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Introducing GoToPills: A New Prescription API Integration

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:02 - Christopher Lopez

Walgreens is extremely excited to announce the integration of GoToPills with the Walgreens Prescription APIs. Checkout the integration with the GoToPills iPhone app or Android app where customers can easily refill or transfer a Walgreens prescription.

Along with the convenience of refilling Walgreens prescriptions, GoToPills delivers cutting-edge technology to customers with “off-label” alerts when a medication is not approved by the FDA for the prescribed reason, age, gender, or duration. By partnering with Walgreens, customers now have access to GoToPills’ vital drug summaries including FDA approved uses, major adverse effects, and litigation levels along with hyperlinks to the supporting medical research that is linked to each summary.

“Integrating the GoToPills app with the Walgreens Prescription Refill and Transfer Program provides customers with easy prescription refill convenience coupled with vital medication information that increases patient safety. We could not ask for a better win-win solution for customers” said Tamera Venzke, Co-Founder and CEO of GoToPills.

Download the GoToPills iPhone app or Android app today!

Walgreens Announces New Culture Greetings API Integration for In-Store Greeting Card Pick-up

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:45 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is proud to introduce Culture Greetings as a new integration of the Photo Prints API. Culture Greetings is a woman-led, Black-owned greeting card brand, founded in 2018.

On their website, Culture Greetings allows customers to choose a greeting card, write a personal note using handwritten fonts that mirror real penmanship and click “send,” which cues their state-of-the-art printing press. Traditionally, the company prints and mails the card directly to the recipient the following business day. 

Through this integration with the Walgreens Photo Prints API and Store Locator APIs, in addition to the Culture Greetings flagship mail to recipient delivery option, customers will now have the choice to pick up their customized cards at a local Walgreens for pickup within the hour!

“The launching of this new integration reflects a significant first for the API team; as we welcome Culture Greetings founder Dr. Dionne Mahaffey, we acknowledge that she is the first African American female founder to join the platform,” said Drew Schweinfurth, Manager of Developer Relations at Walgreens.

“The addition of Culture Greetings to the Walgreens network digitally and physically expands the greeting card aisle by integrating more diverse and socially reflective options”, Dr. Mahaffey added.

Culture Greetings offers more than 2000 greeting cards featuring imagery centered around and elevating the Black and Brown communities' voices. Card options span both mainstream and cultural holidays, milestone occasions, social justice, and photo-card templates allowing users to create fully customized personal greetings.  Culture Greetings will offer both the Walgreens’ premium and standard card stock.

Additional details of the new API integration include:

  • Photo Prints API for card printing.
  • Store Locator for accurate pickup details
  • Two Card Stock options
  • Same day pickup at any Walgreens or Duane Reade location in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Payment collected at store

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Mahaffey and the Culture Greetings team to the growing list Walgreens API Partners.   

Send a card via the Culture Greetings platform today!

Changes to Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices API

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:27 - Drew Schweinfurth

Hello all,

We wanted to inform you about some changes we have made to the Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices (BRhc) API program. The API service contract is exactly the same and you still have the same workflow for authentication, tracking, and synchronizing the healthy choices activity data. However, there is one small change in that we have shortened the expiry time of auth_tokens, access token are now only valid for 24 hours, and refresh tokens are now valid for 90 days.

Since the inception of the BRhc API we have be measuring healthy outcomes from the aggregated activity data. We have even been innovating on our own Employee health plan as a result of this measurement to rewarding continuous achievements. Based on some research and the evidence based information we have decided to make a change to the entire BRhc API user rewarding mechanism.

So instead of only rewarding points for the synchronization of healthy activities data the user will have to select a 4-week lifestyle or 4-week physical challenge on the BRhc Dashboard and their data will get synchronized with your integration of the API.As new achievements with the dynamic challenges are completed the Balance Rewards member will continuously be rewarded with points. Once the 4-week challenge is completed the user will be able to spin a wheel for a bonus reward (it's an extremely rewarding moment) and sign up for a new challenge thereby helping further improve the healthy outcomes of the API.

You can see below the new rewards mechanism as we have listed them on our API documentation:

  • 100 points each week a healthy challenge is completed; maximum of 400 points total per challenge
  • NOTE: Members can join two challenges (one lifestyle challenge and one healthy activity challenge) simultaneously
  • BONUS: Complete all 4 challenge weeks to earn a prize wheel spin worth up to 2000 points
  • BONUS: 250 points for connecting a compatible health & fitness device/app; up to 2 per month



Introducing: Flawless™ by MIME, A Beauty Discovery App for your Skin Tone

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 11:29 - Drew Schweinfurth

MIME, a leading personalization engine for cosmetics and skincare, has integrated with our Digital Offers API. Within their iPhone App, Flawless™ by MIME, users can take a photo of any color that inspires them and the app will match the shade. Users can also take selfies and find their perfect foundation match. Once a product is found, users can purchase directly on or pickup in-store within the same day* – all while earning Balance Rewards points.

“It has been a pleasure working with the Walgreens engineering team,” says MIME founder Chris Merkle. “The Walgreens team clearly understands their customer journey and they have created their API platform to support that path. For a complex integration like this with an enterprise brand, integrations can take months. Together we integrated and went live in just a few weeks. We look forward to growing our partnership with Walgreens and their amazing team.”

Currently the Walgreens integration is available inside of the Flawless™ by MIME iPhone app only; the Android version is in development and will go live soon. What’s next for future development? The MIME team hopes to reward their users by offering cash back on purchases made through their apps. 

*Product availability varies by store location.

Photo Price Changes 4/4/2019

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 13:45 - Drew Schweinfurth

Hello all,

We just wanted to send a quick update on some change of prices for some of the photo products offered in the Photo Prints API. Please see the changes below:

  • 8x10 Canvas: $34.99 $39.99
  • 12x12 Canvas: $39.99 $49.99
  • 12x12 Collage Canvas: $44.99 $49.99
  • 16x20 Canvas: $69.99 $89.99
  • 16x20 Collage Canvas: $74.99 $89.99
  • 5x7 Wood Panel: $16.99 $24.99
  • 5x7 Wood Panel Collage: $17.99 $24.99
  • 8x10 Wood Panel: $19.99 $39.99
  • 8x10 Wood Panel Collage: $21.99 $39.99
  • 11x14 Metal Panel: $39.99 $59.99
  • 8x10 Custom Floating Frame: $39.99 $49.99

All these changes will be returned in the Product Price Endpoint by End of Day today and will reflect in your CJ account tomorrow. If you would like to checkout any additional products for your integration of the Photo Prints API just head over to the Photo Product Product Catelog on our site and ping us on your Basecamp project or contact us at

Thank you,

The Walgreens API Team

Introducing Thunder Bunny Labs Map Maker

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 13:46 - Drew Schweinfurth

We wanted to hop back onto our blog to introduce Thunder Bunny Labs a new integration of our Photo Prints API. They have launched their new Map Maker feature which helps you build an amazing photo map of the 50 US states on their website with your photos inside the frame of any state!

With the 50 States Photo Map from Thunder Bunny Labs you can create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece using your own photos from around the USA. Their innovative design allows you to fill the map over time, so whether you are a lifelong traveler or just beginning your adventure you will always remember where you are going and where you have been. Filling up your map is now easier than ever thanks to integration with the Walgreens Photo Prints API. Simply upload your photos into the virtual map, adjust the size and position if you wish, and have them printed directly to a Walgreens near you. The prints will fit perfectly into your map so you can spend less time worrying about cropping and print settings and more time planning your next vacation!

Hop on over to start building your Photo Map of the 50 US States today on the Thunder Bunny Labs Map Maker website.

New Feedback Survey - 2018

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 16:23 - Drew Schweinfurth

It's that time of year again where we like to reach out to our awesome community of developer to gather feedback on our API Program.
In the interest of improving our program we want to gather your feedback about our API Program and API product catalog. It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out and massively affects how we set our roadmap for the next year. You can access the survey here:
Thank You,
Walgreens API Team
@Walgreens API

Revenue Share Update

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 16:19 - Drew Schweinfurth

Hello, we have an important update for the API program and wanted to let everyone know about them beyond just a mass email:
Migration of Revenue Share Portal:
If you have been connected with us for a while you are well aware of the portal for viewing your revenue share. As we strive to enhance our revenue share line(s) of business under our API portfolio our next step is to migrate our partners to Commission Junctions full platform. If you created your PublisherID on for photo revenue share you will need to follow the steps below:     
Three key benefits to you in doing so:
  • Opens up your revenue opportunities and scalability
  • Reporting, management and optimization tools provide a robust experience that allow more control
  • Benefits of the network effect will grow your Business exponentially 
Two key events to anticipate:
  • Update your app's PID      
  • One month’s payment may be delayed depending on when you update your PID 
That being said, we ask you to:
  1. Register for the new portal here:
  2. Once registered you will need to go to the menu: Account >> Websites
  3. Create a new website by providing a Name, and URL, Category, and Description. 
  4. Once added you will see a number on-top of the words “Active” that is your new PublisherID
Your new PublisherID will need to be incorporated into all your apps in a new build. We’ll help provide any testing or validation services that need to be conducted to ensure continuity. We’d be more than happy to jump on a call to discuss in more detail, simply let us know. 
We plan to decommission the old portal and any old publisherID’s by: January 1st, 2019 giving you about 3 months to migrate over to a new publisherID. If you do not migrate over to a new publisherID by 1/1/2019 you app will no longer be receiving revenue share for any orders you create. Also, if you have already migrated over to Commission Junctions full platform you can ignore this update.
Thank You,
Walgreens API Team
@Walgreens API

Announcing: Rain Cards by Rainhut Inc.

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:36 - Drew Schweinfurth

We are pleased to announce a new integration of our Photo Prints API by previous integrator, Rainhut Inc. They have launched the new Rain Cards App for quickly creating beautiful greeting cards for any occasion and it is now live in the Apple App Store. You can get more info here:

Rain Cards provides the convenience of mobile and the power of desktop editing with their unique and friendly Rainmaker Wizard.  Personalization has never been easier when creating cards. The Rain Cards app includes an amazingly beautiful 3D preview of the cards and, of course, locates you to the nearest Walgreens, or Duane Reade. Rain Cards comes with a gallery of thoughtful artistic designs. New card designs and art published by artists to the Rainhut Cloud are instantly available to owners of the Rain Cards app for free.

Come build a card with the new Rain Card App on the Apple App Store.