We have heard from a few concerned readers who are just baffled by this new Balance Rewards Program that is going into affect today. So to ease some concerns here is a little bit of information we were able to sort out.
First, nothing is going to change with the Register Rewards. For now, we can count on everything being the same.
One big change though is the sale prices on the items you get will only be applied IF you have a Balance Card. So if something is listed in the ad on sale for $2.00 but it’s regularly $3.49, you will have to pay the $3.49 unless you have a Balance card.
Each time you make a purchase, you will accumulate points which you can then use later towards other purchases. Here is a breakdown of those points:
If you sign up for the Rewards card membership and you do not earn or redeem points for 6 consecutive months, then the membership will be considered inactive, and you will loose all the points you have accumulated.
Your points however should not expire for about 3 years as long as you keep using you card more often then every 6 months. I don’t understand 100% on how exactly the points will be redeemed. Walgreen’s says that if a member wants to redeem the points, then it will be converted into redemption dollars that will be deducted from your purchase, but I’m not sure how you go about requesting a redemption. It could be as easy as the cashier asking if you would like to use them. This is a new process for all of us, so it might take some time before everything is completely clear.
To sign up to get your card, you can do so in the store at the register, or online here.
So if you see points in the match ups, that is the amount of points that will be applied to your card with the purchase of that item. These can add up and get us some great rewards!
It is going to take a little while to adjust, but I’m thinking this could be a great thing for us who frequent Walgreen’s at least a couple times a month!
Be sure you check out the Walgreens Weekly Ad Coupon Match ups before you head to the store so you can see all the great buys with the new Rewards Program!