Walgreen Refill By Scan (and a chance to win!)

Any smart phone users out there?  I LOVE my smartphone, and couldn't live without my iPhone as a parent.  Recently, I was filling a prescription at Walgreens, and noticed signage for their new Refill by Scan app.  Since this was a new med, not a refill, I couldn't try out all the features that it included, but I was pretty impressed, nonetheless.

Some things you can look forward to when you download this free app include the ability to scan the barcode on the side of your prescription to get your refill order in without a phone call!  No waiting for a pharmacist to pick up or to place an order from the line in the store!  You can also change the store location, if you happen to be out of town or conveniently located near another store.  The app works for both iPhone and Android models, and you can use the app for these other features, as well:

· Access to your prescription history (perfect for answering questions from a new or interim doctor)
 · Order photo prints direct from your phone
· Find the nearest Walgreens or Take Care Clinic  (vacationing families with medical needs can benefit!)
· Check out the Weekly Ad before you shop
· Browse products and check in-store availability (no more driving 30 miles for an out-of-stock product)
· Shop from your phone

Since Walgreens already has a customer-friendly system for refills (they will text your cell phone when your Rx is done, if requested), this is just another nice tool to have on hand.  When our family gets sick, we often have 6 or more prescriptions to refill.  Doesn't this just make it easier?  Learn more about the app at Walgreen's site!

Wanna Win?   We are giving away a “Wellness Travel Kit” to a few of our readers, to help put some essential first aid and health items from Walgreens at your fingertips!  To be entered to win, just let us know what health items you always bring when you travel. You have until April 29th 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in. One entry per person, please. Giveaway is open to U.S. 18+ only, and be sure to give us a way to contact you if you win! (Don't forget to enter our other giveaways while you're here!)

*Wellness Travel Kit was received for this review/promotion. Opinions are 100% my own.