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Last month, everyone in my family contracted strep throat. Everyone but me and my incredible immune system, that is. The boys came down with it first, my husband kicking it off, and my son taking it a step further and adding a nasty rash to the mix. My five-year-old daughter was the last to wake up with a sore throat, on a Sunday morning, of course.
After a trip to the urgent care pediatrician to confirm our at-home diagnosis, it was time to fill her antibiotic prescription. Normally, we get ours filled at the on-site pharmacy at our doctor’s office, because we’re already there and meds are only $5. Being Sunday, though, the pharmacy was closed.
I dropped my sick daughter off at home with her still sick father and brother, and headed to my happy place: Target.
Even though I spend far too much time at Target, I had never used the pharmacy. Actually, that’s not completely true. On several occasions, I’ve asked the pharmacist behind the counter for advice on over-the-counter products, posing questions like “What’s the difference between these diaper rash creams?” and “Which of these items will help with my horrible poison ivy rash?” Or even, “Excuse me, where are the Dora Band-Aids?” Our family clearly has some skin issues.
I dropped off my prescription, and wondered if I should get a coffee at the in-store Starbucks, try on that dress I’d been eying, or check out the greeting cards. I chose coffee, but barely had time to drink it before it was time to pay for my girl’s antibiotics and head home.
Did you know the pharmacist can text you when your medication is ready? Or that after five prescription fills you get 5% off a whole day of shopping (in-store and online)? Did you know that JD Power ranked Target Pharmacy “Highest in customer satisfaction among mass merchandiser pharmacies?”
My husband says I spend too much money at Target. He’s crazy, of course, but at only $4 for generic brands, and the 5% back rewards program, even he has to agree that it’s time to Flip the Script.
If you are a Target shopper (and really, who isn’t?), consider switching to Target Pharmacy. You can do it online, in-store, or on their mobile device.
And now for the best part: One of you is going to win a $50 Target e-gift card! Think of all the prescriptions you can fill for $50, or maybe buy yourself or a loved one that dress I keep talking about. Answer in the comments, what are you looking forward to the most (or already do) with the Target Pharmacy, and additional entries may be unlocked after commenting. Good luck!