Denby Fawcett: The Mainland-ization of Hawaii’s Longs Drugstores
PF Bentley/Civil Beat
Starting April 6, Longs drugstores in Hawaii will require shoppers to have CVS “Extracare Pharmacy” cards in order to buy sale items.
I found out about this when I was checking out at Longs Kahala this week with of a bottle of Spanish sparkling wine and two packs of Valentine’s Day stickers.
The sales clerk urged me to sign up for a CVS card. I told her I wasn't interested. She said I had better think about it “because after April 6 you will not get sale stuff without a card.”
This ticked me off. I was thinking this is not the old Longs. My Longs would never force anyone to do anything.