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 Colgate 2 in 1 Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $3.49
Or Colgate Max Fresh, White or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/10 (exp 3/2)
Or $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/24 (exp 3/16)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Natrol Melatonin, 100 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Energize Energy Tabs, 28 ct $8.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward
Pay $8.00, Receive $8.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Arctic Naturals Daily Omega-3, 60 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Curacaine Rapid Acting Topical Analgesic, 1 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $31.99
Receive: $2.99, $4.00, $8.00, $10.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Dimetapp, 4 oz $4.99
Or Advil Congestion Relief, 10 ct $4.99
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 – Dimetapp Product – (dimetapp.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Advil Congestion Relief – (facebook.com)
Pay $5.98, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Pine-Sol, 28 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/1 – Pine-Sol, Any Scent – (facebook.com)
Pay $3.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 5 Glade Candles, 4 oz $3.00
Spend $15.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points through 3/2
Buy 4 or more, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 3/24
Use one $2.00/3 – Glade Candles, 4 oz Jars – (rightathome.com)
Or $1.50/3 – Glade Candles, 4 oz Jars – (couponnetwork.com)
And use one $1.50/2 Glade Jar Candles, 4 oz from SS 2/10 (exp 3/16)
Pay $11.50, Receive $3.00 Catalina and 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Purell Hand Sanitizer, 1 oz $1.25 each, when you buy 4
Spend $5.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/3 Purell Products from SS 2/24 (exp 4/21)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Schick Hydro 5 Men's Disposable Razors, 3 ct $8.99
Spend $20.00, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use three $4.00/1 Schick Hydro 5 Disposable from SS 2/24 (exp 4/7)
Or $4.00/1 Schick Hydro 5 or Hydro Silk Disposables Pack from SS 2/10 (exp 3/24)
Pay $14.97, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Aleve Caplets or Tablets, 100 ct $8.99
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 – Aleve, 80ct or Larger, Excludes Aleve-D Products – (pillsbury.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Aleve, 80ct or Larger, Excludes Aleve-D Products – (eatbetteramerica.com)
Pay $13.98, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Progresso Soup, 18.5 or 19 oz $1.25
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use four $0.25/1 Progresso Light Soup Can from SS 1/6 (exp 3/2)
Or $0.25/1 Progresso Light Soup Can from SS 1/20 (exp 3/16)
Or $0.50/2 Progresso Soup Cans from SS 1/20 (exp 3/16)
Or $0.50/2 Progresso Soup Cans from SS 1/6 (exp 3/2)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Nestle Candy, 0.77-2.1 oz or 4 Other Cheap Fillers $0.39
Pay $1.56

 

Total: $58.99
Use: $2.99, $4.00, $8.00, $10.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $27.00
Receive: 18,000 Balance Rewards Points and $3.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 1 Colgate 2 in 1 Toothpaste, 4.6 oz $3.49
Or Colgate Max Fresh, White or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.99 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/10 (exp 3/2)
Or $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit of 4 coupons for same product in same transaction from SS 2/24 (exp 3/16)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Natrol Melatonin, 100 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Energize Energy Tabs, 28 ct $8.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward
Pay $8.00, Receive $8.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Arctic Naturals Daily Omega-3, 60 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Curacaine Rapid Acting Topical Analgesic, 1 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $31.99
Use: 18,000 Balance Rewards Points (18,000 Points = $20.00) and $3.00 Catalina
Pay: $8.99
Receive: $2.99, $4.00, $8.00, $10.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards

GRAND TOTAL: $67.98, Receive $2.99, $4.00, $8.00, $10.00 and $7.00 Register Rewards, so $35.99 for $151.47 worth of product!