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. If you’ve been holding onto Points, this would be a great transaction to use Balance Rewards Points to pay!

Buy 1 Nexcare Blister Waterproof Bandages, 6 ct $3.50
Buy 1, Receive $3.50 Register Reward
Use one $0.55/1 Nexcare Bandages, Limit one coupon per day from SS 4/7 (exp 5/31)
Pay $2.95, Receive $3.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest Mouthwash or Rinse, 16.9 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Crest Rinse, 458 ml or larger, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Pay $1.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 U by Kotex Click Tampons, 18 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – U by Kotex, Pads, Pantiliners or Tampons, excludes trial sizes, cannot be combined with any other coupon – (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward  

 

Buy 1 7-Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Dr Pepper TEN Soda, 2 L $1.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Pay $1.00, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 
Use $1.00/1 – Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct – (sleepright.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct – (sleepright.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Morton Epsom Salt, 4 lbs $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Allergease Lozenges, 21 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $21.43
Receive: $3.50, two $2.00, $1.00, $7.00, and two $4.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 3 Windex Touch-Up Cleaners, 10 oz $3.49
Buy 3, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 4/21
Spend $10.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use three $1.00/1 – Windex Touch-Up Cleaner – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Windex Touch-Up Cleaner – (rightathome.com)
Pay $7.47, Receive $2.00 Catalina and 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Clorox Clean Up Cleaner with Bleach, 32 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Or Formula 409 Cleaner $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use four $1.50/1 – Clorox Clean-Up, Formula 409 or Tilex Spray Products, limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip – (clorox.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Almay Intense i-Color Shadow Stick $7.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Spend $15.00, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use four $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, excludes trial size from SS 4/14 (exp 4/28)
Pay $7.97, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Clear Scalp and Hair Therapy $4.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $4.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, 7.25 oz $0.79
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points

Pay $3.16, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Arizona Tea or Drink, 20 or 23 oz or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.50 each, when you buy 2
Limit 6
Pay $1.00 

 

Total: $30.59
Use: $3.50, two $2.00, $1.00, $7.00, and two $4.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $7.09
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points and $2.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 1 Crest Mouthwash or Rinse, 16.9 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Crest Rinse, 458 ml or larger, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Pay $1.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 U by Kotex Click Tampons, 18 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 – U by Kotex, Pads, Pantiliners or Tampons, excludes trial sizes, cannot be combined with any other coupon – (bricks.coupons.com)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward  

 

Buy 1 7-Up, A&W, Sunkist, Canada Dry or Dr Pepper TEN Soda, 2 L $1.00
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Pay $1.00, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward 
Use $1.00/1 – Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct – (sleepright.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Sleep Right Nasal Breathe Aid, 3 ct – (sleepright.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Morton Epsom Salt, 4 lbs $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Allergease Lozenges, 21 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $18.48
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00) and $2.00 Catalina from Transaction #2
Pay: $6.48
Receive: $3.50, two $2.00, $1.00, $7.00, and two $4.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $35.00, Receive $3.50, two $2.00, $1.00, $7.00, and two $4.00 Register Rewards, so $11.50 for $116.54 worth of product!