Walgreens Coupon Policy

Walgreens Sale Coupon Matches

Walgreens has posted on their website the official Walgreens Coupon Policy! Hopefully, this will spare some coupon frustration, because it is now in writing!

After looking at the policy, it appears much of this is what has been shared in the Walgreens Top 5 Tips to Play, which helps you understand the “rules” when shopping Walgreens. Some of the biggest complaints I have heard from you from sharing your shopping experiences should be cleared up now. Some of these include:

Stacking Walgreens Store Coupons with Manufacturer Coupons

You CAN Walgreens Store coupons with Manufacturer Coupons! Many people have said that cashiers have stated since the IVC’s say “manufacturer’s coupon” you couldn’t stack. I personally called last year and was told we could. This clears that one up for everyone!

Coupons Redeemed Matching Items Purchases

This has always been the case, but it’s good to have it in writing. You can only use the number of coupons (which includes RR’s and Store Coupons) that match the number of items in your purchase. So, if you have 10 items and you have 15 coupons because a few are RR’s and Store Coupons, you can ONLY use 10 coupons.

Planning purchases in these situations is EVEN more imperative. This is when the Savings Lifestyle Weekly Scenarios file will help you track every coupon and keep your multiple transactions/$ totals organized.

Coupon Value Exceeds Purchase Price

This is another one. Walgreens, in the past, has given overage. This will likely be gone in the future. It will be interesting to see how the registers alert the cashier to the overage to value down the coupon. But, this will also help those who have had issues with cashiers not accepting coupons at all for a $.99 item when the coupon value is $1 (just a penny over). We shall see!

B1G1 Coupons + Sales

You can use a B1G1 Coupon with a B1G1 Sale. Since the B1G1 Coupon cancels out the B1G1 Sale item you would actually purchase, that means both are FREE!

Internet Printable Coupons

They take ‘em. My Walgreens always has. Now you have the policy (printed from the internet, the irony huh??!!) to share with them :)

There is definitely more to the policy, so I would encourage you to take a look for yourself. And make sure to print it before your next shopping trip so you avoid any cashier confusion!

What are your thoughts on the new “Official” Walgreens Coupon policy?

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on August 27, 2010


  • Carlos - May 10, 2011 @ 2:13 am

    Who do I contact to make a complaint on a Walgreens manager. The store on Hikes ln in Louisville, KY refused to take my manufacturer’s coupon with their store coupon. The coupon was in the monthly Walgreens coupon booklet for May for $3 off the Tylenol Precise products. I had a $5 off manufacturer’s from th SS insert. The manager argued and said those store coups. were considered manufacturer’s and he wouldn’t take both. First, he left us waiting 15 min. before coming out to help and then he argued another 15. I told him that they were store coupons & that per their coupon policy they were to take both. He refused and pointed out the word manufacturrers on the coupon. Over and over we argued. He was just clueless and I am livid!!!! I don’t want to just complain to his manager where nothing will be done. I told this guy before I left that I would make sure that he knew that I was right and I want to keep that promise. Please tell me I’m right. Lol

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea - May 11, 2011 @ 10:36 am

      Carlos, I would call the corporate office directly to share the issue. They definitely aren’t abiding by their store policies by not allowing the use of the Walgreens IVC’s to be used together!

  • brea lange - June 26, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I’m very confused. I’m reading the coupon policy for walgreens you have on the website. In one section it says that you can stack coupons, but in the next section it says “So, if you have 10 items and you have 15 coupons because a few are RR’s and Store Coupons, you can ONLY use 10 coupons.” How can you stack store coupons and manufacturer coupons but have a 1:1 ratio? I understand the RR are considered manufacturer, but wouldn’t you be able to have 15 coupons if 10 were manufacturer and 5 were store coupons=15? I don’t get it–ehlp!

    • Savings Lifestyle: Andrea - June 26, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

      Brea, you can stack coupons at Walgreens but the registers are set up to only take the number of coupons for the products you have. In the situation where you are literally only purchasing 5 items and have 5 store coupons PLUS 5 manufacturer’s coupons, you do have to get another 5 items so you can use all 10 coupons. This has nothing to do with the stacking allowance but with Walgreens registers unfortunately. Getting a filler item is a good choice in those situations (see the post below for what a filler item is).



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