We ask all Kiwis, why pay more? We believe that for too long New Zealand communities had been paying too much for healthcare essentials.

So we did something about it. Bargain Chemist opened its first doors in Christchurch in March 2018 with the mission to deliver the best service through care & quality products at the best price we can, to support communities to live happy and healthy.

From our first location in Riccarton Road, Christchurch we have grown from a retail space of less than 100m2 to develop superstores up to 6 times the size offering New Zealanders essentials for their health and home at lower everyday prices. We’ve moved beyond what is expected, evolving our stores to offer great bargains across a range of product categories alongside the care and attention you expect from you local pharmacy.

With no plans of slowing down we continue to open new stores nationally with rapid new store growth planned over the next 3 years to deliver our promise to New Zealanders. Bringing affordable healthcare to you wherever your are via our local pharmacies or bargainchemist.co.nz.


Changing the New Zealand pharmacy landscape

  • Free prescription on fully funded medications
  • Lower everyday prices
  • More choice
  • 100% Kiwi owned

From day one we’ve offered Free Prescriptions taking care of the $5 co-payment on subsidised medication. We simply think that’s Kiwis looking after Kiwis.