11 Cheap Generic Drug Programs That Will Save You Money

11 Cheap Generic Drug Programs That Will Save You Money

Here at the Consumerist we’d like you to save money. That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of those $4 generic drug programs that you’ve been hearing about. We hope this list will make it easier for you to locate the store that has the best deal on all your medications. If your local grocery store is doing a similar program and we missed it, please add a link to the comments. If you need help researching the medicines, we recommend Consumer Reports’ excellent site Best Buy Drugs. Enjoy!

Walmart's "$4 Prescription Plan" Adds OTC Drugs, 90-day Supplies For $10

Walmart's "$4 Prescription Plan" Adds OTC Drugs, 90-day Supplies For $10

Walmart’s $4 prescription plan is getting even cheaper, says Reuters. The big blue box will add 1,000 over-the-counter items for $4 or less and make some drugs available in a 90-day supply for only $10 — thus kicking K-mart’s 90-day supply program squarely in the teeth.

When Shoplifting $300 Worth Of Hunting Knives, Try Not To Impale Yourself On Them

When Shoplifting $300 Worth Of Hunting Knives, Try Not To Impale Yourself On Them

A Michigan man was caught shoplifting $300 worth of hunting knives from Meijer after he scuffled with security guards and fell forward, impaling himself. He’d hidden the knives in the waistband of his pants.

Lemon Pricing At Meijer Is Very Straightforward

Lemon Pricing At Meijer Is Very Straightforward

I saw this in a Meijer store in Grand Rapids, MI this summmer. Finally got it off of my cell phone and thought I’d send it your way. I’m still confused by it. I believe they were actually $2 per lemon when I rang one up.

So, apparently the sign really means: “Lemons $2.00 each.” That’s a pricey lemon, we hope you did not buy it.

Publix Stops Price-Matching Walmart's $4 Drug Plan

Publix Stops Price-Matching Walmart's $4 Drug Plan

Bad news for people who were enjoying Publix’s policy of price-matching Walmart’s $4 generic drug plan—they’ve discontinued it, opting instead of offer free antibiotics.

Publix Offers 7 Types Of Antibiotics For Free

Publix Offers 7 Types Of Antibiotics For Free

Fourteen-day supplies of the seven drugs, among the most commonly prescribed, will be available at all 684 of the chain’s pharmacies in five states. Publix said it is not limiting the number of prescriptions that customers may fill for free.

Meijer Accidentally Marks Everything 50% Off, Doesn't Want The Money Back

Meijer Accidentally Marks Everything 50% Off, Doesn't Want The Money Back

Midwest grocery giant Meijer experienced a computer glitch that marked nearly everything in their 179 stores (including their gas stations) 50% off for about 60 minutes. From the Palladium-Item:

“It happened at the end of the night,” [Meijer Manager Sandi Wagenknecht] said. “So we weren’t very busy. We caught it early and just rang things up differently to accommodate it.”

Deadly Recalled Toy Still Available At Walmart, Target, Kohl's And More

Deadly Recalled Toy Still Available At Walmart, Target, Kohl's And More

Magnetic toys that killed one boy and injured more than 2 dozen others are still available for sale in many Illinois stores according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The attorney general’s office found the recalled toys at several stores all over the state, and a Chicago Tribune reporter was able to purchase the toys Wal-Mart, Target and Big Lots stores in the northwest suburbs.

Meijer: 2 Pair Men's Socks With Free Calculator

Meijer: 2 Pair Men's Socks With Free Calculator

We’re in Chicagoland (visiting our parents) where we spotted this interesting little bundle at Meijer. The package reads, “Men’s 2 Pair Lowcut Socks Free Calculator. $4.99″