6 Pharmacies Offering $4 Prescriptions

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If you’re looking for the cheapest brand-name and generic prescriptions you can get, $4 is a pretty darn good deal.

And you don’t necessarily have to wait to get them through the mail. Just check out your local pharmacy.

The $4 List: Pharmacies With Cheap Prescriptions

Money expert Clark Howard is one of many people who take advantage of $4 generic drugs available through his local pharmacy. Although the list isn’t as extensive as it used to be, there are still places — one likely near you — that offer medications for $4 or less.

In this article, I’ll focus on some major pharmacy chains that sell prescription medications at the $4 mark or cheaper.

In researching this article, I signed up for each retailer’s prescription savings plans where it was required to get the deal, and I learned about the cheapest medication offerings.

For most pharmacies on our list, you’ll find that the pricing structure provides a 30-day supply of a generic drug for $4. Of course, you’ll pay more for a 90-day supply.

Some big-name pharmacies, such as Walgreens, didn’t make our list, although the retailer offers prescriptions as low as $5. Publix offers a basement price of $7.50 for a 90-day supply on select prescriptions.

Here Are Some Pharmacies With $4 Prescriptions

Click on the retailer below to see the details of their prescription program and examples of $4 medications.

H-E-B

H-E-B $4 generics
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In addition to 30-day supplies of medications for $4, H-E-B also has 90-day supplies for $10, $20 and $30.

Do you have to sign up?

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H-E-B says no membership or prescription coverage is required, so that means these health cost savings can be had by all.

See H-E-B’s generic drug list.

HyVee

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Midwestern supermarket chain HyVee offers 30-day generic prescriptions starting at $4 and 90-day prescriptions beginning at $10.

Do you have to sign up?

You don’t have to join or enroll in a rewards program to take advantage of cheap prescriptions at HyVee.

See HyVee’s discount medications list.

Kroger

$4 prescriptions available as a member of the Kroger Rx Savings Club
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Kroger offers generic medications for as little as $3 for a 30-day supply.

Do you have to sign up?

You’ll have to join Kroger’s Rx Savings Club, which costs $36 a year for an individual plan and $72 for a family plan (up to six people). So if you calculate in the membership, the true cost is more than $3. But if your family requires a lot of prescriptions on Kroger’s savings club list, this could still be a very good deal.

Once you join the club, you’ll find that many of Kroger’s discount medications go for $6, but as I mentioned, there are a select number of prescriptions that are priced at $3.

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See Kroger’s prescription drug list.

Sam’s Club

$4 prescriptions for Sam's Club members
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Sam’s Club is another retailer that offers medications starting at $4.

Do you have to sign up?

Being that Sam’s Club is a membership-only grocer, you’ll need to join if you want to take advantage of low drug prices. Sam’s Club costs $45 a year for regular membership and $100 a year for a Plus membership.

“If you are a Sam’s Club member and have a Plus membership, they offer fantastic deals with a lot of generics potentially being free for you,” Clark says.

Indeed, according to the retailer’s website, Plus members get “10 free select generic prescriptions.”

Walmart

$4 prescriptions at Walmart
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Walmart offers $4 prescriptions on select medications for 30-day supplies. You can also get 90-day supplies on some prescriptions for $10.

Do you have to sign up?

Walmart doesn’t require any kind of membership.

You can reap the benefits of health cost savings just by shopping for medications on the retailer’s website or visiting the in-store pharmacy.

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See Walmart’s list of $4 medications.

Winn-Dixie

$4 prescriptions at Winn Dixie pharmacies
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Winn-Dixie is a Southern grocery store chain that offers $4 prescriptions for a 30-day supply of some generic drugs and $10 for a 90-day supply.

Do you have to sign up?

You don’t have to join any kind of program to take advantage of these cheap prescriptions, a Winn-Dixie pharmacist confirmed to Team Clark.

What Kinds of Medications Cost $4?

If you’ve never filled a prescription for as little as $4, you may not be familiar with the types of medications you can get for that price.

Here’s a sample of some of the types of medications that pharmacies have for $4 or less taken from the pharmacies’ drug lists:

  • Heart and Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis and Pain
  • Cold and Flu
  • Fungal Infections
  • Glaucoma and Eye Care

Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. You can visit the pharmacies’ websites for lists of medication names and other information.

Final Thoughts

Many pharmacies may raise medication prices without warning. If you want to know whether a pharmacy near you has a particular medication for cheap, call the pharmacy directly to ask.

Although the prices may not be as low as $4, Clark and many members of Team Clark shop online to find cheap prescription drugs. One great resource is GoodRx, which lets you compare prices from different retailers.

“If you look on GoodRx, the cheapest place to fill a prescription drug consistently is Costco Wholesale,” Clark says. “And Costco has to let you fill a prescription even if you’re not a member.”

Want to learn more? Here’s how to save at Costco’s pharmacy.

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