Staying Healthy & Saving Money with Walgreens Steps with Balance Rewards


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Making healthy choices is important all the time.  But sometimes these choices can be difficult.  It isn’t always fun or easy to take the healthier path.  It is during those moments of weakness that proper motivation can play an important role.  I would like to think that I make healthy decisions most of the time, but I must confess that after finding out my family will be traveling to Hawaii next summer my sense of motivation sky rocketed.  Sandy beaches, bikinis, and tropical island sun- clearly my Scandinavian-based, Minnesota  livin’ body could use a little kick start.  It’s been a long winter people, as I currently look out my window- it’s still snowing.  It’s almost May!?! But I digress.

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While Hawaii is at the forefront for my healthy living choices, I was pleased to discover that Walgreens wants to play an important supporting role.  Walgreens new Steps with Balance Rewards program looks to encourage it’s customers to choose a healthy lifestyle by providing Balance Rewards points for those that participate.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Walgreens wants to encourage it’s customers to embrace a healthy lifestyle and they are willing to reward you with money saving points!  Talk about putting money where your mouth is!  Sure, companies claim they want people to be healthy, but they don’t necessarily take actions to really help.  Walgreens is providing encouragement and support on a level that I have never heard of before, plus the entire process is super easy.

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The first step is to become a Balance Rewards member.  If you are already a member (like I was) then you are already one step closer to earning additional points. On the Balance Rewards section of the Walgreens website simply sign up for the Steps with Balance Rewards program.  The entire process took me about one minute.  It is obvious that Walgreens has strived to make the process as user friendly as possible.  Within my account I can log my progress by adding my workout and weight information.  Users can set specific goals or not.  The choice is really up to you.  In a couple of weeks, I have added 7 journal entries and earned 370 points.  Those are money saving points for walking, running, and losing weight.  The more you workout, lose weight, and update your journal- the more Balance Rewards points you’ll earn.

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And now Walgreens has even introduced the Step Up to Win Instant Win & Sweepstakes.  Each day, until May 31st, members will have a chance to win awesome daily instant win prizes.  The instant win prize today is from Redbox!  Additional prizes this week include- Fiber One coupons, Brita pitchers, scales, a Fitbit and Walgreens gift cards.

walgreens j steps with walgreens prizeAnd in addition one grand prize sweepstakes winner will be flown out to the Biggest Loser Resort!   Make sure to enter the instant prizes daily to add another entry for your chance to win the grand prize. Check out the official rules.

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Now not only can I still earn Balance Rewards on all those healthy items I purchase (view my most recent shopping trip), but I can save money for working out.  Hawaii here I come!  Luckily for me- I have over a year to prepare and with Walgreens help my white, Minnesota body will be ready!

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A big thank you to the California Kirby’s who are no longer the California Kirby’s and are instead the Hawaii Kirby’s for providing the first image and a place to stay when we visit:) LOL 


  1. Great info. This is the first time I have heard of this. I definitely need to check it out.

  2. I just logged my first activity and got 47 points! Great incentive to be healthy! I love Walgreens Balance Reward points!

  3. saminder gumer says

    i love balance rewards and the way walgreen’s lets you track it and use the points.

  4. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how well the balance rewards program works!

  5. Heidi Smith says

    At first I didn’t like the balance rewards program but now I love it! I love that they are encouraging people to be healthier!

  6. Sacha Schroeder says

    I need to shop at Walgreen’s more and take advantage of the points program!

  7. Nikki Strong says

    I am definitely going to look into signing up for this. I can use all the encouragement and motivation I can get.

  8. Jesselyn A/Jesstinger says

    I joined Walgreens Balance Rewards a couple of years ago at the suggestion (recommendation really) of the cashier/clerk – and boy am I glad I did. It was so fast and easy that I joined right there on the spot as I as was checking out – even with a few people in line behind me – it was that quick!

    Since then we have switched to Walgreens for all of our pharmacy type needs and we have saved a significant amount of money. What surprised me most was that we we able to notice the savings IMMEDIATELY. I don’t understand why anyone wouldn’t sign up!

  9. Carrie Phelps says

    This is the closest pharmacy to where I live, I just happen to really like Walgreens!

  10. I actually just downloaded this app on my phone last night! I exercise enough, I might as well get rewards!

  11. Maria Iemma says

    I need to go to Walgreens and sign for their rewards – I also need to start taking better care of myself and start a walking program. Thank you for the encouragement.

  12. I like the balance reward program. And I like the little extra incentive the rewards add to be healthy!

  13. Wow! This is really good to know. I’ll have to get signed up.

  14. How cool! There is a Walgreens about 5 minutes from where I live. I’m definitely going to go sign up. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  15. Joanne Gregory says

    We are moving to a place where there is a Walgreens. I will have to give this a try. Got to get up and get moving!

  16. Andrea Williams says

    I think it is great that they give you these incentives to work out. I know personally it would make a difference and motivate me more.

  17. Cassandra Eastman says

    Oh wow, I have a balance rewards card but didn’t know about this program! This is just what I need to get in shape this summer! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I didn’t know about this program but I need to get in shape also! going to check it out…you will love Hawaii!

  19. sharon gullikson says

    Wow, I have never heard of this before. They offer prizes???

  20. kelly Nicholson says

    i love shopping at walgreens..i love the sale..this looks really neat!

  21. Ah, don’t worry about the white legs. Get a spray tan! 🙂

  22. Amanda Rauch says

    the walgreens by my house is always confusing me with the rewards-the in store ads are hard to read and i did learn a few things from your post that might help me in figuring out the rewards program. Thanks!

  23. I like Walgreens and shop there every week

  24. Allison Trimble says

    Very cool! Keep it up!

  25. Debbie Welchert says

    What a neat idea. I will be passing this on to my daughter too. I haven’t shopped at Walgreens in years but I will be checking it out more now.

  26. Blessie Nelson says

    this is a great motive to get healthy again! Thanks Walgreens!

  27. Sandy Cain says

    I should check this out. There’s no Walgreen’s near me, but there is a Duane Reade, and I know Walgreen’s bought them out. Hopefully they have the same services availble. Thanks for the head’s-up!

  28. kfloveinme says

    Wow! This is cool! Too bad there isn’t a Walgreens close by. I would have to drive about 15-20mins

  29. Mya Murphy says

    There’s a Walgreen’s about a mile from me, and I’m really interested in finding out more…

    Sounds like an awesome incentive!!!

  30. I haven’t heard of this! What a great idea!

  31. I love Walgreens and the Balance Rewards program.

  32. Thanks for the posting, I shop at Walgreens and knew nothing of their rewards system

  33. What a fantastic idea! I will definitely look into that..might make me do more of my pharmacy shopping there instead of the competitor!

  34. Alicia Sparks says

    I love the Walgreens steps program! I’ve been using it for a month now!

  35. Ttrockwood says

    What an awesome rewards program! I didnt even realize how many benefits they have!

  36. Karen Glatt says

    I did not know that Walgreen’s gives me points for living a Healthy Lifestyle. I am going to look into this. I always can get good deals on their products. This is a great program for me to sign up for!

  37. Valerie C. says

    I’m going to join. I love this!

  38. This is awesome and I will be signing up! Thank you! Good luck getting in shape for Hawaii. I just got back from a family trip to Maui and I was not as swimsuit-ready as I would like to have been.

  39. Brenda C. says

    I have to admit I hadn’t heard of this program before and had no idea Walgreens even had a rewards program. I’m definitely going to look up more info about this and the daily contest has great prizes I’m drooling over!

  40. I got my rewards card a few months ago. Points really add up fast.

  41. Samii Meyer says

    This is so neat! I have a pedometer on my phone, but who would have known that I could use my steps with walgreens rewards, wow! Thank you for sharing, super neat

  42. Awesome! I have a Balance Rewards card, but I thought it was just to get sale prices at Walgreens. I had no idea they had other great offers and programs like this. I am trying to get fit and this would be a huge help and motivator to just get moving on a daily basis. Thanks for the info.

  43. i haven’t heard of this program, i take good care of myself, and think that’s great that they want to reward me for that. i’ll check it out, thanks.

  44. Christy Anderson says

    I’ll have to sign up for this! Maybe it’ll keep me motivated.

  45. Lilia Kharabora says

    First I am hearing of this. Thanks for the information. Wallgreens and health. – Awesome

  46. Christie M says

    Thanks for the reminder to use this. I signed up and always forget to log my walks!

  47. Amy Tolley says

    we love walgreen thanks for sharing i will have to go this also…

  48. I gotta sign up for this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  49. I love walgreens! Thanks for sharing

  50. First time hearing this I will have to find out more info about this & check it out 🙂

  51. Jessie C. says

    Love this rewards program, thanks for the heads-up, I’ll sign up !

  52. Mary Beth Elderton says

    We recently moved and my normal routines will be taking me by three different Walgreen’s. I am just beginning to try to make the most of that. This Balance Rewards sounds like a fun idea.

  53. jamie braun says

    first ive heard of this program! reminds me that i need to excersise more!

  54. Lucy Lopez says

    I signed up to this program a couple of weeks ago. I like it cause you get points just for exercising, so it gets me moving.

  55. What a great concept – giving people points to buy things when they exercise! I’m definitely going to sign up! 🙂

  56. Ann West says

    Love my Walgreens!

  57. Carole Ingram says

    I love the concept, I really do….but i also have a similar program that I have to do for my husband’s work so our insurance doesn’t go up in price and I wouldn’t want to do it in two different places 😉 but this is definitely a great program as some need to have encouragement and need something to help them out! Wish more companies were so health friendly!

  58. We don’t have a Walgreens near me. The closest one is about an hour away. This sounds like such a great program. It would help keep me motivated.

  59. This would help

  60. Thanks for the info!

  61. cassandra says

    Walgreens is my favorite store 🙂 So happy to see they are in with this new health program. I will have to try it out. I think its a wonderful idea!

  62. Thank you – while I have a Balance rewards account, I wasn’t aware of this facet of the program

  63. Angela Nichols says

    This is awesome. I am signed up and ready to go.

  64. Amanda Sakovitz says

    I have a balance rewards account and this def helps with motivation

  65. kathy pease says

    I love walgreens and this sounds like an awesome program 🙂

  66. samantha s says

    this is a great way to get active/healthy and earn rewards at the same time.

  67. Gina Ferrell says

    I love Walgreens Balance Reward points!

  68. Diana Stanhope says

    This looks like a fun way to get in extra step and save money!

  69. Julie Hawkins says

    I hadn’t seen this before. What a great way to incentivize getting healthier

  70. Buddy Garrett says

    I am going to sign up. I want to live a healthy lifestyle.

  71. Hannah C says

    I wish there were a Walgreens where I live. I’m in a small town with only local stores around. I love the sounds of this reward program! I need to get healthier.

  72. Priscilla Benavides says

    I love walgreens and this is a great way for them to keep their customers wanting to make healthy choices! One of my healthy choices is to walk to my closest walgreens which is not too far away from my home!

  73. Liz Neal says

    I really like Walgreens. But, I live in a rural community and it’s a bit away, but I’ll have to sign up and remember about the point system.

  74. Great info!

  75. I love balance rewards

  76. I had no idea Walgreens was doing all of this, I have the Balance Rewards card because my hubby signed us up so he could buy feminine products for me on sale (LOL) but had no clue it featured things like this! I totally have to check it out! Thanks for letting me know and really, how cool is it that Walgreens is wanting us to live healthier?! Totally awesome!

  77. Thomas Murphy says

    Awesome! I love walgreens

  78. sheila ressel says

    balance rewards is a great program and really helps me save money. I think its great that walgreens is really concerned about the health of their customers and is helping us in getting in better shape.

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