Walgreens Coupon Matchups (4 Ways to Save Big)

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How do Walgreens coupon matchups work?

Anne Copeland

Anne Copeland

DealCrunch Editor

Anne answered on 5.26.16:

Let’s face it — we all end up at Walgreens to pick up something we forgot. While the number of trips to the drug store won’t go down any time soon, using coupons can help you save while grabbing items like toothpaste or a bottle of Advil.

Walgreens coupon matchups maximize your savings when you pair manufacturer coupons (e.g., product coupons) with Walgreens deals. Making your own matchups allows you to get great savings on products you were already going to buy at the store. We’ll show you how to make your own in 4 easy steps.

1. Check Out the Walgreens Weekly Ad

Every Sunday Walgreens releases a weekly ad that’s chock full of sales and deals. You can view a digital or physical copy at Walgreens.com, in newspapers, or at Walgreens store locations to scope out which items are on sale.

Walgreens ad

Use the Walgreens Weekly Ad to find this week’s items on sale.

Make sure you don’t buy something just because it’s on sale; only look for deals on necessities you were already going to buy.

2. Find Manufacturer Coupons

Manufacturer coupons can be found on the Internet, in newspaper inserts, and at convenience stores. Some excellent sources of these coupons include:

Sift through these sites to find product coupons you can pair with Walgreens sale items. For example, if Scrubbing Bubbles Powerful Foam Fresh Clean is on sale for 2 for $4, you should look for a Scrubbing Bubbles coupon to cut down the price further.

3. Match Walgreens Deals with Manufacturer Coupons

Now here comes the fun part: you’re ready to pair your manufacturer coupons with sale items at Walgreens. This is a good time to review the Walgreens Coupon Policy before you head to the store and lay down those matchups. Here’s a visual of how Walgreens coupon matchups work:

Walgreens sales + manufacturer coupons = super savings!

If you’re a first-time couponer, we’ll break it down step-by-step below to help you get familiar with how it works.

Example #1: Scott Naturals Paper Towels

Let’s say Scott Naturals Paper Towels is on sale for $3.99 (originally $5.99). When you apply 1 $0.65/1 Scott Towels 6 ct. manufacturer coupon on top of the deal, you’ll pay $3.34.

Walgreens Sale Item: Scott Naturals Paper Towels — $3.99 (originally $5.99)
Manufacturer Coupon: 1 $0.65/1 Scott Towels 6 ct. Manufacturer Coupon
Total: $3.99 – $0.65 = $3.34, or 56 cents per roll

Example #2: Cerave Baby Wash & Shampoo and Moisturizing Lotion

Here’s another example: Cerave Baby Wash & Shampoo and Moisturizing Lotion (both originally $9.99) is on sale with BOGO (Buy One, Get One) 50% for $14.99.

You can use 1 $2-off Cerave Skin, Sun, Baby, or Bath Care coupon, along with 2 $4-off Cerave Baby Product coupons, and end up paying $4.99 for both products.

Walgreens Sale Items: Cerave Baby Wash & Shampoo and Moisturizing Lotion: $14.99 (originally $9.99 each)
Manufacturer Coupons: 1 $2-off Cerave Skin, Sun, or Bath Care coupon, plus 2 $4-off Cerave Baby Product coupon
Total: $14.99 – $10 = $4.99, or about $2.50 each

4. Or Skip All This and Shop Online!

Do coupon matchups look overwhelming for you? Skip the entire process and use our coupons at Walgreens.com. You can easily apply them at checkout when you’re done shopping.

See today's Walgreens deals »

You’ll still get great savings without hunting down manufacturer coupons and waiting for items to go on sale. Plus, you get the added convenience of shopping on your PC or mobile device.

Keep Your Coupon Matchups Simple

The next time you head to the store to pick up paper towels or cold medicine, you’ll be able to claim much-deserved savings with your own coupon matchups at Walgreens.

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If you’re a first-time coupon user, make sure you keep it simple and don’t get overwhelmed with all the work. Have fun saving money, and enjoy feel the satisfaction of getting a great deal!