Walgreens updates coupon policy

05/30/2014 8:47 AM

02/15/2015 11:24 AM

Walgreens has updated its coupon policy making it less favorable to shoppers.

There are several changes -- all of them making it more difficult to score a bargain when shopping at Walgreens.

One of the major changes: The chain will no longer accept a coupon if its value is more than the price of the item. In other words, Walgreens will not accept a $1 coupon for a 99-cent item. Previously, cashiers would redeem the coupon by adjusting the value of the coupon.

A second major change that is unfavorable to shoppers: The chain will no longer accept two coupons on a Buy 1, Get 1 Free sale.

This change mirrors the policy at Rite Aid, where only one coupon may be used on a BOGO sale.

A third change: Although the wording isn’t clear, it appears that Walgreens will no longer take a BOGO coupon on a BOGO sale, making both items free.

Here is the new wording:

“When items are featured in a Buy 1 Get 1 Free promotion, at least one product needs to be purchased. A maximum of one BOGO coupon is permitted per two qualifying items in a BOGO offer.”

That sounds like shoppers will be allowed to use one BOGO coupon when purchase two BOGO deals.

You can read the full policy HERE.

I always advice folks to print out and keep a copy of store coupon policies in their coupon organizers because, unfortunately, many store cashiers and managers are not familiar with their own policies.

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