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Prescription Transfer Coupons

on 4.15.2010 at 11:26am

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Walgreens and Rite Aid both have coupons out to get $25 gift cards when you transfer any prescription.  They do have fine print and exclude prescriptions paid for by Government Healthcare Plans.

$25 gift card at Walgreens (exp 4/26) expired in 2009… I need better glasses.

$25 gift card at Rite Aid (exp 4/24)

Other Pharmacies might accept these as competitor coupons, never hurts to ask!

    • EllisGrace

      Just called CVS on Forest Drive- they will honor prescription coupons from competitors! Awesome… can't wait to see the ECB deals for next week!

      • madpaulmom

        My CVS once honored a competitors transfer coupon for me to keep the RX with CVS. I told CVS I was transferring because I had a coupon at another chain, and they refilled the rx for me AND gave me a $25 gc :)

        • I tried that with my CVS and they weren't hearing any of it, so off I went to RiteAid!

        • Amanda

          Yea, I had a $25 wags prescription transfer card and used it at CVS no problem here in Orlando, FL

        • fallenfaery

          My Pharmacies had a BIG banner that said “Why transfer? We accept competitors Coupons.” When I asked about it, they told me they only took competitors Q's on New or Transferred Q's. I even called Corporate to see because I couldn't believe they had these banners that were obviously were saying stay with us and we'll take the Q anyway. Sadly they wouldn't take it.

    • :( the walgreens expired in 09

    • savvy shopper

      This is a good deal only with certain meds, as both Rite Aid and Walgreens are generally more expensive than Walmart, even with the transfer coupons. For example, I called various places to check the price on one prescription, with the following result: for a 30-day supply: Walmart came out the winner at $16.99 – Rite Aid was $64.95, Target was $52.95, and Walgreens $51.95. As always, it is important to comparison shop!

      • happymom

        Our Rx plan has $4 generics, so a transfer coupon actually makes me $16! Thanks, Jenny!

    • lyssibee

      Most Walgreens have the checks behind the counter at the pharmacy – At the time I am ordering a prescription to be transferred, I just ask. Doesn't hurt to ask! :)

      • Tina, YorkSC

        We got $35 Walgreen's checks in the mail to transfer back to them.

    • lynn

      i know my publix in alabama accepts the WD transfer coupon for a $25 gift card, (just found out yesterday) have not been by there to ask about accepting rite aid. on a side note, i am going to a couponing 101 tomorrow and i am SO EXCITED.

      • mechling9

        I think you're right! When I asked my Publix if they accepted drug store coupons as competitor coupon, they said that the pharmacy does. Yeah! I don't really need a $25 RiteAid card.

    • pharmgirl

      As a pharmacy student and having worked in a retail pharmacy for 5 years and a hospital pharmacy for 1 year, I would just like to say PLEASE be very careful about transferring medications. I can't tell you how many patients I've known that have had serious interactions with their medications because they used different pharmacies. If you do use different pharmacies, you should keep a list of all of the medications you're taking, the dosages and how often you're taking them and show this list anytime you are getting a new prescription filled.

      Some one talked about CVS, Rite Aid and Target being more expensive than Walmart. They should check out their local warehouse pharmacy like Sam's or Costco. They are normally cheaper by a mile! They usually beat out $4 lists, especially when getting 90 days or even longer. On a medication that my parent's use for their dog it is $5.69 for 1 month or $9.99 for a year! And you don't have to have a membership to get it. You just tell the person at the door that you're going to the pharmacy.

      • kimbo0825

        I was sorely disappointed last month when I allowed Rite Aid to tranfer my test strips and lancets prescriptions. They were more expensive than my Kroger pharmacy. I will NOT be filling at RITE-AID ever again. What a waste!

        I almost transfered my Metformin to Publix this month, because I heard they will fill it for free. So, I asked the Kroger pharmacist if they can “match” the Publix price. They matched the Publix price. It is also well worth the effort to ask if your current pharmacy will match a price or coupon offer!

      • kelly1369

        I learned this lesson the hard way – I went to rite aid and they were busy and apparently didn't enter in all of my prescriptions. Becauase of it, they missed the fact that the two meds I was going to be taking would cause seratonin syndrome. That was VERY scary and I never want that to happen ever again!

    • Nicole

      I need a coupon for a new prescription…anyone know how I can get one? I have 3 prescriptions I need to get filled and would love to get at least one gift card :)

      • Jessica

        Keep an eye out for Target ones… I've clipped a few coupons from Target ads the past month for a $10 g/c with a New OR Transferred Script…

      • CBuff

        Target is the only prescription coupon that I know of that works for new prescriptions. They are $10 and are usually found buried somewhere in the middle of the Target add. There is a current one out there that expires 4/19. I can't remember exactly what Sunday paper it was in but it's probably pretty recent as they usually expire within one month. Target coupons have less fine print restrictions so you can use more than one at a time (3 prescriptions, 3 coupons).

        • fallenfaery

          Kmart does also.

    • Ashley J

      Ok guys there is a Fred's Pharmacy that just opened this month in Colbert, Georgia and they are giving away a $50.00 gift card with any new or transfered prescription as long as it is not with any government assisted insurance. They also have a $4.00 prescription plan. I was also told they would match a 30 mile radius with a receipt. Yeah!

      • Maloneathens

        Our KMart, CVS, and Publix take competitor's coupons for transferring prescriptions. My Kmart will only accept a coupon from a local (within 15 miles) store, but CVS and Publix take RiteAid which we don't have in town. My medicine today at Publix was $7.14 and I can get it at Wal-Mart for $4, but a $25 card was worth it!

        • Ashley J

          Athens, Georgia? You are pretty close to the Fred's in Colbert. It is about 20 minutes from Athens I guess.

          • Maloneathens

            Nope… Athens, AL (north Alabama) close to TN state line. Wish I was closer…. $50 gift card sounds great!

      • Bev

        Do you know if Fred's in Colbert is still offering that deal? We live in the Dacula area and I am wondering if it is worth the drive. Also, do you know if their prices on prescriptions are high like I am seeing with Rite Aid…or are they more reasonable like Walmart?

    • kelly1369

      Jenny, don't feel bad – I found out I have been using that expired coupon now for about a month.. the one that expired in 2009. I had no idea. When you posted this, I ran to check my coupon and sure enough…. ooops!

    • lisa

      I need a new prescription filled for $25 gift card. Any ideas?

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    • Bev

      Do you know if Fred's in Colbert is still offering that deal? We live in the Dacula area and I am wondering if it is worth the drive. Also, do you know if their prices on prescriptions are high like I am seeing with Rite Aid…or are they more reasonable like Walmart?