Friday, September 11, 2009

In which I sing the praises of Walgreens

Today I’d like to take a moment to talk about the awesomeness that is Walgreens. Seriously. It is my absolute favorite store. You can get just about anything you need there.

Run out of diapers? They’ve got ‘em.

Basic condiments? Check.

Lotion? Check.

Cosmetics? Check.

OTC meds? Check.

Prescriptions? Check.

Photo developing? Check.

Need a gift? They’ve got gift cards for just about anywhere, cute seasonal items, toys, cards, and even gift wrap.

Don’t know what to make for dinner? They’ve got canned and boxed solutions and even frozen foods (pizza, anyone?).

You might argue that I can get the same things at Target or Walmart, and you’d be right. Except. Both of those stores are something like five times bigger than Walgreens…at least. It would take a person at least three times longer to run into Target or Walmart to grab something as it takes to run into Walgreens. Another argument against the bigger stores is exactly their largeness. I can’t go into Target without spending at least $100 and well over an hour of my time. Walgreens has lots of cute stuff, but I just don’t find myself grabbing it and throwing it into my cart like I do at Target. I can walk through Walgreens with a list and leave with only the things on my list. As far as Walmart…well, I’m just not a fan. We’ll leave it at that.

Plus, Walgreens has great prices and awesome specials, including the amazing monthly Easy Saver catalog. There have been months where I have gotten $35+ back on products I was already buying.

At this point you’re probably thinking, Wow, is she getting paid by Walgreens or something? No. Just thought I’d share the awesomeness. If you don’t shop at Walgreens, you should. :)


  1. that kraken video was awesome!! thanks for the link!!

  2. I seriously love Walgreens too!! Ever since college. We'd run there for whatever we needed. Plus now I have Walgreens stock, so I love it even more!

  3. I've worked for Walgreens for seven years now, and they are a pretty great all in one place. Not too shabby on the employment side, either.

    Just a quick note, we did discontinue the EasySaver catalog in most markets last July. Instead we have a monthly Coupon book and they've started printing mail in rebate forms right at the register, that way people that never looked at the catalogs still know about the rebates.

    If you're ever in one at 3am and you see a fellow wandering around bleary eyes mumbling to himself, that's likely me.