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 Schick Women’s Razor System $8.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use one $4.00/1 – Schick Women's Razor or Refill – (smartsource.com)
Pay $4.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $4.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Buy 2, Receive $1.50 Catalina through 10/6
Use two $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.49, Receive $1.50 Catalina

 

Buy 2 Softsoap Body Wash, 15 or 18 oz $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz or larger or Bar Soap, 2 pk or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 9/22 (exp 10/12)
Pay $5.50, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $13.98
Receive: two $3.00 Register Rewards and one $1.50 Catalina

 

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

Buy 4 Mitchum or Lady Mitchum Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 2.25-2.7 oz $1.99
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use four $1.00/1 Mitchum Men or Women Product, excludes trial sizes and multipacks from SS 9/8 (exp 10/13)
Pay $3.96, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 

 

Buy 4 Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz $1.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 500 Balance Rewards Points through 9/28
Use four $1.00/1 – Starbucks Iced Coffee, 11 oz – (starbucks.com) take friends with you!
Pay $2.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Advil Pain Relief Film-Coated Tablets, 20 ct $3.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/1 – Advil Film-Coated Product, excludes trial sizes – (advil.com)
Or $1.00/1 – Advil Product, excludes trial sizes – (advil.com)
Pay $2.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Glade Candle, 4 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $1.00/2 – Glade Jar Candles, 4 oz – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/2 – Glade Fall Collection Products – (coupons.com)
Pay $5.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Act II Popcorn, 1 pk or 3 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.25
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4
Pay $0.75 

 

Total: $14.70
Use: two $3.00 Register Rewards and one $1.50 Catalina
Pay: $7.20
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 2 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $4.99
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Buy 2, Receive $1.50 Catalina through 10/6
Use two $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.49, Receive $1.50 Catalina

 

Buy 2 Softsoap Body Wash, 15 or 18 oz $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $0.75/1 Softsoap Body Wash, 12 oz or larger or Bar Soap, 2 pk or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 9/22 (exp 10/12)
Pay $5.50, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $8.99
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $3.99
Receive: $1.50 Catalina and $3.00 Register Reward

 

GRAND TOTAL: $25.17 with $1.50 Catalina and $3.00 Register Reward remaining, so $20.67 for $67.65 worth of product!