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 1 Listerine Total Care or Ultra Clean Mouthwash, 500 mL $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Colgate 360 Surround Toothbrush $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $1.00/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush, excludes Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean and Classic, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 6/30 (exp 7/20)
Pay $4.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.99
Receive: $4.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 1 Pure Life Vitamins or Supplements $14.99
Buy 1, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points through 7/20
Use $3.00/1 PureLife Naturals Product from SS 6/9 (exp 10/31)
Or $3.00/1 Purelife Naturals Softgels, 60 ct, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Heart Health Book (exp 2/28/14)
Pay $11.99, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Wexford 2-Pocket Folder or Mini Highlighter or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.13
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 16
Pay $0.26 

 

Total: $12.25
Use: $4.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $5.25
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Listerine Total Care or Ultra Clean Mouthwash, 500 mL $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Pay $4.99, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, 4 oz or Sensitive Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use one $2.00/2 Colgate Optic White, Total Advanced, Max Fresh or Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpastes, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 7/14 (exp 7/27)
Pay $4.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 $4.49
Buy One Get One Free
Use two $1.50/1 Right Guard Xtreme Antiperspirant, Deodorant or Personal Care Product, Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 7/14 (exp 8/3)
Pay $1.49 

 

Total: $10.48
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $0.48
Receive: $4.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $14.72 with $4.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $7.72 for $46.21 worth of product!