My wife and I were talking about drugstores the other day. We tried to remember if they were always expensive places to shop. I thought that they used to be a little more reasonable on everyday prices. But, she wasn’t so sure. Regardless of who was right, there is one fact that’s clear. Shopping at the drugstore can be very expensive. But it doesn’t have to be a place to avoid. You can save money at the drugstore. Here are some tips.
Sign Up For Rewards Programs
Rewards programs will often give you money back after a certain level of spending. You can even get bonus rewards on certain items. Just keep an eye on their weekly flyers.
Figure Out How The Rewards Program Works Best
Many rewards programs are pretty easy to figure out. But there are some that take some time to learn. If you take some time to research the rewards program, you can gather tips and tricks. These can help you know how to really use them to your advantage.
Check Out The Flyers
Speaking of the flyers, make sure to look them over. While I’ve found that everyday prices on most items are higher than other stores, you can score some deals. Many times they’ll have B1G1 offers that can help you save.
Many times you can clip coupons to your reward account by going online or using an app. This can double up savings on top of sales.
Use Regular Coupons
Some stores don’t accept manufacturers coupons. Drugstores do. Take them along. In fact, you can often stack a coupon on top of a store coupon on top of a sale. These triple savings can yield you some items practically for free!
Use Rain Checks
Drugstores, like every other store, will often run out of items that are on sale. Sometimes I think they hol
d back on stocking sale items on purpose. But, fear not, as many drugstores will issue you a rain check for out of stock items.
Look For Pharmacy Deals
Drugstores really want you to use their pharmacy. If you do so to either fill a new prescription or transfer a prescription, this can mean big time rewards.
Readers, do you shop regularly at the drugstore? Do you ever find deals? What are your tips and tricks to keep money in your wallet at the drugstore?