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Prescription transfer coupons in 6-6 ads

Posted June 6, 2010

There are a number of prescription transfer coupons in the sales ads this week. You can pick up the ads in stores.

Rite Aid: 2 coupons for $25 gift card when you transfer a prescription (expires 6/26/10)

Target: $10 gift card with the purchase of any new or transferred prescription (expires 6/21/10)

Kmart: Get up to a $10 Kmart gift card with the purchase of a new prescription (expires 7/3/10)

As always, make sure you read the fine print on each coupon to make sure you qualify to get the gift card.  For more information on prescription transfer gift cards, click the link in the box above.

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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 7, 2010

    Thanks for your comments, Carl. Are you saying that if people use these coupons within the parameters of the coupon that they are abusing them? Not sure I understand the comment about the patients that abuse them. If the stores allow the use of the coupons and the patient is using it as required by the coupon, where is the abuse? Help me understand your concern a little better.

    I do agree that if a person has multiple medications with possible interaction issues that they should use caution transferring prescriptions around to different pharmacies. Other medical professionals have voiced that concern in past workshops and I think it's great advice. For those like me, who only have one script each month, there is no confusion.

  • CarlRx Jun 7, 2010

    While I love a good deal, please know that the companies that offer these "incentives" and the patients that abuse them put themselves at risk of potentially serious drug-drug interactions by having their medication profile at multiple locations just to save a few dollars. The patients that use these offers the most are the ones that have more medications, and should have a relationship with their pharmacist who can help them avoid problems or offer suggestions on their prescription profile.