New Walmart+ Perk Can Save You Up to 85% on Drugs

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If you rely on prescription medications to stay healthy, Walmart is offering a new perk that could cut your costs.

Join Walmart+ with a paid membership, and you will get a selection of free medications, plus thousands of other prescription drugs at a discount of up to 85%.

The prescription savings program — Walmart+ Rx for less — can save you money on “the most commonly prescribed medications across a variety of health needs, including heart health, mental health, antibiotics, allergies and diabetes management,” Walmart says.

The new program is not the first Walmart effort to cut prescription drug costs. Since 2006, Walmart has offered a $4 generics program that charges $4 for a 30-day supply of many generic drugs, or $10 for a 90-day supply. (This program remains available to all Walmart shoppers, even those who are not Walmart+ members.)

Walmart+ Rx for less is the latest perk added to Walmart+. In December, the program rolled out free next-day and two-day shipping for members with no minimum purchase requirement.

In a press release, Janey Whiteside, executive vice president and chief customer officer for Walmart U.S., says the newest perks are part of an effort to make Walmart+ the “ultimate life hack” for customers:

“We know we can use our size and scale to help simplify things for our customers in a way only we can.”

For more on recent changes at Walmart, check out “Walmart Expands Store Hours, Announces Other Changes.”

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