Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Price is Walgreens?

I am not the biggest fan of Walgreens in general. Seeing all these new Walgreens buildings popping up on every corner sucks a little of the life out of me and walking in one sucks out the rest.
Are they related to Wal Mart in any respect? They both start with Wal and the employees wear blue vests at both stores. Not to mention the fact that they seem to hire people based solely on their lack of personalities. Something to think about.
I have had less than stellar experiences in the Walgreens liquor department. The worst would be the times I have gone into a Walgreens and they didn't even sell alcohol. The next would have to be the horrendous lines at the Central and Girard location. Every damn time I would walk into that place there would be a line all the way the to back of the place filled with a bunch of sad sacks. The beer selection didn't look much better.
But I have to give recognition to the San Antonio and Wyoming location. Not only do they carry beers from Stone, Odell's and Avery, they also have some of the best prices in town. The Arrogant Bastard and Stone IPA are selling there for $2.99, which is a full dollar cheaper than any other store in town! Also, one of my "Special Agents" was in recently and said that they had Stone IPA in six-packs for $7.99, which is $2.00 cheaper than the Kelly's on Wyoming. That might even make it worth dealing with the blue-vested zombies.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Umm.. No Walgreens has no relation at all to Wal-mart and You have to remember that Walgreens is a DRUGSTORE.. not a grocery store.. So if they dont have a huge selection of beer that you are looking for try a liquor store.. and if lines are long at one store why not try another.. You said they were popping up on every corner? Couldn't be that long of a walk... Walgreens has some of the best sales out of any national chain and offers services that any Drugstore would.. If your gonna b*tch about it, maybe you should just shop at walmart.. People such as you belong there..