Walgreens 101

I am so glad you are beginning your journey with us. Take a minute to read about how to make the most out of the Walgreens sales!

Walgreens has a couple of way to take advantage of their normal store sales. 

1. Coupon Stacking:  Walgreens allows customers to “stack” coupons. This is where you can use a regular manufacturer coupon along with a Walgreens coupon on the same item. You can often find the Walgreens coupons in their ads each week. They also have some coupon booklets throughout the store – sometimes at the Pharmacy desk or near the weekly ad stand. You can get some significant savings by stacking the store coupon, a manufacturer’s coupon and a sale!

2. Register Rewards: Walgreens has a rewards system that rewards you for buying certain items each week. This is called Register Rewards (or RR for short). You do not need a card or anything special to receive these. They automatically print out along with your receipt at the cash register. You can then use the Register Reward just like cash on your next visit.

Each week in the ad, you will see products advertised with Register Rewards. A few items each week will be free after Register Rewards. By then using a store coupon and/or manufacturer coupon you can get the item for more than free. This is what I call an overage.


:: For Example – Let’s say they have Colgate for $2.99 with a $2 Register Reward. You would pay $2.99 at the register and receive a $2 Register Reward to use on your next purchase making the toothpaste really 99¢.

But, let’s say you also had a $1 off coupon. Then you would pay $1.99 at  the register and receive a $2 Register Reward back making your toothpaste Free + 1¢ overage!

Now let’s say you have both the $1 off manufacturer coupon and a 50¢ off store coupon. You would pay $1.49 at the register and receive a $2 Register Reward back making your toothpaste Free = 51¢ overage! Make sense?


Since everyone can get Register Rewards and is not limited by a card, you cannot keep using your Register Rewards for the same products over and over (rolling them). You could keep buying the products out of pocket and save the Register Rewards. You just can’t use the Register Rewards for the same deal. 


Abbreviations you will find in a Walgreens post:

B1G1 or BOGO _______ – buy one get one _______(usually free or 50%off)

MIR – mail in rebate – mail in form along with required documents (receipt, upc code..) and receive rebate in mail

MFC – manufacturer coupon

store coupons – coupons valid only at specific store

RR – Walgreen’s offers these on special purchase each week. When  you buy the advertised products(s) you earn register rewards (money towards your next purchase). These are printed out at the register and follow your receipt.

SS – SmartSource – coupon insert in newspaper

RP – Red Plum – coupon insert in newspaper

PG – Proctor and Gamble insert in newspaper

GM – General Mills – coupon insert in the newspaper

Stacking – using both a manufacturer’s coupon and a store coupon on the same product


An example of what you may see in a post-

Meow Mix cat food 8lb bag – $3.49
use $2/1 SS 7/26
= $1.49 

product/specific size/$2 off of 1 product/found in the smart source flyer on July 26/Final Price