If you don’t care where you pick it up, you can transfer frequently and take advantage of different drug store and grocery store deals (and actually earn some great *free* gift cards for pharmacy purchases).
No one in my household currently has prescribed medications, but my sister recently asked me if I knew of any great coupons or deals out there for transferring prescriptions. Here are some of my finds on the best prescription transfer offers that are currently out there in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC metropolitan area.
Rite Aid: There are two printable coupons that are good for a $25 gift card when you transfer a prescription (limit 1 per coupon). So you can transfer up to 2 prescriptions and get a $25 gift card for each. That is $50 in gift cards total! Coupon expires 8/31/10. Offer only valid when prescription is filled and paid for at time of transfer. Transfer offer only valid on any prescription not previously filled at our transferred from other Rite Aid locations.
K-Mart: There is a coupon/form that allows you to get up to 4 K-Mart gift cards of up to $25 each ($100 total), with the transfer of up to 4 prescriptions. Note: *Value of gift card not to exceed the full retail value of the prescription. Coupon expires 9/25/10.
Walgreens: If you live near a newly opened Walgreens (it seem like a ton of them have been popping up in Northern VA), ask at the pharmacy desk if they have a $25 check or gift card offer when you transfer over a prescription. I recently saw this at the new Walgreens on Eastern Marketplace Plaza in Chantilly, VA and two new locations in Manasass, VA (on Hoadly Road and on Sudley Road) but the coupon just expired last week.
CVS: According to my local CVS pharmacist, they accept competitor coupons for these offers. Please be sure to call ahead to your local CVS to confirm.
Giant Food: According to my local pharmacist told me that they accept competitor’s coupons. Please be sure to call ahead to your local Giant to confirm.
Wegmans: According to the pharmacist at the Leesburg, VA location, they currently have a promotion (at the Leesburg store only) for a $20 coupon off a future grocery purchase, for new prescription customers/transfers at their pharmacy. With the transfer or start of a new prescription, they will give you a punch card, and each time you refill you get another punch. Each punch equals another $20 gift card, with a limit of up to 5 $20 gift cards total. This offer expires 09/30/10.
Harris Teeter: According to the pharmacist at the (fairly new) Fairfax, VA location, they’ve had a promotion that ends this month for a $20 coupon off a future grocery purchase, for new prescription/transfers at their pharmacy (please note this offer is only good at the Fairfax - Pender Campus Store, and to qualify you cannot transfer a prescription from another Harris Teeter store). Limit of up to 10 $20 off coupons/gift cards. This offer expires 08/31/10. My local pharmacist said that they also accept competitor coupons. Please call your local Harris Teeter to confirm.
Safeway: According to a pharmacist at the Bristow, VA store, there was apparently a recent mailing sent out to certain areas with a postcard coupon for a $30 gift card when you transfer a prescription to Safeway. Unfortunately this coupon is not in the weekly circular.