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Seeing how MSN just recycled this article and deleted all the post I will say the same thing.
I would rather pay a little extra to support my local family owned drugstore, then support some big corporate chain like Wal-Mart or Target. It is easy for me to find everything, the staff knows me by first name and I am always treated with respect, not like a number. That alone to me is worth the extra money.
Then please Tell what I can buy from these drug stores .... Give me a break...MSNBC what is your agenda?
So I should drive 35 minuites to my nearest Wallmart/dollarstore/costco and give my $$ to the big boys instead of shopping at my family owned family drug store which is 5 min from home?
Oh I forgot I can buy my gas at one of the big box stores too. This is the kind of thing that is killing America & the middle class.
Guess I should stop hitting up my local farmer for eggs and produce too. Thanks MSN, you are not in bed with wallmart at all.
So you just recycle the articles and delete all the comments? Are your writers having a block?
I guess I'll just say the same thing again, too.
Time is important. Once you have spent time, you can't get it back. You also don't get "more" time with your next paycheck. Bottom line can't be the only consideration. If you are driving yourself to other stores to "save money" and aren't taking into account the costs of the transportation and the lost time then you really aren't saving anything at all.
Prescription drugs. I tried using three different insurance plans mail order service. Here is my experience. It takes a couple months just to set up the service. What's so hard. It's an RX by a physician and your address. After setup expect late delivery. In some cases depending on the medication, they need a signature. They don't tell you that when you set it up. No signature and it goes back, no meds. You do get your meds. First thing you want to do. Open each RX and count the pills. Chances are you will be short. You will also find partials and broken pills.
These are billed to save you money, usually a months worth. They are not usually sent by the insurance company but by a contracted company who you can't get ahold of. Need extra's or have a prescription change good luck. If you take one or two prescriptions that are not of vast importance no big deal. If you are taking heart, blood pressure, anxiety drugs. forget it. This section is just bad information.
You wanna know what these stores are great for? SALES. Check their ads. I can get a gallon of name brand milk at CVS or Walgreens when they are on sale for $2.99. WalMart, HEB, and Albertsons are all almost $5/ gallon. They also have great sales on toiletries, makeup and cleaning products. Between their coupons, manufacturer coupons, BOGO, and cash back for members you can get stuff for free. FREE! And not generic stuff either. Check Krazy Coupon Lady website if you don't believe me.
The diabetes testing and heart monitors have usually have huge coupons AND a rebate, so half the time they are free as well. And really, do you WANT a pregnancy test from the dollar store??? There has to be a reason it's $1.
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