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 Glade Decor Scents Electric Warmer + Refill $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 1 Glade Decor Scents Clean Linen Refills, 2 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one FREE – Glade Refill, up to $3.49 WYB Glade Decor Scents Holder – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 4 MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, 1.62 oz $2.99
Buy 4, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 8/11
Use one $1.00/1 Crystal Light or Mio Liquid Water Enhancer, 1.62 oz from Walgreens July Savings Book (exp 7/27) will automatically deduct $1.00 four times
Pay $7.96, Receive $3.00 Catalina 

 

Buy 2 Oral-B Floss Picks, 75 ct $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Or Oral-B Glide Floss, 38.2-54.6 yds $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.75/1 Oral-B Glide Floss, 35m or larger or Oral-B Glide Floss Picks, 30 ct or higher, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 7/7 (exp 7/31)
Pay $4.50, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $14.96
Receive: $2.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina

 

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 
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 3 Wexford Highlighters or 3 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.25
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 8
Pay $0.75 

 

Total: $12.74
Use: $2.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina
Pay: $4.74
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Glade Decor Scents Electric Warmer + Refill $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 1 Glade Decor Scents Clean Linen Refills, 2 ct $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one FREE – Glade Refill, up to $3.49 WYB Glade Decor Scents Holder – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 4 MiO Liquid Water Enhancer, 1.62 oz $2.99
Buy 4, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 8/11
Use one $1.00/1 Crystal Light or Mio Liquid Water Enhancer, 1.62 oz from Walgreens July Savings Book (exp 7/27) will automatically deduct $1.00 four times
Pay $7.96, Receive $3.00 Catalina 

 

Buy 2 Oral-B Complete Toothbrushes $3.00 each, when you buy 2 
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.75/1 Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-Health or Complete OR (2) Indicator or Cavity Defense Toothbrushes, Limit of 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 7/7 (exp 7/31)
Pay $4.50, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $14.96
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $4.96
Receive: $2.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $24.66 with $2.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina remaining, so $16.66 for $61.66 worth of product!