GoodRx – Things You Should Know To Save Money On Prescription Drugs

Prices on prescription drugs vary widely between pharmacies. GoodRx is a website and a mobile app that will check the price of prescription drugs at stores in your area.

Let’s take a look at how GoodRx can save you money every time you fill a prescription.

Comparison shop, find discounts and coupons

GoodRx lets you find out prices of prescription drugs, any discounts, and coupons on drugs, comparison shop from your home, and get the lowest prices.  Pricing data is available for over 60,000 pharmacies in the US. You can then visit the store with the lowest price, show your coupons if you have one and get your prescription drugs.

GoodRx saves me almost 50% on my prescription every month. Go the GoodRx website or mobile app, type in your zip code and the name of the drug, and you will get the prices at nearby stores. You can also get coupons (printed or digital) if they are available.

Works for all prescription drugs – generics and brand-name drugs

GoodRx claims that consumers can save up to  80% off prescription drugs.  The app does a good job of showing you cheap generics.  But you can find prices for brand-name drugs as well.

No need to create an account

The best thing is you can use the website or the app without creating an account. GoodRx doesn’t collect any personal information.

Where is GoodRx accepted?

GoodRx is accepted at Costco, Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid Walmart. Sams Club does not accept GoodRx.

Cannot be combined with insurance

GoodRx cannot be combined with health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid. Before you fill your prescription ask for price with and without insurance.  Some drugs are cheaper than co-pay and you may be better off paying for it directly rather than going through your insurance.

Premium products and services

GoodRx Gold for more savings

While GoodRx is free and offers substantial savings, GoodRx also has a premium product, GoodRx Gold which costs $5.99/month for individuals and $9.99/month for a family of up to 6 including pets.  GoodRx gold offers even more savings compared to the free version.

GoodRx Care

GoodRx care allows you to chat with a board-certified doctor for routine health issues such as high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, urinary tract infection, etc.  Prices start at $20. You can see the full list of services and prices here.

The company says most doctor consultations take 10 minutes or less.  No video or phone call is required, everything can be done via online chat.

Competitors

RetailmeNot RxSaver (previously called LowestMed) is a competitor to GoodRx and has an app and website. I always check both RxSaver and GoodRx each time I need to fill my prescription.

Bottom Line

GoodRx is an easy way to save money on your prescriptions.   You don’t have to create an account to use the service. Typing in the name of the prescription drug and your zip code on the GoodRx app or website shows you the drug’s prices at different stores in your area.  It also shows your current coupons to save you money.

GoodRx also offers GoodRx Gold for more savings on prescription drugs and GoodRx care to chat with a board-certified doctor about common health conditions for a reasonable cost.

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