How to Save on Your Prescription Medications with RxSaver

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How to Save on Your Prescription Medications with RxSaver

Jennifer Hadley
By Jennifer Hadley
Apr 15, 2021
Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
Medically Reviewed ByCarina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS
Illustration of a masked patient using an RxSaver coupon on her phone while picking up her medications at the pharmacy.

The cost of prescription medications causes significant financial hardship for millions. According to a Gallup poll, nearly 60 million Americans report not having enough money to pay for a medication prescribed by their health care provider at least once per year. Indeed “medication insecurity,” may affect more than 20% of the adult population.

So what can you do if your medications are too expensive? Here’s a look at how to save on prescription medication.

How to Save on Prescription Medications

To save on prescription medications, follow these three simple steps.

  • Request generic medications
  • Shop pharmacies for the best prices
  • Use a prescription drug coupon from RxSaver

Ask Your Doctor for Generic Medication

Generic medications are equally as effective as their brand-name drug counterparts. Even better? According to the FDA, generic medications are typically 80-85% cheaper than their brand-drug counterpart.

For example, if you’re prescribed Crestor to help manage high cholesterol, you may realize significant savings by opting for the generic medication, rosuvastatin.

The RxSaver coupon for Crestor starts at $291.57* for 5 mg and 30 tablets, while the RxSaver coupon for rosuvastatin, the generic for Crestor starts at $16.24* for 10 mg and 30 tablets. It’s incredible how much savings a generic medication can offer, especially with an RxSaver coupon.

When you use RxSaver to look up your prescription, you’ll be given pricing for generic medications, when a generic is available.

Use the RxSaver tool below to search discounted coupons at nearby pharmacies.

Shop for the Best Pharmacy Prices

You may be surprised to learn that prescription medication prices vary by pharmacy. So if you’re wondering how to save on prescription medications, you should shop around. You may not want to fill every prescription at the same pharmacy, or you may want to change pharmacies if you find one that offers better pricing than the one you typically use.

To find the best pricing on your medication, visit the RxSaver website, or download the free RxSaver mobile app. Then, just type in your prescription. You will see which pharmacy in your area offers the best pricing on your medication.

Use a Prescription Drug Coupon from RxSaver

RxSaver prescription drug coupons can be used if you do not have insurance, or if you do have insurance. There is no membership required. There are no fees to use RxSaver. Simply show the RxSaver coupon when you pick up your medication.

If you don’t have a smartphone, you can print the coupon and bring it to the pharmacy, or simply provide the coupon code over the phone to the pharmacist so that they can apply the savings.

How RxSaver Works

RxSaver is very easy to use. You do not have to sign up for anything or sign in. All you need to do is type your prescription into the search bar on the website, or in the mobile app. Then show the coupon when you retrieve your medication from the pharmacy. If you’re using the pharmacy drive-thru or a delivery service just call ahead and provide the coupon code. That’s it!

RxSaver is designed to be used whether or not you have health insurance. It’s also easy to use in place of your insurance if the RxSaver coupon price beats your insurance copay. High-deductible plans often have higher copay requirements, so you may save money by not using your insurance for some prescription medications.

Where can I use RxSaver coupons?

RxSaver coupons are accepted at all major pharmacies and many regional pharmacies and supermarkets including:

  • Albertsons
  • Costco
  • CVS
  • Duane Reade
  • Giant
  • H-E-B
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kmart
  • Meijer
  • Publix
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • Walgreens

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Switching Pharmacies is Easy

If you find that the pharmacy you’ve been using doesn’t offer the best price, it’s easy to switch pharmacies. Simply type in your medication on RxSaver’s website or mobile app. Then identify the new pharmacy you’d like to use.

Contact the pharmacy that has the best pricing, and request a transfer of your prescription. You’ll need to provide your name, current pharmacy, and info about the prescription, which you can find on the bottle.

Be sure to call a couple of days before you run out of your medication. It may take a couple of days for the transfer to be complete.

Also, be sure to let the new pharmacy know of any other medications and supplements you are taking at the same time. This way, the pharmacist can also check for any potential medication interactions on your behalf.

Then just show the RxSaver coupon when you pick up your prescription from the new pharmacy for instant savings.

Why It Pays to Search Before Filling Your Rx Medication

Doing your homework when it comes to your prescription medication can help you save money. By requesting generics instead of brand drugs, shopping for the best pricing at various pharmacies, and using a prescription drug coupon from RxSaver, you may just save a lot of money.

*Lowest online price at national pharmacy chains Costco, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart as of 4/9/2021. Prices vary by location and pharmacy, see RxSaver.com for actual pricing in your area.

Jennifer Hadley

Jennifer Hadley

Jen Hadley is a freelance writer and journalist based in Los Angeles, who writes extensively about the medical, legal, health care, and consumer products industries. Jen is a regular contributor to RxSaver.

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS

Carina Fung, PharmD, BCPPS., is a pharmacist who earned her PharmD from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She maintains an active practice, serving as a Board-Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist at a large metropolitan teaching hospital in New York City. Carina has also published in pharmacy journals and works as a consultant reviewing medical articles for publication.

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