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 Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner, 40 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 Applied Nutrition Supplements from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $6.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $0.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.99 Register Reward

 

Total: $6.99
Receive $7.00 and $0.99 Register Reward

 

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

Buy 2 Bayer Low Dose Aspirin, 32 ct or Chewable, 36 ct $3.19
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $1.00/1 – Bayer Pain Product, Any, 20 ct or larger – (scienceofpain.com)
Or $1.00/1 Bayer 81 or 325 mg, 20 ct or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 3/31)
Pay $2.79, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Hallmark Cards $0.99
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/3 – Hallmark Cards, $2.00 Purchase Required – (facebook.com)
Pay $0.97, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Eucerin Intensive Repair Hand Creme, 2.7 oz $5.49, regular price
Or Eucerin Original Healing Soothing Repair Creme, 2 oz $5.49, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $3.00/1 – Eucerin Hand or Body Lotion, Excludes Trial Size – (facebook.com)
Pay $2.24, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Alka-Seltzer Original, 24 ct $4.49, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 Alka-Seltzer Regular or Plus Cold Product, 10 ct or larger from SS 1/6 (exp 3/31)
Or $2.00/1 Alka-Seltzer Regular or Plus Product from SS 1/27 (exp 3/31)
Pay $2.74, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Novelty Easter Candy or 2 Other Cheap Fillers $0.39
Pay $0.78

 

Total: $9.52
Use: $7.00 and $0.99 Register Rewards
Pay: $1.53
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner, 40 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 Applied Nutrition Supplements from Walgreens Vitamins and Supplements Book (exp 5/1)
Pay $6.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $0.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.99 Register Reward

 

 

 

Total: $9.99
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: Nothing
Receive: $7.00 and $0.99 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $8.52, Receive $7.00 and $0.99 Register Rewards, so $0.53 for $51.07 worth of product!