December 18, 2010 By 1 Comment
1. Walgreens has temporarily changed the name Register Rewards (RR) to Jingle Ca$h. It’s the same thing!
2. Do not buy more than one identical item that generates a register reward in one transaction. Only one RR will print per like item at a time. For instance, if you want to buy two tubes of Colgate toothpaste, buy them in separate transactions because you will only get one RR per transaction, regardless of how many you buy at a time.
3. Generally, RR do not roll. That means, if you get a RR on Colgate toothpaste, and use the RR to buy the same Colgate toothpaste, you will not earn another RR. But you could use the RR you earned on Crest toothpaste to buy the Colgate toothpaste and still get the RR.
4. RR are considered coupons. You are only allowed to use one coupon per item. That means, if you want to buy an item with a register reward AND you have a coupon to use as well, you really have two coupons and will need to add in an inexpensive filler item that you don’t have a coupon for. It’s confusing at first, but it will start to make sense as you shop at Walgreens.
5. RR won’t print until after you pay. They print from a Catalina Machine that is located near the cash register – if it’s out of ink, out of paper, or turned off for some reason, they won’t print. Figure out where they are printing from so you can just quickly make sure the machine has a green light which means your RR are likely to print. Also, I have read that if the cashier begins checking out the next person before all of your RR print, they will stop printing. It has never been like that in the past, but is something to think about.
6. Walgreens allows you to use BOTH a Walgreens’ coupon and a manufacturer’s coupon on the same item. If you look in the Walgreens ad, you will notice a lot of coupons. Sometimes you can get a great deal, or even free items, by pairing the Walgreens’ coupon with a manufacturer’s coupon. Walgreens has more store coupons in a monthly coupon booklet. You can find the booklet by the door on a rack that also contains their weekly ads.
7. Finally, different Walgreens have been notoriously inconsistent about coupon usage. Depending on what store you went to, you might have been allowed to use certain coupons at one store, and not allowed to use the same coupons at another store. Lots of people were really frustrated and Walgreens recently issued a corporate coupon policy. The policy helps, but not everyone has been trained. Read the corporate policy, print it, and take it with you here.