December 2018
    What's Happening this month:

December 2nd - Hanukkah begins at Sunset
December 2nd thru 8th - National Influenza Vaccination Week
(Get your flu shot now if you haven't already.)
December 12th - Double Loyalty Points
December 24th - Christmas Eve, we will be open 8:30am to 2pm
(Emergency deliveries only, please plan accordingly)
December 25th - Closed for Christmas Day
December 31st - New Year's Eve, we will be open 8:30am to 6pm
January 1st - Closed for New Year's Day
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Now is the time - Get your Flu Shot!

As family and friends are gathering for the holidays, flu activity is increasing. Now is the time to get a flu shot if you haven't already. The flu vaccine can protect you and your loved ones.

While seasonal flu activity varies, flu season usually peaks between December and February, but can last into May. As long as flu activity is ongoing, it's not too late to get vaccinated. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease.

Hopkins Center Drug will continue giving influenza vaccinations throughout the flu season.
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Changes to our Delivery Services

In order to continue to provide free delivery service to our customers, we need some help from you. Here are a few ways you can help:

  • All orders will automatically be scheduled for next day delivery. If you wish to have same day delivery, please make it known to the staff person on the phone, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

  • If you want a same day delivery, please have your order called in to the store by 12 noon.

  • Please limit your delivery requests to no more than 2 times per week. Please check all your medications before you call in your order to make sure you request anything that has 7 days or less of medication remaining.

  • If you order a delivery, please plan to be home for the delivery. If you are not home, our driver will leave a post-it note for you to call the store to arrange for delivery. We will not attempt delivery again until we hear from you.

  • Since we have limited delivery personnel on the weekends, we need to limit the delivery volume on weekends to deliveries that are absolutely necessary. If you need same day delivery service on a Saturday or Sunday, please let our staff know; otherwise, the delivery will be scheduled for Monday.

  • As always, we do understand that emergencies arise and we will always do our best to accommodate those situations.

  • Note: for the Holidays, we will only be doing emergency deliveries on Monday, December 24th. Please plan ahead the week before the holiday for any prescriptions that will come due the week between Christmas and New Year's so that we can call for refills if needed, and get those medications to you before the holidays.
 
We Thank You for your assistance in managing our deliveries, so that we may be more efficient, and continue to provide you with free delivery for years to come!
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Holiday Gift Guide

The store is overflowing with great gift ideas for the holiday season. Here are some of our most popular ideas (which we will gift wrap free for you):

  • Dr Teal's Bath Salts, foaming bath, and lotions. Create your own gift basket from available products--and let us wrap it up for you!

  • Cleanlogic exfoliating body scrubbers and bath/shower exfoliating cloths (with or without handles). These products are inexpensive and make fun stocking stuffers! Cleanlogic products would also be a wonderful addition to a Dr. Teal's gift basket!

  • Aromatherapy diffusers, as well as oils. We also have Aromatherapy gift sets that would make great stocking stuffers.

  • Dr. Canuso Skincare For Feet. We carry the 3 products in the Dr. Canuso line either individually, or packaged together in a foot care gift pack. This is the perfect gift for anyone on your list who wants the softest feet in town!

  • One Minute Manicure--a Center Drug Employee Favorite! Perfect for a stocking stuffer or a Secret Santa gift! You will have the most beautiful hands around!

  • Gloves in a Bottle lotion. A wonderful lotion for someone who is always washing their hands.

  • Sockwell compression socks--AWESOME for anyone who stands on their feet all day, for those who have diabetes, and those who travel--they are the best travel socks!

  • Puzzles--fun winter scenes are now on the shelf, and we have family puzzles that include a variety of different size pieces all in one puzzle so everyone can participate in the fun. We also have many smaller puzzles that are the perfect stocking stuffer for the kids.

  • Vitamins

  • Canes-- which now come in fun fashion designs that make using a cane much easier and fashionable, and don't forget the Ice-pik accessory for the winter (a great stocking stuffer idea).

  • Give the gift of mobility with a rollator walker.

  • NEBO light products. We have a variety of styles and sizes in their flashlights--there is truly something for everyone! From stocking stuffers to gifts.

  • Working Hands and Feet creams and lotions. Men really like this product line.

  • Hand and Foot warmers make for toasty stocking stuffers!

  • 'Bones' neck pillows make for great support while reading in bed or watching tv, or any time you want extra neck support! 

  • Crochet hooks and yarn for the crafter in your life!

  • Lip-Ivo, or any lip balm, are fun stocking stuffers.

  • Sinful Colors nail polish makes for colorful stocking stuffers.

  • Check out our Dollar Section for fun/quirky stocking stuffers. We have dollar hardware items underneath the battery section where you can find the perfect stuffer for men. We also have a Dollar Toy section for inexpensive ideas.

  • Check out our cell phone accessory end-stand for techie stocking stuffers.

  • Foil wrapped chocolate puppies in the holiday candy aisle are cute (and yummy) for stockings. Who wouldn't want to find a puppy in their Christmas sock!

  • Full size or King size candy bars fit perfectly in a stocking.

  • Word searches, Crossword puzzles, Suduko books, color books and crayons, oh my!

  • Russell Stover and Abdallah Chocolates.

  • Our gift department is full of exceptional gift selections from ornaments, and seasonal decorations and gifts, to jewelry, socks, snoozies and clothing. We have you covered!

  • And if all else fails, and you cannot find the perfect gift. You can get a gift certificate and let them choose what they would like.

Practical gifts like these are always in style, and greatly appreciated by those who receive them. And, when it comes to stocking stuffers, remember this---if it fits in a stocking---it's a stocking stuffer! 

Stop by Center Drug today and let us help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list--we will even gift wrap your selections for free! It can't get much easier than that! 
Storefront facelift - Construction update:

The store is complete--or almost. 

We still are waiting on one light above the sign and then they need to tweak the lighting of the sign, but for the most part we are done. You can once again park in front of the store. 

Doesn't it look great?! We are so happy with the completed project and have had hundreds of positive comments from customers and the community! 

We would like to once again Thank You for your patience during the construction. Construction ended up lasting a bit longer than we expected, but we think it was well worth the wait!  
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Upcoming Double Point Days:
(Be sure to mark your calendars)

Wednesday, December 12th
Thank you to everyone who came out on Small Business Saturday to support Center Drug, and all the other small businesses in Hopkins. It was a great day!!!

Thank you for choosing to shop at our local, independent business. By doing business locally, you not only get personal service and real value, you also help to strengthen our local community and economy. We, in turn, support other local businesses, charities and community functions.

From the entire staff of Center Drug, we wish you and your loved ones, Peace, Joy and Happiness this Holiday Season!
Join us on social media

After searching for the best items to offer this holiday, Kelsey has put out Christmas and lots of other unique gifts for sale. Selection will be updated regularly. 

The best way to know what's new on our shelves (if you can't stop by and check for yourself) is to follow us on Facebook or Twitter. If we offer any daily specials or have an event coming up we'll always post it on social media. 

We also share interesting trivia and health related tips we come across. It really is a great way to keep current on all the fun happenings so please be our friend, like a post if it's interesting and share with your friends. 

Oh, and as always, if it's not too much of a bother, we would greatly appreciate you rating us on Facebook too. Thank you for helping us spread the word through social media!
                         
Thank you and we'll see you soon on facebook and twitter!

Check out our app! If you use a smartphone or tablet and would like another way to refill your prescriptions, then please download it today.
Gift Gab

The holidays are upon us. We are ready for the holiday season, are you? It's time to get in the spirit and deck the halls! We have everything for your stocking stuffing, gift giving, and merry making needs!

We would love to help you find that special something for those special someones! Come on in, let us make your spirits bright!

Many of our gift items are quite unique and that means when they're gone - they're gone!

-- Kelsey