Where to Buy the Cheapest Over-the-Counter Medications

Apr 5, 2010

I was watching Good Morning America this morning (a luxury I was only able to indulge in because the boys were at a sitter's house) and I saw an interesting segment on what stores have the cheapest prices on namebrand over-the-counter medications.

Let me first say that I, nearly always, buy generic drugs.  I read the ingredients and if the active ingredients are the same (which, more times than not, they are) I buy the storebrand and find I can save up to 70%.

But, if you are loyal to your favorite namebrand, you should pay attention to the study by Shop Smart.

They found that Walmart and Target nearly ALWAYS have the cheapest prices on namebrand medications (i.e. Tylenol, Advil, Claritin, etc.)  And, that there was really no price difference between Walmart and Target.

Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid were more expensive - sometimes, considerably so.

Keep this in mind when you go to shop for medications - especially if you have coupons to combine with these low prices!

Click here to watch the clip from Good Morning America.


Michele said...

I live in Canada... so sadly this doesn't apply to me.
But I did want to stop in to tell you that although I don't always leave a comment, I still make a point to stop by.
I haven't been around much lately, and I certainly miss your informative posts.

You're awsome, Darlin.
Have missed you while I've been gone.
Keep up the great work!

Kelly Seiler said...

Thanks so much! I know that my posts don't always apply to everyone (even if they are in different states) but I try to find ones for everyone if I can! Thanks for reading! Your comment made my day! :-)

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