I will be answering two reader questions every Friday and Saturday through the end of the month. If you have a question that you would like to have answered then leave a comment or contact me. Your question will probably become the topic of a future post!
The two questions for today are:
“Thank you for having this! My question is with Walgreens – we have one opening up soon near me. Can you use a regular coupon from the newspaper and one of their walgreens coupons together? If so that would be wonderful. Thank you”
“I CVS, but don’t Walgreens shop yet…are rapid rewards the same as extra care bucks?”
Walgreens is quite a bit different than CVS. CVS has one program they use for everything. Walgreens has a few different programs that you can use together or one at a time.
- The EasySaver Rebates is the rebate program. You purchase a product in the EasySaver catalog and then you are reimbursed via a check or walgreens gift card (your choice)
- The walgreens coupons (7 day coupons in their ad and the EasySaver coupons found at the front of the ES catalog). These CAN be combined with manufacturer coupons!
- The Register Rewards are the coupons that will print when you buy certain items. They are kind of like ECB’s, but not quite. Register Rewards are usually earned when you buy a group of items (not just one item like an ECB). They cannot be used on the same type of items when you redeem them (unlike an ECB). You can also only earn one Register Reward type per transaction. If the reward is for $10 when you buy $20 in cereal then you will still only get $10 if you buy $40.
I explain all the tips about Walgreens in my Walgreens 101 post. Check it out!