How do you get an 80% discount on your prescription medication?
Americans spend more on prescription drugs than any other country in the world, adding more than $358 billion in costs in 2020 alone.
This is largely due to high prices for drugs used by millions. Georgetown Investigation shows that about 66% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. You know how expensive a bottle of pills and other drugs can be if you do.
You may feel like you’re stuck as if you can’t do anything about those costs. Most people get prescriptions at the pharmacy closest to home and don’t realize that the location you select plays a role in how much you pay. In just a few seconds you can pull out your phone and find a better price.
It helped me a lot
About a year ago I had a rash on my arm. I got a prescription from my doctor and when I went to the pharmacy to pick it up, the bill blew me away. The total was $175 for a small jar of cortisone cream. I asked the pharmacist if that might be right. Then he showed me a website that completely changed my view of recipes. It is called GoodRx†
With our sponsor GoodRx, enter your zip code, enter the medication you are looking for and you will be given a list of where to find it at the very best price. We are talking about savings of up to 80%. The cream I needed? Instead of paying $175, the pharmacist and I found it through GoodRx for just $35. He scanned the price and I was good to go.
get this. You don’t even need an account to use GoodRx. That’s right. No login to remember, no data collection, nothing. It’s about getting the very best prices.
But what if I have insurance?
Let me be clear: GoodRx is not health insurance. It’s just another option on your end. About 70% of GoodRx users have health insurance but choose not to use it on their prescriptions because the prices are so much better at GoodRx. Instead of paying your own contribution or Medicare, you can open GoodRx to find an even better price.
GoodRx is accepted by more than 70,000 pharmacies nationwide, including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Kroger, Albertsons, Safeway and RiteAid.
How much can you save?
As I mentioned, you can save up to 80% on prescription drugs. In 2020, the average user received an average saving of more than 70% on retail prices. That’s a lot of money!
Let’s take the blood pressure medication Atorvastatin as an example. We found it at Bashas Pharmacy here in Phoenix for $8.25, 95% off the retail price. Wow. What about the proton pump inhibitor Pantoprazole? Prices range from $30.70 at CVS Pharmacy to as low as $9.20 at Costco.
To see prices where you live, go to GoodRx.com† Enter the name of the drug, then tap the “Find the lowest price” button and you’re good to go.
After you select a drug, you can set its form, dosage and amount, and your location. GoodRx results show how much prescription prices can vary. You may even find a new store where you can buy your recipe you never thought of.
What are you waiting for?
As I said, GoodRx is completely free to use, you don’t need to create a login and there are no special codes or promos to remember. I do have a favor to ask, however.
The fine folks at GoodRx have set up a special landing page just for my listeners and readers. By using this link they can show that I referred you and I can create great content on the radio and on the web for free just for you. If you like my email newsletters, learn from my website or enjoy listening to my show, please do me a favor and use my link to find those great deals.
Just go to goodrx.com/kim start. On big savings!