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Walgreens has got to be the best for free/cheap and usually money maker (MM) items almost weekly. I personally like to use my money makers to purchase groceries as Walgreens carries quite a few food items and many times those food items are on sale as well. Milk, bread, eggs, frozens, juices, they have quite a selection.
Walgreens coupon shopping can be quite tricky but as soon as you understand how it works, the HUGE savings will be coming your way. My Walgreens shopping video explains many pointers and takes you along on my shopping trip to Walgreens so you can see it in action and get a better understanding as to how couponing at Walgreens really works.It is important to pay close attention to the details to insure you are saving the most on your orders.
In order to maximize your savings the key is to combine a Register Rewards producing deal or a great sale price with a manufacturer’s coupon and possibly even a store coupon. This allows you to purchase items for free or at the lowest possible price so you can build your stockpile at a minimal cost.
Understanding Walgreens Register Rewards
First, the Catalina Machine (CAT)- This is a small printer machine located next to the register at Walgreens. After you have completed your transaction, the catalina machine will produce Walgreens coupons on long skinny paper, some for products and others that are known as Register Rewards (RR).
In Order for the Catalina machine to produce a Register Reward , you will need to have purchased a certain item that is offered on the promotion/sale. These are normally weekly or monthly deals, You will find the items that are included in the Register Rewards promotion in the Walgreens weekly sales circular and you will also see the signs on the shelves. But, the best place to find these promotions is right here on cincyshopper.com.
Register Rewards (RR) print separately from the receipt once a qualifying purchase is detected and, they are not tied to a loyalty card so you can do multiple transactions, no limits like a card. Normally they are are a manufacture coupons that is intended to be used On Your Next Order (OYNO). You can use them to purchase most anything in Walgreens. I treat them like cash, be sure you do as well. Register Rewards (RR) are usually valid for only 2 weeks so be careful not to let them expire.
Only one Register Reward (RR) will print per transaction pr each promotion. (Example with Image).You are able to purchase many different items that produce RR’s in a single transaction, as long as it is not the same promotion. Additionallly, you are not able to roll RR’s within the same promotion. Example- You purchase a Gillette Fusion Razor and you now have a $4 RR. You can not use that RR to purchase another Gillette razor.
Like I said, Walgreens couponing can be tricky but the key is to remember-You can not have more manufacturer coupons than you do items (RR’s are manufacturer coupons) so, if you have a coupon for every item you are purchasing, you will need to purchase one extra item that you are not using a coupon for, for each RR you plan to use on that given order. This is called a FILLER, usually something inexpensive like .15 pencils:) Additionally, always remember, Register Rewards (RR) are always before tax so, you must have spent the exact amount or more than the RR you are trying to use pre-tax.
Understanding Walgreens Coupons
Walgreens Store Coupons also known as Instant Value Coupon (IVC) are found in several places: the store sales flier, in the front of the store where they keep the current sales fliers, on the Walgreens website and they also sometimes have a magazine out in the pharmacy called “Diabetes and You” that sometimes has coupons in the it as well as a CHILDRENS ACTIVITY BOOK (CAB) with many great store coupons. They are different then a manufacturer coupon, these are Walgreens own coupons and they will let you use 1 Walgreens coupon with each Mfg. Coupon (Coupons Stacking). EXAMPLE with image
Understanding Coupon Order
It is VERY important that you know the order in which to hand over coupons.
This is a debate everyone on the net seems to think you should hand RR’s first, then Manufacturer coupons, then the Wags store coupons/IVC’s. I personally hand over manufacturer coupons, then store coupons, then my RR’s. It has always worked for me so I stick with it. NEVER hand over store coupons first.
Get Your Lists and Scenarios and Make it a Breeze
Every week I take the time to match up any current coupons with the items that are on sale in the Walgreens sales circular. All you will need to do is jump on cincyshopper.com, grab the coupons listed and follow the shopping scenarios to maximize your savings