Since starting Tutorial Tuesday, we have learned about the beginnings of couponing, how to shop CVS, and now we are moving on to becoming a Walgreens expert! Each of these tutorials is a basic course on how to start shopping the frugal way that is going to save you lots of money. So if you are brand new to shopping Walgreens this course is for you! If you are a seasoned shopper hopefully you will learn something too! This will be a 5 week course walking you through the shopping tips and tricks to shopping your local Walgreens.
Walgreens is a great place to shop to score some amazing deals. I will be upfront with you it can also be a little bit more complicated to know and follow all of the stores rules to maximize your savings. For this reason, I introduced Walgreens further into the Tutorial Tuesday series. That way you have already gotten your feet wet with couponing, and have begun to feel more comfortable shopping at Walgreens.
To get started at Walgreens here is some basic Walgreens jargon you should know in order to become a coupon ninja at this store too!
Register Rewards (RRs): A coupon that prints out NEXT to the receipt after you purchase participating items that produce them.
Filler: A small item you purchase to make sure to cover your overage, or make sure your item count matches your coupon count (more details on that later)
WAGS: Nickname for Walgreens among coupon users
FARR: Free after Register Reward. Example. You buy toothpaste for $2.99 and it produces at $2.99 RR, your net cost is FREE
Walgreens Instant Value Coupon: (Wags IVC) In store coupons that are found in the weekly ads, or at the front of the store each month in the form of a monthly booklet.
Rolling RRs: Using Register Rewards from the same item and it produces another Register Reward (more explanation later )
This is just a brief list of Walgreens terms to learn in order to understand a lot of the jargon in future Walgreens 101 posts. So take a look, get familiar with them and get ready to save some money as we move through the tutorials!