Kids are never to old for a lesson about money – how to earn it, save it, and spend it wisely. This afternoon my oldest son and I checked out the mobile app from Walgreens which allows you to shop and save from any mobile device as well as the new Walgreens Balance™ Rewards Program. I had my son go through the steps while I photographed it so that he could see just how easy it was to find out what’s on sale and how to earn reward points even if you hate shopping in a store – which he does. With Walgreens’ free shipping on purchases over $25 (and under 10 pounds), he can shop, save, and have it delivered right to him at home.
Signing up was easy. From our mobile device we used the Internet browser to open Walgreens’ main page. Upon detecting our mobile device, we were offered two choices – download Walgreens’ app or go to their mobile site. We chose the app.
We were directed to enter our app store password, which we did, and the app downloaded without any problems. We opened the new Walgreens’ app and were presented with a splash screen telling us what the updates were and new features.
The first thing I noticed was the meds reminder – as someone who takes a medication daily, I’m always forgetting to take it. The Walgreens’ medication reminder pushes a notification to your mobile device at the hour you appointed to remind you to take your pill. I love it and have already set it up to remind me every day at 4:30pm. You don’t have to be a Walgreens’ pharmacy customer to take advantage of the reminder – I love that.
Next we checked out the weekly specials which include in-store coupons and other discounts. We loved that they were easy to navigate, were in full-color, and included graphics so it was easy to find the products we like. There’s also a monthly shopper that’s as easy to use and lets you plan ahead for future savings.
Speaking of future savings, when we signed up it was noted that the savings plan isn’t available for 4 more days. On 9/16 the Walgreens Balance™ Rewards Program loyalty cards will become fully active, but credits on purchases prior to that date will be credited and will be available once the program is fully implemented. To celebrate the launch, Walgreens would like to invite you to enter their sweepstakes at walgreens.com/balance. Simply register for your own Balance™ Rewards card and you’ll be entered for a chance to win 1 million points!
We shopped the site by both category and by searching for our keyword which was “organic.” I was surprised and excited about the number of organic personal care products available and I filled my cart with organic cotton balls, organic lip balms (on sale for $1 each), and organic mascara which happened to be on special – buy one, get one 50%. I was pleased with our selections and headed to checkout.
Since I’d already registered for the site and the Balance™ Rewards Program, checkout was super easy. All of my Walgreens savings were included in my total as well as any shipping. I added my shipping and billing address and I chose my shipping preference. I entered my credit card and had the option of storing my card and shipping information to make my subsequent shopping trip even easier. I received an on screen notification that my order was complete plus a note that an email was sent to my registered email addy. Ironically, my son typed my name wrong when setting up the account so I’ll forever be Connir in their database. But he now knows that he can shop and save by making his purchases through the app.
Shopping through the Walgreens’ mobile app couldn’t have been easier and I’ll definitely be checking out the specials and shopping there more often. I have several Walgreens within a 10-mile radius, but with the $25+ free shipping I’ll likely continue to shop online – it works for me.
Introducing Walgreens Balance Rewards Program Video Overview
My order arrived on the 14th, 2 days after I ordered it! Everything I ordered was included and it was packed well. I love the quick turnaround on orders and will be shopping online with Walgreens more often!
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I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric” – all opinions and the shopping experience are my own.