Sunday, February 14, 2010

Target $10 gift card for each NEW or TRANSFERRED prescription

Target is great about taking their own coupons with no hassle and no limitation. As long as you have a separate coupon for each prescription you bring them (new or transferred), they'll gladly give you a $10 gift card.

Coupon is in their sales flyer this week that was in Sunday papers today and available at their customer service desk through Saturday.

EXPIRES: 3-1-2010

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU USE THESE? CVS, Kmart, Giant Eagle (one competitor coupon per 6 months); Kroger (1 per day until they tell you have used up your lifetime quota).

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Kmart: Up to $100 gift card; $25 on each of up to 4 Rx transfers; expires 4/10

In addition to the ad included in their sales flyer two weekends ago, Kmart has new Pharmacy brochures at their stores that feature FOUR (4) coupons -- each that will give you up to a $25 gift card for transfer of a prescription to Kmart.

These are available at some of the checkout counters at Kmart on Bethel Road in Columbus. You might also ask for one at Pharmacy counter.

EXPIRES: 4/10/2010

LIMITATIONS: Four per day/week depending on pharmacist. Some are less/more picky about how many you can use per day/week.

Also, fine print on back stipulates that amount added to gift card will not be more than total price paid for prescription (co-pay, if any, PLUS the amount billed to insurance). Therefore, if you pay $5 and the insurance pays $15, you get $20 gift card. But if you pay $10 and the insurance pays $15 or more, you get the full $25 gift card. Your co-pay can be ZERO and you can still get the full $25 gift card as long as the insurance company is paying $25 or more for your prescription.

WHERE ELSE CAN YOU USE? CVS, Giant Eagle, and Kroger. CVS is the best place to go. They have no limitations at this time on accepting competitor coupons (at least in Central Ohio) and even accept them on refills (not just new/transferred prescriptions). Giant Eagle has ONE PER 6 MONTHS limitation on competitor coupons right now; Kroger for the past few years has been accepting just ONE per day ... and, more sadly, banning customers from using any Rx coupons for life after they think they've used too many. Ask for a copy of their competitor coupon policy (as they promised Better Business Bureau they would provide upon demand after consumer complaint).

Kroger $20 Rx coupon for transfer; in BAG; expires 3/27 (use at CVS, Kmart, Giant Eagle)

In the bag that arrived on my front door step today, there's a special Kroger ad that says "Kroger Pharmacy: Your Center for Health Living" on front of the 4-page ad. On the back page is a coupon that says: "Get $20 in free groceries when you transfer your prescription to Kroger!" You need to take that coupon along with your KrogerPlus card and a prescription to transfer from a non-Kroger pharmacy to redeem.

EXPIRES: 3/27/10

LIMITATIONS: Limit (1) one per household.
Kroger also limits the number of Rx coupons that can be used at their pharmacy on a "lifetime" level in the Great Lakes region that includes Columbus, Cleveland, and Detroit. At some point, they can tell you they will no longer accept any Rx coupons from you -- those from competitors or even those they issue. This happened to a friend of mine.

But you can take these to CVS, Kmart, or Giant Eagle. They accept competitor coupons. Keep in mind that Giant Eagle currently has a one per 6 month limit on competitor coupons.

My recommendation: Get the coupon and take it to CVS. In Central Ohio, CVS will even let you use competitor coupons on refills. So you won't have to keep transferring your prescription to use coupons like this.

FINDING THIS COUPON: There are lots of "bags" out there. This one was delivered today (2/13) in the Upper Arlington area of Columbus. Sometimes these special Kroger pharmacy ads with coupons are not included in the bags in ALL zipcodes/circulation areas of town when they come out. This particular bag has "TheBagLady" at top above and logo. One side has big ad for Save a Lot (and coupon for free gallon of milk). The other side has big ad for Bargain Outlet.