“One of the Apple Pay features touted with iOS 9 was support for new types of cards including store-branded credit cards and loyalty rewards cards from retailers,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors. “Just yesterday, department store chain Kohl’s became the first retailer to launch Apple Pay support for its store-branded credit card, and it now appears Walgreens is preparing to launch support for its Balance Rewards loyalty rewards program.”
“Balance Rewards members have for some time been able to sign into their rewards accounts using the Walgreens iOS app and add their Balance Rewards numbers to the centralized Passbook/Wallet app,” Slivka reports. “From there, it’s been easy for users to bring up the Walgreens pass to display barcodes that can be scanned at checkout to make sure they receive rewards credit for their purchases.”
Slivka reports, “As noted by several MacRumors readers, however, the Balance Rewards card in the Wallet app is now showing up as supporting NFC via Apple Pay.”
Much more, including screenshots, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: More good news for Apple Pay, especially as Walgreens acquires Rite Aid.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]