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May 1st, 2008 at 06:06 am

Nah, Im not talking about a dime-bag.

I went to get some allergy medicine because the alternative was to just chop off my head. Since that didnt sound like the best solution, I went to the store to get something that would stop my nose faucet. A 20 pack of Claritin was on sale for $16.99. Right next to the Claritin was the store brand version (same active ingredient) on sale 10 for $3.35. I picked up both packages and examined them closely. Besides the name brand and the prettier packaging, I saw no difference. So of course I bought the generic version. It got me thinking who in their right mind would pay more than twice the cost for the name brand? That is a HUGE difference in price. I walked out of there feeling so smart that I left without cough drops. Sigh.

Well, were almost done with week 3 of our new budget. Looks like this week the gas line is under control. Neither one of us has filled up our tanks so the big overspend last week will be offset by being underspent this week. Fortunately, it looks like a timing thing. The other good news is that DH will be off for the summer at the end of May and wont have that horrendous commute for a couple of months. That will definitely help the bottom line.

I will bring my $20 challenge money to the credit union this weekend and then transfer it to my shiny new ING account. On to a new month!!

3 Responses to “Cheap Drugs”

  1. Petunia Says:

    So glad you didn't have to chop off your head, LOL. How's the generic working for you?

  2. cashqueen Says:

    The generic is working great! I can breathe, which is a definate improvement.

  3. disneysteve Says:

    I have a number of patients who insist on taking brand name meds only. They are convinced that generics are so cheap because there is something inferior about them. It doesn't matter what I say, I can't convince them otherwise.

    Take the generic and enjoy the savings. I take generics whenever I need meds and I prescribe generics whenever I can. I think of it as doing my part to lower health care costs in this country.

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