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Thursday thoughts: Overpaying on your prescriptions?

Posted June 23, 2011

Here's an interesting article from The Consumerist about making sure you are not overpaying on your prescriptions. In this case, a man was charged $228 using his insurance for a drug he could get for $24 using no insurance at another pharmacy!  Click HERE to read the article.

What are some ways you save on your prescriptions?

Where are your favorite places to buy generics?


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  • Trickat Jun 23, 2011

    oxymoron, that's hilarious! Talk about false advertising...wa wa wa.

  • Trickat Jun 23, 2011

    jdouglas, I have to read something 3 magical times before it imprints into my brain, duplicates welcome here :-)

  • Oxymoron02 Jun 23, 2011

    jzka --- I've had that prescription offer print on my receipt at the 401 & 1010 HT, which has a pharmacy, and the Cameron Village HT, which does NOT have a pharmacy. :D

    I suspect it's an offer for everybody.

  • jdouglas13 Jun 23, 2011

    jzka -- you already mentioned the Kerr instore flyer. Someday I will learn to read more thoroughly ! ;)

  • jdouglas13 Jun 23, 2011

    You can pick up that Kerr coupon in their flyer which should still be available in their stores through Saturday.

  • Trickat Jun 23, 2011

    jlh1331, Kerr had one in the Sunday paper - $25 for transferred only, and you can usually find these in their in-store ads as well. You don't need a coupon to get $25 in free groceries from Kroger, but it's for transfers only. I posted an HT $20 new or transferred deal below, but I don't know if it's just for my store. You would have to check the bottom of your HT receipt to verify if your store is participating in this promotion.

  • jlh1331 Jun 23, 2011

    Does anyone know of any stores that are offering gift cards for new or transferred scripts right now?

  • jdouglas13 Jun 23, 2011

    My spouse and I really struggle paying for meds -- between us we have over 10 high priced RXs, I have no insurance, and she is in the Medicare donut hole. However, one thing we do religiously is call every pharmacy when we get a new prescription and find out what the cash price is. You'd be surprised at the difference from one pharmacy to another. Also, we us transfer the $4 generics from one pharmacy to another to another so we can get the RX transfer gift cards several places offer. Doing so has paid for our groceries for the last two months!

  • Trickat Jun 23, 2011

    I listed this in the HT Super Doubles brag thread, but I think it belongs here:

    On the bottom of my receipt yesterday, it said my HT (Village Walk, Holly Springs) is giving $20 credit for any NEW or Transferred RX through 9/30/11. I'm willing to bet this isn't just mine.

  • lbbrogden Jun 23, 2011

    You have to be careful at Walmart for generics. An asthma inhaler was advertised as $10 versus about $30 elsewhere. When I tried to get it, it was $10 but less medicine in the container. It was actually cheaper per use to buy the more expensive inhaler. Tricky marketing.