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Checking Balances on Walgreens "W Cards" (Store Credit)

lsufanatic 300 December 5, 2008 at 07:04 PM in Mail In Rebate (2)
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As many of you have likely encountered, when you return something without a receipt at Walgreens you are given store credit on this thing called a "W Card". It is like a gift card, except it has a few more restrictions and comes with no instructions on how to check the balance. No phone number, no website, nothing!

Well, testing out another theory I stumbled upon how to check the balance on these cards and even see activity. Just enter in the W Card number at this site:

https://webapp.walgreens.com/MYWC...rdSearchRH

Those of you who are doing the Prescription Savings Club deal will notice this is the same link you use to register your PSC card. The W Card is tracked in the same system as the PSC cards, and no, you can't use the W Card to get the 10% rebate on Walgreens brand items (that was the original theory I was testing).

For those of you who have gotten these cards and were annoyed you couldn't check the balance, here's your answer!
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I was just trying to check a balance today as a matter of fact! Thank you!
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Thanks and repped! I have been trying to figure out how to see if I had any moolah on one card I have but frustrated as hell since I didn't know how!
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This would be good to add to a sticky somewhere (I was looking for this the other day after a W card was issued when an RR would not print) Repped!
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This would be good to add to a sticky somewhere (I was looking for this the other day after a W card was issued when an RR would not print) Repped!
Good thinking. I'm not sure if it is worthy of a sticky on its own, but I have added the link to the Wiki in the main Walgreens FAQ thread,

One other thing I'd clarify on this is that to see the card activity you have to link the card to your online account (much like you would link the PSC card). The cool thing is that you can also pull up receipt detail for each of those transactions, which may be useful if you lose a receipt you need for an ESR.
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what are these restrictions that you speak of?
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Strange, it's saying the number is invalid. Looks like I'll have to stick to calling to check the balance.
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what are these restrictions that you speak of?
They aren't listed on the back of the card, but per the website it says:

Store Credit - Store Credit is issued for refunds without receipts.

Eligible Store Items:*
All items are eligible for purchase with the Rewards excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards.


Quote from pleasurechest View Post :
Strange, it's saying the number is invalid. Looks like I'll have to stick to calling to check the balance.
This is for the red W cards issued for store credit. Those have a 19 digit number as opposed to the 16 digit number on regular Walgreens gift cards. As far as I know, there is no way to check the regular gift card balances online.
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Quote from lsufanatic View Post :
They aren't listed on the back of the card, but per the website it says:

Store Credit - Store Credit is issued for refunds without receipts.

Eligible Store Items:*
All items are eligible for purchase with the Rewards excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards.



This is for the red W cards issued for store credit. Those have a 19 digit number as opposed to the 16 digit number on regular Walgreens gift cards. As far as I know, there is no way to check the regular gift card balances online.
Gotcha, thanks!
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