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 Sundown Naturals Fish Oil, 60 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement, any, limit one per customer, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Vitamins & Supplements Book (exp 5/31/14)
Pay $5.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Natrol Time Release Melatonin, 100 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest 3D White Toothpaste, 4 oz $2.99
Or Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $0.50/1 – Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar, excludes trial/travel size – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash, 16.9 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Colgate Mouthwash, 8 oz or larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 6/2 (exp 6/29)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $14.48
Receive: $7.00, $4.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 4 Gillette Custom Plus3 Disposable Razors, 4 ct $7.79, regular price
25% Off through 6/8
Spend $20.00, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points through 6/8
Use two B1G1 Free Gillette Male Disposable, excludes trial/ travel size, up to $11.49, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 6/2 (exp 6/30)
Pay $11.69, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Schick Hydro 3 Cartridges, 4 ct $9.99, regular price
25% Off
Buy 2, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 Schick Hydro 3 or 5 Refill from SS 6/9 (exp 7/21)
Pay $10.99, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Nice! Regular or Sugar Free Gelatin or 4 Other Cheap Fillers $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 6
Pay $1.32 

 

Total: $24.00
Use: $7.00, $4.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $9.00
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Sundown Naturals Fish Oil, 60 ct $7.00
Buy 1, Receive $7.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Sundown Naturals Vitamin or Supplement, any, limit one per customer, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Vitamins & Supplements Book (exp 5/31/14)
Pay $5.00, Receive $7.00 Register Reward

 

Natrol Time Release Melatonin, 100 ct $4.00
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest 3D White Toothpaste, 4 oz $2.99
Or Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste, 6 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $0.50/1 – Crest Toothpaste or Liquid Gel, 4 oz or larger, excludes Cavity, Baking Soda and Tartar, excludes trial/travel size – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash, 16.9 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/1 Colgate Mouthwash, 8 oz or larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 6/2 (exp 6/29)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $14.48
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $4.48
Receive: $7.00, $4.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $27.96 with $7.00, $4.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $12.96 for $90.43 worth of product!