How to save money at Walgreens this Black Friday
Get your shopping lists ready because Black Friday 2020 is almost here. Stores large and small celebrate the shopping holiday by bringing out their best deals of the year.
You’ll find the latest Walgreens coupons, Black Friday 2020 ad scans, and more when you check out Savings.com. Make it your source for all the important details you need to know about before you head out for Black Friday shopping.
Walgreens stores across the country have been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak. To be sure you have a safe shopping experience, keep the following information in mind.
Walgreens is dedicating more time to keeping its stores clean. Every location undergoes sanitation every night, and there are regular cleanings during operating hours, too.
To shop at Walgreens, you must wear a face covering. Employees are also required to wear masks.
Remember to social distance. You should keep a minimum of six feet of space between yourself and other shoppers. At checkout, you’ll notice that you and the cashier are separated by a clear plastic barrier.
To limit contact with surfaces that may harbor the virus, Walgreens has rolled out contactless payment options across its stores. At select stores, you now have the option to pay with Apple Pay and Google Pay. Card readers are also equipped to handle tap-to-pay cards.
At this time, most stores have resumed regular hours. However, it’s best to use the Walgreens store locator to be sure of your favorite store’s operating hours.
To help limit contact during the pandemic, Walgreens offers an array of delivery and pickup options. You can order online and pick up your purchases via the pharmacy drive-through or request curbside dropoff. Some Walgreens are also able to provide Postmates delivery for certain items.
Walgreens is always open online, so consider staying at home and having your order delivered. You’ll enjoy free shipping on most items with a $35 minimum purchase.
Walgreens hasn’t released any information about its Black Friday sale for this year, so we can’t be certain what kinds of deals will be available. However, by looking back on the deals of previous years, we can get an idea of what to expect.
In 2019, Walgreens had an eight-page ad full of exciting deals.
Walgreens started its Black Friday sale last year on Thanksgiving Day, and it ran until the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s likely that Walgreens will follow a similar schedule this year. It’s possible that the sale might start early to avoid in-store congestion, but the deals will probably end on Saturday as the store always releases a new ad on Sunday.
For the last two Black Fridays, Walgreens stores were open regular hours on Thanksgiving, so if you want to sneak away while the turkey’s cooking, you’ll have plenty of time. While store hours may vary due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many stores are opening at 7:00 a.m. local time.
On last year’s Black Friday ad page, the store announced 50% off toys and games, with prices starting as low as $4.99. As drug stores are great places to shop for last-minute gifts, you can expect a good selection of name-brand toys at fair prices.
The store also offered all its photo cards and stationery at 60% off. If you haven’t already planned this year’s holiday cards, consider looking for a similar deal this Black Friday so you can send out something customized.
Holiday gift sets were priced at buy one, get one 50% off. Have someone who’s difficult to shop for? Fragrances are always popular, and Walgreens’s gift sets come ready to give. You can also choose from makeup, cosmetic and grooming gift sets.
As the holidays aren’t far behind Black Friday, Walgreens made sure to indulge shoppers in 2019 with yummy deals. These included buy one, get one free on Whitman’s and Russell Stover chocolates; select bags of Hershey’s candy, two for $5; and Planters holiday nuts, $3.99 after coupon.
The best Black Friday deal of 2019 was a coupon for 25% off your next purchase of $10 or more. You could earn the coupon when you spent $25 or more in a single shopping trip during the Black Friday sale.
In 2018, Walgreens also issued a coupon, but it was for 30% off and it was valid during Black Friday. In order to obtain the coupon, you needed to send a text. The coupon arrived via text message just a minute later.
While all savings are great, it would be better for Walgreens to issue a coupon that can actually be used on Black Friday. However, having one ready for the next week of shopping isn’t awful, either.
Walgreens usually makes its Black Friday sale pricing available both in-store and online.
Walgreens sale pricing takes effect at store opening. If you’re shopping at Walgreens.com, you can typically enjoy the lower prices at the stroke of midnight local time.
Because supplies are limited, Walgreens doesn’t offer rain checks if something you want isn’t available in-store or online. Pro tip: If something you’re searching for is sold out online, head to your local store to see if there’s any stock left.
Not signed up for Balance Rewards? Be sure you are before you start your Black Friday shopping.
Balance Rewards is Walgreens loyalty program. It’s also a great source of coupons and other good deals. It’s free to join, and you can earn points and redeem rewards by entering your phone number at checkout.
Also note that to receive most sale pricing at Walgreens, you must be a Balance Rewards member. If you don’t have a card, the cashier may scan a courtesy card for you, but remember that you won’t keep any points that you might have earned.