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, Receive $1.49 Register Reward through 3/8

Pay $1.49, Receive $1.49 Register Reward

Buy 2 Raisin Bran Cereals, Earn $1.00 with Checkout 51

Buy 4 Kellogg's Cereals, Receive $3.00 Catalina through 3/30

Use one $1.00/2Kellogg’s Cereal: Raisin Bran, 13.7 oz or larger, any flavor (kelloggsfamilyrewards.com)

And use two $0.50/1Kellogg’s Cereal: Apple Jacks, 8.7 oz or larger (kelloggsfamilyrewards.com)

Pay $6.00, Receive $3.00 Catalina and Submit for $1.00 Checkout 51 Credit

Buy 1, Receive $1.50 Register Reward through 3/8

Use $0.75/1Crest Rinse, 237 mL or larger from PG 3/2

Pay $2.25, Receive $1.50 Register Reward

Pay: $9.74
Receive: $1.49 and $1.50 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina
Submit: $1.00 Checkout 51 Credit

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

Buy 3, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points through 3/8

Use three $1.50/1Colgate Optic White Toothpaste, 3.4 oz or larger (coupons.com)

Pay $7.47, Receive 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

With In-Ad Coupon through 3/8, Limit 3

Pay $1.17

Total: $8.64
Use: $1.49 and $1.50 Register Rewards and $3.00 Catalina
Pay: $2.65
Receive: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points

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

Buy 1, Receive $10.00 Register Reward through 3/8

Pay $10.00, Receive $10.00 Register Reward

Total: $10.00
Use: 5,000 Balance Rewards Points ($5.00)
Pay: $5.00
Receive: $10.00 Register Reward

GRAND TOTAL: $17.39 with one $10.00 Register Reward and one $1.00 Checkout 51 Offer remaining, so $6.39 for $35.63 worth of product!