Awhile back I posted how I started filling DH's prescriptions at Costco pharmacy because I saved SO much money there. And I do. $100 a month savings over what I had paid at Target or Walmart. But, I HATE going to Costco. Always have and still do. DH's 2 prescriptions are not filled at the same time, (I suppose there would be some way to fix that, but I never asked) so one is filled near the beginning of the month and one mid month. One of his prescriptions for pain medication is a narcotic, so eue to the laws, I have to have a new prescription every month and the doctor can't call it in. I have to drop off the prescription each month. Target used to be a 10 minute wait....Costo is a 40 minute wait. Well, I have no desire to walk around or sit on the bench for 40 minutes waiting, so I drop it off and go back the next day. Not the most convenient thing every month. Costo is about a 15-20 minute drive from my house, or about 10 minutes out of my route home from work. I can't do any of it on my way to work as they don't open until 10am. It's only like 6 miles from my house but bad traffic and stop lights every block - ugh. I've just been making it work, because of the savings, even though I hate going there 3 times a month (twice for the narcotic and once for his other pain med).
I don't know what made me think of it, but the other day I googled "price match Costco pharmacy" and in doing a little research I found out the the other major pharmacies (like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, etc) will price match everyone but Costco. Then I saw a link that Kroger will price match Costco. We have a store less than a mile from my house (that I do shop at quite often) that is part of the Kroger chain. I just called their pharmacy and YES, if asked, they will price match Costco pharmacy prices!! Even if it's a long wait to get filled, a 2 minute drive back home is no big deal, or it's close to all the other places I shop and bank and I can run errands and swing back in.
So, no more trips to the Big C, no more waiting. I had got a membership there a few months ago, but I've used it only once or twice so far, because every stinking time I got in there the lines to check out are ridiculous and I say forget it, it's not worth standing in line that long for the few things I'd like to buy. Kind of a waste of the money for the membership, but at least I bought the membership through MyPoints and got 550 points and about $20 in free things with it, that I did get and use.