If you shop at Walgreens, you should check your receipt carefully to make sure you paid the true advertised prices. I know it has happened to me in Texas. I complained to a regional office about it but no action was taken to stop the practice and I just stopped shopping there (except for free photo offers
The Missouri Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Walgreen Co. accusing the nation's largest pharmacy chain of overcharging customers and using deceptive display advertising and pricing schemes. The suit seeks an injunction forcing the Chicago-based chain to stop the allegedly deceptive practices.
The company settled pricing practice lawsuits with California and Wisconsin earlier this year. In January, Walgreen agreed to pay more than $1.4 million in civil penalties and to establish a price guarantee program in California after four Bay Area counties sued over price discrepancies. And in March, the company paid nearly $30,000 to settle claims that it scanned inaccurate prices and didn't post refund notices at stores in Wisconsin.
Last year, Walgreens agreed to pay $16.57 million in California to settle a lawsuit alleging that more than 600 locations in that state had unlawfully disposed of hazardous materials, as well as customer records containing confidential medical information.