Palau Digital Residency ID - To Purchase Alcohol from Walgreens Store? (Field Report #6)
By Parviz Malakouti-Fitzgerald, Esq.
Stock photo of Walgreens - not the store I went to
This article is part of our series exploring what exactly the Palau digital residency ID can be used for.
I made my sixth attempt to use the Palau digital residency ID in the week of September 18th, 2023.
I tried to use the ID to buy alcohol from a Walgreens store in Los Angeles, California.
Explanation: I waltzed into a Walgreens store near me in Los Angeles and picked up a six pack of modelo especial beer (cans). I left all other government issued ID in my car so as to force the cashier to decide whether he would sell me the alcohol just based on my Palau ID. I made my way to the cashier who asked for my photo ID. I presented the Palau digital residency ID to him. He looked at it for a moment, gave it back to me as I completed my checkout.
This is the first attempted purchase of alcohol that I’ve made with the ID.