It’s an indisputable fact that the price of prescriptions has gone up over the past few years. For many Americans, this may mean you and your loved ones are finding it hard to afford necessary medication. Luckily, there are ways to get discounted prescriptions. This includes discounts for people who are covered under Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans offering prescription coverage!
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.
How to get discounts:
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.
There are also apps that help you save. If you have a smartphone, check out these apps!
Easy Drug Card: If you don’t have insurance, or if insurance doesn’t cover your medication, Easy Drug Card may be able to help. It can also help cover the cost of pet medication, too.
FamilyWize: FamilyWize may help you get discounts at most major pharmacies. Just download or print the discount card and take it with you next time you head to the pharmacy. The pharmacist will take it from there. Plus, it doesn’t matter whether you have insurance or not!
GoodRX: It might sound silly, but comparison shopping is just as important with medication as it is with cars or insurance. GoodRX is an app that helps with that. Just download the app, enter the medication you need, and GoodRX will list prices at local pharmacies. Plus, you can save even more with coupons.
ScriptSave WellRX: Like GoodRX, ScriptSave WellRX helps you find the best prices on medication at local pharmacies. You can also download the savings card to save up to 80% on prescriptions.