Walgreens Balance Rewards Card Program 09/16/12

Walgreens is rolling out their new Balance Rewards program in just a few days. I wanted to go over what this means and what you need to do.

You will need to sign up and create an account to get your card. You can do that now, even though the program doesn’t start until the 16th of September.


  • Customers can join in one easy step in stores at checkout or any photo kiosk, online at walgreens.com/balance or with their mobile devices and begin earning points immediately for their purchases.
  • Members receive exclusive savings every week on popular products.
  • Savings and points can be easily earned when members show their Balance Rewards card, provide their telephone number or scan their mobile phone.
  • Members can easily access their point totals and see how many points they need until their next reward at checkout, online or through their mobile device.

Instant Points

  • Members can instantly earn and redeem points for thousands of items in store and online.1
  • Members will earn points for activities that help them stay well, like Walk with Walgreens, immunizations and — where states allow — for RX.2
  • 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.

For all you Mobil users, there is a free app that you can download to help track your points! Just go HERE and look at the bottom left to download.


  1. Corina says

    I hope the points accrue at a quicker rate. Their last rewards program they tried in our KC area, you received a $5 only after 2,000 pts. Sad their ‘new & improved program’ they added 3,000 more points to get the $5. My overall opinion anyway is that it sucked. I would much rather receive register rewards immediately at the register.

  2. Anne says

    The manager at my Wags told me yesterday that starting on the 16th there will be NO MORE RR. The RR that we already have can still be used after the 16th as long as they are not expired.

  3. Jessica says

    So, can we buy multiples of one item in the same transaction and get the reward points for every one item? Or do we need to break up our transactions like before with RR?

  4. sophiamom says

    I asked why they were going to this plan. The response was that people return items that have RR and don’t return the RR. This is costing Walgreens a lot of money. I have always turned mine in . So if you are out there and didn’t shame on you.I thnk the RR are going to be phased out just not immediately.

  5. Tana says

    I was told by an employee of Walgreens that if you go in the store to sign up on the 16th they give you some points. She did not say how many. Also how many points per $1 or does it depend on what you buy?

  6. MommaMeg says

    Went into my local Walgreens (fort worth) a week ago and received a balance rewards card immediatly after signing up at the register and already have started collecting points. They’re giving out about 1000 points for prescriptions as well. They even have the items labeled with the amount of rewards points you will earn per purchase but most items you must buy multiples I’ve noticed, the weekly ads also have the points available for each item listed. Is the ft worth Walgreens just ahead of the game or are y’all’s doing the same?

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