I know that so many of you use CVS’s Extra Care Bucks (basically rewards) program and love it. Well, Walgreens is introducing one too, that is called Walgreens Rewards!! This program starts on May 9th – just a couple of days away.
The only stipulation is that right now, they are testing it in only some markets. Those include:
* Kansas City, MO
* Richmond, VA
* Portland, OR
It looks like this card will work similar to CVS and other cards in some ways, but has it’s own unique perks as well. Here’s what the card can do for you:
* Get Members only savings emailed to you
* Earn 10 points for every dollar spent + 100 points for each prescription that you fill
* Rewards are issued in the form of Walgreens Rewards Certificates, gift cards or merchandise.
One feature that I really found interesting is that if you and your spouse each have a card (that is allowed), you can actually LINK your cards and combine your points. Nothing more frustrating than sending your hubby for something to have dollars on his card vs. yours.
Once you reach 2,000 points, you can redeem them for your certificate or other items — or carry foward to redeem at a later date. You will instantly get 500 points credited to your account when you sign up. You can also choose to print out a certificate and pick up your card in the store, or have it mailed to you.
As far as the various rewards you can receive, right now, they include:
$5.00 Rewards Certificate (like cash at WAGS)
Various Retailer Gift Cards (such as Amazon.com, Macy’s & Starbucks)
Various items such as electronics, housewares and more
Keep in mind that this is a new program and I am going to learn right beside you. I would also be patient with Walgreens and it’s clerks/managers since they are learning this program as well.
If you live in one of the test market cities, head on over here and get signed up and read the FAQs and other information to help answer your questions.
Thanks Lisa & I Heart WAGS!