myWalgreens: loyalty program changes coming; Beauty Enthusiast Program ending 10/31/20


  • 2K Club

    there has been some discussion of walgreens balance rewards being relaunched/rebranded as “mywalgreens,” possibly in november 2020. walgreens applied for trademarks on “mywalgreens” and “myw” on 08/25/20.

    what kind of changes can we expect?
    here are some of the rumors:

    loyalty program changes that make it more similar to cvs extrabucks, rite aid bonuscash, and/or Target Circle.
    a paid subscription service similar to Amazon Prime
    changes to walgreens app

    watch this page for updates as we learn more!


  • 2K Club

    Yeah, looks like they are ending the Beauty Enthusiast program completely. They are “replacing it” with 1% back, but that just appears to be the 1% in everyday points we already get now. This memo below, taken from reddit.

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  • Global Moderator

    @mrvietnam biggest question is, how will they handle existing points? time will tell, guessing if it is changing, will be on 1/1/21.


  • Global Moderator

    @mrvietnam sounds like the whole program is ending 10/31 as far as earning BR points on items. Hope they don’t screw people over by making them spend existing points by November or some such nonsense.


  • 2K Club

    Does this belong in the Grocery/Drugstore forum as it is not a deal per se, but more of a discussion topic?


  • Global Moderator

    @mrvietnam said in myWalgreens: loyalty program changes coming? Beauty Enthusiast Program ending 10/31/20:

    Does this belong in the Grocery/Drugstore forum as it is not a deal per se, but more of a discussion topic?

    Yes, major changes to the rewards programs at drug stores go in the drug forum. It is especially helpful to make sure people see it and don’t forfeit points or rewards by not knowing about the changes coming up, given 90% of the deals posted for CVS/RA/WAGS involve use of their rewards programs to make it a ‘deal’.


  • Global Moderator

    IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

    Will my Balance® Rewards membership automatically transfer to myWalgreens or do I need to sign up?
    Your Balance® Rewards membership does not automatically transfer and you’ll need to sign up for myWalgreens, but it’s free and easy! Plus, you can keep your benefits and earn more rewards. Make sure to sign up by January, 31, 2021 to keep your points balance.

    What happens to my Balance® Reward points?
    When you sign up for myWalgreens, we’ll automatically roll over your remaining Balance® Rewards points balance to your new account, where you can still earn and redeem. Remember to transfer your account by January 31, 2021 to keep your points balance.

    More FAQ’s here:

    @MrVietnam it appears 1/31/21 may be the final day to use balance rewards, not sure if you can earn them between a certain date and 1/31. Maybe you can update your title.


  • 2K Club

    @mistercheap said in myWalgreens: loyalty program changes coming? Beauty Enthusiast Program ending 10/31/20:

    IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

    Will my Balance® Rewards membership automatically transfer to myWalgreens or do I need to sign up?
    Your Balance® Rewards membership does not automatically transfer and you’ll need to sign up for myWalgreens, but it’s free and easy! Plus, you can keep your benefits and earn more rewards. Make sure to sign up by January, 31, 2021 to keep your points balance.

    What happens to my Balance® Reward points?
    When you sign up for myWalgreens, we’ll automatically roll over your remaining Balance® Rewards points balance to your new account, where you can still earn and redeem. Remember to transfer your account by January 31, 2021 to keep your points balance.

    More FAQ’s here:

    @MrVietnam it appears 1/31/21 may be the final day to use balance rewards, not sure if you can earn them between a certain date and 1/31. Maybe you can update your title.

    Good catch there, MC. They don’t make it easy and seamless for us, do they? Maybe that is by design.

    Can you sign up online for the new program or must it be in store? Can you sign up now? I wonder what the beginning and ending dates you can sign up before you lose all your points.

    I called Walgreens with my questions and the only thing they would tell me is “more information is coming out next month.” Might be good to spend down your balance as much as you can in the meantime just in case. I have $40.27 in Balance Rewards points I am trying to liquidate.

    This week they have the Arizona canned drinks 2 for $1 which is a decent deal.


  • 2K Club

    We’ve gotten used to earning Balance Rewards points, either on special promotions (like buy 2 deodorants, get 2,000 points) or to the tune of 10 points per $1 spent.

    Instead, you’re gonna see something more like CVS’s ExtraBucks with myWalgreens, called “Walgreens Cash.”

    Instead of having to calculate that 1,000 points equals $1 in Walgreens credit, Walgreens Cash will be a simple dollar amount you’ll be able to use on everyday purchases — similar to CVS ExtraBucks or RiteAid’s BonusCash.

    No word yet as to what earning Walgreens Cash looks like, but Walgreens promises they are “making it easier for you to unlock savings and earn rewards,” so here’s hoping for some kind of upgrade.


 

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