Advantage Dollars
Over-the-counter and food allowance

Get the most of your Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network Medicare Advantage plan benefits with Advantage Dollars. Your card allowance can be used on eligible OTC and food items.

Who's eligible for this benefit?

This benefit is available to Individual Medicare Advantage members with a BCN Advantage HMO-POS Elements, Classic, Prestige or Prime Value* plan, a Community Value plan or an HMO ConnectedCare plan and any of our Medicare Plus Blue PPO plans.

*Excludes Prime Value members who reside in the following counties: Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Kalkaska, Luce, Mackinac, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Presque Ilse, Roscommon, Saginaw, Saniliac, Schoolcraft, Shiawassee, Tuscola.


What you get with your allowance

You get an Advantage Dollars card pre-loaded with an allowance of $25 -$100 per quarter, depending on which Medicare Advantage plan you have. Your card can be used to purchase eligible items such as:

  • Healthy food items
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Pain relievers and fever reducers
  • Allergy and sinus products
  • Cold and flu products
  • Digestive aids
  • First aid supplies
  • Skin and sun care products
  • COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests

To search for eligible products, log in to your account at


How to use your Advantage Dollars card

Using the Advantage Dollars card is simple. You can purchase items at participating retailers or order items by mail, phone or online. Unused amounts of your quarterly allowance don't roll over into the next quarter or plan year.

Using your card is simple

store iconVisit a participating store
apple iconShop for approved OTC and food items
dollar iconCheck out
wallet iconSwipe your Advantage Dollars card first to pay


Participating retailers include Walmart, Kroger, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Family Dollar and Dollar General. To find a retailer near you, visit


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Place your order online at Convey.


Call 1‑855‑856‑7878 to place your order. TTY users, call 711.


Download the Convey mail order catalog (PDF) to order items by mail. 

To request a printed catalog and mail order form, call 1-855-856-7878 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. TTY users, call 711.

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Order produce boxes online or by phone from FarmboxRx. Visit FarmboxRx to see what’s available and to place an order.  You can also call 1-888-416-3589 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern Time, seven days a week. TTY users, call 711.