Walgreens Mobile App Turns Love Into an Easter Gift Basket

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I’m not a picture printer by nature. I take pictures. I hoard pictures on flash drives, hard drives and CDs. I look at pictures on my phone, computer monitor and even our TV. But print them? Hardly ever. My mother on the other hand — picture printing…obsessed. She prints every picture she takes…in duplicate (sometimes triplicate!).

My parents love their family so much; 4 children, their spouses and 11 grandchildren. My mom is always there chronicling life as it is happening, with her photos. Whether it’s weddings, days at the park, vacations or birthday cakes. Thing is, we don’t live near them, and so there are fewer pictures of our family in her photo albums. I take enough, I could send them to her, but honestly – I’m just lazy.

Well now thanks to Walgreens Mobile App and #Cbias, I no longer have an excuse.

Just using the photo option through the app, I can upload and print photos from my phone and Facebook and have them printed to pick-up at my Walgreens Community store, which happens to be just a 5 minute drive from our home.

When you’re done picking the photos out you want to print, they’ll let you know via e-mail when your order is ready to pick-up, which is usually in about an hour. That makes it convenient, basically they can be ready when you are, or just about anyway. I say that with a smirk, because my prints were ready in less than 20 minutes. Un. Be. Liev. Able. Super fast!

So I wanted to make an Easter Gift Basket for my folks stuffed with things they love. That’s what makes Walgreens a #HappyHealthy place to shop. Not only can you pick up the things you need to stay healthy, you can pretty much get almost everything else there too, making me happy that I only need to make one stop!

Plus, when you become a member of Walgreens Balance Rewards program you can get points buying the things you were going to buy anyway, and then redeem them for $$ off purchases when you reach the threshold of 5,000 points.

Walgreens did not disappoint in helping me fill a basket for my parents. Check out my complete shopping trip in my Google+ album.

I picked out some photo frames for some of the prints I had made, and an Easter card to slip the rest of the pictures into.

Then I filled the the basket with packages of nuts, dark chocolate and coffee, all of which are foods they really like to partake in. My dad spends his downtime doing Sudoku puzzles, so I picked up a pocket sized book for him to take on the go. My mom ‘puffy hearts’ doing her nails with fancy designs, but a recent Facebook status update letting everyone know she dropped a bottle of gold nail polish all over the carpet, makes me think nail foils were a good addition to this basket for her.

I don’t really expect them to eat the Peeps that I included, it’s just a recollection of good memories from when they spent Easter with us one year and our daughter was on a Peeps sugar high and her and my mom were laughing hilariously all night long! My mom will totally get the significance. But I know their favorite part of the gift basket is going to be the photo of our daughter in the Family frame, and the fact that I “love them more than coffee”, and that says a lot !  That’s a photo I took from a larger print that I own.

Thanks to Walgreens Innovations, I plan to use their Mobile App to pick-up prints of my digital photos more often now. Since I can also get a card and even stamps while I’m there and get it all done in one trip, well that’s enough to get this lazy picture printer to reform!

You can connect with Walgreens on Facebook or @Walgreens on Twitter.

Have you ever used the photo feature on the Walgreens Mobile App?

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of the social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Walgreens #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.  Published by Tammy Litke.

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