So here’s a heads up about the August 2014 changes to Register Rewards at Walgreens. A number of you have commented recently about this hot mess: They’re gradually rolling out a register update, and when the update hits your store, here’s what will happen.
In order to use a Register Reward, you will need to have an item in your order that is equal to greater than the value of the RR. So for instance:
- You have a $7.00 RR. You try to use it to buy three $2.00 items and one $1.00 item. The register beeps, will not accept the RR, and will give the message that “coupon exceeds the item value.”
- In order to use a $7.00 RR, you have to have an item in your order that costs $7.00+.
- The wording on RR now says “on your next purchase over the value of coupon.”
In addition, it looks like if another coupon attaches to that $7 item, it will still kick out the RR. So if you are still going to try to play the RR game, hand your high value RR over first before manufacturer coupons, and make sure you’re not using a coupon on the item that is over the value of your RR. Having fun yet?