- RetailMeNot RX Saver is a free discount prescription finder that can help you save money whether you have insurance or not.
- It is not a pharmacy or a type of insurance, but it can help you save money at most pharmacies of your choice.
- You can get discounts on some pet prescriptions as well.
- If you have ongoing prescription expenses that are excessive, RX Advocacy may be able to help – but does require both registration and a membership fee, unlike RX Saver.
Prescription medications can be expensive, even if you have health insurance. According to a recent RX Saver survey, Americans on average spend between $US644 and $US1,124 annually on prescriptions, depending on whether those scripts are recurring.
Here’s how a discount program like RX Saver can help.
RetailMeNot RX Saver is a free discount prescription finder you can use to save money at participating pharmacies
Whether you have a one-off prescription or one that you have to refill at regular intervals, simply punching the name of that drug into RX Saver along with your ZIP code can instantly pull up a list of current prices at nearby pharmacies. There are also free apps for both iOS and Android devices if you prefer.
Once you find a price you like, coupons can either be printed out or shown to pharmacy staff on your phone to get the applicable discount. You can also print a physical discount card or request a more sturdy version to be sent to you via postal mail.
RetailMeNot RX Saver can also help you save money on any pet meds that are also prescribed for humans
Some medications can be prescribed for either people or pets – and if your furry friend is prescribed a medication like this, you can also use RX Saver to save money on potentially expensive pet medications, as well.
Discount finder sites like RX Saver can save you money whether you have insurance or not
So many variables go into prescription pricing. Even if you have insurance, different pharmacies may still charge you different amounts for the exact same drug. Unfortunately, you can’t use RX Saver discounts on top of your insurance, but in certain cases, the prices that RX Saver locates may actually cost you less than the cost under your insurance.
Most major and regional chains in the US accept RX Saver discounts at this time
RX Saver is the evolution of LowestMed.com, which RetailMeNot acquired in May 2018. Pharmacies covered by this extensive nationwide network include CVS, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Costco, Walmart, Target (CVS), Kmart, Shopko, Kroger, Safeway, Fred Meyer, Giant, HEB, and Wegmans – as well as others.
If your monthly prescription expenses are particularly excessive, RX Saver also has an RX Advocacy membership program that can help.
Unlike RX Saver, this program requires users to fill out an application and pay a monthly subscription fee of $US50 to participate – but if you’re spending hundreds or thousands of dollars a month on certain prescriptions, it might be worth it.
The app currently has nearly five stars and more than two thousand reviews.
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