Walgreens takes advantage of mobile payment debacle, says #ChoiceIsEverything

Sometimes it's nice to watch from the sidelines as your rivals are beaten up, and Walgreens is doing just that as CVS and Rite Aid take heat for dropping support for Apple Pay. On the company's twitter account tonight, Walgreens addressed iPhone owners by saying "Hey, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users! The choice is yours: Use #ApplePay today at any of our stores!"

The jab was accompanied by an image of the hashtag "#ChoiceIsEverything" with both the Walgreens and Apple Pay logo underneath.

There's no telling when the dust will settle around the mobile payment battle, but one thing is for certain: Walgreens is more than willing to take advantage of the free publicity.

Source: Twitter

Dan Thorp-Lancaster