Walgreens Private Brands Fill Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Needs

Deerfield, Illinois based 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. And of course Private Brands will play an integral role in the holiday festivities.

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.

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 the Private Brand 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 you’s” 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. Private Brand Home Elements Photo Frame Paper Weights are a hot buy at $3.99 Dec. 21 through Dec. 24.

Four-legged favorites
Don’t forget four-legged friends this holiday. Choose from Private Brand 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.



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Christopher Durham

Christopher Durham is the president of My Private Brand and the co-founder of The Vertex Awards. He is a strategist, author, consultant and retailer who built brands at Delhaize-owned Food Lion, and lead strategy and brand development for Lowe’s Home Improvement. He has consulted with retailers around the world on their private brand portfolios including: Family Dollar, Petco, Staples, Office Depot, Best Buy, Metro (Canada), TLW (Taiwan) and Hola (Taiwan).

Durham has published five definitive books on private brands, including his first book, Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project. In 2017, he will debut his newest book, Vanguard: Vintage Originals, a visual tour of innovation and disruption in private brand going back to the mid-1800’s.
Dynamic in his presentation while down to earth and frank in his opinions, he has presented at numerous conferences, including FUSE, The Dieline Conference, Packaging that Sells, Omnishopper and PLMA’a annual trade show in Chicago.

Durham lives in Charlotte, NC with his wife, Laraine, and two daughters, Olivia and Sarah.