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Old 02-12-2019, 06:37 AM
 
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That doesn't make sense to me at all. I went to CVS as well and they knew I had insurance but went ahead and used the Goodrx coupon. I am not sure what costco's yearly fee is but I think like $60 so it would be well worth the savings to sign up there, even better than using Goodrx.

Also, I didn't pay a membership fee with GoodRx as some here did. Not sure what extra benefits they get.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:38 AM
 
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You can't use insurance AND the GoodRx coupon, though.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have not used GoodRX, but I use www.blinkhealth.com for two prescriptions. I compared the cost with goodrx, but Blink was cheaper.

Blink is totally free and operates outside of your insurance. Go there and cost compare. I get Celebrex which is not formulary on my drug plan, for $13. a month, and Boniva, for $12.
My husband still has to get a drug from Canada, since neither Blink nor goodrx does him any good.

How Blink works: sign up free. Order and pay for your drug online. Choose the participating pharmacy where you want to pick it up. Ask that pharmacy to transfer your prescription, or provide it with a written prescription. Go pick it up, or they have a home delivery option.

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Old 02-12-2019, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I just looked up a 90 day supply, $25.33 at Costco but I'm not a member so will they not fill it?

At most Costcos, you do not need to be a member to be able to purchase prescriptions.
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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My daughter ended up getting new insurance, her generic lunesta isn't covered so I looked on good RX. It's covered at CVS for $22 for 30 day supply. I decided to transfer my lunesta to CVS to use Good RX. CVS told me they refuse to fill it because I have insurance and am not allowed to use Good RX. Has anyone heard anything so ridiculous?
They should take Good RX. You just can not use both for the same prescription. One or the other. I have used Good RX at CVS for a one off prescription, and my insurance for the others. No problem.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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I take generic Lunesta, a 3 month script on my January's insurance would have cost $150 at Rite Aid so I only filled a month costing me $50.

My daughter ended up getting new insurance, her generic lunesta isn't covered so I looked on good RX. It's covered at CVS for $22 for 30 day supply. I decided to transfer my lunesta to CVS to use Good RX. CVS told me they refuse to fill it because I have insurance and am not allowed to use Good RX. Has anyone heard anything so ridiculous?

I just looked up a 90 day supply, $25.33 at Costco but I'm not a member so will they not fill it? Next place is Walmart $35.01 which to me is better then the $150 I was originally quoted at Rite Aid. Just hope Walmart won't tell me what CVS told me. I'm thinking of calling CVS to ask for a manager in case I need to use it there again. I should have done it when I filled my script but I didn't want to deal with it and it ended up being $30 at Rite Aid instead of $50 like last month. I'm going to start looking up all my meds so as not to eat up my insurance for my pain meds. I always max out in March.
GoodRx has an FAQ on this subject:

Short version is Yes you can, and call them if you are refused.

https://support.goodrx.com/hc/en-us/...e-or-medicare-
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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GoodRx has an FAQ on this subject:

Short version is Yes you can, and call them if you are refused.

https://support.goodrx.com/hc/en-us/...e-or-medicare-
I believe the confusion is when folks donít realize goodrx is apart from their insurance. Totally separate. Another reason to use one of the plans (I prefer Blink) if you are on Medicare, is the drug costs do not get you closer to the doughnut hole.
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Old 02-12-2019, 02:39 PM
 
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They should take Good RX. You just can not use both for the same prescription. One or the other. I have used Good RX at CVS for a one off prescription, and my insurance for the others. No problem.
I have done the same at Walmart when the GoodRX price was lower than the price with my insurance. The Walmart folks verified the price difference for me and were happy to bypass my insurance and sell me the med using the GoodRX coupon.


It is possible that the CVS person was confused about the policy or there was some other confusion regarding the either/or use of GoodRX/insurance.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:59 AM
 
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At most Costcos, you do not need to be a member to be able to purchase prescriptions.

Correct. Same goes for Sam's club pharmacy. There's some law that says you don't have to have a membership for the pharmacy (RX glasses not included).



I had to use Costco pharmacy for my mother's cancer med one time when it was on a national shortage, and Costco was the only place I could get it. They would not file on her Part D policy, so I had to pay cash. Probably could have submitted it myself for reimbursement but didn't bother.
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