Walgreens trading cards featuring employees

Here’s a letter of praise I just wrote to Walgreens:

Hi there, I am a HUGE fan of Walgreens. The rebates, the employees, and the general Walgreens love. My comments here touch on these points, and I even offer some great ideas at the end of my comment. I would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to read it over.

THE REBATES:

I LOVE how I can submit my rebates online via your website. It’s FANTASTIC how I can save my rebate savings until the end of the month in case I have more items you want to add, so you don’t have to mail multiple cards. Saving postage. NICE!

And then once I do get a card, I can just enter the card number online, and you will add the rebate savings onto your existing card. Saving plastic. NICE!

WALGREENS ROCKS!

THE EMPLOYEES:

I was discussing this greatness with some friends, and we determined that we have a vast love for Walgreens. There is one across the street from our workplace in the Tribune Tower, and we frequent it often. The workers at the 430 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL location totally rock. I’d like to give a shout-out to my favorite Walgreens employee, Pilar. She is an extremely gracious and helpful person. She notices what I buy and makes friendly suggestions. She gets authentically happy when I save money and get great deals—which Walgreens always has tons of deals!

Then there’s the Walgreens just a couple blocks from my apartment. (the 4801 Lincoln, Chicago, IL location) The workers there are also fantastic. It’s fun to talk with Chicagoans about their favorite Walgreens employees. We all have our favs. It’s true. Ask any Chicagoan, and they will tell you about a Walgreens employee that they always enjoy seeing.

Now here’s an idea for you. I’d love to see the Walgreens newsletter feature a different Walgreens employee every time.

In fact, let‚Äôs step it up a notch and offer Walgreens trading cards. Each card would feature a different Walgreens employee. And then you could mix in some bonus cards about the history of Walgreens, and maybe even a card with the Walgreens creed. Oh yeah, you know all about the Walgreens creed! Walgreens believes in laughing, not weeping. 🙂

C’mon, you totally know you should create these trading cards. Imagine the publicity you’d get from this. It would very much show how Walgreens is good for the community and loves their employees.

If you want someone to help you design the cards, I’m a senior graphic designer with the Tribune, and I would be more than happy to offer my services free to you.

Matt Maldre

Senior Designer

Tribune Media Services

Imagine being able to design the Walgreens trading cards! That would roooooooooooooock!

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Tom Saaristo
13 years ago

What a fantastic idea! I still wish they would take my calls on the perfect slogan that I ve come up with for their advertising. Pilar is back? Or still there? I thought she left at one point. It is so great to know she is there! Yes! She is one of the best Walgreen’s employees on the planet! I wonder if she would remember me if I walked in. Wait, what am I saying, of course she would! My new Walgreen’s [a mini-me Walgreen’s actually”> is at Jackson & Wacker [I should review it on yelp come to think of it”> employs another one of my favorite Walgreen’s employees. Shout out to Hazel! When I walked in the first time shortly after it opened, she caught my eye and exclaimed HELLO! It was like seeing an old friend. I stop in regularly and she is always more than willing to help. All of the employees at Jackson & Wacker are wonderful, but I’ve known Hazel for many years now. That says a lot about Walgreen’s too: when you have great people who have been with the company for so long, it reveals how great the company is and why its been around for so long.

Abhay Shah
Abhay Shah
13 years ago

Have you never been to a CVS?

Lisa Schryver
Lisa Schryver
13 years ago

Omg, omg, omg! That is the single GREATEST suggestion I’ve ever heard, Spudz. Really, top notch. I hope they reply back to you. Maybe it will get forwarded on to their marketing department! Woo! You guys should visit the Walgreen estate in Dixon sometime (that’s right, they have an estate there.. as well as a landing field for planes and such). Wouldn’t it be funny if you walked in to the Walgreen estate in Dixon only to find Pilar lounging around by the pool with one of those long cigarette holders? Ha ha! Oh man…

Anon
Anon
13 years ago

Spudford, Trust me, the overwhelming majority of Walgreens employees DON’T share your enthusiasm.

Lisa Schryver
Lisa Schryver
13 years ago

5:56 — Are you a Walgreens employee? We want the deets!

Tom Saaristo
13 years ago

CVS doesn’t even come close to Walgreen’s in the areas of product and selection, customer service, store layout and design, promotions, convenience, locations … and more. I’ve actually been to the Walgreen’s headquarters, but it wasn’t the same experience at all.

Jason
Jason
13 years ago

I worked at Walgreens in high school and college. Can I be on a “Living Legends” card?

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