BENTONVILLE, Ark, (April 2, 2015) – Sam’s Club today announced the launch of an expanded prescription savings program that enables Plus™ and Business Plus members to save even more money through new benefits. New savings on generic prescriptions, some of which are available free of charge or at a discounted cost of $4 or $10 at specified quantities, are now available in all Sam’s Club locations with pharmacies1. This new benefit is part of Sam’s Club Extra Value Drug List(EVDL), through which Sam’s Club Plus and Business Plus members also receive 10-30 percent savings on select brand name medications.
As a result of the expanded prescription savings program for Sam’s Club Plus members, five generic prescriptions at specified quantities are available for free in 35 states. These medications are indicated for treatment of Alzheimer’s, diabetes and men’s/women’s health disease states, and include Donepezil, Vitamin D 50,000IU, Pioglitazone, Finasteride and Escitalopram. In addition, more than 200 generic prescriptions in specified quantities are available for $4 and over 400 generic prescriptions are available for $10 every day in all club locations with a pharmacy. This pricing is available to all eligible Plus members who opt to use the Plus discount only.
“Sam’s Club is always looking for ways to help improve the health of our communities and provide exceptional value to our members,”said Jill Turner-Mitchael, senior vice president, Sam’s Club Health and Wellness. “That’s why we created an extensive list of prescriptions to offer at substantial savings to our Plus and Business Plus members, especially those who are under or uninsured. It’s part of our ongoing commitment to making health care more accessible and affordable.”
Members with an active Plus membership can use the prescription discount benefit by presenting their Plus membership card along with a valid prescription at participating Sam’s Club pharmacies. Many other health and wellness benefits are available to Plus members, including up to 40 percent savings on certain generic prescriptions and up to eight percent on name brand prescriptions that are not part of the EVDL program when paying without insurance, $50 off frames with the purchase of a year’s supply of contact lenses, and eight percent off pet medications. For more information, please visit SamsClub.com/freerx.
Sam’s Club Pharmacies provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations for children and adults. Licensed pharmacists can administer walk-in flu shots and nine other important immunizations recommended to help protect against serious diseases like pneumonia, shingles and whooping cough2.
According to a J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Pharmacy Study3, Sam’s Club Pharmacy was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Mass Merchandiser Pharmacies.” Additional information about Sam’s Club health and wellness offerings can be found at SamsClub.comand in the Sam’s Club exclusive bi-monthly wellness magazine, Healthy Living Made Simple, which reaches approximately four million members.
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1Free medications are not available in the following states: CA, GA, HI, MA, MD, ME, MN, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, VT, and WI.
2Some immunizations may not be available in all locations, due to state law restrictions on pharmacist administered immunizations. Age restrictions may apply
3Sam’s Club received the highest numerical score among mass merchandiser pharmacies in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Pharmacy StudySM. Study based on 13,951 total responses, and measures eight mass merchandiser pharmacies. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June-July 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
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