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 2 Colgate Max Fresh or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Use two $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 12/15 (exp 12/28)
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Goody Hair Accessories $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $6.99
Receive: $4.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards

 

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

Buy 3 Hallmark Greeting Cards $0.99, regular price
Buy 3, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use one $2.00/3 – Hallmark Cards, minimum $2.00 purchase, limit one per customer – (facebook.com)
Pay $0.97, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 6-16 oz $2.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points 
Use two $0.75/1 – Nabisco Ritz Crackers, 10 oz or larger, redeemable at Walmart – (coupons.com)
Pay $2.50, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 4 Carmex Lip Balms, 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)
Pay $2.00, Receive 1,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

Buy 2 Russell Stover Christmas Candy, 0.875-1.25 oz or 2 Other Filler Items $0.29
Limit 6
Pay $0.58 

 

Total: $6.05
Use: $4.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards
Pay $0.05
Receive: 3,000 Balance Rewards Points

 

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

Buy 2 Colgate Max Fresh or Clean Toothpaste, 6 oz $3.00 each, when you buy 2
Buy 2, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Use two $1.00/1 Colgate Total, Optic White, Max Fresh or Sensitive Toothpaste, 4 oz or larger, Limit 4 same coupons in same transaction from SS 12/15 (exp 12/28)
Pay $4.00, Receive $4.00 Register Reward

 

Buy 1 Goody Hair Accessories $2.99
Buy 1, Receive $2.00 Register Reward
Pay $2.99, Receive $2.00 Register Reward

 

Total: $6.99
Use: 3,000 Balance Rewards Points ($3.00)
Pay: $3.99
Receive: $4.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards

 

GRAND TOTAL: $11.03 with $4.00 and $2.00 Register Rewards remaining, so $5.03 for $29.53 worth of product!