Shopping at Walgreens can be tricky, especially with the new Walgreens Balance Rewards Program. One of the best ways to minimize the out-of-pocket expense is to roll Register Rewards transactions with Balance Rewards transactions. Keep in mind, Balance Rewards Points cannot be earned in the same transaction in which Balance Rewards Points are redeemed. However, Points can be earned redeeming Register Rewards, and Register Rewards can be earned when redeeming Balance Rewards Points!

This post shows 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 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 4/14 (exp 5/4)
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Tampax Tampons, 16-20 ct $3.99
Or Tampax Liners, 54 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Tampax Pearl Active, Radiant or Pearl Liners, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Pay $2.49, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Oral-B Complete Toothbrush $2.99
Or Crest Toothpaste, 5.8-6.2 oz $2.99
Or Scope Outlast or Dual Blast, 25.4 oz $2.99
Or Scope Original Mouthwash, 33.8 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Or $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Or $1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar and trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Or $1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar and trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Or $1.00/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL or larger, excludes trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $5.97
Receive: three $1.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 3 Hallmark Greeting Cards $0.99, regular price
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/3 – Hallmark Cards, $2.00 Purchase Required, limit one coupon per customer – (facebook.com)
Pay $0.97, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub, 6 oz $3.89, regular price
25% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/1 – St. Ives Face or Body Lotion Product, Excludes Trial Size – (makinglifebetter.com)
Pay $3.84, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Vaseline Total Moisture Conditioning Lotion, 10 oz $3.49, regular price
20% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $5.58, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup, 3 oz, or 1 Other Cheap Filler Item $0.39
Buy One Get One Free
Pay $0.39 

 

Total: $10.78
Use: three $1.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $7.78
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz $2.49
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced or Sensitive Pro-Relief, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 4/14 (exp 5/4)
Pay $1.49, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Tampax Tampons, 26-20 ct $3.99
Or Tampax Liners, 54 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Tampax Pearl Active Radiant or Pearl Liners, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Pay $2.49, Receive $1.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Oral-B Complete Toothbrush $2.99
Or Crest Toothpaste, 5.8-6.2 oz $2.99
Or Scope Outlast or Dual Blast, 25.4 oz $2.99
Or Scope Original Mouthwash, 33.8 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Or $1.00/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Or $1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar and trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 3/31 (exp 4/30)
Or $1.00/1 Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar and trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Or $1.00/1 Scope Mouthwash, 750 mL or larger, excludes trial/ travel size, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 4/28 (exp 5/31)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $5.97
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $0.97
Receive: three $1.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $14.72 with three $1.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $11.72 for $37.45 worth of product!