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What You Need to Know About Saving Money on Prescriptions

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If you have medications in your life that cost you an arm and a leg, prescription drug apps can help you comparison shop among nearby pharmacies for the best price.

But which app is best when it comes to saving the most money?

  • Blink Health
  • GoodRx
  • RxSaver
  • SingleCare
  • WellRx

GoodRx is perhaps the most well known of all the prescription drug apps. It’s accepted at 70,000 pharmacies nationwide — by far the largest network of participating pharmacies.

However, SingleCare has been gaining in popularity recently thanks to a lot of TV ads. With 35,000 participating pharmacies, its network is only half the size of GoodRx.

Unlike its two main competitors, RxSaver by RetailMeNot doesn’t give specifics about how large its pharmacy network is. It simply says it’s accepted at “thousands of pharmacies nationwide,” including CVS, Costco, Kroger, Walgreens and Walmart, among others.

Meanwhile, WellRx isn’t necessarily well known, but it has a large network of more than 65,000 participating pharmacies.


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Finally, Blink Health also advertises a network of 35,000 participating pharmacies nationwide.

However, Blink Health does pricing a bit differently than its competitors. They have a Home Delivery Price, an Everyday Low Price and a Blink Smart Deal Price.

RxSaver offered the cheapest price or tied for the cheapest price in 10 out of 15 instances.

An honorary mention goes to GoodRx. That’s because they alone identified free drug offers at nearby pharmacies.

Want to be able to find free drug offers on GoodRx, too? Be sure you only enter the drug name; don’t specify a particular dose or count.

If you only want to download one or two to try, start with RxSaver and GoodRx.

However, if there’s one particular medication that’s really eating up your budget each time you fill it, you can always check the price of that drug on each of the apps’ website before making the decision to download.

Meanwhile, if you want the absolute best price each time you get a prescription, remember to re-check prices when you refill the medication every 30 or 90 days. If you check every time you refill, you could find a better price at another pharmacy.

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