Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program Changes (Begin May 5, 2019)

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Balance Rewards Points Program Changes at Walgreens 2019

Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program Changes

Walgreens is changing the Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program again. This change makes me happy!!

Effective May 5, 2019, you will be able to redeem up to 50,000 points (that you have earned) in one transaction to save $50 on your purchase. (It was last changed 11/4/18 – Scroll down to see what changed in that update.)

I am excited to be able to redeem more than 5000 points in one transaction (especially since you can earn way more than that in a single transaction)!

Basically, every 1,000 points earned will equal $1 in redemption rewards with a maximum of $50 rewards to redeem in one transaction (if you have 50,000 earned points).

2019 Walgreens Balance Rewards changes

You can redeem a maximum of 100,000 (=$100) points per day.

Do you participate in the Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program?  It’s a program Walgreens offers shoppers to earn points that can be redeemed as cash discounts off your purchases.

You earn points by making purchases, special offers for specific purchases, getting prescriptions filled at Walgreens, and a few other way listed on their website.  You may combine manufacturer coupons, rebate app offers, and Balance Rewards Points Offers to maximize your savings. Get the Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program Changes details below.

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Changes that will go in effect 5/4/19:

Walgreens is changing the Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program redemption structure again! Customers will be notified 30 days prior to the change. We should see messages in the Walgreens app or emails in early April.

Walgreens Balance Rewards Points Program redemption structure:

  • Redeem 1,000 – 5000 points earned for $1 – $5 reward (same as current redemption).

New redemption tiers:

  • Redeem 10,000 points earned for $10 reward
  • Redeem 20,000 points earned for $20 reward
  • Redeem 50,000 points earned for $50 reward

This means that every 1,000 points earned will equal $1 in redemption rewards with a maximum of $50 rewards to redeem in one transaction (if you have 50,000 earned points).

Last changes from 11/4/18:

Starting November 4, the program redemption tiers will change.  Instead of being able to redeem up to $50 (with points you have earned), the maximum redemption amount per transaction will be $5. Whoa!  That’s a huge difference. If you have a ton of points saved, like I do, then get to spending them before November 4 if you want to be able to redeem more than $5 in a transaction.

Balance Rewards Points Program Changes at Walgreens November 4

Details from Walgreens.com:  Balance® Rewards program changes starting Nov. 4, 2018, we’re simplifying our redemption levels so every 1000 points equals $1. You’ll be able to redeem at any of these five tiers, including the new 4000-point tier. The maximum redemption limit per eligible transaction is 5000 points ($5 reward).

*Points cannot be redeemed to purchase alcohol, dairy, tobacco, prepaid cards, clinic services, prescriptions, pharmacy items or services, contact lenses, and photo orders not picked up in store. Other exclusions apply. Rewards cannot be redeemed for cash or store credit. Complete details at Walgreens.com/Balance.

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Old redemption tiers in Walgreens Balance Rewards

new:New redemption tiers in Walgreens Balance Rewards

11 COMMENTS

  1. Happy walgreens is letting us use more points than the $5 they changed last Nov.
    I quit shopping there except for prescriptions and the clerk told me about it effective in may. All those complaints must have paid off.

  2. Yes, I had quit shopping there too, after they screwed us with the last rule change. And I did let them know. Today, I just found out they changed the rules a month ago, and this time they didn’t bother even sending out an e-mail to let me know. Their Customer Relations department really sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • I agree. Major CUTS to the healthy choice points. Cheap Skates. No more shopping there. Their products are 30% higher than Walmart and other places.

  3. Will not be working to accumulate points unless you go back to being able to get $50.00 for 40,000 points, I see you have tried to make it appear that you reverted to the old system.

  4. I really don’t do much shopping at Walgreens. I do get my prescriptions at Walgreens though. How can I find out when my reward points are going to be expired?

  5. THEY SCREWED EVERYONE AGAIN. Beginning Aug 14, 2019, balance rewards for healthy choices can not be used to MANUALLY on the web log your daily exercise, 2 blood glucoses, blood pressure, NRT patches, weight, and hours slept (a maximum PER 30 DAYS total of about 4,600). YOU MUST NOW CONNECT TO A HEALTH TRACKING DEVICE FOR ONLY SOME OF THEM NOW, SOME WERE DELETED OR WERE SENT TO “WEEKLY GOALS.” Now they only have a measely 100 PTS PER WEEK GOALS, and you only get 2 OF THEM (1 physical, 1 lifestyle changes) each week. You have to log it all in before Sunday, then Monday the new goals come about for the week and you pick 2 more. Each week, your goals change based on WHAT YOU DID THE WEEK BEFORE. AND….IF YOU MISS ENTERING ANY OF THOSE DAYS OF THAT GOAL, YOU LOSE THE WHOLE ABILITY TO SPIN THE WHEEL AT THE END OF THE MONTH FOR “BONUS POINTS” to add to the account. It’s now the WALGREENS CARNIVAL CIRCUS OF HEALTH. AND THE 4,600 PTS YOU WERE ABLE TO GET PREVIOUSLY, EQUAL TO ALMOST $5.00 A MONTH? NO MORE. Now you get 800 pts PER MONTH MAX, worth A WHOPPING 80 FREAKING CENTS FOR GOING ON THEIR WEBSITE EVERY DAY AND ENTERING YOUR DATA IN THE TWO GOALS YOU PICKED. 80 CENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, then the wheel spinning, I suspect everyone is going to basically get the lousy 50 pts on the wheel (equal to FIVE CENTS!), with a very limited number of people getting the big bonus ones, it’s like winning a sweepstakes thing now. Now that you can REDEEM 50 DOLLARS AT A TIME? THEY’RE MAKNG SURE IT’S MONEY THAT CAME OUT OF YOUR POCKET AND NOT MONEY YOU EARNED EVERY DAY FOR VISITING THE SITE AND ENTERING HEALTH DATA. THAT’S WALGREENS….put in IN one pocket, and take it out the other….every…single….time they change their RULES.

    • Exactly. Walgreens prices are 30% higher than Walmart and other places to begin with. This is a MAJOR screw job. No more shopping there.

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