(List Updated March 2013)
One way to save money on the purchase of the drugs you need is to find pharmacies that offer them for free or at a very low cost.
There are several reasons why drug pricing is reduced, beyond these sellers just wanting to lure you into their store! There are also rules you must follow to make the purchase. As long as you understand what those reasons and rules are, it will be safe to purchase or obtain your drugs from these sellers.
So those are your first steps:
1. Understand why these drugs are free or inexpensive so you realize what the real cost is (your information.)
2. Know the rules - what you need in order to take advantage of this great pricing.
Once you are prepared to make these purchases, you can use the list below of supermarkets and pharmacies that offer free or low cost antibiotics, diabetes drugs, pre-natal and childrens vitamins and hundreds of generic drugs:Note: This list will never be complete, nor completely current. If you find a store that offers free prescription drugs or low cost generics that is not listed below, will you send me a link? I'll add it to the list. Thanks.
- Giant Eagle Supermarkets (Pennsylvania, Ohio, Northern West Virginia and Western Maryland) provide many generic drugs at $4 or $10 a prescription, and some prenatal vitamins for free.
- Kroger (Midwestern States) has a long list of low cost generic drugs.
- Market Street Pharmacies and United, Market Street and Amigos United Supermarkets (Texas) offer free pre-natal vitamins and some free antibiotics, dozens of both prescription and over-the-counter medications at $4. .
- Meijer Stores (Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky) offers some antibiotics, pre-natal vitamins and some diabetes medicine for free. Learn more about these free medications. You may have to dig through the website to find them because they make it difficult to find.
- Price Chopper Supermarkets (Upstate New York and New England) offer free antibiotics and free diabetes medications.
- Publix Supermarkets (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina) offers generic antibiotics, a free ACE inhibitor (blood pressure medicine) and some free diabetes medications
- Reasor's Foods / Pharmacies (Oklahoma) offers free antibiotics, and free childrens' vitamins when they have been prescribed by a doctor.
- Schnuck's Pharmacies (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Mississippi, Iowa) offers a 21-day supply and prescribed refills for several types of antibiotics, and free prescription prenatal vitamins.
- Shoprite Markets offer free antibiotics and some free diabetes medications, plus 30 and 90 day generics for $3.99 and $9.99. Find more information about ShopRite's programs.
- Stop&Shop Supermarkets (New England, New Jersey and New York) no longer offers any free prescriptions, but does offer low cost generic drugs in some stores.
- Target (nationwide) offers hundreds of generic drugs at $4 per prescription.
- Walmart / Sam's offers $4 generic drugs, but not in all states. Get more information about Walmart drug discounts.
- Wegmans (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, and Maryland) offers some free antibiotics, and $10 and $4 co-pay generic drugs.