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PSA - Vet meds at Costco and don't have to be a member

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  • PSA - Vet meds at Costco and don't have to be a member

    Costco carries pet (including horse) meds and you don't have to be a member to use the pharmacy for any meds. At least this is true in California. You just tell the person at the front that you're going to the pharmacy and they wave you through. Then when the pharmacist asks you to fill out the paperwork for members to get stuff in the pharmacy, you tell her that you're not a member. The prices are a bit cheaper if you're a member, but my 984 square-foot house is simply not big enough to justify a Costco membership.

    Three weeks of Ranitidine (11 extra-strength tablets three times a day) was about $35 and would have been about $4 less if I was a member. My vet's office said that it would have been about $90 through them.

    My college-age nephew tells me that this is also true for alcohol, again at least in California. There must be something in the liquor licensing laws that prohibits restrictions on purchasers of alcohol, or something.
    The Evil Chem Prof

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    I wish we had Costco here I used to shop there when I lived in Portland! Loved that place!
    Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
    Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
    "Once you go off track, you never go back!"

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    • #3
      That and it's a great company that takes care of its employees. I wish we had one here, too.

      Check Abba Vet for prices, too, though--I just got a flyer from them and although the number didn't register in my memory I was struck by how inexpensive their ranitidine seemed to be.
      Click here before you buy.

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      • #4
        I watched a documentary about them, I think it was on msnbc or something like that. Yeah... great company! It was interesting to see how they work and how they are able to make quality products available at such great prices.

        Now... if I could just change the laws in PA and get my vet to write me scripts and get costco to open up in my area... hmmm... I have a lot of work to do.
        Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
        Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
        "Once you go off track, you never go back!"

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        • #5
          As if I needed another reason to love Costco. Thanks for the head's up!
          ~Veronica
          "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
          http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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            Originally posted by BoyleHeightsKid View Post
            I watched a documentary about them, I think it was on msnbc or something like that. Yeah... great company! It was interesting to see how they work and how they are able to make quality products available at such great prices.

            Now... if I could just change the laws in PA and get my vet to write me scripts and get costco to open up in my area... hmmm... I have a lot of work to do.
            Are you in Pittsburgh? There's a Costco on the Waterfront.
            ~Veronica
            "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
            http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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            • #7
              Wish there was a Costco near me.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                Are you in Pittsburgh? There's a Costco on the Waterfront.
                About 80 miles east... I did a location search on their website and nothing came up for Pittsburgh!
                Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
                Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
                "Once you go off track, you never go back!"

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                  #9
                  Now you guys are making me so grateful that I have easy access to multiple Costcos that I almost want to plunk down the $55 to join.
                  The Evil Chem Prof

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Peggy View Post
                    Now you guys are making me so grateful that I have easy access to multiple Costcos that I almost want to plunk down the $55 to join.
                    Costco rocks. Among other horse related purchases...

                    -Vitamin E capsules in bulk

                    -Huge bag of Wintergeen mints

                    -2 week supply of carrots for $7
                    ~Veronica
                    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                    http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, 2 weeks' worth of carrots for $7, but who can walk in and out of there and just buy carrots?! When I used to live near one that was a $300 outlay every dang time I walked in there. Of course, that was during the "diaper phase" of my life.
                      Click here before you buy.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                        Yeah, 2 weeks' worth of carrots for $7, but who can walk in and out of there and just buy carrots?! When I used to live near one that was a $300 outlay every dang time I walked in there. Of course, that was during the "diaper phase" of my life.
                        Being a vegetarian and not liking much "junk" food and being a 2 person family means I hit up the fruit, veggies, and paper products and then am generally out of there. But MAN I love Costco
                        ~Veronica
                        "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                        http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                        • #13
                          Come on, you don't buy 24-packs of highlighters, 72-packs of AA batteries and gallons of Murphy's Oil Soap??
                          Click here before you buy.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                            Come on, you don't buy 24-packs of highlighters, 72-packs of AA batteries and gallons of Murphy's Oil Soap??
                            A gallon of canned potatoes? A couch? a 30 pack of chapstick
                            ~Veronica
                            "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                            http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                            • #15
                              A 5 gallon bucket of Miracle Whip?
                              Boyle Heights Kid 1998 16.1h OTTB Dark Bay Gelding
                              Tinner's Way x Sculpture by Hail to Reason
                              "Once you go off track, you never go back!"

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                                Of course, that was during the "diaper phase" of my life.
                                I just want to know when Deltawave was wearing diapers and how she managed to get out of that phase of her life.

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                                • #17
                                  I used to buy my cat thyroid meds at Sam's Club, no membership required, same price for non-members. That was 7 years ago so the same price thing might have changed.

                                  It was the same brand my vet used. My price at Sam's was cheaper than he could buy for.
                                  Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                                    Yeah, 2 weeks' worth of carrots for $7, but who can walk in and out of there and just buy carrots?! When I used to live near one that was a $300 outlay every dang time I walked in there. Of course, that was during the "diaper phase" of my life.
                                    Fairly simple - just don't grab a shopping cart on your way in! It reduces temptation immeasurably!
                                    "Facts or opinions which are to pass through the hands of so many, to be misconceived by folly in one, and ignorance in another, can hardly have much truth left." - Jane Austen: "Persuasion"

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                                    • #19
                                      Oh you've never seen how much I can juggle in my arms!!
                                      COTH's official mini-donk enabler

                                      "I am all for reaching out, but in some situations it needs to be done with a rolled up news paper." Alagirl

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by trubandloki View Post
                                        I just want to know when Deltawave was wearing diapers and how she managed to get out of that phase of her life.

                                        Lots of kegels . . .
                                        Click here before you buy.

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