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 Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic, 30 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $3.00/1 Ultimate Flora Probiotic from SS 1/06 (exp 4/30)
Pay $7.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Air Sleep/Snore Breathing Aid Insert, 12 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Total: $16.99
Receive: $10.00 and $9.99 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Crest Mouthwash or Rinse, 16.9 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $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 $3.00, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Neosporin Antibiotic Ointment or Cream, 0.5 oz $3.99
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Buy 2 Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Bandages, 30 ct $1.99, sale price 
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Spend $10.00, Submit for $5.00 Mail-In Rebate and First Aid Bag through 4/30, Limit 1
Use one $2.00/1 – Neosporin First Aid Product, excludes trial size, no more than 4 coupons of any kind of the same product in the same transaction, one coupon per person – (healthyessentails.com)
And use one $2.00/1 – Neosporin Product, limit one coupon per person, no more than 4 coupons of any kind for the same product in the same transaction – (neosporin.com)
And use one $0.75/2 – Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Products, limit one per person, excludes trial size, no more than 4 coupons in the same transaction – (healthyessentials.com)
Pay $7.21, Submit for $5.00 Mail-In Rebate and Receive 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Duracell AA or AAA Coppertop Batteries, 4 ct $3.49
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $0.50/1 Duracell CopperTop, Ultra Power, Ultra Photo Lithium or Specialty Batteries, excludes 1 ct and trial size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Pay $5.98, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 3 Almay Intense i-Color Shadow Trio $7.49, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Spend $15.00, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use three $4.00/1 Almay Cosmetic Product, excludes trial size from SS 4/14 (exp 4/28)
Pay $6.73, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Skintimate Shave Gel, 7 oz $2.54
Buy 1, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points
Buy 1 Skintimate Aerosol Can, 7 oz or larger,  Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta

Use two $0.55/1 Edge or Skintimate Shave Gel Can, excludes 2.75 oz from SS 4/21 (exp 6/2)
Or $0.55/1 Skintimate Shave Gel or Shave Cream, excludes 2.75 oz cans from SS 3/24 (exp 5/5)
Pay $3.98, Submit for $1.00 Ibotta Credit and Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Yardley Bar Soap, 4.25 oz or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.79
Pay $1.58

 

Total: $28.48
Use: $10.00 and $9.99 Register Rewards
Pay: $8.49
Receive: 18,000 Balance Rewards Points and Submit for $5.00 Mail-In Rebate and $1.00 Ibotta Credit

 

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

Buy 1 Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic, 30 ct $10.00
Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward
Use one $3.00/1 Ultimate Flora Probiotic from SS 1/06 (exp 4/30)
Pay $7.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Air Sleep/Snore Breathing Aid Insert, 12 ct $9.99
Buy 1, Receive $9.99 Register Reward
Pay $9.99, Receive $9.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 U by Kotex Click Tampons, 18 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $0.50/1 Kotex U Product, excludes 14-22 ct liners from SS 3/24 (exp 5/4)
Pay $3.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $20.48
Use: 18,000 Balance Rewards Points (18,000 Points = $20.00)
Pay: $0.48
Receive: $10.00, $9.99 and $2.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $25.96, Receive $10.00, $9.99 and $2.00 Register Rewards and Submit for $5.00 Mail-In Rebate and $1.00 Ibotta Credit, so a $2.03 moneymaker for $98.04 worth of product!