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WBBell 10,786 September 6, 2012 at 03:16 PM More Walgreens Deals
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It seemed like we needed a thread just to talk about all the questions, hints, gotchas, and so forth that will inevitably arise with the nationwide rollout of "The Card".

Post 'em here! Big Grin

I'll kick it off. It looks like the "Earn 10 points for every $1 spent" from the test market has been left out of the nationwide program ??

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#31
From reading the comments on Facebook a Walgreens employee posted that items with a RR will be limited to 2 per card. Has anybody heard about RR limits?
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As far as redeeming $50 value, that may be a problem for those who operate in constant coupon/roll/low spend mode. I have no problems spending $50 in Wags, just buy milk, cheese, frozen food, bread, etc and it goes pretty fast.
Unfortunately, the new registers are smart enough to realize if you buy dairy, and they won't let a "Wags' payment" go through. I had bread and a gallon of milk, and the Wags' transfer Rx gift card was turned down by the register - not the cashier - because I had dairy in the purchase. (Haven't tried it with RRs in years though. It used to work before my stores got a new DM.) I would assume paying with the points will be the same issue. This is the end of my Walgreen's shopping - too much hassle to put up with. (And the cashiers were too rude to begin with. laugh out loud)
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Ive been told the opposite by a manager. she said you can choose how much you want to redeem at the register. I wish wags would do a question and answer forum, (maybe on facebook or something) so that we could straighten this stuff out. Anyway, can someone who was in the testing areas explain how redeeming points worked?

I agree, you can choose how many points you want to redeem - 500, 5000, 25000, etc. But, the deal is that you must use the full balance of those redeemed points. If you dont use the full value of those redeemed points, you lose it. So this either means spending 500 points here and there to cash in on onsie-twosie good deals, or spending $50 at once to get maximum return.
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The more I hear about this program, the more I see massive failure in its future.


That doesn't mean wags will cancel it, of course ... just that it failed. laugh out loud
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The more I hear about this program, the more I see massive failure in its future.


That doesn't mean wags will cancel it, of course ... just that it failed. laugh out loud
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yeah, I don't know where this companies get the idea that people want to waist their time adding points. Facepalm


Company Meeting: "This idea was a total failure in the test market, Perfect let's do it Nation-wide" LMAO
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A SM in my area told me that the ads will drop a day early. He said both ads will be active Saturday and the register will decide which is the better deal and you will get that price. Anyone else hear anything about this?
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I have said it before I will say it again... the card is crap!
<--- lived through the test market... crap crap crap
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A SM in my area told me that the ads will drop a day early. He said both ads will be active Saturday and the register will decide which is the better deal and you will get that price. Anyone else hear anything about this?
Was that at a 24 hour WAGs or a lock the door at night WAGs?
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I have said it before I will say it again... the card is crap!
<--- lived through the test market... crap crap crap
Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel. Stick Out Tongue
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I think the acid test is going to be whether RR deals are limited by card. If that is the case, then I really do foresee that as the end of most hard core Wagging out there.

Whether Wags will notice or care, that is the big question.
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I think the acid test is going to be whether RR deals are limited by card. If that is the case, then I really do foresee that as the end of most hard core Wagging out there.

Whether Wags will notice or care, that is the big question.

Anything is possible of course but I can't see them tying a store card into the catalina system. It's not like ups/ecbs where they are controlled by the card issuing store. Catalina would have to be involved and somehow be incorporated into the process of tracking per card. The only thing I can think of that wags could do would be to limit the number of sale items. So x items at sale price then the rest at regular retail for RR items.

Looking ahead, it seems they will just severely reduce the number of RR items.
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Was that at a 24 hour WAGs or a lock the door at night WAGs?
His store closes at night.
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So, if I have this correctly--you give them your personal info/buying habits (which will most likely be "shared" -- aka: Sold) and they give you a couple of measly points, hoping you will keep coming back.

They might as well lock the doors in the daytime as well.
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A SM in my area told me that the ads will drop a day early. He said both ads will be active Saturday and the register will decide which is the better deal and you will get that price. Anyone else hear anything about this?
Yes, it works that way at CVS, after new ad is activated. Only, in my local stores, its at 5 or 6pm. 24hour stores change over at midnight.
I'm wondering if the new ad has to be activated by each individual store or done by corp?
How is it done now, I don't remember.
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