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

This post shows 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.

(1) 1,000 Points = $1.00
(2) 2,000 Points = $2.00
(3) 3,000 Points = $3.00
(4) 5,000 Points = $5.00
(5) 10,000 Points = $10.00
(6) 18,000 Points = $20.00
(7) 30,000 Points = $35.00
(8) 40,000 Points = $50.00

 

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 Fiber Smart Clear Fiber, 8.6 oz $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Fiber Smart Product from SS 3/10 (exp 6/30)
Or $2.00/1 Fiber Smart Product from SS 4/21 (exp 7/31)
Pay $7.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Reach Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $2.00/1 – Reach Toothbrushes, 2 pk or larger, excludes Crystal Clean, limit one per person – (coupons.com)
Pay $0.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Kios DS Upset Stomach Relief, 14 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – Kios DS for Relief of Stomach Upsets, 14 ct – (facebook.com)
Pay $5.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 or 4.2 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 6/16 (exp 6/29)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 H+ Care Hemorrhoid Cream, 1 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $23.48
Receive: $9.99, $2.00, $2.50 and two $7.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Pure Life Ground Flaxseed, 14 oz $7.99, regular price
25% Off through 6/22
Buy 2, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points through 6/22
Use two $3.00/1 PureLife Naturals Product from SS 6/9 (exp 10/31)
Pay $5.98, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisture Conditioner, 5.1 oz $9.99, regular price
Buy 1 Nexxus Pro-Mend Split End Binding Targeted Leave-In Treatment Creme, 4.8 oz $10.49, regular price
Spend $20.00, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $20.48, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Yardley Bar Soap, 4.25 oz $0.69
Pay $2.07

 

Total: $28.53
Use: $9.99, $2.00, $2.50 and two $7.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $0.04
Receive: 20,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Fiber Smart Clear Fiber, 8.6oz $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Fiber Smart Product from SS 3/10 (exp 6/30)
Or $2.00/1 Fiber Smart Product from SS 4/21 (exp 7/31)
Pay $7.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Reach Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $2.00/1 – Reach Toothbrushes, 2 pk or larger, excludes Crystal Clean, limit one per person – (coupons.com)
Pay $0.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Kios DS Upset Stomach Relief, 14 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – Kios DS for Relief of Stomach Upsets, 14 ct – (facebook.com)
Pay $5.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 or 4.2 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 6/16 (exp 6/29)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 H+ Care Hemorrhoid Cream, 1 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $23.48
Use: 18,000 Balance Rewards Points (18,000 Points = $20.00)
Pay: $3.48
Receive: $9.99, $2.00, $2.50 and two $7.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $27.00 with $9.99, $2.00, $2.50 and two $7.00 Register Rewards and 2,000 Balance Rewards Points remaining, so a $1.49 moneymaker for $98.49 worth of product!

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74 thoughts on “Rolling at Walgreens—Save 100% on Nexxus, Reach and More!”

I went to do my shopping today and everything went great. They had everything in stock and my OOP was less since i redeemed 10,000 pts on transaction 1. Transaction 1 i paid 13.56, 2 was .33 and 3 was 2.56. I have 3300 pts left plus 10rr,2 rr, 2.50rr, and 27rr. I did added 4 of the Right Guard Xtreme to #1. Thank you so much for putting this together KCL :)

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Wow! Great shopping, Amelia! Thanks for sharing!

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I didn’t get the pure life naturals coupon I really wanted to get this deal my Nana is a health food fanatic and always buys flax seed.

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It’s still a steal of a deal, even without the coupon!

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I was considering doing the Nexxus deal today. I have 34,000 points, this deal would put me over 40,000 points. Is it possible to go over 40,000 or will I lost all those extra points?

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You can go over 40,000, of course! You just cannot redeem more than 40,000 at once. The remaining Points will still be on your card after you redeem.

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I have been to three Walgreens and none have accepted my coupon for the Reach 2 pk….. they said if it doesn’t scan they cannot accept it. Bummer. To all of you couponers out there who did get it to work you are some lucky ducks!

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That stinks! I haven’t tried any of the Reach ones because it just sounds like a hassle, although I know my stores will push it through so I’ll probably give it a go if I can manage to stop at one when they aren’t too busy.

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I had 4 different internet prints and none of them scanned so he just did them all manually. I just started couponing, but I’m also a cashier/customer service manager at a local grocery store and if a coupon doesn’t scan it can manually entered in. Good customer service is key!

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That’s great!

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Sorry, KayEas!

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If you buy two of the same item in the same transaction, will you get points for both items? Or do you need to split into two transactions?

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yes, you will receive the points as long as you follow the “directions” on how to receive the points for example if you want to get 20,000 points for the nexxus you will have to spend $40 since the offers “directions” state that you must – Spend $20.00 in order to Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points, but remember for register rewards you must split up your transactions.

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Thanks! I just bought four bags of the PureLife flaxseed for $11.95 and got 20,000 points!!

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Yes, you’ll get the Points for both items.

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I now only shop at Walgreens as a last resort, for a deal too good to pass up. Our local store does not post Resister rewards/Balance Rewards next to products. How am I supposed to know what the rewards are? I usually print out your transaction lists (VERY helpful by the way), but I still have anxiety when I get to the register. I cashed in my points and am done.
It’s just not worth it to me. I am happy to shop at Rite Aid and CVS where the sales are clearly posted.

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The free after Register Rewards items are very rarely marked at my stores. Sometimes they’ll have the sale price with card, but very rarely does it mention the RR. Maybe they don’t want people misreading and thinking the product is free? I always carry an ad with me and just double check the pictures. Would make shopping a bit quicker if they were labeled though.

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Yeah—I have stores that are great at posting signs and even put the RR items at the Cosmetics counter. Other stores….not so much. I always have to make sure I grab an ad when I’m in those stores too!

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We love Rite Aid and CVS too!

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What is it with all the older cashiers in all the stores now days? They are always so negative and never want to deal with the coupons. (Is it just me?) The younger cashiers always seem to be the nicest. I mean if you don’t want to work retire.

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I think it totally depends on the person. 2 of my favorite cashiers at 2 different stores are past the typical retirement age and both of them love it when I come in and get all excited with the deals I do. I tend to think the attitude/personality of the cashiers more likely has to do with their managements expectations and attitude than age—-but that’s just my experience. :)

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I’m sorry you have negative cashiers, Sharon!

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Sooo after I posted that yesterday after I posted that I went to Walgreens and CVS. Well the lady that was at CVS is usually a pain but was really nice yesterday for some reason. Then I went to walgreens did quite a few transactions of the toothpaste and kios and there was a elderly lady there who was very nice. She said I did very good I spent 11.88 OOP and got 10.00 left in RR.

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Can you buy, say, 4 of the Nexxus products in the same transaction and get 20,000 rewards points, or does it have to be separate transactions?

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For every $20 worth, you will get the points. So if you buy $40 worth all in the same transaction you will get the 20,000. Keep in mind it’s based on the dollar amount for this deal—in case your prices are different than the ones posted.

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Are your wags still doing RRs? I’m in Bellevue, Wa and we haven’t gotten RRs here since december ish. All we get it balance rewards.

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Really? So your ads don’t show any of these RR items? Or do they just give you points instead of the RR’s?

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Im north of you in WA and we get RRs still, I got a bunch this week :)

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Look in the ad, especially on the last page! There are a bunch of Register Rewards this week! Register Rewards have never gone away; they’ve been around since before December!

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walmart has the toothbrushes for 1.97 for the set of two. :D

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Great!

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Ok, so still a bit confused on Wags… can i buy the Reach 2pack with the $2/1 q say, pay the 99cents, get the $2RR. Then can i turn around, buy another 2 pack, with the $2/1 q, and buy a $1 filler item and use the $2 RR? And will it give me a second RR? Thanks!

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No. You cannot use the Register Reward to pay for the same product, or the second identical Register Reward will not print. Click on the “101” tab at the top of our Walgreens page to learn more about all that before shopping!

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OMG alll those points !! You are on F!RE.!

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Thank you!

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Inside the kios box is a $3 off coupon on next purchase.

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That coupon is for the 28ct not the 14ct. that is on sale.

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Hi i went to walgreens saturday and bought 3 reach toothbrushes i had the reach coupons aswell, i was expecting to have $6 back in register rewards but only got $2, i thought i’d get $2 rr for every toothbrush how come, thanks?

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You have to do separate transactions for each.

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You can earn one Register Reward per offer per transaction. Click on the “101” tab at the top of our Walgreens page to learn more about all that before shopping!

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Hi. Please give me feedback. Thank you.

In transaction #1 I want to purchase Fiber Smart Clear Fiber and reach toothbrush 2 pack. I have coupons for both.

In transaction #2 I want to purchase the same thing as in #1, Give coupons and pay total with cash only.

In transaction #3 I want to purchase food and use the register rewards from
#1 & #2 to pay for the total.

Will this plan work out? All feedback greatly appreciated.

I have never shopped at Walgreens before and I am unfamiliar with their reward program.

Thank you.

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Yes, that will work. Click on the “101” tab at the top of our Walgreens page to learn more about all that before shopping!

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I am new at couponing and am trying to figure it all out. Do you purchase items simply because they will earn you RR even if you don’t think you need that product? For example, I don’t think I would use the Fiber Smart Clear Fiber, but do I want to purchase it anyway just because it will earn me $2 with the RR?

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You can certainly tweak the transactions to suit your needs and what you want to buy. In a deal like this, though, you might as well buy the Fiber Smart, because it is free! :)

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If you don’t use the product you can donate to a women’s shelter or to the Armed services so they can ship overseas to our troops!

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I found out about something interesting at Walgreens if you try to use any type of coupons (even ones from the paper) at the register in the Cosmetics department they wont scan at all. This happened to me a three different Walgreens. I want to know if anyone else have had this problem.

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Interesting. I have not heard anything about that. You might as well stick with the front registers for now!

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Yesterday, I used three printable Colgate coupons and one Dial coupon from the newspaper at the beauty counter and they all scanned.

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I always check out at the cosmetics where I live the give you a card if you get 20 punches you get a free 25% off you purchase so I always use them and have never had a problem

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That is really odd! In my area, they encourage couponers to use the Cosmetics counter—and they even lure us there by posting signs on products that say ‘coupons available when you check out at cosmetics.’

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I absolutely abhor shopping at Walgreen. We transferred our prescriptions for the 25.00 gift card and they gouged us 2 months later in prescription pricing. We no longer go there. We went back to target and the prescriptions were half the price. coupons always beep and they act like you are stealing even if you super follow the rules. No thank you.

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I’m sorry you’ve had such a negative Walgreens experience, Diane! That’s no fun.

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I used the reach $2 mq at wags yesterday and it beeped it will not go thru it say coupon did not match item but my friendly cashier put it thru (the cashier I always hope for when i go there)

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I’m glad you have a friendly cashier! That coupon is a weird one! (But rest assured, you are using it correctly.)

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There is now a coupon for Pure Life that came out in the 6/6 SS. This makes for a $4 mm on the flaxseed!! yay!!

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Yes, we included the 6/9 Smart Source coupon in this post!

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One of these days, I’ll conquer Wags… LOL.

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That’s the spirit! :)

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Is there a limit on how many register reward-earning items you can purchase? eg can you buy 5 clear fibers and earn $50 in register rewards?

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As far as I know there’s no limit for earning register rewards. You just need to do it in separate transaction if you are planning to buy multiple products that produces RR, but be careful not to use the same RR for paying.

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there’s no limit to register rewards as long as you do them in separate transactions. ONE RR will print out per transaction (for each RR deal)

yesterday i made a beginner mistake and put both my reach toothbrushes in the same transaction and only got one RR. it was still free, but i was kicking myself for losing the $1 MM.

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arrrharrr i just asked a question about that..lol…i did exactly same thing sunday, i was expecting $6 rr but only got $2 :(

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If you do separate transactions, yes. You can earn one Register Reward per offer per transaction. Click on the “101” tab at the top of our Walgreens page to learn more important information.

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If it’s the same company it has to be separate transactions. So for example you could combine the fiber, kios, colgate toothpaste , reach 2pk, and the hemorrhoid cream. But you could not do 2 fibers, kios, reach 1 pk, and reach 2 pk even though the reach are different products they are still the same company.

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i hardly coupon at walgreens, its seem too complected and intimidating

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I know the feeling! I also know that, once you get the hang of it, couponing at Walgreens can be awesome! It can be one of the best places to get some super deals!

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ive tried shopping there, i like to plan how much i am spending to the T including tax, some cashiers make it difficult. Not rude in this case… but for instance i know you have to have a filter item and when i asked the cashier how exactly couponing works and if i needed a filter item for my transaction she looked at me dazed and confused she than told me i never need filter items and took my coupons with no problem?? had this happen twice. than one time my transactions did not come out as i planed and ended up paying more than i should of out of pocket. im sure i will get the hang of it i need to go over the policy again now that i understand couponing :(

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I always get anxiety because at our local Walgreens they have the same older cashier at the register. She questions every coupon, holds up the line & I have other customers just dogging me!!! By the time I walk out of there I’m ready for a xanax! LOL

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Oh no! I try to shop when there aren’t many other shoppers, like early in the morning. That might help sometimes!

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You could try asking to check out in Photo or Cosmetics let them know you have coupons and don’t want to hold up the line.

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haha i get the same way, im not one to get nervous but at walgreens i do. i feel my heart jumping in and out of my chest sometimes my anxiety get so out of control it makes me feel like my hearts going to explode! i bet having someone question you makes the situation worse!

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Haha I go through the same thing! I can start checking out and be the only one in line then all of a sudden everyone has to checkout..I get so nervous! So I try to go as early as I can but sometimes thats impossible. Couponing Problems..lol

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