Get paid to make healthy choices?

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Ok, I know you read the title and thought…um heck yeah I want to get paid to make healthy choices. Well, today I’ll show you how.

Last month I showed you how to take advantage of paperless coupons by being a balance rewards member, now I’ll show you how to save even more.

As you know I’m still in the process of trying to lose weight…”still in the process”…I’ll lose a few pounds here and there, and it seems like the weight is back on me the next week.

I know it’s  up to me to be proactive, and stay focused. To be brutally honest, I lack accountability. I have nothing, or no one holding me accountable of my actions. Nothing encouraging me, or challenging me to make healthy goals.

And sometimes I just want to eat a burger, or authentic mexican tacos, or a whole bag of hot chips topped with a strawberry soda (it gets like that some times).

This is where my Walgreen’s Mobile app kicks in… ACCOUNTABILITY! (whenever I’m able to save money my accountability, reliability, and senses go up, lol.)

With Balance Rewards for healthy choices it’s like I’m getting paid each time I make a healthy choice.

If you’re not sure what I meant by getting paid…I mean exactly what I said…getting paid. With Walgreen’s Balance Rewards I’m able to collect points, which in turn equals cash (*store credit*) that I can use in store to buy the things I want. The cashier can apply my rewards to my purchase to lower my bill.


For example 5,000 points equals $5 off, and 10,000 points equals $10 off. Now, look at the chart above, and notice all of the points available. I’m basically making a killing by staying on track. Every day I gain 20 points by tracking my daily activity. I’m also able to connect a variety of fitness devices, including the fitbit, and apps such as My Fitness Pal to track my daily calories, and activity.


Some of the healthy choices I’ve started to make are:

15156851116_2259c4e57f_oEating more fresh fruits and vegetables: I try to visit my local farmers market every weekend. At the farmers market I’m able to get fresh, organic produce, and I’m helping support local farmers.

14993224470_bf477fc211_oJogging/ Walking: I’m not a big runner. I hate running, but I love how I feel afterwards. I try to walk every morning, and sometimes I add in a run or jog.


Drinking more Water: Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m probably dehydrated. I don’t drink enough water, and judging from the color of my pee, I should probably be admitted into a hospital. But, I’m trying, I’m really trying to drink the daily required amounts of water for my weight.


Practicing accountability: With my Walgreen’s mobile app I gain Balance Rewards points every day I track  my activity, and my goals. I also use the app for weight management.  It has helped me out tremendously because some days I don’t feel like working out, or making any healthy choices, but when I look at my app and see my progress I feel encouraged to continue.


Are you taking advantage of the Balance Rewards for healthy choices program? How have you benefited from it? #BalanceRewards



  1. September 15, 2014 / 2:18 am

    I love Wags Balance Rewards program. I I use it to record my walking daily, too.

  2. September 10, 2014 / 10:15 pm

    So this could be be the motivation I need to get on the straight and narrow when it comes to my health.

  3. September 10, 2014 / 10:05 am

    I love that with the Walgreens app, you’re not only able to stay accountable but are also rewarded for this as well! #client

  4. September 9, 2014 / 7:04 pm

    Very cool. THIS could, at very least, get peoples attention and get them started in the right direction.

  5. September 9, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Now this is the kind of motivation I need to actually do something!

  6. September 9, 2014 / 9:49 am

    I definitely need to check this out! i make healthy choices all of the time, i would love to get rewarded for it!

  7. September 9, 2014 / 9:15 am

    Those are great goals! I love the Walgreens app – it helps me save money!

  8. September 9, 2014 / 9:15 am

    That is a really cool program! Good for Walgreens to come up with such a great program to encourage healthy habits! I love that!

  9. September 8, 2014 / 11:46 pm

    I love to see companies giving these types of incentives for healthy choices. Accountability is such an important part of staying healthy, especially when you are changing your lifestyle. I LOVE farmers markets!

  10. September 8, 2014 / 11:20 pm

    Love this program! 🙂

  11. September 8, 2014 / 11:13 pm

    I love Walgreens! And I really love this program!

  12. September 8, 2014 / 10:27 pm

    Okay, this is seriously a very cool app! One that I will be downloading!

  13. September 8, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Oh wow, now that is a new twist. I am going to have to check this out now that I am making some healthier choices of my own.

  14. September 8, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    We are working every day on making healthier choices. This sounds like a great program. I need to check it out!

  15. Diane
    September 8, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    I shop at Walgreens all the time. This is nice that they are rewarding healthy choices!

  16. September 8, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    That sounds like a great way to stay motivated and accountable. I need to be better about staying active throughout the day.

  17. September 8, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I love this program. I havent used it consistently yet, but I think it is awesome that Walgreens is “rewarding” people for making healthier choices.

  18. September 8, 2014 / 7:29 pm

    This is a great tool and a great motivator! I’ll have to check into it. And you don’t need to lose a bit of weight! You are absolutely gorgeous 🙂 But it is a great way to just make sure to eat healthier and exercise daily. It would be a great way to get my butt in gear! lol

  19. September 8, 2014 / 6:23 pm

    I didn’t know you could do all that with the app. How cool! Thanks for sharing!

  20. September 8, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    I hadn’t even heard of this program. Love that you’re rewarded for making great choices. Adds that little extra motivation. 🙂

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