With more than 8,000 locations across the United States, Walgreens is the second-largest drug store pharmacy chain in the country. Among other services, Walgreens fills prescriptions, develops photos and offers health and wellness products. 

5 Tips for Shopping at Walgreens

When shopping at Walgreens, use these tips to give back and save money.

  • Purchase vitamins at Walgreens and the company will donate more to its 'Vitamin Angles' program.
  • Receive an immunization at Walgreens and the company will donate a vaccine to a child in need.
  • Benefit from the Walgreens Balance Rewards program by earning points and saving money.
  • Use coupons and promo codes to earn cash back, savings and free shipping.
  • Browse weekly online deals at Walgreens to save on food and household products.

How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Walgreens

To redeem online coupons at Walgreens, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click 'View Cart & Checkout' to pay for your order online.
  2. Type your coupon code into the 'Promotion Code' box and click 'Apply Code.'
  3. Remember that you can't apply a coupon code to purchase a gift card.
  4. Type in your zip code to estimate the tax and click 'Calculate.'
  5. Remember that you qualify for free shipping if you spend $25.
  6. Click 'Proceed to Checkout.'
  7. Sign in using your username and password if you're a returning customer.
  8. Register for a new account or checkout as a guest if you're a new shopper.
  9. Type in your shipping address, email address and phone number.
  10. Click 'Continue Checkout' and select your preferred payment method.
  11. Remember to designate your billing address if it's different the shipping address.
  12. Click 'Continue Checkout' to review the order.
  13. Click 'Submit Order' to finalize the transaction.
  14. Review the confirmation email to ensure the order is correct.

Balance Rewards Program

Becoming a Balance Rewards member and signing up to join the program will help you make healthier choices, and it'll also help you save money when shopping at Walgreens. By tracking your daily activity and achieving your fitness goals, you can earn points that turn into dollars. Here's how to earn Balance Rewards points with Walgreens.

  • Connect an app or a device: 250 points/ app or device
  • Set a healthy goal: 250 points/ new goal
  • Achieve a healthy goal: 250 points/ new goal
  • Walk, run or cycle: 20 points/ mile
  • Exercise activities: 20 points/ daily log
  • Test your blood pressure: 20 points/ daily log
  • Monitor your blood glucose: 20 points/ daily log
  • Weigh-ins: 20 points/ daily log
  • Quit tobacco with nicotine replacement therapy: 20 points/ daily log

For more information about you can benefit from the Walgreens Balance Rewards program, or if you want to shop the drug store's weekly online deals, visit Walgreens.com today.

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60015 United States

The History of Walgreens

Founded in 1901 by Charles R. Walgreen, Walgreens began as a drug store on the corner of Bowen Ave and Cottage Grove on the South Side of Chicago. By 1919, Walgreens had expanded to 20 stores. During the 1920s, the company benefited from alcohol prohibition because it was still able to sell prescription whiskey. By the mid-1920s, Walgreens had 44 stores with annual sales totaling $1.2 million. The company expanded into neighboring states, including Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. In 1930, Walgreens had 397 stores with annual sales totaling $4 million. A large part of this expansion was attributed to the company’s ability to sell alcohol – primarily whiskey – that it often stocked under its counters. The stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression that followed didn’t negatively impact Walgreens. The company continued expanding, operating in 30 states and growing to 601 stores by 1934. Five years later, company founder Charles R. Walgreen Sr. died in 1939 and his son took over until he retired in the early 1950s. Charles “Cork” Walgreen III took over Walgreens after Walgreen Jr. retired. He modernized the company, making the significant switch to barcode scanning. Although Walgreen III’s retirement signaled a brief period of time when the family wasn’t involved in senior management, it still is today. Some of its past CEOs include David Bernauer, Jeff Rein and Gregory Wasson. Today’s CEO is Stefano Pessina.

Fun Historical Facts About Walgreens

  • Walgreens is known to have popularized the malted milkshake in 1922.
  • Walgreens is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, where it employed 1,100 people in 1987 and 5,200 in 2009.
  • Walgreens opened its first store with a drive-thru pharmacy in 1991.
  • Walgreens opened its 6,000th store in 2007 in New Orleans.
  • Walgreens currently employs 370,000 people and has a revenue of $103.4 billion.