Does Walgreens Take Apple Pay?

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Apple Pay is a digital wallet service that is easy to set up and intuitive to use. With Apple Pay, you can easily pay for products and services using your Apple Watch, iPad, or iPhone. In fact, Apple Pay offers a faster way to pay online or in-store.

Walgreens accepts payment methods such as credit cards, cash, gift card, and check.

But do they accept Apple Pay?

Does Walgreens take Apple Pay?

Yes, Walgreens does accept Apple Pay as a method of payment. The drugstore chain accepts Apple Pay in their store, in the app, and online.

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How to use Apple Pay at Walgreens?

It’s important for you to know that Apple Pay is only compatible with Apple devices, such as Macs, Apple Watches, iPads, and iPhones.

To set up Apple Pay, you need to add a debit or credit card to the Wallet app on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or other compatible devices.

Here is how you can add a new credit or debit card to your iPhone.

  1. Click the “Add button” in the Apple Wallet app.
  2. Click Credit Card or Debit Card and hit “Continue.”
  3. To add a new credit or debit card, manually enter your card details like card number and name or scan the front of your debit or credit card with the camera of your smartphone.
  4. Hit “Next.”
  5. Input the security code and expiration date of your credit or debit card.
  6. Now hit “Next.”
  7. Read the conditions and terms carefully and agree to follow them.
  8. Choose a verification method and finish the required credit card verification steps.
  9. Now Click “Next” to begin using Apple Pay.

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Now, here is how you can pay with Apple Pay using your iPhone at Walgreens.

  1. Double-click your iPhone’s side button.
  2. Input your passcode, place your finger on the home sensor if you are using Touch ID, or glance at the screen of your mobile phone if you are using Face ID.
  3. Now hold your mobile device over the contactless reader until you see a checkmark and ‘Done’ on the display.

How to use your Walgreens Balance Rewards Card with Apple Pay?

Walgreens was the first retail store to integrate its loyalty program into Apple Pay.

Balance Rewards Card

If you don’t have the Walgreen Balance Rewards card in Apple Wallet, follow these steps to add it.

  1. Download the Walgreens app from the Play Store or App Store.
  2. After downloading, open the app and sign in to your Walgreens account.
  3. After that, click on Balance Rewards on the home screen of the Walgreens mobile app.
  4. Now click on “Add to Apple Wallet.”

Here is how you can use your Balance Rewards Card with Apple Pay.

  1. Open your Walgreens app.
  2. Choose your Walgreens Balance Rewards in the Walgreens app.
  3. Authenticate your identity using your passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID.
  4. Hold your smartphone over the card reader until you see a checkmark and ‘Done’ on your iPhone’s screen or a green tick mark on the reader.

Does Walgreens offer cashback with Apple Pay?

Walgreens lets customers earn 3% cashback when they use the Apple Card with Apple Pay on the eligible household, personal care, beauty, and health products.

Apple Card was launched by Apple in August 2019. You should be a US citizen and at least 18 years of age to get this card. Also, you need an iPhone running iOS 12.4 in order to use the card.

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