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.

 

On Tuesday, January 1st, you will earn an additional 2,000 Balance Rewards Points when you spend $20.00 in one transaction. The $20.00 must be met before manufacturer coupons but after Walgreens store coupons.

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 Brain Strong Prenatal Multivitamin and DHA Supplement $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $4.00/1 Brainstrong Natural DMA Daily Supplement Product, any from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $6.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 VPX Redline Xtreme Watermelon or Triple Berry Energy Shot $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Fit Smart Simply Slim Weight Loss Supplements, 60 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward 

 

Total: $18.99, Receive $10.00, $2.99 and $10.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Baby Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash, 8 oz $4.89, online price
10% Off
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $3.00/2 – Aveeno Products, excludes trial size, cleansing bars and body lotion, 2.5 oz – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Aveeno Body Care Product, excludes trial sizes and body lotion, 2.5 oz – (coupons.com)
Pay $5.80, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal, 15-18.2 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use four $0.70/1 – Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats Cereal, 15 oz or Larger – (kelloggsfamilyrewards.com)
Pay $7.20, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Thermacare Wraps, 2 or 3 ct $4.99
Buy 3, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use three $3.00/1 - ThermaCare Product, Excludes Trial Size, limit of 4 like coupons in the same shopping trip – (thermacare.com)
Pay $5.97, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Aussie or Herbal Essences Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.1-13.5 oz or Stylers $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/1 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product from PG 12/30 (exp 1/31)
Pay $3.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Scotch Cushion or Photo Mailers or Wexford Invisible Tape, 0.75 x 300″ or 3 Other Cheap Fillers $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Pay $1.17

 

Total: $23.14
Use $10.00, $2.99 and $10.00 Register Rewards
Pay $0.15, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (plus an additional 2,000 Points if purchased on 1/1)

 

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

Buy 1 Brain Strong Prenatal Multivitamin and DHA Supplement $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $4.00/1 Brainstrong Natural DMA Daily Supplement Product, any from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $6.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 VPX Redline Xtreme Watermelon or Triple Berry Energy Shot $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Brut or Sure Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2-2.7 oz $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 

 

Total: $10.98
Use 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay $0.98, Receive $10.00, $2.99 and $1.00 Register Reward

GRAND TOTAL: $20.12, Receive $10.00, $2.99 and $1.00 Register Rewards, so $6.13 for $78.89 worth of product! (Plus 2,000 Points if you purchase on 1/1!)