With Christmas only days away, Rite Aid stores nationwide are open late, making it easy for busy shoppers to grab gifts, stuff stockings and prepare for holiday parties. From now through Dec. 23, nearly every Rite Aid will be open until at least 11 p.m. to make it easier for the millions of Americans who still have significant portions of shopping to do. Very last-minute shoppers can visit www.riteaid.com to find the nearest Rite Aid open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including some 24-hour stores, perfect for any last-minute gifts or needs such as batteries, tree trimmings, wrapping paper and milk. "Last-minute Santas will find it easy to cross names off of their lists thanks to our extended store hours and the wide variety of gifts available at Rite Aid," said Tony Montini, Rite Aid executive vice president of merchandising. "We think shoppers will be particularly impressed by the values they'll find in our expanded electronics section and our own private brand of Kids Stuff toys." Gift Cards Galore For those who have everything and those who have you stumped, Rite Aid’s extensive selection of gift cards is the solution. Just pick the denomination and destination from nearly 200 different cards including Sephora, iTunes, PlayStation Network, Amazon.com, AMC Theatres, Bass Pro Shops, Macy’s, The Home Depot and Applebees. Toys for Good Little Girls and Boys Kids Stuff, Rite Aid’s private brand of toys, offers classic toys for a great value, many under $10, including 16-piece train sets, remote-controlled cars, plush dolls that giggle and a digital keyboard and guitar set. Rite Aid also has the latest As Seen On TV toys including Dream Lites, the cozy plush animals that project a starry sky on kids' ceilings, and Stompeez slippers, the comfy footwear with faces or eyes that pop with a child's every step, both of which can be under the tree for less than $30. For the littlest ones on the list, pick among Disney books and figurines, Best-Lock Construction Toys, Little Miss Muffin dolls, diecast metal cars and trucks, or Pillow Pets Pee-Wees for $4.99. Gizmos and Gadgets for Him and Her Rite Aid’s expanded electronic department makes it easier than ever to shop for the techie. Hot electronic offerings include Android 4.0-powered 7-inch tablets and Netbooks with front-facing cameras or 32" HD LED TVs. Other fun electronics to choose from include stereo Tower Stereo System with FM radio or headphone jack inputs for MP3 players, assorted DVDs including Brave and Men in Black 3, and plug-and-play game consoles with built-in Atari and Sega Genesis videogames, perfect for the young and young at heart. Sweet Holiday Treats Be it assorted chocolate boxed sets from Ferrero Rocher or Hershey's Pot of Gold, overflowing popcorn tins with seasonal scenes or the classic candy cane in a rainbow of colors and flavors, Rite Aid has a treat to satisfy every sweet tooth this holiday season. Chocolate connoisseurs will melt over Ghirardelli squares in seasonal flavors like peppermint bark. Festive holiday mugs with cocoa mix and M&Ms Ornaments make great gifts for teachers, hostesses and babysitters alike.
The Gift of Relaxation and RejuvenationWomen and men alike will surely say ahh when they receive everything they need for their very own, at-home spa experience. Start with the newest fragrance gift sets from Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber. Add a bath set from Burt's Bees or Rite Aid's private brand bath line Pure Spring for her and choose among Axe or Old Spice gift sets for him. Take the gift to the next level with a Conair electric trimmer or flat iron. Tie it all up with a loofah and As Seen on TV's My Pillow, and you’ve got a gift that will keep them pampered well into the new year. Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2012 annual revenues of $26.1 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.