September 26, 2008

Rite Aid Introduces Discount Card for Prescription Drugs

US-based pharmacy chain Rite Aid has announced that customers will be able to realize savings on more than 10,000 prescription drugs with the free Rite Aid RX Savings Card available at all Rite Aid drugstores across the US, beginning September 29, 2008.

The card, which requires no membership fee and is free to anyone who enrolls, also provides an immediate 10% discount on more than 3,200 Rite Aid brand products, including 1,500 over-the-counter medications.

Cards can be obtained at any Rite Aid store nationwide. Card benefits are effective as soon as the application is completed and turned into a Rite Aid pharmacy.

Benefits of the free card include access to more than 400 generic medications at $8.99 for a 30-day supply and $15.99 for a 90-day supply for each prescription; a 20% discount on all other generic medications and brand drug prescriptions; and a 30-day supply of select generic oral contraceptives for $19.99.

Rite Aid said that the savings card will especially benefit those who have no or limited prescription insurance. Others who will find particular benefit from the card are those whose prescription plan does not cover certain drugs or who have reached their benefit limits. Persons receiving benefits from publicly funded health care programs are ineligible.

Customers can get a list of the medications covered by the savings card at any Rite Aid pharmacy. The card can be used for prescriptions for any member in a family, including pets, but cannot be used in conjunction with prescription insurance.