Yesterday Walgreens rolled out some new changes to the Balance Rewards Points program. I know “changes” can be a scary word, so let me set your mind at ease–these changes are GOOD NEWS for couponers!
Here’s the deal: In most cases, you can use and now earn Balance Rewards Points in the same transaction!
Here’s when you CAN use and earn Points:
- In promotions in which you earn Points for buying a certain number of products.
- Example: Buy 2 Simple Skin Care Items, Receive 2,000 Balance Rewards Points.
Here’s when you CANNOT use and earn Points:
- In promotions in which you earn Points for reaching a certain dollar amount threshold.
- Example: Spend $20.00 on Neutrogena, Receive 10,000 Balance Rewards Points.
If you DO use Points to pay for a threshold transaction, you still can earn Points, but you’ll have to spend more to earn the Points. For example, if you need to spend $20.00 on Neutrogena to earn 10,000 Points and you decide to use 5,000 Points to help pay, you’ll have to spend $25.00 on Neutrogena to also earn the 10,000 Points.
Here is one example for how to roll Points this week:
Receive: 2,000 Balance Rewards Points ($2.00)
Use: 2,000 Balance Rewards Points ($2.00) from Transaction #1
Receive: 1,000 Balance Rewards Points ($1.00)
Before shopping at Walgreens, sign up for the Balance Rewards Program. It is free and easy to sign up. You must be a Balance Rewards member to receive any Walgreens sale prices or Balance Rewards Points. Sign up in a Walgreens store or online. Every time you check out, be sure to swipe your card or enter the phone number that is attached to your Balance Rewards account.