It's been a long time since I wrote a coupons 101 post, but I know that there are lots of new people out there learning about coupons for the first time and using my Coupon Corner over on the left-hand side of this page to do so. I realized the other day that I didn't have a post about Walgreens' Register Rewards program, so here goes...
The Register Rewards program is another type of rebate program run by Walgreens. Unlike the EasySaver program, which is for mail-in rebates, Register Rewards are "instant rebates." [Edit: Walgreens discontinued the EasySaver program in May 2009.] Items qualifying for Register Rewards are marked in the weekly sales flier for Walgreens. When you go to Walgreens and buy an item that is eligible for a Register Rewards rebate, you will get a coupon that prints out at the register that is good for a certain amount off a future order.
So, let's say Head n Shoulders shampoo is $3.99 but comes with a $2 Register Rewards rebate. You'll go to the store, buy your shampoo for $3.99 and pay at the register. Your receipt will print out, as will a Register Rewards coupon that is good for $2. Then you can redeem that $2 coupon on a future order. There are a few restrictions, like you can't use Register Rewards to pay for tobacco or alcohol. And you should also note that Register Rewards coupons DO EXPIRE. But other than that, they can be a great way to save a little more at Walgreens.
Last updated: May 6, 2009