VIDEO SERIES: How to Shop at Walgreens!

by Super Coupon Lady on January 4, 2011 · 15 comments


Make sure to check out this week’s Walgreens Deals!

Here’s what you need to know about shopping at Walgreens!  Make sure to watch the video, so you can see everything in action.

Walgreens has a system called Register Rewards (RR), these print out from a Catalina machine (at the register) after your have completed your purchase (you can see them printing in the video).  The cashier will hand these to you along with your receipt.  You receive Register Rewards when you buy specific products as advertised in the Walgreens Weekly Ad.  Sometimes there are unadvertised RR deals, make sure to check with Super Coupon Lady and I will keep you up to date about all the deals!

  • Register Rewards are Manufacturer’s Coupons
  • You can only use (1) Manufacturer’s coupon per item purchase (remember this includes RR, since they are manufacturer’s coupons)
  • If you have more manufacturer’s coupons/RR than you do items, grab a “filler” item.  A “filler” item can be anything in the store, look for inexpensive or clearance item.  These allow you to apply more coupons to your purchase
  • You will only receive (1) RR of the same item purchased.  For example, if you get $1 RR wyb Hershey’s Candy, if you buy more than one of these you will still only get $1 RR.  If  you plan on buying more than (1) of a RR deal, purchase your items in separate transactions.
  • Register Rewards Do NOT Roll on the same product; meaning, If you buy the Hershey’s Candy and get the $1 RR, then use that RR to purchase the Hershey’s candy again, you will Not get another RR!
  • Register Rewards DO Roll on different products.  For example, If you buy the Hershey’s Candy and get the $1 RR, then use that RR on any other Register Reward items (not Hershey one),

Walgreens Coupons come from the Walgreens Weekly Ad and their Monthly Coupon Booklet.  You can get the Weekly Ad in your local Sunday paper or you can find it at the front of your local store.  The Walgreens Coupons Booklet comes out every month and can be found at the front of your store.   Other booklets can sometimes be found in the store, look in the pharmacy area.

  • Make sure to Always give your manufacturer’s coupons BEFORE you hand over store coupons at checkout!  This will allow any overage to be counted toward the other items you are buying.

Rain Checks:  Walgreens does issue rain checks, they are valid for 30 days and can only be used in the store.

Go HERE to view and print Walgreens coupon policy.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Wendy January 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I love the video! I will have to start applying those techniques. Has anyone had the cashiers look at them funny because of multiple transactions?


Anna January 8, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I only do 2 transactions at one time and have never had a problem. I think some are even used to it.


JRFrugalMom January 29, 2011 at 5:52 am

Do you know what happens, if after 30 days they still do not have the item in store that you have a rain check for?

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Amy April 7, 2011 at 12:10 am

Thank you for posting the video about Walgreens 🙂 I thought you did a great job! I’ve been wanting to learn how to shop at stores such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS. I pretty much avoided those stores b/c I wasn’t confident in the register rewards and such. Thanks again!


Rosemary May 28, 2011 at 11:34 pm

great video! Very helpful and explained the best way to use the register rewards. thanks so much!


Mia June 10, 2011 at 11:39 am

The video will not load 🙁


Super Coupon Lady June 10, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Click link to watch on You Tube ->


Karalyn July 9, 2011 at 11:18 am

Hey Super Coupon Lady..
Just wanted to say how beneficial this video was to me. I had read all the information on other sites about how to shop in Walgreens, but I still lacked the confidence to do it myself.. Cause I wanted to see it in action. So when you “took” us to the store, I was elated. Thank you for spelling it out so simply.. Just what i needed!! Can’t wait to try it out. Also- I loved your video about how to organize your coupons.. helps me a lot! Thanks again SCL!!!


lilshuga2001 January 29, 2012 at 6:58 pm

thanks! VERY HELPFUL!!!


Amy July 20, 2012 at 4:28 am

This was amazing!! Thank you so much for this video. I’m new to couponing and it seems so confusing, but you explain it so well and it really helps to see all the tricks in action. 🙂


tahira July 21, 2012 at 9:59 am

i cant seem to get register rewards, do i need a card?


Super Coupon Lady July 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

So glad the video was helpful Amy! I hope you save lots couponing and please let me know if you have any other question. I’d also love to hear about your awesome scores while shopping!! 🙂


Veronica January 13, 2013 at 10:03 am

Thank you so much for this video. So helpful. I had no idea that you could use a manufacturer’s coupon in combination with the Walgreens coupon. I can’t wait to shop!


Wendell October 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm
Hubert December 2, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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