Walgreens Delivery: Same-Day Service, Now 24/7

Need that Advil and Diet Coke right now? The pharmacy giant is the first of its kind to offer 24-hour same-day delivery.

A Walgreens store is seen in Miami, Florida.
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Walgreens, one of the leading drugstore chains in the U.S., is now offering same-day fulfillment of store orders 24 hours, seven days a week, from nearly 400 stores that never close.

Customers can order from 27,000 items (groceries, household items, personal care products and more) any time of day or night. Delivery fees vary by region. Walgreens is utilizing delivery services, such as Instacart and Postmates, for the service. How fast? Walgreens is talking “in as little as 1 hour,” but there’s fine print on that level of speed, connected to the time of day and order values.

The same day delivery service can be accessed through Walgreens.com or by using the Walgreens app. Customers select the nearest Walgreens location that’s open 24 hours, select their order and that order will be delivered if the customer is within the delivery range. Age-restricted items like tobacco and alcohol add wrinkles to the service and offerings and rules vary by state.

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Bob Niedt

Bob was Senior Editor at Kiplinger.com for seven years and is now a contributor to the website. He has more than 40 years of experience in online, print and visual journalism. Bob has worked as an award-winning writer and editor in the Washington, D.C., market as well as at news organizations in New York, Michigan and California. Bob joined Kiplinger in 2016, bringing a wealth of expertise covering retail, entertainment, and money-saving trends and topics. He was one of the first journalists at a daily news organization to aggressively cover retail as a specialty and has been lauded in the retail industry for his expertise. Bob has also been an adjunct and associate professor of print, online and visual journalism at Syracuse University and Ithaca College. He has a master’s degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and a bachelor’s degree in communications and theater from Hope College.