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Eliminate Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Stress

Dec 11, 2008

Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix wows shoppers with great gifts, convenient
hours and services

TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Last-minute holiday shopping without the stress?
In one convenient trip to Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, holiday shoppers can
choose from hundreds of amazing and affordable gift ideas including weekend
spa getaways, author J.K. Rowling's new release, the latest in digital
cameras, games and toys, plus exclusive gift ideas like Gwen Stefani's
Harajuku Lovers fragrances.
With more than 1,120 stores across Canada, Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix
makes it easier than ever to find the perfect gift for that 'special someone,'
mom and dad, the kids, friends, party hosts, the boss, or an office gift
exchange - and all the fixings to wrap it up beautifully!
"Shoppers Drug Mart has become a great destination for holiday giving
ideas including toys and electronics, best-selling books, gourmet chocolates
and home décor," says Tammy Smitham, Director, Communications & Corporate
Affairs. "More than ever before, Shoppers Drug Mart is an easy and convenient
holiday shopping destination for gifts and home entertaining."

Here's a sampling of what's in store for December holiday shoppers:

- Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers fragrances let you flaunt your
individuality with a wide range of notes (30ml, $49 each or set of 5
x 10 ml, $62)
- Calvin Klein coffret set includes five Calvin Klein scents like
Obsession, Eternity and CK One ($49)
- Fragrance Sampler -10 popular fragrance samples in one gift set and a
voucher to redeem for a full-size favourite (10ml set $70)
- A range of beautiful cosmetic items and gift sets from Quo, GOSH,
Boots No7, Smashbox and more (prices vary)

- Tales of Beedle the Bard - JK Rowling's new post-Harry Potter release
- Stephenie Meyer books Twilight, the current movie phenomenon, and New
Moon (prices vary)
- A host of other best-sellers at considerable savings
(selection/prices vary by store)

Electronics & Toys:
- Sony Cyber-shot digital camera complete with optical view finder and
the ability to view images on a full HD screen ($179.99) and Mercury
digital photo frame which plays music and comes with wireless remote
control ($79.99)
- Jumbo Remote can control up to eight devices and is compatible with
most major brands ($9.99)
- 44-Key Musical Keyboard lets you record and play back with program
editing ($34.99) and the Kids Digital Camera with a full colour LCD
display and kid-friendly controls ($39.99) are great gift ideas for
the kids
- Monopoly Here & Now: The World Edition ($39.99) and classic Rubik's
Cube ($11.99)

Hostess Gifts/Holiday Entertaining:
- Life Brand holiday collections: wine gums and licorice allsorts in
decorative canisters ($7.99) and luxury European biscuit collection
- Le Chocolat 100% Belgian chocolate collections: holiday, deluxe,
dark, nut & chocolate, mendiant, mini truffles ($7.99-$9.99) and
decadent 85g slabs ($4.99)
- Life Brand Holiday Blend gourmet coffee ($4.99) and premium tea
collections ($9.99)
- Moda stemless red wine glasses or bottle opener set ($14.99 each)

- Life Experiences gift cards offer pampering weekend getaways with
exclusive packages at a variety of destinations across Canada, like
the Scandinavian Spa at Blue Mountain (prices vary)
- Gift Cards offer everything from entertainment and dining to clothing
and electronics

(*)Prices may vary by location and promotional activities.

Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix offers convenient holiday shopping at more
than 1,120 locations across Canada, with more than 400 locations open until
midnight or 24 hours. Additional convenient services include Canada Post
outlets at more than 455 stores and on-site digital photo development in more
than 500 stores. Individual store hours and services can be found online using
the Store Locator at or

About Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is one of the most recognized and trusted
names in Canadian retailing. The Company is the licensor of full-service
retail drug stores operating under the name Shoppers Drug Mart (Pharmaprix in
Québec). With more than 1,120 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores
operating in prime locations in each province and two territories, the Company
is one of the most convenient retailers in Canada. The Company also licenses
or owns more than 25 medical clinic pharmacies operating under the name
Shoppers Simply Pharmacy (Pharmaprix Simplement Santé in Québec) and two
luxury beauty destinations operating as Murale. As well, the Company owns and
operates 66 Shoppers Home Health Care stores, making it the largest Canadian
retailer of home health care products and services. In addition to its retail
store network, the Company owns Shoppers Drug Mart Specialty Health Network
Inc., a provider of specialty drug distribution, pharmacy and comprehensive
patient support services, and MediSystem Technologies Inc., a provider of
pharmaceutical products and services to long-term care facilities in Ontario
and Alberta. For more information, visit

For further information: and images, please contact: Sherry Lawlor, LexPR Canada, (416) 542-9140 ext. 3366,; Jessica Way (bilingual), LexPR Canada, (416) 542-9140, ext. 3363,