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 Culturelle Digestive Probiotic, 30 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Culturelle Product, any, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Digestive Health Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $9.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Azo Cranberry, 100 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sheets Energy Strips, 8 or 10 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward
Pay $3.99, Receive $3.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Thermacare Lower Back and Hip Heat Wrap, 1 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Fiber Choice Assorted Fruit Tablets, 10 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward through 2/15
Pay $2.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $28.96, Receive $10.00, $9.99, $3.99, $2.99 and $4.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Cepacol Lezenges, 16 ct $3.99
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $1.00/1 – Cepacol Product, Excludes 4ct Lozenges – (cepacol.com)
Pay $5.98, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Nestle Candy, 0.77-2.1 oz $0.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $2.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Glade Decor Scents Warmer Kit $3.99
25% Off 
Buy 3, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 Register Reward through 2/24
Use three $1.00/1 – Glade Decor Scents Holder or (2) Refills- (coupons.com)
Pay $5.98, Receive $2.00 Register Reward and 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Hefty Trash Bags, 13-39 gal 18-45 ct $5.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/1 – Hefty Waste Bags – (facebook.com)
Or $1.00/1 Hefty Waste Bags Package, Limit of 4 like coupons in the same day from RP 1/6 (exp 3/31)
Pay $4.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Kellogg's Special K Cereal, 8.56-18.2 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/2 – Kellogg's Special K Cereals, zip code 90210 – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Kellogg's Special K Cereals, Redeemable at Winco, zip code 90210 – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Caress or Dove Bar Soap, 3.15 oz $1.25 each, when you buy 4
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $5.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Herbal Essences or Aussie Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.1 or 13.5 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/2 Herbal Essences or Aussie Product, excludes trial/travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from SS 2/3 (exp 3/31)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Total: $31.95
Use $10.00, $9.99, $3.99, $2.99 and $4.00 Register Rewards
Pay $0.98, Receive 11,000 Balance Rewards Points and $2.00 Register Reward

 

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

Buy 1 Culturelle Digestive Probiotic, 30 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Culturelle Product, any, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Digestive Health Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $9.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Azo Cranberry, 100 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sheets Energy Strips, 8 or 10 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.99 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Sheets Product, any 10 ct from Energy Sheets Package from Transaction #1 (exp 7/31/13)
Pay $3.99, Receive $3.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Thermacare Lower Back and Hip Heat Wrap, 1 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Fiber Choice Assorted Fruit Tablets, 10 ct $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward through 2/15
Pay $2.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $28.96
Use 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00) and $2.00 Register Reward from Transaction #2
Pay $16.96, Receive $10.00, $9.99, $3.99, $2.99 and $4.00 Register Rewards

GRAND TOTAL: $46.90, Receive $10.00, $9.99, $3.99, $2.99 and $4.00 Register Rewards, so $15.93 for $102.86 worth of product! (Plus 1,000 extra Balance Rewards Points)