I pay $5 co-pay for filling my prescription at WAG. For the additional $1, I get: a) shorter driving (WAG is within 5 miles while WMT is 20 miles away) b) convenient hours (they open 24 hours) c) less waiting (I can order my prescription over the phone) d) easier parking e) drive-thru available if I have a baby sleeping in the car
Having said that, I think both WAG and WMT are great companies.
I agree. When the gas price is high, I no longer drive to Walmart just to save a couple of dollars. (I own WMT stock) Walgrees is good at picking store locations. I like the location of its new store in our city. In San Fracisco, the stores are right at the bus stops. People are using Walgreens like a convenience store to get groceries and supplies after they get off the buses. I bought WAG recently when the seeming "bad news" came out. My brother loves the Walgreens brand of the merchandise. He thinks the Walgreens goods are quality products with good values.