They would own a bit more of our wallet if it weren't for me trying to find a few ways to save a little (and sometimes A LOT!) of money on each prescription.
One of the doctors I go to see requires that you have one place to send your prescription to, which is a little annoying, but I just send them to Walmart. Having said this, it doesn't mean you have to fill it there. You can always transfer it to another pharmacy.
[Now that I am typing this out, I know Target used to price compare to other pharmacies, so if you get a price quote from one pharmacy, you can tell Target and they will call them to verify. I haven't done this since we moved to our new town, but I'll try it next time I have a prescription.]
By having your prescription information (name, dosage, quantity), you can go home, pull up the list of pharmacies in your area, and get price quotes from each one. My typical list includes Walmart, Target, Walgreens, CVS, Costco, and Sams Club.
Last week, for one prescription I that had I was quoted anywhere from $185-385 from the different places and Costco ended up having it for only $135. The time before that, I had quotes upwards of $85 for one medication and found it at Target for $20-something.
On top of price comparing, you can also use a prescription discount card from HelpRX.org. They don't have an income restriction or anything. I saved an additional 40% on one of my medications last week.
Just remember these few things:
- Price compare
- Use a prescription discount card
Price comparing has saved me upwards of nearly 75% alone, add on the prescription discount card, and you're talking about an additional 15-55%