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 Schick Disposable Razors or Razor System $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Use one $4.00/1 – Schick Hydro Silk Razor, Refill or Disposable, excludes single pack razor – (facebook.com)
Or $4.00/1 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro Silk Disposables Pack from SS 2/10 (exp 3/24)
Pay $5.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward  

 

Buy 2 Kleenex Facial Tissue Upright Bundle, 60 ct 4 pk $4.00
Buy 7 or more individual boxes, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 2/24
Use two $0.50/3 Kleenex Boxes, 50 ct or larger or (1) Bundle Pack from SS 2/10 (exp 3/23)
And use one $1.00/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue Upright Bundle, 60 ct 4 pk from Walgreens February Savings Book (exp 2/23) (will automatically deduct $1.00 twice)
Pay $5.00, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $10.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 1 Bayer Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Monitoring System $9.99
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use $10.00/1 Bayer Contour Next EZ Blood Glucose Meter from Walgreens Diabetes Care Booklet (exp 10/15/13)
Pay nothing, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Deep Clean Floss, 40 m $3.49
Buy 3, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use three $0.75/1 Oral-B Glide Floss, 35 m or larger or Glide Floss Picks, 30 ct or larger, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 1/27 (exp 2/28)
Pay $8.22, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Bubble Knee Highs or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.29
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 2
Pay $0.58

 

Total: $8.80
Use $4.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina
Pay $2.80, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Schick Disposable Razors or Razor System $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Use one $4.00/1 – Schick Hydro Silk Razor, Refill or Disposable, excludes single pack razor – (facebook.com)
Or $4.00/1 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro Silk Disposables Pack from SS 2/10 (exp 3/24)
Pay $5.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward  

 

Buy 2 Kleenex Facial Tissue Upright Bundle, 60 ct 4 pk $4.00
Buy 7 or more individual boxes, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 2/24
Use two $0.50/3 Kleenex Boxes, 50 ct or larger or (1) Bundle Pack from SS 2/10 (exp 3/23)
And use one $1.00/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue Upright Bundle, 60 ct 4 pk from Walgreens February Savings Book (exp 2/23) (will automatically deduct $1.00 twice)
Pay $5.00, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $10.99
Use 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay $5.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina

GRAND TOTAL: $19.78, Receive $4.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina, so $13.78 for $57.02 worth of product!