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

 

Make any purchase at Walgreens, and receive a $10.00 gift card through Plink!

 

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 Planters NUT-rition Energy Mix, 1.66 or 1.72 oz $0.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 3 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.99
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 Catalina 9/9-10/6
Use one $5.00/2 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Products, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
And use one $2.00/1 – L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.97, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Total: $5.96
Receive: $0.99 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 2 Garnier Fructis Shampoo or Conditioner, 10.2 or 13 oz or Stylers $3.49
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.50/1 Garnier Fructis Shampoo, Conditioner or Treatment, excludes trial size from RP 8/11 (exp 9/21)
Or $1.00/1 – Garnier Fructis Styling Product, excludes trial size – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.98, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Revlon Luxurious Colorsilk Buttercream Hair Color $4.49
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $3.00/1 Revlon Luxurious Colorsilk Buttercream from SS 9/8 (exp 9/22)
Pay $2.98, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 2 Wrigley's 5 or Orbit Gum, 6 ct or 2 Other Cheap Fillers $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Pay $0.78 

 

Total: $7.74
Use: $0.99 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina
Pay: $3.75
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Planters NUT-rition Energy Mix, 1.66 or 1.72 oz $0.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.99 Register Reward
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.99 Register Reward

 

Buy 3 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.99
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 Catalina 9/9-10/6
Use one $5.00/2 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Products, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
And use one $2.00/1 – L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Pay $4.97, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Total: $5.96
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $0.96
Receive: $0.99 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $10.67 with $0.99 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina remaining, so $6.68 for $42.66 worth of product!