Walgreens: To offer discount to all veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Nov. 11

National drugstore chain honors nation’s heroes for their service and commitment

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Walgreens is offering a discount to all veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, in recognition of their service and commitment to the country. On Nov. 11, they will receive 15 percent off eligible store items and 20 percent off Walgreens and W Brand products with a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drugstore nationwide.

“We want to thank our employees who are veterans and veterans everywhere for their courage, sacrifice and service,” said Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of community management and operations. “We are grateful for their contributions and to all who have served.”

About Walgreens:

Walgreens ( http://www.walgreens.com ) is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2011 sales of $72 billion. The company operates 7,786 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.

The discount is not valid on prescriptions, cigarettes, dairy products, liquor, phone cards, newspapers, magazines, stamps and gift cards or where otherwise limited by law. The discount also is not valid toward the Prescription Savings Club membership fee.