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Prescription Transfer Coupons + Where To Find FREE Antibiotics

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 13, 2010 · 38 comments

With cold and flu season upon us, many of you are probably needing to fill prescriptions, so I thought I'd round up a few ways you can save using prescription transfer coupons and/or free antibiotics programs.

Current Printable Prescription Transfer Coupons:

FREE Antibiotics Programs:

In addition, Kroger, Target, and Walmart all currently have $4 generic prescriptions programs

Do you know of any other stores offering prescription transfer coupons or free and cheap prescriptions to add to this list?

{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

1 chris January 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm

CVS often has offers for a free twenty five dollar gift card with a new or transferred prescription. My CVS takes expired ones of these but my friends CVS doesn't. Not sure if they take competetors?


2 Melissa Collier January 13, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Dominick's in store ad had a $30 gift card with Rx transfer coupon in it! I'm transferring on my next refill, valid through 1/26.


3 Rose of January 13, 2010 at 5:14 pm

My local Wegmans in NY also offer free antibiotics.

Just a note: I tried the free gift card for prescription transfers to Target and CVS and it's not allowed by law in NY and NJ. Just a heads up for those of you in those states.


4 pb January 13, 2010 at 5:16 pm

meijer also has select FREE prenatal vitamins !!!


5 Deana January 13, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Thank you :)


6 Ginny January 13, 2010 at 5:21 pm

CVS takes competitor's q's. I received an offer for the free 25 dollar gift card out of the in store scanner. Just another reason to scan your card!


7 Melissa January 13, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Several of my families meds have coupons on the manufacturers website. This lowers our copay on meds that do not have a generics available. Ex. Nasonex. Sometimes you can get 4 or 6 months worth of coupons from the mfr just for signing up. Usually they are around $20 or $25. Worth checking into if you have a high copay on a med.


8 Carrie January 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Meijers has had 20% off your total grocery and HBC when you get a new or transferred prescription at their pharmacy. It was not in this weeks ad but I have seen it several times since before Christmas. I know it was in last weeks ad(perhaps you may still have it). I was surprised when they took 20% off every grocery item even if I had used a mfg coupon and a Meijer Mealbox coupon. I saved $30 plus all my coupons.


9 Carrie January 13, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Sometimes when I transfer a prescription from Walgreens, I notice in a month or two, we will get a $25 check to exchange for a $25 Walgreens gift card when you get a new or transferred prescription at their pharmacy. However each family can only use a check every 6 months. A little confusing but I have found the pharmacy employees to be very helpful and willing to check in the computer to find when the last check has been used.


10 hallie January 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I tried the Target coupon yesterday in NJ and it is only valid for those 60 and over. I was NOT happy.


11 Laura Williams January 13, 2010 at 6:15 pm

In the January 6 Safeway ad in No. CA there was an offer for a free $30 gift card with a transferred prescription valid until 1/26/10.


12 Jen January 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Wegmans offers free antibiotics. No coupons needed! We just got 2 today because both my babies have double ear infections :(


13 soccermomof3 January 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Market Street gives free antibiotics and free prenatal vitimains.

Also my Dr. has given be cards for proventil and symbocort to use for my RX's On Proventil it gave me my first fill free then it is $25.00 off of the next 4 refills (This is in addition to insurance). I just used the Symbocort one and it gave me my first fill free, I have 11 refills that it will deduct up to $25.00 off my copay (what the insurance will pay). I know there are other similair offers. The drug companies are feeling a pinch in the ecomony and this is one way they are helping out the consumer as well as helping their bottom line. Ask your doctor the next time you are in if he has "free samples or a card that will help curb your cost".


14 soccermomof3 January 13, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I know CVS will honor any competior RX coupon. I used a Market Street coupon at CVS and they gave me the $25.00 gift card. (I asked and they accept all RX coupons.


15 Jennifer January 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I know that many drug companies have coupons out too. My prescription for YAZ has a $20 card that I downloaded from the website.
My doc also gave me a sample when I was last in. Every little bit helps.


16 Amber January 13, 2010 at 7:24 pm

THANKS! My CVS will take the Target one as a competitor coupon.


17 michelle January 13, 2010 at 7:32 pm

target and k-mart both had a $10 gift card with any new or transfered prescription in last sundays fliers. i used the target one today for a new prescription.


18 natalie January 13, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Does anyone know if Hy-vee will take competitors RX coupons. Like use the Target or Kmart one at Hy-vee?


19 Mommy Kennedy January 13, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Thanks! I'm writing a post with a link back to you now :)

Walgreens also has a Prescription Saving Club with 400 generic medications.
$12 for a 90-day supply and $9.99 for a 30-day supply.

Happy Couponing!


20 Kelly January 13, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Safeway ads have a 30 DOLLAR coupon sometimes. There was on in the Arizona ad last week!


21 Corrie @ "Cents"able Momma January 13, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Here's a list of some of the stores that accept competitor coupons -

Many stores will only accept "true" competitor coupons. So if you don't have a Rite Aid in your area, they are not likely to accept a Rite Aid coupon (although you can always try).

Plus, some chains are store specific on accepting competitor coupons. For example, someone told me that Kroger accepted competitor coupons, but mine doesn't. It's always best to call and ask before you make a special trip.


22 awisdom January 14, 2010 at 6:30 am

Sam's Club does the same $4 generic prescription program that Walmart does. We go there because the lines are shorter than Walmart. They let us in without a membership if we're just going to the pharmacy.


23 Laurie January 14, 2010 at 7:44 am

Thanks for this great information. I had no idea about free antibiotics programs! Stinks that I just filled my daughter's ammoxicillin Rx @ Wag's for $12+, right next door to Schnuck's, where I could have gotten it for FREE! :(


24 melissa January 14, 2010 at 8:09 am

I found some Kroger RX coupons on ebay for 20.00 for new/transfered Rx. on ebay. expire 1/30/10


25 kathy January 14, 2010 at 8:44 am

Ingles supermarkets has generics for $3.00!


26 Thrifty Jenny January 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I was inspired to write a post about how I save on prescription medications with a link back to the great info here!


27 Kris January 15, 2010 at 8:10 am

CVS takes all competitor RX coupons....and we also have a $9.99 plan for a 90 day supply on certain generics.


28 Jane February 5, 2010 at 6:44 am

Can someone please tell me about the freeantibotics program? How does it work? My CVS just fills it and charges me $20.00.....Thanks


29 Tara Kuczykowski February 5, 2010 at 9:42 am

Jane, I don't believe that CVS had a free antibiotics program. Do you have any of the other stores I mentioned above near you?


30 chutzler February 5, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I have noticed that the CVS coupons are for new OR transferred prescriptions but the other stores' coupons are not worded that way. So if you just have to get an antibiotic for an ear infection, would you be able to use the Target or KMart Qs that say only "transferred" prescription?


31 KO January 22, 2011 at 9:57 am

Just wonderin'....below the heading, it reads, "Printable current coupons" for Target, but I cannot find anyplace where I can actually print this. I went to the Target site, but don't see a category for Pharmacy under coupons. Any ideas? I don't have the Target flyer for Jan 9th :(


32 KO January 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

So sorry....I just realized this is an OLD thread! lol


33 Tara Kuczykowski January 22, 2011 at 11:48 am

This post is from January 2010, so unfortunately many of the coupons are no longer available. Most of the free antibiotics programs should still be in place though.


34 Ken Gladyszewski February 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Giant Eagle $1 off per gallon prescription new/transferred coupons just stated showing up in my area so I got a bunch and listed them on Ebay item #230584556306


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