“Can you stop by Target on your way home and pick up Tristan’s prescription?” read the text message.
My automatic response was simply to confirm I’d retrieve our son’s medication as instructed, but further thought caused my forehead to scrunch in confusion. We’ve always gotten our prescription drugs at the Walmart pharmacy, since we’re there several times a week to do the bulk of our grocery shopping. After a brief text message exchange, my wife explained she thought it would be more convenient since Target was closer to my employer.
From that point on, we had all our prescriptions filled at Target. Though it wasn’t for any specific reason, something came in the mail this week that convinced me Target is the right pharmacy for us.
Why We Love Target’s Pharmacy
Apparently, my wife had enrolled us in Target’s prescription drug rewards program. For every five prescriptions filled, we earn a coupon for five percent off. With my son’s latest prescription, we received our first coupon.
Five percent may not seem like much, but think about the following situations:
Each of the above could end up totaling several hundred dollars, which means a five percent discount would be a significant savings. And if you have a Target credit card, you’d get an additional five percent discount to double your savings.
Going forward, we’ll be doing a price comparison between the Walmart and Target pharmacies to see which one is cheaper. If the prescription will be significantly cheaper at Walmart, we’ll have it sent there — otherwise it’s going to Target.
We don’t have prescriptions filled that often, but having a five percent off coupon once or twice a year would be a welcome addition to our money-saving toolbox.
Where do you fill your prescriptions?
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