How I saved $40 on Prescription Medicine
Recently, I have been more than a little bit under the weather. Even with our medical co-op at Liberty Health Share, I was quite surprised at the high cost when I went to get my prescription filled at the pharmacy. So, I employed my top secret tip for saving on – pretty much anything.
Are you ready? Here’s the tip for how I saved on prescription medicine and how you can too . . .
ASK for a DISCOUNT!
Simply stating, “Wow, that is more expensive than I expected it to be” was not enough. Sometimes people will go ahead and offer up their discounts at that point, but I’ve been told by my local pharmacy that they are no longer automatically applying generic discounts – unless they are specifically asked to do so.
The worst thing they can say is “No, we don’t have any discounts available on that medication” so there is really no reason NOT to at least ask. This is especially helpful for those who use medical sharing or are self-pay as it can make a huge difference.
I had to get this particular z-pack of antibiotics refilled again, so technically I saved over $80 just because I asked for a discount! I’ve also had friends who have saved money online on their medication – a friend just refilled their cialis medication online with a great saving compared to if they’d picked it up at the physical store. This option may not work for everyone, so having the ability to ask in-store can help a lot in the long run!
This concept works for other things as well. We saved $50 this past year on a science center membership because I asked if they have homeschool family discounts. (More about that in another tip)