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 Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement, 20 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 K-Y Ultra Gel, 1.5 oz $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – K-Y Brand Product, any, limit one per person – (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 $3.99, Receive $5.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 MG217 Psoriasis Ointment, 3.8 oz $6.00
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Pay $6.00, Receive $6.00 Register Reward

 

DHEA, 50 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $26.99, Receive $10.00, $5.99, $6.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards

 

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

 

Buy 3 Pepsi Products, 12 oz 12 ct $3.33 each, when you buy 3
With In-Ad Coupon
Buy 4 Diet Pepsi, 2 L $1.25 each, when you buy 4

Spend $15.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/2 –Diet Pepsi, 2 L bottles, zip code 11795 – (coupons.com)
Pay $13.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, 170, 300 or 375 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $0.30/1 Q-Tips Product, 170 ct or larger, Limit 2 identical coupons allowed in same shopping trip from RP 1/27 (exp 2/24)
Pay $2.69, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Suave Professionals Shampoo, 12.6 oz $2.99, online price
Buy 2 Suave Naturals Shampoo, 15 oz $1.00, regular price
Spend $10.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

Use one $3.00 Off Purchase of $10.00 – Suave Hair, Lever 2000 and Degree Products, excludes Suave Men 2-in-1 Ocean Charge, 2 identical coupons allowed in same shopping trip, Redeemable at Family Dollar – (redplum.com)
Pay $7.97, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Pringles, 5.71-6.41 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 4
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/2 Pringles Fat Free/ Light Cans, excludes trial size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from RP 1/6 (exp 2/28)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Head & Shoulders Shampoo or Condtioner, 13.5 or 14.2 oz $4.49
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 Head and Shoulders Product, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 12/30 (exp 1/31)
Or $1.00/1 Head & Shoulders Product, excludes trial/travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 1/27 (exp 2/28)
Pay $4.98, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Total: $38.34
Use $10.00, $5.99, $6.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards
Pay $9.35, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Pur-Absorb Iron Supplement, 20 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 K-Y Ultra Gel, 1.5 oz $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – K-Y Brand Product, any, limit one per person – (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 $3.99, Receive $5.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 MG217 Psoriasis Ointment, 3.8 oz $6.00
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Pay $6.00, Receive $6.00 Register Reward

 

DHEA, 50 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $26.99
Use 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay $16.99, Receive $10.00, $5.99, $6.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards

GRAND TOTAL: $53.33, Receive $10.00, $5.99, $6.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards, so $24.34 for $111.87 worth of product!