Military Discounts at Walgreens

Walgreens and Duane Read pharmacy stores offer military members, veterans and military families a 20% military discount during patriotic holidays, including Veterans Day, Memorial Day and July Fourth.
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Walgreens military discount

Walgreens is more than a pharmacy. The drugstore chain also sells some groceries, seasonal and holiday goods, beauty supplies, diabetes supplies, vitamins, snack food, drinks and more.

If you need to stock up on any of these, visit your local Walgreens or Duane Reade store over Veterans Day weekend. 

Walgreens and Duane Read pharmacy stores will offer military members, veterans and military families a 20% military discount on in-store items to “celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military and honor those who serve the country,” the drugstore chain said in a press release

The Veterans Day weekend discount event runs from Friday, Nov. 11 to Monday, Nov. 14, 2022. 

Some exclusions apply, so read on for more details. 

Military Discount:

Save 20% with the Walgreens Veterans Day discount

Walgreens Military Discount

Walgreens does not offer a daily military discount but may offer special promotions around patriotic holidays, including its 20% off discount event for Veterans Day 2022. 

Walgreens offered the same 20% discount May 27-30 in honor of Memorial Day, according to a company news release. Walgreens offered the same deal July 1-4 for Independence Day. 

Veterans Day 2022 Discount at Walgreens

“Friday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Nov. 14, Walgreens will honor those who serve our country by offering 20% off regular price eligible store items,” Walgreens spokesperson Meredith Beyer said in an email. 

“The offering will be available for all veteran, active duty military personnel, as well as their family members.”

Some restrictions apply, Beyer said. The Walgreens Veterans Day military discount only applies to in-store purchases, and you must have a myWalgreens rewards account. 

Furthermore, you can’t use the discount on:

  • Alcohol
  • Dairy
  • Tobacco
  • Stamps
  • Gift cards
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Money orders and transfers
  • Transportation passes
  • Lottery tickets
  • Charitable donations
  • Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine products
  • Clinic services
  • Prescriptions 
  • Pharmacy
  • Bulk orders
  • Out-of-stock or back-ordered items
  • Sales tax
  • Any purchases submitted for insurance reimbursement

You also can’t combine the 20% Veterans Day discount with other promotions or coupons, including buy-one-get-one specials. 

Walgreens Military Discount Eligibility

You must show proof of your military, veteran or dependent status to receive a military discount at Walgreens or Duane Reade, according to the chain’s website.

Examples include:

MyWalgreens Rewards Program

You’ll need a myWalgreens account to take advantage of any sale prices or discounts, including Walgreens’ Veterans Day, Memorial Day and July Fourth military discount events.  

This program offers the following benefits, according to the Walgreens website:

  • 1% cash reward on all purchases, including pharmacy products
  • 5% cash reward on Walgreens-branded items
  • Same-day curbside pickup available in as little as 30 minutes
  • Home delivery in as little as an hour
  • Personalized deals and product recommendations
  • Access to sale prices

You can sign up for myWalgreens online, through the myWalgreens app or at your favorite Walgreens store. 

Walgreens rewards aren’t cash, so you’ll have to use them to shop at Walgreens. You can redeem up to $50 in Walgreens rewards per transaction or up to $100 in a single day. Tell the Walgreens cashier when you want to redeem your Walgreens cash rewards. You’ll also have to provide your phone number or the contactless checkout code from your app. 

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You can only redeem Walgreens cash rewards in $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20 or $50 increments. 

You don’t have to use the Walgreens rewards for yourself – you can donate your cash rewards to worthy causes through your myWalgreens account. 

If you’ve already set up a myWalgreens account, check it. You could have cash rewards available and not even know it!

MyWalgreens Credit Card

Another way to earn cash rewards with Walgreens is by applying for a myWalgreens credit card. Paying for your purchases with this credit card boosts your Walgreens cash rewards. 

Purchases on the card earn the following Walgreens cash rewards, according to the website:

  • 10% on Walgreens-branded products purchased at Walgreens, Walgreens.com and Duane Reade
  • 5% on other products, including pharmacy at Walgreens, Walgreens.com and Duane Reade
  • 3% on grocery and health and wellness purchases outside of Walgreens
  • 1% everywhere else that accepts Mastercard

Through Dec. 31, 2022, you can earn $35 in Walgreens cash when you make your first purchase using the card. Learn more about the credit card here


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