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The inflation of groceries, clothing and even prescriptions are stripping Americans of their hard-earned money. Americans are spending over $400 billion annually for prescriptions. These days every cent counts to save. With every 3 out of 10 Americans having increased prescription costs, according to Consumer Reports, you may be one of the many deciding on how to afford your much-needed prescriptions for yourself and family. Read on to see my five tips for getting the best deals on your prescriptions.
Just about every drug nowadays has a generic counterpart. For the most part, you’re in for huge savings. Talk to your doctor and verify if a generic drug could work for you. Always ask your doctor for samples as well to see how well it interacts with you before making the switch.
Ask for the Discount
A closed mouth never gets fed. So, simply ask for the discount. As funny as it may sound, you can wheel and deal at some pharmacies, especially your local mom and pop pharmacy stores. Sometimes you’ll get a better deal because they know they over marked the price of the drug. Other times you’ll find the pharmacist does price matching for a competitor in the area. So just ask if there is a better deal, besides just asking for a generic brand.
Transfer Prescriptions When a Discount is Offered
Have you ever seen those prescription coupons towards the back of your grocery store paper ad? These offer you a certain dollar amount off your grocery bill or offer you a gift card for the store. As many times, as I’ve said that I’m going to transfer a prescription over, I’ve never done so. With these medical expenses, I think it’s time I do transfer one. You can always transfer a prescription back should you find the discounts greater.
Purchase in Bulk
If you have a prescription you must renew, you might as well check out the costs for purchasing in three months or more intervals. The pro’s in most cases outweigh the cons.
- More convenient in that you only must pick it up or ship to you once
- One copayment instead of three separate copay’s
- It’s a greater discount over the 90-day period
Search Around for the Best Deals
You search the sale ads for the best deals on food or shoes for the kids, right? Why not do the same for your prescriptions? SearchRx has ways you can save up to 75% on prescriptions simply by searching their website. To not try this out is like leaving money on the table! And it’s so convenient to use with over 62,000 participating pharmacies! The best part is you can search on the go too by using their Apple or Android app.
Why not check out a free system to log in and search for great deals on your family’s medical expenses. You are using the same trusted pharmacies such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Rite Aid, to name a few. And you have three options to receive your savings coupons: you can print them, send the coupon right to your phone, or email it to yourself or loved ones.
Hopefully, these five tips will get you an excellent deal on your next prescription. I know I’m eager to jump on them and see how much I’m going to save this year alone!
How do you get the best deals on your prescriptions?