As a lot of you know, I do the Walgreens Matchups for Money Saving Queen. Late last year I got wind of a rumor that Walgreens was going to come out with a new rewards card. At the time the details were still sketchy and final details had not been hashed out yet.
I am happy to announce that the new Balance Rewards has officially made it's debut! If you have not signed up yet, it is super easy to do! You can sign up online or in store (which is what I did).
The process of signing up in store is very easy. I did this a few weeks ago just after the program went live. I actually did not even have to ask to be signed up, the cashier took care of everything for me. She told me that I needed to sign up because soon, you would not be able to get the sale prices without the card and that everything will be placed on the card (such as coupons, register rewards, points, etc). I was in a hurry the day I signed up and the entire process took under 3 minutes, seriously fast. I was asked my name and birthday, because I have filled prescriptions at Walgreens before my info was already in the system. I just had to verify and then give her my email address. That was IT! SUPER easy!
Since I was in such a hurry, I did not get a lot of info on the program. Once I got home I looked online to see what it was all about. I started reading some of my favorite coupon blogs to get their views on the program, then went to the Walgreens site to read up on everything.
Here is how the program works:
You MUST have a Balance Rewards Loyalty Card in order to get the sale price, receive Register Rewards, Walgreens Savings and accumulate Balance Rewards Points.
Each point earned = $$ in your pocket! You do have to accumulate 5,000 points before you receive $$ off your next purchase though.
There are MANY ways to accumulate points! You can earn them with select purchases, by filling prescriptions and even by walking! Yes, by walking! There are many, many more ways but these are the easiest to me and the ways I will most likely use the card.
Since I figured everything out, I wanted to shop! I knew I could shop online but, I recently found out you can shop right through your phone! Seriously, technology is amazing! All you have to do is download the Walgreens app and you are set!
MG was sick last week so I could not just make a run to the store. I had to get creative! Thanks to Walgreens, I was able to pick up just a few things I needed without leaving my couch. AWESOME!
I was a bit too excited to learn that marshmallows could be purchased through my phone! MARSHMALLOWS! This was just funny to me. There is a recipe I want to try using marshmallows but, I know I can get them cheaper at the store, so I passed this time.
As I was shopping, I was having a hard time remembering what all was on sale. I pulled up the Walgreens ad online and continued to shop through my phone. Super easy!
I ended up purchasing trash bags, coffee and some curlers for my hair. Such a random combination! lol But, that is what I needed. Since I was home-bound for a few days last week, being able to shop through my phone was great! It made my life so much easier knowing with a few clicks I was shopping for things I needed and they would be delivered within a few days. Thank you Walgreens for making this moms life that much easier!
If you want to see my entire path to purchase and learn even more about my shopping experience, check out my Google+ story!
You can also learn more by visiting the Walgreens site, liking them on Facbook or following them on Twitter!
I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric