Saving Money with RxSaver

This blog post is sponsored by RxSaver by RetailMeNot.

As we all know, prescription drugs can be very costly. We all look for ways to cut costs in medical expenses, don’t we? I know I do! Luckily, I’m not on too many medications, but with age comes some of that and I do have a couple of prescriptions that I have to get refilled every few months. If I can find a way to get those prescriptions for less, you can bet I’ll do it. Every dollar counts in medical expenses and they can add up quickly.

I’m on a medication for high blood pressure (thank you, mama!) and luckily, I can get it for free at a local pharmacy. But unfortunately, not everyone is so lucky to have access to cheap or free prescriptions.

Today, I am sharing a tool called RxSaver by RetailMeNot that allows you to compare prices at nearby pharmacies in your area to ensure you are getting the best price. I’m sharing how I compared the prices for my high blood pressure medication and found that prices are very reasonable at nearby pharmacies.

We all want to know what we’ll be spending on a prescription before we buy and RxSaver takes the control back into your hands. Simply enter a drug name to see the different prices available at different pharmacies, and then choose the best price and location that is most convenient for you and save up to 80%.

You may not have not have known that different pharmacies charge different amounts for the same medication. RxSaver works by giving you access to prescription pricing information, so you can compare costs at nearby pharmacies to make sure you’re getting the best price available. Medical expenses can be so expensive and it can be hard to tell what you are going to be paying up front, so it’s important to save as much as possible. RxSaver can save you up to 80% on your prescriptions, whether you have insurance or not. You’ll want to check out​ ​RxSaver​ for details.

Even if you don’t have insurance, RxSaver is an online tool that can help anyone save on prescription medications.. There’s no membership involved and you can use their online site or app to find out the best prices available at nearby locations.

Again, actual savings are based on pharmacy cash price but you can see all the details at RxSaver.

Another medication that I just started last year after my yearly physical showed that I had hypothyroid (my mom and sis are both on thyroid meds too), is NP Thyroid. I know RxSaver will definitely be a tool I use next time to make sure I am getting the best deal possible. I think I spent a little more than this last time I refilled my prescription, and I want to take control of my prescription prices and save as much as possible.

I like sharing information that might help all of you too, so I sincerely hope that some of you might be saving more money in the future on your prescriptions too! Medical expenses are huge in our country and prescription drugs are not cheap, so any help we can get with that is greatly appreciated. I hope you’ll stop by the website and try it out for yourself to try and save some money too!

It definitely pays to check around to find the best price you can find on your prescriptions, so I hope you’ll check out RxSaver too!

- Rhoda

Comments

  1. GoodRx is another site to look at. Not sure how they compare to RxSaver, but would be worth checking both. Thanks for the info.

  2. Another way to save money on prescription drugs is to check the website of the pharmaceutical company. I have a prescription card from a company that saves me $90.00 for each 3 month prescription. Specialty colonoscopy preps offer discounts on their website also. Some insurance companies have signed agreements with the big pharmaceutical companies and they only want you to get them thru them or they charge full price. Buyer be ware.

    • Hi, Joan, good to know thanks for sharing.

    • Joan, wish I had known that!! My recent colonoscopy prep was not covered by my insurance costing me $133. even worse, i couldn’t tolerate the liquid so ended up canceling the test. Next time I will try to find a discount coupon- thanks for that awareness.

  3. Brenda Lynch says

    I second the Good Rx–my husband and I both have insurance, but the GoodRx card has saved us on meds not covered by our insurance. Also, just a side not I believe lisinopril is free at Publix–doesn’t help me as I am allergic to it. It is always a smart thing to check prices, something most of us never thought of in the past.

  4. This is interesting Rhoda! Great info, I need to look into this.

  5. Make sure you tell your doctor & pharmacist about everything that you take because there may be interactions. For example, I’ve become sensitive to some food additives in the last few years and discovered that the combination of Aleve/Prilosec impacted my reaction to histamines. I stopped those drugs and had a nice recovery. My doctor recommended a round of the Whole 30 program to test for other possible allergies. I am now down to one BP script and I even was able to cut the dosage on that!

    Another option is to locate a direct primary care group. I followed my doctor from a university-based practice to a DPC practice. I pay $75/month for my age group (65+). I can see my doctor as often as is necessary for no additional cost. I usually check in every two months. They have a small pharmacy of the basic drugs that their patients use that they charge cost, not a marked-up price. For lab and radiology, they have agreements with local groups and the practice charges me the cost – not the suggested retail price of the test. No insurance filing, but I still carry insurance for the “big ticket” items. My doctor is enjoying not having to deal with insurance and electronic medical records. She actually can look at me and talk vs having her head in the laptop to answer the many questions that the university practice required. I am seeing the doctor more often, for less than when I had insurance.

    A new service that just popped up in my area is a home visit by EMTs/nurse practitioners that let you avoid the ER or the crowded “doc in the box” care.

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