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  • Police seek help identifying man snooping in Walgreens women's bathroom

    06/23/2016 3:00:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies ^ | June 22, 2016 | Gazette Staff
    Billings Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify a man who was prowling inside a women’s bathroom in the Walgreens at 3333 Grand Ave. A BPD news release described the suspect as a white man in his late teens. He is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 155 pounds and has dark shaggy hair. The man was seen driving a dark blue 1980s Ford Tempo with Montana license plates.
  • Walgreens to Buy Rite Aid for $9.4 Billion

    10/27/2015 3:40:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    Dow Jones Newswires ^ | October 27, 2015
    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. agreed to buy Rite Aid Corp. for about $9.4 billion, in a move that would create a drugstore giant at a time when companies in nearly every corner of the health-care industry are seeking to gain advantage from bulking up. Walgreens agreed to pay $9 a share in cash for Rite Aid, offering a 48% premium to Rite Aid's closing price Monday. Rite Aid's stock rose 43% to $8.67 Tuesday after The Wall Street Journal reported on the deal talks.
  • That giant sucking sound in Chicago comes from these HQs

    08/18/2015 5:16:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | August 15, 2015 | JOE CAHILL
    From Allstate, CME Group and McDonald's to Motorola Mobility and Walgreens Boots Alliance, it's hard to think of a big company in metro Chicago that's not cutting head office staff. Corporate headquarters operations that created good jobs for generations of Chicagoans have turned into drivers of unemployment in recent years. Total headcount at Chicago's 10 biggest companies fell 5.6 percent last year. And data from Chicago outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas show big, locally based companies contributing an outsized share of nearly 90,000 layoffs in Illinois since 2013. Kraft Heinz joined the parade on Aug. 12, cutting 700 of...
  • Companies to boycott over Rainbow nonsense

    06/28/2015 1:02:10 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 120 replies
    I saw a huge Delta Air Lines digital sign full of rainbows and "love" nonsense going into Atlanta yesterday morning. I am putting them #1 on my boycott list. Anyone care to add to the list?
  • Study: Many Herbal Supplements Aren't What the Label Says

    02/03/2015 5:07:03 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 3, 2015
    DNA testing on hundreds of bottles of store-brand herbal supplements sold as treatments for everything from memory loss to prostate trouble found that four out of five contained none of the herbs on the label. Instead, they were packed with cheap fillers such as wheat, rice, beans or houseplants. Based on the testing commissioned by his office, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday he has sent letters to the four major store chains involved — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — demanding that they immediately stop selling adulterated or mislabeled dietary supplements. Nutritionist David Schardt of the Center...
  • Walgreens Donates $100,000 to Promote “Homo-Sex” (Warning:Disturbing images at link)

    11/09/2014 12:44:13 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | November 6, 2014 | Jodi Swan
    Though it hasn’t been well-publicized, Walgreens has been donating a substantial amount of money to the LGBT movement. In 2006, the drugstore was a Platinum-Level sponsor of the Chicago “Gay Games,” which are also know as the “Gay Olympics.” The event touts itself as the “world’s largest sporting and cultural event organized by, and specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). The Wikipedia description of the “Gay Games” reveals that they were started in 1982 in San Francisco, CA, and are held every four years. Unlike the real Olympics, there are no qualifying requirements to compete, so literally anyone...
  • MI: Pharmacist Fired for Self Defense Loses Appeal

    09/24/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeremy Hoven is a pharmacist who worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan.   He had complained about security at the store after a robbery in 2007, and had obtained a concealed carry permit.   In 2011, at 4:30 a.m. on May 8th, he defended himself against armed robbers who had entered the store, taken a manager hostage, and who had tried to shoot him.   It was all captured on a dramatic video.   Link to Video  Halfway down article A local police Lt. said that he would have done the same thing.  From Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after...
  • Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland?

    07/25/2014 7:31:56 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies ^ | July 25, 2014 | SCOTT REEDER
    Walgreens leaving Illinois for Switzerland? SPRINGFIELD – I picked up my vacation photos at Walgreens the other day.  And I didn’t hear any French, German or Italian spoken.How surprising.I’ve read that the Deerfield, Ill.,-based drugstore chain is considering becoming a Swiss corporation. I’ll admit the thought of a company that is essentially an American icon becoming a foreign corporation gives me pause.  After all, Walgreens is one of Illinois’ premier companies. It was founded here in 1901 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. And now they are talking about moving their headquarters to Switzerland.But what exactly does it mean when...
  • Walgreens to lay off 345 in Flagstaff

    07/19/2014 9:16:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Sun ^ | ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2014‎ ‎ | Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa
    One of the top 10 employers in Flagstaff, Walgreens, announced Friday that it was closing its distribution center by April and laying off all 345 employees. ... Walgreens recently announced it was seeking to relocate its corporate headquarters overseas to lower its income tax bill. One estimate put first-year tax savings for the country’s largest drugstore chain at more than $700 million. The Wall Street Journal reported July 15 that Walgreens is considering buying the rest of Alliance Boots, a drugstore chain that operates in the United Kingdom but is headquartered in Switzerland. If Walgreens does purchase the rest of...
  • At Walgreen, renouncing corporate citizenship

    07/01/2014 3:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / The New York Times ^ | July 1, 2014 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    A little less than two years ago, Gregory D. Wasson, the chief executive of Walgreen, sought a series of tax breaks from Illinois, where his company is based. “We are proud of our Illinois heritage,” he said at the time. “Just as our stores and pharmacies are health and daily living anchors for the communities we serve, we as a company are now recommitted to serving as an economic anchor for northeastern Illinois.” The state gave Walgreen $46 million in corporate income tax credits over 10 years in exchange for a pledge to create 500 jobs and invest in upgrading...
  • Court upholds Walgreens’ firing of pharmacist using handgun

    06/12/2014 12:40:37 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    DrugTopics ^ | 06/12/2014 | Mark Lowery
    A federal appeals court has ruled in Walgreens’ favor regarding a pharmacist who was dismissed after shooting at armed robbers with a legally concealed handgun. Citing its non-escalation policy, Walgreens in 2011 fired Jeremy Hoven from its Benton Harbor, Mich., store eight days after shooting at robbers during his overnight shift. . . . . The court disagreed, citing Hoven’s status as an at-will employee who could be fired at any time, for any reason.
  • Walgreen pressured to move headquarters to Europe

    04/14/2014 7:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4:20 p.m. CDT, April 14, 2014 | Peter Frost
    Walgreen Co. is under pressure from a group of shareholders to move its corporate headquarters to Europe to take advantage of tax benefits, the Financial Times reported. Shareholders owning about 5 percent of the company’s shares lobbied Deerfield-based Walgreen’s management to use its 45 percent ownership stake in Swiss-based Alliance Boots GmbH to change its legal base to Europe, the financial daily said. Walgreen, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, plans to complete the takeover of Alliance Boots, which runs Europe’s largest pharmacy chain, in 2015. …
  • Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit

    04/14/2014 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4/14/14 (I think) | Ed Hammond
    OK it's not Walmart, but it's a serious issue nevertheless. America needs to keep, start, build and GROW global companies right here in America. Stop this nonsense.
  • Promoting Plan B

    03/11/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT · by steve8714 · 4 replies
    vanity | steve8714
    Plan B on display
  • Walgreens Drops Employee Health Insurance Coverage (180,000)

    09/18/2013 5:29:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 74 replies ^ | 18 Sept 2013
    Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, reportedly will no longer offer health insurance coverage to about 180,000 employees at its approximately 8,000 US stores. Going forward, workers will need to buy coverage on so-called healthcare exchanges with an employer-provided subsidy. The company apparently attributed the major change to its benefits package to healthcare cost increases as well as Obamacare, according to the Wall Street Journal. Healthcare exchanges or marketplaces are supposed to be up in running as of October 1 under Obamacare, a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act. During an August 2009 town hall meeting, President Obama promised that “If you...
  • Major Drugstore Chains Now Selling Abortion-Inducing ‘Plan B’ Off the Shelf

    08/01/2013 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 1, 2013 - 10:35 AM | Penny Starr
    Three major drugstore chains—CVS, RiteAid, and Walgreens—have moved “Plan B,” a drug that can induce an abortion, onto the open shelves in their stores, where it is now sold like aspirin or other non-prescription drugs. In April, Judge Edward Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the drug available on a non-prescription basis to women “of all ages.” On June 20, the FDA announced that it had approved the non-prescription sale of Plan B to all women who have “reproductive potential” no matter what their age....
  • THE COUPON WHISPERER: FREE 1290 MG Omega 3 Fish Oil Pills

    06/06/2013 5:10:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 6, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    You should be taking Omega 3 fish oil (or flax seed oil) pills for your heart health. Problem is that these pills can be a bit pricey. If you want a bottle of 60 1290 MG fish oil pills the regular price runs between $10.49 and per $12.99 bottle. However, this week the sales price at Walgreens for the Sundown 1290 MG fish oil pills is only $7. But wait...THERE'S MORE!!! When you buy one of these Sundowns you get a Register Rewards printout for another $7. Normally if you use that register rewards on another Sundown, you won't...
  • Walgreen is finally ready to launch a loyalty card

    09/06/2012 6:53:40 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 24, 2012 | Reuters
    Walgreen Co. will join the loyalty card game next month as it tries to win back millions of pharmacy patrons, a daunting task as rivals CVS Caremark Corp and Rite Aid Corp already have well-established programs. For years Walgreen, the largest U.S. drugstore chain, said it was just fine without a loyalty card that rewards holders for spending more. Now, after testing formats for a year and a half, and after losing shoppers who had to fill Express Scripts prescriptions elsewhere for most of 2012, the chain is embarking on one of the biggest marketing pushes in its 111-year history....
  • Two Teens, Mother Accused in Walgreens Robbery, Assault

    08/08/2012 11:11:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    WKRC ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | news
    Two teens and a mother face charges after an apparent shoplifting spree turned more serious in Westwood [OH]. The kids apparently tried to flee the store after loading up their purses with stolen goods. One girl's mother was driving the SUV and is accused of hitting the store manager, who tried to stop their escape. The arrested mother spoke exclusively with Local 12 after the incident on Tuesday. The two teens casually walk into Walgreens on Boudinot on Tuesday afternoon. At first they appear to be normal shoppers. But a closer look reveals they were stuffing their jumbo-sized bags....
  • Don’t do business with progressive appeasers (heads up - take action!!)

    04/11/2012 4:50:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies
    Let’s stipulate: Activists on the left are free to exercise their rights of speech and assembly to boycott businesses whose politics they oppose. Conversely, activists on the right are free to exercise the power of their pocketbooks and refrain from supporting businesses that shun their values. So, what are you waiting for, conservatives? There are coordinated shakedowns taking place right now that involve some of America’s most prominent companies who’ve chosen to surrender to progressive bullying and race-card opportunism. Silence is complicity. On Tuesday, McDonald’s told liberal magazine Mother Jones that the company had “decided to cut ties with ALEC,...

    02/14/2012 10:43:02 AM PST · by HungarianGypsy · 19 replies
  • Walgreen profit down, says no Express Scripts deal

    12/21/2011 7:12:52 AM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via TownHallFinance ^ | Dec. 21,2010 | Phil Wahba in New York and Jessica Wohl in Chicago
    (Reuters) - Walgreen Co posted a lower quarterly profit as the largest U.S. drugstore chain's margins were hurt by lower reimbursement rates for the prescriptions it fills, fewer flu shots and its spat with pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Inc . Walgreen, which has more than 7,800 U.S. drugstores, reiterated that is does not plan to renew its contract with Express Scripts, which is set to expire on December 31, but Chief Executive Greg Wasson said the chain remains "open to any fair and competitive offer."
  • "Say Merry Christmas or I don't shop at your store" rant and a new this year - OWS (Vanity)

    11/25/2011 9:14:54 AM PST · by 4everontheRight · 26 replies
    11/25/2011 | 4everontheright
    So it is about time for me to start shopping for Christmas and I ask help from other FReepers on what stores, web sites, etc. to shop at or avoid if they take Christ out of Christmas. This year I am adding a new addition to my list - if your company supports OWS with donations, food, etc. You are dead to me! I support the right to protest but when cops are attacked and other companies businesses suffer, I will not buy from your company! JMHO
  • TRICARE Promises Continued Access to Prescription Meds (Walgreens dispute)

    09/17/2011 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 11 replies
    U.S. Dept. Of Defense ^ | 9/15/11 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 – A dispute between Walgreens and a TRICARE contractor will not stop beneficiaries from getting their prescriptions filled, despite a Walgreen’s ad campaign to the contrary, a TRICARE official said today. Don’t let that advertising, letter and Internet outreach campaign scare you, Navy Rear Adm. Christine Hunter, deputy director of the TRICARE Management Activity, said. Even if contract renewal negotiations fall through and Walgreens drops out of TRICARE’s retail pharmacy network on Jan. 1, beneficiaries still will have plenty of other options for getting their prescriptions filled. Hunter called the dispute between Walgreens and Express Scripts,...
  • Video: Pharmacist fired for shooting at robber (Boycott Walgreens!)

    09/13/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Benton Harbour, Mich. — A pharmacist who says he was unfairly terminated for shooting a robber is filing a lawsuit against Walgreens, CNN reported. Security cameras at the store captured a masked gunman leap over the counter, causing Jeremy Hoven, 36, to draw his own weapon – a response Walgreens says violated their “non-escalation” policy.
  • Fired for pulling gun on robbers, pharmacist sues

    09/13/2011 6:41:56 AM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/12/11 | Scott Stump
    After the hair-raising confrontation that was captured on surveillance video, Jeremy Hovan’s employer rewarded him with a pink slip. Now, Hovan is fighting back, filing a federal lawsuit against Walgreens for wrongful termination. “No life was lost, no life was harmed, and nothing was stolen,’’ Hovan’s lawyer, Dan Swanson, told NBC News. “So in that context, I think he was a hero. He was exercising his reasonable right of self-defense in the face of a gunman who attempted to pull a trigger three times and shoot him. Presumably, shoot him dead.’’
  • Walgreens plans to sell you health insurance

    08/10/2011 6:16:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 29 replies
    CNN Money ^ | August 9, 2011 | Parija Kavilanz
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is planning to start selling health insurance to customers this fall. Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens (WAG, Fortune 500) will sell health insurance products with different price ranges and coverage levels from coast-to-coast through a private health insurance exchange, according to people familiar with the matter.
  • First Lady Announces Plan to Bring Fresh Produce to Poor Areas

    07/20/2011 6:30:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 20 July 2011 | unattributed
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has announced a plan for retailers to bring fresh fruit and vegetables to poor and underserved communities, as part of her effort to increase access to healthy foods and combat childhood obesity. At the White House Wednesday, Mrs. Obama said studies show that people who have greater access to supermarkets and fresh fruits have lower instances of obesity. The plan will see Walmart, the nation's largest retailer, and drugstore giant Walgreens, opening 1,500 stores, along with other regional retailers, in areas across the country where people have little or no access to fresh produce. The...
  • Walgreens Plans to Drop Express Scripts (TRICARE MILITARY)

    07/13/2011 8:13:29 AM PDT · by GailA · 33 replies ^ | Jun 21, 2011 | N/A
    DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens said Tuesday that after several months of negotiations it has failed to reach a contract agreement with pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, and as a result the drug chain will drop the Express Scripts network as of Dec. 31, 2011. At issue in the negotiations were clear terms of the agreement and unacceptable reimbursement rates that Walgreens said was below the industry average cost especially for Department of Defense Tricare program beneficiaries that Express Scripts manages.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: FREE "Personal" Product Week of July 3

    06/20/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | June 20, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Who says they don't have a sense of humor at Walgreens? Here is their DEAL for the week of July 3-9:Extenze Male Enhancement Formula 2 oz 2 pk $4.99 get $5 RRSo was this deal inspired by the recent news about Anthony Weiner? And I bet 95% of these items will be purchased as gags. Come to think of it, does anybody know Weiner's address? I will soon have a very special gift to send to him.
  • Police Arrest Man Accused of Urinating on Cough Drops at Walgreens

    05/03/2011 10:24:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 4/29/2011 | Walter Pacheco
    Police said Larry Donell White Jr. walked up to Aisle 8 of a Sanford Walgreens, unzipped his pants and urinated on an assortment of cough drops. Sanford officers arrested White at police headquarters Thursday after a tip led them to interview him about the allegations. Although White admitted to "having frequented several local Walgreens in the past," he did not confess to the crime. Detectives also presented him with a surveillance recording showing a person resembling White. He became evasive and denied the accusations, the report shows. A statement from Sgt. David Morgenstern of the Sanford Police Department summed up...
  • Man urinated on Walgreens cough drops, cops say

    04/26/2011 7:12:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2011 | Bianca Prieto
    Sanford police are looking for a man who urinated on more than 100 unopened cough-drop packages at Walgreens last week. The man went into the store at 2501 S. French Ave. at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and walked to the cough-drop aisle. Police say the unknown man looked around, unzipped his pants and urinated on 110 packages of cough drops.
  • Video: Man Caught Peeing on Cough Drops in Drug Store

    04/25/2011 7:45:20 PM PDT · by Bed_Zeppelin · 39 replies
    My Fox NY ^ | April 26,2011 | NEWSCORE
    NEWSCORE - Police are looking for a man who urinated on more than 100 packages of cough drops inside a Walgreens in Florida. It happened last Thursday around 10:30 p.m. at a Walgreens on S. French Avenue in Sanfiord. Investigators say the man went to the aisle where the cough drops are kept, looked around, unzipped his pants, and urinated on about 110 packages of cough drops. Police say he then walked back to the pharmacy and attempted to fill a prescription but didn’t have the proper documents. The man then left the store.
  • The Coupon Whisperer Scores FREE Walmart Steaks Via WAGS RRs!!!

    03/08/2011 1:44:32 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 87 replies · 1+ views
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 8, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Yes!YES!YESSSSSSS!!!!Please stand by as The Coupon Whisperer performs his victory dance.Boom! Shaka-laka-laka!BOOM! SHAKA-LAKA-LAKA!BOOM!!!Well, today The Coupon Whisperer performed his magic. I went to the Walmart located here in Broward County at the corner of Atlantic and Pine Island. I walked in armed with 6 Walgreens Register Rewards...Four $3 RRs and two $2 RRs. Usually I have RRs in larger denominations of $5 or more but because the deals of the past two weeks worked out best where I got the $3 RRs, I had to work with what I had.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Walmart Field Report On Accepting WAGS RRs

    03/07/2011 3:44:25 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 28 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | March 7, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    Well, I got pretty excited over the weekend when RummyChick ANNOUNCED Walmart's new coupon policy in which they will now be accepting Walgreens Register Rewards. Suddenly a whole new world full of glorious possibilities opened up for The Coupon Whisperer. But first to test out the new coupon policy in actual practice out in the field. Therefore, earlier today The Coupon Whisperer entered the big Broward County Walmart at the corner of Oakland Park Blvd. and State Road 7 armed with a $3 and a $2 Register Rewards.I didn't want to start out trying anything fancy like a transaction...
  • Walmart Takes Walgreens Register Rewards AND gives cash back

    03/05/2011 10:25:42 AM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    walmart ^ | 3/2 | walmart
    Coupons may exceed the price of the item. Change may be given or applied toward the cost of the basket purchase. Checkout coupons * (also called "Catalinas") that are printed at our competitors' registers, have "Manufacturer Coupon" with specific requirements printed on them, a valid remit address for the manufacturer, valid expiration date, and a scannable bar code.
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Did You Score Your FREE Motrin + RRs Today?

    02/27/2011 2:14:30 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | February 27, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    So did you score your FREE Motrin PM PLUS get your $3.00 Register Rewards today? If you didn't, then it is probably too late to take advantage of this deal. Since there was a big buzz about it on the Walgreens websites, the folks in the know most likely grabbed up the Motrin PMs already. It was a really sweet deal. For every Motrin PM 20 count you purchased, you got $3.00 in RRs. But wait...THERE'S MORE!!! There were also coupons out there for $6.00 off any two Motrin PMs. Since these Motrins are on sale for $3.00 each,...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: How to Convert 54 Cents to 10 Dollars Via Coupon Magic

    01/23/2011 6:55:42 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 98 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 23, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    What if I were to offer you $10 for every 54 cents you give me. Even better, to sweeten the deal for you, I would kick in 30 bucks worth of stuff for FREE. Sounds like a fantasy. Too good to be true, right? Well, guess again because that is EXACTLY what I did today many times over.
  • Police Describe Photos of Loughner (NAKED AND WEARING A BRIGHT RED G-STRING) Posing With Gun

    01/14/2011 12:03:33 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 148 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/14/2011 | By MARC LACEY, JO BECKER and TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    TUCSON — Law enforcement officials said Friday they have multiple photos of Jared L. Loughner posing with a Glock 9mm gun next to his naked buttocks and dressed in a bright red g-string. The photos were turned over to the police by Walgreens, where Mr. Loughner had taken them to be developed. In some of the photos he is holding the gun by his crotch and in others, presumably shot in a mirror, he is holding the gun next to his buttocks, the police said. It was not yet clear when the photos were taken or whether Mr. Loughner had...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: FREE Tide!!!

    01/10/2011 6:35:33 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 44 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 10, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I used to get some really incredible deals via couponing on a variety of laundry detergents but my wife wasn't satisfied. She wanted only one brand: Tide. It seems that people from Venezuela have developed VERY strong loyalties to various product brands. For example, she also disdained any toothpaste except for Colgate (or "Col-gah-teh" as she pronounces it) although I have finally gotten her to become a fan of Crest as well. This wasn't a problem because I have been able to score a lot of FREE tubes of both Colgate and Crest via creative couponing. However, Tide had...
  • Gretchen Carlson asks: Do you always go to Walgreens with your gun?

    01/10/2011 5:21:17 AM PST · by Enduro Guy · 79 replies
    Fox and Friends Monday 1-10-11
    Gretchen Carlson asks: Do you always go to Walgreens with your gun? Joseph Zumudio: I go everywhere with it. This is one of the guys that helped restrain the Tuscon shooter. He ran to the trouble from Walgreens to help. All the while with his pistol in his jacket ready to roll. Gotta love it!
  • The Coupon Whisperer: Rocky Couponing

    01/03/2011 5:21:47 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 46 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 3, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO!ONE-TWO!ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO! ONE-TWO!LEFT-RIGHT!LEFT RIGHT!LEFT-RIGHT!LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT! LEFT-RIGHT!Combination after coupon combination! Getting strong now Won't be long now Getting strong now Yeah, baby! Today to an outside observer I probably appeared like some ordinary shlub obsessed with coupons walking up and down the aisles of Walgreen's. However, in my own mind I was the ROCKY of couponers scoring hit after hit on deal after deal. They just kept coming one after another. FREE Omega Factor 3 which yielded Register Rewards to get me FREE SalonPas Arthritis Pain Patches which yielded me Register Rewards to...
  • The Coupon Whisperer: The Strange Story of Coupon Mike

    01/01/2011 2:32:36 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 129 replies
    The Coupon Whisperer ^ | January 1, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    I'm kicking off the New Year with a new blog. The main purpose of "The Coupon Whisperer" won't be to provide hot coupon tips, although I will be doing that. The primary purpose of this blog is to provide you with entertaining "war stories" from the field. Think of it as adventures in couponing. And so we start of with our first story...the strange story of Coupon Mike...I met Coupon Mike earlier this year at his job when I was introduced to him by a mutual friend, who worked at the same place, because of our common interest in...
  • Walgreens BREAKS Deal On Super Jingles Cash Promotion

    12/11/2010 3:27:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Self | December 11, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Any other Walgreens shoppers out there who have been using the Super Jingles Cash deal? I have BAD news for you. Walgreens has BROKEN their promise. From last Sunday until yesterday, if you spent at least $25 at Walgreens (BEFORE coupons) you got $5 back. Because of my great coupon skills I was getting anywhere from $25 to $40 worth of stuff for much less than a buck out of pocket PLUS I earned $5 Super Jingles Cash. I go out in the morning and did a typical deal with the coupons again and guess what? NO super jingles...
  • Christmas Shopping For Almost NO $$$$$$$

    11/08/2010 9:56:16 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 48 replies
    Self | November 8, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Worried about how you will be doing your Christmas shopping this year in the middle of the Recession? Good News! I got a heads up on the Register Rewards deals coming to Walgreens on Black Friday and Saturday (the two days following Thanksgiving) and you can buy a TON of stuff for almost no money. Plus you can use the register rewards to build up your WAG bucks to the point where you should be able to do all your Christmas shopping for only a few dollars out of pocket. Remember, you have to use those RR WAG bucks before...
  • Omaha Walgreens 'Hero' Still Being Denied Right to Self-Defense(NE)

    05/08/2010 4:31:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 881+ views ^ | 6 May, 2010 | Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
    OMAHA, Neb., May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nebraska Firearms Owners Association (NFOA) today called on the city of Omaha to end its practice of registering firearms, in the wake of a case involving a private citizen who fatally shot an armed robber, and who continues to be denied the ability to register a new firearm by the Omaha Police Department, which took his defensive sidearm used in the shooting into evidence. NFOA President Andreas Allen said that the hero in this incident, Harry (James) McCullough, now faces gang reprisal because the armed robber man he fatally shot was a documented...
  • Customer Shoots, Kills Would-Be Armed Robber

    04/27/2010 11:12:33 AM PDT · by throwback · 57 replies · 1,796+ views
    KETV ^ | April 27, 2010 | Unkown
    OMAHA, Neb. -- An armed robber was shot and killed in an Omaha business Monday night, police said. Investigators said a customer intervened and fired on the gunman. The robbery took place at the Walgreen’s store at 61st Street and Northwest Radial Highway at 8:50 p.m. Police said two masked individuals walked into the store. One of them was armed with a short shotgun. The gunman pointed the weapon at customers and at the clerk behind the counter. A man who had a permit to carry a gun saw the robber point the weapon at the clerk and pulled out...
  • Gunshots Inside Benson Drug Store; One Critically Injured

    04/26/2010 8:53:50 PM PDT · by Paco · 11 replies · 609+ views
    WOWT ^ | Justin Joseph
    A robbery at a Benson drug store turned to gunfire Monday night. One person is in critical condition. One witness says the victim is one of the robbers. It happened just before 9pm at the Walgreen's at 61st and NW Radial Highway. Omaha police say shots were fired and one person was taken to Creighton University Medical Center in critical condition. One witness at the scene said two armed men walked into the Walgreen's. One of them had a shotgun and one of the customer ended up confronting them. The customer also had a gun.
  • Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16..

    03/19/2010 8:44:18 PM PDT · by TaraP · 18 replies · 881+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 17th, 2010
    Effective April 16, Walgreens drugstores across the state won't take any new Medicaid patients, saying that filling their prescriptions is a money-losing proposition — the latest development in an ongoing dispute over Medicaid reimbursement. The company, which operates 121 stores in the state, will continue filling Medicaid prescriptions for current patients. In a news release, Walgreens said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a "continued reduction in reimbursement" under the state's Medicaid program, which reimburses it at less than the break-even point for 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents. Walgreens follows Bartell Drugs,...
  • Walgreens: no new Medicaid patients as of April 16

    03/17/2010 5:00:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1,141+ views
    seattletimes ^ | 3/17/10 | Seattle Times staff
    Walgreens will no longer accept new Medicaid patients in Washington state as of April 16. The pharmacy company, which operates 121 stores in the state, will continue filling Medicaid prescriptions for current patients. In a news release, the company said its decision to not take new Medicaid patients stemmed from a "continued reduction in reimbursement under the state's program." The company says that under the current payment structure, the state Medicaid program is reimbursing Walgreens below its cost to break even on nearly 95 percent of brand-name medications dispensed to Medicaid patents. Other pharmacies have made similar decisions recently.