Well, that long-time rumor of a new, improved rewards program to replace the Register Rewards program may be coming true. Walgreens is going to be piloting a new card-based program starting 5/9/10 here in Kansas City, Richmond VA, and Portland OR.
If you're interested in participating in the pilot, go here and register.
It looks like they are doing away with Register Rewards entirely, unfortunately, in favor of "points". Here's how the new program will work (thanks to iheartwags for the details):
- Any family member who shops at Walgreens should sign up for an account because you can link your accounts and pool your points.
- You must be 13 years of age or older to participate in Walgreens Rewards.
- When making a purchase, present your card to the Store Associate or Pharmacist at the beginning of the checkout process to earn points. If you forget to use your card at the time of purchase, you can Log in to your Walgreens Rewards account and click on the "Look Up My Transaction" button at the bottom of the page.
- 10 points are earned for every $1.00 spent, excluding prescriptions. State and Federal laws exclude some items from earning points.
- 100 points are earned for every eligible prescription. 300 points are earned for every 90-day eligible prescription. Prescriptions paid for in whole or in part by a federal or state health care program are not eligible for points.
- "Bonus Point Promotions" may be offered which will award additional Walgreens Rewards points with purchase of certain products. Bonus point promotions will not apply to rain check items.
- Walgreens.com purchases that are paid for and picked up in store are eligible for points.
- You can track your points balance, view your purchasing history, browse available rewards, and request Rewards Certificates, at WalgreensRewards.com.
- Points will be posted to your account within 2 weeks of your purchase and expire three years after they are earned.
- 2000 points may be redeemed for a $5.00 Walgreens Gift Certificate (and there are other gift cards and items that they can be redeemed for). Use these handy certificates like cash when you go to the register, combine them with other forms of payment, or give them as gifts.
- Walgreens Rewards Certificates may be combined with other Walgreens or manufacturer discounts or promotions
- Certificates cannot be used to purchase alcohol; dairy; tobacco; stamps; gift/phone/prepaid cards; transportation passes, lottery tickets, prescription items, or controlled substances purchased from Louisiana pharmacies.
What do you think? Would you sign up for the pilot?