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Last fall Walgreens released a new shopping system called Balance Rewards. Right after it’s release I had a baby… then I moved… and yeah long story short I’m finally sharing a new video on exactly how this system works.
In general for those that are new to Walgreens shopping, you need to get a Balance Rewards card. You can sign up online or in your store. When you purchase participating products you will earn points. These points add up and stay on your card until you have enough to redeem for money off your next purchase.
You can redeem them only at certain levels:
1,000 pts = $1 off
2,000 pts = $2 off
3,000 pts = $3 off
5,000 pts = $5 off
10,000 pts = 10 off
18,000 pts = $20 off
30,000 pts = $35 off
Buying participating sale items will earn points, but you can also earn them by filling prescriptions (500 per prescription) and by participating in Steps with Balance Rewards program. You track your steps and healthy behaviors and earn Balance Rewards towards savings in the store! You’ll earn 20 points for every mile your walk or run and another 20 points when you track your weight.
As with anything Walgreens does there are some quirks that you need to remember. The biggest one, you can not earn balance rewards in a transaction that you redeem rewards in. In other words if you are buying something that should give you 3,000 pts and you use some points you have saved up to help pay for that item… you’ll end up not earning any points at all on the transaction.
My tip: Balance Rewards work really well with Register Rewards! Get in the habit of using the Walgreens Register Reward system with the Balance Reward program. Head in and break your buggy into two piles. Buy all of your Register Reward items first, then use all of those rewards to pay for your Balance Reward items. Any points you earn, save them and next week you can use them to pay for your Register Reward items!
Don’t forget this is only one half of the Walgreens system, so get familiar with Register Rewards too if you are brand new!
Do you have any other Walgreens Tips?