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Oct 04 2018
2 weeks ago
12:00 PM MDT

Walgreens Balance Rewards Changes are Coming in November

Oct 04, 2018 @ 12:00 PM MDT
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Walgreens Balance Rewards

Walgreens Balance Rewards is changing!

Starting November 4th, Walgreens is changing their Balance Rewards redemption levels. Every 1,000 points will equal $1, and a maximum of up to 5,000 points will be allowed to be redeemed per transaction ($5 reward).


Walgreens Store Front

How do Walgreen Balance Rewards work currently?

Currently, Balance Rewards operates on a tiered system where points become more valuable as you accumulate them. With the current system, for every dollar you spend, you earn 10 points (every 1,000 points can be redeemed for $1 off an eligible purchase). BUT, if you choose to save up your points for a larger purchase instead of using them right away, you’ll save more with the following tiers:

  • 1,000 points = $1 discount
  • 2,000 points = $2 discount
  • 3,000 points = $3 discount
  • 5,000 points = $5 discount
  • 10,000 points = $10 discount
  • 18,000 points = $20 discount
  • 30,000 points = $35 discount
  • 40,000 points = $50 discount (max)

Walgreens Basket

How will the new Walgreens Balance Rewards work?

Starting in November, you’ll only be able to redeem points at the following five tiers below, which will include a new 4,000 point tier. And, the maximum redemption limit per transaction will be 5,000 points ($5 reward), which means that your points will be of less value as you accumulate them. 😏

  • 1,000 points = $1 discount
  • 2,000 points = $2 discount
  • 3,000 points = $3 discount
  • 4,000 points = $4 discount
  • 5,000 points = $5 discount (max)

If you have a lot of points in your Balance Rewards account, consider using them before November 4th as the point values will be reduced by up to 20%. Plus, the maximum redemption will be limited to 5,000 points per transaction – instead of the current 40,000 limit.

Note that 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.

Anyone else rushing to spend their points?! 😬


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