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 Crest 3D White or Pro-Health Rinse or Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $3.99
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 9/29 (exp 10/31)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 3 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $4.99
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 10/6
Use three $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (pillsbury.com)
And use one $1.00/1 L'Oreal Advanced Hair Care Walgreens October Savings Book (exp 10/26) will automatically deduct $1.00 three times
Pay $5.97, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Total: $8.46
Receive: $2.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 2 Tresemme Shampoo or Conditioner, 32 oz $3.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $2.50/1 Tresemme Base Product, excludes Keratin Smooth, Platinum Strength, Split Remedy, Naturals and trial size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 9/29 (exp 10/27)
Pay $2.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

 

Buy 2 Suave Professionals Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Buy 2, Receive $1.00 Catalina 

Use two $1.50/1 Suave Professionals Product, excludes trial/travel size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 9/29 (exp 10/27)
Pay $3.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points and $1.00 Catalina

 

Buy 2 Nice! Popcorn Ball, 1 oz or 2 Other Cheap Filler Items $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Pay $0.66 

 

Total: $8.35
Use: $2.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina
Pay $3.35
Receive: 6,000 Balance Rewards Points and $1.00 Catalina

 

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

Buy 1 Crest 3D White or Pro-Health Rinse or Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $3.99
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 9/29 (exp 10/31)
Pay $2.49, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 3 L'Oreal Advanced Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $4.99
Buy 3, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 10/6
Use three $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (coupons.com)
Or $2.00/1 – L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Product, excludes 1.7 oz trial size – (pillsbury.com)
And use one $1.00/1 L'Oreal Advanced Hair Care Walgreens October Savings Book (exp 10/26) will automatically deduct $1.00 three times
Pay $5.97, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Buy 1 Halloween Coloring and Activity Book, 32 or 64 pages or 1 Other Cheap Filler Item $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Pay $0.33 

 

Total: $8.79
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00) and $1.00 Catalina
Pay: $2.79
Receive: $2.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $14.60 with $2.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina remaining, so $9.60 for $59.49 worth of product! (Plus, save the extra 1,000 Balance Rewards Points for next time!)