GoodRx vs RxSaver

Which pharmacy discount card can save you the most money?

The Winner: RxSaver

RxSaver is one of the newest pharmacy discount cards available, and it’s one of the better options out there. RetailMeNot acquired LowestMed back in 2018 and rebranded it as RxSaver. Consistent pricing is a common complaint among pharmacy discount cardholders, but RxSaver has the same low price available at several pharmacies. What’s more? RxSaver had lower prices than GoodRx 7 times out of 10—sometimes with just a cent difference.

 

RxSaver

GoodRx

Cost

Free

GoodRx Gold requires a monthly membership fee

Savings

Up to 80%

Up to 80%; Up to 90% for GoodRx Gold members

In-network pharmacies

?

70,000

Privacy

No registration required

No registration required unless you want to subscribe to GoodRx Gold

App availability

iOS and Android

iOS and Android

BBB Rating

A+

A+

Facebook Rating

4.5 out of 5

4.5 out of 5

As you can see from the comparison chart above, RetailMeNot’s RxSaver and GoodRx are highly competitive. Both provide free discounts to all pharmacy customers regardless of their insurance or income level. With either card, customers can save up to 80% on their prescription drugs at over thousands of pharmacies. However, it’s not clear how many pharmacies RxSaver partners with.

You don’t even have to sign up to access coupons from GoodRx or RxSaver. Both offer a free app to iOS and Android users, making pharmacy discounts convenient for any smartphone user. 

You’re probably wondering: Are these cards legitimate? The answer is yes. GoodRx and RxSaver are accredited businesses and they’ve both aced the BBB’s test in terms of ratings.

So, how do they compare? GoodRx is probably the better-known brand given RxSaver’s recent acquisition. It certainly has more reviews than RxSaver, however, the customer ratings are neck and neck at 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The key factor in comparing pharmacy discount cards like RxSaver and GoodRx is the amount of money you’ll save on prescriptions. Despite its “newness”, RxSaver beat GoodRx prices 70% of the time. Plus, the same low price on RxSaver is available at multiple pharmacies. Prednisone, for example, is just $2 with a RxSaver coupon at nine pharmacies while the same prescription costs $4.83 with GoodRx at just one pharmacy.

Medication Name

RxSaver

GoodRx

Adderall

$31.07 for 60, 30 mg tablets at Kroger Pharmacy and Walmart

$25.14 for 60, 30 mg tablets at Costco

Sildenafil (generic Viagra)

$9.99 for 30, 20 mg tablets at Meijer, Sam’s Club, and Costco

$10.41 for 30, 20 mg tablets at Kroger Pharmacy

Ibuprofen

$4.59 for 30, 800 mg tablets at Meijer, Sam’s Club, and Costco

$5.98 for 30, 800 mg tablets at Kroger Pharmacy

Norco

$13.35 for 60, 5 mg/325 mg tablets at Meijer and Costco

$14.60 for 60, 5 mg/325 mg tablets at Costco

Albuterol sulfate HFA

$27.81 for 1, 8.5 g of 90 mcg inhaler at CVS and Target

$26.50 for 1, 8.5 g of 90 mcg inhaler at CVS

Percocet

$12.49 for 60, 5 mg/325 mg tablets at Meijer and Costco

$14.89 for 60, 5 mg/325 mg tablets at Costco

Tramadol

$6.27 for 60, 50 mg tablets at Meijer and Costco

$7.55 for 60, 50 mg tablets at Meijer and Costco

Xarelto

$471.95 for 30, 20 mg tablets at Meijer

$471.94 for 30, 20 mg tablets at Giant Eagle Pharmacy

Prednisone

$2.00 for 10, 20 mg tablets at  Kroger, CVS, Walgreens, Meijer, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, Target, and Giant Eagle Pharmacy

$4.83 for 10, 20 mg tablets at Walgreens

Singulair

$4.08 for 30, 10 mg tablets at Meijer, Sam’s Club, Costco, and Giant Eagle Pharmacy

$10.58 for 30, 10 mg tablets at Meijer

Note: This is a limited and random sample of only 10 drugs out of thousands in GoodRx and RxSaver databases. To find the best price for your medication, you’ll want to use both apps to compare discounts. Drug prices are affected by dosage, generic/brand status, pharmacy, and even location.