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    Prescription Drug Discounts

    Recently I experienced a small gap in health insurance coverage while DH transitioned employers. For just a few days it wasn't worth signing up for COBRA or going through the process to apply for benefits with my employer. But, I did need to refill a medication right in the middle of that window, poor planning on my part, but, it happens..

    The price out of pocket through my local retail pharmacy (RiteAid) with no insurance was going to be $167 for a 30-day supply of a generic medication.

    I went on GoodRx.com and entered the medication, dose, quantity, and selected my local pharmacy. It provided discount information to reduce the $167.00 to $8.91.

    The pharmacy had no problem entering the coupon, and I walked out with my prescription for less than $9. Yes please and thank you.

    Even if you have insurance, you may want to check to see if GoodRx can save you money if your prescription benefits aren't that great.

    #2
    Similar thing happened to me at Walmart
    Simply paying for my scrip outright was cheaper with Walmart than using my insurance.
    It wasn't much to begin with, but the price dropped from $12 to $4

    Brian

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      #3
      It strangely happens a lot. I shop around a lot for my dogs medications.
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        #4
        Originally posted by bjl584 View Post
        Similar thing happened to me at Walmart
        Simply paying for my scrip outright was cheaper with Walmart than using my insurance.
        It wasn't much to begin with, but the price dropped from $12 to $4
        This one always angers me. It shouldn't be cheaper to bypass your insurance. If the cash price is less than the insurance price, they should just charge you the cash price. You shouldn't have to find that out on your own.
        Steve

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          #5
          Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

          This one always angers me. It shouldn't be cheaper to bypass your insurance. If the cash price is less than the insurance price, they should just charge you the cash price. You shouldn't have to find that out on your own.
          I would have never known.
          Thankfully the pharmacy tech told me once he ran my insurance.
          Brian

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            #6
            It works for dogs, too. Our vet prescribed our dog some hydrocodone. Of course, it's regulated just the same for humans. I had to pick up a physical script, and take it to a retail pharmacy to fill it because the vet is under regulation by law that they can't dispense more than 5 tabs. Ooook. I took it to the pharmacy I use. I told them it was for my dog, and they looked at me like a junkie. Sure, buddy....for your dog. (No, really).

            The pharmacist told me it would be about $65. Oh! Well, he doesn't have insurance, but he likes to use GoodRx discounts for his pill habit, are you able to re-bill it? Sure enough, $24 out the door.

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