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 Rescue Sleep Liquid Melts, 28 ct $8.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward
Pay $8.00, Receive $8.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Crest Mouth Rinse, 16 oz $4.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Register Reward 
Use two $1.00/1 – Crest Pro-Health or 3D Whitening Rinse, 458 ml or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 like coupons per household per day, 10009 – (coupons.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Pay: $14.00
Receive: $8.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 1 Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hair Spray, 11 oz $4.49, regular price
Buy 1 Tresemme Tres Two Extra Hold Hairspray, 11 oz, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta
Buy 1 Tresemme Mega Tres Gel, 9 oz $4.49, regular price
Buy 1 Tresemme Tres Mega Firm Gel, 9 oz, Earn up to $1.00 with Ibotta 
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 – Tresemme Product, excludes trial/travel sizes and gift packs, maximum of 2 identical coupons allowed in same shopping trip – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.74, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points and Submit for two $1.00 Ibotta Credits

 

Buy 1 Triaminic Cold & Cough Relief, 4 oz $4.99
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $3.00/1 Triaminic Product from SS 11/3 (exp 11/10)
Pay $1.99, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Carmex Lip Care, 0.15-0.35 oz $1.00 each, when you buy 4
Buy 4, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/2 – Carmex Lip Balms – (coupons.com)
Or $1.00/2 Carmex Lip Balm from SS 10/20 (exp 12/31)
Or $0.30/1 Carmex Lip Balm from SS 10/20 (exp 12/31)
Pay $2.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios Cereals, 8.9-13.1 oz $2.50 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $0.75/1 – General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios or Multi Grain Cheerios Peanut Butter Cereal – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.50, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Degree Dry Protection Antiperspirant/Deodorant, 1.7-3 oz $3.89, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $1.00/1 – Degree Men Dry Protection Antiperspirant or Fresh Deodorant, excludes trial/travel size, limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip – (coupons.com)
Pay $3.84, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Similasan Cold, Cough or Mucus Relief Adult or Children's, 4 oz $5.99
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/1 Similasan Adult Cough Relief or Mucus Relief Product, Do not double from SS 9/29 (exp 4/30/2014)
Pay $3.99, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 1 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara $5.00
Buy 1, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use one $2.00/1 Maybelline New York Mascara from RP 10/6 (exp 11/30)
Pay $3.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Bubble Knee Highs or 2 Other Cheap Fillers $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 6
Pay $0.66 

 

Total: $21.72
Use: $8.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $8.72
Submit: two $1.00 Ibotta Credits
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Rescue Sleep Liquid Melts, 28 ct $8.00
Buy 1, Receive $8.00 Register Reward
Pay $8.00, Receive $8.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 2 Crest Mouth Rinse, 16 oz $4.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $5.00 Register Reward 
Use two $1.00/1 – Crest Pro-Health or 3D Whitening Rinse, 458 ml or larger, excludes trial/travel size, limit 4 like coupons per household per day, 10009 – (coupons.com)
Pay $6.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $14.00
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points (10,000 Points = $10.00)
Pay: $4.00
Receive: $8.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $26.72 with $8.00 and $5.00 Register Rewards and two $1.00 Ibotta offers remaining, so $11.72 for $74.40 worth of product!