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 Revlon ColorStay or Top Speed Nail Enamel $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward 
Use one $2.00/1 Revlon Cosmetic, any from SS 7/28 (exp 8/18)
Pay $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 3 Oral-B Complete 5-Way Toothbrush $3.00 each, when you buy 3
Buy 3, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Use three $0.50/1 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 7/28 (exp 8/31)
Pay $7.50, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Windex Touch-Up Cleaners, 10 oz $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one B1G1 Free Windex Touch-Up Cleaner Product, up to $3.99 from SS 7/28 (exp 9/8)
Pay $3.50, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Cottonelle Bath Tissue Large Rolls, 12 ct $5.00
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/8
Use two $0.50/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 4 ct OR (1) Toilet Paper, 9 ct or larger from SS 8/11 (exp 9/22)
And use one $1.00/1 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue Large Rolls, 12 ct from Walgreens August Savings Book (exp 8/31) will automatically deduct $1.00 twice
Pay $7.00, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 
Total: $20.99
Receive: $3.00, $5.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 4 Bugles or Chex Mix Snacks, 7.5 oz $3.19
Buy One Get One Free
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $0.60/2 – Bugles, Corn Snacks, Chex Mix, Pillsbury Baguette Chips, Gardetto Snack Mix.4.5 oz or larger – (pillsbury.com)
Pay $5.18, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Nivea Body Wash, 16.9 oz $5.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $3.00/2 Nivea Body Washes, Shower Gels or Lathering Body Scrubs, 12-16.9 oz, Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 8/11 (exp 8/25)
Pay $11.97, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap, 7.5 oz $2.99
Buy 4, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $11.96, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Total: $29.11
Use: $3.00, $5.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina
Pay: $17.11
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Revlon ColorStay or Top Speed Nail Enamel $4.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward 
Use one $2.00/1 Revlon Cosmetic, any from SS 7/28 (exp 8/18)
Pay $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Windex Touch-Up Cleaners, 10 oz $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one B1G1 Free Windex Touch-Up Cleaner Product, up to $3.99 from SS 7/28 (exp 9/8)
Pay $3.50, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Cottonelle Bath Tissue Large Rolls, 12 ct $5.00
Buy 2, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/8
Use two $0.50/2 Cottonelle Toilet Paper, 4 ct OR (1) Toilet Paper, 9 ct or larger from SS 8/11 (exp 9/22)
And use one $1.00/1 Cottonelle Bathroom Tissue Large Rolls, 12 ct from Walgreens August Savings Book (exp 8/31) will automatically deduct $1.00 twice
Pay $7.00, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $13.49
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $3.49
Receive: $3.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $41.59 with $3.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina remaining, so $34.59 for $101.66 worth of product!