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Walgreens Invoice Cost of products listed right on tags = BRUSH CLEAN

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Last Edited by ThatMaskedMan May 6, 2011 at 02:35 PM
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I have become privy to some interesting information about the price that Walgreens pays for their items.

It is coded right on their shelf tags in letter format.

I imagine that this is their standard invoice cost for items. it does not take into account when they get 'Scan Downs', credit from vendors for sale prices, kick back incentive credits for sales, nor when they order an extra ton of something to get the next level price breaks.... So it may actually be slightly inflated, or not, but for what it's worth, here it is. (I also searched and didn't find it, so if this is already out there, please flame away... I can take it!Wink)

Right on the white & yellow regular shelf tag, near the lower right corner is a set of capital letters. Each of those letter is assigned a certain number value, or digit, for all of walgreens stores.

The decimal point is always two spots from the right.

Those letters and digit assignments are below.

B=1
R=2
U=3
S=4
H=5

C=6
L=7
E=8
A=9
N=0

Formatted horizontal looks like

B R U S H C L E A N
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

Examples:
letter is corner of tag are: BRUH = 12.35
UAN = 3.90
HCB = 5.61


That is all I have and I don't know if it is usefull in any way, but there it is

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B R U S H C L E A N
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0


Fixed the layout for ya Wink

Interesting info... thanks!
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B R U S H C L E A N
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0


Fixed the layout for ya Wink

Interesting info... thanks!
Tried pasting your text in the edit and it comes out the same way.... Enlightenment needed.
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tried pasting your text in the edit and it comes out the same way.... Enlightenment needed.
Use the "Fonts" dropdown in the message reply and select "Courier New". It's a fixed-width font.
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this is also listed on the shipping tags (like if you buy a big thing of bounty or a full case of something and it has the yellow & white tag on it) Those labels will also tell you what ad it will be coming up in (by week #) and a few other things. I am sure others will have more info, it's been awhile since I've looked at one.
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. (I also searched and didn't find it, so if this is already out there, please flame away... I can take it!Wink)

snip...

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Wow, yes, very interesting info. Thanks.

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Wow, I am suprised people here didn't know about this - I would have shared the info a long time ago! This was in place back in the late 90s at least. It's quite helpful! Also was fun when stocking shelves to see how cheaply Wags could get some stuff.
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Wow, I am suprised people here didn't know about this - I would have shared the info a long time ago! This was in place back in the late 90s at least. It's quite helpful! Also was fun when stocking shelves to see how cheaply Wags could get some stuff.
I bet.

Well, I NEVER worked in retail NOR food service, so a lot of stuff people think I would have experienced, I haven't! Wink Plus, I am a newer Q'er (less than 18 months), so I love learning about barcodes and all the ins/outs of retail...
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Are there codes like that for Rite Aid???
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Very interesting. Any guess why the words Brush Clean are used??
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Very interesting. Any guess why the words Brush Clean are used??
Easy enough for the Wags cashiers to learn. Remember, this is the same group that gave us IC3.
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A long long time ago in CA when CVS was really Long's Drugs, they had a similar system only it was based on the word CHARLESTON. If you got to buy at cost + 10% like the employees did, it was helpful; otherwise, seeing the markup on items was just irritating!
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Easy enough for the Wags cashiers to learn. Remember, this is the same group that gave us IC3.
So true. I had to laugh though a few weeks ago. There was a line to checkout halfway down the store and the cashier got on the intercom to call IC3 and instead practically screamed "IC100"!! Needless to say, she got a little help.
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So true. I had to laugh though a few weeks ago. There was a line to checkout halfway down the store and the cashier got on the intercom to call IC3 and instead practically screamed "IC100"!! Needless to say, she got a little help.

If I had a nickle for every time I heard IC3 on Saturday before Mother's Day I would be rich. Trying to use up those H&S q's kept me in the stores a very long time. Good grief was it crowded.

Thanks for the info TMM. Should be interesting to price some items. Curious about the Pampers. I have a friend who told me she gets them wholesale from a hospital and pays 15.00 for a case of 4 pks. I thought that was high for wholesale.
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