Buying drugs is one of the less glamorous ways to spend money. That’s why we’re here to share some money-saving tips. For example, one way to lower the amount you pay is to talk to your doctor about sample packs.

You can even request free samples when you’re short on cash. It might not always work, but if you’re lucky you might walk away with a few pills and save hundreds of dollars. A more reliable way to save on prescriptions is to use our sponsor, GoodRx.

This free resource tells you where you can get the biggest drug discount. It brings together the current prices and the discounts you will find in nearby pharmacies. Sometimes you’ll find that a store charges you $100 for a prescription…while a place just down the street only charges $10!

How to use it

Unlike many online databases, GoodRx is very easy to navigate. Just go to the search bar and enter your location and medications. Then you will see all the pharmacies where you can get a good deal.

To help you understand how the website works, here is an example. As of November 21, Lipitor, used to treat high cholesterol, was the most popular prescription in the United States. This drug topped sales “for most of the previous decade”, GoodRx Reports.

When you want to search for sales near you, go to the main page and enter the drug in the search bar. When your result appears, click on it.

This takes you to a new page that asks you to set your location. Click on Set your location to enter your city and determine how much you need to spend.

You will then see a pop-up asking you to enter your city and state. Type it and press Set location. For this example, I entered Phoenix, Arizona.

Once you have clicked Set location, you will see different prices near you. For example, I could get this drug for as little as $6.51 at Safeway…but I would have to spend over $30.26 if I went to CVS Pharmacy.

Seeing prices displayed like this makes one thing clear. Drug prices are like real estate prices: it all depends location, location, location.

Once you find a price you like, tap Get Coupon. You will get some codes that you can print or text or email to yourself. The page will look like this:

When you go to the store to pick up your prescription, show your code to your pharmacist to benefit from reduced prices.

It’s so easy

Getting the care you need to stay healthy doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Everyone should be able to pay for their medication. That’s why you should check out GoodRx.

With GoodRx, you can instantly compare the prices of your prescription at all the pharmacies in your neighborhood and save up to 80%. GoodRx is free and easy to use. And often, your savings with GoodRx are better than just using your insurance or Medicare copay.

Plus, with GoodRx, you can find prescription discounts at over 70,000 pharmacies, including CVS, Kroger, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Vons, and Walmart.

Go to and start saving up to 80% on your prescriptions today!