As Amazon Prime Day approaches, the retailer is offering another good reason to join Prime.
Recently, Amazon Pharmacy made Prime members eligible for a six-month supply of widely prescribed drugs at discount prices — in some cases, as low as $6.
You do not have to be a Prime member to use Amazon Pharmacy, but only Prime members can qualify for extra savings on six-month supplies of certain medications.
The actual supply of medicines and degree of savings available to Prime members vary widely depending on the prescription they need.
According to a report at Ars Technica:
“Not all drugs are available in six-month supplies, and some that are cost significantly more than $6 per month. But some, including the diabetes medication metformin, are available for $1 per month.”
Prime members also get other prescription drug benefits through Amazon Pharmacy, such as:
- Free two-day delivery of medications
- Savings of up to 80% on generics and up to 40% on brand-name prescriptions for those who pay without using their health insurance
The enhanced savings on six-month supplies of medications follows Amazon’s May announcement that Prime members now can search for their medications and compare costs at Amazon Pharmacy and with costs at other retail pharmacies that accept the Prime savings card.
More than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide participate, Amazon says. Learn more in “New Amazon Prime Features Help You Save on Drugs.”
Amazon is not the only retail giant cutting prescription drug prices. As we recently reported, Walmart is using its new prescription savings program — Walmart+ Rx for less — to offer medications at up to 85% off.
To be eligible for the savings, you must be a paying member of Walmart+, the retailer’s equivalent of the Amazon Prime membership program.
For more on cutting the cost of your medications, check out:
- “4 Pharmacy Chains That Offer Free Prescription Drugs“
- “5 Websites You Should Check Before Buying Prescriptions“
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