4 Grocery Store Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs

4 Grocery Store Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs
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What’s the best way to save money on medications? Get them for free, of course.

It’s easier than you might think, at least for certain meds.

Some grocery store chains offer free prescription drug programs. Through these programs, you can get commonly used generic drugs — like antibiotics and maintenance medications for chronic conditions — for $0.

You generally need only a doctor’s prescription to qualify for and obtain these drugs for free.

Granted, the freebie may be a lure designed to get you to buy other things at the supermarket while picking up your free meds. Or, it might be an attempt to get you to transfer other not-free medications you take to the supermarket pharmacy. But there is no real catch here.

See for yourself: Below we’ve listed several grocery store chains with free prescription drug programs, along with the meds they offer for free.

Grocery stores offering free prescription drugs

1. Meijer

  • Certain antibiotics
  • Certain prenatal vitamins
  • Atorvastatin calcium
  • Metformin Immediate Release

Meijer has locations primarily in the Midwest.

2. Price Chopper

  • Several diabetes medications — as well as diabetes supplies and a glucose meter

Price Chopper has locations primarily in the Northeast.

3. Publix

  • Four antibiotics
  • Two diabetes medications
  • Two high-blood-pressure medications

Publix has locations primarily in the Southeast.

4. Reasor’s Foods

  • Certain antibiotics
  • Certain prenatal vitamins
  • Certain children’s vitamins

Reasor’s has locations in Oklahoma.

Other ways to get prescription drugs for free or for less

If you belong to a warehouse club, you may also be able to get free medications through it.

For example, if you have a Sam’s Plus membership at Sam’s Club, you are eligible for extra discounts on certain prescription drugs — including select medications you can get for free.

If you do not have health insurance, you may qualify for free or low-cost prescription medications through a patient assistance program. We detail these programs in “6 Websites That Will Slash Your Prescription Drug Costs.”

For more ways to lower your medication costs, check out “5 Ways I Slashed My Prescription Drug Costs.”

Do you know of other ways to get free prescriptions? Share them by commenting below or on our Facebook page.

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