June 2018
   What's Happening this month:

June 9th -- Double Points Day
June 17th -- Father's Day
Check out our new app! If you use a smartphone or tablet and would like another way to refill your prescriptions, then please download it today.
Father's Day Ideas

Our most popular Father's Day gifts are our NEBO flashlight products. The NEBO products that are our bestseller's are Larry-C, Big Larry and the new REBEL headlamp that can also be used as a compact flashlight as it detaches from the head strap. Other NEBO favorites are: Poppy, that does double duty as a large flashlight and a lantern and is perfect for camping and also is a great light during power outages due to storms in the summer. We also have the Redline V 500 lumen flashlight that is waterproof which makes it a great light for camping and boating. Check out our puzzle selection as well as other gifts in our men's department, and don't forget that Dad's like chocolate too! We carry both Russell Stover and Abdallah chocolates--both are perfect for gift giving!
Bumps, Bites and Bruise Season

Summer is here and that is always Bumps, Bites and Bruise season! Make sure that you are prepared both at home and on the road for the 3 B's.  Have a reusable ice pack to use at home, but while you are on the road, it may be a good idea to carry and instant ice pack with you in your first aid kit or duffel bag for immediate use. Make sure you have a first aid kit in the car, especially if you are going to be traveling or going to outdoor sporting events. Hydrocortisone cream, After-Bite Itch stick, Triple Antibiotic ointment and Benadryl cream are always good to have on hand, as well as bandaids and gauze bandages. The topical creams listed above should cover most first aid needs that could arise while you are out and about. Make sure you also have an oral form of Benadryl with you in your first aid kit or duffel bag---especially since summer means Bee Stings. You will want Benadryl on hand to treat any reactions from Bee stings as soon as possible. Also, don't forget to always wear and pack your sunscreen to prevent sun burns, and you also might want to have some aloe vera gel or lotion on hand to apply in case you do get a sunburn.

Please feel free to speak with any of our Pharmacists about your Bumps, Bites and Bruises and what products are right for you! 
New cell phone accessories

We are now carrying a line of cell phone accessories. We have accessories for Apple and Android devices. We have data, sync, and charging cables, wall chargers, car chargers, portable chargers, power banks, headphones, bluetooth speakers, and more. Come in and check out what we have, they are located on the front end-stand across from the front register.
New Look in our store

Stop in and check out our 'new look' inside the store. We have taken down the middle row of shelving units and opened up the center of the store. We have moved some gift fixtures from other areas in the store to the middle and added a few clothing fixtures. Please stop in and check out the new arrangement -- you will find it a bit more roomy which allows for better movement within the store.  You asked -- and we listened, as we have added a few new shopping carts for you to utilize while shopping, so you don't have carry a heavy basket around the store.
Store front facelift

We are still awaiting word on when the store exterior face-lift will occur. Stay tuned for more information on this project. We will keep you updated as we get more information on when we expect this project to start. 
Sockwell compression socks

If you haven't had the opportunity to check out our new Sockwell display--please take the time to peruse it. Compression socks are great for travel--both sitting in airplanes as well as in the car on long road trips. If you have a summer trip planned, please stop by and see the fashionable Sockwell compression socks. Sockwell socks wash up beautifully time and time again. We now have diabetic socks from Sockwell too. The diabetic socks are all crew length and are made to expand as you need them to, but still keep their shape. The diabetic socks are all seamless, so they won't rub and cause any skin irritation. We also now have Sockwell compression footies--these have been very popular--they offer some compression for your foot, but best of all they do not slip off your heal!  
Point of Care Testing

Even though summer isn't a huge season for illness, please remember that we offer Strep Throat testing all year long. So instead of having to go to Urgent Care and sit and wait for hours, you can stop in to Center Drug and we are able to swab your throat and perform a rapid Strep test. If the test is positive, we are able to prescribe an antibiotic for you according to a protocol we have established with a physician. We are anticipating in July that we will be announcing a couple other Point of Care tests that we will be offering within this program. Please stay tuned to our website, Facebook , and future issues of this newsletter for more information on upcoming tests that we will be able to perform.  
Upcoming Double Point Days:
(Be sure to mark your calendars)

Saturday, June 9th
Saturday, July 7th
Wednesday, August 15th
Money Orders and Bill Pay Services

As of May 1st, Center Drug no longer provides Western Union Services for Money Orders or Utility Bill Pay. Locally, Money Orders may be purchased at the Hopkins Post Office. 
Join us on social media

Are we friends on Facebook yet? Do you get our updates on twitter? If not, please follow, like and share soon. It's the best way to keep up to date on all the great things happening around the store like the main aisle makeover and the added apparel racks! 

Thank you and we'll see you soon on facebook!
    Gift Gab 
May was for Moms, June is to remember Dads! Did you know that we have gifts not only for the ladies but the gentlemen in your life too? Wallets, mugs, camping chairs, and gadgets -- oh my! Stop in and check out our selection. You will be surprised what you can find here for everyone at Center Drug! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17 th