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Walgreens gives mobile customers new option

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. has added scannable coupons to its mobile applications, offering exclusive discounts to its smartphone customers.

Coupons range in value from 50 cents to $5 and are good toward a variety of products including beauty items, gifts, consumables and everyday essentials such as diapers.

Scannable coupons provide optimal convenience, with no clipping or printing required, the drug chain notes. Cashiers simply scan a coupon straight from a user’s smartphone.

With mobile scanning capabilities at all of the more than 7,700 Walgreens stores nationwide, this is the largest retail mobile coupon program in the United States.

“We’re enhancing the shopping experience by giving our mobile customers greater convenience and exclusive savings during the holiday season,” says Sona Chawla, Walgreens president of e-commerce. “Through our mobile application, no matter where people are, they can find an easy way to save next time they come to Walgreens — just download the app and you’re ready to shop.”

Coupons will be offered through the Walgreens mobile application through December 24. Details regarding post-Christmas coupon programs are not yet available.

The Walgreens mobile application is available to smartphones as a free download. Other Walgreens mobile shopping features include viewing of the weekly ad and latest sales, direct shopping from any smartphone, browsing products and checking in-store availability, and text alerts regarding special offers and exclusive deals.


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