My pain management dr. told me about this site when he found out I was paying for all my Rxs out of pocket. I save so much money every month. Some times it fluctuates a bit, but without the coupons I would be paying up to twice as much or more on some of my medications.
And as far as having concern for not paying the full amount because the pharmacy has to make money too, I'm afraid that's just not something I worry about considering the drug companies have blatantly raised the prices on ALL the medications in the last couple of years sometimes by 10x.
If you want to throw your money away because you feel sorry for the drug companies, well that's up to you. I prefer to do my due diligence and take advantage of the savings where I can get them, even if I to go to 2 different stores to save that kind of money .
Luckily I don't have to now, but I have in the past and I love that good rx.com gives me that choice.
At first goodrx was helpful In finding decent prices.
It allowed me to make an educated decision as to which would be the best pharmacy for a particular med. Lately it seems the price is always higher than the coupon even though the PIN number matches. Upon contacting customer service...after getting through that awful automated system...I was told the price is always an estimate and may be off. I guess the best thing to do is call around (fun! more automation!) to make sure prices match.
Up until a few weeks ago I'd had very good luck with GoodRx. It had helped me find the best nearby price several times, but in the past 2 weeks, I've made 4 separate trips and took 2 different scripts to 3 different places, (inconvenient places!) that GoodRx showed would have the best price, but none would honor the GoodRx coupons. I've contacted Customer Service twice, once by phone and once by email. They gave me incorrect info by phone, and the emailed reply was not helpful either.
Tip for consumers: Don't go too far out of your way to try a GoodRx coupon, because it may or may not work.Ask Diane about GoodRx
Love Good Rx...but the problem is that the prices on different drugs vary wildly for different drugs at different pharmacies. So if you are on several drugs one of them might be much cheaper at Target but more expensive for other meds on your list. You find yourself price shopping with different prescriptions to different stores . This can be a headache....any solution?? I guess just add up your list of meds with the TOTAL price and pick the pharmacy with the lowest total price of all the drugs combined. Thanks
Google and print out the other pharmacy coupons and Push the issue at the pharmacy. Of Course the pharmacists would prefer to charge a 30 percent co-pay of $1,300 (in my case, for one critical med), too bad. I printed out several coupons and stubbornly stood there until one coupon worked. Rhe line behind me was long and the staff fed up with me, but I won and dropped $1,300 down to $100. No, I refuse to pay astronomical prices for meds I must take daily. Push the issue and don't worry what others think.
Took my prescription to Walmart based on the Goodrx price of $28 instead of the $200 average price at other places. Walmart first tried to charge me $177, when I told them to run the Goodrx card they said the price was $99. When I again showed them the price from the Goodrx website a manager said they would accept it just this once basically to make me go away but would not take the coupon price a second time. This whole mess took almost an hour of my time to fight for this price not sure its worth it.
Walmart pharmacy assisted me getting a coupon on my cell phone. Pharmacy took information off my phone. I clicked the button to have the coupon emailed to me and kept it on my phone. Three days later the coupon disappeared on my phone. The company never emailed it to me. The company has no way of retrieving the coupons it issues. The pharmacy charged me the same amount for 10 tablets instead of the coupon amount for 20 tablets. Pharmacy claims the coupons are only good for one time use even though the Goodrx website states they can be reused and transferred to other pharmacies. Walmart wiped out the whole coupon and claim there is nothing they can do to give me a reimbursement since all the coupon information is gone
I paid twice the amount then the coupon. Better to go straight to the pharmaceutical website and get their coupon in my case. I suggest you check there before going to these websites. Could be cheaper. And it is frustrating to find out they keep no records of what they issue to customers.
THE NEXT PART IS to the Good Rx response. As mentioned here, I clicked on email my coupon but it never was emailed to me. Why it disappeared from my phone is beyond my understanding. I tried several times to resolve this issue with GoodRx but they said they have no way of retrieving coupons issued to their customers. Three days after my coupon was issued Walmart discontinued being involved with my medication for 10 or 20 tablet coupons.
My GoodRx coupon stated 20 tablets, 20mg for $104.08. Walmart charged me that amount for 10 tablets and refuses to reimburse me or make good on the coupon. Belsomra is around $300 for 30 tablets without a coupon or insurance. So the way Walmart processed my GoodRx coupon I did not receive any savings.
Evidently, your company and Walmart have to get on the same page with your coupons. They stand by your coupon is good for one time use only and then all the information is deleted from their system. You claim that is not the case. Then you two need to figure that out.
My husband's insurance would not pay for the Provigil he needed post stroke, due to an off-label use. At a cost of $825/month, we could not afford it. I just picked up his Rx at a Target Pharmacy (Philly burbs) for $94.90, exactly as Goodrx quoted! I could not be happier or more grateful to your company! Please try Goodrx, you have nothing to lose and it may help in affording such expensive drugs. Thanks again!!
And yes, it can be used with Part D or on its own.
I can never thank you enough. I started using the lidocaine 5% patch sometime in June per a Doctor of Pain Mgmt. In July my coverage changed and I was told that I am not eligible to receive the patch from them. I appealed the decision and they would still not provide it to me. I have severe pain on my lower left side due a kidney removal. I have pain with just about everything I do since Jan, 2004. Then I got the patch and what a difference. I use 3 a day to limit almost all of the pain I experience. The price I was given from my pharmacy was almost $500/month. I could never afford that as I am retired and on a fixed income. Then I received information about Good RX. So far, I am able to get my Lidocaine 5% patches from a different pharmacy and my coupon from Goodrx for right now for about $176 a month. Though still a little high, I will not go back to having constant pain due to Goodrx. Thank you so much for being there for me. I am doing so much better that I can do so much more than I was previously not able to do. I am so lucky that you are there for me. Thank you, thank you and thank you again.
When something is too good to be true it typically is, but not in the case of goodrx. I was very skepticalat first,but was pleasantly surprised when i got the medication for the exact price quoted on Goodrx! I saved over $200!!!! Thanks a million Goodrx!!!!!!!!!
The coupon said it was an estimated price of $37 and change, I paid $47 and change. The pharmacist said he hated those coupons and had to try it 3 times before it went through BUT considering I had paid !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $445.00 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the month before for the same script, I'm thrilled. Still can't believe it.
I didn't know if this would actually work, but the medicine price was 1/3 of what I would have to pay otherwise, so I decided to try it. I read the mixed reviews and thought it may be a hassle, but for me, it was really easy. Walmart was the cheapest pharmacy for my medicine, so I called them and asked them if they'd take it. The lady who answered said, "Oh yeah, those discount codes work." and didn't seem wary of it at all. So I went in, still unsure. She put in the prescription, keyed in the code and the amount was exactly the same as what was on the website. So I've only tried it once, but it worked. Also, the lady in front of me in line was using it too. She said she has done it quite a bit - at Walmart and Kroger - and had never had any trouble at either, so i found that encouraging. I just thought I'd post for those like me who were worried that it was a scam or that the price would be 3x as much when you got there.
My doctor gave me the GoodRx card today at my appt and said he thought it would help with the cost of my prescriptions. I was skeptical. I have a fixed income and a debilitating medical condition and really need these meds. I went to Walmart and they ran the GoodRx through with no problems. I saved over 75% off the cash prices I would have had to pay as I have no insurance. I am very grateful to my doctor, GoodRx, and Walmart for coordinating this great program.
I used to use GoodRX to get meds for my dogs. 240 Phenobarbital 64.8mg is very expensive. The pharmacies have stopped taking GoodRX for two reasons: first, they state that they are not getting reimbursed by GoodRx; second, they now state that they won't take it for a drug that requires a triplicate. I try calling all listed pharmacies and they won't honor what is listed on the GoodRX website. $100+ each prescription hurts the pocketbook but you do what you have to if your pet can't live without. Anyone have any other suggestions, please let me know. Meds are still more expensive at the vet's office.
Went to my local CVS to use the coupon which referred to me by my doctor. The pharmacy went to apply and it came back as $1500.00!! Online it said the price with coupon for that medicine would be 32.75. Couldn't believe it. The pharmacy couldn't tell me why it didnt work.
Why do you think it is acceptable for a pharmacy to have to lose money on nearly every prescription they process in addition to a $3-15 pullback? You forget they are a business as well but people don't care about that. The reason that pharmacies don't accept these coupons half the time isn't because they don't care, it's because if every RX they sold lost money they would be closed fairly quickly.
Sometimes they take the coupon, most of the time they do not. Its a 50/50 chance at my local Walgreens.
If they always accepted goodrx, it would work out even better then insurance for me. Unfortunately this is not the case.
First time I used it over a year ago it worked great for some meds my wife was takinh that weren't covered by insurance. We recently tried it for the same meds and it didn't give the price the give when you check for prices. Our insurance pays a little on the meds now but they are still expensive. The prices Goodrx lists aren't accurate now by far.
First of all I don't work for Good Rx. I'm an unofficial consumer advocate for friends and family! I am retired so I have the time to get it right. When I started using GoodRx I was challenged once. I read all of the info on the GoodRx web site and even called to talk to them. Here is what's going on from my take as I can only talk as a consumer. The best pharmacies are the grocery stores.; Why? Because the 15 to 20 minutes to wait there a a good possibility you buy something else at the store. We do every time we go. Having had grocery experience (I sold to stores for 39 Years) I asked some of the management people from grocery stores as to why do some people have problems with GoodRx? Their response? Grocery stores and pharmacies sign contracts to get people in to frequent their pharmacies and buy other items available in the store. There is a code for each pharmacy printed on the coupon. The pharmacist or tech only needs to punch the code in the computer. When some pharmacists or techs get the coupon they'll ask what's this? Just say GoodRx and just punch the code on the coupon into the the computer. They know this! Their grocery chain has agreed to discount to get you into the store and hopefully continue to come back for prescriptions and or other things (Grocery) It is true the individual pharmacy stores have to take the reduced price. My Safeway pharmacy manager loves GoodRx as his business and the grocery store business have increased notably. One problem occurred when the best price was at a Kroger store. The pharmacist said we don't take these. I said, "Oh, yes you do!" I have already called your corporate store asking if all of their stores take the coupons. They said yes and contact them immediately if they don't. After telling the pharmacist he relented and filled the script for the price on the coupon. The reason some of the pharmacies will say they don't take them is to avoid losing money. Each pharmacy is responsible for coupons of all types.
Now this is most important: I know time is tight as well as money. I am retired and have the time....but not the money when prescriptions can cost hundreds more from one store to the other. I talked with the Store Manager where the pharmacy is located. I told him for every 10 people they decline 9 will just give up. If I was working full time I wouldn't have had the time. I asked the store manger could he help me and all of the other people that come here for the first time? He said yes! I said, "Great I won't have to call Kroger corporate when I get home". I know a lot of people that can't afford their medication. GoodRx has saved them! The best way to save yourself time call ahead and ask if they take Goodrx coupon that YOU JUST PRINTED? 95% of the time they will say yes if the code goes through their computer. I'm lucky as I live in Seattle and was challenged only once in 3 years and the store manager begged me not to call corporate. That was taken care of right there. I will go with friends or family that will be using GoodRx for the first time and no problems as I took the time to get through the fine print. I can not speak for the other reviews. Just mine. . When I called 3 years ago they said they did have contracts or they couldn't quote the prices or the available stores!
Bottom line: Print your coupon then call the pharmacy. If you have to just say you have a computer code on the coupon with their pharmacy listed as well as the price. Gee, looking at this review shows I really do have a lot of extra time. Why do I do this? Senior citizens are getting ripped off so often they give up as they can't afford the high price of drugs. It is my passion to help and not charge anyone! I only get them what they are promised. Thank you for your time and patience. These are only my thoughts and I stand to be corrected from anyone anywhere. Good Luck to all! Doug J. Seattle. WA
P.S. I never threaten or talk in a loud voice when advocating. My information does it for me.
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