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 Reach Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Reach Toothbrush 2 pk, excludes Crystal Clean, Limit one coupon per person, Limit 4 coupons in same transaction from SS 8/25 (exp 11/2)
Pay $1.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Almay Intense I-Color Eye Cosmetics $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Buy 1 Almay Smart Shade Foundation, Primer, Blush or Powder $10.99
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward
Use one $5.00/2 Almay Cosmetic Products, including Makeup Removers, excludes trial/travel size from SS 8/4 (exp 9/1)
Pay $12.98, Receive $4.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards

 

Buy 7 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 85 sheets $0.99
Buy 7, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/1
Use two $0.50/3 Kleenex Single Boxes, 50 ct or larger OR (1) Bundle Pack from SS 8/11 (exp 9/14)
Pay $5.93, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $20.40
Receive: $2.00, $4.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 2 Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Argan Styling Oil, 3 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Spend $6.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Buy 1 Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil, Earn up to $1.25 with Ibotta 
Use two $1.00/1 Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil, excludes trial/travel size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 8/25 (exp 9/22)
Pay $4.00, Submit for $1.25 Ibotta Credit and Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Dove Clear Tone Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.6 oz $5.29
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $3.00/2 Dove Go Sleeveless, Go Fresh, ClearTone Antiperspirants/Deodorants OR (1) Dove Clinical Protection, excludes trial/travel size, multipacks and Men+Care, Limit 2 identical coupons per shopping trip from RP 8/18 (exp 9/15)
Pay $4.94, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 1 Advil Film-Coated Ibuprofen Sodium Pain Relief, 20 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use one $1.00/1 – Advil, 20 ct or larger, Advil PM, 16 ct or larger, Children's Advil, 4 oz or larger, ThermaCare Cold Wraps, 1 ct OR HeatWraps, 2ct, limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip – (redplum.com)
Or $1.00/1 Advil, 20 ct or larger, Advil PM, 16 ct or larger, Children's Advil, 4 oz or larger, Thermacare Cold Wraps, 1 ct or HeatWraps, 2 ct, Limit 4 like coupons in same shopping trip from RP 8/25 (exp 10/26)
Pay $2.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 5 Wexford 2-Pocket Paper Folder or Other Cheap Filler Items $0.14
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 14
Pay $0.70 

 

Total: $12.63
Use: $2.00, $4.00 and $4.50 Register Rewards and $2.00 Catalina
Pay: $0.13
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points and $1.25 Ibotta Credit

 

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

Buy 1 Reach Toothbrush, 2 pk $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.50/1 Reach Toothbrush 2 pk, excludes Crystal Clean, Limit one coupon per person, Limit 4 coupons in same transaction from SS 8/25 (exp 11/2)
Pay $1.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 7 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 85 sheets $0.99
Buy 7, Receive $2.00 Catalina through 9/1
Use two $0.50/3 Kleenex Single Boxes, 50 ct or larger OR (1) Bundle Pack from SS 8/11 (exp 9/14)
Pay $5.93, Receive $2.00 Catalina

 

Total: $7.42
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $2.42
Receive: $2.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $22.95 with a $1.25 Ibotta offer, $2.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina remaining, so $17.70 for $59.09 worth of product!