GoodRx vs. RxSaver Price Comparison: Which Is Best?

Prescription medication and money

GoodRx and RxSaver by RetailMeNot are two free tools that claim to save you up to 80% on your prescription drugs, but is one better than the other?

Both of these services help you compare drug prices at pharmacies in your area and offer free coupons that will lower your out-of-pocket costs.

GoodRx vs. RxSaver by RetailMeNot Price Comparison

GoodRx and RxSaver are discount programs, not health insurance. But even if you have insurance, you should check these apps to see if the prices are lower than your co-pay. You can always ask the pharmacist to use GoodRx or RxSaver instead of insurance.

For this article, I looked up the top 50 prescription drugs from and conducted a comparison using GoodRx and RxSaver to see if there was a difference in the medication prices. The results surprised me.

From my research of the top 50 drugs, RxSaver by RetailMeNot found the lowest price 36 times, GoodRx was cheapest 13 times and there was one tie. In a few cases, the price difference was only pennies. However, I recorded a spread of several dollars or more for some of the drugs that I compared.

All of the prices reflected in the chart below were observed on November 28, 2019. I selected my Miami Beach zip code as the home location. The same dosage and count were used for an apples-to-apples comparison.

Take a look at the results:

GoodRx vs. RxSaver by RetailMeNot Prescription Drug Prices

Prescription Drug Name GoodRx Price RxSaver by RetailMeNot Price
50 mcg, 90 count
20 mg, 90 count
Atorvastatin (generic Lipitor)
40 mg, 30 count
500 mg, 60 count
$3.91 $3.50
Amlodipine Besylate
10 mg, 30 count
$6.29 $3.24
25 mg, 60 count
Omeprazole (generic Prilosec)
40 mg, 30 count
20 mg, 90 count
$7.50 $8.82
Losartan Potassium
50 mg, 30 count
3 ml of 2.5 mg, 25 count
300 mg, 90 count
$13.01 $7.78
25 mg, 90 count
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate
10 mg/325 mg, 120 count
Sertraline Hydrochloride
100 mg, 30 count
20 mg, 30 count
50 mcg, 1 count
$12.19 $8.62
Acetaminophen Codeine
300 mg/ 30 mg, 20 count
500 mg, 21 count
Alprazolam (generic Xanax)
0.5 mg, 30 count
$7.57 $3.64
25 mg, 30 count
20 mg, 30 count
Insulin Glargine (Lantus)
100/ml, 1 count
Montelukast (generic Singulair)
10 mg, 30 count
Trazodone Hydrochloride
50 mg, 30 count
Pantoprazole Sodium
40 mg, 30 count
Escitalopram Oxalate (generic Lexapro)
10 mg, 30 count
Pravastatin Sodium
40 mg, 30 count
Bupropion (generic Wellbutrin XL)
150 mg, 30 count
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride (generic Prozac)
20 mg, 30 count
$3.96 $3.48
25 mg, 60 count
20 mg, 10 count
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (Flomax)
0.4 mg, 30 count
$7.50 $5.13
Potassium Chloride ER
20 mEq, 30 count
Clopidogrel Bisulfate (generic Plavix)
75 mg, 30 count
$7.50 $4.16
800 mg, 30 count
15 mg, 30 count
Rosuvastatin Calcium (generic Crestor)
20 mg, 90 count
$15.27 $18.32
Tramadol Hydrochloride (generic Ultram)
50 mg, 60 count
Zolpidem Tartrate ER (generic Ambien CR)
12.5 mg, 30 count
5 mg, 30 count
Clonazepam (generic Klonopin)
0.5 mg, 30 count
Propranolol Hydrochloride ER (generic Inderal LA)
60 mg, 30 count
10 mg, 60 count
10 mg, 60 count
10 mg, 30 count
Methylphenidate (generic Ritalin)
20 mg, 60 count
60 mg, 30 count
250 mg, 6 count
Ranitidine (generic Zantac)
150 mg, 60 count
$7.50 $7.51
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride (generic Effexor)
75 mg, 30 count
$8.10 $6.82

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For several years, I’ve saved money using both GoodRx and RxSaver by RetailMeNot, formerly LowestMed. The results of this comparison surprised me because GoodRx has typically found the lowest prices from my personal experience.

Of course, your results may be different. The medications you take, dosage information and your location will all impact the price that you pay using the discounts that these services find.

That’s why I suggest that you take a few seconds to check the prices using both of the tools. If you don’t want to download the mobile apps, you can always use their websites: and Just make sure to set your zip code to receive accurate prices.

Here’s how GoodRx and RxSaver by RetailMeNot work:

  • Search for your prescriptions on their websites or apps
  • Compare prices at nearby pharmacies and get free coupons
  • Show the coupon to your pharmacist to get the discount
GoodRx on desktop
RxSaver on desktop

If you use the GoodRx or RxSaver mobile apps, simply show the coupon to your pharmacist from your phone. But if you use their websites, make sure to print the coupon before you go to the pharmacy.

RxSaver sample coupon

GoodRx and RxSaver have become very popular recently, so your pharmacist should be familiar with them by now. But in the unlikely event that the pharmacist rejects your free coupon, here are the customer support numbers to call:

Contact information

Finally, another reason I like GoodRx and RxSaver is because you don’t have to hand over personal information to get the prescription drug savings. That means you don’t have to provide your name, email address, phone number or Facebook login information to use them.

Just enter the name of your medication, dosage information and your location using these free tools to see if you can lower your prescription drug costs today!

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2 thoughts on “GoodRx vs. RxSaver Price Comparison: Which Is Best?”

  1. I use retail me not rd and have saved a lot of money. H[w often do these prices change? Yearly? Or should I be checking every time I refill?

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