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Walgreens joins the price war by reducing the cost of 1,300 items – after discounts from Walmart, Target, Aldi and Amazon

Walgreens is the latest retailer to fire shots in a growing U.S. price war, slashing the cost of 1,300 items.

Prices were immediately slashed on everything from snacks to toiletries and even Squishmallows.

Rivals Amazon, Walmart, Target and Aldi have also recently reduced prices.

At Walgreens, a jar of One A Day gummy vitamins now costs $11.99, down from $13.49, and a bag of Sour Cream and Onion Chips from its Nice! now marks $1.99, instead of $2.79.

A 16-inch Squishmallow plush toy went from $24.99 to $20.

Walgreens joins the price war by reducing the cost of 1,300 items – after discounts from Walmart, Target, Aldi and Amazon

Walgreens drops prices on 1,300 items

Branded and own-label products have been cut out in stores and online.

“Walgreens understands that our customers are facing financial challenges and struggling to purchase everyday essentials.” said Tracey Brown, Walgreens’ chief customer officer.

Amazon Fresh, the food arm of the online giant, announced on May 24 that it would reduce the prices of 4,000 items by up to 30%.

Reductions rotate each week on drinks, dairy products, frozen foods, meat and seafood.

Target announced May 20 that it would reduce prices on 5,000 items. through dozens of national brands as well as its own brands. A brand of pizza will drop by 20 cents and that of bagels by 40 cents.

Meanwhile, Aldi said in April it would pass along $100 million in savings through Labor Day by further lowering its everyday low prices on more than 250 items.

Walmart was the first to lower prices with its rollback program earlier this year. He reduced prices on 7,000 items, which helped him increase his sales.

Meanwhile, Walmart customers wanting to claim a piece of a $45 million class-action lawsuit need to act now – the deadline to claim is Wednesday.

Anyone who has purchased certain bags of citrus or packages of meat. between October 2018 and January of this year, he is expected to receive up to $500 to compensate for the overpayment.

You don’t need a receipt, but not having one limits the total you can claim. Click here to see how to claim.

Examples of price cuts at Walgreens

Here are examples of price reductions:

One a Day, 80ct Gummy Vitamins for Men and Women, Now $11.99 (was $13.49)

Always Pad Mod Regular (20ct) now $6.99 (was $7.49)

Clean & Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser now $6.99 (was $7.99)

Eucerin Advance Repair Hand Cream now $5.99 (was $7.29)

Kanka Soft Brush Pain Relief Gel for Teeth and Gums 0.07 oz now $7.99 (was $9.79)

Salonpas Pain Patch Now $10.99 (was $11.99)

New (9) Igloo Can Hard Coolers Now $25.00 (was $29.99)

Squishmallow Plush 16′ now $20.00 (was $24.99)

Bring Sun Youth Diving Rings and Goggles Now $3.00 (was $4.99)

Lasko 20′ box fan now $25.00 (was $29.99)

Good! Mini pretzels now $1.99 (was $2.79)

Good! Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips now $1.99 (was $2.79)

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