I’ve been holding off on announcing this because the rumors were flying
and it wasn’t clear what was true and what was speculation, but Lisa from
The Spot to Save shared with me an email that she received from Walgreens corporate recently that confirms that they are canceling the EasySaver rebates program as of May.
“Thank you for contacting us regarding our recent decision to evaluate the EasySaver program in its current form. Walgreens is always looking into the future. For this reason, we are looking at ways to revamp the rebate program to assist us in proceeding in an exciting direction. Although change is always intimidating we feel that it is time to develop a new loyalty program so we can offer our consumers new and improved services. You will continue to find the EasySaver Catalog in our stores through April. Please look for future advertisement regarding our new programs to come.”
So at this point it’s not clear if there is going to be a new program that will replace it. I’ve heard speculation that they will be amping up their Register Rewards promotions, but nothing has been confirmed.
Stay tuned for updates as we head into April and see if Walgreens starts to reveal their plans for the future!
This is a really big bummer. I wish i’d found out about the easy saver rebates sooner, but even so, i’ve been taking advantage of them for at least 2 years and i have quite a nice stockpile of free after rebate shampoos, conditioners, etc. etc. And yes, i did buy extra stuff there, mostly out of guilt.
Yes they are getting rid of the easysaver. Which is a good thing it cause alot of confusion for the customer. Seeing as how I have to clear up all the misunderstandings….usually a couple a night since people cant read. They will be offering alot of register rewards. Take for example this week you can get a rembrant toothpaste for free after register rewards. Also you can get a Bayer product for free. Also you can get one of the new Nivea body washes all for free. You pay the 3.00 bucks then a coupon will come out for 3.00 bucks off your next product. Take advantage people! I do
Yes they are getting rid of the easysaver. It creates alot of confusion for the customers who dont take the time to read it. There will be alot of free after register rewards. This week there is 3 or 4 items that are free after register rewards. You pay for the item and a coupon will come out that you can use towards your next purchase. Also you don’t have to deal with mailing it in. The coupons do have expiration dates though that are usually 2 weeks to a 1 month from the day you buy the item. Coupons cant be used on tabacco, dairy, or prescriptions. Also the stores where told to order alot of the free after register rewards to help keep the customers who might leave since they stopped the easysaver program. So take advantage!
T, you obviously are in-the-know about all of this concerning Walgreens, so tell me this; what happens when the catalina machine isn’t working, therefore the RR doesn’t print, and I have to call customer service, have them send me a form, fill out the form and include a copy of the register receipt, then send it off and wait, and wait, and wait and wait (you get the picture!) for a RR that NEVER COMES! I am STILL waiting on TWO RRs, from February, that have never arrived. So, my question is this: how in the world does that make my life easier? Because, for example, if I buy the Nivea and pay out-of-pocket, and the machine doesn’t print the RR for $3.00 off my next purchase, and then the RR that I now have to send away for never comes in the mail, then technically, this was NOT a free item. I just think it is a way for Walgreens to get customers in and not reward them for their loyalty.
If the machine dosent work call the manager. If the manger trys another register and the coupon still dosent print….then just return the item there. Trust me its not worth the hassle. Also even though it was purchansed in Feb. if you still have the receipt you can bring it to any store and try and return it…if the assistant on duty wont do it then ask to speak to the store manager. Tell the situation to the store manager if he isnt willing to return it then threaten to complain to corporate and he/she will return it. When the coupon dosent print that means there is something wrong in the system. This as far as I know has only happend a couple of times. Since the program started. if i was the manager i would just give you the money for the item but still let you keep the item for all the b.s. and waiting you had to go through ( but then again I’m all about customer satisfaction if its within reason!)
I am VERY disappointed to hear that the rebate program is going away. I cannot stand the program at CVS, I have lost too much money by the expiration dates on those dumb register coupons, and for that reason, I have avoided CVS, and have shopped at Walgreens. I wish they would just put your “register rewards” on a gift card, that way, they won’t expire, and it’s handy in your wallet whenever you need it, no hunting for the right coupon needed. This is the only solution that I could see being better than the easy saver rebate program, because then the customer wouldn’t have to wait weeks and weeks for a reward. Just a thought.
the only walgrrens with a decentoharmacy program is the walgreens on haganranch road 7431watlantic ave delraybeach fl;thanks to the manager mr. wang. the other walgreens are awfull on their other location on west atlantic ave ; ther eis usually one tpharmist on call and not a regular one at that ; they float and work long hours without a break; the pharmacy technicians are for the most part poorly trained and even have a difficult time speaking english; frankly if it were not for free delivery at my store forget it. the wait for a medication especially an emergency one can take at least an hour at times ; there is one spanish speaking pharmist at mine who is plain rude.
In central Florida, Easy Saver has been gone since before July. Now it’s worse. The wording on RR’s is so confusing, at each store, the employees make up their own rules – which change daily. When I complain to corporate, they say they have no official coupon policy! After being yelled at several times, I just stopped shopping there. I wish they would start a new program – it’s been a long time coming.
I’ve noticed that with the economy has different types of companies start up an easysaver program on their website. Sounds like everyone is doing some sort of spin now to keep up with the slowing sales.