Store Attempts To Dissuade Customers From Trying On Condoms Before Buying

Store Attempts To Dissuade Customers From Trying On Condoms Before Buying

There is already a great deal of information for consumers printed on boxes of condoms, covering everything from proper use to possible allergic reactions to effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and transmission of infectious disease. But one store felt the need to post its own advisory about condoms: That you shouldn’t crack open a box to try one on without paying. [More]

Diabetic Walgreens Staffer: I Was Fired For Eating A $1.39 Bag Of Chips Before I Paid For Them

Diabetic Walgreens Staffer: I Was Fired For Eating A $1.39 Bag Of Chips Before I Paid For Them

A former San Francisco-area Walgreens worker with diabetes says she was fired from her job of nearly two decades because, feeling a hypoglycemic attacking coming, she chose to eat a $1.39 bag of potato chips before she had the chance to pay for them. [More]

Video Released Of Walgreens Pharmacist Fired For Shooting At Armed Robber

Video Released Of Walgreens Pharmacist Fired For Shooting At Armed Robber

Last May, a pharmacist at a Michigan Walgreens was dismissed from his job at the drugstore chain after he fired his own handgun at an armed robber. Now the man is suing Walgreens and his lawyers have released footage of the incident to defend their client. [More]

If You Need A Cingular Wireless Prepaid Card, Check Out ThisWalgreens

If You Need A Cingular Wireless Prepaid Card, Check Out ThisWalgreens

Are you a time-traveler from 2007 in need of minutes for your prepaid Cingular cell phone? You’re in luck! Tipster Peter found this card on the AT&T Wireless rack at his local Walgreens, noting that all of the $50 cards on the rack were antiques from Cingular. [More]

Walgreens To Start Selling Health Insurance

Walgreens To Start Selling Health Insurance

Come this fall, when you go to your local Walgreens to pick up your prescription, you may also be able to shop for a health insurance plan, as CNN reports that the country’s largest drugstore chain is about to get into the insuring business. [More]

Walgreens Wants To Be The Spot Where You Charge Up Your Electric Car While Filling Your Prescription

Walgreens Wants To Be The Spot Where You Charge Up Your Electric Car While Filling Your Prescription

As electric vehicles continue to hit the market, some retailers are seeing an opportunity to offer a new service by adding EV charging stations to existing stores. [More]

Walgreens Thinks $1.99 Mouthwash Is Worth $2.99

Walgreens Thinks $1.99 Mouthwash Is Worth $2.99

Reader Joy spotted an odd price discrepancy between the MSRP on the label of this bottle of mouthwash at Walgreens and the price on the shelf. So she whipped out her iPhone and sent in a picture of it to us using our new Consumerist Tipster App. She chose “2″ as her “Anger Level,” indicating “a failure to communicate.” The real question is whether the rinse rings up as $1.99 or $2.99 at the register. Either way, annoying. [More]

Walgreens "Sorry" They Gave Patient 10x Recommended Dosage

Walgreens "Sorry" They Gave Patient 10x Recommended Dosage

She was hit with incredible pain and muscle spasms in her chest so bad that Arizona woman thought she was going to die. The strike was so severe she would turn red and purple. Sometimes she would have a hundred of these attacks each day, each time thinking that this would be the one that would kill her. Now Walgreens tells ABC15 that they’re “sorry” for refilling her prescription with 50mcg pills. She was only supposed to get 5mcg ones. [More]

Walgreens Fires Pharmacist Who Foiled Robbery By Firing Gun

Walgreens Fires Pharmacist Who Foiled Robbery By Firing Gun

What some called a heroic save, Walgreens has found reason to terminate the job of a night-shift pharmacist. Jeremy Hoven fired his handgun during an armed robbery at a store in Benton Township, Mich. and was subsequently fired. [More]

Wegmans Settles Walgreens Lawsuit Over Not-At-All-Similar "W"

Wegmans Settles Walgreens Lawsuit Over Not-At-All-Similar "W"

Regular readers may remember that Walgreens filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Wegmans last fall over the fact that the two companies’ “W”s could maybe, possibly, if you squint, look similar. Well, Wegmans has decided it’s cheaper to change some logos than fight a lawsuit, because it has agreed to change the offending W on its store-brand products. [More]

Bearded Man Steals $658 Worth Of Razors, May Have Shaved Beard By Now

Bearded Man Steals $658 Worth Of Razors, May Have Shaved Beard By Now

New Jersey’s Hunterdon County Democrat urges the public to watch out for a criminal on the loose. A tall, burly, bearded man shoplifted $658 worth of expensive razors from a Walgreens store. Police told the newspaper that the man “may or may not have a beard at this time.” [More]

E-Mail Breach Hits Best Buy, TiVo, Walgreens, Chase, Kroger, Many More

E-Mail Breach Hits Best Buy, TiVo, Walgreens, Chase, Kroger, Many More

What first looked like a small e-mail list breach at New York & Company over the weekend was just the tip of the iceberg as multiple national retailers and banks found themselves the victim of the same data hackers. [More]

Walgreens Does Some Online Shopping, Picks Up Drugstore.com For $429 Million

Walgreens Does Some Online Shopping, Picks Up Drugstore.com For $429 Million

After taking over New York City with its purchase of Duane Reade drugstores last year, Walgreens has made a move to dominate the online market with its plan to buy Drugstore.com for around $429 million. [More]

Man Sues Walgreens For Giving Him Wart Remover Instead Of Eye Drops

Man Sues Walgreens For Giving Him Wart Remover Instead Of Eye Drops

A Walgreens customer in NYC is suing the drugstore chain for $1 million, alleging they mistakenly gave him wart remover when his prescription called for eyedrops. [More]

Drugstores Cross-Promoting Chocolate And Condoms For Valentine's

Drugstores Cross-Promoting Chocolate And Condoms For Valentine's

Drugstores are making it easier for you to get your Valentine’s Day shopping in by putting endcaps of condoms and lubrication on their their chocolate and candy displays. Now you only have to visit one aisle! [More]

Walgreens To Sell Their Own Brand Of Beer For Under $.50/Can

Walgreens To Sell Their Own Brand Of Beer For Under $.50/Can

If its decision to start selling groceries wasn’t enough of a sign that Walgreens is trying to shake up its image and reach a new audience, now comes news that the drugstore chain has begun selling its own private-label beer. [More]

Walgreens To Get Into The Grocery Game

Walgreens To Get Into The Grocery Game

For years, Walgreens has been the place where you could grab some milk, chips or soda while picking up a prescription but now the drugstore chain wants to be more than an afterthought in the fresh food market. [More]

Doing Extreme Coupons At Walgreens? Check Out At The Beauty Counter

Doing Extreme Coupons At Walgreens? Check Out At The Beauty Counter

Let’s face it. One of the hardest things about using a lot of coupons is the shame factor. You’re worried that you are going to get the rules wrong, that people in line will get mad at you, that the manager thinks you’re stealing their time, and so forth. But one coupon aficionado recommends that when you’re rocking the extreme coupons at Walgreens,
you can help contain your embarrassment by checking out from the beauty counter instead. [More]