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Prescriptions. We’ve all had to get them at some point. For others, they can be a way of life. A constant in our lives like getting gas, or weekly groceries. It may not be every day that we have to fill our prescriptions, but for a lot of people, including my husband and myself, we have to take our prescriptions every day. And fill them every.single.month.
Here’s the thing, I have been filling my own prescriptions for a long time. Decades now, and that means I have filled a lot. I mean, a lot, a lot.
So the question is……why is it, this is the first time I am learning that I can compare prescription prices?
My entire life, I thought your doctor gave you a prescription, you brought it your regular pharmacy and you got your medication. I have always gone to the same place, year after year, from one state to another state. I have heard of other places that had good prices, but I never tried them out because I thought the prices of the prescription was always the same and the price depended on if you had insurance and what the insurance was willing to pay.
I was not aware, my friends and family were also not aware that pharmacy prices for the same medications vary widely. What?!!?! It has been like a big kept secret that you could be saving money just by going somewhere else and that insurance is not always your best option or price for that matter.
But who has time to go from place to place each month to see if that pharmacy is possibly cheaper than the last? I’m not.
I am done being in the dark and you should too. Luckily I have found RxSaver by RetailMeNot.Whether you have to fill a prescription once a year or every month, RXSaver will compare prices and give you back the control for what you pay for these prescriptions.
Some of the awesome benefits you will receive by compare shopping your prescriptions through RxSaver:
- Easily access your prescription pricing information
- Compare prices of the prescription you need at your nearest pharmacies
- You can save up to 80% at nationwide pharmacies
- Coupons for thousands of different medications
- Accepted at pharmacies nationwide including Costco, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, some local pharmacies and more!
The process couldn’t be simpler. You can find the price of your medication from your computer, or if you’re out and about and just left the doctor, compare prices from your phone on their free app or website (http://rxsaver.com.)
- Search for your medications.
- Compare prices and print coupon.
- Print your coupon and bring to your pharmacy or show the coupon or your app to the pharmacist.
We decided to test this out ourselves since it happened to be time to fill a prescription. Before we left the house I checked my prescription to see if it was cheaper than what we had been paying through insurance. It was. Then I compared it to the stores in my ZIP code. The best price happens to be where my prescription was being held, so it worked out wonderfully.
We drove to the pharmacy and the pharmacist informed me that a change had been made by my insurance that they would only fill one month at a time, rather than the 3-month fill they usually gave me. He then proceeded to give me the price for one month through insurance. It was almost as much as it had been for the 3-month supply.
I was so happy to give the pharmacist my coupon. He informed me I could use the coupon for a 3-month supply and we just wouldn’t go through insurance at all. I was so happy. The pharmacist was so helpful and seemed to be familiar with using these coupons, so I didn’t have to do any explaining. It was an amazing experience!
I am so happy to be educated about something so important and now I have the opportunity to save so much money!