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agreeing with ender513

November 16th, 2005 at 06:33 am

I tried to post yesterday, and got an error message, so this is a bit of a combo. I just read Ender513 message about drugstor buys for food and I so agree. I have been pricing walnuts, not only for holiday baking, but baking year round. The price of them has just been going up. Anyhow, while looking through my local CVS ad from this week, I noticed they had walnuts on sale for $2.99. That is the lowest price I'd seen in a year, so I picked up several bags. Last night I went out for milk and bread at the grocery store and there was their walnut display $5.49 a bag! I almost choked. I might just go and buy a few more bags at the drugstore and store them in the freezer as they stay good for a long time if frozen.

I needed a prescription filled that I take on a regular basis, so talked to the pharmacist first and then called the doctor's office. Normally she always wrote the script as take 1 or 2. Since I always take 2 I asked the nurse to please just write the script for the 30 mg size instead of the 15 mg. They managed to get the order (doesn't always happen) and buy getting the larger dose I saved money and it only cost me $12.89 for a 30 day supply of the generic med. One of the things I was really scared of when my insurance ran out was the cost of my meds (and ending up in the hospital), but so far I've doing great on getting the meds that I hadn't been able to squirrel extra away. This past spring while I still had insurance, they switched companies so I got everything refilled with one compnay, and then turned around and got refills with the new company to put me 3 months (at least) ahead on my meds. Hopefully I have enough of most everything until my Medicare kicks in and I get that drug coverage thing figured out.

I did join AARP now that I just turned 50. Took the three year plan as it was cheaper in the long run and both my parents and my in-laws say that AARP Medicare supplements are the cheapest/best in this area, but you have to be a member.

I've balanced my checkbook for the week and now have to pay the weekly bills. I have found that balancing the checkbook weekly really catches mistakes before they can become big ones.

Gail

3 Responses to “agreeing with ender513”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    My local Brooks pharmacy regularly has Kashi brand cereals (which normally aren't cheap) priced at two for $5.00. I always pick some up when they have that sale. They're almost never on sale at the grocery store, and are regularly over $3.00 for a tiny box.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I won't pretend to know much about Medicare supplements, but I know my dad and some other people I know are on Epic and sy it's the best. I don't know if it's a national thing or what, but just thought I would throw that out there. Good luck!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Excellent job on the prescription. My doctor actually recommended I she write a script for a larger pill instead of using two small ones for several of my scripts. Amazing what a difference it can make!

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