You may be familiar with the electronic coupon website RetailMeNot for discounts on goods at your favorite retailers. The company created Rx Saver to help lower the cost of expensive maintenance medications.
After sickness or injury, you may need a prescription for antibiotics or pain. These medications are not ones that you need regularly. The biggest savings are discounts on the medication you need daily for months or years at a time.
Rx Saver offers savings up to 85 percent off retail prices. You can print coupons or share them through the mobile app. Like GoodRx and SingleCare, you can take advantage of these discounts at your preferred pharmacy. As of this year, GoodRx acquired Rx Saver to expand its network.
You can obtain discounts on over-the-counter (OTC) medication with the Rx Saver app. Your medical provider will need to write a prescription for the OTC drug, so the pharmacy can fill it and accept the coupon. Some OTC drugs for which you can ask for a prescription include allergy pills, topical creaks, acid reflux, and eye drops.
The program is free for any user 18 years of age and older. But the feature that sets this app apart from other Rx discount card options is its resources for those with expensive chronic conditions.
Maintenance medication is often a life-saving treatment to manage the condition. The five most expensive diseases are:
- Heart disease. This condition requires many drugs to manage related health issues.
- Diabetes. Without the ability to produce insulin, people with diabetes rely on the medication for the rest of their lives.
- Dementia, which is primarily institutional and long-term care.
- Cancer. Treatment requires a cocktail of different prescriptions.
- Obesity. This condition often requires drugs for other related symptoms.
Rx Saver’s Advocacy Program helps patients on high-cost prescription drugs save money. To be a part of the program, you must apply to determine your eligibility and pay $60 per month. You can select to have your drugs shipped to your house, local pharmacy, or doctor’s office.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy verified the program. And the Better Business Bureau accredited the parent company – RetailMeNot – with an A+ rating. Some pharmacies that participate with Rx Saver include CVS, Walgreens, Costco, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Target, and Kroger.
While prescription discounts can vary greatly by drug, dosage, and your location, Rx Saver very often has lower prices than GoodRx. You should compare prices between the apps fairly frequently. Prices can change weekly or monthly.