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You asked, we've answered, Postman Collections!

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 22:37 - Drew Schweinfurth

We at Walgreens are very excited to announce an easier way to start using our Photo Prints API! With the Run in Postman button below you can simply do a couple of clicks and make a sample request to our staging server!

We think Postman is awesome as it will kickstart your integration(s) immediately by making sample requests and having the code generated for you in the tool. Learn more about Postman on their website:

Look forward to our other APIs as we make their collection available on the blog and in our documentation!

Check out Photo Prints API Postman Collection by clicking below:

Run in Postman

Hello World, We have some announcements

Mon, 03/14/2016 - 15:20 - Drew Schweinfurth

The Walgreens Developer Program team has been hard at work over the last few months working on some new and exciting updates to our API platform.

We are happy to begin announcing our new integrations that have worked hard over the last few months to get their applications integrated. Please look forward to these over the next couple days.  

We are extremely happy to let everyone know about the awesome feature enhancements and new APIs that we will be rolling out by the end of this month:

Native Photo Prints API:
We are working diligently on some upgrades to our Native Photo Prints API. Keep looking for these changes as we have more news coming over the next month.

NewStore Locator API beta:
The massive onslaught of feedback and comments have finally been addressed. We are finally able to offer a dedicated Store Locator API! This API is fresh out of the oven from our developer team, and we are calling it a beta version but we are making it publicly available and will get the documentation up on the developer portal later this week.

NewDigital Offers APbeta:
We are also excited to give access for everyone to display Walgreens Digital Offers in their applications! Allowing your users to take advantage of coupons and offerings directly in the user experience and clip them to their Balance Rewards account! This is also a beta API and we look forward to seeing it grow as the community adopts it. The documentation for this API will be public later this month on the developer portal.

We hope all this information is a nice breath of fresh air as we hit spring forward! Check back later for more information, and as always, if you have any comments, questions, and/or concerns please send an email to:

Until next time,
The Walgreens API Team

WebMD: New Platform Balance Rewards & Prescription API Integration

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:55 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is extremely excited to announce a new integration with WebMD with the Walgreens Prescription and Balance Rewards APIs. Within the WebMD iPhone app, customers can take advantage of the Prescription Refill & Transfer APIs within the "Health Tools" section of the app and participate in our Balance Rewards program within the "Healthy Target" feature. For WebMD Android app customers, the ability to refill or transfer a Walgreens prescription is available within the "Health Tools" feature.
WebMD offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. The innovative design marries content and utility informed by more than five years of user insights and feedback.
WebMD for iPhone also features Healthy Target, an innovative health improvement program that will help you create and sustain healthy habits. By connecting an activity tracker, wireless scale, blood pressure monitor, or glucometer you'll be able to view all of your data in one location and receive WebMD contextual content and insights while getting rewarded for making healthy choices with the Walgreens Balance Rewards API integrated into the WebMD app. 
Now hold your, because you can also use the WebMD iPhone and Android apps inside the Health Tools to Refill and Transfer you prescriptions to Walgreens via the Prescription API. WebMD allows you to scan or manually enter the prescription for refilling and send a photo of the prescription bottle for transferring to Walgreens. 
Check out the health powerhouse WebMD iPhone and Android applications 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