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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Pharmacist

Some of you may not be aware of this, but Walgreens produces its own brand of high quality products to rival the name brands.  They are called Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products and, in my personal experience, do what they claim to do.  All of these products are pharmacist recommended and most have the same active ingredients as national brands.  Not only do they rival the name brands in quality, but typically run at a much lower rate.  In other words, you don’t have to sacrifice your budget for quality.

The Walgreens Brand Ibuprofen, 500 ct., for example, is currently running for only $5.99 and has the same effectiveness as Motrin’s Ibuprofen which, at a 100 ct.,

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    • Great post! I love Walgreens!

      • nancy

        anyone happen to be familiar with their store brand Zyrtec? like? cheap?

        • JennOnTheGo

          I do – have been using Wal-Zyr daily for about a year now (per doctor). Same ingredient/strength as Zyrtec, and I've been averaging about $7 per month (30 pills) and yes, that's before RRs or overage from other items. :)

          The pricing/sales on it have been a little odd though – so make sure compare price per pill between the different quantity packages. Sometimes in looking for the advertised sale quantity package, I've found a different size package flagged with an *unadvertised* sale at 50% off – which made it a better buy. Once the unadvertised sale tag was only on the endcap display, so I always check there first.

          • Yokola03

            I do use Wal-Zyr daily too and it works well for me. My 2 sons also use Wal-Zyr and Walgreens sells 300ct for about $42 and there is also coupon $6.00 off which that makes great deal.

        • April

          I've been using the CVS version of Zyrtec since August of last year. It seems to do its job. Haven't tried Walgreens version yet, but I figure they're all the same.

          • Deyecontact

            we have used walzyr for years it works just the same and when it is on sale you can get alot for not much more than you would pay for the small bottle

    • Mandi

      Man, with that coupon policy, I just can't get into Walgreens. They make things very difficult. I much prefer CVS and Rite Aid.

      • Carebearandrea

        I probably would too Mandi but I do not have a CVS or Rite Aid here. Walgreens is my favorite place to shop. I would mush rather go there than Dillons or walmart! I have even taught one of the assistant manager a few things!

      • Lisabluedevil

        I shop at all three. While it has taken me longer to get the hang of things at Walgreens, now that I have figured out their system I find there are certain things each week that make it worth the trip. Last week I bought Walgreen's diapers that were on sale and had a store coupon. It was a terrific deal and they have worked very well on my twins – they are very similar to huggies. We also buy certain store brand items when we need it now and there isn't a sale/coupon for the national brand. We should be glad Jenny is doing some promotion of Walgreens – it's the payments and perks she gets from retailers and manufacturers that enables her to use her time to create all of the wonderful couponing tools on which we all depend.

      • Shaunascoupons

        With WALMART's new coupon policy which allows rrs I now like walgreens again. I just never try to do more than one transaction. Walgreens doesnt know how do be coupon friendly but maybe walmart can?

        I know its a long shot but I am willing to try it.

    • Cemberz2112

      What's with the infomercial

      • “This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of WALGREENS. “
        Leave her alone lol

    • Janice

      I'm still trying to find out where everyone is getting the “Get more from your pharmacy” booklet. Anyone out there know?

      • Jen

        at the Kroger pharmacy – some have them and some do not

    • CrazyCouponClipperChris

      I have purchased Walgreen's Chewable Ibuprofen. Not sure on the price difference, but it worked just as well as the Motrin Chewable Ibuprofen. Also, it has been easier to find due to some of the recalls in the past year or so by Motrin.

    • Lisa

      I used to buy house brands a lot. After going to your class and learning the couponing ropes, I find it is actually cheaper to buy national brands now.

    • Alex

      But does their brand test on animals?

      • Mamaberry

        Just so you know, the Walgreens Generic drugs are made by Bayer… if that helps :)

    • Mcleodsc

      Scan your AARP card and you will get a rr letting you get 120 ct aspirin usually 4.99 for .99

      • Rae

        Are there any additional discounts they offer with the AARP card??? I am 42 years young, but I am an AARP cardholder.

    • Rebecca D

      I have used the Walgreens store brands for many medicines (mainly for infants & children) & they all work the same for us as the national brands. We do laugh at the names though – Wal-itin (Claritin) and Wal-zyr (Zyrtec). Now my husband adds “Wal-” to the beginning of whatever product he needs from the drugstore (as in “Honey, I need some Wal-paste” (toothpaste) or “Please pick up some Wal-vil” (Advil).

    • Yokola03

      I like Walgreens but here in Murfreesboro I am lately out of luck cause I work on every Sunday till 2:30 and when I stop at W on the way home they are always sold out of all great deals so I am stopping to even go….

    • kjmiller

      My husband has been happy with their contact lens multipurpose solution and the price is good.

    • Mamaberry

      If it matters to anyone, Walgreens generic drugs are made by Bayer. hth :)

    • Mamaberry

      Just so everyone knows, generic drugs use the same active ingredients as brand name. The only difference is they don't pay to use the brand name and the buffering agents and fillers may be different. Otherwise same drug. hth.

    • unsponsored comment

      I prefer unbiased/unsolicited/unsponsored posts as well as comments (even though I have a friend who is paid to comment on sites like this in support of her employer.)

      Most stores have store brands that are fine substitutes for the name brands.

    • Guest

      Okay….I have to say something….I can't take it. Generic drugs are NOT the same as name brand. Here is the deal. When you buy a name brand drug, that company is held to a 2.5% standard deviation for their active ingredients. i.e. a 100mg drug has to have between 97.5 mg and 102.5 mg in order for it to pass the legal (yes LEGAL) requirements. A generic drug is only required to maintain a standard deviation of 15%. Meaning that in that very same drug you can get anywhere from 85mg to 115mg. A 30 point different versus a 5 point difference. Now, this difference does not matter in some cases, such as drugs like Motrin, where you can and often do take them several times a day. However, this difference can come into play in a big way for drugs taken once a day or where it is important for a person to receive the same dose day after day.

      Please note that I am NOT saying that you should not buy generic, I just think that people should be told what they are really buying. The public has been led to believe that the standards are the same across the board and they aren't. How else do you think that these companies can afford to put these molecules out there for such a reduced cost?

      If you don't believe me, feel free to do the research on your own, but I have worked in the industry for years now, and I can promise you that this is the reality. People should be given all the facts and then allowed to choose on their own. Instead they are given half of the facts and its just not right!

    • Shannon

      My Dad is a pharmacist and he says just buy the generic…cheaper and same thing! If I can get the name brand cheaper with coupons great- I'll take either one!

    • hb

      Walgreen's brand diapers are great also!

    • Clewisfnp

      I am a healthcare provider and I NEVER!!! buy brand name medications. Unless it is not available generic. The acetaminophen and cefdinir I am giving my 5 month old triplets for their ear infections, the ibuprofen and amoxicillin I gave my 2 year of for his strep, the loratadine I take for my allergies, the acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine I give my husband for headaches. It all came from Walgreens. I tell everyone to get generics. They are chemically the same as brand. I would not give them to my children if that were not the case.