Saturday, March 10, 2018
Westbard Rite Aid now a Walgreens...sort of (Photos)
Walgreens says many of the Rite Aid stores it has officially acquired will eventually become full-blown Walgreens stores, with Walgreens product inventory rather than what Rite Aid currently sells. Some stores will close altogether. The fate of the Westbard location is unclear, as the building itself will be among the first to be torn down in the redevelopment of the shopping center. That redevelopment plan will first have to be approved by the Montgomery County Planning Board.
According to Walgreens, you can no longer use your Balance Rewards points at Rite Aid stores they control. However, you can still earn wellness+/Plenti points, and those will be carried over into the Walgreens reward system eventually. At the same time, you cannot use Walgreens points and coupons until the store is officially converted into a Walgreens in the future.
Rite Aid sale prices and coupons will still be honored at the store. The pharmacy now is part of the Walgreens prescription insurance network, and "accepts most insurance plans." You will immediately be able to enroll in Walgreens' JustRx savings program; membership is free. Cards are supposed to be available from the pharmacist, or at JustRx.com. Longtime residents will agree this store will always be Drug Fair