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How to Coupon at Walgreens

New to couponing at Walgreens?  Here’s what you need to know!

Wal-Green’s tips:

  • can stack Manufacturer Qs with Store Qs
  • Register Rewards (RR) are Manufacturer Qs
  • In-ad coupons are Wal-Greens Store coupons
  • Check out each month’s coupon booklets (can be found at the front of the store where sale papers are) for Wal-Greens coupons!
  • Coupon count must not exceed item count (ex. if you have a mfc coupon on your item and a RR to pay with, you much have a second item in your transaction)
  • When handing coupons to cashier, hand manufacturer Qs first, Wal-Greens store Qs next, RR last.
  • In-ad coupons are coupons found right in the weekly ad. There are limits on the number of products you can get and you can only use one of each coupon per transaction. (ex. In-Ad coupon for bottled water for 50c – limit 2 means one coupon is good on two of the products.  Can only do this deal with the coupon once in a transaction.)
  • Don’t forget about the new Balance Rewards Card!  Earn points on qualifying purchases and use those points as cash on future purchases once you reach 5000 points ($5)!

Walgreen’s Corporate Coupon Policy:

As a customer-focused retailer, Walgreens encourages the use of coupons by our customers in our retail stores, in accordance with the following guidelines.



  • All valid coupons should be presented to the cashier at the time of checkout.
  • Walgreens does not accept expired coupons.
  • Coupons and their face value cannot be exchanged for cash or giftcards.
  • Competitor coupons are not accepted at Walgreens.
  • Walgreens cannot accept coupons for items not carried in our stores.
  • The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTM manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.
  • Any coupon offer not covered in these guidelines will be accepted at the discretion of Walgreens management.

Sale Items 

  • Walgreens will accept manufacturer coupons for an item that is on sale.
  • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

Multiple Coupons 

  • When purchasing a single item, Walgreens accepts one manufacturer coupon and applicable Walgreens coupon(s) for the purchase of a single item, unless prohibited by either coupon offer.
  • The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.

Buy One, Get One Free Coupons 

  • 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.
  • Sales tax must be paid for any Buy One, Get One Free coupon offers, if required by applicable state laws.

Internet/Print at Home Coupons 

  • Walgreens accepts valid internet/print at home coupons.

Register RewardsTM coupons 

Earning Register RewardsTM

  • Register RewardsTM will only print for in-stock merchandise during the promotional period.
  • Register RewardsTM can only be earned for eligible items. No substitutions.
  • There is a limit of one Register RewardsTM (RR)printed per offer per customer per transaction.
  • Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.

Redeeming Register RewardsTM

  • Customers redeeming a Register RewardsTM against the same offer may not receive another RR.
  • Refer to Register RewardsTM coupon for expiration date.
  • The RR coupon value cannot exceed the total purchase amount. No cash back and no cash value for RR coupon.
  • The number of manufacturer coupons, including RR manufacturer coupons, must not exceed the number of items in the transaction.
  • Register RewardsTM must be forfeited if the qualifying merchandise is returned.
  • Register RewardsTM cannot be used toward the purchase of gift cards and pre-paid cards.
  • Register RewardsTM can be redeemed for eligible items only. Ineligible items include but are not limited to:
    • Prescriptions
    • Tobacco products
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Dairy products
    • Lottery tickets
    • Money orders/transfers
    • Transportation passes
    • Special event/entertainment tickets orpasses
    • Postage stamps
    • Gift cards/phone cards/prepaid/GreenDotTM cards
    • Prescription Savings Club”memberships
    • Health care services, includingimmunizations
    • Any items prohibited by law

Print the official version of it here to keep with you when you shop!

Visit Saving Toward A Better Life for more Walgreen’s deals!

How to Coupon At CVS

Getting started at CVS:
  • You need an Extra Care card to get advertised prices.  They are free and you can apply in store.  You will need to have this scanned every time you make a purchase (prescriptions included!)
  • You can stack Manufacturer coupons with CVS store coupons.
  • CVS store coupons come in the form of a CRT (cash register tape – prints at the end of your receipt), or you may get sent some by e-mail (if you provide your e-mail when you sign up for your Extra Care card) and stores now have a “coupon center” which is a price checker machine that will print coupons if you scan your Extra Care card!  Don’t just stop at one scan.  I can usually get coupons from two scans a day.  Some days I get lucky and get coupons on my third scan!
  • CVS has Extra Care Bucks (ECBs) – These come in the form of quaterly ECBs which is 2% of all your purchases for the quarter and $1 for every 2 prescriptions filled.  Extra Care Bucks also come from weekly deals.  Items that generate ECBs will be listed in the ad.  You can use coupons on ECB sales.  This sometimes results in products for free or even a profit.  For example, if they put toothpaste on sale for $3 with $3 ECBs back, that’s FREE toothpaste!  But if you had a $1 off coupon or that toothpaste, you would pay $2 for the toothpaste, but get $3 ECBs back!  You just made $1 because you got back $1 ECB more than you spent!  Extra Care Bucks print at the end of your receipt when you purchase the appropriate items.
  • ECBs you earn can be used like cash toward your purchase.  But you cannot apply them towards the sales tax on your purchase.  So if I had a $3 ECB and a $4 ECB and my total was $7.22, I’ll ask for my subtotal.  Because if my subtotal is only $6.50, I don’t want to use $7 ECBs.  I will lose 50c.  I would use my $4 ECB and pay $3.22 out of my pocket.  ECBs have to be used in their whole amount towards your subtotal.  You will not get change back on ECBs.   See the bottom of your ECB for restrictions (like not being able to use them on prescriptions, tobacco and alcohol.
  • Use your ECBs to pay for items that will give you MORE ECBs!  We call this “rolling”.  You just keep on getting MORE ECBs when you spend your ECBs!
  • CVS does not double coupons, ad match or accept competitor’s coupons.

Check out more CVS shopping deals here.

Where can I coupon in St. Clair County?

Want to start couponing in St. Clair County?   Here are the stores you can find deals at:

in St. Clair County: Moody, Pell City
around St. Clair County: Leeds, Trussville, Clay-Chalkville

How to Coupon at CVS

Dollar General
in St. Clair County: Moody, Odenville
around St. Clair County: Leeds

Dollar Tree

in St. Clair County: Moody (Food Giant Shopping Center), Springville & Pell City (Walmart shopping centers)
around St. Clair County: Trussville (Winn-Dixie and Walmart shopping centers)

Dollar Tree Coupon Policy

in St. Clair County: Odenville, Moody

Fred’s Coupon Policy

Food Giant
around St. Clair County: Leeds

Food Giant’s Coupon Policy

in St. Clair County: Pell City
around St. Clair County: Trussville (Deerfoot Parkway), Clay-Chalkville (Old Springville Rd.)

in St. Clair County: none
around St. Clair County: Trussville

in St. Clair County: Pell City
around St. Clair County: Leeds, Trussville

in St. Clair County: Pell City, Springville
around St. Clair County: Leeds, Trussville

in St. Clair County: Pell City
around St. Clair County: Trussville (Hwy 11)