We wanted to share a website/app that may save you a few dollars. We talk about this app in episode 2 of the Real Talk with Jay podcast during the Dollars and Cents segment. Dollars and Cents is a segment sponsored by The Wealth Culture.
Once you download the app to your phone or tablet, simply enter the name of one of your medications and your zip code. The app will then check multiple pharmacies in the area and find the cheapest price for the medication. Here is the part where the savings come in. Sometimes the app can find prices that are lower than your insurance copay. Which means you may be able to purchase the medication cheaper using this discount app than with using your insurance. In using the app we were surprised how much medication cost vary from pharmacy to pharmacy.
You may want to consider having your doctor give you a paper prescription so you can shop around instead of having them send it to a pharmacy electronically. This is a great way to find a few extra dollars in savings to repurpose towards paying of debt, building your emergency fund, set aside money for an investment, or save up for that dream vacation. Hope this helps. We are all in this together!