You all know that I am already a fan of the Walgreens app, but things have gotten even better with Walgreens paperless coupons. Now they have all the coupons in the app and you can “clip” them in the app! That means there is no paper, no cutting, no scissors required to use the coupons at the store. Is that not awesome? I personally am not a fan of printing out coupons because of the wasted ink and paper. Clipping coupons, or tearing them out at the store, from the flyers is something else I am not fond of. Walgreens has eliminated both of those problems for me. I was happy to test this new feature out as a part of #CollectiveBias.
With the paperless coupons it also means that I cannot forget the coupons at home, forget to use them in the store, or lose them somewhere. When you “clip” the coupons in the app it is connected automatically to your Walgreens Balance Rewards account for you. When you go to pay at the store punch in your phone number or let them scan your card or app and that is it. Your points automatically are added, the coupons are used, and everything is just in one simple step.
Before I even went to Walgreens I opened up my app and went to the “Weekly Ad and Coupons” section. There I was able to easily browse the coupons, by category even if I liked, and easily “clip” the coupons by tapping the button. It even shows the total number of coupons clipped and estimated savings. If you do not end up buying something you clipped a coupon for it does not matter either.
One warning though, clipping a coupon does not add it to the “shopping list” in the app. This was a bit confusing for me and I had to go back and return some things and shop again to use my coupons. No fault of the store, but I wish they would add the items to the shopping list once you clip a paperless coupon for it. Walgreens in store “sale” tags are a little tricky too so just watch carefully.
With my #WalgreensPaperless coupons clipped I headed to my local store ready to shop. I did not have to stop and pick up the big ad and tear out coupons like I used to which means my shopping time was cut down considerably.
My first stop at the store this particular day was at the photo counter. I had ordered some Instagram prints from the app also and needed to pick them up. By the way, they turn out really good and I will be ordering those more often. What I noticed on the counter was this sign explaining the Walgreens Paperless Coupons – I love that they are really encouraging their customers to use the app and take advantage of this feature.
My son was with me on this shopping trip and asked if there were any paperless coupons for M&M’s. I quickly checked and yep, there was a $1 off coupon. I quickly “clipped” that one and bought him a bag of candy because I’m a nice mom like that.
Another item I was happy to see a paperless coupon for was batteries. On top of that they were already on sale. Today I happened to need AAA Energizer batteries – we always have AA batteries at home but every once in a while those devices sneak in the house that need AAA instead (rolls eyes) so I was able to pick them up and double dip by having them on sale and having a paperless coupon.
It was so much easier at the checkout counter to just put in my phone number to access my Balance Rewards and all those coupons. I did not have to shuffle through paper coupons to find the ones I actually used and the cashier did not have to scan each individual coupon either.
Today I saved $34.41 using the Walgreens Paperless coupons and my Balance Rewards account. Woohoo!
With the money I saved I took my family out to dinner. We went to our favorite Mexican place in town. Yum!
Have you tried Walgreens Paperless Coupons yet? I would love to know what you think of them and how they are a help to you and your family.[signoff]
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