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 One Get One 50% Off
Buy 4, Receive $4.00 Register Reward
Spend $1.00, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points with In-Ad Coupon through 3/1

Use two $3.00/2CoverGirl Products from PG 1/26

Pay $5.97, Receive $4.00 Register Reward and 550 Balance Rewards Points ($0.55)

Buy 8 Boxes, Receive $2.00 Catalina

Use two $0.40/1Kleenex Facial Tissue Boxes, 3 pk 50 ct or larger, or (3) Bundle Pack (kleenex.com)

Or $0.30/3Kleenex Facial Tissue Boxes, 50 ct or larger OR (1) Bundle Pack from SS 2/9 

And use one $1.00/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 55 ct 4 pk or 70 or 85 ct 6 pk from Walgreens February Savings Book (exp 2/22) – will automatically deduct $1.00 twice

Pay $5.18, Receive $2.00 Catalina

Pay: $11.15
Receive: $4.00 Register Reward, $2.00 Catalina and 550 Balance Rewards Points

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

$2.00 Off With In-Ad Coupon
Buy 1, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points

Use one $3.00/2Excedrin Migraine or Extra Strength, 24 ct or larger (coupons2.smartsource.com)

Pay $4.98, Receive 4,000 Balance Rewards Points

25% Off
Buy 2, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
Spend $1.00, Receive 50 Balance Rewards Points With In-Ad Coupon through 3/1

Use two $2.00/1Tresemme Product from RP 1/26

Pay $3.19, Receive 2,350 Balance Rewards Points

With In-Ad Coupon, Limit 4

Pay $1.00

Total: $9.17
Use: $4.00 Register Reward and $2.00 Catalina
Pay: $3.17
Receive: 6,350 Balance Rewards Points

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

Buy 8 Boxes, Receive $2.00 Catalina

Use two $0.40/1Kleenex Facial Tissue Boxes, 3 pk 50 ct or larger, or (3) Bundle Pack (kleenex.com)

Or $0.30/3Kleenex Facial Tissue Boxes, 50 ct or larger OR (1) Bundle Pack from SS 2/9 

And use one $1.00/1 Kleenex Facial Tissue, 55 ct 4 pk or 70 or 85 ct 6 pk from Walgreens February Savings Book (exp 2/22) – will automatically deduct $1.00 twice

Pay $5.18, Receive $2.00 Catalina

Total: $5.18
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points (5,000 Points = $5.00)
Pay: $0.18
Receive: $2.00 Catalina

GRAND TOTAL: $14.50 with $2.00 Catalina remaining, so $12.50 for $54.48 worth of product! (Plus, save those extra 1,900 Balance Rewards Points for next time!)