ScriptSave WellRx vs SingleCare

ScriptSave is a veteran in the pharmacy discount game, but can it compete with SingleCare?

The Winner: SingleCare

ScriptSave’s WellRx and SingleCare are similar pharmacy discount cards. Like most cards, both are free for anyone in the U.S. to use to save up to 80% on prescriptions. On paper, WellRx and SingleCare are nearly neck and neck. However, we found that the SingleCare pharmacy discount card is easier to use (even without signing up) and it had lower prices than WellRx most of the time.

 

 

SingleCare

WellRx

Cost

Free

Free

Savings

Up to 80%

Up to 80%

In-network pharmacies

35,000

65,000

Privacy

No registration required

Registration is required to access several features

App availability

iOS and Android

iOS and Android

Design

Sleek and simple

Somewhat outdated with lots of stock photography

Usability

Easy to use

Limited features for users who are not signed in

BBB Rating

A+

A+

TrustScore

4.2 out of 5

4.8 out of 5

Availability and Cost

The SingleCare and WellRx pharmacy discount cards are both free for anyone to use. They aren’t limited to a dollar amount or timeframe, like most manufacturer coupons, and you don’t have to meet any eligibility criteria, like patient assistance programs.

Savings

Savings is a key factor to consider when comparing pharmacy discount services. The whole point of WellRx, SingleCare, and other pharmacy discount cards is to save the most money possible on prescription drugs. We chose 10 drugs at random and compared the prices on WellRx vs SingleCare. As you’ll see in the summary below, SingleCare offered the best discounts on the most medications compared to WellRx.

Medication Name

SingleCare

WellRx

Vyvanse

$312.34 for 30, 70 mg capsules at Walmart

$322.98 for 30, 70 mg capsules at Costco

Bystolic

$149.37 for 30, 10 mg tablets at Walgreens

$155.33 for 30, 10 mg tablets at Costco

Viagra

$116.99 for 10, 100 mg tablets at Osco Pharmacy

$743.33 for 10, 100 mg tablets at Costco

Buspirone

$4.00 for 60, 10 mg tablets at Walmart

$4.00 for 60, 10 mg tablets at Walmart

EpiPen

$250.33 for 2 auto-injectors at Walmart

$183.33 for 2 auto-injectors at Walgreens

Spiriva Handihaler

$436.96 for 30 units at Walgreens

$458.40 for 30 units at Costco

Belviq

$286.81 for 60, 10 mg tablets at Walgreens

$303.66 for 60, 10 mg tablets at Costco

Suboxone

$60.85 for 14, 8-2 mg sublingual film at CVS

$130.50 for 14, 8-2 mg sublingual film at Meijer Pharmacy

Synthroid

$4.00 for 30, 50 mcg tablets at Walmart

$4.00 for 30, 50 mcg tablets at Walmart

Hydrochlorothiazide

$4.00 for 30, 25 mg tablets at Walmart

$3.43 for 30, 25 mg tablets at at CVS

It’s important to call out that this is a small dataset. Prices on both sites will be affected by your particular prescription (generic vs. brand name, quantity, and strength) and where you fill your prescriptions. You’ll find that SingleCare has better savings by far on many drugs, like Viagra ($630 difference!), and competitive prices with WellRx on other medications, like Synthroid ($4 at Walmart with either coupon). Overall though, SingleCare had the lowest prices most of the time.

In-Network Pharmacies

SingleCare and WellRx pharmacy discount cards can be used at most of the chain pharmacies (like Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid) and many regional retailers (such as Albertsons and Safeway). WellRx has a bigger network of pharmacy partners than SingleCare. However, many pharmacies in WellRx’s network are local drugstores that aren’t relevant to most locations. To make sure that you get the most accurate pricing, enter your zip code on each website (or app) and compare prices at your pharmacy of choice.

Privacy

Health information is sensitive and should be confidential. That’s why it could be scary in this digital age to use a health-related website or app. However, SingleCare and WellRx don’t ask for or require any personal data. You don’t even have to register as a user to access WellRx or SingleCare discounts. You can text, email, save, or print coupons without submitting any personal information at all.

One caveat to this is the WellRx website and app. You can still use it without signing up, but many of the features are restricted from users who aren’t logged in. To get the most out of WellRx, you’ll probably have to enter some personal details.

On the other hand, the entire SingleCare app and website are accessible to all users whether they’re registered or not.

App Availability, Design, and Usability

The SingleCare app and WellRx app are both available for iOS and Android users. You can download either app for free. They share a similar purpose in that you use a search bar to look up prescriptions and access coupons. 

The look and feel of these apps though is quite different. SingleCare (a newer app) is more modern with a simple, contemporary design. WellRx is a bit crowded with additional features (most of which are locked unless you’re signed in) and outdated stock photography.

If you’re willing to share some personal details and log into the WellRx app, you’ll find more features than the SingleCare app including a barcode scanner for grocery items that you can add to a food index. WellRx provides a health score (1-100) for different foods so you can stay on track toward your weight goals.

You’ll also have to be signed into the WellRx app in order to save prescriptions to your Medicine Chest, which can be helpful for quickly accessing drug coupons for recurring prescriptions every time you pick up a refill. This feature (under Saved Prescriptions in the SingleCare app) is available to all users on SingleCare. In fact, the SingleCare app doesn’t even have a login feature at all.

Overall, the SingleCare app is simpler and more user-friendly than the WellRx app.

Reviews

SingleCare and ScriptSave WellRx have the same rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB): an A+. Both are also BBB-accredited businesses. 

ScriptSave has been in business 20 years longer than SingleCare, so it’s had some more time to earn credit among customers. That could be why WellRx has slightly higher customer ratings than SingleCare. 

74% of SingleCare reviews are 5 stars on Trustpilot whereas 89% of WellRx reviews are 5 stars. However, this could be skewed some as SingleCare has nearly 800 customer reviews on Trustpilot and WellRx has less than 300.

Perhaps a more accurate comparison is the TrustScore for these pharmacy discount cards, which accounts for the number, age, and star rating of customer reviews on Trustpilot. SingleCare has a TrustScore of 4.2 out of 5; WellRx has a 4.8 out of 5.

Still unsure? Here are some customer reviews from around the internet:

WellRx Reviews

“I have used ScriptSave in the past, as well as other programs found on the web. ScriptSave is frequently, though not always, the cheapest option. I find it quick, easy, and seamless at the pharmacies. Do your own comparisons and see if they are the best choice for your specific medications. What’s not to like here?” RLA on February 8, 2020 on BBB.

“Prescription went from $99 to less than $20 per month. Currently looking at other prescriptions we are using. Great savings.” James on February 23, 2020 on Trustpilot.

“I signed up on their website in 5 minutes and it saved me $209 on my medication that I get monthly! Highly recommend!” Jenel on November 5, 2019 on Facebook.

SingleCare Reviews

“I am very satisfied. I saved $137 on my prescription. It was so easy. I had the card on my phone and the pharmacy just copied it. Will use it again.” Carolyn on February 19, 2020 on BBB.

“SingleCare makes a difference! I’m pleased with the pharmacy medication discounts offered through SingleCare. I live on a tight monthly budget and the savings make a huge difference in my ability to buy medications as I need them. Thank you SingleCare!” Dan on March 5, 2020 on Trustpilot.

“Often times in comparison to other discount cards, SingleCare is the cheapest by FAR! Super useful for when an Rx isn’t covered by an insurance plan and the manufacturer card isn’t enough to help the patient. An excellent option and tool to have for patient care!” Adam on January 27, 2020 on Facebook.