Accu-Chek To: Program – Saving $ on Test Strips & Getting More

logoIt’s little things like this that I love to share.

Accu-Chek has a new program that gives a fantastic discount on blood glucose monitoring strips and a little something extra to feed the soul.

It’s called Accu-Chek To: and I’ve signed up this week because I believe that they’re doing something right. (A great price. A great idea. A great program.)

It’s a monthly subscription program and they describe it like this:

Every month you’ll receive a box filled with the ACCU-CHEK® essentials you need, plus amazing items for you to discover – all delivered right to your door.

You’re given two options: Accu-Chek Essentials or Accu-Check Essentials + Discovery. It’s a five dollar difference between the two and here’s the reason why: with the Discovery add on, they surprise you each month with samples that help to nourish your body and soul (and aren’t necessarily diabetes-centric).

When you to to the website, you are given the option to view a quick video (but here it is, because you know…)

and then as you scroll down, you’re presented with two choices to start:

Do you have an Accu-Check blood glucose meter?

(If you don’t, you have the option to choose a meter. While I do have a Nano, they’ve now come out with a designer version and it’s.so.cool… Ahem.) You can choose a Nano or Aviva Plus…

Then you choose your monthly subscription option… and here’s the cool part.

50 strips = $20.00

100 strips = $40.00

(If you want the goody surprise box, it’s $25.00 and $45.00.)

You are getting the strips for almost 50% off what you would pay at a store. 

I went to a big name store (rhymes with Ball-Mart) a few days ago just to see what the shelf price of strips were. Even the cheap-o strips don’t meet that price when you use the Accu-Chek To: program. And you get a meter for free. And you don’t have to go to the store. And the strips are accurate. (After all the work that’s been done with StripSafely, I know which strips I feel I can trust. My personal opinion.)

I’ll get strips sent to me every month and a box of goodies. This month’s samples could include lip balm, body butter, tasty treats… and I’m all about that. If you like what you get for samples, you can purchase more at the site. (And you can also purchase more diabetes testing supplies. I’m going to check that out, too…)

The boxes are sent out on the third Wednesday of every month. Tick-tock. Get yours for this month. 

So, if you are looking to supplement your existing strips every month (which I am doing, as my insurance won’t pay for the number of strips I blow through each month) or you are trying to figure out a way to keep costs down and take care of yourself, this is the program we’ve all been waiting for.

The Fine Print

Here’s the deal: you cannot use this program and get the cost reimbursed through Medicaid or Medicare. It’s for individuals who either do not have health insurance or you have health insurance but will not seek to get reimbursed from your insurance using this program.  It’s only available for U.S. residents right now. 

For individuals like me on a high deductible insurance program and strips are part of that high deductible, while I can’t get the strips I receive through the monthly subscription program as part of my deductible, every bit helps.

I am not an employee of Roche. I am not compensated for this post. My opinions are my own. I just think this is an amazing program that does two things: saves me money on things that are expensive for my diabetes and gives me a little lift with the samples they send. 

 

0 comments
  1. If you like the add’l products, you might check out Birch Box, which sends samples of products, based on your preference, every month for $10

    Andy O’Hara

    1. Thank you for your comment, Andy.
      For those who do not know Andy, he is the general counsel for Prodigy Meters, a competitor of Roche Diabetes Care.

      Actually, what I like is that a blood glucose meter company has recognized that we are more than just our diabetes.
      And that I can get strips from a company I trust delivered to me monthly at a significant cost savings.
      And for an additional $5, I get products that might be good for people with diabetes. Even without the extra box of samples, this is an amazing program for people with diabetes.

  2. Thanks for the tip! I did the math, and those 100 strips would cost me about $95 through my prescription provider. I neeeeed the savings.

  3. This is wonderful! I work with un- and under-insured patients and I will be sure to pass along this information!

  4. This is pretty cool. I use an Accu-Chek Nano as my backup meter, and just used my last strip earlier this week… so needed to buy more, as that’s all I have as a backup now! Looking forward to seeing what fun surprises are in the “box” (is it a Red Snapper?!)… Glad Roche (and hopefully others) are offering these programs to help on the financial side. Great stuff. Thanks for sharing, Christel.

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