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How To Maximize Your Savings at Walgreens
By Donna L Montaldo, About.com (click here for original article)
One of the most popular stores among deal hunters for finding big savings on every day products such as toothpaste, razors, candy and other similar products is Walgreens drugstores.There are four basic ways to save when shopping at Walgreens.
EasySaver Catalog Rebate Booklet
Walgreens offers the EasySaver Catalog rebate booklet which is published monthly. Shoppers can obtain a copy by visiting their local stores or viewing and printing it from the Walgreens' website. Locally, the catalog can usually be found near the store front entrance along side the weekly store fliers.
Inside the EasySaver you will find the monthly promotional rebates on select products, listed along with a few "free after rebate" items offered. Also listed are the monthly store coupons and other promotional items.
Buy any of the items listed in the booklet, send in the rebate along with your register receipt and a check will be sent to you. You can earn an additional 10 percent by requesting the rebate in the form of a Walgreens Gift Card. You can use the gift card toward any purchase at Walgreens, including prescriptions.
How To Use the Walgreens Easy Saver Program
1. Visit Walgreens Easy Saver Rebate Catalogs online, or pick up the catalog at your local Walgreens.
2. Shop online or at your local store. Purchase items listed in the catalog that you can use. When shopping online, look for products marked REBATE.
3. Save your store receipts and online invoices or packing lists, then claim your rebates at the end of the month making certain you mail your submissions within the allotted time period.
4. When mailing your rebate requests, include:
- Completed Total Earning Tally Sheet
- Customer Information Form found inside the EasySaver Catalog or on the online Tally Sheet
- Original Walgreens' register receipt(s) with the rebate items circled with the Offer Number(s) written next to the price.
- Make a copy of everything you submit, including register receipts, until your receive your rebate check or gift card.
Only one submission is accepted per month and only one refund issued per family, household, address or envelope.
It can take eight to 10 weeks for your rebate check to be delivered.
If you elect to receive your rebate in the form of a Walgreens Gift Card, the card can be "recharged" with future rebate amounts. The turnaround time is less that waiting for a check, usually two to three weeks. Once the card is recharged you will receive a postcard with the amount listed or you can check the status online.
"Rolling" or "Growing" Your Rebate Money
After you receive your rebate check, return to Walgreens and repeat the process of purchasing promotional items, using your rebate money to pay for your purchases. The more items with rebates that you purchase, the more rebate money you will have to buy more products, without spending any of your actual cash.
Combine manufacturer's coupons with "free after rebate" products. When you do this, plus earn the additional 10 percent on your gift card, you will spend very little out of pocket money after your first initial purchases.
Using Multiple Coupons
Store coupons can also be found in the EasySaver Catalog which can be "stacked" with manufacturer's coupons. You may luck out and find an item on sale, along with an in-store coupon plus an manufacturer's coupon and pay for the balance with your gift card.
Walgreens Register Rewards are Catalina coupons which print up separately from your register receipt after you purchase qualifying items. The Register Rewards can be used like cash on your next purchase.
Catalina machines are generally programmed to print one Register Reward coupon for one qualifying item. If you purchase more than one of the same qualifying items per transaction, you will only receive one Register Reward coupon.
In order to get more than one Register Reward coupon when purchasing more than one of the same qualifying items, request that the each item be rung up on a separate transaction. If you purchase different qualifying items in the same transaction you will receive one register reward for each item.
Note: In some areas the request for separate transactions may be denied.
More Tips for Maximizing Your Savings at Walgreens
As mentioned earlier, the best scenario for maximizing your savings is to purchase sale items with a store coupon and a manufacturer's coupons plus a Register Reward and pay for it with your Gift Card (if you end up owing anything). However, Walgreens' registers do not accept more coupons than items. To get around this, pick up an inexpensive item so that you have more items than coupons and the transaction will be processed.
Drastically reduced items and end-of-season deals can often be found on the end of the aisles at Walgreens. By combining items you find at 75 percent or more off with coupons you can maximize your savings.
If you have additional questions, visit Walgreens website or call their customer service center toll-free at 888-324-3028.
Walgreens Easy Saver Rebate Catalogs
Walgreens Monthly Tally Sheet
EasySaver Redeem by Mail Questions and Answers
Find a Walgreens Near You