I use Walgreens pharmacy to fill EVERY script we use! I must say that adds up to over 10 prescriptions per month ,if not 15. My family has used every other pharmacy in Lockhart and until we started using Walgreens, picking up a script was a DREADED errand! Long wait times....even longer pick up lines. It seemed no matter how many times I updated our information something was wrong. It has been nice NOT having these issues with Walgreens. Our prescriptions are always ready in a reasonable amount of time. We are individually notified when to pick up or if there is an issue that may need to be addressed. We have gotten to know the entire staff and are greeted personally upon arrival. The pharmacists are very thorough in making sure there are no possible drug interactions. My husband has several serious medical issues and medication changes occur often! We all feel at ease with Dan & Brenda in charge! The entire staff is knowledgeable and I just can not say enough good things about each one. We were even taken care of while OUT OF STATE.
So kudos to you all at the pharmacy in lockhart. The Kelly Family thanks you
I love that I can just order pictures through the app instead of having to go to Walgreens and print pictures there, but the app ALWAYS crashes and it gets very frustrating. I don’t have the time to go through the pictures I want to print and wait for 30 minutes for them to upload just to have the app crash and I have to do it all over again. Also the uploading process takes forever and if my phone turns off from just sitting on the uploading page for so long then my uploading process cancels because the app closes. Another issue I’ve had recently two times was a picture in my order was never printed, along with another order where I tried printing 3 pictures and I only got one of them but I had 3 copies of that picture which I know I didn’t order. The main issue is the length of time it takes to upload and submit an order and the app crashing a countless number of times while trying to upload. This has been a huge problem for a very long time and I’m surprised it’s still happening because I know some friends and family that have had this issue as well.
UPDATE: i love the new update !! ordering pictures (so far) hasn’t been a hassle at all ! i’m very pleased with this part of the update. i only use the app for ordering pictures so i don’t know how the rest of it is but thank you for finally fixing the photo part ! i hope it stays like this in the future !
Filling prescriptions on file
I have several prescriptions I take daily. When I visit my doctor for followup, he writes new prescriptions for those prescriptions. If I’m not quite out of any of them I just go ahead and have my Walgreens pharmacy put them on file for future filling through my Walgreens app. I’ve been using it several years now and love it!! It’s so convenient and easy to use. I only have one issue. When I try to fill a prescription that I have on file, the app puts that prescription in a category that “requires action”. Most of the time I’m also refilling a prescription. I go get my prescriptions when the app notifies me they are ready, get home and then realize I don’t have one of my prescriptions. Looking back on my app it show that prescription needs attention. That requires me to call, talk to someone, then it’s filled. But I’m already home.
It would be much more helpful and convenient for prescriptions such as this to go ahead and be filled so customers aren’t inconvenienced or possibly miss taking a medication because they didn’t realize their requested prescription is stuck in a black hole. The pharmacy personnel have no idea these prescriptions requiring attention even exist. Hope you can fix this issue. Thank you for this awesome app!
Update to include Photo Order Status
The app could be better by allowing you to have access to photo order information/history. I do like the app for prescription status. Why can’t they do the same for photos. I don’t even know if my order is processed or even ready. I placed photo order from my iPhone XsMax at 900am. I received email but never received text or email that order was ready. I called the store at 12:14pm to confirm the order. Many times the store says the system gets backed up and can’t download the photos. I should not have to call store to confirm order. I couldn’t even find and record of my order on this app. I think Walgreens trying to consolidate things on the app but I have to go thru many steps (even logged on to the website) to find or locate info. #hassle. Thinking that my order didn’t get processed, I resent the photo order to another Walgreens.
Update: When I called the lady at my neighborhood Walgreens said the order was ready but the tag printed on the photos says 12:14pm which was the same time I called. The second Walgreens photo order was processed and ready in 15-20 minutes. All I just ask is that the Walgreens app be updated to include photo order status. I hate being in a rush and stop at my neighborhood Walgreens and they tell me that the photo machine is backlogged because it can’t download the photo orders. #2019not1999
Walgreens doesn’t know how to keep my monthly Perscription in stock
It’s pretty sad I get My Prescription every month and it’s too early to drop off the prescription so I set a reminder to drop my monthly prescription on The 15th of every month. I use a paper script because if my dr sends my prescription electronically at my monthly appointment it’s too early and Walgreens rejects it so when the 15th comes around (that’s when The Walgreens Pharmacist they told Me I can drop off the script each month) If I come on the 14th they can’t take my paper prescription so I have to come back and try again. When I came in on the 15th of this month they said I would have to come back on the 17th. I called today and they still don’t have my script that I’ve been on for close to 20 years. I ask myself is Walgreens really that operationally dumb in supply chain management that they can’t predict that I will need my meds on the 15th? It’s not a non linear equation it’s simple to predict that I will need my meds on the 15th of every month. I already brought my other prescriptions to Walmart in Delray because Walgreens in Boca Raton on Clintmoore and Military further screws my prescription up and can’t tell Me when they will have it. It’s weak that they can’t predict that I will need My Prescription even though I get it in the 15th of every month for years. If they can’t tell Me when they will have it soon. I will have to reward Walmart with My Business instead.
Works but you need to learn the quirks
This app is handy for renewing prescriptions which is what I use it for. To get the most out of it you need to learn the quirks. (1) Enter prescription renewals as if each one was the only one. If you enter multiple renewals on one order you will only get the first one. All others will be lost! They keep telling me this has been fixed but it hasn’t. (2) It likes to text you when you’re due for a renewal but it won’t tell you which medicine needs to be renewed - you’ll have to figure that out (the pharmacists won’t know either). And, fairly frequently, it will text me that a prescription is due for renewal and when I figure out which one and renew it, quite often the renewal is too soon for the insurance. Better to renew on your own timetable. (3) The app will want to text you when your prescription is ready but it’s better to check by logging in and looking at the prescription status. Sometimes you think it will be ready and it’s not for a reason you’re not expecting and only by logging in will you find this out. Or the prescription has only been partially filled - but the app won’t text you that it’s been partially filled - you have to log in for that information. Other than that it works well enough.
Something to add
This is my continued review after using the app for a while, maybe a year or longer...
I love the app & I love being able to add coupons to my account & just entering my phone number at the checkout & watching the amount drop!... That being said, I have had some issues lately with the coupons not being subtracted & then my “Members only bonus points” not showing up. When I try to go on the app & add a transaction to get my bonus points, it’s already been processed...but what happened to my bonus points?!? The store employees are no help in this area & they only tell me to contact the customer service number on the back of my card. I’m not sure why it works only sometimes but doesn’t work the other time...
I have discovered the Points for Healthy choices option, though. I love this & using it certainly is encouraging to get moving & check my blood pressure & many more action to encourage more healthy habits! LOVE IT!
But please fix the issue with the bonus points.
Thank you! J. Rasmussen
Good and bad
I’ve used Walgreens photo app for a few years now. It’s convenient and fairly easy to navigate. However, most times it takes FOREVER to upload, which is an issue if your phone sleeps before its finished. The color is typically good and photos are clear, which is why I gave four stars.
My biggest issue is that so much of the picture is cut off each time. I’ve been told to go to the crop option and adjust the edges, but it still doesn’t help. For example, a few of my students wanted a selfie of us. We knew those on the edges would have a tiny bit cut off, but on the original it’s a little hair not in the frame. Even after checking the crop feature to make sure the frame was as large as possible, it cut the people off on each side so much that we each had half a face! Seriously, it went from being fully in the picture (minus a little hair), to each of us having the entire side of our face, including one eye and half a nose, completely gone. My six year old students have been very disappointed. This has been on ongoing issue with multiple photos. Walgreens employees have not been successful in helping, so something needs done farther up in the co.
“Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices” not working
“Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices” hasn’t worked for several weeks... ever since iOS 11.3. Page won’t load. I’ve emailed Walgreens about it twice, but have yet to receive a reply.
This whole “Healthy Choices” section is poorly coded anyway... very buggy and unreliable. e.g. The various activity apps don’t stay connected and/or don’t sync reliably (I periodically disconnect them, sometimes even delete and re-download, to get them to temporarily work again... I’ve tried at least 10 different recommended apps, all with same issues); the Walgreens apps always retrieves my ‘steps’ from my iPhone Health app yet oddly Never pulls in my blood pressure (I’ve even played with settings various ways to no avail).
Also, general navigation on the app is clumsy. The back-arrow follows your cookie-crumb backwards rather than taking you directly ‘up’ one menu level (this would be fine IF you also offered a way to jump directly to the ‘home’ screen).
In summary, I work in the technology Innovation industry so have evaluated, designed, and used many apps (mostly B2B vs B2C thou). And as a mainstream app, Walgreens’ is easily one of the worst!! I would suggest you learn from the likes of Walmart, Kohl’s, and Target if you wish to remain competitive in the mobile space!!!
Awful! Horrific trickery within this app!
Add all your coupons, check the local adds, and then double check because there's no way your going to get that good a deal! Realizing your accurate you rush out the door to the amazing Walgreens you shop at nearly everyday. When you arrive they have everything you need and more so you end up easily spending $200. (Note: It still is the sales that made you come in but your saving so much you feel there's no way you can afford to not get extra) Your coupons will not work at the end, the cashier, assistant and general manager will not be able to help and customer service will almost always condescendingly call you a thief. If it's not hard enough to call feeling completely petty then we have to listen to their foulness. APPALLED! All over a $10 coupon that's advertised a thousand times in your store. This was my favorite store and it's very very saddening to know I now must shop at four new stores in order to compensate for my once beloved Walgreens. This is seriously upsetting as I truly loved my Walgreens and all the employees too. Everyone there knows me and treated me so wonderfully and remembering my boys but I cannot continue to be treated like this and let it go any longer. I'm sorry to say I will not return to Walgreens this time because it has gone far enough and clearly isn't going to stop.