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New Walgreens Rewards Program Coming!

Walgreens is unveiling their new rewards program!

What I see is that Register Rewards are gone. Customers will now have a rewards card similar to CVS.  We will earn points for purchases and I am assuming there will be purchase limits on each point earning deal, also like CVS.

Points will not expire and you can save them for up to 3 years. You must shop Walgreens at least once every 6 months to stay active and keep your points.

You’ll need to enroll online from Sept. 2-15th or in-store beginning Sept. 16th.  The new program starts Sept. 16th.

Below is the info that Walgreens sent us to pass on to you, our readers:

What is Balance Rewards?

Balance Rewards is a comprehensive loyalty program that offers easy enrollment, instant points and endless as well as ways to get, stay and live well at Walgreens.

Key Dates:

August 16th: Walgreens Employee Enrollment
September 2-15th:  Online Enrollment For Shoppers
September 16th: National Launch

Key Points of New Program:

Members can earn points for making healthy choices
Members may earn and redeem points both in-store and online
Exclusive benefits for AARP members
A Customer-friendly expiration policy

How to Earn Points:

Earn points instantly for buying products in-store and online

Earn points for programs like “Walk With Walgreens” and other healthy activities like immunizations and where law allows for prescriptions

Redeeming Points:

Members can redeem points immediately in-store or online or hold off until they have earned more points for an even greater reward.

Points will not expire as long as members remain active by shopping Walgreens at least once every six months and redeem their points within 3 years.

Points go further as you earn more -

5,00 points = $5.00
10,000 points = $10.00
18,000 points = $20.00
30,000 points = $35.00
40,000 points = $50.00

Features & Benefits:

Customers can join in stores at checkout or any photo kiosk. Customers can also join online at or with their mobile devices and begin earning points immediately.

Members receive exclusive savings every week on popular products

Savings and points can be earned when members show their Balnce Rewards card, provide their phone number or scan their mobile phone.

Members can easily access their point totals to see how many points they need until their next reward at checkout or through their mobile device.

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  • Rozetta Vermilya via Facebook August 17, 2012, 9:27 AM

    I do not like this! I shop at walgreens often and roll most of my rr for the next week when i know there is a good deal. This stinks!

  • Amber Shannon via Facebook August 17, 2012, 9:36 AM

    I work for Walgreens and I hate it too! The thing I don’t like about it is if you want to redeem your balance rewards to buy something that will give you balance rewards…you won’t get credit (balance rewards) for the item you are trying to purchase. In other words…you can’t roll your deals up into other deals:(

  • Donna Kelley via Facebook August 17, 2012, 9:47 AM

    I can see good & bad with the new set up,,, I hope it works out well,, time will tell.

  • Patricia Sanderson via Facebook August 17, 2012, 9:48 AM

    I dont like this at all! Guess I ll be sbopping at rite aid and cvs now……

  • Lacey Gimpel Houseman via Facebook August 17, 2012, 9:57 AM

    Not sure I’m going to like this! I wish I had a CVS in town!!

  • via Facebook August 17, 2012, 10:24 AM

    I see good and bad…but the part about not getting any points for what you are purchasing if you use points to get it really stinks!!! The part I do like is the fact that they will be limiting purchases like CVS does. That will help deter some of the shelf clearers. ~ Queen Mum

  • Jen August 17, 2012, 10:27 AM

    Sounds interesting. Will they still have the rule of having to have as many items as coupons?

  • Allyson Garrison August 17, 2012, 11:57 AM

    Is this gonna be a good deal?? Walgreens is the only store we have where I live with rr’s no stores double and Walmart very seldom wants to price match for me they always give me such a hard time :( I buy alot of my health and beauty products from them I hope I am not gonna have to quit couponing……

  • Robin Roberts via Facebook August 17, 2012, 11:59 AM

    talked with my local walgreens store manager and so far nothing was said to them about registar rewards going away…

  • Allyson Garrison via Facebook August 17, 2012, 12:02 PM

    I get all of my health and beauty stuff at walgreens that and a walmart is all we have so I guess I am gonna have to quit couponing the nearest town is an hour away walmart won’t price match anything over 50 miles away :( this is really sad I don’t know what I am gonna do if I can’t roll my rr’s for stuff that saves me so much :( I am not a shelf cleaner but I have 4 kids and saving anywhere really helps me…..Thanks for the heads up :)

  • via Facebook August 17, 2012, 12:39 PM

    I don’t think Walgreens is gonna do both RR and points…….doesn’t make sense because if they did not too many people would sign up for the card – queen mum

  • Robin Roberts via Facebook August 17, 2012, 2:09 PM

    you have to have the card in order to get the sales prices..

  • Shelly Taylor via Facebook August 17, 2012, 6:41 PM

    I don’t like this part at all “If you want to redeem your balance rewards to buy something that will give you balance rewards…you won’t get credit (balance rewards) for the item you are trying to purchase.” What’s the point? At least at CVS you can use your ECB to purchase item(s) that produce an ECB. I can see Walgreens losing business over this.


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