This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
We just battled pink eye in our house. Of course, it didn’t show it’s ugly head until Sunday night. The day before she was supposed to go back to school. Yay for missing the first two days of school.
Better still, it was a new year. And, what does that mean? Our insurance deductible starts all over again. Double yay.
We went to the eye doctor, and he asked about our insurance. I told him we get a negotiated rate our on prescriptions, but it depends on what it is (meaning it’s not a flat 20% off, or 10% off). He said, I don’t want to give you the cheapy one because it hasn’t been working very well lately (triple yay for drug resistant bacteria), but he didn’t want us to spend a fortune. So, he gave us a two day sample of the “expensive one” and then directions and a prescription for a “cheaper” one for the next five days.
So, we used the cheap one, and then I went to get the “cheap” one filled. We are one of the lucky people that had to change from Walgreens to another pharmacy. Unfortunately, place number one didn’t have it in stock. Place number two did. And, guess how much that “cheap” bottle of eye drops cost me? $76! Ummm, yeah, not cheap. The pharmacist actually asked me if I wanted to get it (um, no, let’s let my kids’ eyes stay infected…of course we are going to get it).
And, that got me thinking. I wonder how much it would cost with the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. Even though they don’t take our insurance, maybe spending another $10 a year for a family membership (which covers everyone in your immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and pets). My only concern is that the money I would spend wouldn’t go towards my deductible. Such a dilemma.
Their plan also includes savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications, discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies and bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services. So there are definitely some perks.