Have you heard about the changes starting this week at Walgreens? It looks like this is going to be a good program – I like it lots better than the changes that Rite Aid made to their +UP’s – so considering the two – I am going to stick with Walgreens for the time being. Here’s a quick run down of how it will work.
Specific purchases (marked in store and in the weekly ad) will earn you points – which are worth $$$ off a future purchase. Here’s the point system:
Question 1 – How do I earn points? Answer – Purchase included items and even make “smart choices” (sign up for the program here).
Question 2 – Can I still earn Register Rewards? Answer – YES!! For the time being you can earn both kinds of rewards, although I believe Register Rewards are going to be phased out.
Question 3 – How do I know if I got my reward points? Answer – It will print right on the bottom of your receipt – so you will know right off if something didn’t work right.
Question 4 - When are my points available for redemption? Answer – Right away! If you make a purchase in-store, it looks like you will be able to turn around and use them right then on your next transaction. If you make a purchase online it will take a few days before they are available – but now we’ll be able to earn rewards with online purchases too. Sweet!
Question 5 – Is there a limit to how many times I can purchase an item to earn reward points? Answer – So far, NO! Of course you do not want to start clearing shelves, but if you are going to grab 3 tubes of toothpaste, that is not a problem. PLUS currently if you buy 2 of the same item in one transaction, you will still earn all your reward points. No more buying all 3 tubes of toothpaste in 3 separate transactions to get your reward. Simple!
Question 6 - If I need to buy $15 worth of product to earn my reward points and I use coupons on my $15 (meaning I only pay $10 for it) will I still get my reward points? Answer – YES! Great news for us couponers!
Question 7 – If I use my Balance Rewards Points to pay for a purchase that I am earning on Balance Reward Points – will I still get my points? Answer – YES!!!
Question 8 – Do my points expire? Answer – Yes. They are valid for 36 months as long as you are still using your card at Walgreens. (LOVE this feature – I think the RR expire way too fast.) OR they will expire in 6 months if you do not use your card at all.