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Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products
Date:10/3/2007

Discounted Health-Related Products and Services for AARP's 39 Million Members

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Walgreens announced a new catalog, "AARP Health Essentials by Walgreens" and a new website http://aarp.walgreens.com to provide AARP's 39 million members access to discounted health, beauty and wellness products. The new catalog and website offers a 5 percent discount, exclusively for AARP's members, on more than 20,000 products.

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Baby boomers spend more than $525 billion a year on healthcare and are responsible for 61 percent of all over-the-counter medication purchases according to a report published by The Resource for Marketing Executives. "Our 39 million members represent a large percentage of this group and our relationship with Walgreens will provide them with discounts and easier access to a wide variety of health-related products," said Adam Sohn, Associate Director, AARP Media Relations.

The Walgreens' products featured in the catalog include supplements, skin care and personal care products along with thousands of other products across multiple product categories such as vitamins and nutrition, health care, fitness and diet, beauty and spa, home medical, medical and nutrition, personal, sexual wellness, household, baby and children, electronics, food, toys, gifts and seasonal products.

AARP members can shop conveniently online at http://aarp.walgreens.com or through the printed catalog. Products purchased from the catalog or website are conveniently delivered directly to the member's home in the continental U.S. with free shipping for purchases over $50. All products include a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. In addition, members can return or exchange items at any of Walgreens 6,000 locations. If a member can't find something comparable to what they have purchased in the past they can call toll free at 1-866-202-4020 and a representative will help the member find what they are looking for.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. We produce AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; AARP Segunda Juventud, our bimonthly magazine in Spanish and English; NRTA Live & Learn, our quarterly newsletter for 50+ educators; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About AARP Services

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly owned subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the wide range of products and services that are offered as benefits to AARP's 38 million members. The offers span health products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long-term care insurance. AARP Services founded AARP Financial Incorporated, a subsidiary that manages AARP-endorsed financial products including AARP Funds; AARP Services develops new products, manages and markets products and services, creates and maintains partnership and sponsorship relationships, and develops and manages AARP's award-winning Web site, AARP.org.

About Walgreens

Walgreen Co. is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2007 sales of $53.8 billion. The company operates 6,014 stores in 48 states and Puerto Rico, including 77 Happy Harry's stores in Delaware and surrounding states. 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 manages convenient care clinics inside 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 Inc.


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