Everything you need to know about how to use the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program. I’ve got answers to the most commonly asked questions and details on all the changes happening to the Balance Rewards Program!
Changes to Walgreens Balance Rewards Program!
Guess What! Walgreens Balance Rewards are Changing! Recently Walgreens made a change to their program which meant you could no longer redeem rewards over the $5 level. I am happy to report they are changing things back! Starting May 5th, 2019 you will be able to redeem points at the $10, $20 and $50 levels again!
They are getting rid of the bonus points offers where you got extra points for spending the higher levels, but I personally am happy to have the option to do bigger transactions again!
Check Your Email Today for this announcement! I got a Points Coupon offer in my email for $10 in points when I spend $30!!! That means some awesome deals next week so make sure you clip this coupon to your card if you got it in your email!
If you have a Walgreens in your area, then you need to learn how to use the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program! You can get some amazing deals at Walgreens using these savings, and today I wanted to answer all your Walgreens Balance Rewards Questions.
Walgreens Balance Rewards Points FAQ
Are there Limits to the amount of Rewards Items I can Purchase?
No, you can purchase multiple items in one transaction and receive rewards for each item. For example, Mitchum Deodorant is offering 2,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you buy 1 item. If you purchase 2 items you will get 4,000 bonus rewards points. I imagine store managers will start to place limits on the number of items each person can purchase.
How Many Rewards Items Can I Purchase in One Transaction?
I did not find a limit to how many items with Balance Rewards could be purchased in one transaction. I imagine stores will start to put limits on the number of similar items but there was no limit on the number of different bonus rewards offers that could be purchased together.
Can I earn Register Rewards with Balance Rewards?
Yes, I was able to Earn Register Rewards in the Same Transaction I earned Balance Rewards, they did not seem to conflict at all.
Can I earn Balance Rewards when I redeem Register Rewards?
Yes, this is great because you can’t earn rewards when you spend rewards, so it’s a good idea to Spend Register Rewards to buy Balance Rewards Items and Spend Balance Rewards to Purchase Register Rewards Items, rolling back and forth will be the best way to keep your out of pocket expense low as we learn the new program.
How do you redeem Balance Rewards?
Just tell your cashier when you are checking out that you want to redeem your balance rewards points and how many you want to spend. This will pop up on the Credit Card Swiping Station and prompt you to enter your zip code and confirm. You can choose the amount of points you want to redeem.
Do you have to use them all at one time?
You have the option to spend rewards points in the increments listed below, the minimum redemption rate is 1,000 points or $1. Starting May 5th, 2019 Walgreens is changing the Rewards Levels again so now you can redeem $20 for 20,000 points, there are no longer any bonuses for redeeming the higher point levels!
Can I “Roll” Balance Rewards, or Spend them on New Balance Rewards Items?
YES! Walgreens changed this about a year ago, you can now earn and redeem Balance Rewards Points in the same transaction, which makes the program less confusing! YAY Walgreens for making an update that makes our lives easier!
How Many Points do I Earn for Non-Bonus Rewards Items?
Balance Rewards members will earn 10 points per $1.00 spent at Walgreens on Pharmacy or Health & Beauty Items. If you spend $9.99 you will earn 90 points. If you spend $14.99 you will earn 140 points and so on. NOTE: This is only for AR, NJ or NY where points cannot be earned on pharmacy items.
Can I use Coupons and Balance Rewards at the Same Time?
Using coupons does not affect the points you earn on Bonus Rewards Items. It does reduce the amount you earn on your standard purchases. So if you are using a Walgreens In Ad Coupon, or a Walgreens Coupon from the Coupon Book, on a Total Purchase offer (Like a Spend $20, Get 5,000 points) then make sure your total is $20 AFTER the Walgreens Coupons, but before Manufacturer coupons. If your offer is Buy 2, Get 4,000 points then you won’t have to worry about coupons since the offer is quantity based.
How long before I can spend Balance Rewards?
Balance Rewards are printing at the bottom of each receipt and they are redeemable instantly. You can spend Balance Rewards on your next transaction. Just remember that you need a minimum of 5,000 points to redeem them on your next transaction.
Do the Buy $ Get Rewards Deals Stack?
No, if you have a deal like the coke deal where you Spend $15 or more and get 5,000 Bonus Rewards Points you will only get a Maximum of the 5,000 points, so if you wanted to do this deal twice you would need to do 2 separate transactions. You cannot spend $30 and get 10,000 points.
How do I know how many points I have?
You can see the points summary at the bottom of each receipt, you can also use the Walgreens Mobile App to keep up with your points, this was updating for me instantly in the store.
Can I get a Physical Balance Rewards Card if I signed up online?
Yes, you can get a card in store and have the cashier link your accounts together so that you can use either your card on your phone or your physical card and the numbers will be connected to the same account.
Can I spend Balance Rewards Online?
Yes, you should have the option to redeem your rewards and enter your membership number when shopping online. This is a great option since you can’t earn points while redeeming them.
What if I don’t get my Balance Rewards or something goes wrong?
I would try calling the Walgreens Social Care Team, you can call 8 AM – 5 PM CST; M-F. Customer Service: 24×7 1-800-925-4733, Option #4
When to Balance Rewards Expire?
You need to use your card once every 6 months in order to stay active, Rewards expire after 3 years as long as you are an active member.
You can find more information on the Walgreens Balance Rewards on Walgreens.com. I’ll be sure to update you if I see any changes to the program.
Make sure you take a look at all of the Walgreens Ad Deals going on this week! The Walgreens Store Page has all of the latest deals along with the weekly ad matchups.