Does Walgreens Take CareCredit? ( Items You Can Buy, Online)

Walgreens CareCredit Card Use: Are you shopping at a Walgreens near you? If so, then you’ll be glad to know that CareCredit is accepted as a form of payment.

This means that you can use your CareCredit card to buy things in-store at Walgreens. Just be sure to have your card handy when making a purchase!

However, as a CareCredit credit card holder, it’s important for you to know that this card cannot be used to make online purchases at

If you’re looking to buy something online from Walgreens, then you’ll need to use a different form of payment.

Keep on reading to find out Walgreens’ payment policies regarding using a CareCredit card, eligible items you can buy with that card, Walgreens locations where the card is accepted, and if there are restrictions on anything you can purchase in-store.

Does Walgreens Take CareCredit?

As per Walgreens’ in-store payment policies in 2022, customers can use CareCredit to purchase any eligible product.

So, if you have a CareCredit card and are looking to make a purchase at Walgreens, you’re in luck! Just be sure to bring your card with you to the store.

In-store, CareCredit can only be used to pay for all household goods like Walgreens’ products, groceries, and health and beauty items.

Almost anything that Walgreens sells is eligible for purchase with CareCredit, excluding non-essential items like lottery tickets, alcohol, gift cards, reloading a prepaid/gift card, and tobacco-related products.

If you want to use your CareCredit card for online or app purchases at Walgreens, you’re out of luck.

As of 2022, Walgreens doesn’t take your CareCredit card online. CareCredit can only be used for in-store purchases at Walgreens.

However, keep in mind that CareCredit can be used at most healthcare providers and services like dentists, doctors, and hospitals.

So, if you need to use your card for a medical procedure or service, you’re in luck!

Online, CareCredit can be used to pay for co-pays, deductibles, and other medical expenses.

Plus, the card has a promotional APR of 0% for the first 6 or 12 months, so it’s a great option if you need to finance a large healthcare expense.

Accepted Locations

Walgreens takes CareCredit at all of its locations in the U.S. So, most probably, the Walgreens store near you accepts your card as a payment method.

However, CareCredit provides a locator that helps you find all nearby places where you can pay with your credit card.

To check whether your nearest Walgreens accepts CareCredit,

  1. Go to on your browser
  2. Click on the Find A Location option
  3. Enter Walgreens in the search bar
  4. Next, type in your ZIP code or area
  5. Hit the search button
  6. All Walgreens stores that take CareCredit near you will appear

You can also set a distance or a radius to search for a Walgreens near you. You’ll find the contact information of each & every store after a successful search.

Duane Reade

Duane Reade is a convenience store company owned by Walgreens. And so, you can use CareCredit for in-store purchases at Duane Reade stores across the country.

Most Duane Reade stores are primarily located in the New York Metropolitan Area.

So, if you reside in New York City, you can shop at your nearest Duane Reade using your CareCredit card.

At Duane Reade, you can purchase cosmetics, nutritional products, print digital photos, and health & wellness products with CareCredit.

Same as Walgreens, you cannot use your CareCredit online on However, in fact, since its acquisition, the website is being redirected to

Items You Can Purchase

With your CareCredit card, you can purchase anything at Walgreens including –

Eligible ItemsRestricted Items
Beauty productsTobacco
Personal Care ItemsAlcohol
CosmeticsLottery Tickets
Prescription ProductsReloadable Cards
Contact LensesGift Cards
Products You Can Buy At Walgreens Using CareCredit

These are a few eligible and ineligible items you can buy using your CareCredit card at any Walgreens nearby.

If you are unsure about any specific product, just feel free to ask a store associate or a cashier whether you can pay for that using CareCredit.

Steps To Use

Using your CareCredit credit card at Walgreens is as simple as using any other credit card or debit card you usually do at grocery stores.

To pay with a CareCredit card at Walgreens –

  • Visit a Walgreens that take CareCredit
  • Add all eligible items to your shopping cart
  • Go to the checkout counter
  • The cashier will scan your items
  • Swipe your CareCredit card
  • Enter the PIN
  • Take the receipt

That’s it! This is how CareCredit cardholders can pay at Walgreens stores. Just make sure to enter the right PIN to avoid declined transactions.

Returns & Refunds

Bought something with your CareCredit card at Walgreens? Unhappy or not satisfied with the item you purchased?

Don’t Worry!

CareCredit transactions at Walgreens are covered by the store’s generous return policy. So, anything you bought can be returned to Walgreens within 30 days of purchase!

Just carry your original receipt along with the product you want to return in order to get a full refund. No receipt returns at Walgreens make you ineligible for a full refund (on a few items).

After successfully returning a product, Walgreens will issue a refund to your original payment method i.e. your CareCredit card.

It takes up to 7 days for CareCredit to credit your money back into your card account.

Paying CareCredit Bill

Unfortunately, you cannot pay your CareCredit card bill at Walgreens. Currently, you can pay your credit card bill using CareCredit’s official app or its website.

If you don’t have the CareCredit app on your phone, just log into your account on the official website and pay your card bill.

Does Walgreens use Worldpay?

Yes, Walgreens stores use Worldpay to process their customers’ transactions. This is the reason why you see Worldpay in your recent credit card purchase transaction history.

So, don’t get confused when you see Worldpay on your CareCredit card statement.

Promotional Financing Offers

As of 2022, CareCredit promotional financing offers cannot be combined or applied to Walgreens transactions.

So, you will not be covered by CarCredit’s 0% interest promotion for payments made at Walgreens stores.

CareCredit is currently offering no interest finance to those who pay the full amount within a 6 months period. The company has only a few select retailers under its network where purchases qualify for this offer.


Walgreens does accept CareCredit at all its stores across the country. But, you cannot order something online on using your card. As per CareCredit’s purchase policies, cardholders are restricted from buying tobacco, alcohol, lottery tickets, reloading their gift cards or prepaid cards, or purchasing gift cards at Walgreens.