Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Last call for Rx coupons at Giant Eagle today (3/25)?

After looking through the online sales flyers at most Giant Eagles in central Ohio, it looks like those coming out on Thursday (March 26) will *NOT* have Rx coupons. So, if you need some in the next few weeks, be sure to stop by TODAY (March 25) at locations such as Steltzer that did have them in this week's sales flyer.

Expiration is April 15, 2009 in the sales flyer that will disappear tonight.

Click on "View Weekly Specials" in this list and then go to page 9 (of 12). If your location only has an 8-page sales flyer, then sorry that location doesn't have one. Or at least that's been the case in the past. Perhaps they've changed what they post online so people can't as easily find which locations DO and DO NOT have these each week.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Giant Eagle up to $30 for new/transferred Rx (Expires 4/15/09)

In sales flyers of SOME locations of Giant Eagle in central Ohio this week (3/19-3/25), there is an Rx coupon worth up to $30 in free/discounted gas (or $1 in FuelPerks for each prescription you bring them ... as long as you have a separate coupon for each). CVS (some locations) also accepts these coupons and with their new policy will let you use the coupon to get refills as well (so you won't transfer them away from CVS after you take business to them). However, most CVS stores will give you just $20 credit for the Giant Eagle coupon. But this is as a gift card you can use in multiple transactions.

For Details, see earlier posting about use of Giant Eagle coupons and how to find out online which locations have them this week (or will have them ... perhaps ... next week).

Kmart $10 gift card with new/transferred prescription (Expires 4/11/09)

In sales flyers at Kmart this week (through today -- 3/21/09), there's a coupon as part of a short sheet wrapped around center pages. Says one certificate per customer -- however your Kmart (or other) pharmacist might interpret this. Also, in the fine print: Retail/insurance reimbursed value of the prescription must exceed the value of the gift card offer to qualify for the full value of the offer.

Friday, March 13, 2009

No need to transfer with CVS: They'll accept competitor coupons to not leave them!

CVS (at least some of those in the Columbus, Ohio, area) have started the best deal I've ever seen when it comes to Rx Coupons.

When I asked Giant Eagle to transfer three of my prescriptions from CVS, I got a phone call later from CVS asking if it was to use a coupon. When I said, "Yes," they informed me that not only do they take competitor coupons when new/transferred prescriptions are brought to them but also:

That CVS will now accept any local competitor's coupon for any of the three situations:
-- NEW prescription (if that's what coupon mentions)
-- TRANSFERRING a prescription to CVS (if it's not already at CVS)
-- NOT TRANSFERRING !!!!!!! (to keep you from transferring to a competitor to redeem that coupon).

Wow!!! I couldn't believe it when they called me and said they would honor the competitor's coupon to NOT TRANSFER my business away for one month (at which time I would have transferred it back ... even if I didn't have a coupon ... just because I liked them best lately in the area of town where I now live).

Now, I'll have to update my rankings of the "Best and Worst Pharmacies to take Rx Coupons (theirs and competitors)" as well as the Rx Coupon Matrix.

It will be interesting to see if any of their competitors adjust their policies to be more competitive or as competitive.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Giant Eagle Rx coupons THIS WEEK & NEXT (up to $30; new/transferred)

Giant Eagle has in the sales flyers of a few central Ohio stores that wonderful Rx coupon we all love so much: Their usual $1 in GasPerks for each new/transferred prescription you bring them (as long as you have a coupon for each). That's up to $30 in free/discounted gas.

* "Check to see if the Giant Eagle near you (or one not too far a drive) has the coupon this week ... or in next week's that comes out on Thursday. The new one is an 8-page flyer in some locations and the coupon appears on page 9 -- what will be the wrap-around piece to become the bottom of the front page.

* "Map of Giant Eagle locations that had Rx coupons in February. At least the Steltzer Road location has them this week and in their upcoming sales flyer for March 12 to 18. The East Whittier location no longer had them this week. Haven't checked on upcoming week. Enjoy the hunt online. And then thank Giant Eagle by doing a lot of shopping for groceries and other household items while you're there.

If you already have your prescriptions at Giant Eagle, you could still make some money off these coupons. Some of their competitors take them too -- for $20 to $30 in gift cards or RxRewards.

For example:

Ask the pharmacist at Kroger for details ... and some of the other pharmacies listed at:

* "Which pharmacies accept which coupons?" [The Matrix]

* "Which pharmacies are best (and worst) about accepting Rx coupons (theirs & competitors)?"

Just make sure you transfer them back later to Giant Eagle -- as a thank you for having more Rx coupons than any other store in town ... and for some more FuelPerks when you transfer them back with a coupon from their competitor! ;-)

And for tips on maximizing your potential savings on your prescription co-pays (especially those who hold off on buying essential drugs because they can't afford them under their new, tighter budgets), check out:

* "How to play Rx Ping-Pong to maximize your Rx co-pay savings (with cautions)

Take care
& be healthy,

Target coupon for $10 gift card (for each new/transferred Rx)

Target has an ad in this week's sales flyer (distributed with Sunday newspapers and available at the customer service counter -- at most, you have to ask for one ... and will only get ONE at a time usually).

Their pharmacies are usually glad to take as many prescriptions and transfers as you bring them and will give you a $10 gift card for each one as long as you have a COUPON for each one. Get to know your neighbors and ask them to put those aside before recycling day (oops, that's tomorrow in my neighborhood ;-).

To maximize your savings and have the most pleasant experience possible, see:

* "Which pharmacies accept which coupons?" [The Matrix]

* "Which pharmacies are best about accepting Rx coupons (theirs & competitors)?"

* "How to play Rx Ping-Pong to maximize your Rx co-pay savings (with cautions)

NOTE: Target no longer accepts competitor coupons.