Check Your Walgreens Gift Card Balance and Claim Unused Cash Back
A Walgreens gift card can open up a world of opportunity to get your prescription drugs, buy essentials, or pamper yourself.
Too many Walgreens gift cards finish up with a few dollars left unspent—too little to use for anything you want.
Instead of this money going to waste, DoNotPay can show you how to check your Walgreens gift card balance and claim back the unspent amount on your card!
Walgreens offers gift cards for in-store or online purchases across its range of products.
Gift cards are available from Walgreens stores, the Walgreens website, and several online vendors. They are only redeemable against products in the Walgreens product range, but the company says you can redeem them for cash up to certain amounts.
Checking the balance on your Walgreens gift card is easy and can be done in a couple of ways, namely:
- By phone
- In store
The Company offers a Walgreens gift cards balance check phone service. All you need to do is dial 1-866-922-7312 and follow the voice prompts to find out how much balance is left on your card.
Any Walgreens cashier can swipe your card to find out the remaining balance on it. The amount left will also appear on your receipt if you have used the card to make a purchase.
The easiest way to deplete your Walgreens gift card is to use the full amount to make purchases in-store or online, topping up with cash if necessary.
If you don’t want to choose this option, or if the cash amount is negligible, there are ways for you to convert the remaining balance on your gift card into cash. These are your options nationwide:
|Cash Redemption Option||Explanation|
|Card exchange||Several websites offer to swap used gift cards with residual balances for others from different vendors|
|Card kiosk||In many grocery or department stores, you can find vending machines that offer cash for your part-used gift cards|
|Gift card purchaser||Many websites will buy your unused or part-used Walgreens gift cards from you|
There are a couple of disadvantages to all the above options:
- The cash you get in return for your card will only represent 85–90% of the true value remaining on your card at best
- You may find that the offer you receive is further diminished depending on how sought-after your Walgreens gift card at the time you want to exchange it
Your next option is more lucrative but slightly more complicated. In 11 states across the country and Puerto Rico, legislation exists that allows you to claim cash back on unspent gift card balances.
Walgreens acknowledges this, so you can go to a Walgreens store in any of these places, present your card, and claim cash back from a cashier.
The amount you can claim back is limited, and the locations and their limits are as follows:
|Location||Cash Back Limit|
While it’s great that Walgreens voluntarily offers this service, to use it, you must:
- Be in one of the states listed
- Visit a Walgreens store in person
Luckily, DoNotPay has a way to get around both these obstacles—we can !
DoNotPay is the expert at simplifying your life—getting cash back on a gift card is no exception!
It doesn’t matter whether or not you live in one of the states with a cash back policy—you can use DoNotPay’s Cash Back feature wherever you are. Here’s how it works:
- in your web browser
- Click on our Cash Back on Gift Cards feature
- Give us your vendor details, card number, and the remaining balance
If you live in one of the cash back states, we will send your request to a local Walgreens outlet for them to process. If you live elsewhere, we will find the best outlet in a cash back state and forward your claim to them. You should receive your money within 14 days.
We are growing the range of gift cards we can help you claim unspent cash on every week—here are a few of the gift cards we can deal with:
- Forever 21
- Victoria’s Secret
- TGI Fridays
- Office Depot
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Dairy Queen
- Old Navy
- Taco Bell
- Papa John’s
- Banana Republic
In some cases, we can even show you how to get free gift cards—a few of which you might be able to exchange for cash!
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