View Walgreens Coupon Policy, here
Want to save some extra $$ by giving your coupons to Walgreens cashier in a certain order?
First Things First:
Rain Checks should be given to cashier before scanning purchase items.
Last Things Last:
After all merchandise has been scanned, give your coupons in this order. I usually try to hold them and give them to her in groups broken down in the following categories and order. Sometimes a cashier will ask for them all at once. If this happens and I believe my purchase may result in overage, I will say to the cashier something like 'I think this will work best if you scan the coupons in this order, or the register may beep.' That usually works fine.
- 1. Store Coupons
- 2. Register Rewards
- 3. Manufacturer Coupons
- 4. AARP Card, if you or a family member have one.
I usually keep an eye on what is happening on the register display because things don't always ring up as I expect, so it is easy to get distracted from putting coupons in order. By using manufacturer coupons last any overage may end up being applied toward the tax -and- may help reduce the need to purchase filler items. However, you should still have some filler items handy in case your overage is causing the register to beep.
IMPORTANT: Don't forget, Walgreens will not allow more manufacturer coupons than there are items. For details, see the Walgreens coupon policy. So However, since I didn't do that, I ended up having to add filler items at the end of transactions (in this case it was newspaper and multiple M&M's on sale for 49¢)
TIP: If you keep the categories of coupons separated and paper clipped, it is easier to get the cashier to scan them in the right order if he/she wants them all at once.
TIP: AARP card scan usually produces an extra Catalina coupon and sometimes a special Register Reward. Example: They recently had a promotion where a scan produced a $5 Register Reward store coupon. This was not a manufacturer Register Reward, so there were fewer limitations on using it. This week, at check-out, I have received an extra coupon for $2 of one Revlon beauty tool, which are perfect for the $1.49 nail file packages. The overage bought a package of M&M's each time (on sale 49¢ this week)