So there you have it. No card…good. Points redemption…could be a challenge, which already stinks since one month away, no one knows exactly how they will work. I’ve heard you have to earn up to 5,000 points before you redeem your points but don’t quote me on that. As you can tell from my above conversation, we just don’t know how many points we will be able to redeem in one transaction.
The points work like this: Every 1,000 points is worth $1. To break that down – every $.10 you spend earns you 100 points.
1)For a Register reward deal we’re used to, there now will be a lower sale price, you will be able to earn points but the overall savings will be less.
2)In some instances, we may see a higher sale price with a higher amount of points to earn that are slightly less savings that we’re used to.
3)We could also see a manufacturer giving out a great deal of points in conjunction with the same sale price we’ve seen before.
4) Additionally, we may see manufacturers will try to entice us with more points if we buy more than one item.
We could see all four of these scenarios in a single ad, one or two…there’s no way of knowing yet.
I’m trying to be positive about this. To be honest, I’m a little jaded ever since JCP took away their coupons, so I fully understand how others will feel. What I see that will be challenging for couponers (especially those on super tight budgets) is to have to front more money in advance, unlike paying less to little with separate transactions and RR’s.
I think I would have perferred a card and set limits like CVS does. But whatchya gonna do? It’s times like these I can’t help but sound like a broken record- the folks that took everything they could get their hands on and cleared the shelves ruined yet another way for us regular folks to save money. I still haven’t decided whether to stick with Walgreens or not and I don’t know that I’m fascinated with the effort it will take to see how much money I could save.
What do you think? Will you stick with Walgreens or shop elsewhere?