After my insane rant the other day, I thought I’d throw a little praise towards a good company today. I used to visit walmart.com occasionally to upload digital pics and then pick them up from the store. I find the quality and longevity of these type prints to be worth the $0.19 each. Well, a few months back, a Walgreen’s opened here in Shelby. To make that situation even better – it’s directly on my route to and from work. Walgreen’s gives 20 free prints to first-time online orderers, so I thought I’d give it a try shortly after they opened. The prints were excellent – as good or better than Wal-Mart’s, but with a nice matte finish instead of super-high, max-gloss like the Wallyworld photo paper.
Tonight, I needed to order a few prints for a VBS project for tomorrow night, so I headed over to Walgreen’s web site, logged in, and proceeded to the Photo section. Upon clicking the upload option, I was greeted with some nice instructions (with screen shots, no less) on how to install the Walgreen’s Uploader – for Firefox! A few clicks of the mouse later, an applet of sorts was installed and running and my 10 photos were uploaded without a hitch. I’m not sure what it was exactly, because no extensions are showing in my Extensions list, but in any case – Walgreen’s “gets it” and for that, I give them major kudos.
So, if you have a Walgreen’s in town and need some digital prints, head over to photo.walgreens.com and sign-up. You’ll get the 20 free 4×6 prints on your first online order and they’ll even send you the occassional coupon in your email. Just a few weeks back, I was able to snag a free 8×10 of this image.