Walgreens: New Coupon Policy Available On-Line

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Good news Wags shoppers!!!  Walgreens has an official coupon policy on their website!!  Whew – it is about time – huh?  You will want to print out the new coupon policy, but here are some key points that they did address, which I hope helps make it easier for people to shop at these stores.

  • The number of manufacturer coupons, including Register RewardsTM manufacturer coupons, may not exceed the number of items in the transaction. The total value of the coupons may not exceed the value of the transaction. Sales tax must be paid, if required by state law.   (Remember, in Missouri, you do not pay sales tax on the value of items before coupons).
  • In the event that any item’s selling price is less than the value of the coupon, Walgreens will only accept the coupon in exchange for the selling price of the item. Coupon redemption can never exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.   (This means, they will need to adjust the value of the coupon down).
  • The coupon amount must be reduced if it exceeds the value of the item after other discounts or coupons are applied. (For example, a $5.00 coupon for a $4.99 item will result in a $4.99 coupon value).
  • When purchasing multiple items, Walgreens accepts multiple identical coupons for multiple qualifying items as long as there is sufficient stock to satisfy other customers, unless a limit is specified. Management reserves the right to limit the quantity of items purchased.
  • When items are featured in a Buy One, Get One Free promotion, up to two coupons can be used against the items being purchased, as long as the net price does not go below zero for the items being purchased.  (This means, you can use another B1G1 Free with the B1G1 Free promotion and get both for free – as the value will not be less than $0.00).
  • I know that we’ve all been waiting a long time for this to be published.  Remember that these policies may be new for the cashiers/managers, so there could be a learning curve for them when you shop.  So, be sure to have this with you and be extra patienet while they all learn the corporate policies themselves.

    Thanks Common Sense with Money!


    1. says


      Do you know if you pay sales tax on the pre-coupon total at CVS in Missouri? I live on the Kansas side and my CVS charges tax on the total before coupons. Often, I pay $3-4 in sales tax when my balance after coupons is less than $1! I only live a few minutes from State Line, so I may look for a CVS in Missouri. I’ve never had that problem at Walgreens, only CVS.


      • Tracie says

        Yes, in KS you will pay taxes on the total prior to coupons – but in Missouri you will not. So, it might be worth it to cross the state line to do some shopping.

    2. Kristi says

      Thank you for this update on the coupon policy. I was at my walgrees thee other day in Minnesota and they would not mark down my coupon 1 cent. So I have printed this off and am going to put this in my coupon binder for the next time. Needless to say, they ended up putting alot of stuff back.

      Have a great day,

      • Tracie says

        This is why I am so glad that there is a policy now. It tells the stores what they need to do. I know many cashiers aren’t even AWARE that they can adjust a coupon down, so there will be learning curve at many stores.