Good news if you have a Kmart pharmacy near you—Kmart is introducing a new savings program for 2016.
The Kmart Pharmacy Savings Plus program will offer discounts on generic medications, along with savings on extras like pet meds, immunizations, and other extras that will change every few months.
How much can you save?
Kmart will be offering nearly 200 generic drugs at two pricing levels: $5 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply, or $10 for 30 days and $30 for 90 days.
They also have a short list of 10 drugs for only $3 per month, including prescriptions for diabetes, heart trouble, antibiotics, and NSAIDs. Right now, the $3 list includes: amlodipine, amoxicillin, fluticasone, hydrochlorothiazide, ibuprofen, lisinopril, meloxicam, metformin, and simvastatin.
Other perks include 10% off pet prescriptions, 25% off vaccinations, and free flavoring for liquid medications (this can be great for kids). Kmart estimates that the average savings per member will be around $560 yearly.
What if your drug isn’t on the list?
The Kmart program offers a price lookup for other prescriptions—but you may still want to shop around. Generic Lipitor (atorvastatin) will cost you over $70 for a 30-day supply through the program, compared to the current GoodRx low price: under $15.
Is there a membership fee? And is the program worth it?
There is a membership fee. The Kmart Pharmacy Savings Plus program will cost $10 per person or $15 per household each year.
Membership programs in general tend to be more worthwhile if you fill prescriptions every month, if you have multiple family members using the discount, and if the monthly or 90-day prices are lower than your insurance co-pay, among other factors.
The program prices are pretty much in line with many others out there—and lower than some—so if you’re going to join a pharmacy discount program, Kmart’s isn’t a bad choice.
Disclaimer: We think pharmacy programs that offer discounted generic prescriptions can be another great resource for you—but GoodRX isn’t connected to Kmart and we have not been asked to promote their savings program.