Did You Know That You Can Save 80% on Meds with an Amazon Prescription Card?

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No more overpriced medication by using an Amazon PrimeRx prescription card and the Amazon Pharmacy!

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With or without insurance, prescription medication can be extremely expensive. But did you about the Amazon Prime perk PrimeRx, the Amazon Prime prescription card? It’s more accessible than you’d think too, since this card is accepted by over 60,000 pharmacies.

And if you’re looking to shop from the comfort of home, Amazon Pharmacy is a game-changer!

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For starters, what is the Amazon PrimeRx card?

The PrimeRx card (also referred to as the Amazon prescription card) is essentially a savings card for most Prime members to get the best rates on their prescriptions for those who don’t have or aren’t using insurance. It cannot be combined with your typical insurance savings, but sometimes you’ll save up to 80% off!

It is automatically included for most Prime members and members of the Prime holder’s household at no additional cost by simply clicking the link and logging into your Amazon Prime account. Easy peasy! 🙌

Not an Amazon Prime member? Here’s how you can get a 30-day FREE trial, which will include access to your very own PrimeRx card! This is the best way for non-Prime members to see if the PrimeRx card is right for them.

Any savings offers are automatically applied at checkout when shopping at Amazon Pharmacy. Otherwise, you can present your digital PrimeRx card (or take a screenshot and print it if you prefer a physical copy) at other retail pharmacies in-person or by mail when filling a prescription.

If you’re unsure whether your pharmacy will accept your PrimeRx card, visit this site to view all participating pharmacies.

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When I first started checking out this awesome prescription savings perk from Amazon, I decided to research Sumatriptan, a mild medication I use for migraines. I normally use Walgreens Pharmacy with GoodRx, so I compared the prices to using Walgreens Pharmacy with PrimeRx.

  • Walgreens, no insurance, with GoodRx card: $60.69
  • Walgreens, no insurance, with PrimeRx card: $15.23

Yup — that’s a savings of $45.46 (almost 75%!) without my insurance, with the same dosage, at the same pharmacy location, but just switching to the PrimeRx card! 🤯

So in short, PrimeRx is similar to GoodRx, but can save you even more!

At GoodRx, you compare prices at different pharmacies, get free coupons, and show your pharmacy. When I did a search to find Sumatriptan for the cheapest price possible, I checked both GoodRx and PrimeRx only to find that Amazon was able to find the cheapest price I’ve ever seen!


goodrx prescription prices vs amazon prescription card primerx prices

 

Note: Amazon prescription cards are not insurance cards but are available for most Prime members and/or another adult in the same Prime household to use and will be active for the duration of your prime membership. Visit this site to see if you’re eligible.


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Sometimes this card will even save you more than your actual insurance, which is the main reason I’m making the switch! My Hip Sidekick Angela uses this card, and she had nothing but great things to say about it.

“After paying a fortune using my insurance at CVS Pharmacy, I started doing more research. I have now been using the Amazon Rx savings card to save BIG on some of my prescriptions! Like GoodRx, I just gave them the number from the PrimeRx Amazon prescription card and they took care of the rest. I always shop around to find the best deals on my medications and this really helps.

The prices for many medications are even better than what you pay with insurance. Almost all of my medications are insanely cheaper with PrimeRx, and now I’m sad I didn’t research this earlier.” – Angela


But wait, there’s more!

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You can also score low-cost prescriptions over at Amazon Pharmacy, the retailer’s virtual pharmacy counter.

I noticed shockingly low prices on prescriptions direct from Amazon Pharmacy as well, which deliver right to your door. I never tried this method because I prefer getting my medication immediately after they’re prescribed, but they have the same migraine medication I mentioned above for less than $3; I seriously am SHOCKED!

If you’re 18 years or older and don’t need your medication urgently quickly, this could be a great fit for you too! They allow you to set up a recurring schedule for delivery and offer 30-day, 90-day, and 6-month supplies, which reflect the quantity of your medication and how often you take it.

You have the option pay for your medications through your insurance (which could cover your prescription in full) or pay a low price with savings through Amazon Prime.

I’m really only scratching the surface here on all the potential savings, so for more information as it pertains to your eligibility and specific prescriptions, check out the Amazon Pharmacy website here.


Even if you don’t use Amazon Pharmacy, you don’t want to miss this easy opportunity to save!

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I know that uprooting your regular pharmacy and medication pick-up routine can feel daunting, but it’s really SO simple to implement the PrimeRx card into your existing regime, which is why I recommend everyone start there if you want to save on your medications!

Simply show the card on your cell phone when picking up your next prescription, and enjoy those savings while staying healthy. 🤩 I know I will!


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Kaitlyn has a Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University with 2 years of writing experience for LinkedIn, Celeb Magazine, and other various publications.


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Comments 9

  1. Rachael

    Am I the only one who didn’t know about this?????

  2. TheQueenBee

    Never heard of this. I’m going to have to look into this and share this with my friends. Thank you so much!

  3. Ruth

    FYI – the Costco price is the same whether you use the card or not – the Costco computers in the Pharmacy are setup in such a way to search for every discount code possible – I take a bunch of very expensive drugs and hands down, the Costco price is always the cheapest. The worst and most expensive pharmacies are CVS and Walgreens – their prices (with all the discount cards) is sometimes more than twenty times the price I pay at Costco. If your health plan requires you to pay a percentage of the cost of your prescriptions, never go to CVS or Walgreens. Also, if you are concerned about your privacy, you might want to read the T&C and privacy policy of Amazon PrimeRx.

    • Elle

      I’ve had the opposite experience. My son’s Epipen costs 3x as much at Costco, it’s a much better deal at Walgreens.

      • Sara

        Same here, Costco was much higher than Kroger every time I check GoodRx prices for my son’s medication.

      • Clara

        How much is the cost for the Epipen en Walgreens?

  4. Luna

    my med is not on this 😞

  5. Pat

    I use GoodRx all the time and Costco never has the lowest price. It’s usually HyVee, Bakers, sometimes Walgreens, it switches around every time I do a refill. I didn’t even know Amazon had a Pharmacy, might have to check this out. I don’t see where you can check to see if my meds are on the list though. Where is the list?

  6. Dawn1029

    Has anyone had any luck getting pet prescriptions through Amazon? My dog takes a human asthma med that I get from the local pharmacy and it’s way cheaper on Amazon. I called their customer service and they acted like I was nuts lol…I don’t think they understood that it’s the same medication just with a prescription written by a vet.

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