The monthly coupon booklet you will find at the front of the store near the weekly ads. These are store coupons and can be used along with sale items and manufacturers coupons to get even better savings.
You will find the In Ad coupons in each weekly ad. You must present these to the cashier to receive the sale price. You can also use manufacturers coupons with these in ad coupons. If you buy more than one of the sale item, you only have to give the cashier one coupon and it will adjust the price for each one in the transaction. That being said, these In Ad coupons will have a limit on them. Some stores will stick to the limit, some won’t. If you go over the limit the register will automatically give you the sale price for each item. It doesn’t follow the limit.
Walgreen’s has a rebate type program called Register Reward’s or you may see the abbreviation RR. Basically how it works is you make a qualifying purchase and then a Register Reward will print out that is good on your next purchase.
You can use coupons on purchases that produce Register Rewards and if you do then sometimes you will come out making money on a product. For example:
Advil PM, On Sale $2.99
Get $2.99 Register Reward
Use $1.00 coupon
You Pay: $1.99 but you get $2.99 in RR’s so really you made $1.00 on the purchase.
That is completely legal and does happen quite often.
There is one thing about Register Rewards that can be tricky. The system recognizes them as a manufacturers coupon. You can only use 1 manufacturers coupon and 1 store coupon per item. You need to make sure you have enough items to off set the number of manufacturers coupons when you use your Register Reward. For example, you received a $5.00 Register Reward and now your going to use it on your next transaction. You are buying 3 items and you have 3 manufacturers coupons, so essentially you have a manufacturers coupon for every item you are buying. The system will not allow you to also use the RR on that transaction unless you buy one more item without a manufacturers coupon. All you have to do is toss in something small for a filler item. Sometimes they may have .10 pencils or something small like that, just grab that and add it to your order and now you will have 4 items and you’ll be using 3 manufacturers coupons + 1 RR (which really makes it 4 manufacturers coupons).
Register Rewards can be used to purchase just about anything. Any exclusions will be printed on the RR. However, that being said you can not use a RR to purchase the same product you just received the RR for. That is referred to as “Rolling”. If you do then you will not get RR again. For example, when you purchase crest toothpaste for $2.49 and you receive a register reward for $2.49, you can not purchase another crest toothpaste and use that RR and receive another RR. However if you just want to get two toothpastes that is fine you can use it to buy the second one but you wont get another RR. Basically you are getting 2 for one.
Here are some abbreviations you may see in my Walgreen’s posts and what they mean:
- BOGO Free = Buy One Get One Free
- BOG2 Free = Buy One Get Two Free
- In-Ad coupon = Coupons found in the weekly ad
- RR = Register Reward
- OOP: Out of Pocket
- wyb = When You Buy
- cpn = Coupon
- SS = Smart Source Coupon Insert
- RP = Red Plum Coupon Insert
- P&G = Proctor & Gamble Coupon Insert
- GM = General Mills Insert