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How to shop at Walgreens

Walgreens offers up a great promotion called Register Rewards, and with these reward Walgreens offers some pretty great deals. The Register Rewards are manufacturer coupons that are offered on certain items, as advertised, that can be used on your next Walgreens transaction. Here's how it all works:

-- When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens in-ad coupon for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer. So, if you have a manufacturer coupon for Crest toothpaste, and there is a coupon in the weekly Walgreens ad, you may use them both.

-- The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register Rewards manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. So, this means if you purchase 2 candy bars and you have one coupon for each of the candy bars, and you have a Register Reward to useyou will need to add an additional item to your transaction so that you coupon count is the same as your items purchased count. I refer to this as a "filler" item.

-- The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid. So if your transaction total is $3.50 and $.50 of that is tax, you may use up to $3 in Register Rewards.

-- When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased. So you can use a coupon on the "free" item.

-- Always watch the weekly ad, or the hang tags in store, there is always a limit of one Register Reward printed per offer per customer per transaction.

-- You cannot redeem a Register Reward on the same product that you received your Register Reward from and expect to receive an addition Register Reward. So, if you earn a Register Reward on Crest toothpaste, you cannot redeem that Register Reward on Crest and receive an addition Register Reward.

It is my understanding that Walgreens in-store coupons and ad coupons are NOT counted toward your coupon total, but this can vary by storeso make sure you ask. Register Rewards do count as a coupon if you are using them toward your transaction total. You cannot receive a Register Reward in a transaction and use it in the same transaction; it's for use on your next transaction.

Walgreens coupons will have their name written on the coupon. You may stack a Walgreens coupon with a manufacturer coupon on a single item. It's best to use your coupons in in the following order at the register:

1. Manufacturer coupons

2. Walgreens coupons

3. Register Reward

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