Is the Walgreens Prescription Saving Club worth it?

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What Is the Walgreens Prescription Savings

The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club offers discounts on 8,000 brand-name and generic drugs along with other healthcare products and services. An individual can sign up for $20 a year and a family for $35 a year.

The program is not health insurance, but it can save you money on prescriptions. Just remember you will still need a doctor’s prescription for Walgreens to fill your medications.

What is included in the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club membership?

Membership comes with many perks. Here’s what’s included and how you can save:

  • Discounts on over 8,000 prescriptions
  • 5% to 20% savings on most immunizations
  • 10% savings at Walgreens Healthcare Clinic*
  • Savings on preventive and lifestyle medications your insurance may not cover
  • Additional prescription discounts on all compound medications, nebulizers, and diabetic supplies with a prescription
  • Discounts on pet prescriptions
  • Added bonus: 10% savings on Walgreens brand items, Nice! Products, and in-store photo services

*You must present your membership card and identification when you visit the clinic to get the 10% savings.

How does the pricing work?

While the program does include savings on brand-name medications, the deepest discounts are on generics. The pricing of generic medications included in the Prescription Savings Club is organized by tier. The price is determined based on whether it’s a 30- or 90-day supply and what tier it’s in.

Though some exceptions may apply, the general pricing structure is:

30-day supply 90-day supply
Tier 1 $5 $10
Tier 2 $10 $20
Tier 3 $15 $30

What restrictions does the Walgreens Prescriptions Savings Club have?

The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club does come with certain restrictions. Make sure you read the fine print closely before changing your prescription to a less-expensive drug on the Walgreens list. For example, Walgreens reserves the right to remove a drug from the program at any time. Here’s a look at other restrictions:

  • Enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare disqualifies you from the Walgreens program: You’re not eligible for the savings club if you have Medicare, Medicaid, or Tricare health benefits.
  • Prices for drugs and supplies may change: Walgreens may add or remove drugs, move drugs from one tier to another, and modify tier pricing. Walgreens can also change or take away discounts on nebulizers, glucose meters, and immunizations.
  • Membership is locked in after 30 days: You can cancel your membership within 30 days of enrollment for a full refund of your membership fee. After 30 days, you’ll be a Savings Club member for one year. However, your membership will not automatically renew. You must pay the membership fee to renew for the following year.
  • Dependents must be under 23: A family membership covers an individual, their spouse, dependents under the age of 23, and pets. You can add family members free of charge. You can also upgrade your membership from individual to family for $15.
  • Certain states are not included: As of January 1, 2020, Prescription Savings Club memberships will no longer be sold or accepted in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Mississippi.
  • Insurance might be cheaper: Compare your health plan’s price against the Walgreens price. Your drug might actually cost less with your insurance.

What medications are included in the Walgreens Prescription Savings Club?

The full and up-to-date list of medications included in the program can be found here.

What if my medication isn’t on the list?

You can still save money on your prescriptions if your medication is not on the list. Explore these options:

  • Look for a GoodRx coupon: A GoodRx coupon can save you an average of 62% off the retail price of prescription drugs. It might even beat your insurance copay.
  • Shop around: Pharmacies often change their drug prices. Plus, prices can vary greatly from one pharmacy to the next. Try using GoodRx’s comparison tool by entering your drug’s name and your zip code for prices near you.
  • Score a manufacturer discount: Drug manufacturers want consumers to use their drugs. That’s why many offer assistance programs to help patients save on prescriptions or get them for free. Search for your drug on to find copay cardsassistance programs, and other ways to lower your cost.
  • Speak with your healthcare provider: If paying for your prescriptions creates a financial struggle, schedule a chat with your doctor or pharmacist. You may be able to find a suitable solution by working together with your healthcare team.