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

 

Remember that today is the Walgreens Senior Savings Day! Shoppers age 55 and older will receive an additional 15% off!

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 Mueller Kinesiology Tape, 5.47 yds $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.99 Register Reward
Pay $6.99, Receive $6.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 16.9 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.25 Register Reward
Use one $1.10/1 – Crest ProHealth Rinse, 458mL or larger, limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (coupons.com)
Pay $1.89, Receive $1.25 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.88
Receive: $6.99 and $1.25 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 6 Walgreens Hydrogen Peroxide, 16 oz $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Buy 3, Receive Free Build-Your-Own First Aid Kit Bag through 7/27
Buy 2 Build-Your-Own First Aid Kit Bags $4.99, regular price
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points through 7/27
Pay $2.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 EOS Shave Cream, 7 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $6.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Act II Single Pack Popcorn $0.25
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Pay $0.25 

 

Total: $8.25
Use: $6.99 and $1.25 Register Rewards
Pay: $0.01
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Mueller Kinesiology Tape, 5.47 yds $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.99 Register Reward
Pay $6.99, Receive $6.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse, 16.9 oz $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.25 Register Reward
Use one $1.10/1 – Crest ProHealth Rinse, 458mL or larger, limit 4 like coupons per household per day – (coupons.com)
Pay $1.89, Receive $1.25 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.88
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $3.88
Receive: $6.99 and $1.25 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $12.77 with $6.99 and $1.25 Register Rewards remaining, so $4.53 for $38.19 worth of product!