How to Shop a Drugstore

Alternative Bargain Shopping

Drugstores have become a dime a dozen, growing so swiftly in numbers they’re often within walking distance of one another, and the increased competition combined with the current economic climate has spurred many a makeover. Some Duane Reades, for instance, feature sushi stations and smoothie bars, in addition to large makeup displays and, oh right, the pharmacy. “Drugstores today are the 7-Eleven of yesteryear,” says Christine Frietchen, editor-in-chief of “They’re designed so you can find anything you might need quickly.” They’re also a great place to find some discounts you may have otherwise overlooked, so MainStreet spoke to saving experts to find out the best ways to get deals at your local drugstore. Photo Credit: Getty Images