Discount Drug Network Program


How do free prescription discount cards work?

How do free prescription discount cards work? When people join together to purchase in large quantities, everyone saves! Discount Drug Network, provider of the Prescription Discount Card, covers millions of people and leverages the power of group purchasing to negotiate these discounts on behalf of our members. Just call or go online for help looking up drug pricing at your local pharmacy. The drug pricing tool on our website is incredibly easy to use and helps you price compare the prescription you need at all local participating pharmacies.

Who pays for this?

The pharmacies! The pharmacies agree to let our members get discount pricing (just like they do already for insurance customers) because they want our business! They not only give our members fantastic discounts, but they also pay us a small transaction fee each time we process a prescription through our network. This allows us to continue to operate, grow, and save our members money! For the first time, the individual consumer gets access to pricing typically reserved for the largest insurance companies. You can print and cutout the coupon below:

Send My Card in the Mail | Search for Drug Prices

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Whom should I contact if I have a problem using my Prescription Discount Card?

A: Customer support phone numbers are located on your card and displayed at the top of this website. Call the pharmacy help line or the Discount Drug Network Customer Support numbers IMMEDIATELY if you have any troubles using your card. We’re happy to help support you!

Q: What prescription drugs work with the FREE Prescription Discount Card?

A: All FDA approved Brand-Name and Generic Prescription Medications are covered by Discount Drug Network’s Prescription Discount Card. Because we use group buying power to negotiate the best discounts for anyone to use, all FDA-approved prescription drugs work with the FREE Prescription Discount Card. Remember, however, that if you have insurance your insurance price or co-pay amount may be better than the best discounts we could negotiate. Discount Drug Network finds that our negotiated pricing is often best on generic drugs as opposed to brand name drugs, because there is less leverage to negotiate discounts. That being said, if you don’t have insurance, utilize high-deductible insurance, don’t have a prescription drug benefit, or simply need a prescription that isn’t covered by your insurance company’s prescription drug “formulary”, then you’ll find the discounted pricing through the FREE Prescription Discount Card is very competitive and should save you money. Do you still have questions? Would you like help researching pricing for your specific drug? Call our team of prescription pricing experts to ask for help!

Q: Can this card help me find pricing for a generic equivalent to my prescription drug?

A: Because the FREE Prescription Discount Card helps you get the best negotiated pharmacy pricing for all FDA-approved prescription drugs, looking up pricing for the generic equivalent for your brand-name prescription is a really great idea! Discount Drug Network makes this easy two different ways. First, if you use our drug pricing tool on our website (link here) you will notice that in Step 4, when it shows the pricing for your drug at a local pharmacy, it will also display on the right-hand side “Lower Cost Drug Alternatives / Generic Equivalents”. This is a great time and money saver, so please make sure you use it! As a second option, just call our customer support number and ask for help. Our personal prescription shoppers will be happy to help you!

Please note that some drugs may not have a generic alternative. You also may need to contact your physician to write a different prescription for the less costly medication.

Q: Can I use the Prescription Discount Card for drugs that are excluded by my insurance company?

A: It’s very common for some brands and classes of prescription drugs to be excluded from your insurance company’s drug “formulary”. As a Discount Drug Network Prescription Discount Card holder, you can use our card to save on any FDA-approved drug. All drugs are eligible for the best discounts we could negotiate on your behalf with each pharmacy.

It’s important to note that even if a drug IS covered by your insurance company, you should use our card to compare the pricing. It’s not uncommon for a drug to be less expensive with the Prescription Discount Card than an insurance price or co-pay – especially for generic medications. Just remember to ask the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to check for your prescription drug price using both your insurance and the FREE Prescription Discount Card – then use whichever gives you the lower price!

Also – keep in mind that prescription drug pricing may vary substantially at different pharmacies for the exact same drug. To make sure you save the most money, check for pricing using our online drug pricing tool. Just enter your drug name, your dosage information, and your zip code. It will show you results for drug pricing at every pharmacy near you!

Q: Is privacy information protected with the Prescription Discount Card?

A: At Discount Drug Network, we take patient privacy very seriously. Your privacy information is always protected with the Prescription Discount Card, which is fully compliant with HIPAA regulations. “HIPAA” stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/). HIPAA protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information, sets national standards for the security of electronic protected health information, and sets standards for how identifiable information is used to analyze patient safety events and improve patient safety.

Discount Drug Network will never see your name, contact info, or any other identifiable information unless you choose to share that information with us for customer support purposes or to join our email newsletter list. If you do choose to share your personal information, we never sell that information to anyone. We simply use it to keep you up to date on any important industry news, tips for saving more money using our card, and ways to save on other healthcare products and services.

Q: Are there any enrollment restrictions with the Prescription Discount Card?

A: Anyone and everyone can participate and benefit from the the FREE Prescription Discount Card. There are no enrollment restrictions with the Prescription Discount Card. The card is free, universally available, and never expires. You can use the card an unlimited number of times for any FDA-approved prescription medication. Discount Drug Network makes this card universally available and completely free because, when people join together to purchase in large quantities, everyone saves! Discount Drug Network covers millions of people within our network and so we are able to leverage the power of group purchasing to negotiate these discounts on behalf of our members. Just call or go online for help looking up drug pricing at your local pharmacy. The pricing tool on our website is incredibly easy to use and helps you price compare the prescription you need at all local participating pharmacies.

Q: Where can i find discounted prescription drug prices online?

A: Click this link to find drug prices online. Discount Drug Network’s FREE Prescription Discount Card is a great way to find discounted prescription drug prices online! When people join together to purchase in large quantities, everyone saves! Discount Drug Network, provider of the Prescription Discount Card, covers millions of people and leverages the power of group purchasing to negotiate these discounts on behalf of our members. Just call or go online for help looking up drug pricing at your local pharmacy. The pricing tool on our website is incredibly easy to use and helps you price compare the prescription you need at all local participating pharmacies.

All FDA approved Brand-Name and Generic Prescription Medications are covered by Discount Drug Network’s Prescription Discount Card. If you have insurance, your insurance price or co-pay amount may be better than the best discounts we could negotiate, but you should still check to compare. Discount Drug Network finds that our negotiated pricing is often best on generic drugs as opposed to brand name drugs, because there is less leverage to negotiate discounts. That being said, if you don’t have insurance, you utilize high-deductible insurance, you don’t have a prescription drug benefit, or you simply need a prescription that isn’t covered by your insurance company’s prescription drug “formulary”, then you’ll find the discounted pricing through the FREE Prescription Discount Card is very competitive and should save you money.

Just remember to ask the pharmacist or pharmacy technician to check for your prescription drug price using both your insurance and the FREE Prescription Discount Card – then use whichever gives you the lower price!

Also – keep in mind that prescription drug pricing may vary substantially at different pharmacies for the exact same drug. To make sure you save the most money, check for pricing using our online drug pricing tool. Just enter your drug name, your dosage information, and your zip code. It will show you results for drug pricing at every pharmacy near you!

Q: Does my Doctor need to know about the Prescription Discount Card?

A: If you’re wondering whether your doctor needs to know about the prescription discount card when he or she writes your prescription, rest assured this isn’t necessary. Your doctor will write your prescription like always, but when you bring your prescription to the pharmacy, be sure to present your card to the pharmacist or pharmacy technician. If you don’t have insurance, they will use the Group # and BIN # on your card to look up your prescription pricing. If you do have insurance, just instruct them to run the Prescription Discount Card through their system like “secondary insurance”. This allows them to check pricing for your prescription using both your insurance card AND the Prescription Discount Card. You can then use whichever card gives you the lower price for the drug.
That being said, you may be surprised to know that many doctors are aware of and fully endorse the Prescription Discount Card. They know it helps their patients save money while following their medical advice.
Remember, if you have any trouble at all using your FREE Prescription Discount Card, just call us or go online for support. Our personal prescription price shoppers are standing by ready to help you save money!

Q: Which pharmacies accept the Prescription Discount Card?

A: Which pharmacies accept the Prescription Discount Card? Discount Drug Network has discounted prescription drug pricing agreements with over 65,000 pharmacies throughout the U.S. We have agreements with nearly all national and regional pharmacy chains and most independent pharmacies.

All pharmacies have been given equal opportunity to participate in our network. Because of the large size of our membership, they are happy to exchange a discount on a prescription drug for the increased traffic through their stores. It’s good business for them and good for you!

Some pharmacies have refused, however, to participate. If your pharmacy does not participate, call us or go online to search for local pharmacies that do. You will find that nearly all of your local pharmacies currently participate. Don’t let pharmacy loyalty cost you money! Be sure to shop around and use our online drug pricing tool to get the lowest price.

Sometimes a pharmacist or pharmacy technician mistakenly thinks that they do not accept our Prescription Discount Card. They might confuse us with a different discount drug card program or might simply not know what a Prescription Discount Card is. That is why it’s so important to use the pharmacy help phone number listed on your card right away!

Q: What do I do if my pharmacist says that the Prescription Discount Card won’t save any money?

A: My pharmacist says that the Prescription Discount Card won’t save any money – what should i do?

From time to time, pharmacists or pharmacy technicians confuse the Prescription Discount Card with other less-credible discount programs or drug coupons. Your Pharmacist will not know what the savings will be until the prescription is sent for pricing via the Pharmacist’s computer. To do this, he or she will need the Rx Group # and Rx BIN # on your card.

You can always check the pricing yourself by going on our website and checking our online drug pricing tool or by calling our customer service number and asking one of our personal prescription price shoppers for help. If your pharmacist isn’t honoring the listed price, then call us right away to intervene on your behalf. Check out this recent blog post for a specific example of a Discount Drug Network cardholder who had trouble using her Prescription Discount Card, and how Discount Drug Network’s customer support team helped her get the savings she deserved by finding another participating pharmacy nearby!

Discount Drug Network works very hard to constantly negotiate the best prices for our members and, as a Prescription Discount Card holder, you are entitled to your benefit. If your Pharmacist does not want to comply with the program, you should consider going to a pharmacy that honors the card. Participating pharmacies can be found using our “Pharmacy Locator” tool.

Don’t forget – ask your pharmacist to save the Group and Bin #’s from the Prescription Discount Card in his computer so that it’s stored for convenient use on your next visit.