If you take prescription medication in America, it can mean paying hundreds or thousands of dollars per year to stay on top of those prescriptions. And unfortunately, this simply isn’t sustainable for most people. However, there are ways to get discounted prescriptions.
We’ve curated this list so you know how to get the prescriptions you need at an affordable price. If you know of any discounts missing from this list, please let us know by submitting a comment.
While we do our best to verify each of these discounts, some may vary by location. Always be sure to ask about discounts before you get your prescriptions filled to avoid financial surprises.
AARP: Use the AARP Prescription Discount Card (through OptumRx) to save an average of 61% on FDA-approved generic, brand name, or specialty drugs your current plan doesn’t cover. (Must be an AARP member to qualify.)
Costco: Costco members can save up to 80% on prescriptions with the Costco Member Prescription Program
CVS Pharmacy: Receive “ExtraBucks” Rewards when you sign up for the CVS ExtraCare program. Includes personalized coupons, up to 2% back from everyday purchases, and $5 ExtraBucks Rewards when you fill 10 prescriptions.
Kmart: Subscribe to the Prescription Savings Club for $15 per household per year and receive discounted coverage for certain generic drugs (starting at $5/30-day supply and $10/90-day supply). Also receive 25% off vaccinations and 10% coverage on pet prescriptions.
Narcup: Save up to 50% on FDA-approved drugs at a network of pharmacies that includes CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Target, Safeway, Kmart, and 18,000 independent pharmacies.
Rite Aid: Join the Rite Aid Rx Savings Program to save 20% on both brand name and generic prescription drugs and receive extra discounts at Rite Aid with your Rx Savings Card.
Target: Target pharmacies became CVS pharmacies in 2015; see above for CVS rewards.
Walgreens: Join Walgreens Prescription Savings Club ($20/individual/year or $35/family/year) to receive discounts off the cash price of both brand-name and generic medications, 10% savings on Walgreens Healthcare Clinic and Walgreens brand products, and 5-20% off immunizations
Walmart: Walmart Pharmacies carry generic, brand name, and pet medications at a low cost. You can even get $4 refills on some medications, so check their site to see if you can save.