In an uncommon marriage, various workout programs, such as Runkeeper and Fitbit, have joined forces with drug store, Walgreens to create the Walgreens program, Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices, which rewards users for engaging in healthy behavior.
Make Every Healthy
Get 20 points per mile when you
walk, run or cycle. Plus 20 points
per weigh-in, blood pressure test
or blood glucose test with Balance
Rewards for healthy choices™.*
I learned of this program when I received an email from Runkeeper which said:
We’re always out to reward you for being awesome and active, and we love it when we find partners who want to do the same! This time around, it’s Walgreens!
Connect your RunKeeper account to their Balance® Rewards program, and watch as you rack up points to spend on actual goods at Walgreens.*
Walgreen’s Healthy Choices program states that it makes healthy choices rewarding and enables users to earn points for qualifying healthy choices. The steps require one to set goals, and connect an application and/or device.
Signing up earns 250 points, connecting a device earns another 250 points. From then on activities, such as running, walking or cycling, earn 20 points per mile.
5,000 points can be redeemed at Walgreens for $5 off, 10,000 points for $10 off, 18,000 points for $20 off, 30,000 points for $20 off, 30,000 points for $35 off and 40,000 points for $50 off.
The bottom line is, if you use a program such as Runkeeper or Fitbit, and you shop at Walgreens (or Duane Reade in New York), your exercise could pay off with Walgreen’s Healthy Choice program.