Saturday, March 7, 2009

Walgreens RR - Reminder

I know there are a lot of beginners hitting the Walgreens sales this week. A note about Register Rewards (RRs.)
This can be a little bit tricky to explain so read carefully.
When you use RRs on a purchase, you can not use RRs for item x to get the same item x...what does not mean? Let me use an example from this week below.
If I buy Right Guard for $2.99, I get back $2 RRs (totalling $.99 after RRs.) You can only get one type of each RR in a transaction. I could not buy 3 Right Guards and expect to get 3 $2 RRs in next transaction. I could, however, buy Right Guard in 3 separate transactions as Walgreens does not have a loyalty card.
If I use that $2 I got in RRs, I can not go and buy another Right Guard with that same RR because the $2 RRs will not print. I can use the Right Guard $2 RRs to buy another RR item just not the same item I got the RRs for. Make sense?
Finally, RRs will still print if you use a coupon. You can pay with RRs and still get RRs to print (just remember the rules above.)
P.S. There is always less trouble when you give the cashier your RRs (when you are using them as store money) before your coupons. I am not sure why.


xrayjenn said...

This comes in handy...I just got my first RR today at walgreens for the colgate toothpast, I never even knew walgreens had this, and I've shopped there for years. I enjoy your website very much!

Beth B said...

Thanks for the ink refill tip! I just filled 2 cartridges for $15 with a B1G1 coupon.
I received different info about the rewards program when I asked about it, though. They told me that I had to pay for a prescription club membership in order to get any discounts, which sounded like what you refer to as RR. Do you have any knowledge of this? Am I asking for the wrong thing?

Frugal Coupon Mom - said...

Beth, there is a reward plan called the Wcard. I have a post about this as well. We will talk about this perscription plan soon when they have a $25 giftcard for a perscription refill. You do not need to join the perscription club for RRs. There is not reward program (like CVS) at Walgreens. Everyone is welcome to RRs.

Cookiecrew said...

What are RR's? I how the heck do I start? Or Where do I start?! LOL Any help at all would be appreciated!! Thank you in advance! :-)

Frugal Coupon Mom - said...

This would be a great place to start. Let me know if you have more questions.