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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Walgreens Balance Rewards members: earn 5,000 points with any $30 purchase today and tomorrow only

Attention Walgreens shoppers: I received the following info directly from Walgreens and wanted to share it ASAP since this offer is only good today (9/25) and tomorrow (9/26):

To celebrate the 10-day anniversary of Balance Rewards, on Tuesday, September 25th and Wednesday, September 26th, customers who spend $30 on almost anything in-store and online will get 5,000 Balance Rewards points.

Balance Rewards point offer good 09/25/2012 thru 09/26/2012 except when otherwise noted. Points will not be earned in a transaction where Redemption Dollars or Store Credit is used. Point Promotions will not apply to and Points cannot be earned on purchases of: alcohol; dairy; tobacco; stamps; phone/prepaid cards; money orders/transfers; transportation passes; lottery tickets; charitable donations; pseudoephedrine or ephedrine product; prescriptions, health tests, contact lenses, or certain items that are excluded in particular Point Promotions, and any other items specified as exclusions by the Company from time to time or where prohibited by law. See Balance Rewards terms and conditions for full details.
If you're new to the Walgreens Balance Rewards program, you can sign up in-store or online here. Here is a summary of some of the benefits of the Balance Rewards Card:

Instant Points

• Members can instantly earn and redeem points for
thousands of items in store and online.
• Members will earn points for activities that help them
stay well, like Walk with Walgreens, immunizations
and — where states allow — for prescriptions.
• Members receive exclusive access to the Walgreens
online Pharmacy Chat service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year.
Endless Rewards

• Members can redeem points immediately in-store or
online for a little something special 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 at Walgreens at least once every six months
and redeem their points within three years.

• Points go further as you earn more.

There are many ways to earn Balance Rewards points throughout the store each week, and I highlight the special beauty-related points offers in green in my Weekly Drugstore Makeup Sale posts. Usually you have to purchase specific items to get extra points on purchases, so this 2-day-only promotion is a great deal since you can buy practically anything to get 5,000 points.


  1. Am happy that walgreens finally got a rewards program!

    1. They had a rewards program until January. This is a revamped version.

    2. Melody: actually, that program was only in limited test markets. For the majority of the US, this program is brand new and the first one we've ever had access to at Walgreens.

    3. I didn't realize I was in a test market. I thought it was everywhere. Well, that explains why they had it for a short period of time. When I signed up for my new card they already had for information in the system. The program I tested had different rewards. So, I guess they decided to scrap that.

      Also, I read Michaels has a reward card but it's being tested in only few states now. I saw it on a blog and wondered why the stores here didn't have it. Now I know why.


  2. I was in a Walgreens the other day. On an endcap in the cosmetics department they had a special display of pink breast cancer awareness items. It included the Essie polishes, two new scents of Method handsoap, a display of Sinful Colors polishes, and I can't remember what all else. Anyway if you spent a certain amount from this display, I want to say it was $25, the sign said you would get X number of bonus points on your card. I want to say 5,000 points but I could be wrong. Anyway, I'm wondering if these two promotions would overlap. Like if you spent $30 in that display would you get the 5,000 points twice I wonder.

    1. I don't think it works that way, but it wouldn't hurt to ask a cashier, just to be safe! :)

  3. How many points do you normally get for a purchase? Also...ARGH! I went to Walgreens today looking for the ELF Disney palettes, not there, but bought two of the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine nail polishes. I haven't signed up for the rewards card yet, but if I had seen this I would have and would have gotten a couple more things to get the 5000 points. I completely forgot they have a card now, I wish the cashier had asked me if I wanted to sign up.

    1. Oooh, try to sign up soon because you actually don't get the weekly sale discounts anymore unless you have a card!

    2. You can sign up online in a snap and use your phone number when making purchases. The one thing I don't like about the points is you only seem to get them for certain items.

  4. Yep, I bought the 3 elf palettes yesterday and got my 5,000 points! Just added my marker to the map with some EXTRA info ;)

  5. I'm a little confused with Walgreens. Mine had the cards last year and decided to stop them so everyone get the same prices. Now they bring them back.


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