I haven’t always been blessed with insurance. When I turned 18 and went to college, my father’s insurance would not cover me any longer so I had to go to the health dept. Luckily I only made $600 a month (work study) so I qualified for sliding scale payments. Now I have insurance through my work but I still have to pay quite a bit for prescriptions. In fact, I pay more for my prescriptions now through insurance than I did when I didn’t have any and paid out of pocket at the health dept. Being a frugal person, it kills me the amount I pay each month for prescriptions. I have several monthly ones and few I pay every 3 months for and it really adds up. Add that to having a kid with ADHD and having his monthly prescriptions, I am almost crying every month. Then I found out about Walgreens Prescription Savings Club so I decided to do some research online. I wanted to be a part of the #rxsavingsclub!
Walgreens is a favorite store of mine to begin with. I am always doing the weekly deals there as well as the Register Reward items. I have pretty much gotten all of Little M’s school supplies from there for less than $10. I had never really looked at the prescription Savings Plan before because I assumed it was only for people that didn’t have insurance. That isn’t the case at all. I am amazed at how cheap it is for a whole year! You can choose the individual membership for $20 or the family membership for $35. I started browsing through what they can help you with and found some awesome information.
That nasal spray? My insurance charges $20 a month for it. I had to buy it every month for almost a year after I had my tonsils removed and adenoids scrapped and they still couldn’t figure out why I was getting so many throat infections and headaches. So they called it an allergy and put me on that spray, a monthly allergy med, and sent me on my way.
$5 for a 30 day supply? Ok, sign me up. I looked and two of the medicines I take monthly are on the tier 1 list. Here comes savings for me!!! Its really easy to sign up online as well. I went through the motions to see what all I had to do. I was feeling pretty lazy this last weekend so I was all for not getting out. After you register with Walgreens, you can go to go to the Prescription Savings link and then choose which option you want. You can check out easily and they will mail you your permanent card.
I really wanted to check out the deals though so I sat down to make a list of the things I would need at Walgreens and got my coupons out. I was really on planning on getting a few school supply things but its hard to tell when you go to Walgreens what you may end up buying.
My very patient little man and I went in to the store and immediately hit all the clearance aisles and end caps. I did end up getting some more school supplies because even if I have too many, I am sure I will need them next year. Or I can donate some more things to the School Drive that Walgreens is having. I went back to the pharmacy to check out all the information on the Prescription Savings Plan. I found this awesome pamphlet that explained everything.
I signed up for it and the pharmacy tech explained everything in detail to me. She explained the difference in the individual and family plans and what other benefits I could receive my new membership. While researching online I guess I didn’t really notice that I could get a 10 percent bonus on all Walgreens brand items. I looked back and I even took a picture of it so thats how crazy I am. I buy a lot of Walgreens brand items so I am excited for my permanent card to come in the mail!
You can check out my entire shopping trip on Google +.
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