My husband I went to a Walgreens, located Clovis NM on 02/11/2012. Upon deciding what alcoholic beverages I would purchase (writing a personal check in my name only) both my husband and I were asked for ID.
This was fine, I am 49 with a valid drivers license reflecting this and my husband is 54 and his license had actually expired 01/23/2012 to our surprise. The clerk would not sell to me at this time; therefore I returned in my own vehicle approx 15 minutes later without my husband, alone, to have a night manager state it would be 24 hour until I was allowed to make a purchase or I could return with my husband and a valid ID for him to make my purchase. I reminded the manager this was Saturday night and the DMV was not an option, furthermore tomorrow was Sunday. How unreasonable was that suggestion!!
This 24 hour wait is not reflective of any NM Law regarding alcohol purchase to my knowledge… I am definitely of age to make alcoholic purchases and my husband proved/provided proof of his age regardless of his drivers license being expired. I could except the Walgreens policy being enforced if he had no license with him…I am not unreasonable. He looks his age; but I could understand it.
He was not the one making the purchase…even with his expired license he had every right to accompany me in making MY purchase. I hope people will read this and force Walgreens Corporate to change their policy.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walgreens Manager.