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Walgreens becomes first retailer to accept reward cards using Apple Pay

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Walgreens announced this morning that support for accepting its rewards card in stores through¬†Apple Pay is now live. Loyalty cards have long been supported using QR cards with scannable barcodes, but iOS 9 enabled the ability to use loyalty cards with NFC just like Apple Pay payments. Walgreens notes that it’s the first retailer to make use of this feature. Other chains¬†including Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera Bread are expected to follow. Expand