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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • 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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walgreens coupon policy changesHeads up! There have been some changes to the Walgreens coupon policy. The changes aren’t great and are pretty huge, so get ready.

If you are completely new to shopping at Walgreens, you can go here to get started.

The Big Changes:

Coupons Must Scan

Most stores already followed this rule, but it is now specifically stated in their coupon policy.

Coupons Cannot Exceed The Selling Price Of An Item

Walgreens will not accept coupons that exceed the selling price of an item and no cash back is ever provided in exchange for any coupons.

This means if you have a coupon for $2 off and an item is on sale for $1.50, then the computer will beep and they will not accept the coupon. The good news is that you could take your Walgreens Ad to Walmart and get them to price match the deal. You can use the coupon at Walmart on the price matched price and still get the deal.

Coupons are Not Accepted On Free Items

For offers when multiple items are purchased and additional items are free (buy 1 get 1 free; buy 2 get 1 free, etc.), the number of coupons applied to that offer cannot exceed the number of items required in the “buy” portion of the offer. Coupons may not be applied against any free item received in any offer.

You can now only use (1) coupon for both items on B1G1 sales (like Rite Aid).  So, if toothpaste is B1G1, you can only use a coupon for one of the toothpaste.

On B2G1 items, you are able to use coupons on (2) of the items.

No Free Product Printable Coupons

Most stores already have this rule, but Walgreens now specifically states it in their coupon policy.


This is going to decrease some savings, but will not affect Register Rewards or Balance Rewards deals very often (since they often don’t involve B1G1 sales).

You can see the full coupon policy here.

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