It looks like those of us living in the Test Market have a little present coming our way!!! On January 31, 2012, the Walgreens Rewards system (aka Test Market) will be ending!!!! That means, that if you have any points accumulated, you will need to cash them in by that time, or you will just lose them altogether. And no – they are not launching nationwide. Walgreens is scrapping the entire program.
As a reminder, people who live in Kansas City, Portland and Richmond have been involved in a test market where points were redeemed in lieu of Register Rewards since May 2010. Needless to say, it has not worked well. Time and time again, the value of the points was no where close to that of the Register Rewards being earned in other parts of the country.
We’d all been hoping and praying that this would be coming to an end and it is finally happening! This was all confirmed today at a local Kansas City Walgreens. The cashier shared a letter from corporate advising these stores that the would be discontinuing the program. Looks like Christmas came a little early this year for some of us!
Thanks for the heads up, Learning to Be Frugal!