Back-To-School Halloween Candy Keeps Kids Healthy And Happy

Back-To-School Halloween Candy Keeps Kids Healthy And Happy

Okay, we get that it’s difficult to swap out seasonal sections in retail stores, and that items sell out when we think it might be too “early” for the next holiday to come along. However, Michael spotted an odd combination of one retail “holiday,” back to school season, and the following holiday, Halloween. [More]

Walgreens Ejects Customer With Service Dog: Were They Justified?

Walgreens Ejects Customer With Service Dog: Were They Justified?

Over the weekend, a news story out of Texas about a man asked to leave a Walgreens store because of his service dog spread across the Internet. The important question is, should we be filled with righteous fury at the store, or at the dog-toting shopper? While asking the pair to leave could have been handled more graciously, the important question is whether the dog is a service animal at all. [More]

Walgreens Customer Mistaken For Homeless Person, Kicked Out Of Store

Walgreens Customer Mistaken For Homeless Person, Kicked Out Of Store

An overzealous Walgreens security guard and a case of mistaken identity led to what the drugstore chain is calling “an unfortunate situation” in Chicago. A 62-year-old man, a Vietnam War veteran, claims that he entered the store and a security guard asked him to leave or face arrest. The guard had mistaken him for a homeless man who had caused problems at the same store. [More]

This Walgreens Math Is So Fuzzy, Maybe Someone’s Messing With Customers

This Walgreens Math Is So Fuzzy, Maybe Someone’s Messing With Customers

Kenny noticed this bit of fuzzy math while shopping at Walgreens. We know that buying in bulk can save you money, but this looks like some kind of experiment designed to test customers’ powers of observation, or possibly their desire not to buy extra drugs they won’t need and waste them. [More]

How Much Does A Free Pair Of Gloves Cost? 60 Cents

How Much Does A Free Pair Of Gloves Cost? 60 Cents

Walgreens, it’s great that you’re trying to encourage sales of your “Nice!” house brand by giving away free coordinating stuff with, say, a bottle of dish soap. It’s the part where you’re underestimating their intelligence that’s kind of bad. For example, charging an extra 60 cents, then saying that something is on “sale” and comes with free stuff. [More]

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Maybe Man Accused Of Stealing Whitening Strips, Condoms & Weight-Loss Pills Had A Hot Date

Police in Colorado are on the lookout for a guy who’s probably having a really great time now, or is at least looking quite dashing and dapper while doing so. Authorities say a “well-groomed” suspect waltzed into several Walgreens stores and boosted more than $2,600 worth of teeth-whitening strips, weight-loss pills, probiotics, condoms and Rogaine, as well as other hair-growth products. [More]

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Now At Walgreens: Stocking Stuffers For Your Easter Stocking

If a sign advertising “stocking stuffers” is up in March, does that make it incredibly late or incredibly early for Christmas? Is it Christmas Creep or plain old laziness? Maybe it’s something else altogether: it could be that Walgreens is trying to synthesize an all-new holiday tradition.  [More]

Walgreens Fuzzy Math Means This ‘Smart Buy’ Is Less Smart Than It Appears

Walgreens Fuzzy Math Means This ‘Smart Buy’ Is Less Smart Than It Appears

Just in case you thought that the phrase “smart buy” actually had any meaning at Walgreens, here’s proof that employees might just be slapping that label on everything, then calling it a day. Reader Ben found these two different packages of gauze pads, both labeled “smart buys.” [More]

Walgreens Will Begin Offering Free HIV Testing In Select Locations

Walgreens Will Begin Offering Free HIV Testing In Select Locations

Walgreens is launching a new initiative offering free, private HIV testing at a few locations, the company announced today. It’s part of a program the company is working on with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to try and connect more people with HIV with care and resources. [More]

Walgreens Thinks Buying 2 For The Price Of 3 Is A "Great Buy!"

Walgreens Thinks Buying 2 For The Price Of 3 Is A "Great Buy!"

Are you in the market for some hydrogen peroxide? Maybe you need to stock up for all your future hydrogen peroxide needs. In that case, Walgreen’s has a deal for you, if you don’t mind paying more for a two-pack than you would for three individual bottles. [More]

Walgreens To Pay $7.9 Million To Make Prescriptions Controversy Go Away

Walgreens To Pay $7.9 Million To Make Prescriptions Controversy Go Away

Walgreens owes a pretty penny to the U.S. Department of Justice, specifically, $7.9 million to make a little prescription controversy to go away. The government said Walgreens illegally tried to get federal health care beneficiaries to switch their prescriptions to Walgreens pharmacies. [More]

DEA Searches Six Florida Walgreens Pharmacies

DEA Searches Six Florida Walgreens Pharmacies

As part of its investigation into whether chain drug stores with higher than usual sales of prescription painkillers are actually feeding those drugs to the black market, the DEA has served administrative inspection warrants at six Walgreens stores and one of the chain’s warehouses, all in Florida. [More]

Walgreens Goes All Out In Effort To Convince You To Buy Sex Toys

Walgreens Goes All Out In Effort To Convince You To Buy Sex Toys

Not only does Walgreens.com have a wide variety of “Sexual Wellness” products, from the usual lubrication and condoms all the way to vibrators and “Adult Toys for Men,” they’re really not holding back when it comes to the descriptions of each item, and why you’d be crazy not to buy them. [More]

Heroic Walgreens Clerk Puts Out Beef Jerky Fire With The Power Of Breath

Heroic Walgreens Clerk Puts Out Beef Jerky Fire With The Power Of Breath

Who would want to burn beef jerky? Sure, it’s dry, but it’s not the best tinder and besides, it’s delicious and arson is bad. A clerk at Walgreens recently saved the store from a fire when he discovered burning bags of beef and put out the fire. [More]

Walgreens Opens Fancy Flagship Store With Humidor, Sushi Bar & More Upscale Trappings In Chicago

Walgreens Opens Fancy Flagship Store With Humidor, Sushi Bar & More Upscale Trappings In Chicago

Going to the drugstore just to pick up a prescription or some shoe inserts is so passe — nowadays consumers demand things like a sushi bar, manicures, humidors and other fine trappings. Walgreens announced today that they’re opening a flagship location in Chicao with those fancy attractions, as well as a slew of other flashy attractions. [More]

Walgreens Lets My Ex-Husband Change My Account Information And View My Prescription History

Walgreens Lets My Ex-Husband Change My Account Information And View My Prescription History

Walgreens seems to think the “ex” in “ex-husband” is just a funny little arbitrary word that doesn’t mean much. Alice says she’s been divorced for three years, and separated for more than that, has moved twice and changed her phone number twice, and yet Walgreens still allows her ex-husband to change her account information to link with his. [More]

Why Does This Candy Bar Have Three Different Prices?

Why Does This Candy Bar Have Three Different Prices?

It’s time for yet another exciting installment of “No, seriously, how much does this item cost?”
In the case of these candy bars that Victor found at a Walgreens store, the shelf tags would actually make sense if it weren’t for that “2 for $1″ label on the product’s package. [More]

Drugstore.com Named In Lawsuit Over Knock-Off Sex Toys

Drugstore.com Named In Lawsuit Over Knock-Off Sex Toys

Opting not to buy into name brand hype can be cheaper, but in the case of one company that manufactures vibrators, knockoffs might mean a legal battle. A Canadian company claims that Walgreen’s online-only entity Drugstore.com is importing knockoff sex toys and selling them in the U.S. [More]