Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Big Round Of Applause For Wegmans

I went grocery shopping today. When I was walking into my local Wegman's, I noticed a huge sign outside of the Pharmacy entrance.

FREE Antibiotics with Shopper's Club Card


Now, Mr. Schmitty has a great prescription plan through work. I can't even begin to tell you how lucky we were to have this when I went through my infertility treatments. It was a Godsend. We also frequently need antibiotics for W. because of his health history. Every time he has a dentist or orthodontist appointment, he needs a dose of Amoxicillin to avoid contracting Bacterial Endocarditis.

I can't imagine the expense to us if we were not covered. I am truly grateful, as I know that so many Americans do not have health insurance, much less prescription medicine coverage. The anxiety those parents must feel when the need to purchase drugs, just to make their child well, interferes with what? Putting food on the table?

When I got home from the store, I immediately went to Wegman's website (stores are located in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia) and found the details of their offer so I may share them with my readers, who may not be aware, but can totally benefit from this generous contribution.
"Cough and cold season is tough, but so are these trying times. That’s why from now until March 31, you can get your prescription for oral antibiotics filled with absolutely no cost to you when you use your Shoppers Club card*. “We understand the economic pressures families are facing, including the rising cost of health care, which is something I’m especially concerned about,” says CEO Danny Wegman. “We hope this program will help families better cope with those expenses.” The program covers up to a 14-day supply of nine generic oral antibiotics, with no limits on the number of prescriptions that can be filled."

*Not to be combined with other offers.

How awesome is that?! Wegman's YOU ROCK!

Please click on this link to see the list of eligible antibiotics.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

Stop and shop is doing it too but only until March. I'll take anything I can for free.

The Fritz Facts said...

That is wonderful!! I wish stores did that here...but none of them have shoppers cards anymore. Way to go Wegmans!!!

Laura said...

WOW - can I send you our prescription??? DJ has Amox twice a day, every day - and it demamds a new presecription every 14 days...errrrrr.

Hope all is well.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Wow, that is amazing!!!!!! We need more people like this running companies.

Dysd Housewife said...

Don't you love a good freebie! It's a total buzz!

Chris said...

Wow!! That's great!! Good for them and I hope it brings them new customers. They deserve some applause.

@Laura - Have you called up Walmart and asked for their price on Amox? For some reason I'm thinking that's one of their $4 prescriptions.

Patois said...

Now that's a promotion I wish more markets would undertake.

Karly said...

That's pretty awesome!

♥georgie♥ said...

wow thats awesome...we dont have a wegmans here...BUT reading this post reminded me to call the dentist back and remind him he needs to call in antibiotics for lilest bean before her appt Thursday

Super B's Mom said...

This is wonderful!!

This is really none of my business - but I'm going to ask anyway! What heart condition does W have?

meleah rebeccah said...

Wegmans was ALREADY my FAVORITE store. Now I love them even more!

Mrs4444 said...

That's terrific! We don't have Wegmans here in Wisconsin, but it's nice to know they are helping!