All U.S. Walgreens stores to be open Christmas Day, with 24-hour locations, pharmacies to remain open around the clock

DEERFIELD, Illinois , December 16, 2011 () – -Walgreens drugstores will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to help shoppers with everything from last-minute presents and stocking stuffers, to gift wrap, batteries, party supplies and remedies for an untimely illness.

Through Dec. 23, most Walgreens stores will be open until midnight.
On Christmas Eve, nearly all stores will be open regular hours. Pharmacies will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
On Christmas Day, non-24 hour stores will be open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
All 24-hour stores and pharmacies will remain open around the clock.
To find the nearest store, log on to Walgreens.com or call 1-800-WALGREENS.

Toytastic gifts, fantastic prices

Walgreens offers many of the season’s favorites from Disney, Nickelodeon, Mattel, Marvel and other top brands without the hassle of sprawling parking lots or massive crowds. From Dec. 18 through Dec. 24, Nerf guns are half price. Cuddly large plush toys are $10. Parents of creative kids will also love holiday licensed Disney activity pads, puzzles and books priced at three for $1. From now until Christmas Day, buy two toys each at $6.99 including select Fisher Price Little People Vehicles, Mr. Potato Head and Disney “Paint Your Own Statue” 2 packs and get one $6.99 toy free. Savvy shoppers can also take 25 percent off all $19.99 toys including Fisher Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker, Barbie Glam Auto Convertible and My Very Own Nursery Playset.

Spritz on the savings, practical pampering

Skip the department store and perfume haze and head to the neighborhood Walgreens for fine fragrances and gift sets at a fraction of the cost. Choose from 3-piece designer fragrance gift sets by Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Heidi Klum and Jennifer Lopez at $14.99 and $19.99. Gift sets from Nivea, Olay, Dove, Aveeno, Axe, Gillette and Old Spice come packaged to deliver a dose of relaxation and rejuvenation to any morning routine for $9.99.

Making memories last

With Christmas quickly approaching, Walgreens now offers same-day pick up for many of its most popular photo gifts – including photo books, calendars, folded cards, holiday cards and other personalized items – at more than 3,000 stores across the U.S. Walgreens photo technicians can produce some photo gifts in as little as an hour. Log on to Walgreens.com/photo for a list of memorable photo gifts, keepsakes and calendars. While there, get an additional 25 percent off books and calendars when you order online with the promo code PICKUP.

As Seen On TV

Find favorite TV products all in one place without shipping, handling or waiting. Kids can enjoy brushing their way to better oral health with the Justin Bieber singing toothbrush for $9.99. Other music lovers on a gift list can enjoy amplified and crisp, quality sound with the Music Bullet for $14.99. This tiny speaker is portable and plugs into iPods, computers and cell phones. From Dec. 21 through Christmas Eve, cute and snuggly Pillow Pet Pee Wees are $12.99. Walgreens also carries the classics like the Chia Pet and Clapper.

Good deals for good health

Help loved ones live well, stay well and get well with the gift of good health. Save $40 on Sonicare Healthy White Toothbrush now through Christmas Eve or find the Oral-B Professional Care Rechargeable Toothbrush at $29.99 when you use the $10 coupon in Sunday’s paper. Nature Made Fish Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin D and Calcium are also buy one get one free. Rid family or friends of the winter blues with the Verilux Happy Light. This, plus Wahl Deep Tissue Massager, Lithium Ion All-In-One Grooming Kit and Walgreens UltraSonic Humidifier are all $29.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate.

Check everyone off your list for less

Snag the perfect present on the go for school teachers, babysitters, neighbors or extended family. Get a free gift card tin ($1.99 value) with purchase of any gift card now through Christmas Eve. Make “thank yous” sweet without breaking the bank when customers pick up Russell Stover Chocolates for $3.99 with in-store coupon. Lindt chocolate and Whitman’s Samplers are also on sale. Keep hot cocoa or coffee warm while on the go with ceramic or heated travel mugs that are two for $10. Brighten the holidays and give the pocketbook a break when you buy one Patriot Candles Jar Candle for $9.99 and get another one free. Home Elements Photo Frame Paper Weights are a hot buy at $3.99 Dec. 21 through Dec. 24.

Stocking Stuffers

Rev up the savings with 59 cent Hot Wheels vehicles from Dec. 18 through Dec. 24 with an in-store coupon. Drop in fresh fragrances including Nautica Blue, Preferred Stock and Celine Dion Sensational for $4.99 or pucker up to smooth savings with holiday lip balm when you buy two for $3.

Gift cards

From restaurants and clothing to music, movies and gaming, Walgreens offers an ever-growing selection of gifts cards to help customers check everyone off their list.

Four-legged favorites

Don't forget four-legged friends this holiday. Choose from Pet Shoppe’s Portable Pet House, Shuffle Puzzle or Mickey Pet Bed for $9.99 from Dec. 21 through Dec. 24. Pet Shoppe’s Adjustable Dog Tray for food bowls is also $19.99. Keep Fido warm and fashionable with $6.99 holiday sweaters.

Last-minute essentials

Every Walgreens location is conveniently stocked with everything from party products, gift wrap, batteries and memory cards to cough drops, over the counter medications and first aid kits.

About Walgreens:

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,811 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.

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