I thought I would take some time to go over the Walgreens Balance Rewards Program. This program goes into effect nationwide starting on September 16th and we finally have our First look at the First Ad that includes Balance Rewards.
You can Sign Up for Balance Rewards on the Walgreens Website or Walgreens Mobile App starting today!
Here are a few details of the program:
– The Walgreens Balance Rewards Program will give you Sale Prices in store and online for being a member. This means some advertised prices may only be available when you use your card, and the price at the register may be different if you are not a member.
– You earn Points for Shopping at Walgreens and there will also be Bonus Point Opportunities in the ad each week. You can redeem these points for Walgreens Rewards to use on Future Purchases.
-It Works out to $1 in Rewards for every 1,000 Points you earn. If you shop at Walgreens a lot you can save your points and redeem 40,000 points for a $50 Reward.
– Points Don’t Expire for 36 Months as long as you shop at Walgreens once every 6 months.
– Register Rewards Are Not Going Away – At least not for a while. The 9/16 Ad still shows a Price with the Rewards Card and Register Rewards that will print at checkout. So you will need your card for the sale price but the Register Rewards will still print at checkout. This is good news because we will also still be able to take advantage of the national catalina offers at Walgreens.
You can Sign Up Online, or Get the Mobile App in the App Store and download it to your phone and Register on your Phone. Your card will be located on your phone if you use the App so that is a great way to ensure you have your card ready to go on Day 1.
I’m curious what your thoughts are on the program, Leave a comment and let me know!
Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article
plus the rest of the site is also really
Very energetic article, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be a part 2?
I don’t mind the program, however I am not thrilled that if you use a RR that says compliments from P&G on a P&G product then you will not get the RR on the new product you are purchasing. This just happened and I am not happy.
I am very disappointed Walgreens has done this, but I’ll get over it. What bothers me now is that their sales stink. All this “buy one get one half off” is no deal! That’s only 25% off each one. I’ve been a faithful weekly Walgreens customer, but CVS is building several stores in my city and I’m going to start checking them out more often. Disappointed!!!
I was in the test zone and i hated it. I would not shop there due to that. After the tray stopped i shoped there again. Now i will give it a chance, but i am not happy about this.
They have already stopped issuing RRs in my area and the card hasn’t officially hit yet. They are telling us that we’ll have to mail the receipt in to get the RR…
They have already stopped issuing RRs in my area and the card hasn’t officially hit yet. They are telling us that we’ll have to mail the receipt in to get the RR, just like when they used to accidentally not print. Imagine sending off for dozens of RRs. They are passively trying to discourage us from following through.
I figured they would join the movement. I personally think it’s great. I do, however, have a feeling it’s a way to limit the offers like cvs.
I never heard much about the pilot programs, just that they were going on. It was a relief to me that Walgreens DIDN’T have a ‘card’, but I’m sure what it comes down to is Walgreens will make MORE money!
You can go to walgreens and request they add the card to your account if you want one.
I was wondering the same as Paula, are cards going to be mailed to us? It said to use your phone number. but I would prefer to have the card in hand.
I say we boycott walgreens! This card seems like a good idea but as we all know how the “pilot” run in Kansas City went… Eventually the card replaced the register rewards and where as everyone else with RRs would get $3 back the pilot stores only got about $1 back in points. This is very depressing…. I know i will no longer shop walgreens after this happens.
I think RR will be done away with. I knew they would also get a card , like most other stores do. Their objective is to make more money. We just have to play smart. Thanks for all the info!
will cards be automatically mailed to the address on file after registration?
I work at WAGS. The cards are at the register and are given to the customer at the time of registration
If you sign up in store you will be given a card or have the option to go “cardless” which means you would enter your phone number on the keypad instead of scanning a card. If you sign up on the app I believe you won’t get a “hard” card, just the one on the app and you will also have the option to use your phone number of needed.
I also work at a Walgreens and if you decide that you want an actual card you can ask the cashier and have a card attached to your account later.