Walmart, Kroger Raise At-Home COVID Test Prices

If you're heading to Walmart or Kroger in search of an at-home COVID test, be prepared to pay a steeper price...

Both companies have raised the price of the BinaxNOW at-home COVID-19 test kit after an agreement with the White House to sell them at a reduced cost expired


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.It's currently listed on Walmart's website for $19.88, up from $14 last month. And Kroger now has the tests for $23.99.

"We have seen significant demand for at-home Covid-19 testing kits and are working closely with our suppliers to meet this demand and get the needed product to our customers," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement to CBS MoneyWatch.

President Joe Biden announced the three-month agreement with Walmart, Amazon, and Kroger back in September to help ramp up testing. However on Tuesday, NBC News was unable to find any of the tests for sale on Amazon.

The White House did not comment.

Check out more details on CBS News.

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