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Walgreens introduces customer loyalty, presciption savings programs

Friday, September 21, 2012

Walgreens customers can now save more during every shopping trip, thanks to two new programs.

Jason Erickson, Storm Lake store manager, introduced the store's Balance Rewards and Prescription Savings Club during a United Coffee on Sept. 19.

"It's simple to sign up, will ultimately track purchases and send custom coupons, providing a streamlined way to shop," Erickson said of the Balance Rewards program.

A free customer loyalty program, Balance Rewards gives members exclusive savings on thousands of in-store and online items. Members can also earn points for new offers each week, as well as 500 points for each prescription or immunization, 10 points for each mile logged through the Walk with Walgreens program and additional points for responding to special offers received through the mail, online or a smart phone.

After earning 5,000 points, customers receive $5 in redemption dollars, which are redeemable towards a future purchase in-store or online. The more customers spend, the bigger the redemption dollars: 10,000 points equals $10, 18,000 points $20, 30,000 points $35 and 40,000 points $50.

Each month, AARP members can receive 5,000 extra bonus points after spending $25 in a single purchase, as well as receiving five special point offers.

Walgreens customers can sign up for Balance Rewards in-store, online at online at walgreens.com/balance or by calling 855-225-9225. After signing up, no card is necessary---customers can use their phone number at check-out to look up their account.

The Prescription Savings Club, which has an annual fee of $20 for individuals and $35 for families, provides an extra 10 percent off Walgreens-brand products and photo services.

For underinsured or uninsured members, savings are available for over 8,000 generic and brand-name prescriptions, as well as discounts on other select health care services and products, including pet medicines.

Underinsured or uninsured members receive value-priced generic medicines, as well as discounts and savings on other select health care services and products, including pet medicines.

Those enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare or other publicly-funded health care programs are not eligible to join the Prescription Savings Club.

To enroll, visit the pharmacy or walgreens.com/rxsavingsclub.

Both programs can equal considerable savings, Erickson said, providing a better overall value for customers.