Each week, for five weeks, upload a photo of you or a friend wearing DR branded legwear.
Three winners will be chosen EACH WEEK (first place gets an iPod touch, second place scores a $200 Duane Reade gift card, and 3rd place gets $100 in Duane Reade legwear!), and then all of the first place weekly winners are elegiable to win an iPad! Awesome!
Filming the video!
Oh, just chillin’ in my mocha ribbed tights from Duane Reade!
Go enter the contest, and watch the awesome video I made! I am so good at making videos. I know, right?
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My favorite place to shop in NYC (Duane Reade pharamacy, doy duh), just released their latest in-store magazine, Happy and Healthy.
You can read it online or pick up a copy at your neighborhood Duane Reade.
It really is like a magazine, besides having the sweet holiday shopping deals, it also has actual articles, like beauty tips from Halle Berry, and instructions on how to do a Sun Salutation in Yoga. I know!
So it pretty much has the same Advertisment:Info ratio as magazines that you pay like $4.95 for in the checkout line. But Happy and Healthy is free, so total win.
Free information is my boyfriend!
I got excited about Happy and Healthy, and it is very holiday-focused, so I went berzerko and bought a Duane Reade Christmas tree.
I completely had my tree up and ready to go on the day it snowed. Remember the Nor’ Easter?
Sidebar: I am from the south, and I thought Nor’ Easter sounded really fun, like Easter with a viking/norseman flair.
Maybe we would eat haggis (I assume they eat rawish, disgusting cuts of animals) and pillage something?
No. “Nor’Easter” just means really cold air comes down from some cold place (like too cold for life, like one of the ice planets, maybe Jupiter?) and dumps snow and misery all over your city.
That Nor’Easter wind totally BLOWS.
See what I did there?
Anyway, what DOESN’T totally blow is the awesome deals at Duane Reade (and see what I did THERE? I’m a genius, people. Hire me.).
OLOGY is a new brand of eco-friendly products available at Walgreens and Duane Reade. They have all kinds of stuff, from recycled paper napkins to super special world-saving light bulbs. Also, the price points are pretty decent and allow you to feel superior when you wash your clothes with eco-friendly soaps.
Or your hair, because they make shampoo even.
I know, they stay busy making cleany stuff at Ology.
I am a VIP blogger for Duane Reade drug store. One of the first things I learned about when I met the Duane Reade team was a magical publication called the Duane Reader.
They showed me the fall edition of the Duane Reader and said the spring edition would soon be printed. I was crazy excited! Its like a hip magazine mixed with a treasure map for in store deals!
You can view an online version of the Duane Reader to see how it inspired my shop!
When I first got the Duane Reader I was really impressed with the deals it contained. I love deals and couponing, but, to be honest, I find it more difficult to coupon in New York than it was when I lived in Alabama.
Looking at a circular really helps me to think through what deals I might want when I’m actually in the store. I think planning my trip with a circular lets me get the most bang for my shopping buck!
Duane Reade really is my go-to store when I’m out and about in New York City. Case in point: I decided one day to walk from 60th street to Union Square. It took a while, and just for fun, every time I saw a natural foods store, I stopped in looking for a particular vegan snack food that I like. EVERY natural foods store I stopped in did NOT have what I was looking for.
Finally I was so hot, I stopped in a Duane Reade to get a drink. What did I see in Duane Reade? The vegan snack food.
But, back to the DUANE READER! This is what the Front Page looks like:
I made a Google + story with all the fun I had scavenger hunting with my spring edition of the Duane Reader in hand!
The Duane Reader is your treasure map to deals! I hunted them all!
It actually wasn’t a big “challenge” to find things because there was lots of signage and clues that alerted me to where each item was.
Boom! A flattering picture of deLish snack mix, a hot deal in the Duane Reader! Too bad it can’t help my unflattering FatFace in this photo.
I was excited to find that the Apt. 5 cutting boards I have been coveting are a SUPER BUY right now! Eco-friendly, and budget friendly.
It was hard to not buy ALL of the amazing food deals! I did score some 75% off Easter Candy and Easter Baskets!
If you haven’t been to New York City, chances are that you haven’t been initiated into the magic that is Duane Reade Pharmacy.
The Magic comes from all of the amazing amenities contained within the various Duane Reade stores.
Depending on the location, a given Duane Reade could have a Photo Kiosk, Digital Photo, Film Processing, Skin Wellness, Moneygram, Blockbuster Kiosk, Look Boutique, Walk-in Clinics, Fresh Food, Growler Bar, or Sushi bar.
Duane Reade currently has an open call for 10 NYC-dwelling VIP bloggers to partner with for 2012. This is exciting to me because, to be honest, I think Duane Reade is awesome and I wanted to visit all of the super cool locations anyway.
As a VIP blogger, I would have a legitimate reason to trek out to the Chelsea Duane Reade and eat sushi. Otherwise, I might have to just do that in secret and not tell anyone, lest they judge me for spending my free time exploring a hyper-local chain pharmacy.
In this video I tell the story of how Duane Reade was a part of my initiation into New York City living.
The first time I ever flew to New York, my ear drum ruptured as the plane was landing. I had to make an emergency clinic visit, and then stumbled around Manhattan confusedly until I finally found a Duane Reade where I could get my prescription filled.
That was my first time.
Initially I was wary, because Duane Reade was new and different. But, I had nothing to lose, except my consciousness if I continued to wander around confusedly on that hot summer day.
At the moment, I wasn’t ready to appreciate all of the Duane Reade perks and extras, but they took care of me in my time of need, and I will never forget that.
I work in Murray Hill, and I live in Clinton Hill.
That might sound intimidatingly hilly (it is 95% less hilly than the Appalachian foot hills wherein I was raised), but it means that, wherever I am in my normal daily routine, one of the over 250 Duane Reade locations is within easy striking distance.
My Personal Duane Reade Bucket List includes these tasks:
-obtain my workday lunches from Duane Reade, every day for one week
-obtain perfectly manicured nails using only Duane Reade supplies
-eat Duane Reade sushi
-celebrate holidays, both large and small, using supplies from Duane Reade
-make appropriate use of the Growler bar
-take weekend field trips to all of the super special Duane Reade locations, including the new Chelsea locale, the Broadway at 35th street locale, the Bedford Ave store in Williamsburg, and the flagship store in Union Square.
-buy an eco-friendly bamboo cutting board (hey…I didn’t say all of the tasks had to require a lot of effort or anything).
I hope to lead you as your fearless Duane Reade VIP in 2012!
Think you have what it takes to be one of ten Duane Reade VIP Bloggers? Enter now by writing a blog post telling us why you love Duane Reade and why you should be chosen to be a 2012 Duane Reade VIP Blogger. As a VIP Blogger you’ll receive:
$200 in Duane Reade gift cards per month
Exposure from Duane Reade via Facebook and Twitter.
Exclusive knowledge on Duane Reade promotions and products
Opportunity to be featured in the Duane Reader, the circular and new website.
Opportunity to attend executive level meetings
And much more!
As a VIP Blogger, you’ll be expected to write up to 2 blog posts a month, share content via Twitter and Facebook, and participate in corporate meetings, in-store events, and serve as a brand advocate.