Not all Lloyd’s chemists are taking part in the sale as it depends entirely if your local store has been sold or is in the process of closing down.
The sale is also not available online and store workers are having to “manually override each item” at the tills in the stores participating in the sale.
Sources told The Sun yesterday that its private equity owner had launched a strategic review of its entire UK store base.
The process could lead to a sale of all of its pharmacies or closure, they said.
Lloyds Pharmacy operates around 10% of all UK pharmacies.
Lloyds Pharmacy has already announced the closure of 237 of its pharmacies in Sainsbury’s supermarkets by the end of the year.
It has 17,000 employees across the business and dispenses 150 million prescriptions annually.
A spokesperson for Lloyds told The Sun: “LloydsPharmacy regularly reviews its pharmacy estate to ensure it is operating sustainably and any decision to sell stores is taken in the interests of patients, colleagues and the business.
“At all times, patient safety remains our top priority ensuring that our customers and patients are always able to access vital prescriptions, health advice, products and services.”