When More is Less (or Vice Versa?)
A lady comes in on the day she takes her last blood pressure pill for a checkup and a refill.
Her blood pressure is well controlled, the rest of her exam is normal, she's all caught up on her preventive care, so I go to write her refill.
Would she prefer a 30-day or a 90-day supply of her medication, I ask.
30 days, please. She can get them for $4.00 at her supermarket's pharmacy.
Ah, I respond. Did she know they would also give her 90 pills for $10.00?
Yes, as it happened; she was aware of this fact. But it turns out that for every four prescriptions she fills at the pharmacy, they give her a coupon good for 10% off her next grocery order, so she makes sure it's a big one; $250.00 at least.
12 x $4.00 = $48.00 per year for pills.
3 x $25.00 (10% of her $250 grocery bill) = $75.00 off on food ---> up $27.00 on the year.
4 x $10.00 = $40.00 for pills
1 x $25.00 = $25.00 off on food ---> down $15.00 per annum.
Can you tell she used to work as an accountant before she had kids?