However, all of that changed recently. I wound up at Walgreens with my Mother In Law and was very surprised at the selection but bummed that my closest Walgreens is about a 15 minute drive. It would be unrealistic for me to shop there on a regular basis, right? Nope! I was just shopping at Walgreens in my pajamas with my beloved cup of coffee while creating a Lego city with Kayla.
Yes, I've been shopping from my phone through the Walgreens App. Did you know you can use it to scan a barcode on your prescription and refill it that way? I bet my husband would like to know that since it's a lot easier than calling, going through several menus and typing in a ton of numbers like he's used to doing to refill his prescription through another pharmacy. You can also schedule pill reminders which is a feature I will be explaining to my Mother In Law because she definitely needs it!
Balance Rewards program right through their iPhone app.
It was pretty easy to sign up. I just entered some basic information and was instantly issued a Balance Rewards card that could be displayed on my the screen of my phone for use in the store or while shopping through the Walgreens mobile app.
Then I moved on to shopping. Believe it or not, I have never worn lipstick. For years I relied on Cherry Chapstick before moving on to Burt's Bees Lip Balm. The $5.49 2-pack is right on par with what I would pay at Target. I also use little disposable washcloths that are pre-soaped for showers at swim class since it's such a rush and there is always a line of little babies waiting for the shower. For reasons I can't comprehend they are nearly impossible to find and always sold at a premium on Amazon.com but I find them through a simple search on Walgreens.
I see this Johnson's No More Tangles shampoo which comes with extra rewards points and additional savings from using the Balance Rewards card. I also stumble upon this awesome looking Angry Birds Apptivity game which works with your iPad. I expect it to be completely overpriced like most of the toys in CVS are compared to Target but nope, it's exactly the same at $9.99! I always buy a few things for the holidays that are for no one specific but just for our family to have fun with and this will be perfect.
I've been looking for a basic cup with a straw option to use as a transition out of sippy cups for Kayla and it's been impossible to find Disney Princess ones but I find them on the Walgreens app no problem. Just like Amazon.com I get free shipping for spending $25 but what I like is that there are no third party sellers trying to overcharge me for hard to find items like the disposable washcloths. In fact, the straw cups are a dollar cheaper than the regular price on Amazon...sweet!
I checkout quickly and also receive 1000 #BalanceRewards points on my order which is the equivalent of another $1.00 off a future order. My whole registration, shopping and checkout experience takes less than 10 minutes. Instead of dragging Kayla along on an errand I was able to do my shop without disturbing her and get right back to playing with my little girl. Quite frankly, I can't think of a better way to shop. #CBias
Just so you know, 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. Everything you see is my own picky opinion and I was pretty shocked to see how easy it was to save through the Walgreens App.