Jewel-Osco launches pharmacy discount plan

MELROSE PARK, Ill. Jewel-Osco stores have launched an unprecedented tie-in between their pharmacies and supermarkets with the Prescription Plus program that offers discount coupons for frequent pharmacy purchases.

Jewel-Osco pharmacy customers will receive a 10 percent discount coupon for every five prescriptions they fill at any one of 184 Jewel-Osco stores in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. The coupons can be redeemed at the checkout stand for purchases made in the supermarket.

“Prescription Plus is Jewel-Osco Pharmacy’s way of responding to tough economic challenges many of our customers face today,” said Tom Rousonelos, vice president of Osco pharmacy operations. “Jewel-Osco aims to offer the most value-added pharmacy experience available.”

The plan will also count transferred prescriptions and refills toward the five prescriptions needed for the discount coupon. Supervalu indicated there are some restrictions on redeeming the coupons at checkout but was not specific.

In addition to prescriptions, the purchase of other services offered at Jewel-Osco pharmacies including immunizations and screenings will apply to Prescription Plus discounts.

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