A variety of reports are spreading the news that Walgreens is closing down drugstore.com and beauty.com! Shocked? Me too! They are talking about both drugstore.com and beauty.com closing as soon as the end of September!
I have to admit I don’t shop beauty.com all that often. The website isn’t terribly appealing and I find it difficult to navigate. I do however, like that they carry brands that Sephora doesn’t carry such as Lipstick Queen. But I’m doubtful I’ll miss it very much when it closed down. Now drugstore.com, that’s a different game entirely! I shop there quite often and I really like many of the more obscure brands they carry such as Thayers, Soap & Glory, and others. I actually buy a lot of different things from them and I’ll miss the site once it disappears.
I don’t shop Walgreens very much, not online nor in store because I find their prices aren’t as competitive as places like Harmons or even CVS for that matter. I also find their point system very weird as I’ve spent so much money at Walgreens but rarely have I gotten a chance to redeem any points. I guess I’m not buying enough qualifying merchandise.
I have no knowledge of what will happen to gift cards or any credits you might have on either site but according to a mass emailing from both shops you’ll be able to use drugstore.com dollars in a final redemption-only period from August 14 to September 30th. If you fail to do so, those dollars will expire and you’ll lose their value.
This is a weird play for Walgreens who first purchased both online stores a short time ago for $429 million. At the time, drugstore.com was the eight largest e-tailer in the USA. Some might say it’s a move to boost online traffic to walgreens.com but apparently it’s just a way to save money for Walgreens whi hopes to cut annual costs by the next fiscal year.
Whatever their plan is, I know I, for one, will miss drugstore.com.
How do you feel about drugstore.com and beauty.com closing their doors for good?
P.S. On a more upbeat note the Splash remake is a go apparently. Channing Tatum will allegedly be cast in Daryl Hannah’s iconic role as a merman. Interesting enough, the story gets is reverse this time around with a Jillian Bell playing the Tom Hank’s role! Splash is such a major role in my childhood as I remember watching and totally wanting to be a mermaid when I grew up! I’m hopeful the remake will be just as great!