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.

(1) 1,000 Points = $1.00
(2) 2,000 Points = $2.00
(3) 3,000 Points = $3.00
(4) 5,000 Points = $5.00
(5) 10,000 Points = $10.00
(6) 18,000 Points = $20.00
(7) 30,000 Points = $35.00
(8) 40,000 Points = $50.00

 

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 2 Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash, 8.45 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use two $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 $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Pay $6.99, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.99
Receive: $2.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Nivea for Men Shave Gel, 7 oz $3.79, regular price
Buy One Get One Free
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

Use one $3.00/1 – Nivea for Men Face Care Product OR (2) Shave Gels or Foams, 0.3-8.7 oz, limit of 4 like coupons in same shopping trip – (facebook.com)
Pay $0.79, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Bisquick, 20 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use four $0.50/1 – Bisquick Original or Bisquick Heart Smart Baking Mix, 20 oz or larger or Bisquick Shake'n Pour Pancake Mix, 10.6 oz – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Betty Crocker Cookie Mix, 17 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Or Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix, 15.25 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Or Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix, 18.3 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Or Betty Crocker Ready-to-Spread Frosting, 16 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $0.75/2 – Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting, Supreme Brownies Mix, Dessert Bar Mix, SuperMoist Cake Mix or Cookie Mix, 17.5 oz or larger – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.50, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Nestle Candy Singles, 0.77-2.1 oz or 2 Other Cheap Fillers $0.50 each, when you buy 2
Pay $1.00

 

Total: $10.29
Use: $2.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $3.29
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 2 Colgate Total Advanced Mouthwash, 8.45 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use two $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 $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

Buy 1 Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Pay $6.99, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.99
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $3.99
Receive: $2.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $16.27 with $2.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $9.27 for $46.56 worth of product!