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The drugstore is hardly the sexiest of locations (unless, of course, you've got a thing for your pharmacist). That said, we've recently found ourselves downright excited to run our errands, thanks to new and improved apps from all the major chains. Here, a few of the cool things you can now do:

Prescription refills As much as we love screaming "anti-itch medication!" over the phone, there's now an easier way to renew prescriptions. Most drugstore apps (including CVS, Target and Rite Aid, to name a few) allow you to scan your physical Rx label for automatic refills. Also useful is the ability to access your prescription history and transfer medications to alternate store locations with just a few taps.

Photo printing We've got to hand it to Walgreens for making it super easy to turn our smartphone photos into glossy prints. After downloading the company's free app, just send pics to your local in-store photo lab for pickup within the hour.

Weekly circulars All of the aforementioned apps also allow you to browse the stores' weekly circulars to see sale items before you shop and, in certain instances, download and redeem mobile discounts. Coupon clippers, rejoice.

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