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 Scunci Headband, 2 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Octopus Clip, 3 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Clippies, 6 ct $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Hyland's Leg Cramps, 2.5 oz $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 – Hyland's Leg Cramp Product – (hylandsbaby.com)
Pay $5.99, Receive $6.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest 3D White Mouthwash, 16 oz $3.99
Or Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use one $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 $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Pay $10.98
Receive: $2.00, $6.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 2 Nature Made VitaMelts, 50 or 60 ct $4.99
Buy 1, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points
Use two $2.00/1 Nature Made Product, any, manufacturer coupon from Walgreens Vitamins & Supplements Book (exp 5/1/14)
Pay $5.98, Receive 6,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Nabisco Wheat Thins, 9.1 oz $2.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $1.00/1 – Nabisco Wheat Thins Crackers, 8.1 oz or larger – (facebook.com)
Pay $2.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Vaseline Lotion, 20.3 oz $6.49
Buy One Get One 50% Off 
Buy 2, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $1.50/1 Vaseline Lotion, 20.3 fl oz or larger, Limit 2 identical coupons in same shopping trip from RP 11/17 (exp 12/15)
Pay $6.74, Receive 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 3 Holiday Gift Sacks or 3 Other Cheap Fillers $0.17
With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 12
Pay $0.51 

 

Total: $15.23
Use: $2.00, $6.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards
Pay: $4.23
Receive: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 1 Scunci Headband, 2 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Octopus Clip, 3 ct $2.00
Or Scunci Clippies, 6 ct $2.00
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.00, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Hyland's Leg Cramps, 2.5 oz $6.99
Buy 1, Receive $6.00 Register Reward
Use one $1.00/1 – Hyland's Leg Cramp Product – (hylandsbaby.com)
Pay $5.99, Receive $6.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Crest 3D White Mouthwash, 16 oz $3.99
Or Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash, 16 or 33.8 oz $3.99
Buy 1, Receive $3.00 Register Reward
Use one $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 $2.99, Receive $3.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $10.98
Use: 10,000 Balance Rewards Points ($10.00)
Pay: $0.98
Receive: $2.00, $6.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $16.19 with $2.00, $6.00 and $3.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $5.19 for $53.43 worth of product!