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 MG217 Psoriasis Relief Cream, 3.5 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrush $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or $0.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/3 (exp 3/31)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.50 Register Reward  

 

Buy 6 PowerBar Bars, 1.2 oz $0.99
Buy One Get One Free through 3/30
Buy 6-9, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 3/24
Pay $2.97, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $11.96
Receive: $7.00 and $1.50 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 2 Nature Made Vitamin D3 400 IU Tablets, 100 ct $4.99, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $2.00/1 – Nature Made Vitamin D Product – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.49, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Tablets, 20 ct $6.49, regular price
$2.00 Off With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 2
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 Alka-Seltzer Regular or Plus Product from SS 1/27 (exp 3/31)
Or $2.00/1 Alka-Seltzer Regular or Plus Product from SS 1/27 (exp 3/31)
Pay $4.98, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Softsoap Body Wash, 15 or 18 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $6.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Hamburger Helper, 5.8 oz $0.99
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use one $0.75/3 – Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper and/or Chicken Helper – (bettycrocker.com)
Or $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Dishes from SS 2/3 (exp 3/30)
Or $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Dishes from SS 3/3 (exp 4/27)
Pay $3.21, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Total: $17.68
Use: $7.00 and $1.50 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina
Pay: $7.18
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 MG217 Psoriasis Relief Cream, 3.5 oz $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Pay $7.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Oral-B Pro-Health Toothbrush $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete or $0.75/2 Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/3 (exp 3/31)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.50 Register Reward  

 

Buy 6 PowerBar Bars, 1.2 oz $0.99
Buy One Get One Free through 3/30
Buy 6-9, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 3/24
Pay $2.97, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $11.96
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $1.96
Receive: $7.00 and $1.50 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina

GRAND TOTAL: $21.10, Receive $7.00 and $1.50 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina, so $10.60 for $64.78 worth of product!