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 Cracker Jack'D, 2 or 3 oz $1.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.49 Register Reward
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.49 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Bioglan Kids Smart, 30 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Goody Ouchless Elastics, 27 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Goody Ouchless Elastics, 24 ct or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 2/15)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

Total: $10.98, Receive $1.49, $7.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 1 Bayer Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitor $9.99
Buy 1, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $10.00/1 Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Diabetes Care Book (exp 10/15/13)
Pay nothing, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 K-Y Yours + Mine, 1.5 oz 2 ct $15.99
Spend $20.00, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points
Buy 1, Submit for $10.00 Mail-In RebateLimit 1 per household
Use one $5.00/1 K-Y Product, excludes jelly from SS 1/6 (exp 1/31)
And use one $2.00/1 – KY Brand Product, Excludes Trial Size – (healthyessentials.com)
Or $2.00/1 K-Y Product, excludes trial size, Limit of 4 like coupons in same transaction from SS 12/9 (exp 2/28)
Pay $24.98, Submit for $10.00 Mail-In Rebate and Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz $2.99
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $1.00/1 Colgate Optic White Mouthwash, 8 oz or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 1/26)
Pay $3.98, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Nestle Candy Bars, 0.77-2.1 oz or 3 Other Cheap Fillers $0.50 each, when you buy 2
Pay $1.50

 

Total: $30.46, Submit $10.00 Mail-In Rebate
Use $1.49, $7.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards
Pay $19.97, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Cracker Jack'D, 2 or 3 oz $1.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.49 Register Reward
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.49 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Bioglan Kids Smart, 30 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Goody Ouchless Elastics, 27 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Goody Ouchless Elastics, 24 ct or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 2/15)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $10.98
Use 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay $0.98, Receive $1.49, $7.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards

GRAND TOTAL: $31.93, Receive $1.49, $7.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards and Submit $10.00 Mail-In Rebate, so $11.44 for $72.41 worth of product!