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, 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 Total Care Floss, 30 yds $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 – Reach; Total Care Floss, Gentle Gum Care Floss, Dentotape or Access Flosser, limit one coupon per person, limit 4 coupons of any kind in same transaction, redeemable at Walmart – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 Listerine Whitening Rinse, 16 oz or larger, Smart Rinse, Pocketpaks or Pocketmist, 72 ct or larger, any Reach Floss or any Rembrandt Product, Limit one coupon per person, Limit 4 coupons in same transaction from SS 10/6 (exp 11/3)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 4 Scrubbing Bubbles Trigger Bathroom Cleaner $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Reward Points 
Buy 4, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 11/3
Use two $2.00/2 Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaning Products from SS 9/22 (exp 11/17)
Pay $6.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Reward Points and $3.00 Catalina

 

Buy 4 Glade Wax Melts, 8 ct $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Buy 4, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 11/3
Use two $1.00/2 – Glade Wax Melts, excludes Warmer – (coupons.com)
Pay $10.00, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points and $3.00 Catalina

 

Total: $17.99
Receive: $2.00 Register Reward, two $3.00 Catalinas and 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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 1 Children's Dimetapp, 4 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/1 – Dimetapp Product – (dimetapp.com)
Pay $2.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy $4.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/1 Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Product, excludes trial/travel size, Limit 2 identical coupons per shopping trip from RP 9/29 (exp 10/27)
Pay $2.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Venus Embrace Razor $7.99
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $3.00/1 Gillette Venus Razor, excludes disposables, Limit 4 like coupons per household per day from PG 9/29 (exp 10/31)
Pay $4.99, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Halloween Pencils or 3 Other Cheap Fillers $0.13
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 16
Pay $0.39 

 

Total: $13.36
Use: $2.00 Register Reward and two $3.00 Catalinas
Pay: $5.36
Receive: 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Reach Total Care Floss, 30 yds $2.99 
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 – Reach; Total Care Floss, Gentle Gum Care Floss, Dentotape or Access Flosser, limit one coupon per person, limit 4 coupons of any kind in same transaction, redeemable at Walmart – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/1 Listerine Whitening Rinse, 16 oz or larger, Smart Rinse, Pocketpaks or Pocketmist, 72 ct or larger, any Reach Floss or any Rembrandt Product, Limit one coupon per person, Limit 4 coupons in same transaction from SS 10/6 (exp 11/3)
Pay $1.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Viva Paper Towels, 6 ct $5.49
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 11/3
Use two $1.00/1 – Viva Paper Towels, NO doubling – (pickupthevalues.com)
Or $1.00/1 Viva Paper Towels, 6 pk or larger from SS 10/13 (exp 11/24)
Pay $8.98, Receive $3.00 Catalina

 

Total: $10.97
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $0.97
Receive: $2.00 Register Reward and $3.00 Catalina

 

GRAND TOTAL: $24.32 with a $2.00 Register Reward and a $3.00 Catalina remaining, so $19.32 for $64.32 worth of product!