One of the many perks of being a senior citizen is eligibility for several discounts at your favorite stores. From supermarkets, restaurants, hotels, and pharmacies, there’s no shortage of shops in America where you can get a good senior discount.
Walgreens, the largest pharmacy in America, is no exception. If you're 55 or over, you can get a 20% discount during Walgreens Senior Day every 1st Tuesday of the month.
To learn more about Walgreens' senior discount, check out how it works, how to get it, and other senior benefits available at the store.
What Is The Walgreens Senior Discount?
Walgreens gives seniors 55 and over a 20% discount every 1st Tuesday. To redeem the discount, you must create a myWalgreens account and present any proof of age before checkout.
The discount is valid for in-store and online purchases and can be used for any wellness products you need. On top of this, you may enjoy additional perks from having a myWalgreens account.
It is a free membership program that helps you earn rewards and 1% cashback on all purchases and 5% cashback on Walgreens-branded items. You’ll also get exclusive sale items and a personalized shopping experience.
Limitations Of The Walgreens Senior Discount
The senior discount at Walgreens applies to most regular items, including Walgreens-branded products. However, it has certain limitations. The discount is not applicable for the following:
- Alcohol and tobacco
- Dairy products
- Newspapers and magazines
- Money orders
- Gift cards and stamps
- Lottery tickets
- Charitable donations
- Transportation passes
- Clinic visits
- Prescriptions, pharmacy items, and services
- Bulk orders and back-ordered items
You also cannot combine the senior discount with other promotions and offers.
Availing Of The Walgreens Senior Discount Online
Online purchases are also eligible for the Walgreens senior discount. You only need to be logged in to your myWalgreens account and use the code SENIOR20 upon checkout. The discount is valid for one use per account every 1st Tuesday of the month. You must be able to complete the checkout by 11:59 pm Central Time, or else the code becomes invalid.
You’ll enjoy the same 20% off regular purchases and Walgreens branded products. However, certain products are excluded, including Birchbox Shop items, selected luxury beauty brands, at-home COVID test kits, Enfamil, Similac, Hasbro, Marvel, and many other brands. Check out the full list here. Also, the online senior discount can’t be combined with other promotions and discounts.
Additional Senior Benefits At Walgreens
AARP members get additional exclusive perks from Walgreens. You just need to link your AARP membership card to your myWalgreens account. These are the benefits you can take advantage of:
- Free consultation and supplies for diabetes care
- 20% off Volaren nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory gel
- Free flu shots against Covid19, pneumonia, and shingles
- Access to Walgreens Find RX Coverage which helps you find the perfect Medicare plan for your needs
If you’re an AARP member, don’t miss these extra perks. If you’re not an AARP member, we encourage applying to be one and get extra benefits. AARP has many perks, especially for low-income seniors.
Other Reasons To Shop At Walgreens
Walgreens gives seniors many reasons to patronize its products and services. They have several convenient ways to get your orders and prescription refills. Check out these options:
- Free shipping for online orders above $35
- Quick pickup within 30 minutes
- Free shipping from the store
- Same day delivery
Walgreens also has resources dedicated to helping you understand your Medicare benefits and checking if your drug plans work with them. They also help you conveniently refill your prescriptions through a 90-day refill program that gives you added savings and an app that helps track when your prescriptions need to be refilled.
The store also helps you save time by delivering your prescriptions direct to your doorstep. And if you have medicine not covered by Medicare, you can get additional savings by joining the Prescriptions Savings Club. Pharmacists are also available 24/7 to answer your questions and concerns.
You can also get the myWalgreens credit card which gives you perks even higher than those from the myWalgreens rewards card. With this credit card, you get unlimited 5% Walgreens cash rewards for any items storewide, including pharmacy items. You also get 10% Walgreens cash rewards for branded products, and use the credit card outside Walgreens and earn 3% Walgreens cash rewards for grocery and health & wellness purchases and 1% Walgreens cash rewards for other purchases. The card also doesn’t have an annual fee, and you earn an additional $25 Walgreens cash reward on your first purchase.
As you can see, Walgreens is a senior-friendly pharmacy offering many perks and benefits to its members and shoppers. Aside from the senior discount, they have other ways for seniors to save on their medicines, grocery items, and other purchases.
Do you want to learn about additional perks and benefits available to seniors? Check out this blog post covering everything you need to know about senior discounts.
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.