April emailed in the following tip:
After reading Gretchen’s Walgreens shopping trip recently, I wanted to see how many points I had on my card. When I realized I was just below 1000 points and wouldn’t be able to redeem many points in my next transaction, I was disappointed.
That is until I saw that I could sign up for the program that tracks your exercise activity. I believed it was set up for walking but there is a way to record running activity or other exercise such as yoga. For every mile you walk or run, you can earn 20 points!
I logged my running mileage from that week and was easily able to earn 130 points to add to my account which brought me above the 1000 point range. I recently ran my first half marathon and had trained all summer between 15-25 miles a week so I wish I had realized this earlier!
Hope this can help others earn a few free points — especially with the holiday shopping coming up! -April