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Last November, Walgreens changed their Balance Rewards Program by limiting the number of rewards you could redeem in one purchase to only 5,000 points (or $5 off). Many people complained and many stopped shopping the deals. I’m happy to say that Walgreens has heard the complaints and is making changes to the Balance Rewards program again to bring back higher point redemption levels!!
Starting May 5th, you can once again redeem Balance Rewards Points up to $50 off your purchase. This is wonderful news as it means better deals without having to pay a lot out of pocket.
As of May 5th, you can redeem Balance Rewards at the following levels:
1,000 points = $1 off
2,000 points = $2 off
3,000 points = $3 off
4,000 points = $4 off
5,000 points = $5 off
10,000 points = $10 off
20,000 points = $20 off
50,000 points = $50 off
A few changes to what you might have known. The points do not gain value, in the past 40,000 points = $50 off, now 50,000 points is worth $50 off. Also there will be a limit of 100,000 points you can redeem per day.
Remember Walgreens Balance Rewards do have a few quirks, and those are not changing. You cannot redeem rewards on deals that require a dollar amount purchased (like the example above). If your points push your total below the requirement you won’t earn the new rewards. You also can not use them to buy milk, stamps, prescriptions or gift cards.