Shopping at Walgreens can be tricky, especially with the 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 when 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 iChill Liquid Sleep Aid, 8 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward
Pay $4.99, Receive $4.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Viva Paper Towels, 6 ct $5.99
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 6/16
Use one $1.00/1 Viva Paper Towels, 6 ct from Walgreens May Savings Book (exp 6/1) will automatically deduct $1.00 twice
Pay $9.98, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Buy 3 Splenda Sweetener, 100 ct $2.99
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Buy 3, Receive $5.00 Catalina through 6/16
Use three $2.00/1 Splenda Sweetener Product from SS 3/24 (exp 6/30)
Pay $2.97, Receive $5.00 Catalina 

 

Total: $17.94
Receive: $4.99 Register Reward, $3.00 Catalina and $5.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 1 Neosporin, 0.26-0.5 oz $3.99
Buy 1 Benadryl, 1 oz $3.99
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
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 $2.00/1 Benadryl Topical Product, excludes trial size, Limit one coupon per person, Limit of 4 coupons in same transaction from RP 4/7 (exp 5/24)
Pay $3.98, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub, 5 oz $7.99
Buy 1 Simple Facial Wipes, 25 ct $6.49
25% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one Free Simple Cleansing Wipes, up to $6.99, when you buy (1) Simple Cleanser or Moisturizer, excludes trial size from SS 5/19 (exp 6/2)
Pay $5.99, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Chex Mix, 5.5 or 8.75 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Or Bugles, 7.5 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Or Gardetto's, 5.5 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $6.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Total: $15.97
Use: $4.99 Register Reward, $3.00 Catalina and $5.00 Catalina
Pay: $2.98
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 iChill Liquid Sleep Aid, 8 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.99 Register Reward
Pay $4.99, Receive $4.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Viva Paper Towels, 6 ct $5.99
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 6/16
Use one $1.00/1 Viva Paper Towels, 6 ct from Walgreens May Savings Book (exp 6/1) will automatically deduct $1.00 twice
Pay $9.98, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Buy 3 Splenda Sweetener, 100 ct $2.99
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Buy 3, Receive $5.00 Catalina through 6/16
Use three $2.00/1 Splenda Sweetener Product from SS 3/24 (exp 6/30)
Pay $2.97, Receive $5.00 Catalina 

 

Total: $17.94
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $12.94
Receive: $4.99 Register Reward, $3.00 Catalina and $5.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $33.86 with a $4.99 Register Reward, $3.00 Catalina and $5.00 Catalina remaining, so $20.87 for $80.34 worth of product!