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Success Story and Money Tip: Save Significantly on Pet Drugs at Walgreens

Georgia’s Legacy blog posted a recent success story on how she saved money on pet drugs by purchasing them at Walgreens.

If you are used to spending big bucks on your pet’s prescriptions each month, you may want to consider joining the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, where pets are family too!. Most of us are familar with plans like these for humans, but you may not know that the Walgreens Family Enrollment plan, which is only $35 per year, ALSO includes your four-legged family members!

Keri Goldman of Paws 4 a Cure, who originally let us know about this great program, reported that her dog’s medications would have been $187 without the plan, but after transferring the prescriptions to Walgreens, the same medications were only $41.14 with the Prescription Savings Club!

Note: This is a savings of $145.86

You can read further regarding this new money saving tip on Lifehacker as well: Purchase Pet Prescriptions at a Human Pharmacy to Avoid Huge Vet Markups

Lesson Learned:
What a fantastic money saving tip. I would have never thought to put my pet on a drug saving plan like this, and I used to work at an emergency vet :) Obviously this does not count towards all types of drugs such as Frontline and such (which you can usually find cheaper on amazon.com anyway than at your Veterinarian’s office), but any mainstream drugs I imagine would fall into this same category.

I would think other pharmacies such as Rite Aid, who provide prescription discount cards, would be a good place to purchase discounted drugs for your pets as well. Has anyone had any experience with this?

About Crystal Groves, Google+

Crystal Groves is a farmer, web developer, musician, blogger, and personal finance enthusiast from the back hills of Maryland and Pennsylvania. She started Money Drain as a project to encourage people interested in fixing their financial situation to share their stories and learn from the stories of others. We all make mistakes, but in order to change we have to make changes.

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