You need your medication, no matter what it costs. But don't open your wallet at the pharmacy until you've check out these tips for saving big on your prescriptions.
Use your pharmacy's discount programs
From CVS to Rite Aid to Walgreens, customer loyalty programs are everywhere. CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare is great for coupon clippers, while Rite Aid Rewards is great for online shoppers. My Walgreens is great for physically active customers who are willing to participate in the company's Health Goals program for reward points.
Whichever pharmacy you shop with, there is a reward program that fits you.
Get a GoodRx prescription card
If you do not have insurance, GoodRx may be perfect for you. The card offers discounts of up to 80% on most prescription drugs at over 70,000 U.S. pharmacies.
Request a 90-day supply
Many routine medications are available in 90-day refills at a reduced price. Instead of refilling every month, ask if a 90-day supply is offered to decrease your copay. According to a study out of the University of Chicago, buying your prescriptions in three-month increments can decrease costs by up to 29%.(c)2022 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, Ga.) Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.