If you have prescriptions that you have to fill regularly, the cost can add up quickly! Here are a few tips for saving on prescription medications.
Ask if there is a generic alternative ~ Talk with your doctor and find out if there is a generic alternative for the prescription medications that you are taking. Many retailers are now offering a 30 day supply of a number of generic medications for just $4 or a 90 day supply for as low as $9.99
-CVS generic prescription drug list ($9.99 for a 90 day supply)
–KMart generic prescription drug list (30 day supply starting at just $5)
-Kroger generic prescription drug list (30 day supply for $4, 90 day supply for $10)
–Rite Aid participating generic prescription drug list ($8.99 for a 30 day supply, $15.99 for a 90 day supply)
–Target generic prescription drug list ($4 for a 30 day supply, $10 for a 90 day supply)
–Walgreens generic prescription drug list ($9.99 for a 30 day supply, $12 for a 90 day supply)
–Walmart generic prescription drug list ($4 for a 30 day supply, $10 for a 90 day supply)
Even if you don’t have a generic prescription, it doesn’t hurt to call different pharmacies to price it out!
Don’t be afraid to ask for samples ~ Many physicians receive free samples of prescription medications from pharmaceutical reps. Don’t be afraid to ask them for free samples or coupons! If you can’t afford your prescriptions, ask your physician about prescription assistance programs that may be available.
Find out if your insurance includes a mail order option ~ Many insurance companies offer a mail order option where the cost of your prescription will be discounted significantly if you order by mail and get a 90 day supply.
Transfer your prescriptions for added benefits ~ Many national chain stores, grocery stores, and drug stores want to compete for your business when it comes to prescriptions that you fill regularly! They frequently offer coupons where you can get a gift card with any new or transferred prescription (ranging from $10 to $30 typically). Target typically offers these coupons in their ads once a month. Lately, Kroger has been offering them in their weekly ad. CVS and Walgreens will typically accept these competitor coupons, too! You can transfer your prescriptions each month and make a little extra money along the way!
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