September 20, 2010

Hello Savings!

Ok there was a while back when I posted about finding ways to save on your prescription costs.  First things first, call the drug manufacture and see if they have any coupons or discounts.  The other thing to do, if you have insurance, is check and see if you can order by mail.  In most cases you can get a 90 day supply for half the cost. 

Take for example my Coumadin.  I used to fill it at CVS for $10 for each dose.  So $20 a month.  But through CVS Caremark, provided through my husbands insurance, a 90 day supply of both only cost me $40.  Its not much but its like getting a month free.  And when you start adding more and more prescriptions, every dollar counts!  I also paid $20 for my Pantoprazole, saving $10.

Now here's the real kicker.  When I was prescribed Xifaxan, I took the script to CVS and almost had a heart attack when the total came out to over $350 for a one months supply.  That's when I started digging.  My transplant social worker advised me to call the manufacture and see about coupons, so I did!  They sent  three rebate coupons for $75 off.  And while it is a lot of savings, I just couldn't afford to pay that much every month.  So back to Caremark I went.  And this is what I got.

Yes you are seeing that right. A 90 day supply for only $80.  And all of a sudden that $75 rebate does magic.  Seriously What would have cost me over $1000, I got for how much.....$5 my friends.  I am beyond excited!  Just had to share this with you.  I'm also already looking at how I can cut my costs after my transplant. Because there will be a lot of them and many for the rest of my life. 
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1 comment :

  1. Those are awesome savings! I did a post once about how much I saved when I started getting my meds through the mail (90 day supply) versus picking up at the pharmacy (30 day supply) and I was astonished as well! Savings are awesome!