Walgreens First to Launch Loyalty Program Integration with Apple Pay

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Walgreens Balance® Rewards members can now seamlessly use their account
through Apple Pay – without separately scanning a Balance Rewards card
or barcode. More than 85 million active Balance Rewards members will
have the ability to earn and redeem loyalty points via Apple Pay, the
easy, secure and private way to pay.

“We’re excited to be the first to provide our customers with increased
ease of access to their Balance Rewards account and information when
using Apple Pay,” said Sona Chawla, president of digital and chief
marketing officer for Walgreens. “This offering supports our commitment
to removing friction and enabling a simple and convenient customer

To get the most out of purchases, users can simply add the Balance
Rewards digital card to the Wallet app in iOS 9 and use it at checkout
with Apple Pay. Members simply hold their iPhone near the contactless
reader with a finger on Touch ID and the appropriate rewards information
will be sent. On Apple Watch, they just double-click the side button,
select their Balance Rewards card, and hold the face of Apple Watch up
to the reader.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of
the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores,
Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus
and Apple Watch.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/apple-pay/

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
the nation’s largest drugstore chain, is included in the Retail Pharmacy
USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first
global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8
million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across
America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer
goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and
wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a
presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens digital business includes Walgreens.com,
drugstore.com, Beauty.com, SkinStore.com and VisionDirect.com. Walgreens
also manages more than 400 Healthcare Clinic and provider practice
locations around the country.


Mailee Garcia, 224-565-0352