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).
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.
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.