalina coupons that print when you purchase select items.  These items can be found in the weekly Walgreens Ad.  Some Register Reward deals are good for an entire month, however most of them are weekly promotions.  Register Rewards are considered manufacturer coupons.  You can still use them on the an item that you have a manufacturer’s coupon for, however you need to add in what’s known as a “filler” item.

For example: If you’re purchasing Crest Tooth paste and you plan to use a $1-off Crest coupon as well as your $2 RR (register reward), you will need to purchase a filler item.  A filler item is an inexpensive item that equal out your product vs manufacturer’s coupon ratio.  This can be anything cheap such as a 10-cent pencil, 25-cent laffy taffy, and so on.  You want the filler item to be as cheap as possible or there would be no point in using the RR to help save you money.

Purchase Crest tooth paste for $3.50 (product)

Purchase a 10-cent pencil (filler)

use the $1.00-off Crest coupon

use $2 RR

Pay $0.60 for your toothpaste and pencil

*This is only if your using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a Register Reward.  Walgreens in-store coupons that are mentioned in the next session do not count.  In-store coupons can be used with manufacturer coupons on one item without the need of a filler. 


This is an in-ad coupon.  If you purchase 3 bottles of Excedrin, you will get $6-off at the register by using this coupon.  (example only not a redeemable coupon)

This is an in-ad coupon. If you purchase 3 bottles of Excedrin, you will get $6-off at the register by using this coupon. (example only not a redeemable coupon)

Walgreens in-ad coupons are found weekly in the Walgreens Ad.  They can be used with a manufacturer’s coupon.  You do not need more than one Walgreens in-ad coupons even on the purchase of multiple identical items because the register will deduct it times that many items.  For example:  If the in-ad coupon is for 50-cents off Charmin Bath Tissue.  If you purchase three packs of Charmin Bath Tissue, the register will deduct $1.50-off total when the cashier scans the in-ad coupon.  You can still use any manufacturer coupons or Register Rewards (rules for using manufacturer coupons with RR still apply).  You can also redeem any balance rewards you have as well.


Walgreens coupon booklet is a monthly coupon book that features Walgreens coupons.  These are store coupons that can be used with your manufacturer coupons.  They cannot be combined with Walgreens in-ad coupons since they are also store coupons.  Just like the in-ad coupons, you only need one coupon.  These coupons are good for an entire month.  The cashier does not need to keep these coupons.  They will scan the coupon on in your booklet and hand it back to you.


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