Shopping at Walgreens can be tricky, especially with the new Walgreens Balance Rewards Program. One of the best ways to minimize your out-of-pocket expense is to roll Register Rewards transactions with Balance Rewards transactions. Keep in mind, you cannot earn Balance Rewards Points in a transaction in which you are redeeming Balance Rewards Points. However, you can earn Points when you redeem Register Rewards, and you can earn Register Rewards when you redeem Balance Rewards Points!

This post shows you how to earn and redeem Balance Rewards Points and Register Rewards given this week’s sales. Be sure to ask your store how many transactions they will allow; many stores allow three.

 

TRANSACTION #1 (Earn Register Rewards)

If you already have Register Rewards or Balance Rewards Points, you can use those to pay for the first transaction for a lower out-of-pocket expense! Remember that you may need to add filler items. You must have as many (or more) products in your transaction as you have manufacturer coupons and Register Rewards used as payment.

Buy 1 Colgate 2 in 1, 4.6 oz, Max Fresh, Clean or White Toothpaste, 6 oz, 360 Clean or Max White or Fresh Toothpaste $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward through 12/22
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for the same product in the same transaction from SS 12/2 (exp 12/22)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Tums Freshers, 25 ct 2 pk $4.50
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward through 12/22
Use one $1.00/1—Tums, any 24 ct or larger—(tums.com)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Freshers, 50 ct from RP 11/11 (exp 1/11)
Pay $3.50, Receive $4.50 Register Reward

 

Total: $5.99, Receive $2.00 and $4.50 Register Reward

 

TRANSACTION #2 (Redeem Register Rewards, Earn Balance Rewards Points)

Buy 4 Hershey’s Holiday Candy, 7.8-8.5 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 4
Buy 4, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points through 12/22
Use two $2.00/2 - Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Nuggets, Hershey’s Miniatures, Rolo or York, or Hershey’s Bliss Bags, 7.8 oz or Larger - (hersheys.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Aquaphor Lip Repair, 0.35 oz $4.99
20% Off through 12/22
Buy 1, Receive 1,500 Balance Rewards Points through 12/22
Use one $1.00/1 – Aquaphor Product – (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay $2.99, Receive 1,500 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.5-2.7 oz $1.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points through 12/22
Pay $1.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip, 30 ox $2.99
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points through 12/22
Use two $0.50/1 Kraft Mayo Or Miracle Whip Dressing from SS 12/9 (exp 1/9)
Pay $4.98, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Total: $15.96
Use $2.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards
Pay $9.46, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

TRANSACTION #3 (Redeem Balance Rewards Points, Earn Register Rewards)

Buy 1 Colgate 2 in 1, 4.6 oz, Max Fresh, Clean or White Toothpaste, 6 oz, 360 Clean or Max White or Fresh Toothpaste $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward through 12/22
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for the same product in the same transaction from SS 12/2 (exp 12/22)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Tums Freshers, 25 ct 2 pk $4.50
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward through 12/22
Use one $1.00/1—Tums, any 24 ct or larger—(tums.com)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Freshers, 50 ct from RP 11/11 (exp 1/11)
Pay $3.50, Receive $4.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Home Elements Money Holders or Other Cheap Filler Items $0.25
With In-Ad Coupon through 12/22, Limit 8
Pay $0.50 

 

Total: $6.49
Use 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay $1.49, Receive $2.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards

GRAND TOTAL: $16.94, Receive $2.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards, so $10.44 for $38.44 worth of products!