Is there a Walgreens, Brooks or CVS near where you live?

CVS Store near my apartment. - cvs store
United States
January 28, 2008 6:43pm CST
I'm lucky enough to live almost across the street from a brand new CVS store that opened last Sept. and I got my part time job there to boot! There is a Walgreens about 2 miles from my apartment and when the weather is nice and they are having a good sale I will take a walk there or if I'm lazy the bus stop is in front of my house and lets me off in front of it so I sometimes do that too. There are no Brooks stores within walking distance of me but there is one on the other side of town if I really needed to go there for some reason. Are there any of these stores near where you live? Do you shop in them very often? If not are there stores like them that you go to?
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• United States
29 Jan 08
well brooks/eckerd stores are turning into rite aids. i just quit my job at eckerd/rite aid. so there wont be any more brooks or eckerd stores soon. i have a rite aid and a walgreens where i live. they just built the walgreens a couple months ago. i dont really shop at any of them tho, the only time i did was when i worked there. unless there having sales, most of the time those kinds of store are expensive. wal-mart is much cheaper.
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• United States
29 Jan 08
You are so right! Until I started working there I never shopped at a CVS because their prices are so high. I really never noticed their sales until now and with my little discount it's worth it for me to go there now.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I don't think I have a Brooks or CVS around where I live. I've never heard of these stores, nor have I seen them around town. Now with Walgreens, I've heard of this store! LOL I used to go there when I was growing up in the Bay Area. Once I moved to Sacramento (back in the mid 80's) I didn't see any Walgreens! But now, there are some here. The ones I have seen around here are relatively new (they were built a few years ago). I don't go to them too often though (rarely, if at all). I guess I just got used to them not being around and now that they are, well, I see no need to go. LOL None of the Walgreens are within walking distance. Then again nothing (except for a little mini store) is within walking distance where I live. I guess you can say I live out in the sticks. LOL Congratulations on getting a job, and so close too! I hope you are enjoying it. :)
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• United States
29 Jan 08
There are three Walgreens fairly close to me. I do shop there on occasion and get some of my prescriptions at the closest one. We don't have a CVS, but do have a few Rite-Aid (formerly Thrifty's) and a Long's. Oh yeah, there's also a Sav-on inside Albertson's grocery store. We have two 24/7 Wal-Marts, which also have pharmacies, although the pharmacy isn't open 24/7. One of our Walgreens is open 24/7 including the pharmacy and I do like the drive-thru pharmacy feature.
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
29 Jan 08
For me its Walgreens. There seems to be a Walgreens every other block here. CVS I've seen, never gone in though.And I've never heard of Brooks. I was just in Walgreens last night. I pick up cards and medicine there a;; the time. With the price of milk going up, sometimes Walgreens has the best price.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
29 Jan 08
The closest Walgreen is in a town about 25 miles away I don't think there is a CVS or Brooks anywhere near. The closest stores to my house are Sunmart food store and Family Dollar. We have a Dollar General too but it is across town. The grocery store is just around the corner from me close enough to walk to.
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• United States
29 Jan 08
we have a CVS about a mile down the street and a Walgreen's in the next town over. i love to go to CVS and shop because they carry all kinds of hair products and skin care products.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I think the nearest any of those stores are to me would be about 30 mins away actually...For that matter ANY decent store is about 30+ mins away from me..one of the downfalls of living where I do...I really really miss having a store close enough to walk to if I need something ya know...
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@Aingealicia (1906)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I shop at our local stores but if I am downtown and need something I will stop in at CVS but here they have Duane Reeds just like Walgreens and CVS. Aingealicia
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• United States
29 Jan 08
There are more CVS stores than any other chain in my area.There are no Brooks stores.And there is a Walgrens coming to my area. It isn't as close as a CVS but it will be a nice bus ride away.
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@lilybug (21145)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Where I live there is NOTHING close by. There are 2 Walgreen's in the towns I go shopping in though. I hardly ever go there except to pick up prescriptions. I used to go to Walgreen's all the time when I lived in the city. They were all over the place.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
29 Jan 08
Here where I live a new Walgreens is building another store. Just up the road is a Walgreens and a CVS. Just down the road a ways is a CVS. They are all close but not Close enough to walk to. We don't have any public transportation in my town ether. I don't get there very often.
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
29 Jan 08
we have a walgreen's right up the road, not even a mile and a cvs as well. God bless
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I have a Walgreens a couple of blocks from me, it takes about 10 minutes to walk there and I do walk there a lot when the weather is nice. I also have a CVS store, but that is about a 10 minute drive and across from the CVS store is another Walgreens. I don't have a Brooks store, I have never even seen one.lol
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I actually have two Walgreen's near me....both were formerly A&P supermarkets that went out of business. And even though they are the same store chain I'll often go to both...they're both within walking distance...the one that is further away seems to be better stocked than the other one. I also used to have a CVS but now it's a GNC health store
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@Marcyaz (35420)
• United States
25 Feb 16
None of those stores are close to where I live as this is a small town but just today we went about 35 miles to a larger town and went to a Walgreens since I had a $25 gift card there and I wanted something and it was a 2 for 1 sale.
@snovamp (55)
• Kabul, Afghanistan
16 Apr 08
I have a Rite Aid at the corner of my street. Walgreens down the street, and CVS also a few blocks up from Walgreens. I usually wander thru Walgreens, mainly hit Rite Aid as its in walking distance.
@jrajaaz (70)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I have bith Walgreens and CVS near me. I get my scripts from Walgreens, but don't shop there otherwise. I don't think I have ever beeen in the CVS.
• United States
31 Jan 08
There is nothing near where I live. I live in the middle of nowhere. I like it here though. There is a little fish camp across the bridge that serves lunch and dinner. We go there sometimes when we can afford it. If I need to go to the store like Walgreens, it's 25 miles.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
30 Jan 08
how fortunate you are to have these shops in such close proximity to you - and great for a part time job, don't have to worry about wasting gas on that one! the nearest walgreens that I know of is 3 hours away and the nearest cvs 105 miles away. I have never seen a brooks, or at least never lived near enough to one to notice.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
29 Jan 08
We have a CVS and a walgreens thats not that far from us....except i think that they have changed the name of the walgreens to something else.... anyways yes we do shop in the walgreens sometimes when they have something on sale that we either need or want....we go there prob about once every two weeks....the main place that we go for our things is wal-mart theres one of those not far from walgreens....so thats where we go most often....