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 NeilMed Wound Wash, 5.98 oz $5.00
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Pay $5.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sal de Uvas Picot Antacid, 12 ct $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Homeostasis Diabetic Direct Immune or Calcium Boost, 20 ct $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Pay $5.99, Receive $5.99 Register Reward

 

Pay $12.99
Receive: $5.00, $2.00 and $5.99 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Suave Body Lotion, 18 oz $3.00, regular price
Buy One Get One 50% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Reward Points 

Use two $1.50/1 Suave Body Lotion, excludes trial/travel size, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 11/17 (exp 12/15)
Pay $1.50, Receive 2,000 Balance Reward Points

 

Buy 2 Excedrin Migraine or Extra Strength Pain Relief, 100 ct $10.00 each, when you buy 2 
Buy 2, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 – Excedrin Product, 100 ct or larger – (coupons.com)
Pay $16.00, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Activity Pads, Puzzles or Books or 3 Other Filler Items $0.33
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 3
Pay $1.00 

 

Total: $18.50
Use: $5.00, $2.00 and $5.99 Register Rewards
Pay: $5.51
Receive: 12,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 NeilMed Wound Wash, 5.98 oz $5.00
Buy 1, Receive $5.00 Register Reward
Pay $5.00, Receive $5.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Sal de Uvas Picot Antacid, 12 ct $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Homeostasis Diabetic Direct Immune or Calcium Boost, 20 ct $5.99
Buy 1, Receive $5.99 Register Reward
Pay $5.99, Receive $5.99 Register Reward

 

Total: $12.99
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points ($10.00)
Pay: $2.99
Receive: $5.00, $2.00 and $5.99 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $21.49 with $5.00, $2.00 and $5.99 Register Rewards remaining, so $8.50 for $52.98 worth of product! (Plus, save the extra 2,000 Points for next time!)