The Sam’s Club Pharmacy offers significant benefits, but how does it stack up against its rivals Walmart and Costco? Don’t worry — we’ve compared them to find an answer. Read on to learn more.
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- What Is Sam’s Club Pharmacy?
- Pricing vs Costco and Walmart
- Sam’s Club Plus Membership
- Pharmacy Hours
- Transferring a Prescription
What Is Sam’s Club Pharmacy?
Sam’s Club is a popular wholesale club with locations across the United States. For just $45, your club membership helps save on groceries, everyday items, gas, and more.
One such “more” is that you can buy prescription drugs at the Sam’s Club Pharmacy. Read on to learn how you can save big money with a membership.
Sam’s Club vs Walmart vs Costco
First things first, does Sam’s Club really have the lowest pricing? We compared 10 generic prescription drugs, and Sam’s Club offered the cheapest pricing on 9 out of 10. However, Sam’s Club tied with Walmart Pharmacy on a few others.
It blew wholesale competitor Costco out of the water. That’s thanks to the store’s Extra Value Drug List, which has thousands of affordable prescriptions for you to choose from. See for yourself in our price comparison, as August 2019:
Free Prescriptions at Sam’s Club Pharmacy
On top of really affordable prescriptions on the Extra Value Drug List, all Sam’s Club members get five free prescriptions at Sam’s Club pharmacy locations (not valid on samsclub.com).
That’s right, free! Here are the free prescriptions available at Sam’s Club:
Sam’s Club Plus Membership
For $100 per year, Sam’s Club Plus Members can save even more. They also get five free generic prescriptions and more than 600 generics for $10 or less.
The best part is, plus members can save on brand-name prescriptions too. Note that these discounts are available for Sam’s Plus Members only, and discounts don’t apply to purchases submitted to your insurance, Medicare, or health benefit program.
Save Even More with America’s Pharmacy
With America’s Pharmacy, Sam’s Club Select, a Prescription Savings Program can help you save up to 81 percent on both brand names and generic drugs. You can print your free America’s Pharmacy Prescription Discount Card and bring it to participating pharmacies to start saving.
You can also use the tool to search drugs, and print instant savings coupons. The great thing about this tool is it helps pinpoint the best price in your location. Did you know that drug prices can vary between stores in the same town?
The tool helps you get a better prescription price, even if you don’t have insurance. Just bring your America’s Pharmacy card to Sam’s Club (or whichever pharmacy you choose) and you’ll get the lowest price available, no questions asked.
Save On Pet Medications with Sam’s Club
That’s right, you aren’t the only one who can take advantage of affordable prescriptions at Sam’s Club — your pets can too! Plus Members save even more, but everyone can take advantage of popular pet medications for an affordable price.
Sam’s Club also partners with PetsBest pet health insurance to save up to 90 percent on your vet bills. Popular prescriptions like Bravecto, Heartgard, Rimadyl, and Vetmedin are all under $50.
Other Services at Sam’s Club Pharmacy
You’ve already learned that you can get the cheapest drugs at Sam’s Club Pharmacy for you and your pooch. Turns out, there are other perks to joining the wholesale club for the pharmacy:
- Most prescriptions are filled in 20 minutes or less
- Sam’s Club accepts most major insurance plans
- Walk in for immunizations such as the flu shot
- Get health screenings for blood glucose (free for members) or cholesterol ($15 for Plus Members and $19 for Club Members)
Sam’s Club Pharmacy Hours
Ready to head to Sam’s Club and start saving on prescription drugs? Most pharmacies are open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
Note that many Sam’s Club pharmacies are closed on Sundays. Since the hours can vary, you’ll want to check the hours at your local Sam’s Club. Here’s how to find them:
- Visit samsclub.com/locator
- Enter your Zip code or city and state
- Select your club on the left and click “Club Hours” on the map
- Find general store hours, Plus Membership early hours and hours for other departments including the pharmacy
Transferring a Prescription
If you’re ready to start saving, you’ll need to know how to transfer a prescription. To do so, simply head to samsclub.com/pharmacy/guest-transfer. All you have to do is fill in three fields:
- Member information
- Your pickup location
That’s it, Sam’s Club will handle the rest and you can start getting cheap prescription drugs. You’ll earn back that $45 membership fee in no time with the pharmacy alone.
Ready, Set, Save on Drugs at Sam’s Club Pharmacy
The facts are there. Prescription drug costs can vary widely by store, drug, and location. We compared 10 popular generic drugs and Sam’s Club has the cheapest offerings on most.
It doesn’t have a health center like some Walmart locations, but you can take advantage of immunizations and pet medicines. Sam’s Club Plus Members can reap even more savings, and they can save on name-brand drugs as well.
If you have a Sam’s Club nearby, there’s no better choice for affordable drugs. While you’re there, you can pick up vitamins and supplements available for competitive costs, as well.