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 Colgate 360 Surround Toothbrush $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush, excluding Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean or Classic, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 7/28 (exp 8/16)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse or Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $4.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Crest Rinse, 458 mL or larger, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 7/28 (exp 8/31)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

 

Total: $9.96
Receive: $1.50, $3.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 1 Accu-Chek Nano SmartView Blood Glucose Monitoring System $7.99
Buy 1, Submit for Mail-In Rebate in package
Buy 1, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use $5.00/1 Accu-Chek Nano SmartView System manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Diabetes Care Book (exp 10/15/13)
Pay $2.99, Submit for $2.99 Mail-In Rebate in package and Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, 8-13.5 oz $2.99
Buy 2 Herbal Essences Conditioner, 8-13.5 oz oz or Styler $2.99
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points through 8/3
Use two Free Herbal Essences Conditioner or Styling Product, up to $4.99, when you buy (1) Herbal Essences Shampoo, excludes trial/travel size, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 7/28 (exp 8/31)
Pay $5.98, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Wexford 2-Pocket Folder or 4 Other Cheap Fillers $0.10
Limit 10
Pay $0.40 

 

Total: $9.37
Use: $1.50, $3.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $0.87
Receive: $2.99 Mail-In Rebate for Accu-Check Monitor and 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

 

Buy 1 Colgate 360 Surround Toothbrush $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 Colgate 360 Manual Toothbrush, excluding Plus, Triple Action, Extra Clean or Classic, Limit 4 of the same coupon in the same transaction from SS 7/28 (exp 8/16)
Pay $1.99, Receive $1.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest Pro-Health Rinse or Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $4.49
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Crest Rinse, 458 mL or larger, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 7/28 (exp 8/31)
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 

 

 

Total: $9.96
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $4.96
Receive: $1.50, $3.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $15.79 with $1.50, $3.00 and two $2.00 Register Rewards and $2.99 mail-in rebate remaining, so $4.30 for $53.27 worth of product!