Walgreen’s a.k.a. Wags, is a fantastic drug store. You can get some really amazing deals there every week. It can be a little overwhelming at first if you are new to couponing and the store itself. The first thing you should do is become familiar with their Corporate Coupon Policy. I do recommend printing a copy of the Corporate Coupon Policy and carrying it with you. That way, if any problems come up you can refer to it instead of having to go home confused and upset that things may not have gone as planned.
Walgreen’s issues Register Rewards (RR) a.k.a. Catalina Coupons. These are actually manufacturer coupons (unlike Rite Aid’s Ups or CVS’s ECB) that print out at the end of your transaction. The Register Rewards print out after you buy a participating product, which may be advertised in Walgreens weekly ad. There are also Register Reward deals that are not advertised in the weekly ads but are posted inside the store.
Seeing as though, Register Rewards are manufacturer coupons they do not work in the same way as Rite Aid or CVS rewards do. You can only use one RR per item purchased. Say for example you have 2 items you want to buy and 2 “regular” manufacturers coupon from the Sunday paper. You also have one RR reward. You have more items than coupons so you will need to either save your RR (if it is not expiring in the next few days), use the RR in place of one of your other coupons, or add a “Filler” item to your order. A filler is something that is inexpensive that will allow you to add another coupon to your order. Some great examples of filler items could be clearance items, candy, or gum. I want to point out that Walgreen’s store coupons do NOT count towards the coupon to item ratio. You will not have to worry about the register beeping if you have more Walgreen’s coupons than items.
Walgreen’s limits the number of Register Rewards to one per person, per transaction. They do not have a loyalty card. Therefore, if you wanted to get more than one of the same RR deals simply request that each item be rung up on a separate transaction. However, you can purchase different Register Reward qualifying items in the same transaction, and you will receive one RR for each DIFFERENT qualifying Register Reward item purchased.
Another important thing to note is that Register Reward deals do NOT roll! This means that if your receive a $2RR for purchasing “Product A”, you cannot use this same RR to purchase another bottle of “Product A” and expect another $2RR to be generated. You can get as many “Product A” deals as you wish. Just use “Product B, C or D” RR to pay for it.
If a RR does not print, make sure that the Catalina machine is on (Note: You should see a blinking green light.) and that you bought EXACTLY the right variety of product that was supposed to generate the RR. If you still feel that you should have received a RR, you can have the cashier delete the transaction and ring your items up again OR you can leave the store and call the Catalina company directly. You can reach Catalina at 1-888-8coupon: Have your receipt in hand and state which items in your purchase should have triggered a RR. Catalina will review your transaction and will mail you a RR, within two to three weeks, if you should have received one.