How to Save Money on Medicine
Posted on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 10:25 pm
Medicine is getting expensive these days, whether it is over the counter medicine or prescriptions. Most people grumble but pay whatever price they are told. However, you can save money on your current medicines. Here are some ways to save.
Look for coupons
Believe it or not, some prescription drug companies offer coupons that can be used on your prescriptions. The makers of Nasonex is one of them. (Click here for $15 off). https://www.nasonex.com.
There are also coupons for over the counter medicines as well. Just use your search engine and plug in the name of the medicine and the word “coupon” to find these offer, or check out the forums.
Look for online coupon codes and deals
In addition to coupons, you can find online coupon codes and deal, especially for use with over the counter medications. For example, Drugstore.com is offering $5 off of a $30 offer or $10 off a $50 offer through this link.
Use the Walmart $4 deal
Walmart offers a prescription program that features $4 prescriptions. They also offer some 90-supply medications at $10. Check out the list. If your medicine isn’t listed, your doctor may be willing to switch your brand to one that is on the list. You can learn more about the program here. http://www.walmart.com/cp/4-Prescriptions-Program/546834
Buy it pre-tax
Many employees offer a way to use pre-tax dollars to pay for medication. Basically, you designate a dollar amount that you will use for the year. That amount comes out of your pay before taxes. You are usually given a card that can be used just like a credit card to pay for your medication. The catch is that if you don’t use up all of the money by the end of the year you lose it. But it is easy to use up the money, especially when you consider that everything from over the counter pain killers to band aids are allowed to be purchased with the plan.