Most of you know about this, and so I put a video above released by Walgreens.
Basically, now that you will have a card, there will likely be limits on deals, like at CVS. That is the biggest difference I see.
It rolls out Nationwide on 9/16. Here are some of the points on the new program:
- Shoppers will need to have the “Loyalty Savings Card” to receive sale prices
- Certain sale items will have “Bonus Points” attached to those items – this may or may not be in all markets.
- Say for example Nivea is $5.00 as a sale item – you’ll earn 5,000 Bonus Points on your rewards card – the equivalent to $5 (1,000 points per $1 spent, $10 for 10,000 points). So it would be equal to obtaining the item FREE – you can then use that $5 to apply towards your next purchase towards regular items as long as they are not one of the items prohibited to be purchased with points.
- Note: if you redeem any points in a transaction, no points will be earned on purchases in that transaction… so you are best to save those points to other items i.e. gifts, etc.
- Bonus points will expire 36 months after the date you earn, or after SIX months of no activity.
- Register Rewards will still be in place……….but, they will be reduced.
- Walgreens (like other retailers) is in a contract with the Catalina Company – so until that changes, RR’s will still be there, but they may not be as giving as they are now. Likely it will just be the ones on CouponNetwork.com
- Your “Loyalty Card” will be monitoring your shpoping habits – the catalina machine will then use those habits to present you new coupons for items you buy most frequently.
Sign up is now open online.
What do you think?