Walgreens has always been my go to store when it comes to pharmacy items, makeup, and that odd what not that I need to pick up. I use to religiously sit down each and every Sunday and look through the circular ads for any great deals before I did my weekly shopping. As time has progressed and seems to get shorter by the day it is a rare occasion to see me spending time anymore checking out the circulars.
Walgreens has just unveiled a new and improved circular with additional savings online. The online and mobile circular will be featuring hundreds of additional in-store offers and online exclusives and other “bonus buys”. It will be great to be able to surf the circular whenever and wherever I would like. I took a little time today to browse it myself and noticed quite a few interesting features. One thing you can’t do in a print ad is browse by category.
This is a great feature if you are looking for a deal on a specific item. Another really cool feature of the online ad is the ability to “share”. I really think this is a fun and unique idea. With Valentine’s Day around the corner how about a
subtle blaring share on your valentine’s facebook page of the perfect item for you (hint, hint)!
QR codes are the “in thing” and I love to find them in surprising places and see the “secret” message as I tell my children. Walgreens has also added “QR codes,” enabling mobile users to quickly view more deals directly from a smartphone. Customers can also visit category-specific Walgreens websites highlighted in the ad or find additional bonus buys inside stores.
I also noticed while browsing the ads is the placement of information. Walgreens is using their side areas for eye catching information and sales. I was quite surprised to see general information about black heritage month as well as discount on contact lenses. These ads caught my attention immediately.
Now to one of the BEST features, well feature is not the correct term, lets just say an added bonus. Those who sign up to receive the weekly ad via email will receive it as a sneak peek, delivered on Fridays. Signup is available online at www.walgreens.com/sneakpeek or in stores. Those who register will receive a $5 coupon.
Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. Opinions are my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. You may read more of my disclosure .