Walgreens will cut prices on 1,300 items to help consumers cope with inflation

Your local Walgreens may cut prices on 1,300 items this summer to help you cope with inflation - Photo by Sachina Hobo on UnSplash

Various price promotions will take place until the end of the year

Walgreens is the latest retailer to cut prices on some items to win back inflation-weary customers. The pharmacy chain has announced several price promotions between now and the end of the year, including the return of Walgreens’ popular myW Days in mid-July.

“Walgreens understands our customers are under financial strain, and struggle to purchase everyday essentials. We continue to be committed to our customers by lowering prices on over a thousand additional items, something we’ve been doing since October of 2023,” said Tracey Brown Walgreens retail & chief customer officer. “Through myWalgreens loyalty program, our more than 110 million members receive personalized offerings daily.”

Cutting prices on 1,300 items

Walgreens said it would lower prices on more than 1,300 national and store brand products across health and wellness, personal care and seasonal categories.

Here are some examples:

  • One a Day 80ct Men's and Women’s Gummy Vitamins now $11.99 (was $13.49)

  • Always Pad Mod Regular (20ct) now $6.99 (was $7.49)

  • Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser now $6.99 (was $7.99)

  • Eucerin Advance Repair Hand Cream now $5.99 (was $7.29)

  • Kanka Soft Brush Tooth and Gum Pain Gel 0.07 oz now $7.99 (was $9.79)

  • Salonpas Pain Relief Patch now $10.99 (was $11.99)

  • Nine (9) Can Igloo Hard Cooler now $25.00 (was $29.99)

  • Squishmallow 16” plush now $20.00 (was $24.99)

  • Bring on the Sun Youth Dive Rings and Goggles now $3.00 (was $4.99)

  • Lasko 20” Box Fan now $25.00 (was $29.99)

  • Nice! Mini Pretzels now $1.99 (was $2.79)

  • Nice! Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips now $1.99 (was $2.79)

Walgreens’ promotional effort follows similar price cutting by Target and a handful of fast food chains. Earlier this month, Target announced it will cut the price of 5,000 of the most frequently purchased items in its stores to help consumers cut down their spending over the next several months. 

Also in May, both McDonald’s and Burger King announced they will introduce a $5 meal to their menus for a limited time.

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