How do you get your meds in less time and for less money? Well, get them mailed to you! If you have any regular prescriptions and you have a customer account at a pharmacy, some pharmacies will let you refill your prescriptions by mail, and even do it automatically. This saves you the time and gas of a trip to the drugstore.
How It Works
At least with Walgreens, all you have to do is have an account with them. Then, when you need a refill, you just request it online (it takes 5 minutes), or you can also set it on auto-refill. Walgreens will ship the medications to you for free (at least in the continental US), and they will be at your door in a few days (usually less than a week). You can also pay for rush shipping, which costs about $5 or $6.
CVS will also ship your meds to you, though I’ve never tried it with them.
- Quick and easy
- No waiting in line
- Save time and the money spent on gas
- Auto-refills takes something else off your to-do list
- No extra cost unless you need rush shipping
- You might want to avoid this for some particular meds, such as those that someone might want to steal
- I would also avoid it for temperature-sensitive medications
- There’s a chance of loss or delay
For everyday prescriptions that are not the kind of meds that ne’er-do-wells may try to steal, or that are not temperature-sensitive, this a good option to save time, money, and hassle. I would also avoid it for life-critical meds that you need right away, due to the small risk of loss or delay. But if you can wait a few days, I think it’s a good idea.