5 Tips for Couponing at Walgreens

5 Tips for Couponing at Walgreens

5 Tips for Couponing at Walgreens

Many people associate Walgreens as a pharmacy and therefore, over priced.  Well, to be honest, most of their products are grossly over priced, but if you find the sales and partner those sales with Target coupons, you can actually get products cheaper at Walgreens than at Walmart!  Here are five things to remember when you are about to head to Walgreens with your coupon binder:

Coupon Policy

Walgreens has a very easy couponing policy to follow.  They will ONLY accept one manufacturer’s coupon and one Walgreen’s coupon PER item.  So that allows you to actually use two coupons (1 manufacturer & 1 Walgreens).


One of my top reasons why I love couponing at Walgreens (besides the deals I get!) is that it’s so much less stress than couponing at larger department stores such as Walmart and Target.  Walgreens usually has one cashier in the cosmetics department, one in the photography department, and two or three cashiers at the front of the store.  I usually go to the one in the cosmetics department because it’s quieter and allows me to think clearer.

Using Coupons

When you get to the cashier, you need to give the cashier your coupons in a particular order in order to reap the savings properly.  First, give the cashier the manufacturer coupons, then give them the Walgreens in-ad coupons, and finally, (if you have one) use your $ 5.00 Register Rewards to get an additional $ 5.00 off your entire purchase.

Honor Rain Checks

Walgreens is very well known in the couponing community for honoring rain checks.  So if an item on sale is all sold-out, don’t forget to ask for a rain check and then you can use your manufacturer coupon with it when the product arrives.


This is my FAVORITE part of shopping at Walgreens!  Walgreens doesn’t really have a sectioned off “Clearance” area, so their clearance items are dispersed amongst the store and it’s your job to find them.  They have some amazing clearance deals that if you can find, and partner with a coupon, you can sometimes get the product for nearly FREE!

Hope these tips have helped you!  Coupon-Smart is constantly posting manufacturer coupons, Walgreens coupons, coupon codes,  Target coupons, and much more so check back daily for new deals!