BOSTON (CBS) – Walgreens is one of the nation’s largest retailers, and they’ve got a big problem on their hands. Across the country, they’re being accused of overcharging customers.
Their weekly flyer features all kinds of great deals. Use a Walgreens reward card, and you will save even more. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster found Walgreens often failed to deliver on those promises.
“Our findings were disturbing. Investigators from the Attorney General’s office documented overcharges and deceptive prices at nearly every store they visited,” said Koster.
The I-Team went shopping in the Boston area, and it was long before we found some of the same issues here.
A big problem has been clearance items which are marked down on the display, but full prices are still being charged. It happened to us when we bought a package of pens advertised on sale for $1.29. At the register, we were charged the original full price of $2.49.
There was also a pod of flower seeds which were reduced to 89 cents. We were charged $1.79.
And it happened when we bought a children’s ball as well. It should have cost $3.19, but the register rang ………..