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Walgreens Offers Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Shoppers a Wide Range of Heartwarming Gifts

DEERFIELD, Ill., Feb. 11, 2008 – If the final days or hours before Valentine’s Day find you scurrying around for the perfect gift, you’re not alone. This holiday is one of the year’s biggest for last-minute shopping. No need to panic – the neighborhood Walgreens store is a savior for love-struck procrastinators with a huge selection of gifts and treats to show how much you care.

For classic romantics, nothing says “I love you” like red roses. Walgreens has a dozen premium fresh-cut roses available for just $19.99.  If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, chocolates are the perfect complement to a beautiful bouquet. Choose from dozens of heart-shaped premium boxed chocolates priced from just $1.99 to $29.99. Or, maybe a single Dove Chocolate Rose would add just the right touch for only $3.99.

As always, Walgreens is a great destination for designer fragrances at terrific prices. CK by Calvin Klein, Escape, Eternity and Obsession are all $10 off the everyday low price. Save $5 on Lancome Hypnose, Armani Black Code, Michael Kors and Cool Water Summer Fizz.

Looking for something different this year?  Head to the gift card section at Walgreens for quick and easy access to gifts from more than 100 popular retailers, restaurants and more. Whether you’re smitten with a music lover, a java junkie, a book worm, a movie buff or thrill seeker, you’ll find the perfect gift. Or, treat your honey to an experience to remember like a relaxing massage with a SpaFinder gift card or weekend getaway at a destination of their choice with a gift card from Hyatt Hotels or US Airways. 

Who could forget that kids are some of the holiday’s biggest fans? At Walgreens you’re sure to find plenty that little hearts desire. Choose from Valentine’s Day cards featuring their favorite characters including Bratz, Cars, Shrek, Dora, Winnie the Pooh and Hello Kitty or the stars from the year’s biggest hits like Hannah Montana, the Cheetah Girls, High School Musical and Pirates of the Caribbean.

 Kids and kids at heart will cherish Valentine plush toys like a giant floppy dog or bear with a bow, both only $19.99 at Walgreens. Who could resist a serenade from an animated lion that sings “Wild Thing?” Choose from a great selection of musical plush toys guaranteed to bring smiles for just $14.99. Or, top off a gift bag of Valentine’s treats with a love-themed Ty Beanie Baby, two for only $10.

Once you’ve got the ideal gift, don’t forget to pick out the perfect card.  From lighthearted and fun to romantic and heartwarming, Walgreens has an extensive selection of Hallmark cards to capture the occasion. Now, just add a gift bag or box and ribbon for a heartfelt finishing touch.

Walgreens is the nation’s largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion. The company operates 6,179 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico. Walgreens is expanding its patient-first health care services beyond traditional pharmacy through Walgreens Health Services, its managed care division, and Take Care Health Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary that manages142 convenient care clinics at drugstores. Walgreens Health Services assists pharmacy patients and prescription drug and medical plans through Walgreens Health Initiatives Inc. (a pharmacy benefit manager), Walgreens Mail Service Inc., Walgreens Home Care Inc. and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy LLC. More information about Walgreens is available at Walgreens.com.