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 4 Reach Total Care Floss, 30 yds $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy One Get One 50% Off through 4/27
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points through 4/13
Buy 4 Reach Floss Products, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 4/21 
Use one $1.00/2 – Reach Floss Products, One Coupon Per Person – (reachbrand.com)
And use one $1.00/2 – Reach Floss Products, limit one coupon per person – (healthyessentials.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Reach Floss Products, Limit 4 Like Coupons in Same Shopping Trip, limit of one per person – (coupons.com)
Pay $7.00, Receive $3.00 Catalina and 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Colgate Total Toothbrush $2.49
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excluding Plus, Triple Action and Extra Clean, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 4/7 (exp 4/27)
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.99
Receive: $3.00 Catalina, $1.00 Register Reward and 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Neosporin, 0.26 or 0.5 oz $3.99
Buy 1 Benadryl Itch Relief, 1 oz $3.99
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/1 – Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment or Neosporin Lip Health, Excludes Trial Size – (healthyessentials.com)
Or $2.00/1 – Neosporin Product – (neosporin.com)
And use one $2.00/1 – Benadryl Topical Product, excludes trial size, limit one coupon per person – (healthyessentials.com)
Pay $3.98, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Cascadian Farms Cereal, 8.9-17 oz $1.99
Buy 4, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use four $1.00/1 – Cascadian Farms Product – (facebook.com)
Pay $3.96, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Nestle Candy, 0.77-2.1 oz or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.39
Limit 4
Pay $0.78

 

Total: $8.72
Use: $3.00 Catalina and $1.00 Register Reward
Pay: $4.72
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Colgate Total Toothbrush $2.49
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Adult or Kids Manual Toothbrush, excluding Plus, Triple Action and Extra Clean, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 4/7 (exp 4/27)
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Red Baron Pizza, 12 in $5.99
Buy One Get One Free
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Use one $1.00/2 – Red Baron Multi-Serve Pizza, zip code 12345 – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.99 

 

Buy 1 7-Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Dr. Pepper TEN Soda, 12 oz 12 ct $1.99
With In-Store Coupon
Pay $1.99 

 

Buy 2 Haribo Gummies Candy, 5 oz $1.00 each, when you buy 2
Use two $0.30/1 – Haribo Product, 4 oz or larger – (coupons.com)
Pay $1.40 

 

Total: $10.37
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (6,000 from Transaction #1 and 4,000 from Transaction #2) (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $0.37
Receive: $1.00 Register Reward

 

GRAND TOTAL: $14.08, Receive $1.00 Register Reward with 1,000 Balance Rewards Points remaining, so $13.08 for $49.67 worth of product!