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Many Pharmacy Generic Programs are Being Discontinued, Here’s How to Keep Saving

by Tori Marsh on November 7, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Pharmacy membership programs have always been a great way to save on common generic prescription medications. Unfortunately, after CVS and Target discontinued their popular generic discount programs, other pharmacies have also ended their programs.

Although this isn’t the best news for your healthcare wallet, plenty of other large pharmacies offer programs that are sure to save you money.

But wait, what is a pharmacy membership program?

Pharmacy membership programs, or prescription savings clubs, offer savings on generic medications, pet medications, and other medical supplies and devices. Most of these programs require a membership – some have fees, but do not require prescription drug coverage. If you take even one generic medication, enrolling in a pharmacy membership program may be a good idea to help you save on your prescriptions!

What programs are still active?

  1. Sam’s ClubSam’s Plus members can receive hundreds of generic medications at $4 or $10 for a 30-day supply, and five select prescriptions for free. Membership is $100 annually, and does not require prescription drug coverage. Sign up online, or enroll at your nearest Sam’s Club Pharmacy.
  2. KmartThe Kmart Pharmacy Savings Plus Program offers 10 select generic medications at $3 for a 30-day supply, as well as discounts on immunizations, pet medications, and over-the-counter products. Membership is $10 annually per person, or $15 annually per family, and does not require prescription drug coverage. Enroll at your nearest Kmart Pharmacy.
  3. WalgreensThe Walgreens Prescription Savings Club offers generic medications for as low as $5 for up to a 30-day supply as well as discounts on vitamins, birth control, diabetic supplies, and lifestyle medications. Annual membership is $20 for individuals or $35 for families. Sign up online or enroll at your nearest Walgreens Pharmacy.
  4. Rite AidThe Rite Aid Rx Savings Program offers a selection of generic medications at $9.99 for a 30-day supply and $15.99 for a 90-day supply. Membership is free, but required. Enroll at your nearest Rite Aid Pharmacy.
  5. WalmartWalmart offers a selection of generic medications for at $4 for a 30-day supply, and $10 for a 90-day supply, as well as home delivery and discounts on men’s health medications and oral contraceptives. No membership is required for this program.
  6. AlbertsonsThe Albertsons MyRxCare Program offers a selection of generic medications at $3.99 for a 30-day supply or $9.99 for a 90-day supply, as well as discounts on pet medications. Annual membership is is 11.99 per household. Sign up online or enroll at your nearest Albertsons Pharmacy.
  7. Giant EagleGiant Eagle offers online refills, and a selection of generic medications at $4 for up to a 30-day supply and $10 for up to a 90-day supply. No membership is required for this program.
  8. Price ChopperThe Price Chopper RxAdvantEdge program offers select generic drugs at $9.99 for 100 tablets, as well as savings on allergy medications, antibiotics, and vitamins. Membership is free, but required. Enroll at your nearest Price Chopper Pharmacy.
  9. Winn-DixieThe Winn-Dixie Perks Program offers a selection of generic drugs at $4 for a 30-day supple, and $10 for a 90-day supply, as well as select antibiotics for free. Membership is $5 annually per person. Sign up online or enroll at your nearest Winn-Dixie Pharmacy.
  10. H-E-BThe H-E-B Rewards Platinum program offers select generic medications at $4, $8, or $12 for a 30-day supply. There is no membership required. Enroll at your nearest H-E-B Pharmacy.

-Tori

Tori Marsh is GoodRx’s junior medical editor and consumer savings expert.


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