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WALGREENS Coupon Get a $25 Merchandise Gift Card with EVERY Prescription you transfer to 5/31/13 (exclusions apply and in some states not allowed)

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LINK: https://www.walgreens.com/images/...upon_2.pdf

Fine Print:

Purchase of a transferred prescription with
valid refills is required and coupon must be
presented at prescription payment. Offer
does not apply to any prescription transferred
from a Walgreens, Duane Reade or other
pharmacy owned by the Walgreens Family
of Companies. Some card restrictions apply.
Coupon redemption must be completed by
5/31/13. Not valid with any other offers.
Redeemable in store only.
coupon Good at
Walgreens
*IMPORTANT EXCLUSIONS: This offer is not valid for
and cannot be used by any patient who, based on
available plan information, is currently or has been
a beneficiary of a federal healthcare program, such
as Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage, Medicare
Part B, Medicaid, TRICARE or the Federal Employees
Health Benefits Program any time in the 6 months
prior to coupon redemption. Offer not valid in AL,
AR, MS, ND, NJ, NY, OR and PR and other transfer
restrictions may apply.


Purchase of a transferred prescription with
valid refills is required and coupon must be
presented at prescription payment. Offer
does not apply to any prescription transferred
from a Walgreens, Duane Reade or other
pharmacy owned by the Walgreens Family
of Companies. Some card restrictions apply.
Coupon redemption must be completed by
5/31/13. Not valid with any other offers.
Redeemable in store only.

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Quote from aggies12 View Post :
then that would be perfectly fine.

had a Kmart NOT allow that because insurance was in system, regardless of not using said insurance :/
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Big GrinGreat deal actually,Thx,OP.
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maybe someone knows the purpose of not allowing people on govt. type programs a deal on THEIR PAID COPAY. not talking about $2 copay--- how about the $60 or $100 copay? why is it i too can't get a deal on my out of pocket expenses. some of these programs are not all that. i know its law, but why.

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Quote from aggies12 View Post :
I work at walgreens pharmacy and they didn't honor your prescription because there wasn't any refills remaining on it..therefore there is nothing to transfer! You actually need refills remaining on your prescription when you transfer it, otherwise, it wouldn't make any sense. Oh and government issued insurances would also negate your gift card eligibility.
Quote from crimgirl View Post :
maybe someone knows the purpose of not allowing people on govt. type programs a deal on THEIR PAID COPAY. not talking about $2 copay--- how about the $60 or $100 copay? why is it i too can't get a deal on my out of pocket expenses. some of these programs are not all that. i know its law, but why.

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I agree! The people that need the help the most, like senior and disabled can't get a break with these coupons. If paying cash, the coupon should be handled just like any other cash paying customer....give the darn card! nod
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#50
Don't waste your time trying to bounce your prescription back and forth between Walgreens and another pharmacy. The offer for the $25 merchandise card is one per customer (The fine print says some card restrictions apply. This is one of the restrictions) You cannot transfer more than one prescription and expect to get a gift card for each one. You must purchase your prescription from Walgreens before it is determined whether you are eligible for the gift card. Walgreens has a system in place to check if you've attempted to use a coupon previously, as well as to confirm that you aren't in a federally funded insurance program. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THIS. THE OFFER IS ONE GIFT CARD PER PERSON, AND NOT WITH EVERY PRESCRIPTION TRANSFER AS STATED IN THE ORIGINAL POST.
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Quote from supermegagoon View Post :
Don't waste your time trying to bounce your prescription back and forth between Walgreens and another pharmacy. The offer for the $25 merchandise card is one per customer (The fine print says some card restrictions apply. This is one of the restrictions) You cannot transfer more than one prescription and expect to get a gift card for each one. You must purchase your prescription from Walgreens before it is determined whether you are eligible for the gift card. Walgreens has a system in place to check if you've attempted to use a coupon previously, as well as to confirm that you aren't in a federally funded insurance program. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR ABOUT THIS. THE OFFER IS ONE GIFT CARD PER PERSON, AND NOT WITH EVERY PRESCRIPTION TRANSFER AS STATED IN THE ORIGINAL POST.
This poster is correct. I can vouch for this information as it came from corporate for us. One per customer, not per script. And not for federally funded programs. In my stores case, they dont even let me give it to you if you have been to walgreens before in the last year for a script.
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#52
Quote from billcsho View Post :
We have been ping-ponging between two grocery stores that offer $20 or $25 gift certificates for transfer of the same prescriptions back and forth. We tried Rite-Aid before but they denied any prescription that had been filled there before. I wonder if that is the case at Walgreens.
Quote from Hotlantan View Post :
This same Walgreens coupon has been on their website for months - I first printed one out with the 5.31.13 expiration date back in September.

ATTENTION SLICKDEALERS: Also note that KROGER offers $25 added to your Plus Card with each transferred (not new) prescription. Any script (NOT paid for by the govt) is accepted as long as it still has refills... and you DON'T need a coupon.

Ask a doctor to write you some throwaway generic scripts with 10 refills that you can pay cash out of pocket - I probably wouldn't risk all the back and forth on medicines you "really" need.

Just picked up four vitamins from Kroger yesterday that I've been bouncing every month since September between Kroger and Wags. Every month I've been paying a total out of pocket cost of $23.92 and receiving a total cash back of $100!
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Facepalm If you've ever wondered why it takes so long to get your script filled, it's because of people like this. In many states, only the pharmacist or an intern can perform a prescription transfer process. The pharmacy they are transferring from typiclally puts these calls on very low priority, hence very long hold times (they are basically giving their business to another company, so why rush?). Pharmacists and interns are also the only people who can perform several other duties required to get a prescription from start to finish like review typed up script, verify the actual medication, and counsel the patient. People abusing these coupons are creating a giant bottleneck in the whole process by tying up pharmacy staff at both pharmacies. I know prescriptions are expensive, but I really wish they'd get rid of these coupons specifically for transfers or find a way to limit and enforce it to one coupon per patient per life.

Also, it makes it a lot harder for your pharmacist to catch any potential interactions when patients practice polypharmacy, or bouncing between different pharmacies constantly, because they can't see your full medication history. I'm still a SD'er though, so I know I won't change anyone's mind from saving a buck (or 25 in this case). But maybe someone won't go yelling into the pharmacy next time about their sick kid's medications not being ready when they realize their fellow SD'ers might be the cause Annoyed /rant

(Just to be clear, I blame the corporations who offer these coupons more than you guys who abuse and exploit them, but I still blame you too laugh out loud )
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#53
Quote from NewDoc View Post :
I see you are a bit Confused as to how this can work. With scripts you can submit the claim to your flexible spending account, without the scripts you pay for the vitamins out of pocket. It all adds up. nod

I don't have a flexible spending account so I'm not Confused at all. I always pay for vitamins out of my pocket.

I also noticed you didn't address all the people stating how what you're doing with scripts with refills for things you don't need is unethical. I can't imagine ANY doctor doing that ( & I'm an RN).
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Quote from By3Times1Minus1 View Post :
Facepalm If you've ever wondered why it takes so long to get your script filled, it's because of people like this. In many states, only the pharmacist or an intern can perform a prescription transfer process. The pharmacy they are transferring from typiclally puts these calls on very low priority, hence very long hold times (they are basically giving their business to another company, so why rush?). Pharmacists and interns are also the only people who can perform several other duties required to get a prescription from start to finish like review typed up script, verify the actual medication, and counsel the patient. People abusing these coupons are creating a giant bottleneck in the whole process by tying up pharmacy staff at both pharmacies. I know prescriptions are expensive, but I really wish they'd get rid of these coupons specifically for transfers or find a way to limit and enforce it to one coupon per patient per life.

Also, it makes it a lot harder for your pharmacist to catch any potential interactions when patients practice polypharmacy, or bouncing between different pharmacies constantly, because they can't see your full medication history. I'm still a SD'er though, so I know I won't change anyone's mind from saving a buck (or 25 in this case). But maybe someone won't go yelling into the pharmacy next time about their sick kid's medications not being ready when they realize their fellow SD'ers might be the cause Annoyed /rant

(Just to be clear, I blame the corporations who offer these coupons more than you guys who abuse and exploit them, but I still blame you too laugh out loud )
Amen!
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Quote from By3Times1Minus1 View Post :
Facepalm If you've ever wondered why it takes so long to get your script filled, it's because of people like this. In many states, only the pharmacist or an intern can perform a prescription transfer process. The pharmacy they are transferring from typiclally puts these calls on very low priority, hence very long hold times (they are basically giving their business to another company, so why rush?). Pharmacists and interns are also the only people who can perform several other duties required to get a prescription from start to finish like review typed up script, verify the actual medication, and counsel the patient. People abusing these coupons are creating a giant bottleneck in the whole process by tying up pharmacy staff at both pharmacies. I know prescriptions are expensive, but I really wish they'd get rid of these coupons specifically for transfers or find a way to limit and enforce it to one coupon per patient per life.

Also, it makes it a lot harder for your pharmacist to catch any potential interactions when patients practice polypharmacy, or bouncing between different pharmacies constantly, because they can't see your full medication history. I'm still a SD'er though, so I know I won't change anyone's mind from saving a buck (or 25 in this case). But maybe someone won't go yelling into the pharmacy next time about their sick kid's medications not being ready when they realize their fellow SD'ers might be the cause Annoyed /rant

(Just to be clear, I blame the corporations who offer these coupons more than you guys who abuse and exploit them, but I still blame you too laugh out loud )
Completely agree! I'm a pharmacist and used to work for a corporation that offered $25 coupons for transfers and we had many "coupon shoppers" who would bounce back and forth between multiple pharmacies. I would tell the coupon shoppers their prescription won't be ready until the next day because I know all they want is a coupon, so I don't make their transfer a priority.

Also, there have been instances when the wrong medication was "transferred" and the patient ended up getting harmed due to the error (didn't happen at my pharmacy, but another one). When we transfer prescriptions from other pharmacies, we usually go by what the other pharmacist verbally told us about the medication, we don't see the original prescription your doctor issued. We are busy as it is and sometimes, the information is read to the other pharmacist incorrectly and an error occurs. Always double check to make sure the name, strength, and directions are correct before you take the medication. The pills will not always look the same as different pharmacies may carry different manufacturers, but usually there's a description of what your pill should look like on the label, if it doesn't match, take it back to the pharmacy.

We pharmacists hate these coupon offers for transfers, it's the greedy corporations that like these offers. It prevents us from seeing your complete medication profile to screen for drug interactions, duplications, etc and takes up a lot of our time to complete all these transfers from patients who just want a coupon.
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Quote from crimgirl View Post :
maybe someone knows the purpose of not allowing people on govt. type programs a deal on THEIR PAID COPAY. not talking about $2 copay--- how about the $60 or $100 copay? why is it i too can't get a deal on my out of pocket expenses. some of these programs are not all that. i know its law, but why.

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Quote from AZcpnsurfer View Post :
I agree! The people that need the help the most, like senior and disabled can't get a break with these coupons. If paying cash, the coupon should be handled just like any other cash paying customer....give the darn card! nod
You can't use coupons because most prescription coupons (from the drug manufacturer for example) already pay Medicare/Medicaid/Goverment in order to be included on their plan. If you use the coupon as well, the drug manufacturer is applying the coupon twice essentially.

Also, just imagine this... Someone on medicaid has a <$3 copay, they have 10 scrips, if they transfer their prescription every month, the government could essentially be paying $1000 a month on their meds, the patient making $250 in transfer coupons (spending $30 to buy them) and not even take the meds. That sounds pretty messed up to me.

I'm a pharmacy intern, I transferred 60-80 scripts in/out on 1/2. I MAYBE do 5-10 each day, sometimes more, that day was nuts... I even stayed 3 hours later just to get yelled at by inconsiderate patients. It's rediculious, transfers slow us down, then everyone bitches that it takes more than 5 minutes to fill their 8 prescriptions.

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Quote from By3Times1Minus1 View Post :
Facepalm If you've ever wondered why it takes so long to get your script filled, it's because of people like this. In many states, only the pharmacist or an intern can perform a prescription transfer process. The pharmacy they are transferring from typiclally puts these calls on very low priority, hence very long hold times (they are basically giving their business to another company, so why rush?). Pharmacists and interns are also the only people who can perform several other duties required to get a prescription from start to finish like review typed up script, verify the actual medication, and counsel the patient. People abusing these coupons are creating a giant bottleneck in the whole process by tying up pharmacy staff at both pharmacies. I know prescriptions are expensive, but I really wish they'd get rid of these coupons specifically for transfers or find a way to limit and enforce it to one coupon per patient per life.

Also, it makes it a lot harder for your pharmacist to catch any potential interactions when patients practice polypharmacy, or bouncing between different pharmacies constantly, because they can't see your full medication history. I'm still a SD'er though, so I know I won't change anyone's mind from saving a buck (or 25 in this case). But maybe someone won't go yelling into the pharmacy next time about their sick kid's medications not being ready when they realize their fellow SD'ers might be the cause Annoyed /rant

(Just to be clear, I blame the corporations who offer these coupons more than you guys who abuse and exploit them, but I still blame you too laugh out loud )

That's a lot of nonsense. Transfers takes just minutes to complete via a phone call, and noone expects a transfer to be done in 15 minutes (like a stat RX walk in for a sick kid). I'm fine if it takes 2-3 hours or even a day or two to have it worked into the "slow" time of the pharmacy to complete.

Sounds to me, you are making excuses for your own workload management issues, don't blame the transfer prescriptions on a sick kids medicine being delayed, that's nothing but a smoke screen.

Because as I say, you prioritize, a transfer can be done LAST (and should if youre busy), but don't find reasons to dissaude people from a perfectly legit offer with perfectly flawed excuses.

Remember, some people spend $100-200 PER RX on copays or no insurance. So getting a $25 gift card helps them budget by lessening the blow on other items then need at Wags.

Try to see all sides to this, it's all good if everyone is reasonable and works together.
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Quote from billcsho View Post :
We have been ping-ponging between two grocery stores that offer $20 or $25 gift certificates for transfer of the same prescriptions back and forth. We tried Rite-Aid before but they denied any prescription that had been filled there before. I wonder if that is the case at Walgreens.
Walgreens denied me the coupon because the prescription had originally been filled at another Walgreens location, even though in between it had been refilled at two other chains.
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Quote from mlaohoo View Post :
I'm not 100% sure, but I believe this has something to do with the fact that Massachusetts has public insurance. Many prescription manufacturer coupons exclude patients who receive benefits from public insurance, which includes Medicaid, Medicare, federal employee program, and Massachusetts public insurance plans (I don't live in MA so I'm not sure about the specifics).
As I said, my insurance is no way related to government insurance, and if they have provided any reason, that would have been great. No reason, nothing.

anyways, whoever gets it, good luck, doesnt get it, tough luck!
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Quote from SUCHaDEAL View Post :
That's a lot of nonsense. Transfers takes just minutes to complete via a phone call, and noone expects a transfer to be done in 15 minutes (like a stat RX walk in for a sick kid). I'm fine if it takes 2-3 hours or even a day or two to have it worked into the "slow" time of the pharmacy to complete.
LOL, it's obvious that this poon has never worked in a pharmacy before.
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