Walgreens continues to push refill service

DEERFIELD , Ill. Walgreens announced that on April 2 it will be offering customers who use inkjet printers free cartridge refills at any of more than 3,000 Walgreens stores across the country. Walgreens is offering customers an opportunity to try out the service for free as it continues its rollout to 4,500 stores with the service by the end of the year. For one day only, customers can bring one empty black or color cartridge to Walgreens photo counters with this service and have it filled at no cost.

Since launching printer cartridge refills in 2006, Walgreens said it has seen a steady increase in demand for the service as more people become aware of the quality and convenience. Prices are about half the cost of an original cartridge—only $10 for black ink and $15 for color - and Walgreens backs each refill with a 100% guarantee.

“In this tight economy, this is a great opportunity for people to save money on costly ink cartridges and do something good for the environment at the same time,” said Walgreens photofinishing general merchandise manager John Sugrue. “Since we launched this service, our customers have kept millions of cartridges out of landfills. And with more convenient locations being added daily, it’s easier than ever for people to keep their printers flowing while being both cost- and environmentally-conscious."

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