Did you know that one of the easiest ways to make money is by transferring your prescriptions from one pharmacy to another? Many Pharmacies, including Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid actually pay you in the form of a store gift card to transfer a prescription to them. Since there are so many pharmacies on every corner wanting to obtain your business, they will offer this as an incentive to get your business.
If you are like me and have several different pharmacies close by to choose from, then transferring your prescriptions will be a breeze. Be on the look out for these offers each month prior to getting your prescription refilled, you can possibly get your medications for free and actually earn a profit for getting your needed medications filled!
Here’s how to make it work:
I am going to use a current offer and one of my prescriptions as an exemple.
1. I have more than one prescription currently being filled at a Walmart pharmacy. Currently, I have one prescription that is up for renewal and I will be transferring it to Walgreens.
2. Walgreens is currently offering a $25 store gift card for a transferred prescription. According to their guidelines, you can use one offer per transaction. Therefore if you have more than one prescription to transfer, then transfer them individually and have the cashier ring them up as separate transactions so you can get a $25 store gift card for each prescription.
3. Follow the instructions on the Walgreens’ Website for transferring a prescription online. Print the coupon for the gift card and present the coupon to the cashier when you pick up your prescription. Remember, if you have more than one prescription, enter you information separately, print off a coupon for each prescription and inform the cashier that you have a coupon for each prescription and will need them to ring up each prescription individually.
You will get the following message after you have entered all of your prescription information and personal information:
Be sure to click on “Save & Print Coupon” for your $25 gift card! Print the coupon out and take it with you when you pick up your medication.
4. For me, my current prescription is a generic costing me only $10. So, I will login in to my Walgreens’ Account, enter my prescription information and then print off a coupon for the store gift card.
5. I will pick up my prescription from Walgreens’ when I am notified that it is ready for pickup. I will have the cashier ring in the amount and give them my coupon for the $25 store gift card. I will pay $10 for my prescription and will be given a $25 store gift card in return.
So, in reality I got my prescription FREE and earned a profit of $15 on this transaction! With the high cost of prescriptions these days, this is an easy way to make your prescriptions work for you and help you save money!
Remember, if you have more than one prescription, have them rung up separately and you will receive a $25 gift card for each. If your prescriptions are generic and cost you less than $25 each, then you will get your prescription for FREE and make money on each transaction.
6. Next month, I’ll be on the lookout for a prescription transfer deal at CVS or Rite Aid and will transfer my prescriptions to that particular pharmacy and then will keep repeating the process each month.
7. Be sure to check out the transferring policies of each pharmacy. Most pharmacies in my area require 3 months before I can transfer a prescription to them again for a reward. But, by the time I repeat this process at each pharmacy, enough time has passed by that I can transfer back to Walgreens. :)
Also, the way in which you transfer your prescription may be different for each pharmacy, so just check out their website for the information. Or, sometimes the information and coupon are inserted in the Sunday newspaper ad for their store.
**So shoppers, do you take advantage of the in store promotions on transferring prescriptions? Do you transfer them monthly?**