(EXPIRED) Spend $15 On Walgreens Products & Get Free 1 Year AARP Membership

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Even though it’s most commonly associated with people age 50 and over, AARP membership is open to anyone and can provide some great discounts.

If you’re interested in becoming a member or will be renewing your existing membership, Walgreens is once again offering a free one year AARP membership when spending $15 on Walgreens-branded health & wellness, beauty or personal care products.

Walgreens AARP Free Membership

The Deal

  • Get a free 1 year AARP membership when you purchase $15 in select Walgreens brand health & wellness, beauty or personal care products in a single transaction.
  • Direct link to offer.

Key Terms

  • Expires August 31, 2018.
  • A 1-year extension will be given to existing AARP members who qualify for the promotion.
  • Limit one, 1-year membership per household, domestic memberships only.
  • Visit any of the 8,000+ Walgreens or Duane Reade locations nationwide to take advantage of this offer.
  • Purchase requirement must be met in a single transaction, before taxes, after discounts, store credit, and redemption dollars are applied.
  • Inclusion: Health and wellness products include acne, allergy, antacids, cold relief, cough relief, dental, diet aids and supplements, eye care, ear care, feminine hygiene, first aid, elastic wraps and braces, foot care, hair care (medicated only), hand sanitizers, healthcare appliances, humidifiers, incontinence, laxatives, ointments, pain relief, pediatric medications, sanitary, sleep aids, smoking cessation, sun care, vaporizers and vitamins and supplements.

Quick Thoughts

Walgreens seems to offer this deal at least once a year and it represents a great way to save $16 – the standard cost of an AARP membership. In previous years, a form printed out with your receipt that you had to then complete and mail in to get the free membership. Edit: This is confirmed – my mother-in-law bought $15+ of Walgreens branded items the other day and received the AARP form with the receipt.

One of the nice features of this offer is that it’s available to both new and existing members. Also, rather than having a long list of excluded items, the terms have a long list of items that are included. Looking through that list, it seems to include pretty much every type of Walgreens-branded health and wellness product in the store.

My wife and I have been AARP members for the last few years and membership has paid for itself several times over. When staying at the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview hotel a few years ago, the AARP rate was cheaper than even the Advance Purchase Rate, saving us $100+.

View from the Hilton Niagara Falls Fallsview hotel

View from the Hilton Niagara Falls/Fallsview hotel

You can also get discounts at Denny’s, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba’s and other restaurants, as well as Regal movie tickets and concessions.

AARP even has its own points scheme called Rewards For Good. These points can be used towards various discounted items including third party gift cards, although gift cards are usually only discounted 10% and so it’s not too exciting.

The points can also be used for discounts on local restaurants and attractions, with the coupons being powered by the company that issues Entertainment Books. This can be awesome when you’re only visiting somewhere for a few days as you can take advantage of the discounts you’ll find in an Entertainment Book but without having to buy an entire book.

For example, my wife and I recently saved 50% when tubing on the Chippewa River in Wisconsin by redeeming some of our Rewards For Good points.

Tubing on the Chippewa River

Tubing on the Chippewa River

It looks like this offer is only available in store rather than online, so no cashback through a portal unfortunately (let me know if that’s not the case in the comments below). If you have a Chase Freedom card though, you can earn 5x Ultimate Rewards this quarter on Walgreens purchases.

About Stephen Pepper

Stephen Pepper is on a 5 year, 50 state road trip with his wife Shae and their dog Truffles. Finding opportunities to earn miles and points is one of the ways they can afford to do this, so he'll try to help you do the same for your own travels.

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How does it work? Do you get a code on your receipt? Do you have to use a card?

James
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James

I joined AARP when they had the really good sale on BA to Europe back in 2016. I didn’t renew the next year. Now I get so much junk mail from them it’s not funny. If anything, being inundated like this makes me less likely, not more likely, to join them again.

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askmrlee

Did you opt-out of mailings and phone calls?

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askmrlee

Thanks for posting. Last year you had to enroll via an online submission, but it only worked if you were 50+. In that case you had to mail it in if you were too young. I suspect it will be the same this year.

I do NOT recommend entering your own phone number on the form. I just used the phone number Walgreens. You can also opt-out of all mailings via their opt out form. Just search for AARP and Privacy opt-out.

Anastasia
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Anastasia

Thanks! I was going to pick up some things at a Walgreens or CVS anyway. I’m not too familiar with all the AARP discount options – is there a post about maximizing the value of that membership, perhaps? If not, that would be a great addition to the blog.

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Jules

SPG used to offer AARP rates which I found to be consistently lower than Advance Purchase rates and sometimes even my Corporate rate (they stopped offering AARP rates in Feb 2018 I believe). Unfortunately, I no longer find any value with having this membership.

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Did anyone get the AARP form printed on the receipt. I am curious. I dont have any immediate need but looking at buying Walgreens Walzyr for my kids just to stock it up and get this benefit.

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Aby

I thought of going to Walgreens and giving it a try thinking that it may or may not work (and if it doesnt worst case I can return the items)
Purchased 2 Wal-Zyrs (Allergy Medicine for the Kids)
Each was 10.49$
However there was an Offer for Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off
Total Bill 15.73$ + Tax = 16.08$
The FREE AARP Membership coupon printed out from the Coupons Printer. I was waiting for my family in our car and was able to sign up on the website for the membership.

dan
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dan

yep, got the free aarp slip from the register after buying store-brand walker ski for $15.49

Belinda
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Belinda

What a disaster! I ended up contacting twitter and they made it into a big deal. The form supposedly prints out on the Catalina machine per the store manager phone call today. It’s the little printer that spits out the coupons. Anyway I know from couponing if no green light on Catalina no coupon. Well at my Walgreens the machine is behind the clerk. I asked him if the green light was on! He said it beeps if not working right. Ok. So now manager had to get involved and call me. They have a ticket to repair machine. Meanwhile I’m going to try one of the 8000 other locations that hopefully is in working order…

Enotty
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Enotty

Could the folks who tried this offer, whether they received the form or not, say whether they used their Walgreens member number?

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Ejg239

I spent $29.98 (pretax, no tax) on OTC Walgreens branded medication. I entered my phone number at checkout to lookup my Walgreens rewards program information. Once I ran my card, the form printed from the coupon printer while the receipt printed from the receipt printer; the cashier handed me both.