Walgreens Loyalty Card???

Walgreens are currently considering a loyalty card that was rumored a while back. They would be moving more to a CVS format where you will be limited on what you can purchase and it would be hooked to the card. I just got off the phone with corporate who said it’s not for sure but is probable and may roll out in July. They’re gonna call me back once they make a decision so I’ll keep you posted.

I don’t know about you but I’m kinda happy. Sure they’re gonna limit our purchases (unlike RRs) but hopefully it means that the expiration date on the RR will be longer than two weeks. Plus, it’ll be nice not to run all over to get the deals!

So, what do you think? If you stopped shopping at WAGS will you start again? Do you have problems with RRs not printing and hope this will help? Or do you love the fact that your big family can get 3 tubes of toothpaste if you want and don’t wanna be restricted? I’m interested to hear so leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I would really miss the RR's. I love rolling! Thanks for the news, I'm sure I'll buy less, because I buy for my elderly parents, my kid away at college, and any other cause I feel needs help.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I am not excited about a rewards card. I like getting many register rewards. And I love that you told me about Jewel taking them too.

    mel.3@juno.com

  3. Hmmm…as it stands for me, Walgreens can't hold a candle to CVS.

    They don't seem to have a company wide coupon and RR policy. My local Wags stores won't reward me with RR's if I use coupons on the RR items so I stopped shopping Walgreens a while ago, (unless there are some exceptional non RR deals that is).

    I would be more inclined to support them if they would come up with a same coupon policy for ALL stores and if that included being able to use coupons on RR items at ALL stores. Plus not being able to use more than one RR in one transaction? LAME! They'd have to make some big changes to lure me away from CVS.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like not being limited and will make the sacrifice by putting up with the hassle! I have three teenagers and the CVS deals don't really benefit me greatly.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I really hope that they decide to do this because I am ready to stop shopping at Walgreens (although I can't until I use up the stupid RR!). There are so many rules about how many coupons/RR you can use per purchase and the RR expire so quickly that I'm ready to take my business to CVS because I can use the ECB's there, even if they're long expired, and I can use multiple ECB's PLUS coupons on a single item as long as it doesn't go below the item's price.

  6. Allison says:

    I will miss the option of getting 10 of something (at different location!) that I really need, but my desire to have all Wags employees on the same page far outweighs anything I might miss.

  7. daphnemomof9 says:

    Hi Clair,
    I've just gotten on the bandwagon with Wags and like that I can get unlimited quantities of items, because I do have a big family. But, once I get stocked up, I may change my mind.

    I'm not quite sure how CVS works because everytime I've tried to get a bargain there,at the one store anywhere near me, they're completely out of product. I've given up on them.

    I really appreciate your blog and have gleaned so much from it.

  8. Martha in WI says:

    I've stopped shopping at WAG's and gone across the street to Walgreen's … too many times my RR's expire and I get soooo mad throwing money away!

  9. Amanda J says:

    I would miss the RRs but my Walgreens is always out of every free item by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, which is when I stop. Somebody cleans off the shelves on Sunday. Once they moved that free item to somewhere else in the store so I thought they were out, tricky. I have had several frustrating experiences with coupon use and managers there, so even without RRs if there was a standard policy I could rely on, I could plan better.

  10. I would be extremely bummed. I buy the Bayer coupons online all the time, make the profit via RR's and use those RR's at my local Walmart after I price match my dairy, meat and produce to the lowest prices in my area. I essentially walk away with FREE groceries each week!

  11. imma be honest i like this idea better. #1 its easier. #2 the coupons like you said would most likely be longer. #3 i stopped trying those rr's since i tend to foreget about them. unlike CVS where i keep them with my card so i can;t lose them. only question is will they go green or do somethign similar to cvs. will they print it out or will they prey you remmeber and load it on the card

  12. Anonymous says:

    I just found your site. Thanks. I stopped buying RR items at Walgreen's unless I really need them and they're a good price without the RR. I'm stuck with a $9 and a $2 right now that are expiring and there's nothing that I need that costs over $9. The RR can't be used with another coupon, can't be used if the item is even a penny less than the RR, and anything on a receipt when you used an RR can't be returned if you change your mind. I've also had problems with manufacturer rebates on items I bought using RR because the receipt shows "mfg coupon" and the rebate company has deducted the RR amount from the correct rebate amount, even though it's a completely different product. Publix used to take the RR, but now they stopped. Our Walmart won't take them either. Anyone have any ideas? I'd appreciate the help.

  13. Anonymous says:

    To anonymous–If you have $9 in RR I would buy the soda deal of the week. That always takes up a good chunk of $ or I would buy greeting cards. Just a thought.

  14. I really appreciate your blog! It helps me alot! I had a situatation at Walgreens a month ago. I was frusterated with these RR coupons ecspecially for us who are trying to save our money. I bought some cookies on special and got a $3RR coupon. I went back to buy the countrytime lemonade. I bought 4 for 1.99 each. Then I used 2 1.50 off 2. then my $3RR.
    $7.98 – $3 (manufacture coupons) = $4.98 – $3 RR = !.98. I had to buy a .39 candy to use my 3rd couponRR not a manufacture coupon. I was just a little frusterated. CVS would not do this nor Meijer or Target. Store coupon RR is a store coupon not a manufacture coupon. I hope Walgreens comes up with something better.

  15. Anonymous says:

    WALGREENS drives me nuts!!!! Talk about a store that changes policies like most people do underwear! One store does this..another that….this one won't do this..ect ECT ECT!!!!! I like how Target/Wal Mart have the same policies no matter where you go. YOU KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT!!!! Our Walgreens runs out all the time too!!! Plus they have things marked wrong or the machine doesn't work. The manager actually told me they follow "couponers" through the store. The employees make jokes about couponers. They have talked about other people that coupon and how annoying it is and how dishonest couponers are. WalGreens to me has horrible customer service and does not work for the customer. BEMIDJI MN

  16. Anonymous says:

    I just got home from Walgreens and went right to my computer and wrote to their customer service (or, I should say, lack of customer service) site to complain. Over a month ago I was told by their corporate office that if you have a coupon for more than the sales price they'll adjust it so you can use the coupon. The manager today said she never heard of that policy. I showed her the email that I got and she allowed it, but not before she yelled a few times that I was committing coupon fraud. It's just not worth the aggravation to shop at Walgreens.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Here's an update on my 6/19 post. The Walgreen's manager called me to apologize. However, all she said was "I'm sorry that you heard what I said." Not much of an apology! She said that corporate office told her some managers were complaining about the coupon policy, so now the corporate policy is that each store manager can have their own policy. Isn't that special?! Here, in Orlando, there can be 10 Walgreen stores in a 5 mile radius, and there may be 10 different coupon policies. The policies can change on the whim of the manager, depending on the product, the customer, the weather, etc. Confusing enough?

  18. Heather says:

    I don't like the idea of the limit. I don't try to roll my RR though. I use them at Jewel to pay for my groceries. If it wasn't for that, though, I probably wouldn't shop at WAGs as much as I do.

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