April 30, 2009

the end of an era...

for the past five years i have been a big fan of walgreens. i've given them so much free publicity i've often thought i should be on the payroll. in the event you haven't heard me drone on and on about the benefits of the walgreens easy saver rebate program, i'll spare you the details and just tell you that it has supplemented my income significantly by providing free toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, light bulbs and dozens of other bathroom necessities.

but the day i feared would come has come at last...walgreens has discontinued the easy saver rebate program.

(i'll give you a moment to compose yourself)

they are replacing it with the newer, confusing, register reward program that i am still stumbling through. something about "proceeding in an exciting direction" and "offering our consumers new and improved services"...which to me just sounds like a cover up for "we no longer wish to supplement your income by providing free bathroom necessities".

it's been a good ride...i'm just so sad to see it end.

3 comments:

Joy said...

oh shell! it's like the death of a good friend. but, i'm sure you're up to the task of navigating the waters of the new program and figuring out how to continue getting free items!

the broomes said...

me too, shell, me too....

Laurie Lou said...

I too was a big fan of the easy Saver..I shed a lil tear when they discontinued it. the RR program is ok I guess but it will never be the same.