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Find the lowest prices for your prescription medicines

Find the lowest prices for your prescription medicines
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You know that feeling of dread every time you walk into the pharmacy? You never know how much money you're about to spend on the medicines you need.

You can't help but wonder if there's another pharmacy with better prices. What if the prescription you're paying $100 for at your pharmacy is just $20 at another one a few blocks away? Those price disparities happen all the time.

If you don't have insurance, you'll definitely want to pinpoint the best prices out there. But, even if you do have insurance with a discounted co-pay, like $30, you still might find a lower price at a different pharmacy.

That's why you'll want to check out the free app called GoodRX for Android and Apple that helps you find the best prices on your medications. In fact, you can save up to 80 percent on your prescriptions, even with insurance.

Just put in your city, then the name of the medication you're looking for and, in just a few seconds, you can see how much it costs in nearby stores.

You can check the prices for one medication, or find the pharmacy where you'll save the most money for all of your prescriptions. Just input the medicines you take, and GoodRX will show you which pharmacy has the best price for your total purchase.

Plus, GoodRX also offers coupons on some medications. To enjoy those savings, you don't need to clip or print anything out. Find the coupon on the GoodRX app, then show it to your pharmacist.

You can also set up reminders on GoodRX so that it alerts you when it's time for a prescription to be refilled. You can also set up discounted price alerts for the medications you use all the time. So, the next time you're about to head to the pharmacy, make sure you price shop first before you leave your house.

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