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 Tums Chewy Delights, 32 ct $4.50
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 – Tums, 24 ct or larger – (tums.com)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Chewy Delights Very Cherry or Smooth Peppermint, 32 ct from RP 10/13 (exp 12/1)
Pay $3.50, Receive $4.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4 or 4.2 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward 
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 10/27 (exp 11/9)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Crest Mouthwash, 16.9 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $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 $3.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Mars M&M's Fun Size Candy Bags, 9.94 oz $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.50 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 M&M's Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or larger, Do not double from RP 10/27 (exp 12/8)
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.50 Register Reward

 

Total: $9.99
Receive: $4.50, $2.50, $3.00 and $0.50 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 3 Excedrin Migraine Pain Relief, 24 $5.99, regular price
$2.00 Off With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use one $3.00/2 – Excedrin Migraine Products, 24 ct or larger – (smartsource.com)
And use one $1.00/1 – Excedrin Extra Strength Product, 24 ct or larger – (excedrin.com)
Pay $7.97, Receive 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Dove Shampoo, 12 oz $4.99, regular price
Buy 1 Dove Shampoo, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta 
Buy 1 Dove Conditioner, 12 oz $4.99, regular price
Buy 1 Dove Conditioner, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta
Buy 1 Suave Moroccan Infusion Shampoo or Conditioner, 12.6 oz $3.99, regular price
Buy 1 Suave Professionals Moroccan Infusion, Earn up to $1.25 with Ibotta 
25% Off through 11/2
Spend $10.00, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points through 11/2
Use one Free Dove Conditioner, 12 oz, up to $5.00, when you buy (1) Dove Shampoo, excludes trial size and Men+Care, Limit 2 identical coupons per shopping trip from SS 10/27 (exp 11/10)
Pay $6.74, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points ($3.00) and Submit for two $1.00 and one $1.25 Ibotta Credits

 

Buy 4 Pringles, 5.32-6.41 oz $1.25 each, when you buy 4
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Pay $5.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Total: $19.71
Use: $4.50, $2.50, $3.00 and $0.50 Register Rewards
Pay: $9.21
Submit: Two $1.00 and one $1.25 Ibotta Credits
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Tums Chewy Delights, 32 ct $4.50
Buy 1, Receive $4.50 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 – Tums, 24 ct or larger – (tums.com)
Or $1.00/1 Tums Chewy Delights Very Cherry or Smooth Peppermint, 32 ct from RP 10/13 (exp 12/1)
Pay $3.50, Receive $4.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Colgate Total Toothpaste, 4 or 4.2 oz $3.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.50 Register Reward 
Use one $0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 10/27 (exp 11/9)
Pay $2.50, Receive $2.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Crest Mouthwash, 16.9 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use two $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 $3.00, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Mars M&M's Fun Size Candy Bags, 9.94 oz $1.99
Buy 1, Receive $0.50 Register Reward 
Use one $1.00/1 M&M's Chocolate Candies, 9.9 oz or larger, Do not double from RP 10/27 (exp 12/8)
Pay $0.99, Receive $0.50 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Russell Stover Pumpkin or Nest, 1 or 1.25 oz or Other Cheap Filler Item $0.39
With In-Ad Coupon through 10/31, Limit 3
Pay $0.39 

 

Total: $10.38
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $0.38
Receive: $4.50, $2.50, $3.00 and $0.50 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $19.58 with $4.50, $2.50, $3.00 and $0.50 Register Rewards and two $1.00 and one $1.25 Ibotta offers remaining, so $5.83 for $68.31 worth of product!